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Oil vs. Water Cleanser & Double cleanse – Wait What??!!

The oil-based cleanser is used to remove oil-based impurities, including sebum, sunscreen and makeup. A water-based cleanser can be either foaming or non-foaming and is used to remove water-based impurities, including sweat and dirt as well as washing off excess oil that could stay on the skin after the oil-cleanser.

Combining both with the double cleansing method give you all the benefits without any of the disadvantages.

Oil Based Cleanser

Putting oil on your skin when you want to clean up the oil on your skin can be counter-intuitive but it follows the principle of like attract like.

Oil cleanser will bind to the excess sebum sitting on your screen and in the pores as well as dissolving make up and sunscreen.

The issue is that water alone often cannot remove all the oil from the oil cleanser and can leave residues.

A water cleanser is using surfactant that will coat the oils and impurities now lifted and on top of your skin to wash them away, as well as removing all the impurities and dirt that the oil cleanser did not remove.

But you may ask : If the surfactant is cleaning up the oil why not use only this one?

The surfactant coat the oils but have a hard time lifting them from the skin, it can be done but require a lot of friction, and we know that the key to have a younger skin is to be as gentle as possible.

Water Based Cleanser

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Is one better than the other for my skin type?

There is a myth stating that oil cleanser are good for dry skin and bad for oily skin and vice versa… That is not true. To be brutal and oil cleanser will not remove the dirt and bacterias from your skin and a water cleanser will not effectively break down all the oil based substance on your skin. If dry skin type fancy oil based cleansing only often is because the water based cleanser they used in the past was too harsh and drying their skin. Same goes for oily skin type being afraid of adding oil on top of their oily skin thinking that it would make them oilier, and to the contrary the best way to remove excess sebum is definitely with oil.
You heard about it everywhere, and it is justified, because IT WORKS. Double cleansing is the concept of washing your face twice, one straight after the other: You start with an oil cleanser and massage it on the skin for a couple of minute, breaking down any makeup, sunscreen and excess oils. You follow with a water cleanser removing the dirt, impurities and washing off the oils. Doing both steps will assure a clean and healthy skin and that any treatment and moisturizing is not done in vain after by penetrating your skin with more ease.

Double Cleanse – The Korean way to go!

When ?

It all depend on your skin type and habits As you are wearing sunscreen everyday it is important to do the double cleanse every night to avoid sunscreen residue to remain on your skin over night. But the same apply with make up, exercise, sweat… It is not recommended to double cleanse in the morning as you most likely did not produce enough oils to be on excess. But again dermatologist start to recommend it twice a day for certain skin type (oily and excessive acne), so don’t hesitate to pop by a specialist to ask if it would be good for you.

To be simple :
- Water cleanser in the morning
- Double cleanse at night
Now that your skin the clean you can continue with your routine… In time you will see a decrease in breakout and a healthier skin. This will be enhanced by the rest of your routine that will act more effectively.
Lock everything with a good moisturizer and remember to wear your sunscreen!

What next ?

Gentle and deep cleaning

This cleanser will leave your skin fresh, hydrated and repair your skin barrier. Formulated with Green tea, chamomile, allantoin it will calm without stripping the most angry skin

View Respect Water Cleanser

Overpowered moisturizer

Enriched with peptides, ceramides, Vitamin B3, Vitam B5, Vitamin E and Vitamin F as well as super calming ingredients like Chamomile & Allantoin. Light weight it is non comedogenic and suitable for all skin types.

View POWERHOUSE MOISTURIZER

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