Double cleansing is something I would certainly swear by as part of an evening routine. Working in Central London and also being a bit of a makeup addict means that I like to take a little extra care in the evening to make sure all that makeup and grime is off my face! These two offerings from Dermalogica are great options for those of you who love a beautiful and effective oil or balm.

Dermalogica Precleanse Balm

This is their newest offering – their new cleansing balm! This rich balm doesn’t feel an oily film on your skin after washing off, which some richer balms do. 

This one also includes a fab little cleansing mitt which has a double-sided design – one side has smaller, shorter bristles and the other has larger, thicker nodules to exfoliate the skin and do a deeper clean.

How to use

It is thick when coming out of the tube but melts in the heat of your hand. I like to massage this into the skin, then I add a touch of water which turns this into a milky substance, almost looking foamy, which I further massage into my skin and then either wash away with water or with my face cloth.

What does it contain?

This balm includes apricot Kernel Oil, fatty acids including Oleic Acid, Linoleic Acid, Palmitic Acid and Linolenic Acid, as well as Gamma Linoleic Acid (GLA), which tones, firms and enables the skin to maintain its moisture balance, along with other fabulous ingredients. It will gently liquefy sebum and oil-based debris from the skin’s surface, leaving you with cleansed skin that glows!

This balm is more suited for normal to dry skin types.

Dermalogica Precleanse Oil

This gorgeous oil feels lovely on the skin and will melt away any make-up and debris from your skin. It has a nice luxe smell to it and feels very rich, but it still lightweight. But make sure to keep it away from your eyes as it will sting!

What does it contain?

Nourishing Olive, Apricot and Kukui Nut oils and conditioning Rice Bran and Vitamin E oils.

How to use

I massage the oil into a dry face and then add a little water to transform it into a milky emulsion that lifts debris from the skin’s surface. Once washed away, my skin is clean and fresh! 

This oil is more suited to normal to oily skin types.  

Both of these products melt away any grime on your skin easily so you’re not having to scrub away at your skin to leave it clean. You can then follow with your usual cleanser afterwards to finish off the ‘double cleanse’. Both of these leave your skin feeling silky smooth and clean.

Buy the pre-cleanse oil from Dermalogica 

Buy the pre-cleanse balm from Beauty Flash

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