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THE KOREAN DOUBLE CLEANSE METHOD

The Korean Beauty Routine differs from a typical western skincare routine and one of the steps in the routine that stands out is the double cleanse.

WHAT IS IT?

The Korean Double Cleansing Method is a two-step process that involves washing your face with an oil-based cleanser, followed by a water-based one.

Using two different cleansers at night is designed to remove makeup, dirt and build-up for cleaner, softer, and smoother skin. It can also assist with the prevention and spread of blemishes.

STEP 1: OIL BASED CLEANSER

The Korean Double Cleanse Method starts with an oil based cleanser, applied to dry skin.

The cleanser can be in solid or liquid form and is used to remove oil-based impurities and water resistant makeup. It gently draws out debris and pollutants without the need for harsh scrubbing or tugging at the skin, which isn’t great for your pores.

Cleansing oils are perfect for all skin types, as they work with the natural oils in your skin. Unlike other types of cleansers, they also don’t sink into your pores or strip your skin, which leaves it dried out.

FIRST CLEANSERS WE LOVE 

Banila Clean it Zero

The soft, sherbet-like formula in this cleanser provides a quick and easy all-in-one cleanse without irritating the skin. It works beautifully to remove makeup, clear debris, cleanse pores, rehydrate and soften fatigued skin.

B-LAB I Am Sorry Just Cleansing Natural Cleansing Oil 

This natural cleansing oil contains 4 types of organic oils and cleans away dirt and makeup without leaving any residue. It is also animal-testing free.

APLB Blackout Cleansing Oil

Combining luxe avocado oil, macadamia seed oil and salicylic acid with a nutrient enriched black food complex, APLB Blackout Perfect Cleansing Oil is the perfect option for skin that becomes easily sensitized, red or clogged with impurities.

STEP 2: WATER-BASED CLEANSER

As a second step, Koreans follow up with a water-based cleanser.

The water-based cleanser can be either foaming or non-foaming, and is used to remove water-based residue including sweat and dirt. This cleanse draws out water-based debris and cleanses your face a second time to penetrate your skin for deeper cleanse.

Tosowoong’s Enzyme Powder Wash is a popular Korean face wash that comes in powder form

SECOND CLEANSERS WE LOVE

Tosowoong Enzyme Powder Wash

With its pH balanced formula that is perfect for sensitive skin, this powder type wash is similar in acidity to human skin. It cleanses gently without leaving your face tight or dry and also supports the skin’s protective barrier.

B-Lab I am Sorry Just Cleansing Natural Cleansing Foam

This pure and mild cleansing foam causes no irritation when cleansing with a high-density whipped bubble formula. It contains natural extracts certified by ECOCERT and is also animal-experiment free.

Missha Super Aqua Moisture Deep Cleansing Cream

This K-Beauty cleansing cream removes impurities and makeup with Sweet Flag Extract and Rosehip Oil. It comes in a cream-type formula full of moisture to give skin a hydrated finish.

JJ Young by Caolion Lab Green Cleansing Stick

Perfect for sensitive skin, JJ Young’s Green Cleansing Stick dissolves makeup and removes deep-seated dirt with its gentle foaming formula. Packed full of natural extracts like green tea, oat bran and licorice, the handy stick makes it an ideal cleanser for travel and skincare on-the-go!

APLB Sensitive Micro Cleansing Foam

Made with K-Beauty’s hottest trending ingredients – Madecassic Acid, Asiaticoside and Asiatic Acid – this natural cleanser soothes skin, strengthens its barrier and improves acne-prone skin.

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