It may seem like a faff, but many beauty experts swear by the benefits of pre-cleansing.

The process involves massaging emulsifying oil into your face to lift excess sebum, makeup and pollutants before your usual cleansing routine.

Skin that is absolutely clean will be free of compounds that can cause free radical damage and accelerate the ageing process. Plus your moisturising products will absorb better. Canvas has tried it, and we liked it.

Experts swear by the benefits of pre-cleansing. Photo / Getty Images
Experts swear by the benefits of pre-cleansing. Photo / Getty Images

1. Dermalogica Pre-Cleanse $66

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2. Estee Lauder Take It Away MakeUp Remover Oil $70


3. Environ AVST Pre-Cleanse Oil $48.50

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Experts swear by the benefits of pre-cleansing. Photo / Getty Images
Experts swear by the benefits of pre-cleansing. Photo / Getty Images
Murad Professional Eye Lift Firming Treatment, $140

Send your bags packing with the first offering in Dr Murad's professional strength collection. This treatment uses hyaluronic acid and firming polymers to smooth the eye area and help keep the dreaded crow's feet at bay.

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Kiehl's Razor bump relief, $50

Perfect for his face and your body, this lotion is the business for reducing razor rash and ingrown hairs.

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Experts swear by the benefits of pre-cleansing. Photo / Getty Images
Experts swear by the benefits of pre-cleansing. Photo / Getty Images
Laurel Devenie, actor, Shortland Street

"Trilogy Rosehip Oil is a regular essential for me. As I've got older I've realised that simple is best and my skin laps this up. Coconut oil is also a divine and versatile ingredient that is endless in what it can provide for your skin and body."