The double cleanse makes up the first two steps of the 10-step Korean skincare routine. While you don’t have to necessarily follow this entire, might I say, tedious, routine to see results, (and in fact, we believe that in most instances, less is more) you can definitely benefit by incorporating the double cleanse into your routine.
Double cleansing involves using an oil-based cleanser, such as a cleansing balm or oil, to break down water-insoluble makeup, SPF and excess sebum and then following up with a water-based cleanser to remove residual impurities.. Ensuring that your skin is clean is especially important at night when your skin kicks into repair mode to try undoing the damage the elements have wreaked during the day. Being careless with your nighttime skincare routine can lead to premature skin ageing, breakouts and pigmentation over time. What's more? Double cleansing also allows any actives that you follow up with to penetrate your skin better and work more effectively than just a single cleanse.
From my personal experience, good cleansing balm and cleansing oil formulas are very gentle on the skin and do an excellent job of easily melting away even a full face of makeup. They’re heavy on emollients and don’t contain harsh surfactants, like sodium lauryl sulfate, that can potentially dry out and sensitise your skin. This makes them an excellent choice even for the most sensitive of skin types.
We’ve jumped on the double cleansing bandwagon with our Butter but Better Cleansing Balm, a luscious wash-off formula that melts away makeup, sunscreen and grime and rinses off with water, all without drying out your skin. Follow this up with either the AccuFix Resurfacing Face Wash, or the AccuFix Salicylic Acid Cleanser for a deep and exfoliating, yet gentle, double cleanse that your skin will love you for.