I have a beauty confession to make. I sometimes skip out on double cleansing. My nightly skin care routine seems to take ages and includes a slew of different products so sometimes, just sometimes, I skip out on double cleansing.
But when I am being a good, diligent skincare applying girl I double cleansing with a Japanese Collagen Facial Wash. Collagen Washes are super cheap and super effective at remove any left over makeup your micellar water or cleansing oil left behind.
They also contain a great source, in most cases, of marine collagen which is an excellent anti-aging ingredient. Granted, using I can’t say if collagen washes are actually making me look years younger (I doubt it). Apparently it’s also good at rebuilding layer of the skin and reversing damage from UV rays.
I can’t say if I’ll see any long term benefits from using one but I will say they get skin super squeaky clean.
I’ve used a ton of different cleansers over the years. I’ve always trying new ones too! I tend to migrate towards cleansing oils myself because they are such a quick and easy way to remove makeup super fast. Most Asian skin care routines consist of cleansing oil but also following up with another facial wash to completely remove any makeup that may have been left behind. I actually like this technique a lot because if you cleanse with oil and use an toner or astringent after you’ll see for yourself that your cotton pad will likely have a bit of left over makeup on it. It’s also a good way to get off any left over residential oil that may have been left behind. Lately, I’m also enjoying cleanings balms such as Clinique Take the Day Off Cleansing Balm. But even then I still follow up with a collage wash.
I’m not a big fan of US drugstore cleansers as they seem to leave me rather dry and tight after use. I tend to pick up collagen washes instead as they are not only cheap but pretty easy to find here in the US. I like Japanese ones best as they are a bit less stripping and dry compared to Korean ones I’ve tried. But you do have to be pretty careful with certain formulas as they can leave skin feeling tight.
Collagen washes has a really interesting texture. They are very thick and creamy and lather and foam up like no cleanser I’ve ever used. The formula also feels rather slick and hydrating as you use it. Since they lather up so much it takes time to rinse them completely off but it is so worth it as they leave skin SUPER squeaky clean.
Some of my favorites are Naive Peach Collagen Wash and Rosette Hello Kitty Collagen Wash which can be found at stores like H-Mart or purchased online from Amazon.com or my favorite ebay.com seller AlphabeautyUK for as little as $6 to $8.
Do you use collagen washes?
Which are your favs?