What is Double Cleansing?

Double cleansing is a two-step process that originated in Asia, where skincare rituals are an art form. This method involves using two cleansers: first, an oil-based cleanser, followed by a water-based one. The goal? To ensure your skin is thoroughly clean without disrupting its natural balance.

The Benefits of Double Cleansing

Deep Cleansing

A single-step cleanse often isn't enough to remove all the impurities that accumulate on your skin throughout the day. Sunscreen, pollution, makeup, and excess sebum can linger, potentially leading to:

  • Acne
  • Blackheads
  • Premature skin aging

Double cleansing offers a gentle yet thorough cleanse, positively impacting both your skin's condition and the absorption of subsequent skincare products.

Balanced Skincare

Proper cleansing is as crucial as moisturizing. The two-stage process of double cleansing provides the perfect balance your skin needs:

Oil-based cleanser reduces irritation
Water-based cleanser removes excess oils

This yin-yang approach results in a clean, healthy complexion and can help reduce seborrhea and skin inflammation.

How Double Cleansing Works

The Oil Phase
The first step uses an oil-based cleanser, like Kajo hydrophilic cleansing oil. This works on the principle that "oil dissolves oil," effectively breaking down:

  • Excess sebum
  • Oil-based makeup
  • Sunscreen residue

The Water Phase
The second step uses a water-based cleanser, such as Kajo probiotic revitalizing cleanser. This removes:

  • Any remaining oil-based impurities
  • Water-based debris
  • Sweat and dirt

The combination of warm water (to open pores) and cool water (to close them) enhances the cleansing effect.

How to Double Cleanse with Kajo Products

  1. Apply 2-3 doses of Kajo hydrophilic cleansing oil to dry skin.
  2. Gently massage, including the eye area.
  3. Rinse with warm water.
  4. Apply 2-3 doses of Kajo probiotic revitalizing cleanser.
  5. Massage in circular motions.
  6. Rinse with cool water.

Remember, proper cleansing is the foundation of effective skincare. Start your routine right with Kajo's natural cleansing duo!


  1. How often should I double cleanse?

Double cleansing is typically recommended once a day, usually in the evening. This helps remove the day's accumulation of makeup, sunscreen, oil, and environmental pollutants. In the morning, a single, gentle cleanse is often sufficient.

  1. Can double cleansing help with acne-prone skin?

Yes, double cleansing can be beneficial for acne-prone skin. The oil-based cleanser helps break down excess sebum and oil-based impurities that can clog pores, while the water-based cleanser removes remaining debris. This thorough cleansing can help prevent breakouts. However, it's important to use non-comedogenic products suitable for acne-prone skin.

  1. Is double cleansing suitable for all skin types?

Double cleansing can be adapted to suit most skin types. For dry or sensitive skin, use gentle, hydrating cleansers. Oily skin types may benefit from a balancing oil cleanser followed by a gentle foaming cleanser. Those with combination skin can focus the oil cleanser on drier areas and the water-based cleanser on oilier zones. As with any skincare routine, it's best to observe how your skin responds and adjust accordingly.

Remember to follow up your double cleansing routine with the rest of your skincare regimen, including toner, serums, and moisturizer as appropriate for your skin type and concerns.


Ready to transform your skincare routine? Try Kajo's double cleansing products today and experience the difference!


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