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As the very first step of everyone’s skincare routine, you’ll want to make sure you’re cleansing the right way and using truly effective products. Think of it this way: your skin can’t take in all the good stuff when all the unwanted gunk and build-up are stuck in your pores, behaving like barricades.

Enters double cleansing, the life-saving and skin-reviving method to grant you clear, smooth skin with unclogged pores. This technique has become such a norm within the beauty sphere that you can easily find a cleansing oil and water-based cleanser online or at any beauty store.

But which double cleansing products should you trust and invest in? We understand the struggle, so we’ve reached out to Dr Rongrong, an aesthetic doctor at The Urban Clinic Medical Aesthetics, for her expert advice and to give her review on the MEDIPEEL Red Lacto Collagen Double Cleansing Pore Care Set.

Spoiler alert: she gave this cleansing oil and cleanser a 4.5-star rating!

About the MEDIPEEL Red Lacto Collagen Double Cleansing Pore Care Set

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Endorsed by YouTuber Director Pi (Pi Hyun Jung), who was the beauty director of Elle Korea and the producer of the popular Korean TV programme Get It Beauty, this double cleansing set makes achieving “baby pores” an effortless dream.

The Red Lacto Collagen Cleansing Oil and the Red Lacto Collagen Clear 2.0 are suitable for all skin types and have undergone German dermatology and skin irritation tests, so you definitely don’t need to worry about any unexpected skin complications.

They’re great for deep cleansing and getting rid of sebum, blackheads, and dead skin cells. As a bonus, the Red Lacto Collagen products even feature collagen as an ingredient to help shrink pores and boost skin elasticity levels!


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To learn more about MEDIPEEL’s Red Lacto Collagen Double Cleansing Pore Care Set, take a deep dive into this article where we illustrate why it’s an affordable and effective way to care for your pores, as opposed to painful and pricey extraction facials.

A Deep Dive Into the Key Ingredients

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Dr Rongrong commented on how the Red Lacto Collagen cleansing oil and cleanser are formulated well with a balance of collagen, AHA, and BHA.

Along with the anti-inflammatory properties of the red propolis, she also shared that the products are “great for acne-prone skin, oil control, and dealing with blackheads”.

  • French collagen: A low molecular collagen that easily reaches the deeper layers of the skin to promote cell regeneration. It also slows down the effects of ageing and enhances the skin’s texture while making it tighter and plumper.
  • Persimmon-derived lactobacillus: Probiotics that balance the skin barrier and strengthen it to create a healthy environment for the pores.
  • AHA and BHA: Newly added, this ingredient exfoliates gently to remove all dirt, sebum, impurities, and dead skin cells.
  • Red propolis: This nutrient-rich ingredient promotes protein synthesis and amplifies the skin’s regenerative power to support the skin barrier. It also soothes sensitive skin, provides hydration for dry skin, and can give you smooth, glowy skin.
  • Hibiscus sabdariffa flower extract: A plant-based ingredient with high levels of antioxidants (flavonoids and polyphenols) to calm the skin, protect it from environmental stressors, and tackle signs of ageing like the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.

The Use of Probiotics in Skincare Products

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Probiotics have become increasingly popular and a norm in skincare, even though the FDA doesn’t regulate it and there are gaps in the research of probiotics skincare benefits. Well, skincare with probiotics is safe and can even reap incredible results for you!

“Some studies proved that applying lotion with lactobacillus was associated with clinical improvement in atopic dermatitis. Another study shows a high concentration of the probiotic formula could be useful in the cosmetic industry due to its protective effects against UVB-induced photo ageing,” Dr Rongrong explained.

“In my opinion, probiotics could be a promising component for anti-inflammatory and anti-ageing skincare products,” she added.

Stimulating Collagen While Cleansing

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You’ve probably used collagen-boosting serums or supplements, but have you jumped on the collagen cleanser bandwagon? If not, MEDIPEEL’s Red Lacto Collagen cleansing set is a great way to start!

The cleanser features an amazing blend of collagen (Type 1, Type 3, and Type 21) that has a myriad of benefits: heals wounds, improves moisture content, reduces wrinkles, slows the signs of ageing, and stimulates collagen production.

“It is well known that collagen wound dressing or skincare products with collagen could facilitate wound healing and barrier repair. It might explain why the MEDIPEEL cleanser is so gentle and has zero irritation to our skin,” said Dr Rongrong.

All that collagen is paired with the fermented lactobacillus ingredient (probiotic) to form a match made in skincare heaven — a hydrating combination that works to increase skin elasticity and shrink pores.

Being Careful With AHA and BHA

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For the uninitiated, AHA and BHA can be harsh on the skin and aren’t recommended to be mixed with ingredients like retinol, vitamin C, and more.

Although the MEDIPEEL double cleansing products feature a gentle formula, they still have exfoliants that could potentially irritate the skin. Dr Rongrong discourages mixing the cleansers with other potent ingredients, especially if it’s your first time using AHA and BHA products.

“Make sure your skin barrier isn’t impaired before trying out retinol, AHA, and BHA products! It may do more harm than help,” said Dr Rongrong.

Instead, she recommends slowly introducing other active ingredients one by one if your skin doesn’t get inflamed or have any negative reactions after one or two weeks of using the Red Lacto Collagen cleansing oil and collagen cleanser.

MEDIPEEL Red Lacto Collagen Review: Dr Rongrong’s First Impressions

Great for Everyday Use and Skin (Pore) Maintenance

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Before trying the Red Lacto Collagen products, Dr Rongrong had experienced some hormonal acne, oily skin in the mornings, and clogged pores along her jawline.

