Perfect for travel: Dermalogica PreCleanse Oil & Wipes

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While packing for my trip to NYC I realized that products from my usual cleansing routine take up too much space. Then I spotted this package from iFabbo with Dermalogica PreCleanse Oil and a pack of PreCleanse Wipes inside: both were compact enough to last me at least a week, which was just what I needed.

Dermalogica PreCleanse Oil, Dermalogica PreCleanse Wipes reviewFirst of all, I had no idea Dermalogica made cleansing wipes, or I would have been all over them! So far I’ve been really impressed with all of this brand’s products, and my expectations were set pretty high. Before I tucked them away into my luggage bag I had to make sure these wipes didn’t irritate my skin. My problem is that even wipes targeted for sensitive skin sometimes cause a burning sensation on my cheeks, which is a good indicator that I probably shouldn’t be using them. I swear, it’s like my skin keeps getting crazier as I age, did anybody else experience that? 

Dermalogica PreCleanse Oil, Dermalogica PreCleanse Wipes reviewDermalogica PreCleanse Wipes are made with soft biodegradable material and feel like I’m gliding a comfy vintage wash tshirt over my face. Maybe that doesn’t sound very glamorous, but it sure is soothing. Unfortunately, they didn’t pass the sensitivity test, because my cheeks started burning again, and I think the culprit might be either mint or lavender essential oils in the formula. My wipes didn’t seem wet enough, so I needed at least two to remove all makeup [and it wasn’t even waterproof], which can get kinda pricey considering a pack of these will set you back a whopping $18.

Dermalogica PreCleanse Oil, Dermalogica PreCleanse Wipes reviewDermalogica PreCleanse Oil contains some of the same ingredients, including lavender oil, but unlike the wipes, it didn’t cause problems for my skin. It melted off my makeup nearly instantly, and lifted up sunscreen and BB cream bits from my pores, so I immediately followed up with my usual foaming cleanser and a sonic brush system to finish up the job. After this double-cleansing my skin looked clean, radiant, and blackhead-free.

Overall, the PreCleanse line left me with mixed feelings: on one hand the wipes did not want to agree with my finicky skin, on the other hand the oil worked really well, but the ingredients are very similar. I think I prefer the oil among the two just because it seems to be gentler on the skin, and there’s no rubbing involved. Sensitivities aside, I think if PreCleanse Wipes were more saturated with cleansing solution, they would be a lot more popular.

Have you tried Dermalogica PreCleanse products? What is your favorite product for removing makeup?

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