Skincare Trend Alert: Double Cleansing
Another skincare tip we can thank the Korean beauty market for: Double cleansing. Yes, the idea of washing our faces once at night is enough, but seeing as how Korean beauty has brought us some pretty good products and tips (you know, like BB creams and sheet masks), we’re game to try this trend.
The idea of double cleaning is to use one cleanser for makeup removal and another for ridding the skin of impurities and oils produced throughout the day. Double cleansing usually involves a foaming or soap cleanser and a cleansing oil. The skincare trend is rooted in the belief that because we use multiple layers (i.e. moisturizer, sunscreen, primer, foundation) in our everyday looks, more than one type of cleanser is needed to really rid your skin of all the grime. As a result, maximized skincare for skin that glows.
Each step to double cleansing serves a purpose, the oil to remove makeup and sunscreen, which tend to be oily, and the soap to rid the complexion of impurities, including pollutants that can aggravate the skin. Since oil cleansers are involved in this new normal, they’re more nourishing to the skin and avoid stripping and over-drying which can result from basic cleansing.
Read on for some double cleansing sets and products to jump on the Korean beauty trend bandwagon.
Erno Laszlo Exfoliate & Detox Cleansing Set ($28), mini versions of the Detoxifying Cleansing Oil ($58) and Sea Mud Cleansing Bar ($38), which combined penetrate pores to dissolve makeup and oils, while the sea mud and charcoal in the soap draw out impurities. Perfect for oily and acne-prone skin. Also try Erno Laszlo cleansing sets for other types of skin issues.
Whamisa’s Organic Flowers Cleansing Oil ($27.98) and Whamisa’s Organic Flowers Foam Cleansing Cream ($35). The oil is emulsified with warm water to remove makeup and product build-up, while the cleanser is perfect for sensitive skin, packed with aloe vera, chrysanthemum, and green tea extracts.
Tatcha Pure One Step Camellia Cleansing Oil ($48) and Tatcha Polished Classic Rice Enzyme Powder ($65). The powder becomes a creamy, water-activated cleanser that polishes skin, the result: baby soft skin.
Shiseido Perfect Cleansing Oil ($32) and Shiseido Ibuki Gentle Cleanser ($30). The oil can be used on wet or dry skin, formulated with moisturizers to cleanse, and the cleanser contains beads to gently remove old surface cells and impurities.
Create your own pairing…
Claudia Mercado is a beauty-obsessed writer living in Long Beach, CA.