If you've followed me for any amount of time, you'll know that I am absolutely crazy about skincare - and it's one of my favourite things to write about. I could bang on about it all day, for days on end, so when Dermalogica asked me to review their latest and greatest product, the PreCleanse Balm, I was SO down. Now, cleansers have had a special place in my heart for several years now, since I discovered double-cleansing. This skincare technique completely and utterly changed my skin, and I've raved about it ever since. If you're wondering what double-cleansing is, why it's so great and how the new Dermalogica PreCleanse Balm is the perfect product to do it with, read on! Oh, and you'll also have the chance to win one for your very own self- YUSSSS. Let's go!
Another reason I'm stoked to be working with Dermalogica on this post is because I've been crazy for their top-selling PreCleanse Oil for YEARS, which was the first facial oil cleanser on the market! So, essentially, a double cleanse is when you (wait for it) cleanse your skin twice. By doing this, you can ensure that you'll be ridding the skin of all traces of makeup and sunscreen, and all the other nasties such as surface dirt, oil, and dead skin, so your skin is clean and ready to receive all those gorgeous serums you apply afterwards. Thanks to the new PreCleanse Balm, your skin will be left healthy, soft and smooth- and your other skincare products will be able to penetrate much more deeply...making them a thousand times more effective. We like this!!!
Now, when I say double cleanse, I don't mean use two facial wipes. You've really got to get in there (particularly on the first step) with an oil or a balm. Side note- if you have oily skin, an oil-based cleanser is right for you, it absolutely will not make you break out/get oilier- I promise! The aim of the first cleanse is to remove any makeup or sunscreen (or the nasties I mentioned above), which can be quite difficult to ‘lift’ and get rid of completely. I wholeheartedly recommend the brand spanking new Dermalogica PreCleanse Balm (which incidentally comes with its very own double-sided, ergonomically-designed mitt - too easy) for this first cleanse. While I love both, the Balm is much more portable, so if you travel a fair amount, opt for this guy!
Okay, this new product itself starts off as a gloriously smooth balm, which melts into an oil when you apply it onto dry skin, before turning into a milky cleanser when you add water, amazing! As you massage it in, first dry and then with water, you're able to see how easily it removes makeup - it just starts to melt away! It actually feels so good on the skin that it's no problem spending at least 20 seconds massaging it in before rinsing it off. It leaves your skin feeling amazingly soft and clean, and ready for the next cleanse. The PreCleanse Balm is SO easy to use, and really is a must-have to incorporate into your routine. Something else I love? A little goes a long way, so this product is going to last you for ages!
Oily skin: opt for a clay cleanser, or a gentle gel cleanser.
Dry skin: your skin will love any cleanser which is milky or creamy!
Combination skin: a lighter soap-free gel cleanser is best.
Sensitive skin: make sure your cleanser contains no artificial fragrance or colour, and if possible, find a cleanser which can be wiped off with a tissue, and avoid water altogether.
Okay, now that you've got your cleanser, spend a little time applying this, and massaging it into your skin. The goal is remove all traces of ANYTHING from your skin - and when you rinse it off, make sure there's no sign of any cleanser left. You've successfully completed a double cleanse with Dermalogica- YAY!
I promise you, once you start using the Dermalogica PreCleanse Balm daily, your skin will thank you (and you will thank me!). It will be smoother, more radiant, and less prone to breaking out. Your makeup will sit better, and your other skincare products will work better. It's really a win/win- all for spending only a couple of extra minutes on your little face.
I could go on all day about skincare, so I'll wrap it up now ;) The Dermalogica PreCleanse Balm is available now in a 90ml tube with an RRP of $75 at dermalogica.co.nz and all Dermalogica stockists, along with all the other goodies I've mentioned. You are going to LOVE it.
To go in the draw to win a tube for your lucky little self, simply comment below and tell me why you'd love to win the PreCleanse Balm- EASY! The winner will be announced on the 29th of September- good luck angels, I can't wait to hear your thoughts!
Thank you so much to the team from Dermalogica NZ for making this post possible!