After the Koreans gave us double cleansing, we were convinced that we had skincare nailed. It turns out that, actually, we were falling just one step short: it’s triple cleansing that we need to be subjecting our faces
The process is simple, really. While there are a few variations, the core of the practice is around using three, separate forms of cleansing. We suggest you begin by using micellar water, or by giving your face a rubdown with a cleansing wipe, to gently remove impurities on the surface of your skin. Sothys Micellar Cleansing Water is a firm favourite in our books, as it’s perfect for all skin types — especially sensitive. For the second step, massage an oil cleanser, like TATCHA’s nourishing One Step Camellia cleansing oil, onto the skin to remove oil-based impurities, before rinsing off. Finally, add a foaming cleanser to your damp face, to clear the last of those water-based impurities – we can’t get enough of the NUORI Vital Foaming Cleanser, thanks to its luxuriously creamy texture. Gently remove the final cleanser before patting the face dry.
While undeniably a more thorough, effective way to cleanse the skin, it’s important to remember that how frequently you opt for a triple cleanse should depend on your skin type. Triple cleansing is beneficial for those who regularly apply a lot of makeup, work in dusty environments or spend a lot of time outdoors, but we wouldn’t recommend subjecting your skin to it on a daily basis. (Plus, who really has the time?) To avoid stripping your skin of its natural oils, we instead suggest you treat yourself to a thorough triple cleanse once or twice a week, just like you would an indulgent face mask.