What Is Double Cleansing And Why Should You Be Doing It?

May 16, 2021 | Expert Advice

After gaining popularity in Japan and South Korea, the double cleansing method has made its way over to Europe – and it’s the simplest yet most effective way of caring for your skin. Keep reading as we explain what double cleansing is and how to double cleanse …

What Is Double Cleansing?

The double cleansing method is the process of using two cleansers (one after the other) to rid the skin of impurities. Suitable for all skin types, double cleansing is especially beneficial for oily and acne-prone skin.


Typically, the first step requires an oil-based face wash, while the second uses a water-based cleanser. Using an oil-based cleanser first removes impurities from the skin, including makeup, dirt and excess sebum. The water-based cleanser then works to nourish, soothe and wash away remaining traces of dirt and makeup to create a clean base for the next steps of your skincare routine.

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Benefits Of Double Cleansing

Adding the double cleansing method to your nighttime routine helps to refresh and rid the skin of impurities, particularly if you wear a full face of heavy makeup or are prone to oiliness and congestion. With continued use, double cleansing helps to brighten skin and create a more youthful, radiant complexion.

How to Double Cleanse

Step 1: Cleansing oil

Start by using an oil-based cleanser to rid the skin of makeup, dirt and excess sebum.


We recommend our Melt Away Cleansing Oil which boasts a nourishing blend of oils and cleansing actives:

  • Jojoba Seed Oil boasts moisturising, antibacterial and antioxidant properties that rid the skin of impurities, while hydrating and protecting it too.
  • Orange Flower Oil improves the clarity, radiance and smoothness of the skin, creating a youthful glow.
  • Lavender Oil has natural antibacterial and anti-inflammatory properties that help to calm the skin.

Start by pumping the Melt Away Cleansing Oil into your hands and massage over a dry face. Add a few drops of warm water and continue massaging into the skin until the silky oil transforms into a nourishing milk. Rinse thoroughly with warm water and pat dry.


Therapist’s Tip: If you’re using the double cleansing method to rid skin of excess oils, try using our Warming Charcoal Detox Wash instead. Formulated with purifying Charcoal and calming Chamomile Oil, it helps to draw out impurities, unclog pores, reduce shine and remove excess oil for a smoother and clearer-looking complexion.


Step 2: Hydrating cleanser

The second step requires a gentle yet effective water-based cleanser to prep the skin for the next steps of your skincare regime.


We recommend using our Moisture Burst Facial Wash as:

  • Gentle cleansing actives cleanse, refresh and rinse away any remaining impurities.
  • Bursting Jojoba Beads help to exfoliate the skin and minimise the appearance of pores.
  • Nourishing Sweet Almond Oil leaves skin feeling moisturised and hydrated for the rest of the day.

Squeeze our Moisture Burst Facial Wash onto your fingertips and massage over the face and neck. Rinse thoroughly with warm water and pat dry.


Therapist’s Tip: If you prefer to use a foam instead of a gel, try our Foaming Micellar Cleansing Water. Blending soothing Rose Water with nourishing Argan Oil, it lifts away makeup and impurities, leaving skin feeling cleansed.


And that’s how to double cleanse! Discover all our cleansing essentials on our website.


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