What is double cleaning?

Qu'est-ce que le double nettoyage ?

There are many techniques for removing make-up, but right now, everyone's talking about double cleansing. Touted as the secret to complete make-up removal and radiant skin, it has become an essential step in many beauty rituals. Here's everything you need to know about this make-up removal technique: its principles, benefits and how to adopt the double cleansing method.

Double cleansing, the secret of complete make-up removal

Double cleansing is a make-up removal method that originated in Korea. To effectively remove all impurities and even waterproof make-up, this technique requires you to use an oily cleanser before proceeding to cleanse your skin with a water-based cleanser. By combining these two products, you benefit from a deep cleansing of the skin without damaging it.

Why double-cleanse?

With double cleansing, even oily, sensitive or dry skin can enjoy effective, yet gentle, make-up removal. This method allows you to :


  • Eliminate impurities

Double cleansing rids your skin of impurities and even the most stubborn make-up. The oily cleanser removes lipophilic impurities such as make-up (including waterproof mascara), as well as excess sebum. The water-based cleanser then removes hydrophilic impurities such as sweat and pollution residues. The action of this powerful duo doesn't stop there! The skin, covered in an oily veil, is protected from hard water. Make-up removal is complete and leaves no feeling of tightness.



  • Prevent imperfections

Double cleansing also helps prevent imperfections. Clogged pores are cleansed and bacteria eliminated. This gentle evening routine doesn't put the sebaceous glands on alert. Your skin is clean and ready to receive your skincare products.



  • Improving skin's appearance

The double cleansing method also improves skin texture. By effectively removing dead cells, skin texture is refined and your skin is more radiant.

How do I double-cleanse?


Adopting this Korean cleansing technique is very simple: just two steps!


  • Step 1 Remove make-up with your own oil or balm

Take a generous amount ofcleansing oil or balm, then warm it in your hands. Apply to your dry face and neck, then gently massage in using circular movements. Close your eyes and work the lashes between your fingers to dissolve the mascara. Rinse thoroughly with lukewarm water.


  • Step 2 cleaning with water

Apply a dab of water-based cleanser to your damp face. Gently massage your face in circular motions to remove any residue left by the first cleanser. Rinse thoroughly with lukewarm water.

Which skin care products should I use for double cleansing?


To double-cleanse, it's important to choose the right skin care products.


  • Choose your cleansing oil

Cleansing oils are ideal for gently cleansing dry, sensitive skin. They effectively dissolve make-up and impurities while nourishing the skin. They are also suitable for use on oily skin in search of gentleness.


At NUXE, the Very Rose Delicate Cleansing Oil is the gentle cleansing treatment for all your needs. It removes make-up while protecting the skin from limescale during rinsing. Its delicate rose-scented texture transforms into milk on contact with water for ultra-sensorial cleansing.



  • Choose your water base

For this second step, choose your favorite face cleanser, provided it can be used with water. To complete your double cleansing, NUXE offers the Very Rose Aerial Cleansing Foam for a gentle evening routine suitable even for sensitive skin. You can also find the Very Rose double cleansing duo accompanied by a pretty beauty kit. The Gel Nettoyant et Démaquillant Visage, Rêve de Miel with its soothing formula will delight dry, sensitive skin.

Alternatives to double cleaning


If you're inspired by Korean double cleansing, but the method doesn't suit you, personalize it! For double cleansing without water, for example, you can combine the Very Rose Creamy Cleansing Milk with the Fresh Toning Mist  from the same collection.


You can also combine the Ultra-Fresh Cleansing Gel-Mask, Very Rose  to remove even the most stubborn impurities. Follow with a few sprays of Fresh Toning Mist to immediately refresh and soothe the skin. You swear by 3-in-1 Moisturizing Micellar Water or the Soothing Micellar Water 3-in-1 ? Well, don't change a thing and continue to enjoy your ultra-fast make-up removal pleasure.

Whatever your skin type, the Korean double cleansing ritual is an effective way to remove all traces of make-up. By combining a cleansing oil with a water cleanser, this ritual removes impurities and stubborn make-up without aggressing your skin. Your skin is left clean, ready to receive your skincare products and begin its nightly regeneration process. 

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