#4 The PreCleanse Balm
#4 The PreCleanse Balm
#4 The PreCleanse Balm
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This collection delivers a proprietary Complex of Ceramides and Lipids, which restore and nurture the skin’s barrier function—for strengthened, hydrated skin.

#4 The PreCleanse Balm

50ml

$148.00
This cleansing balm restores skin barrier function with Intercellular Lipids and Ceramides, comforting the complexion while removing all traces of makeup, SPF and impurities.

Use in the PM.

Benefits
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Thoroughly cleanses
Visibly calms
Amplifies suppleness
Targets
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Dryness
Dehydration
Ingredients
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Ethylhexyl Palmitate, Sorbeth-30 Tetraoleate, Hydrogenated Vegetable Oil, Sorbitan Sesquioleate, Methylpropanediol, Hydrogenated Jojoba Oil, Polyglyceryl-3 Beeswax, Jojoba Esters, Caprylyl Glycol, Tocopherol, Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Seed Oil, Phenylpropanol, Santalum Spicatum (Sandalwood) Seed Oil, Squalane, Tocotrienols, Behenyl Alcohol, Polyglyceryl-10 Pentastearate, Sodium Stearoyl Lactylate, Ceramide Np, Talc, Elaeis Guineensis (Palm) Oil, Tocopheryl Acetate, Ceramide Ap, Ceramide Ng, Phytosphingosine, Ubiquinone, Fragrance/parfum*, Limonene, Citral, Ci 19140 (Yellow 5 Lake), Ci 73360 (Red 30). *contains: Juniperus Mexicana Oil, Citrus Aurantium Dulcis (Orange) Oil, Citrus Aurantium Bergamia (Bergamot) Leaf Oil, Pelargonium Graveolens (Geranium) Oil, Citrus Aurantium Amara Flower Oil, Eugenia Caryophyllus (Clove) Leaf Oil, Litsea Cubeba (May Chang) Fruit Oil, Citrus Aurantium Bergamia (Bergamot) Fruit Oil, Citrus Grandis (Grapefruit) Peel Oil, Citrus Medica Limonum (Lemon) Peel Oil.

Complimentary Calming Milk Essence 20ml gifted with orders $500+*

Ethylhexyl Palmitate, Sorbeth-30 Tetraoleate, Hydrogenated Vegetable Oil, Sorbitan Sesquioleate, Methylpropanediol, Hydrogenated Jojoba Oil, Polyglyceryl-3 Beeswax, Jojoba Esters, Caprylyl Glycol, Tocopherol, Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Seed Oil, Phenylpropanol, Santalum Spicatum (Sandalwood) Seed Oil, Squalane, Tocotrienols, Behenyl Alcohol, Polyglyceryl-10 Pentastearate, Sodium Stearoyl Lactylate, Ceramide Np, Talc, Elaeis Guineensis (Palm) Oil, Tocopheryl Acetate, Ceramide Ap, Ceramide Ng, Phytosphingosine, Ubiquinone, Fragrance/parfum*, Limonene, Citral, Ci 19140 (Yellow 5 Lake), Ci 73360 (Red 30). *contains: Juniperus Mexicana Oil, Citrus Aurantium Dulcis (Orange) Oil, Citrus Aurantium Bergamia (Bergamot) Leaf Oil, Pelargonium Graveolens (Geranium) Oil, Citrus Aurantium Amara Flower Oil, Eugenia Caryophyllus (Clove) Leaf Oil, Litsea Cubeba (May Chang) Fruit Oil, Citrus Aurantium Bergamia (Bergamot) Fruit Oil, Citrus Grandis (Grapefruit) Peel Oil, Citrus Medica Limonum (Lemon) Peel Oil.

The Ritual

Warm a pearl-sized amount between fingertips.

Massage gently over dry skin.

Emulsify with tepid water and rinse clean or remove with a warm towel.

To discover how to introduce this formulation into your RATIONALE Ritual, connect with our Team of Online Skin Consultants.

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The Research

The skin’s outermost layer, the Stratum Corneum, is made up of an intricately balanced composition of lipids, including ceramides, cholesterol and triglycerides. This living barrier exists to protect skin from external hazards, keeping it hydrated and supple while helping to shield against sunlight and other environmental aggressors.

A thorough nightly cleansing regimen can assist in the replenishment of vital Stratum Corneum lipids and proteins, which are otherwise diminished a result of ageing and environmental damage.

Skin lipid esters assist in breaking down surface debris, including sunscreen actives and makeup which are removed with the addition of water, while simultaneously boosting concentrations of native surface lipids to fortify barrier function.

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The Integrity Actives

Skin Identical Ceramide Complex replenishes the skin’s intercellular lipid matrix to fortify barrier function and boost resilience while preventing Trans-Epidermal Water Loss (TEWL), reducing sensitivity and increasing hydration.

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Illustration by Jessie Milligan

Ingredients: Ethylhexyl Palmitate, Sorbeth-30 Tetraoleate, Hydrogenated Vegetable Oil, Sorbitan Sesquioleate, Methylpropanediol, Hydrogenated Jojoba Oil, Polyglyceryl-3 Beeswax, Jojoba Esters, Caprylyl Glycol, Tocopherol, Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Seed Oil, Phenylpropanol, Santalum Spicatum (Sandalwood) Seed Oil, Squalane, Tocotrienols, Citrus Aurantium Dulcis (Orange) Oil, Behenyl Alcohol, Polyglyceryl-10 Pentastearate, Citrus Aurantium Bergamia (Bergamot) Fruit Oil, Citrus Grandis (Grapefruit) Peel Oil, Citrus Limon (Lemon) Peel Oil, Litsea Cubeba Fruit Oil, Citrus Aurantium Bergamia (Bergamot) Leaf Oil, Juniperus Mexicana Oil, Pelargonium Graveolens Oil, Citrus Aurantium Amara (Bitter Orange) Flower Oil, Eugenia Caryophyllus (Clove) Leaf Oil, Sodium Stearoyl Lactylate, Ceramide NP, Talc, Elaeis Guineensis (Palm) Oil, Tocopheryl Acetate, Ceramide AP, Ceramide NG, Phytosphingosine, Ubiquinone, Limonene, Citral, CI 73360 (Red 30).

