Japanese double cleansing

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
39€
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.



WAPHYTO MAKEUP REMOVER OIL
52€
This very fine and floral oil removes makeup, pollution traces, and other impurities from the skin. It is also suitable for eye makeup removal.



ORANGE CLEANSING BALM
45€ 
5-in-1 warming balm with orange, it heats up on contact with the skin to remove makeup, dead skin, and unclog pores.



MAKANAI MAKEUP REMOVING MILK
38€
This cleansing milk with vegetable oils and purifying hectorite clay removes makeup and purifies gently.

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.



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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 



MOISTURIZING SOAP BIZEN
€33
This solid soap creates a generous foam and envelops the skin with moisturizing enzymes from fermented rice.



JAPANESE SILK SOAP 
€19
This solid soap enriched with organic silk powder gently eliminates impurities and leaves the skin hydrated.

DUAL ENERGY FOAM 
€42
This foaming cleanser envelops the face to dissolve impurities and oily residues. Pure Camellia seed oil and rice bran leave the skin nourished, soft, and supple.


MAKANAI FOAMING CLEANSER
€31
A creamy texture enriched with clay that lightly foams upon contact with water to cleanse and purify gently.

The creamy texture of this cleanser is formulated with extracts of cork tree bark and 2K glycyrrhizic acid, to reveal the skin's radiance.



Cleanse with Soap-Free Water

STEAM TOWEL KOBAKO
€25
Quality Imabari double-sided towel for deep soap-free steam cleaning.

Once soaked in water, it turns into a soft sponge that cleanses the skin gently without using soap.


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
Soften in water before massaging the face with them

FERMENTED AHA EXFOLIATING ESSENCE 
€35
Apply as a serum in the evening for gentle exfoliation

Gentle gel exfoliant

ALTY CLEANSING BRUSH
€55
Its millions of filaments unclog pores and fine lines from accumulated impurities and dead cells. After use, the complexion is brighter, and skincare is better absorbed.


The Lotion

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. 

Perfect the cleansing with antioxidant and softening agents 

WAPHYTO TONING LOTION
€58
Enveloping serum lotion for regenerating hydration 

YUZU LOTION
€35
Fluid fruit water with moisturizing and brightening benefits

KI WATER HYDRATING LOTION
€150
Purifying, moisturizing, and repairing elixir with anti-aging virtues

SILKY RADIANT PURE MAKANAI TONING LOTION
€48
5 brightening agents 

PURE BOTANICAL CHARGE MAKANAI TONING LOTION
€48
15 moisturizing agents 



To discover the other steps of layering, check out our complete guide. 




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