The double cleanse is a tried and true method with origins dating back to Asia as far back as the fourteenth century. It’s a nightly skin care routine that is currently gaining ground here in the states. The act of double-cleansing is what its name entails – you use a cleansing oil first to remove any makeup and then a nightly facial cleanser to clean and hydrate your skin.
So why is the double cleanse just now taking off? For years, there has been the myth that oil-based skin care products can clog pores and lead to breakouts. However, non-petroleum based oil products can actually balance oil without clogging pores or drying out your skin. Since oil binds to oil, a gentle cleanser, like our STEM CELLULAR Cleansing Oil works by binding to your makeup before ‘blooming’ into a luxurious emulsion for easy rinse-off.
In between the double-cleanse, use a warm wash cloth to ensure that any leftover makeup or oil is picked up by the cloth. Then, use a nightly cleanser, such as our STEM CELLULAR 2-in-1 Cleanser to deeply cleanse and leave your skin feeling hydrated, soft and supple. By using the double-cleanse method, you not only remove any impurities from your skin that accumulated throughout the day, but you’re also revealing newer skin cells on the surface of your skin which can allow active ingredients in your nightly skincare products to penetrate deeper.
If you’re incorporating the double cleanse into your nightly routine, you should always double-cleanse first before moving onto your heavier skin care products. The order should always follow lightest to heaviest formulation. (For example, Cleansing Oil, 2-in-1 Cleanser, Serum, Moisturizer or Overnight Cream.) WATCH the video below to learn how our new STEM CELLULAR Overnight Cream uses Vitamin C and fruit stem cells to help reduce the appearance of deep lines and wrinkles while you sleep.