September 1,
A lady removes her eye makeup with a cleanser

What is double cleansing?

Double cleansing is exactly what it sounds like – cleansing your face twice. If you have oily/combo skin, or you wear SPF, foundation or moisturiser, it’s an absolute must for keeping your skin (and pores) squeaky clean.

What are the benefits of double cleansing?

Sometimes, makeup can be hard to remove – especially if you’re using a water-based cleanser that’s not designed to remove longwearing makeup or stubborn SPF. In fact, trying to do so can leave your skin feeling irritated from too much rubbing and scrubbing. Using an oil-based balm first will help break down any heavy-duty products without stressing out your skin or disturbing its moisture barrier.

This extra step doesn’t just get your skin super clean, though; it also means your water-based cleanser won’t be fighting through makeup, moisturiser and SPF, meaning it can get straight to work on deeply purifying those pores.

How do you double cleanse?

When it comes to how to double cleanse, texture is key: always start with an oil-based balm cleanser, then follow with a foamier, water-based cleanser.

Massage your balm into dry skin using circular motions; concentrate on your cheeks, forehead and chin first, then move on to your eyes and lips. Once you’ve broken down your makeup, rinse your face with warm water or use a damp cloth (muslin or microfibre is best!) to gently wipe away the balm.

Next, take your water-based cleanser and work it into damp skin, paying extra attention to oilier areas like your T-zone. Once you’re all lathered up, wash away the cleanser with warm – not hot – water, then pat your face dry with a clean towel.

Advanced Night Cleansing Balm Cleanser with a lipid-rich oil infusion is the perfect first step for all skin types. Let it melt into a rich, nourishing oil on your skin, then watch as it gently yet effectively lifts away even waterproof makeup and impurities like sunscreen.

For your second step, we recommend Advanced Night Cleansing Gelée, a renewing gel cleanser that transforms into a fluffy, soft foam to gently yet thoroughly cleanse your skin. If you’re on the oily or combination side, you’ll love Nutritious 2-in-1 Foam Cleanser: this 97% natural derived formula* cleanses and deeply purifies skin.

*Per ISO Standard 16128. From plant sources, non-petroleum mineral sources, and/or water.