With many professionals agreeing that cleansing is the most important step of your daily skin care regimen, using the right cleansers can make a big difference to the health of your skin. The famed double-cleanse method invented in Korea uses two gentle cleansers to safely remove makeup and purify skin while keeping your face nourished and protected.
The double-cleanse method starts with an oil based cleanser specially formulated to break down and dissolve stubborn oil based products like makeup and sunscreen (it even works on waterproof mascara!). The Banila Co Clean It Zero Purity is formulated with sensitive skin in mind, containing oils derived from natural botanicals like coconut, argan, and the evening primrose flower. These natural oils not only help remove impurities, but also nourish the skin, protecting it from the irritation and dryness all too common with other cleansers.
Following the first oil based cleanser is a second, water based cleanser. These cleansers ensure that any remaining residue is washed away, and help prep your skin for the rest of your regimen. Korean cleansers like the COSRx Low pH Good Morning Gel Cleanser and the Tosowoong Enzyme Powder Wash are pH balanced to fall within the skin’s natural pH. This is important because the topmost layer of your skin has a protective barrier known as the acid mantle that can be disrupted when your skin’s natural pH is changed by a cleanser that is not balanced for your skin. If this protective barrier is disrupted or removed, your skin becomes more susceptible to bacteria, chemicals, and pollutants. Continued exposure can lead to chronic skin problems like acne, fine lines and wrinkles, so it's important to support your body's natural abilities to protect itself with a pH balanced cleanser.
The double cleanse method will take a bit more time than a using with a single cleanser, but the results you’ll see will make the extra time worth it.