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Do you "pre-cleanse"?

In one of my Sample Society boxes I got a deluxe size sample of the dermalogica pre-cleaning oil and I'm not sure if I like it or not. I recently switched to the Ren Calm 3 Clay Cleanser (which is AWESOME), but it doesn't remove makeup well. I was using the Koh Gen Do spa water on a cotton pad to remove my face makeup but I was going through the bottle quickly & needed another option. 

I'm not a huge fan of face oils to begin with, Argan oil gave me a very bad reaction, so I was a little skeptical with the dermalogica. You apply it dry, then add a little water, massage & wash off. I felt like I couldn't wash it off, that the oil just sat on my face. Then I used the Ren Calm 3 with my clarisonic, rinsed & still felt the oil sitting on my face. I did end up using less of the Perricone Blue Plasma on my face (1 drop instead of 2) but it never seemed to "sink in" like it normally does. I waited 5 minutes instead of 2 to put on moisturizer & still felt a little "sticky". That's when I noticed the difference , my face was soft... like baby bottom soft & it still is. No greasy or tight feeling... nope, not here! So I can't figure out if I like it or not. I probably won't purchase it, but I am eyeing the REN balm http://www.sephora.com/no-1-purity-cleansing-balm-P306884?skuId=1186949 

I also was looking at the Korres emulsion, but think it might be too similar to the dermalogica. 

I guess I could always use a different mild cleanser, like the PTR gentle foaming that Sephora decided to stop carrying *cough cough*. I'm against makeup remover wipes; they are too harsh & drying. I tried Philosophy purity years ago, but was using it as just a cleanser, I never followed it with a better cleanser. 

 

Enough rambling... Do you pre-cleanse & what do you use/ have used? 

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Yes, I pre-cleanse, on the advice of my facialist.  He tells me I should always wash my face twice, once to remove makeup and once to really clean the pores.

 

I have tried the the dermalogica, and I like it, but I like cleansing oils and moisturizing oils. 

 

When I'm in a hurry I just use a makeup removing wipe and then cleanse with a cleanser.

 

Sometimes I will use a combination of a scrub and a cleanser.

 

My favorite cleanser is the Murad for the combination of acne+aging skin.  The other products I use tend to depend on what I have/my mood.  The scrub I use is from LUSH.

 

 

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I think pre-cleansing is a great idea if you wear a full face of makeup.  I am addicted to Boscia MakeUp-BreakUp Cool Cleansing Oil.  It instantly dissolves all of my makeup, no more scrubbing my eyes! It does a nice job cleansing as well, so sometimes I'll just do another round after i rinse off my makeup.

http://www.sephora.com/makeup-breakup-cool-cleansing-oil-P254604?skuId=1227891

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I think pre-cleansing (or double washing) is a must. You need one step to get everything off of your face and a second step to actually wash your face. Even if you do find a product that can really remove all makeup AND cleanse-- I think you need to do it twice. I just don't feel that it's possible to do the job of removal and the job of cleansing in one step. I do the removal step even when I don't wear makeup. I still need to remove other things like sunscreen, silicones from my skincare/serums, as well as dirt and pollution from the air, not to mention oil and sweat. It's unrealistic to think we can do all of that in one step.

 

I like the make up removers from Clinique. In the winter I use Take The Day Off Balm which is an oil based emulsion. It's gentle and leaves my skin soft. In the summer I avoid any product with oil in it or my pores get congested so I switch to Clinique's Rinse Off Foaming Cleanser (the name can be confusing but this is a makeup remover NOT a stand alone face wash). 

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I forgot about the Clinique Rinse Off Foaming Cleanser. I used to use that in HS & College when I was really lazy & hated washing my face because I didn't know any better. That's a good, simple product! 

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Yes-- and it straight up pulls all the gunk out of every pore. There are so many expensive treatment products that claim to do just that and they're no where near as effective.

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I always used something separate for eye makeup, but I just started doing a double cleanse and it makes so much sense.  Sometimes I would use my Purity Made Simple twice, or whatever I had around.  I just got some of Sephora's cleansing water, which I think would be totally insufficient as an 'only cleanser' but I am using that first and then using the Purity (at least until the bottle is gone, which will be in a day or two).

 

I always feel a bit sticky after serum and moisturizer at night.  I don't think it's good for the skin to feel like it's been stripped clean.

 

Frankly, I would love to have a combo that left me feeling like I had baby soft skin.  I haven't had that since the deluxe Guerlain set I had a couple of years ago.  You're making me want to try this out when I am in a store to get a sample.

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Sephora stopped carrying dermalogica a few years ago I think Smiley Sad It can be found at Ulta & Beautybar dot com. I hate the sticky feeling of serum, like it hasn't fully been absorbed. I've been using the blue plasma for a few weeks now & only experienced stickyness if I used too much. 

I felt like Purity striped my face too much & couldn't find the right combo to balance it out. It's such a basic cleanser that it wasn't worth the search either. Now I'm thinking if I use it as a precleanse it might work better, I just can't find a sample of it in my lare sample stash to test it out. 

