I don’t remember the last time I removed makeup with just a makeup wipe, or a makeup remover and not washing my face afterwards. So when queen of skincare Caroline Hirons came out with a product in collaboration with Pixi called the Double Cleanse I wanted to know what the fuss is really about? So what is Double Cleansing? Well, it nothing but first removing your makeup up with makeup remover and then later washing your face with a cleanser aka face wash. The idea behind a double cleansing is that we tend to put on multiple layers of products onto our face – serum, moisturizer, sunscreen, primer, foundation and so on. We need more than one type of a cleanser to remove all of it from our skin.
Double Cleansing – The New Way To Remove Makeup
There basically are just two steps to a Double Cleanse. One being removing the makeup and the other, getting rid of the oils and impurities produced during the course of the day. For the first step, an ideal product to use would be an oil based cleanser so that it can melt and break away the first layer of makeup. Some of my recommendations are The Body Shop’s Camomile Silky Cleansing Oil, Bioderma Micellar Water, MAC Cleanse Off Oil, Maybelline Total Clean. For the lazy days, I recommend using the Clinique Take The Day Off Micellar Cleansing Towelettes.
The next step is to get rid of all the impurities, pollutants, oil and any left over makeup. You any gentle face wash so as to not strip off your skin. I recommend The Forest Essentials Delicate Facial Cleansers, The Body Shop Vitamin C Cleanser, Olay Total Effects Foaming Cleanser.
Now coming back to the PIXI Double Cleanse, it is a pot with two sides – one contains a solid oil cleanser to melt the makeup and the other a cream cleanser to remove all that is left behind. It would be great to travel with as it means one less product. I haven’t used the PIXI Double Cleanse, but hey, you do not need a specific Double Cleansing product. You can just create your own pairing.