We suggest adding our Double Cleanse Ritual to your facial routine. It’s important as every day your skin is “exposed to hundreds of environmental factors, pollution, dirt, grease, grime and many other unwanted debris,” says Kylie Wells, our Beauty Writer.
A thorough cleanse can boost glow and lessen break outs, and help to “prevent a build-up of makeup, sweat particles and the external aggressors that clog your pores.”
It’s imperative to cleanse twice daily “to remove any toxins your skin eliminates during day, and also during the night.” Kylie adds that cleansing helps to “maintain levels of moisture and manage pH levels.”
We believe a double cleanse is a must—and have shared how we perform our Double Cleanse Ritual—and in which order.
The Double Cleanse Ritual
We like to think of the KORA Double Cleanse as first cleansing the seen dirt, and then cleansing the unseen.
“I’m big fan of double cleansing, especially at night to remove any make up and impurities. An important element for this ritual to be its most effective is that the two cleansers need to be different, the first an oil-based cleanser and the second, water based.
I start with our Milky Mushroom Gentle Oil Cleanser which is a dual-phase cleansing oil. I shake it to emulsify all the key ingredients and then massage 3-5 pumps into my skin with damp hands. It easily lifts and removes make up, dirt and excess oil and because of its gentle formulation is suitable to melt away any mascara or eye make-up.
This then leaves the second cleanse to focus on deep cleaning the skin to help reduce dullness, breakouts and enlarged pores. For this I use the Turmeric Glow Foaming Cleanser that contains an invigorating mix of Turmeric, Noni, Aloe and Saccharide Isomerate that work together to deeply cleanse without causing dryness, tightness or irritation. It leaves my skin looking soft, smooth, radiant and ready to better absorb all the wonderful nutrients and ingredients from my serums and moisturizers.”
We suggest cleansing in circular motions for at least 60 seconds, per cleanser, with clean fingertips.
We’re advocates for always cleansing in lukewarm water to balance your cleanser with your natural oil flow, and to protect your skins’ barrier function.
When it comes to removal, some of our team prefer to use a warm wash cloth, and a splash of lukewarm water to rinse off. Or to step into the shower and rinse it under warm water.
Step One | Milky Mushroom Gentle Oil Cleanser
We first begin the ritual with our cleansing oil, this is because the oils in our formulation work with your natural skin oils to help dissolve dirt, debris, waterproof make-up, and heavy sunscreens. It’s also ideal for oily skin to lift excess oil and sebum.
Shake the bottle to mix and activate the dual-phase formulation, and gently massage 3-5 pumps onto a damp face, neck and decollate. You will notice the blend become milkier and lather the more you massage it into your skin.
“I like to take the opportunity to give myself a 2-minute face massage when I’m cleansing my face. It can help drain excess fluid, relax facial muscles, de-puff and help promote beautiful glowing skin.” – Miranda
You can remove it anyway you wish, ready for your second layer.
Our Milky Mushroom Gentle Oil Cleanser blend is as milky as it is oily—and ideal for all skin types. If you have very dry or mature skin you may wish to opt for the Milky Mushroom Gentle Oil Cleanser as your second double cleanse layer. It is Hyaluronic Acid-filled blend so it can help to bind moisture to your skin.
Step Two | Turmeric Glow Foaming Cleanser
The ritual is then followed with a water-based cleanser. In this case we suggest our Turmeric Glow Foaming Cleanser to lift trapped dirt from the pores of your skin.
Our Turmeric Glow Foaming Cleanser is ideal for a deep cleanse to rid the unseen bacteria, dirt and debris sitting within the skin—contributing to congestion, break-outs and dull skin. Skin that is lack lustre in appearance can also be attributed to a build up of dead cellular debris.
The blend is an invigorating, skin-friendly pH gel cleanser that transforms into a lathering foam to gently but thoroughly cleanse away impurities without stripping the skin, causing dryness or irritation. Certified Organic Peppermint Essential Oil helps to refresh your skin (and your senses) and leave your skin feeling and looking, soft and radiant.
Apply with damp and clean fingertips, and massage 3-5 pumps onto your face, neck and décolleté. Rinse well any way you choose and pat dry to ready your skin for your mist, serum, moisturizer and face oil.
A thorough cleanse will prepare your skin for absorption of your daily skin routine and “deliver the nutrients to the lower layers of your skin, resulting in a healthy, glowing complexion,” says Kylie.
We like to say: double your cleanse, to double your glow!