Best Double Cleansing Combo for Your Skin Type
Best Double Cleansing Combo for Your Skin Type
Get ready to unleash the power of double cleansing and take your skincare routine to a whole new level of awesomeness! We're here with the ultimate guide to finding the best double cleansing combo for your unique skin type and trust us, it's going to be a game-changer! From dry and sensitive skin to oily and combination skin, we've got the perfect pairings that'll leave your complexion feeling refreshed, rejuvenated, and oh-so-glowy!
What is Double Cleansing?
Double cleansing is a two-step facial cleansing method deeply rooted in Korean skincare traditions. It involves using two different types of cleansers, one after the other, to thoroughly remove all traces of makeup, sunscreen, dirt, excess oil, and impurities from the skin.
How to Double Cleanse
Start with dry hands and a dry face. Take a pump or two of your chosen oil-based cleanser and massage it onto your face using gentle, circular motions. Pay special attention to areas with makeup, like the eyes and lips. The oil will bond with the oils in your makeup, effectively breaking them down. After a minute or two, rinse off with warm water.
For this step, wet your face and hands. Take a small amount of a water-based cleanser, like a gel or foam, and lather it between your palms. Gently massage it onto your damp face in upward circular motions, effectively cleansing away any remaining impurities. Rinse thoroughly with lukewarm water.
Tips to Find Your Best Cleanser Combos
For dry skin, you should opt for a gentle and hydrating cleanser that effectively cleanses without stripping away the skin's natural oils. Select cleansers that have a creamy and hydrating texture, as these cleansers are typically more moisturising and gentle on dry skin.
Try: HEIMISH All Clean Balm (120ml) - £15.99
This gentle cleansing balm efficiently dissolves sebum, dirt, and stubborn makeup without resorting to harsh components or causing skin dryness. Enriched with natural botanical ingredients, including skin-beneficial Vitamins A, C, D, and E, this hypoallergenic, paraben-free formula boasts a creamy texture that effectively hydrates and spreads effortlessly across the face - a little application goes a long way. It's no surprise that some Cupid Team members have fallen in love with this product!
Try: ROUND LAB 1025 Dokdo Cleanser (150ml) - £13.95
A highly sought-after water cleanser at our store, renowned for winning multiple beauty awards in Korea! This gentle and creamy water cleanser effectively eliminates impurities while maintaining the skin's natural moisture balance. Enriched with Triple Hyaluronic Acid and Ceramide NP, it provides soothing properties, replenishes moisture levels, and nourishes the skin with over 70 minerals sourced from Ulleungdo Deep Sea Water. Suitable for all skin types, this product is ideal for fortifying and hydrating the skin, leaving it refreshed and revitalised!
Combo to Oily Skin
For combination with oily skin, you'll want to choose a cleanser that effectively removes excess oil and impurities without stripping the skin's natural moisture. Look for cleansers with ingredients like pearl jojoba seed oil and tea tree oil, as they can help balance the skin and control oiliness.
Try: PURITO From Green Cleansing Oil (200ml) - £24.00
vegan-friendly, all-natural cleansing oil! It's a pro at whisking away stubborn oil-based impurities like sun cream, makeup, excess sebum, and those pesky deep-down pore cloggers. And guess what? No stripping sensation here; just a clean, refreshed feeling! Crafted with a delightful blend of five naturally derived oils, this cleanser is like a vitamin and mineral treat for your skin. Keep your skin moisturized and shielded with this fantastic formula that also fortifies your skin's protective barrier.
Try: COSRX Salicylic Acid Daily Gentle Cleanser (150ml) - £12.95
Meet the holy grail for combination to oily skin – salicylic acid! It's a wizard at exfoliating and keeping your pores squeaky clean, making it a top-notch choice for acne-prone skin too! This mild cleanser not only reduces breakouts but also clears your skin, thanks to its powerful trio: Salicylic Acid, Citric Acid, and Tea Tree Leaf Oil. Bid farewell to impurities and excess sebum as it battles those pesky pimples and blemishes, leaving your skin velvety smooth. Oh, and don't forget this gem is perfect for acne-prone skin, and here's a bonus tip: you can use it on any other breakout-plagued body areas too!
