Double cleansing is a skincare must for me.
It’s a huge part of Korean skincare, and if you try it just once I promise you’ll never look back. Cleansing all of your makeup off at the end of the day is a no-brainer, but sometimes your cleanser doesn’t get it ALL off. The solution? A second cleanser… cleansing oil or a cleansing balm. You’ll be AMAZED at how much gunk is still left on your skin.
I’ve tried and tested what feels like a million cleansers, oils, and balms by now, but I’ve gathered my top 5. I know 5 items seem like a lot, but I love them each for different reasons!
Here’s my breakdown:
If you prefer an oil…
Shu Uemura Anti/Oxi+ Cleansing Oil
The amount of times I’ve emptied one of these bottles is crazy! I always pick up a few when I’m in Asia. The oil is super light and is the best at removing tough eye makeup that’s been packed on. The only downfall is that it’s hard to find and buy in the US.
Votary Cleansing Oil
This cleansing oil is great but I’m not the biggest fan of the smell. It doesn’t necessarily have a ‘fragrance’ per se, but it’s a little too earthy smelling for me. The formula is also a little thicker than the other products I’ve mentioned and it has more of a honey-like consistency as opposed to a silky texture.
Have you tried using a cleansing balm or cleansing oil? What about double cleansing? I’d love to hear your thoughts! Drop a comment down below and let me know!
Photography by Karla Ticas
Location: Nomad Hotel DTLA