The ritual of Japanese layering is practiced daily by Japanese women to maintain beautiful skin and prevent aging.
Double cleansing is the first and arguably the most important step. It involves gently but deeply cleansing the skin to purify it from all the impurities accumulated during the day. This promotes skin regeneration overnight and makes it more receptive to active ingredients.
Step 1 - Oil
To remove makeup, dust, sebum, and pollution, choose an oily substance (oil, balm, or milk) and massage it onto dry skin with your fingertips. There's nothing better for removing impurities without damaging the skin. Most oils and balms transform into a milky texture when in contact with warm water and are very easy to remove.
Step 2 - Water
After removing impurities with oil, use a water-based cleanser to eliminate remaining residues. The cleanser is applied to damp skin, massaged gently, and then rinsed thoroughly with warm water. You can enhance this step by using an accessory like a sponge or a cleaning brush for a deeper cleanse.
CHOOSE A MAKEUP REMOVER
RUHAKU MAKEUP REMOVING OIL
Enriched with botanical AHA extracts, it lightly exfoliates the skin to remove dead cells. Its fine texture turns into milk when in contact with warm water for easy and sensory removal.
This 2-in-1 cleanser is a modern adaptation of the traditional Japanese double cleansing method. This formula enriched with matcha extracts combines the gentle yet effective cleansing power of gel with the simplicity of a single step to effectively remove impurities, excess sebum, and makeup.
The balm transforms into oil upon contact with the skin and allows for a long massage that effectively removes makeup from the face and eyes, even waterproof. Adding warm water reveals a milky texture that rinses off easily. Its fragrance-free natural formula is enriched with six active ingredients derived from rice dedicated to hydration.
CHOOSE A CLEANSER
Cleanse with Soap-Free Water
For thorough cleansing: Exfoliation and Lotion
Despite daily cleansing, a layer of dead skin naturally forms on the skin's surface; it's called the cornified layer. This layer, in addition to clogging pores and dulling the complexion, prevents skincare from penetrating into the dermis. Therefore, the second step of layering involves exfoliating it weekly with the same philosophy as before: gently!
WHEN: Evening, once a week
Once the skin is well cleansed, you can perfect the cleaning with a cotton pad soaked in lotion. This final cleaning step also prepares the skin to receive subsequent care such as essences, serums, and creams.
In the morning, a cotton pad and a few drops of lotion will help remove dust and toxins accumulated overnight.