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About Double Cleanse

Really? Double Cleanse?

As with many things skincare, we often turn to Korean beauty trends to help guide us on our quest for beautiful skin, and double cleansing—yep, washing your face twice—is no different.

We get it: Sometimes, you don't even have the energy to clean your face. So the idea of double cleansing probably seems like a little much for lazy-girl beauty routines.

But while using hacks to achieve the perfect beachy waves can seriously save time, a couple extra minutes can make a world of difference when it comes to skincare.

So let's learn everything there is to know about double cleansing, including its benefits of this face washing method for giving gorgeous skin—and fast.

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What Is Double Cleansing?

Double cleansing gets rid of grime that sits on top of your skin, pollution, along with makeup, excess oil, and dead skin.

You may be wondering : "Doesn't my normal cleanser already do that?" Not necessarily, you really need to double-cleanse if you live in a polluted climate—yes, your city can be wreaking havoc on your skin—or if you wear a lot of sunscreen (that's everyone, right?), as these can leave deposits that are hard to get off. If you wear makeup every day, a double cleanse will also help get all of your makeup off. Also, if your skin is thoroughly cleansed, it’s easier for moisturising serums and creams to be absorbed.

The process involves washing your face using two products : an oil-based cleanser followed by a water-based cleanser. The first step draws out oil-based impurities such as sebum, SPF, makeup, and pollutants, while the second step cleanses water-based debris such as sweat and dirt.

Oil attracts oil! So the idea is to kick off your nightly face party with an oil-based cleanser because they’re able to remove any excess oil, draw out impurities, and dissolve heavy-duty makeup with ease.

Once your oil cleanser gets rid of all that surface stuff, your water-based cleanser is able to go deep. It thoroughly cleanses your pores and prevents any build-up from hanging around and causing congestion.

The Benefits of Double Cleansing

The process of double cleansing is brimming with skincare benefits. For one, it prevents sebum buildup and bacteria, which can help fend off acne-related flare-ups. Oil-based cleansers are great at removing oil-based dirt, residue, cosmetics and most importantly sebum, which is overproduced when someone has acne. Especially if you're a heavy makeup wearer (or are prone to oil), double cleansing is a safety net for preventing sebum-related breakouts.

Cleansing oils are suitable for all skin types, and particularly excellent for the oily, because they remove excess oil and are 20/10 hydrators. And as we know, oily skin is very often dehydrated.

 

Double cleansing can also improve the efficacy of your other skincare products. A double cleanse, especially in the evenings, can help your other products penetrate better. The result? Your pores are clean and better prepared to draw in your serums and moisturisers.

 

If you have dry skin, you may find that your skin is better off with a double cleansing routine. You'll find that two gentle steps work better than one strong formula to combat sensitivity or over drying. Dry skin particularly benefits because of the non-stripping makeup cleansing step that can leave a little moisture behind.

How to Double Cleanse?

The first step of double cleansing involves a cleansing oil. Apply it onto dry skin to break down makeup, toxins, pollution, SPF, and sebum. Be sure to massage the cleanser into your face with circular movements for a minute before rinsing with lukewarm water —this helps to minimise irritation and drying out skin, and is important if you suffer from rosacea. After rinsing away your cleansing oil, move onto your second cleanser, which should be a water-based one, and wash as normal. We highly recommend our facial cleansing and calming soap HAWAII or SUNNY. This step cleans deeper and provides the type of 'cleaning' that people associate with typical face washing. It also removes residues of the preceding step of oil-based cleansers and ensures all impurities are removed. Wash for one minute before rinsing with lukewarm water.

With only two steps and two products, you will notice incredible results on your skin. Oil cleanser works like MAGIC!

Why Choose our Botanical Cleansing Oil?

Double cleansing can be helpful for all skin types—with our ecological plant-based oil formula. If you have dry skin, this gentle cleansers will not strip skin of its natural oils. The neutral pH will ensure skin isn’t dried out further, as will ingredients like tamanu, castor, pomegranate. For oily skin, anti-inflammatory ingredients like vitamin E can help fight blackheads. Combination skin types will benefit from this balancing cleanser that contains jojoba to retain moisture as well as something lightweight to hydrate while controlling oil. Finally, if you have sensitive skin, this fragrance-free formula is just ideal.

The STAR ingredient of this cleanser is the ecological TAMANU oil. It's a powerful elixir of healthy fats and antioxidants that work perfectly for a nourishing treat on your skin. Among its beneficial components are oleic acid, linoleic acid, and fragrant antioxidant terpenes. It’s not your typical carrier oil but instead is a rich, thick, aromatic oil that will give your skin the intense hydration that it craves. Tamanu removes dirt, grime, and makeup—revealing a truly radiant glow. As an added bonus, Tamanu oil’s pleasantly sweet, nutty scent helps keep you smelling as fresh as you look. 

 

If you have ultra-sensitive skin, be aware that there can be too much of a good thing. For instance, it's better to never double-cleanse if you are suffering from a rosacea outbreak—instead, you should go for only an oil cleanser then be sure to massage the cleanser into your face for a minute before rinsing with lukewarm water. If you have cystic acne, you should also stick to one cleanse, as double cleansing can over-stimulate the skin and aggravate it further.

COMING SOON - BOTANICAL CLEANSING OIL

We are so excited to launch at the end of October this all ecological Botanical Cleansing Oil 

We have 50 bottles on preorder with a special PRESALE price, just for you!

It will be sent to you once out of our laboratory on the 29th of October.

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