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5 Double Cleanse Duos To Try

If you wear a full face of make-up most days or just want a deep, thorough cleanse, then it’s time to step up your cleansing game, and do the double…

What is double cleansing?

Double cleansing is simply cleansing your face twice. However, washing your face twice with a basic, astringent cleanser isn’t going to be beneficial for your skin. To double cleanse properly, you need to use an oil or balm cleanser first to melt away any make-up and impurities, followed by a gel or water-based cleanser to remove any leftover dirt. Intrigued? Here are some of our must-have double cleansing duos. 

Skincity Essentials

Not only are the Skincity Essentials cleansing sticks easy to use and travel-friendly, but they also deeply cleanse the skin in just a few swipes. Start with the Skincity Essentials Pre-Cleansing Oil Stick, which melts into a luxurious oil when massaged into the skin to lift away impurities and make-up while softening any dry areas. Key ingredient Bisabolol calms any redness while a blend of herbal oils and waxes target stubborn dirt and grime. Follow it with the Skincity Essentials Charcoal Deep Cleanser Stick, a solid stick cleanser which contains Charcoal to remove impurities and excess oils, alongside Panthenol and Coconut derivatives to nourish and prevent post-cleanse tightness.


The Dermalogica PreCleanse Balm is a long-time favourite in our double cleansing routine because of its soft balm texture and ability to dissolve the oils, sunscreen, waterproof make-up and other impurities that attach to the skin throughout the day. It contains a Natural Biolipid Complex which maintains the skin’s hydration levels, while Apricot Kernel Oil nourishes and softens the complexion and ensures that the Dermalogica Special Cleansing Gel will penetrate more deeply. This soap-free, gel cleanser uses Quillaja Saponaria to gently cleanse away any toxins and debris left after using the balm, leaving the skin properly clean and balanced.


Struggling to find a cleanser to remove every last trace of make-up? Then you need to try the Medik8 Cream Cleanse. It’s a nourishing cream that combines moisturising extracts and oils to soften dry patches, while added gentle AHAs wash away dead cells without irritating the skin. Follow that with Medik8’s Gentle Cleanse which is packed with antioxidants to maintain the skin’s optimum pH balance and remove any remaining impurities for a fresh, radiant-looking complexion.

SKINCITY skincare

As far as double cleansing duos are concerned, this one is a must-try. SKINCITY skincare’s Mellow Balm Cleanser is a rich balm that is formulated with luxurious conditioning ingredients such as Mango Seed Oil, Squalene and Shea Butter to keep the skin feeling soft and supple while gently melting away excess oils and even the most waterproof make-up formulas without disrupting the delicate lipid barrier. By following it with the SKINCITY skincare Soft Foaming Cleanser, which is formulated with Green Caviar, your skin will be deeply cleansed and left feeling plump and refreshed. 


If you have dry skin, the SkinCeuticals Gentle Cleanser will address your skin needs in the first step of your double cleansing routine. Ideal for even sensitive skin, this cleanser is formulated with an ultra-mild blend of Orange Oil, Allantoin and Glycerin to repair and soothe the skin while also removing daily impurities and make-up. Partner it with the new SkinCeuticals Glycolic Renewal Cleanser, which will not only cleanse but gently exfoliate the skin thanks to key ingredient Glycolic Acid, and this dynamic duo will visibly refine the appearance of pores and gently prep the skin for the rest of your routine

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