The Afterglow Duo is a 2-step cleansing routine, made up of our Balancing Milk Cleanser and Botanical Gel Cleanser. These cleansers have been formulated to enhance your skincare routine by prepping your skin for better absorption.
Why are there 2 cleansers?
Our focus is on double cleansing for a thorough restoration. The first step removes dirt and impurities from the surface of the skin, and the second step cleanses the pores directly. We have chosen a milk-based cleanser for the first step instead of the usual oil based cleanser to prevent oil from forming a barrier that hinders penetration of the next skincare products you apply onto your face.
Why is double cleansing encouraged?
Double cleansing ultimately brightens the skin and improves the complexion. This allows greater absorption and effectiveness of the products used later - such as toners, serums and night masks.
I have sensitive/acne-prone/dry skin. Can I still use these cleansers?
Yes. Our products are designed to accommodate all skin types - prior to launching them we also ensured sufficient testing on various skin types. We have made sure to formulate our products so that they are extremely gentle without trading off efficacy.
Both cleansers contain acne-fighting ingredients and extracts that do not strip away your skin’s natural and essential oils. They dovetail perfectly, complementing each other - making them ideal for sensitive, acne-prone, or dry skin.
However, everyone’s skin differs and we recommend patch testing prior to using it, and should irritation occur, stop use immediately.
How do you use the cleansers?
Pump a moderate amount of either cleanser onto wet palms, lather and massage it onto your face. Take your time to gently massage the product onto your skin before rinsing it off. Pat dry afterwards.
Which cleanser do I use first?
When double cleansing at night, make sure to use our Balancing Milk Cleanser before the Botanical Gel Cleanser.
Can I use both cleansers everyday?
Yes, you may. Our Botanical Gel Cleanser can be used both in the morning and at night. As for the Balancing Milk Cleanser we recommend that you use it at night, as it helps to remove make-up and impurities accumulated over the day.
Can I use the cleansers separately?
Yes of course! As stated above, we recommend using the Balancing Milk Cleanser at night.
If there is AHA in your product, does that mean I have to wear a sunscreen the following day?
Yes, in fact, AHAs have the potential to increase your skin’s sensitivity to the sun. However, you should be wearing sunscreen EVERYDAY regardless!
Isn’t the first cleanser usually oil-based? Why does Zyu use a milk-based cleanser?
If removed inadequately, oil-based cleansers have the potential to form a barrier between your skin and the next skincare product you apply onto your face.
At Zyu, we have formulated a perfectly gentle milk-based cleanser, which is extremely effective in removing dirt, grime and oil, without depriving your skin of its crucial oils that provide natural hydration.
Can the cleanser remove the Complexion Perfector?
Yes. Zyu’s Balancing Milk Cleanser is formulated to gently remove make-up and impurities. Do note that if you have on water-proof make-up, you may need to use dedicated removal agents to perfect your cleansing routine.
How can I incorporate the cleansers with other Zyu products?
In the day:
Start with our Botanical Gel Cleanser to gently cleanse your face.
Next, tone your face with the Revitalising Tonic to replenish its pH level.
Then, apply the Complexion Perfector to protect your skin from sun exposure.
Start with our Balancing Milk Cleanser as the first step of double cleansing - this step removes make-up and any impurities accumulated throughout the day.
In the second step of double cleansing, use the Botanical Gel Cleanser to deeply cleanse and eliminate any further impurities.
Be sure to tone your face with our Revitalising Tonic.
Before you head to bed, finish up with our favourite Antioxidant Night Mask.