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I think mine would be considered double cleanse idk? I use to wash my face twice until i started using my clarisonic. Now I remove with makeup cloths and eye remover, wash with clarisonic and then use a toner. does that count or should i wash my face again after using the clarisonic? lol I only do that when i am exfoliating. 2-3xs a week

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are you using any type of cleanser or just the makeup wipes? 

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I think pre-cleansing is great if you do have a lot of product or makeup on and need that extra removal! I use a makeup cleansing oil or makeup cleansing wipes before following up with one of 3 (yes 3) different cleansers I have.

 

I wear a lot of eyeliner and mascara so I need that extra boost of oil or removal to get by! Smiley Wink

Luv&Lipgloss, Diana

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Ok so then mine would be considered the pre-cleanse removing makeup before cleansing lol. I use 2 different cleansers. fresh soy mon-fri twice a day. and Sat/Sun twice with origins checks and balances. if im home more and not wearing makeup il try to incorporate the origins

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I don't pre-cleanse, but I do use a face wipe to remove most of my makeup, then a cleanser to remove the rest. I guess that counts?

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I, too, haved used the REN cleanser for acne. I really liked it, but I did switch to something else because I felt like it didn't cleanse well enough. I even went ahead and double cleansed with the same cleanser, but considering I ran out of the product so quickly, I felt like it was too expensive. At least with my new cleanser, it lasts at least 6 months. As for double cleansing, I think it's good to do it 2 to 3 times a week, so you don't overdo it almost like exfoliation. I hope this helps and good luck!

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The REN Calm 3 is not meant to remove makeup... at all. It's more of treatment cleanser, like a quick mask. When you apply a mask you make sure your face is clean first because it won't remove your makeup. That's why I'm looking for other options (excluding wipes) for a pre-cleanse. I'm going too quickly through the Koh Gen Do spa water and was thinking a mild cleanser might be more effective. 

What cleanser did you switch to? 

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I pre-cleanse too! Mostly on days when I have a lot of product on my face. I like to use the Josie Maran Argan Oil first and then follow with a cleanser then toner! I find that when I do this I find less makeup on my cotton pad when I use toner.

 

<3 Melissa

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My face does not like argan oil at all. I tried the serum & the SPF lotion with the same reaction. I have a small sample of the cleansing oil, but I'm afraid to try it. It takes about 2 weeks for my skin to calm down after the reaction Smiley Sad 

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My face doesn't like it either. It does wonders for the ends of my hair though. That's the only place I'll use it.

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I've used Precleanse from Dermalogica and it reminds me of Boscia's Make Up Break Up Oil, it works in a similar aspect of being a skin conditioning oil that breaks down oil, dirt, and debris like make up and is perfect for waterproof products and long wear lip colors.

 

I prefer the texture and composition of Boscia's a bit better though.

 

I "precleanse" on days where I have make up, I have a separate cleanser that is a make up removing one then follow up with my Anthony Logistics Glycolic Cleanser. Exuviance's Gentle Cleansing Cream and their Purifying Gel are some of my faves. The cream can be used without water and is very gentle while the gel is better at breaking down waterproof items.

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Now i'm interested in Pre-Cleansing! I always remove my eye makeup first but now i think i should invest in something else to take off my makeup! I actually always feel like my skin gets clean and i never see makeup on my toner pad! But still sounds like an extra cleansing would help clear my pores!!

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I just recently started pre-cleansing.  I had only been removing eye makeup with a cleansing cloth then wash with a cleanser  - my whole life.  Then I started using a toner and noticed all the makeup residue that was still coming off on the cotton ball.  Now I use the cleansing cloth to get my eye makeup and swipe my entire face and I don't have the left over residue any more.  

 

Now my face is a lot clearer and has a better texture and tone.  I thought I was just cursed with bad skin.  I thought I was cleaning my face every night, but I was not.

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I'm not sure what pre-cleansing is, but I do use a makeup remover for foundation/sunscreen, then do a regular all-over gentle cleanser. If needed I even start off with yet another eye makeup remover.  So that's 3 cleansers total to remove all the gunk off my face.

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I very recently just started doing this- I was concerned that the ways in which I was removing my makeup were leaving makeup in my pores. I started using Clinique's Take the Day Off Cleansing Balm and I absolutely LOVE it! It's a solid balm in a surprisingly large container (4.8 oz), but when you apply it to your face, the heat of your fingers/skin turns it into a silky oily that removes my makeup SO well. It is very easy to wash off, leaves no residue on my skin, and definitely helps to hydrate/soften my skin. I used to see makeup still coming off onto my wash cloth after I used my facial cleanser, now I no longer do! My skin is behaving a lot better since I've started using this Smiley Happy

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this stuff is the BEST!!!  It seriously removes EVERYTHING, even eyeliner and mascara, and rinses completely clean.  The only thing is i hate the goopy feeling, so I actually have started applying it with a foundation brush (yes i am lazy).  

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You two have convinced me to try this soon!

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