For sensitive skin, choosing a gentle and soothing cleanser that won't cause irritation or redness is crucial. Opt for cleansers that are labelled as hypoallergenic and free from added fragrances. Fragrances can be a common trigger for skin sensitivity and may cause irritation. A cleanser with a pH level close to your skin's natural pH (around 5.5) also helps maintain your skin's moisture barrier.
Try: HADA LABO Gokujyun Cleansing Oil (200ml) - £18.00
Prepare to welcome your newest skincare must-have – a long-standing gem among Japanese skincare brands! This Japanese cleansing oil boasts impressive effectiveness and hydration, gliding smoothly with its lusciously thick texture to effortlessly banish even the toughest impurities, waterproof makeup included. Enriched with two Super Hyaluronic Acids, Jojoba Oil and Olive Oil, it showers your skin with deep nourishment. The best part? It's a sensitive skin saviour, completely free of potential irritants like fragrances, artificial colours, mineral oils, and alcohol, ensuring a safe and gentle experience for your skin.
Try: AXIS-Y Sunday Morning Refreshing Cleansing Foam (120ml) - £14.50
Bow down to Axis-y, the reigning queen of clean beauty, for gifting us with the ultimate cleanser tailor-made for sensitive skin! This gentle and pH-balancing cleansing foam (pH 5.5) showcases Axis-Y's patented 'Aquaxyl' technology, working wonders by thoroughly purging dirt, excess oils, and pesky external and bacterial impurities from your pores while maintaining a moisturised and harmonious skin environment. With double the star ingredients like Birch Sap, Perilla Leaf Extract, Rice Bran, and Heartleaf, your skin is in for a treat – expect supple, dewy goodness. *And oh, no artificial fragrance here; it's allergen-free!
For normal skin, you have the luxury of choosing from a wide range of cleansers since your skin is well-balanced and not overly dry or oily.
The demand for this cleansing oil caused it to fly off the shelves immediately after restocking – that's how incredibly popular it is! With a remarkable 95% natural composition, this deep cleansing oil works wonders, thoroughly refreshing and purifying the skin without any harsh stripping or irritation. The divine trio of Rice Bran Oil, Olive Fruit Oil, and Jojoba Seed Oil provide ample hydration and nourishment while fortifying the skin's protective barrier, resulting in a soft and hydrated complexion.
Try: SHISEIDO Senka Perfect Whip Cleansing Foam (120g) - £11.99
Gaining immense popularity in Japan and Korea, this cleanser has even won over K-pop stars like Twice members, who couldn't stop raving about its amazing results during a V Live session! The luxurious texture resembles dense whipped cream, effortlessly delving into your pores to eliminate dirt, excess sebum, grime, and all those pesky pore-clogging villains. After a refreshing cleanse, your skin will be left feeling smooth, revitalised, and squeaky clean. However, it's worth noting that this cleanser may not be the best match for dry or dehydrated skin types.
During pregnancy, it's essential to be cautious about the skincare products you use, as some ingredients may not be safe for the developing baby. Stay away from cleansers containing harsh chemicals, and choose a gentle and mild cleanser that won't disrupt the skin's natural balance or cause unnecessary dryness.
Try: BEAUTY OF JOSEON Ginseng Cleansing Oil (210ml) - £19.95
Don't worry, we've got you covered with a fantastic pregnancy/breastfeeding-safe option from the world of K-beauty! This cleansing oil is a star player, formulated with 50% Soybean Oil, which the Beauty Of Joseon team thoroughly tested and hailed as the ultimate base due to its light yet highly effective texture, effortlessly whisking away dirt, sebum, makeup, and other oil-based impurities. As an added bonus, it features 0.5% Ginseng Seed Oil, providing skin protection and anti-ageing benefits, all while enveloping you in a cosy grassy scent for a soothing and delightful cleansing experience.
Delighting all K-beauty enthusiasts, Haruharu wonder has also unveiled an exceptional water cleanser, safe for pregnant and breastfeeding women! Embracing a gentle and pH-balancing approach, this cleanser harnesses soap-free coconut-derived surfactants, diligently ridding the skin's surface of dirt and excess oil. With Fermented Rice Extract as a key ingredient, your skin receives a moisturising boost and the added benefit of antioxidant protection. Meanwhile, the presence of Fermented Bamboo Shoots brings relief to irritated skin while imparting a brightening and clarifying effect.