She has tried an AHA face mask before, which did improve her skin texture, but was not a feasible option for daily use or to alleviate her skin concerns due to her sensitive skin.

Here’s where MEDIPEEL sets the stage for high-performing pore-care beauty products that can be used daily or every other day, even if you have sensitive skin! With the Red Lacto Collagen Double Cleansing Pore Care Set, Dr Rongrong noticed how her pores were cleaner and smaller than before.

Plus, being able to use the products every day makes for an easy “baby pore” maintenance regimen.

Deep Cleansing Without Stripping Natural Oils

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Made to balance the microbiome of your skin and keep your skin barrier healthy, MEDIPEEL’s double cleansing products are able to deeply cleanse and lift off unwanted impurities without causing inflammation or disrupting your skin barrier.

Although her skin felt a bit tight after the first use, her skin’s radiance had increased a little and she woke up with less oily skin the next morning.

“The cleansing oil is not so greasy and has a nice peach smell. It also emulsifies nicely and is able to adequately remove makeup or waterproof sunblock. Meanwhile, the cleanser, which comes in a generous portion of 300ml, foams up nicely and doesn’t leave your skin with a stinging sensation after use,” said Dr Rongrong.

Clear, Smooth Skin With Shrunken Pores in Three Weeks?

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In speaking about the importance of using both the MEDIPEEL Red Lacto Collagen Cleansing Oil and the Red Lacto Collagen Clear 2.0 together for optimal results, Dr Rongrong adds that “double cleansing definitely provides a thorough cleanse”.

She also noted how her skin was less dry when she used the cleansing oil first as compared to using just the cleanser alone.

After three weeks of using the MEDIPEEL Red Lacto Collagen Clear 2.0 and Cleansing Oil, Dr Rongrong shared that her pores were not clogged anymore and were smaller and less visible.

Her skin also looked brighter and more radiant and had a smoother, more refined texture than before.

Dr Rongrong’s Final Thoughts on the MEDIPEEL Red Lacto Collagen Double Cleansing Pore Care Set

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“The MEDIPEEL Red Lacto Collagen Cleansing Oil and Clear 2.0 are gentle yet effective double cleansing products for blackheads, oily skin, and clogged skin. They help manage excessive oil production, unclog and shrink pores, and give you dewy, smoother skin with less texture,” shared Dr Rongrong, after giving the products a glowing 4.5-star rating.

If you’re put off by oil cleansers because your skin type falls on the oilier end of the spectrum, don’t be! Dr Rongrong has oily combination skin that’s sensitive and acne-prone, and the Double Cleansing Pore Care Set has worked very well for her!

She had also previously suffered from rosacea but managed to tame it with a meticulous combination of skincare products and laser treatments.

Her current skincare routine consists of anti-inflammatory active ingredients like azelaic acid and niacinamide, a gentle repair copper peptide gel moisturiser, and the use of retinol once or twice a week — all of which were not affected by the use of MEDIPEEL’s double cleansing products.

“I would recommend MEDIPEEL’s Red Lacto Collagen Double Cleansing Pore Care Set to patients with acne-prone skin or oily skin that gets clogged up easily. The two products are also good to incorporate into your skincare routine if you’re looking to improve conditions of enlarged pores or rough skin textures,” Dr Rongrong noted.

Get Your Hands on the MEDIPEEL Red Lacto Collagen Products

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Beauty brands are relentlessly “chanting” about how the key to great, healthy skin is maintenance. Well, they’re not wrong! The core of caring for your skin is all about improving its condition and maintaining it after.

Here’s where MEDIPEEL comes in as a viable brand for perfect skin maintenance products. This South Korean brand is dubbed a premium aesthetic derma skincare brand that sells mainly to spas, salons, and facial aesthetic shops globally.

Meaning to say, you can surely bank on the quality and effectiveness of their products, which are manufactured and developed in-house through high-performance derma technology and patented ingredients.

MEDIPEEL Red Lacto Collagen Cleansing Oil (200ml) retails for S$15.59 instead of S$39.47 at Shopee and Lazada.

MEDIPEEL Red Lacto Collagen Clear 2.0 retails from S$14.62 (120ml) to S$21.69 (300ml) instead of S$48.30 to S$69.58 at Shopee and Lazada.

MEDIPEEL Double Cleansing Pore Care Set (both the 200ml cleansing oil and 120ml foam cleanser) retails for S$30.21 instead of S$71.28 at Shopee and Lazada.

All discounts are offered at the time of writing. Click in to see any updated prices or the discounted prices for 11.11.

About Dr Rongrong

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Dr Rongrong, a Sun Yat-Sen University graduate with a doctorate in Medicine, is a seasoned aesthetic physician. She received training in anaesthesia and intensive care at one of the Top 10 tertiary hospitals in China before moving to join restructured hospitals in Singapore.

Years of working experience in the Anesthesia department at multiple government hospitals has given Dr Rongrong a holistic view of patient management. It was during this time that she developed a profound interest in aesthetic medicine, leading her to become an aesthetic physician.

With her years of anaesthesia experience, minimising patient discomfort and pain levels during aesthetic treatment is paramount to Dr Rongrong.

Dr Rongrong advocates for medical aesthetics as a path to self-improvement, helping patients of all ages look and feel their best at every stage of life.

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This article is brought to you by MEDIPEEL.