Step zero for clean, healthy skin. Zero Make-up. Zero Irritation. Zero Residue.

Imagine a skin care product that can remove almost anything, including waterproof mascara, long-wear foundation, sunscreen, lipstick, eyelash glue, hair removal wax, costume make-up and chewing gum in hair, but gentle and hydrating enough to use daily – enter Dermalogica’s PreCleanse Balm with double-sided, ergonomically-designed mitt. Available from 8th September 2017 for the recommended retail price of $75.

Ideal for normal to dry skin types, PreCleanse Balm is an innovative take on Dermalogica’s iconic, top-selling PreCleanse Oil. ‘Step zero’ in Dermalogica’s exclusive double-cleanse regime, it activates on contact with water, transforming from a balm to an oil, attracting and dissolving the layer of build-up that typically blocks your regular cleanser (step 1) from doing its best work.

“Sunscreen, excess sebum or oil, and environmental pollutants build up on the skin throughout the day. Plus today’s makeup formulas are designed to stay on the skin for longer wear, so it takes more than a single surfactant or soap-based cleanser to get everything off,” says Caroline Parker, Head of Education for Dermalogica New Zealand.

“By using PreCleanse Balm or Oil as step zero, this first layer of build-up is removed, allowing the second, prescribed cleanser to remove any leftover traces of PreCleanse Balm and impurities for a professional level of clean. Skin is left soft, nourished and ready to receive the benefits of your regular skin care regimen.”A natural Biolipid Complex locks in hydration and reinforces the skin barrier while Apricot Kernel Oil helps nourish the skin. With properly cleansed skin, the stage is set for your healthiest-looking skin ever; zero make-up, zero irritation, zero residue.

PreCleanse Balm comes in a 90 mL tube with cleansing mitt for the recommended retail price of $75. Available from authorised Dermalogica® skin centres, selected department stores and Life Pharmacies and online at from 8th September 2017.