At some point your skincare routine graduates to a skincare ritual, involving a step by step process, mindfully layering products to get the maximum benefit of each one. It becomes meditative and almost second nature that you might not think to ever change a thing about it. 

However, you could be missing one important step in your routine: pre-cleanse.

Pre-cleanse, or cleansing oil, is an oil based facial product that is massaged over a dry face. This prepares your pores for a deeper cleanse while also moisturizing. 

A pre-cleanse not only loosens up oil-based products applied to the skin, like makeup or sunscreens, but it removes dirt, surface oil, and sebum. If left on the skin, all of these can contribute to inflammation and breakouts. 

If you don’t already believe that is magic, get this....pre-cleanse can also lift environmental toxins from the skin which can interfere with hormone health. 

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The Surprising Connection Between Your Skin and Your Hormones

The benefits don’t stop there though.

First, let’s make it clear that using just any random oil as a pre-cleanse could do more harm than good. There is a specific formula that checks all the boxes for skin health, avoiding exposure to skin damaging free-radicals, while also supporting hormone health. (Which is what we are all about here at KOSSMA.)

The goal of a pre-cleanse is to prep the skin for regeneration and reduce the effects of asscelerated aging.

One way of looking at aging is that it’s a failure of regeneration or healing, related to changes in the nature of inflammation.”

-Ray Peat PhD

There is a delicate balance between skin cell regeneration and aging. Ray Peat PhD discusses regeneration and degeneration in his research, but how do we approach this in our everyday life when our skin is exposed to so much?

  1. We can cleanse away impurities that block skin regeneration. 
  2. We can also refrain from applying chemical laden skincare products that can cause cellular degeneration. 

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How to Avoid Pesky Endocrine Disruptors in Your Skincare Products

YES! Luckily, you can have the best of both worlds. 

KOSSMA’s natural Calendula Pre-Cleanse is step 1 of 2 of their double cleanse ritual. Adding this first step to your skincare routine can not only reduce inflammation and free-radical harm to your skin, but also allows the products used after the pre-cleanse to do the anti-aging work they are intended to do. 

The Calendula Pre-Cleanse contains minimal & botanical ingredients, so you are minimizing exposure to pesky endocrine disruptors. It also contains Vitamin E, which Peat’s research suggests protects against chronic skin damage, inflammation, discoloration, and aging. Another bonus is that the two main ingredients are saturated, non-PUFA (Polyunsaturated Fatty Acid) oils that support healthy, beautiful skin.

Read our related article:
What is PUFA? & How it Negatively Affects Your Skin. 


One of those oils is derived from coconut oil. Here’s what Josh and Jeanne Rubin from EastWest Healing have to say: 

“Coconut oil is easily absorbed into the skin and makes a great ointment for the relief of dry, rough, and wrinkled skin. It is also useful as a topical ointment for eczema and other skin conditions. The antiseptic fatty acids help to prevent fungal and bacterial infections on the skin.”

-EastWest Healing

Now that you know our pre-cleanse secret, you can try KOSSMA beauty products with a 60 Day Money Back Guarantee. We want you to LOVE your products. The first step of a pre-cleanse might just be the added boost that your skin needs.