Cleanser & makeup remover:

what’s the difference ??

Facial cleanser and makeup remover clean your skin in different ways. Understanding how to clean your face is the 1st step in a proper beauty routine.

Cleanser & makeup remover : what’s the difference and how do I use them properly?


Knowing how to clean your skin is the first step in any successful beauty routine.

Understanding the difference between facial cleanser and makeup remover will help you keep your skin clean and healthy.


What does cleanser do for the face?


Face wash or cleanser removes dirt and excess oil, known as sebum, from the skin.

A good face cleanser does this gently, without damaging the skin’s protective layer of lipids. Damaging this layer through cleansing can cause the skin to either become red and dried-out or over-produce sebum and become oily.


When should I use cleanser?


Apply cleanser as part of your morning and evening skincare routine.

A gentle cleanser like Darphin’s INTRAL Air Mousse Cleanser with Chamomile lifts impurities and pollution, and leaves skin feeling soft and hydrated. Its sulfate-free and skin friendly pH formula helps support the skin’s precious moisture barrier.

Complete your skincare routine by nourishing and hydrating the skin. In the morning, use a moisturizing cream after cleansing. In the evening cleanse, then add a serum before applying a moisturizer.

Our INTRAL Soothing Serum uses natural ingredients to soothe, hydrate and revitalize sensitive skin.


Can I use both cleanser and makeup remover?


Whether you need to use a cleanser and makeup remover (known as double cleansing) depends on your lifestyle and your skin type.

If you wear makeup or sunscreen during the day it is important to double cleanse at night in order to, first, remove the oil-based products and then clean your skin.

Double cleansing can also help to thoroughly clean your skin if you have an oily complexion.

However, if you have dry or sensitive skin make sure to use a gentle cleanser like our INTRAL Air Mousse Cleanser with Chamomile when double cleansing.


What goes first cleanser or makeup remover?


When cleansing your skin at night, start with an oil-based product to remove makeup. Then complete your cleaning routine with a water-based cleanser to remove dirt.

Darphin’s Rosewood Cleansing Balm combines the theory of double cleansing in one product. When massaged into the face the balm melts into an oil, lifting makeup and sun cream off the skin. Upon contact with water it blooms into a cleansing milk that clears impurities, and leaves the skin feeling clean and soft.

For a complete double cleanse, follow with Darphin’s INTRAL Air Mousse Cleanser with Chamomile.