Home Cosmetic Science Talk Formulating General Double cleansing

  • Double cleansing

    Posted by Ghita37 on March 14, 2023 at 11:31 am

    Hello everyone.

    I did a research as to what type of cleansers are most popular in my country and found that cleansing foams and cleansing gels are very popular. extra rich dermatological cleansing gels are most famous as a big number of people have dry skin.

    Now i was wondering are extra rich cleansing gel suitable for people who wear makeup.Bceuase i learned that to remove makeup we need two steps, an oil based steps following the like disssolves like principle where oil dissolves oil and after that we follow with a water based cleansing such as micellar water or gel to remove residue left of the makeup.Now since cleansing oil are not popular in my country and it would cost me a lost to market them i decided to do extra rich cleansing gel but what about the girl who wears makeup; how can she remove her makeup.Is it possible to offer her in a package a foaming cleanser and then the extra rich cleansing gel but i think these two are water based cleanser; there is no oil based clenaser here/Can someone please advice?

    Thanks a lot

    mikethair replied 4 months, 4 weeks ago 4 Members · 4 Replies
  • 4 Replies
  • Ghita37

    March 14, 2023 at 11:39 am

    Can this URIAGE cleanser be used to remove makeup as well? I would say NO based on what i udnerstood so far as it is a water based and water based wont dissolve makeup; so would that be used as a second step and then we use a toner and then the moisturizer.


    Thanks a lot

  • Unknown Member

    March 18, 2023 at 8:50 am

    Hello, as a licensed skincare professional I will inform you that your best bet for a “two-step” cleansing process is to have the first step be exclusively only oil-based.

    Oil is highly effective in removing most make up.

    (And let me tell you, women can really layer it on.)

    An oil applied with a cotton pad for the first step will often remove a majority of the make up.

    As well, most women love seeing alllll that make up come off on the cotton pad in just a few swipes across their face. 🙂

    It just makes it seem super, super effective.

    Which it is.

    I would blend a few inexpensive oils since it is not a leaven -on product.

    (this is actually what I use for myself)

    Fractionated coconut oil is a great start for 50% of the formulation, as it is very affordable and also is easily accessible.

    Safflower is also excellent to blend in, as is Sesame oil.

    Oil as a first step in double cleanse really, really works.

    This also entirely eliminates the problem of having skin feel too dry and too tight if you were to double cleanse with only surfactants twice in a row.

    Also, this formulation is all natural and no preservative needed.

    Literally a major win-win.

  • Dorsaf

    February 15, 2024 at 4:41 pm

    If i can add a question,I’m new in formulation,so this oil micellar based,will contain only oils??? Plant oil??

  • mikethair

    February 15, 2024 at 6:43 pm

    Yes, as the
    co-founder of a skincare manufacturing factory in Viet Nam and Malaysia since
    2006, we have found that double cleansing starting with a plant oil cleanser is the most effective. This was the first stage of facial cleansing.

    And the key is the second stage. We found that the usual commercial surfactant-based cleaner caused issues for many of our customers. So, I developed a gentler cleanser by saponifying extra-virgin olive oil. It was gentle and moisturising. We superfatted the formula by leaving some of the extra-virgin olive oil unsaponified.

    Our global sales did very well.

Log in to reply.