Click Fraud Monitoring
Sign in or registerGift vouchers/packsLogicalskincare newsMy shopping bag (Empty)
FacebookTwitterInstagram
Free* spend £75 on dermalogica products get free dermalogica water bottle

do i need an oil cleanser?

___________________________________________________________________

Modern life is just rife with irony. Today, we keep our breath fresh with strips that dissolve on the tongue, we deodorise several parts of our bodies and we ward off germs with antibacterial gels. Yet – and here’s the irony – most of us are walking through the world with dirty skin. Truly dirty.

What happens when the skin is cleansed?

When we apply a cleanser, we generally use a gel-based, sudsy or milky cleanser. All contain surface active agents (or surfactants) that provide the primary cleansing action. During the initial cleansing process, surfactants emulsify fat or lipid debris, such as sebum, make-up, environmental hydrocarbons and sunscreens, allowing them to dissolve in the rinse water. Meanwhile, the water-based portion of the cleanser dissolves water-soluble debris, namely sweat and some environmental pollutants.

Considering the amount of material that potentially collects on the skin, this initial cleansing will only remove superficial debris and is certainly not adequate for a thorough cleansing. But there is no need to resort to a pore-wrenching strip or harsh, stripping astringent. A simple Double Cleanse will thoroughly remove oils, dirt and grime from the skin.

The only catch: If you Double Cleanse only with a water-based cleanser, there still may be some oil-soluble substances left behind – particularly when cleansing oily skin. But if you Double Cleanse with an oil-based cleanser first, you’ll get better results.

Why cleanse with oil?

In chemistry, it is said that like attracts like. Cleansers that are formulated with plant-based oils (Borage Seed, Kukui Nut, Apricot Kernel, etc.) can better melt the layers of oil-based debris on the skin; the oil molecules bond to each other, unlike water molecules in a non-oil-based cleanser. These oils then emulsify with the addition of water to encapsulate and remove the trapped debris, allowing the second cleanser to penetrate even further than before – without making the skin feel too dry or stripped.

___________________________________________________________________

Comments: 0 (Add)

Our latest reviews

4.89 Average

675 Reviews

Christine

Always an excellent service I have been using logical skincare for over 8 yrs and never a problem😄

Posted 22 hours ago

Anamarija

There was a problem with the page when I tried to order but the customer service was very fast, they replied within an hour and sorted everything out. The multi active toner did leak a little and the boxes were crumpled but otherwise everything was fine.

Posted 1 day ago

Anonymous

Very good range of products and happy how quickly my order arrived.

Posted 1 day ago

shane

quick delivery, choice of free samples , discount and a free gift best place to order from

Posted 3 days ago

Mark

Had a problem where the top cane off toner but it was sorted out no problem. Great service - highly recommend

Posted 5 days ago

Nitacha

Great offer and arrived on time

Posted 5 days ago

Rose

my first order all went easily and arrived promptly.

Posted 1 week ago

Bhavneta

Good quality products with great samples. Fast delivery

Posted 1 week ago

Juliet

Efficient, just what I needed. Had got an unsealed one from another seller so was delighted that this one gave me what I needed plus some samples. Round of applause. I wish all retailers were like this.

Posted 1 week ago

Anonymous

Very quick delivery.

Posted 1 week ago

Helen

Very prompt service as always

Posted 1 week ago

Anonymous

Excellent from start to finish

Posted 1 week ago

Joanne

I have used dermalogical skin smoothing cream, special cleansing gel and skin toner for a while now after I had very sensitive skin and now would use nothing else. My skin is calm, smooth and fresh, and at age 49 need all the help I can get!! Worth every penny.

Posted 1 week ago

Joanne

Excellent speedy delivery

Posted 2 weeks ago

Elizabeth

Excellent service and cheaper than competitors

Posted 2 weeks ago

Nicci

Great products and super quick delivery

Posted 2 weeks ago

Linda

Prompt, efficient and good value for money. Will use again.

Posted 2 weeks ago

Roger

Great value, prompt delivery, courteous service

Posted 3 weeks ago

Emma

Always very prompt delivery thank you

Posted 3 weeks ago

Lorraine

Fab overall service

Posted 3 weeks ago

Nicci

Fab products and super quick service!

Posted 3 weeks ago

Loading