The expression “twice as nice” exists for a reason. For skincare, it emphasizes the importance of a two-step facial cleansing process, especially since the face is the most exposed part of the body. This method involves initially using an oil-based cleanser, which is effective in removing oil-based impurities like makeup and sunscreen. The oil cleanser, such as the Botanical B Enzyme Cleansing Oil, should be warmed in the hands and massaged onto a dry face before rinsing with warm water.
The second step is foam cleansing, using a product like the Botanical A Facial Cleanser. This cleanser contains natural AHA and BHA, which help to eliminate dead skin cells and water-based contaminants, enhancing the skin's radiance. The application involves a Pink Cleansing Sponge to gently massage the skin until foam appears, followed by rinsing.
The founder of One Love Organics, Suzanne LeRoux, explains
“Double-cleansing has been a game changer in my skincare routine for the past 12 years—I never miss a night of it! Double cleansing is simply the use of an oil-based cleanser massaged on dry skin to first break up grime, makeup, and sunscreen prior to following up with a secondary treatment-oriented cleanser to really work its magic and remove grime and sweat. This easy 2-step ritual leaves my skin thoroughly cleansed, exfoliated and conditioned and prepped for treatment serums and my favorite moisturizers.”
Double-cleansing, with its combination of oil and foam cleansing, addresses various skin concerns, from removing heavy makeup to combating the effects of environmental pollutants. It's presented as a simple yet effective ritual for maintaining healthy, glowing skin.
This is how it works:
STEP #1: OIL CLEANSING
Initiate your skincare routine with an oil cleanser, like the Botanical B Enzyme Cleansing Oil. This type of cleanser is effective in dissolving similar substances, meaning it can effortlessly break down oil-based makeup and impurities, paving the way for a rejuvenated complexion.
Work several pumps of oil into your hands to warm up, then massage onto a dry face, using sweeping motions. Rinse clean with warm water.
STEP #2: FOAM CLEANSING
Immediately after the oil cleanse, proceed with a foam cleanser, such as the Botanical A Facial Cleanser. Infused with natural Alpha Hydroxy Acids (AHAs) and Beta Hydroxy Acids (BHAs), this cleanser effectively removes dead skin cells and water-soluble debris like dirt, enhancing your skin's natural brightness.
Add a couple of pumps of cleanser onto our Pink Cleansing Sponge. Work the sponge onto skin, massaging gently until foam starts to appear. Rinse clean with warm water.
Lastly, cleanse the sponge and use it to gently press on the eye area, softening any residual makeup. Utilize the edge of the sponge for more precise makeup removal near the eyes. Finish by rinsing your face once more and patting it dry.
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