Ahh the Korean Double Cleansing Method truly a great way to keep your complexion looking bright, clean, and fresh. It’s also an equally great way to strip your skin and make it dry!
If you’re not familiar with the double cleanse method it’s one that Korean women use for clear skin and involves washing your face using two steps and two different cleaners. The first cleanser is typically an oil-base ones and the second is typically a water-based cleanser. The idea is not only to get your skin squeaky clean but also, to remove any residue left behind by your initial cleanser as well as restore moisture that initial cleanse might have stripped away.
I always find double cleansing tricky since I have drier skin and this isn’t always a great method of facial cleansing for such a skin type. I’ve settled on a few methods one of which is an cleansing oil followed by a micellar water. The second one is a cleansing oil followed by a cream cleanse such as Pond’s Cold Cream from Japan. Another method I use cleansing oil followed by Good Cera Super Ceramide Foaming Wash. And lastly, I tend to use a cleansing balm or oil and follow up with a second cleanse using micellar water! This is a great method because it isn’t stripping at all for my drier skin!
Pixi + Caroline Hirons Double Cleanse was a great product that launched last year but it’s since been taken off shelves at Target but I do think it available online. It’s such a great all-in-one cleanser that takes care of the double cleanse routine for you! This worked great for my dry skin however, I tended to go through it very quickly due to the fact it was split in half.
However, I’ve since settled on the following method below. It gets my skin super clean plus it doesn’t strip.
Here’s what I use in my double cleansing routine that doesn’t strip my skin!
Ironically the products I use in my double cleanse are Japanese and not Korean. I use Fancl Mild Cleansing Oil first and follow it with Fancl Facial Washing Powder. Fancl products are super gentle on my skin and don’t strip as I cleanse.
Their cleansing oil is probably one of the best I’ve used in terms of not drying out my skin. It’s truly quite gentle and easy on my skin. I never feel tight or dry after using it.
Their powder cleanser is equally as lovely. It’s a fine loose powder which you add water to and work into a foam. It has a slick collagen wash-like feel on skin but washes clean away and leaves skin pleasantly moist after using it.
At the moment this is my double cleanse of choice. It works great without stripping my skin. If you have drier skin you might want to try it.
How do you double cleanse?
P.S. Fancl products typically come in blue and white packaging. The ones I have here are limited edition bottles that were created in collaboration with artist and photographer Mika Ninagawa which are still available if you want them!