Skin Care: Double Cleansing or Triple Cleansing?

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Double Cleansing
Double Cleansing: Vitamin C Milk Cleanser & Tea Tree Oil Face Wash

This is my morning and night cleansing routine. I’m using a few (lol) products. It may look like I’m going overboard, but I’m not. It’s all worth it in the end. I know I’ve said this many times before. My skin type is oily and acne-prone. I have fair skin, so acne is such a burden on my skin. If I get a pimple, it’s noticeable and embarassing. It can make my complexion look uneven too.

I’ve been double cleansing my skin. I’m aware that double cleansing means using an oil-based cleanser first then a water-based cleanser after. I didn’t know I was going to double cleanse. I saw a cleansing milk and wanted to try it alone (without any other face wash). I realized that the cleansing milk alone didn’t help ‘clean’ my skin. There’s nothing wrong with trying something new. 🙂 I started double cleansing using the cleansing milk with my tea tree face wash. The pair worked perfectly well. My skin felt hydrated and clean.

Here are the two facial cleansers I was using…

I’ve talked about Trader Joe’s Spa Face Wash with Tea Tree Oil many times before. Here’s more about it if you’ve missed out or are interested.

My New Face Wash & Hair Care Products (Tea Tree, Natural, Cruelty-Free, Oily, Blemished Skin)

2 Weeks Results: Trader Joe’s Spa Face Wash with Tea Tree Oil

2 Months Results: Trader Joe’s Spa Face Wash with Tea Tree Oil

The cleansing milk is new. So what is Avalon Organics Intense Defense with Vitamin C Cleansing Milk??

I really wanted to start adding a cleansing oil into my ‘cleansing routine’. I purchased an oil-based cleanser called QRxLabs Deep Facial Cleansing Oil. Here it is.

QRxLabsl Deep Facial Cleansing Oil
QRxLabs Deep Facial Cleansing Oil

I’ve never heard of this brand before, but the reviews look good. Here are the ingredients in this oil-based cleanser.


Olive Oil, Grape Seed Oil, Polysorbate 80, Tangerine Essential Oil, Ascorbyl Palmitate (Vitamin C), Lemon Essential Oil, Vitamin E, Menthol, Phenoxyethanol, Caprylyl Glycol, Sorbic Acid

A simple list of ingredients. In the photo, it’s a new bottle of the cleansing oil. It’s sealed at the cap. I’ve only used it twice. Last night and this morning. My first impression of this cleansing oil is that it has a tangerine scent (fourth ingredient on the list). Watch out for the eyes. It can irritate the eye area. Using it to cleanse my face was a different experience. It’s like moving oil that’s not too greasy all over my face. It clearly removes dirt and debris off of my skin. I can feel it on my finger tips. It washes off clean. I’m not sure if I would use it by itself. That’s too risky for my oily, acne-prone skin. So I followed up with the cleansing milk and tea tree oil face wash.

So now I have 3 facial cleansers.

  1. An oil-based cleanser
  2. A milk cleanser
  3. A water-based face wash
Triple Cleansing
Triple Cleansing: Cleansing Oil, Cleansing Milk, Tea Tree Face Wash

After following this method, I’m getting overwhelmed cleansing my face three times, lol. I might end up dropping the Avalon Organics Intense Defense with Vitamin C Cleansing Milk if the cleansing oil and tea tree oil face wash works fine together. I think triple cleansing is too time consuming. Maybe just do it at night? BUT, we will see what happens. Look forward to an update on my cleansing routine! :]

Do you double cleanse or triple cleanse your skin? What is your morning and night cleansing routine like? Leave a comment.

Love, Jen

Review: LilyAna Naturals Eye Cream Moisturizer

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A Review on LilyAna Naturals Eye Cream Moisturizer
A Review on LilyAna Naturals Eye Cream Moisturizer

Here’s my review on LilyAna Naturals Eye Cream Moisturizer! I’ve used it for at least a month already! So I stumbled upon this eye cream when I was searching for an eye cream that was more natural and vegan. Also, this eye cream has tons of good reviews on it. I thought I would give it a chance after pondering about it for some time. I decided to go for it, since my last eye cream was just OK. I wanted something more. Even though wrinkles can’t be totally eliminated, it never worked to decrease the darkness of my under eye circles. I have really bad under eye circles. I could always go back to my previous eye cream if LilyAna Naturals Eye Cream Moisturizer didn’t work. But, it’s been one month in, and I’m happy about the results! This eye cream is soft and cream-like. It absorbs into the skin easily without leaving any grease behind. It’s not the most moisturizing eye cream, but it doesn’t dry out the skin either. I do wish it was more moisturizing. Finding an eye cream that lightens dark under eye circles just a little bit is difficult to come by. This eye cream did help to fade my dark under eye circles just a little bit. I’m very happy about that! That’s better than nothing! On the bottle, it says that you can use it as a face cream too. I tried it. It didn’t work for me. It clogged my pores and wasn’t moisturizing at all. I prefer it only as an eye cream. So far, it’s going well. I hope it continues this way!

Have you used LilyAna Naturals Eye Cream Moisturizer before? Share your thoughts on your experience! Leave a comment!

© Jennifer Nguyen