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Double cleansing: the best start for an optimized skincare routine.


The skin is our interface with our environment. It is above all a protective barrier that shields us from constant external aggressions, and particularly from everyday exposure to urban pollution (smog, dust, UV, etc.) that dulls the complexion and can lead to the appearance of visible signs of aging.

These two factors make proper cleansing essential, in order to remove pollutants, impurities, dead skin cells and oils from the skin's cutaneous surface and keep it free of dullness, blackheads and enlarged pores.

These two factors make proper cleansing essential, in order to remove pollutants, impurities, dead skin cells and oils from the skin's cutaneous surface and keep it free of dullness, blackheads and enlarged pores.

Often neglected due to lack of time and consistency, a regular cleansing routine (morning and evening) is therefore fundamental—regardless of age or gender—for promoting healthy skin and a beautiful complexion. Removing pollutants, smog, toxins, excess sebum, debris and makeup leaves the skin luminous, smooth and vibrant. Proper cleansing also enhances the absorption capabilities of pores, making the skin more receptive to treatments, for greater effectiveness.

Optimal cleansing depends on regularity and on adapted products.

Highly alkaline cleansers may disrupt the skin’s pH balance, altering the environment of the skin microbiota and destabilizing lipid structure, while aggressive surfactants may weaken the skin barrier, potentially leading to redness, dryness, tightness and discomfort. Always opt for cleansers with gentle surfactants and pH levels that mirror the skin's natural balance and do not strip away the hydrolipidic film that is essential for maintaining a balanced ecosystem.


The skin should be cleansed twice daily: morning and evening.

Morning cleansing eliminates impurities accumulated throughout the night, such as excess sebum, released toxins, skincare treatment residue and dead cells. A proper morning cleansing ritual frees the skin of impurities and prepares it for your daily skincare routine.

Evening cleansing and purifying is essential for removing makeup, pollution particles and excess sebum that have settled on the skin's surface throughout the day, creating an imperceptible buildup that can clog pores and irritate the skin. This helps to avoid the appearance of blemishes, delay the visible signs of ageing and enhance the performance of skincare treatments.


Although a quick “wash and go” routine is a tempting solution for busy and stressful lifestyles, double cleansing is the best way to preserve the skin's beauty and health.

Double cleansing*, as its name suggests, is a two-step ritual that removes all kinds of impurities from the skin, leaving it noticeably revived and radiant. The first step requires an oil-based cleanser (oils and balms) to remove oil-based impurities (sebum, makeup, sunscreen), while the second step, using a water-based cleanser (foam or gel), rids the skin of pollutants, sweat and debris that is invisible to the naked eye.

The advantage to this two-step ritual is that, once the first cleanser has broken down makeup, dirt and excess sebum, the second one can go deeper, leaving the skin perfectly cleansed, balanced and comfortable.

While an oily cleanser and a foaming cleanser sound like complete opposites, they are perfectly complementary—an ideal synergy for perfect cleansing.

*These cleansers work together:

  • Thanks to its chemical composition, an oil-based cleanser attracts particles and dissolves oil-based make-up and excess sebum.
  • A water-based cleanser removes hydrophilic components and provides a pleasant, refreshing sensation, without leaving behind any residue.


At RIVOLI, we believe that the secret to beautiful and younger-looking skin starts with a proper cleansing routine: a deep purification ritual is the best way to preserve skin's health and a balanced eco-system, providing an ideal base for applying further anti-aging treatments. For this reason, we suggest following a double-cleansing ritual, morning and night.

 STEP 1: Start with Le Démaquillant to remove oil-based impurities.

 Based on a sugar-derived surfactant and coconut oil, Le Démaquillant gently melts into the skin to remove makeup, excess sebum and other oily residues from the eyes and face, without stripping skin of its essential hydrolipidic film and microbiota. Using circular movements, massage over face and eyes, then remove using a cotton washcloth. Alternatively, use lukewarm water to emulsify and remove. Our delicate formula is free of preservatives and aggressive surfactants, making it ideally suited to any skin type, with a high concentration of nutritive oils from pomegranate, coconut and macadamia nut to support skin hydration.

