Well, the cat’s out of the bag, people! Dermalogica’s new PreCleanse Wipes are now available, and my lazy alter ego couldn’t be happier. For those of you who aren’t familiar with Dermalogica PreCleanse, see my previous post on the Dermalogica Double Cleanse.
PreCleanse Wipes are basically a travel-friendly, biodegradable version of PreCleanse. Loaded with oil-based cleanser, they help break down waterproof makeup and all the gunk that collects on your face throughout the day. And while they have a slight botanical scent to them, they are free of artificial fragrances, colors and parabens.
Now, tip time: Dermalogica recommends using PreCleanse Wipes prior to a Dermalogica cleanser for ultra-cleaning action, but I know some people who just use the PreCleanse Wipes by themselves, then rinse really well after. I’ve done both, and they’re both effective, but I prefer the results of the complete, double-step approach. (Keep in mind, skin care experts generally advise not to use makeup remover wipes too frequently because they still leave chemical residue on your face, which can be irritating over time.)
Also, even though PreCleanse Wipes are already wet, Dermalogica Founder Jane Wurwand prefers to wet them again under the sink for a more “emulsifying” effect (think slightly creamy). This effect is a lot like what happens when you wet the original PreCleanse formula and rub it between your hands.
And, since one PreCleanse Wipe is pretty hefty, I always use both sides to get the most out it. Or if I just need to take off eye makeup, sometimes I cut a wipe in half (shhh).
Disclaimer: I work for Dermalogica, but all the opinions I contribute here at The Daily Obsession are my own. Translation: I really am digging this product.