The 5 Best Oil Cleansers For Double Cleansing

The double cleanse is recognized as absolutely necessary for a thorough cleanse.

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You’re all double cleansing, right? If not, why not? The double cleanse is Step 1 of the K-Beauty skincare routine and is recognized as absolutely necessary for a thorough cleanse—so your serums, treatments and moisturizers can work more effectively.

Like the name says, the double cleanse first involves cleansing with an oil cleanser. Though it may seem counterintuitive, an oil cleanser melts away makeup, sunscreen and any other surface impurities. It’s followed by a standard cleanser that washes everything else off. 

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Oil cleansers are amazing for dissolving makeup—even, or especially, waterproof mascara—and cleaning pores of blackheads and whiteheads. Remember high school chem class? Oil and water don’t mix so a water-based cleanser won’t remove oil-based makeups and sunscreens as effectively. An oil cleanser removes excess oil without stripping skin of its natural moisture, so skin stays balanced and hydrated.

Try these oil cleanser fan faves, if you haven’t already. Millions of double cleanse lovers can’t be wrong! 

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