The Integrity Actives

Antioxidant Lipid Coenzyme Q10 nourishes and reinforces the skin, preventing lipid oxidation and replenishing natural lipid barrier reserves, while preventing TEWL to encourage moisturising and healing processes.

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Illustration by Jessie Milligan

Ingredients: Ethylhexyl Palmitate, Sorbeth-30 Tetraoleate, Hydrogenated Vegetable Oil, Sorbitan Sesquioleate, Methylpropanediol, Hydrogenated Jojoba Oil, Polyglyceryl-3 Beeswax, Jojoba Esters, Caprylyl Glycol, Tocopherol, Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Seed Oil, Phenylpropanol, Santalum Spicatum (Sandalwood) Seed Oil, Squalane, Tocotrienols, Citrus Aurantium Dulcis (Orange) Oil, Behenyl Alcohol, Polyglyceryl-10 Pentastearate, Citrus Aurantium Bergamia (Bergamot) Fruit Oil, Citrus Grandis (Grapefruit) Peel Oil, Citrus Limon (Lemon) Peel Oil, Litsea Cubeba Fruit Oil, Citrus Aurantium Bergamia (Bergamot) Leaf Oil, Juniperus Mexicana Oil, Pelargonium Graveolens Oil, Citrus Aurantium Amara (Bitter Orange) Flower Oil, Eugenia Caryophyllus (Clove) Leaf Oil, Sodium Stearoyl Lactylate, Ceramide NP, Talc, Elaeis Guineensis (Palm) Oil, Tocopheryl Acetate, Ceramide AP, Ceramide NG, Phytosphingosine, Ubiquinone, Limonene, Citral, CI 73360 (Red 30).

The Integrity Actives

Vitamin E (Tocopherols + Tocotrienols) are lipid-soluble antioxidants which prevent the formation of Reactive Oxygen Species (ROS) within the skin, alleviating oxidative stress and reducing signs of solar damage, erythema and oedema. A complete complement of Vitamin E molecules enhances the synthesis of Natural Moisturising Factors (NMFs), elevating skin hydration.

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Opposite: ‘Intercellular Lipids’
Illustration by Jessie Milligan

Ingredients: Ethylhexyl Palmitate, Sorbeth-30 Tetraoleate, Hydrogenated Vegetable Oil, Sorbitan Sesquioleate, Methylpropanediol, Hydrogenated Jojoba Oil, Polyglyceryl-3 Beeswax, Jojoba Esters, Caprylyl Glycol, Tocopherol, Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Seed Oil, Phenylpropanol, Santalum Spicatum (Sandalwood) Seed Oil, Squalane, Tocotrienols, Citrus Aurantium Dulcis (Orange) Oil, Behenyl Alcohol, Polyglyceryl-10 Pentastearate, Citrus Aurantium Bergamia (Bergamot) Fruit Oil, Citrus Grandis (Grapefruit) Peel Oil, Citrus Limon (Lemon) Peel Oil, Litsea Cubeba Fruit Oil, Citrus Aurantium Bergamia (Bergamot) Leaf Oil, Juniperus Mexicana Oil, Pelargonium Graveolens Oil, Citrus Aurantium Amara (Bitter Orange) Flower Oil, Eugenia Caryophyllus (Clove) Leaf Oil, Sodium Stearoyl Lactylate, Ceramide NP, Talc, Elaeis Guineensis (Palm) Oil, Tocopheryl Acetate, Ceramide AP, Ceramide NG, Phytosphingosine, Ubiquinone, Limonene, Citral, CI 73360 (Red 30).

The Integrity Actives

Jojoba Esters work to regenerate and repair damaged skin cells. Rich in Essential Fatty Acids, powerful antioxidants and vitamins, these naturally derived compounds help to alleviate skin sensitivity, reduce reactivity, and stimulate the synthesis of intercellular lipids.

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Opposite: ‘Intercellular Lipids’
Illustration by Jessie Milligan

Ingredients: Ethylhexyl Palmitate, Sorbeth-30 Tetraoleate, Hydrogenated Vegetable Oil, Sorbitan Sesquioleate, Methylpropanediol, Hydrogenated Jojoba Oil, Polyglyceryl-3 Beeswax, Jojoba Esters, Caprylyl Glycol, Tocopherol, Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Seed Oil, Phenylpropanol, Santalum Spicatum (Sandalwood) Seed Oil, Squalane, Tocotrienols, Citrus Aurantium Dulcis (Orange) Oil, Behenyl Alcohol, Polyglyceryl-10 Pentastearate, Citrus Aurantium Bergamia (Bergamot) Fruit Oil, Citrus Grandis (Grapefruit) Peel Oil, Citrus Limon (Lemon) Peel Oil, Litsea Cubeba Fruit Oil, Citrus Aurantium Bergamia (Bergamot) Leaf Oil, Juniperus Mexicana Oil, Pelargonium Graveolens Oil, Citrus Aurantium Amara (Bitter Orange) Flower Oil, Eugenia Caryophyllus (Clove) Leaf Oil, Sodium Stearoyl Lactylate, Ceramide NP, Talc, Elaeis Guineensis (Palm) Oil, Tocopheryl Acetate, Ceramide AP, Ceramide NG, Phytosphingosine, Ubiquinone, Limonene, Citral, CI 73360 (Red 30).