How to optimize your skincare routine

Double Cleansing - the latest trend from Korea

We looked at how to optimize your skincare routine and found that there are many different components to a good skincare routine. From choosing the right products to using them optimally for your skin type, a lot can go wrong. The perfect skincare routine always starts with cleansing. The latest trend from Korea - double cleansing - even requires the use of two cleansers. But what exactly is double cleansing and what advantages does it offer?

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  • What is double cleansing?

    Double Cleansing is a two-step method that involves washing the face with two different types of cleansers to deeply cleanse your skin while maintaining a healthy skin barrier, which is ultimately the secret to healthy skin.

    How does double cleansing work?

    Two cleansers are generally used - first an oil or cream cleanser to remove makeup, oil and other buildup that builds up on skin throughout the day, and then a gel cleanser to deeply cleanse and cleanse skin to remove any residue that could clog the skin.


    Is Double Cleansing For Everyone?

    Double Cleansing is suitable for most skin types and skin conditions, especially oily or acne-prone skin types. Dryer or more sensitive skin types may want to take a different approach to double cleansing, as this method can over-cleanse the skin, leading to more sensitivity and dryness. But that doesn't mean you have to be disfellowshipped! Here we've broken down our favorite double cleansing power duos for every skin type and skin concern.

    Oily, acne-prone skin

    Oily skin tends to have more deposits and therefore tolerates a double cleansing best. Our favorite double cleansing duo for this skin type is the IMAGE Skincare Vital C Hydrating Facial Cleanser, followed by the IMAGE Clear Cell Salicylic Gel Cleanser. Vital C Hydrating Facial Cleanser soothes and moisturizes acne-prone skin with vitamins A, C and E, while Clear Cell Salicylic Gel Cleanser fights oil and pimples, leaving you looking fresh and clear.

    IMAGE Skincare Hydrating Facial Cleanser
    A pharmaceutical grade, high potency vitamin C cleanser that gently removes makeup and impurities. Essential antioxidants and vitamins soothe the skin. Pro tip: In combination with a salicylic cleanser, the treatment of acne can be taken to a new level.
    IMAGE Skincare Clear Cell Clarifying Salicylic Gel Cleanser
    This salicylic-based foaming gel cleanser gently removes excess oil while removing dead skin cells. The skin is soft and oil-free. Ideal for oily and acne-prone skin. With this cleanser you finally get your most beautiful, clear skin!

    Large-pored, textured and aging skin

    For this skin type, we start with iS Clinical's Warming Honey Cleanser, followed by the Cleansing Complex Polish. Although the Warming Honey Cleanser is neither oil nor cream based, its gel-like texture has the ability to easily break down oil and debris, leaving skin clean and hydrated. Gentle enough for everyday use, the Cleansing Complex Polish contains micro-exfoliants along with salicylic acid to smooth uneven skin texture and unclog pores.

    iS Clinical Warming Honey Cleanser
    Our luxurious, warming facial cleanser with pure honey, royal jelly and propolis provides an exceptional sensory experience while effectively cleansing and gently exfoliating the skin. It provides the skin with a lot of moisture and helps to refine and balance problematic skin types. The Warming Honey Cleanser is specially formulated with green tea extract and papaya enzymes to nourish the skin and enhance exfoliation.
    Cleansing Complex Polish
    Cleansing Complex Polish thoroughly cleanses the surface and pores of the skin without drying it out or stripping it of its natural oils. This lightweight, foaming gel contains eco-friendly microparticles of cellulose and jojoba combined with powerful botanical extracts and salicylic acid to provide both physical and biochemical exfoliation. This multipurpose cleansing scrub offers a complete facial experience in just one product. It instantly smoothes and refines the skin, leaving it supple.

    Dry, sun damaged skin

    For our dry skin types struggling with uneven skin tone and pigmentation, we start with the IMAGE Skincare Vital C Hydrating Facial Cleanser, followed by the IMAGE Iluma Intense Brightening Exfoliating Cleanser. This duo moisturizes and calms redness while lightening pigment spots and smoothing skin texture.

    IMAGE Skincare Hydrating Facial Cleanser
    A pharmaceutical grade, high potency vitamin C cleanser that gently removes makeup and impurities. Essential antioxidants and vitamins soothe dry, dehydrated and rosacea-prone skin.
    ILUMA™ Intense Brightening Exfoliating Cleanser Image Skincare
    Gentle facial cleanser that removes impurities and visibly evens skin tone while effectively cleansing the skin. Bamboo spheres and "Smart Sensing" granules remove dead skin cells, revealing a more even and balanced complexion.

    Dry, aging skin

    When treating fine lines and wrinkles, we like to start with the iS Clinical Cream Cleanser, followed by the Cleansing Complex. The Cream Cleanser is an oil-based creamy cleanser that gently breaks down makeup and moisturizes skin, leaving it soft and hydrated. Adding the Cleansing Complex allows you to treat texture and fine lines without over-drying the skin.

    iS Clinical Cream Cleanser
    This lightweight, moisturizing cleansing cream is powerful yet gentle enough to be used even on dry, sensitive skin. Cream Cleanser combines bionutrients, antioxidants and restorative ingredients to deeply cleanse skin's surface and pores while soothing the look and feel of dry areas. Skin feels refreshed, hydrated and clean. Cream Cleanser is suitable for even the most vulnerable skin types.
    Cleansing Complex
    This clear, lightweight cleansing gel is powerful yet gentle enough for sensitive skin. Cleansing Complex contains a balanced blend of bionutrients, antioxidants and mild, skin-renewing ingredients that deeply cleanse the skin's surface and pores without stripping the skin of its natural oils, leaving skin soft and smooth.