STEP 2: Follow with the gentle Mousse Nettoyante to remove water-based residue.

To gently draw out debris such as sweat, pollution particles and impurities and promote in-depth skin purification, use circular movements to massage the foam into the face, avoiding the eye contour. Mousse Nettoyante is enriched with rice powder for gentle exfoliation to promote regeneration, as well as with allantoin to calm sensations of discomfort and tightness, making this product suitable for sensitive skins as well.

ÉTAPE 3 : End cleansing with Tonique Relaxant to prepare your skin for further moisturising treatments.

 RIVOLI's Tonique Relaxant removes any lingering residue and refreshes and restores the skin's balance while moisturizing and conditioning the skin thanks to a high concentration of tamarind seed extract. Enriched with allantoin and bisabolol, it soothes the skin while reinforcing its natural protective barrier thanks to a skin precursor complex of oat amino acids and Vitamin B3.

Alcohol-free and ophthalmologically tested, it is particularly suited to sensitive skin.


Whatever your skin type, double-cleansing is the best ally for healthy, radiant skin.

Though it may sound counterintuitive, an oily cleanser’s extraordinary capacity to remove excess sebum makes it a perfect solution for treating oily and mixed skin types, helping to avoid the formation of blemishes and blackheads that are typical of acne-prone skin.

This routine is also ideal for rehydrating mature skin: oily cleansers provide much-needed lipids and fats that older skins often lack, while exfoliating foam stimulates the skin's natural cell turnover and microcirculation, leaving it looking revived and bright.

Additionally, this gentle, nourishing routine is beneficial because it counteracts dryness, discomfort and sensations of tightness.



1- Le Démaquillant

Apply the size of a walnut directly to the dry or previously moistened face. Using small circular motions, massage onto face and eyes to remove makeup and impurities. Then, using a makeup remover cloth, gently clean the face and eyes.

2- Le Visage Mousse Nettoyante

Apply a small amount to a wet face and massage gently, avoiding the eye area.
Rinse with warm water.

3- Le Visage Tonique Relaxant

Dampen 2 cotton pads with Tonique Relaxant.
Dampen two cotton pads with Le Visage Relaxing Tonic, gently sweep around the face, neck and particularly the T-Zone area.


Apply Le Visage Masque Réparateur N°02 in a thick layer to the face and neck. Remove any excess with a cotton pad or tissue.



 Sebum: oily and slightly waxy substance produced by sebaceous glands. Sebum is a mix of triglycerides, fatty acids, squalene, waxes and cholesterols that forms a protective barrier on the skin's surface.

Skin pH: pH stands for potential Hydrogen and refers to acidity levels. pH levels range from 1 to 14. A pH above 7 is alkaline, while a pH below 7 is acidic. The skin's pH tends to be slightly acidic and varies depending on the area of the body and its exposure to external factors. pH plays an important role in skin care: if the skin’s pH becomes too alkaline, its natural equilibrium is compromised.

Highly alkaline cleansers: while highly effective in removing oil and impurities, cleansers with an alkaline pH may disturb the skin’s slightly acid pH balance.

Skin microbiota: micro-organisms (bacteria, fungi, viruses, mites) that live naturally on the skin's surface, protecting it from pathogens and contributing to homeostasis.

Skin lipids: natural fats (epidermal lipids and sebaceous lipids) that comprise a natural protective barrier.

Surfactants: a primary ingredient in cleansing products, surfactants are molecules containing both water-soluble and lipophilic compounds that reduce the tension between two phases (hydrophilic and lipophilic) allowing for solubilization, emulsification or dispersion.

Hydrolipidic film: a protective film on the skin's surface. This mixture of aqueous substances (sweat, water) and oils (sebum and other lipids) with a slightly acidic pH factor creates an anti-microbial effect while helping to maintain moisture levels.

Editors: Licia Galluccio & Laura Pavoni

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