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Murmura Encyclopedia

In pursuit of the truth behind what is in our skincare products, Murmura has debunked cosmetic ingredients and treatments. Providing all of the information you need to make informed decisions when choosing a product that’s right for your skin.


Double Cleanse

What is it?

The foundation of every good skincare regime, double cleansing is a two-step method that not only removes the makeup, dirt and dead skin cells but also prepares your skin to effectively absorb your serums and moisturisers.

  1. The first step is the use of an oil based cleanser to remove all residual makeup, sunscreen and sebum.
  2. The second step calls for a lighter water based cleanser to eliminate impurities and dirt that can prevent active ingredients from working best.

Though some may be sceptics of this regime, dermatologists and estheticians have proven that this approach to cleansing is essential for keeping your skin healthy and preserving youthfulness.

Why is it Important?

The purpose of the first cleanse is to remove any makeup, sweat or dirt which may have built up on your skin throughout the day, as well as dead skin cells on the surface. The second cleanse works to soften the skin and ensure that there is nothing in the way of anything you use after from  being properly absorbed.

Murmura tip! Remember that like attracts like, so oil based cleansers will help remove make-up and excess sebum while water-based cleansers will wash away sweat and pollutants.

During the night, our skin naturally works to regenerate and restore itself, this can be hampered if there are any residual toxins from environmental and air pollution or makeup.

Empower your skin against these pollutants and nourish it with this incredibly simple technique to cleansing.

What’s the Best Way to Double Cleanse?

It’s crucial that we remove every last bit of dirt on our faces, so the trick is to not just stick to one cleanser in your routine.

  1. Apply an oil based cleanser directly onto your dry skin, working with your fingertips from the centre of your face, slowly massaging outwards. Devote two – three minutes to this step, then rinse well with warm water.

These are a few of the best oil cleansers in our Murmura collection that we recommend for a deep first cleanse.

Ciracle Absolute Deep Cleansing Oil

Klairs Gentle Black Deep Cleansing Oil

  1. Use a foam or milk cleanser and using a cotton pad, gently wipe your face outwards for a light cleanse.

Here are our favourite foam and water-based cleansers for your second cleanse.

Mizon Egg White Bubble Cleanser

Neogen Dermology Green Tea Real Fresh Foam