10-Day Double Cleanse Challenge

Do You Double Cleanse?

Here at DHC, we believe double cleansing is the basis for glowing, healthy skin. This time-tested 2-step regimen deeply cleans without disrupting your skin’s pH balance, leaving you with hydrated and nourished skin, perfectly prepped for the rest of your skincare routine. To see just how great double cleansing is, we challenged five first-time double cleansers to replace their current cleansing routine with ours.

The Challenge:

Step 1: With clean, dry hands, massage Deep Cleansing Oil onto dry skin for 15-20 seconds. Rinse away with clean water.
Step 2: Follow with one of our favorite lathering cleansers, Face Wash Powder. Add a bit of water to the powder and wash face as normal.
Repeat this double cleanse for 10 nights. In the morning, only do the lathering cleanse.

Real People. Real Results. 

Ariane B., college student
Skin type: Combination of oily and dry
Skin concerns: Prone to acne
Current skin routine: “I do a cleanser every night and moisturize afterward. However, I’m bad at consistently cleansing my face, so recently I’ve just been washing my face with water.”
What do you hope to see from double cleansing?: “I want my skin to be a little less prone to acne, as well as clearer and brighter.”

DAY 1- First Impressions

“I really like the Deep Cleansing Oil. It feels like it was massaging my pores and getting all the dirt deep in there. My face feels really clean after double cleansing. After doing the oil cleanse, my face already seems clean, but with the added face wash, I feel like my skin is fresher.” 

DAY 5- Mid-Challenge Check-In

“My skin feels so much healthier and cleaner. My acne is still acting up, but I’ve noticed the flare-ups are not as bad. My skin is also brighter and firmer, and not as oily during the day. Overall I feel a lot more comfortable in my skin.”

DAY 10- Final Verdict

“I love how much my skin improved after only 10 days. It’s brighter and firmer and my pores seem smaller than before. My skin tone looks more even, too! I've also noticed that my breakouts are less severe!” 

Days 1, 5 and 10

Edreece A., soccer player

Skin type: Normal
Skin concerns: None
Current skin routine: “I use an acne face wash followed by a cream from Germany.”
What do you hope to see from double cleansing?: “Clear, healthy skin.”

DAY 1- First Impressions

“My skin feels tight and refreshed. The oil was interesting. It felt like I was putting olive oil on my face, but it felt nice. The powder was also interesting. I never experienced anything like that. Overall a good first impression.” 

DAY 5- Mid-Challenge Check-In

“Five days in and my skin is clear. I usually would get blemishes, even when I am on top of my routine, but now, no acne, no bumps. Feels good!”

DAY 10- Final Verdict

“I love the way my skin feels at the moment. My skin is clean, tight and clear. This, by far, is better than my previous skincare routine. I had pretty clear skin before, but now when you look up close, you can tell that the texture has improved. My favorite part of double cleansing was the oil cleanser. It's a soothing, relaxing experience. As a male, it was weird at first to accept a two-step skin care process, but I got used to it.”

Days 1, 5 and 10

Mehreen S., expecting mother

Skin type: Combination but more oily
Skin concerns: Dullness, scarring, acne
Current skin routine: “Gel face wash, vitamin C serum, eye cream and CoQ10 Brightening Quick Gel.”
What do you hope to see from double cleansing?: “For my skin to look radiant and clear.”

DAY 1- First Impressions

“My skin feels very soft and super clean. It also looks brighter. I love the face wash with the oil cleanser.”

DAY 5- Mid-Challenge Check-In

“My skin feels amazing! I can see it’s more vibrant and noticed my scars have lightened, along with having fewer blemishes.”

DAY 10- Final Verdict

“My skin feels healthier and clearer. It looks vibrant but not too different from the fifth day. My scars have lightened, and I have fewer blemishes! My favorite part so far is the Face Wash Powder. It makes my skin feel like velvet. Would definitely recommend double cleansing to other people.”

Days 1, 5 and 10

Mariam T., marketing mogul

Skin type: Normal with some dryness
Skin concerns: Dryness and dullness
Current skin routine: “Simple cleanser, witch hazel toner and moisturizer”
What do you hope to see from double cleansing?: “I hope to see more vibrancy and elasticity in my skin. I’d love more moisture. Having better textured skin would be nice as well.”

DAY 1- First Impressions

“Using the oil dry to the face and then the powder cleanser is an interesting process. My skin feels a lot smoother and sleeker. I also look dewy.”

DAY 5- Mid-Challenge Check-In

“My skin literally feels smooth like a baby’s; I can’t stop glancing at myself! I look younger and more awake. Because my skin looks smoother, my facial structure also looks more defined as a result. I noticed that there is not one ounce of makeup that rubs off onto my towel after a long day.”

DAY 10- Final Verdict

“My skin feels moisturized, soft, vibrant, sleek… better!! My makeup has been sitting so much better as well. Every morning of this challenge, I would be glowing. Even though once in a while the oil got kind of messy to work with, I will continue double cleansing after this.”

Days 1, 5 and 10

Jackie A., working mother

Skin type: Aging
Skin concerns: Loss of collagen, sun spots, clogged pores
Current skincare routine: “Cleanse, exfoliate, tone”
What do you hope to see from double cleansing?: “Fresher, clearer skin.”

DAY 1- First Impressions

“Skin feels very clean but not dry. It also feels healthy and smooth.” 

DAY 5- Mid Challenge Check-In

“I don’t see any differences in my skin’s appearance at this time, but it does feel good. I’m really enjoying double cleansing and think the products are of good quality.” 

DAY 10- Final Verdict

“My skin feels very balanced and not dried out. Though I had some hormonal breakouts, my skin seems smoother. My favorite thing about double cleansing was that my skin was so clean, the toner pad would have no leftover makeup on it. I didn’t always like using the oil when my face breaks out, but I will continue double cleansing after this. I even recommended DHC to a girl I met at the spa recently!”

Days 1, 5 and 10

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