Get double the nourishment with double the cleanse

The everyday cleanse just got a little more interesting…

Content Producer / January 14 2024

The product

If you’re guilty of skipping the double cleanse step in your nightly routine, not only are you not alone (guilty as charged) but Dr. LeWinn’s has created a double cleansing duo that does so much more than just rinse away the day. 

So, if refined, hydrated and plump skin is what you’re after, you’ll need to add this ingredient-packed duo to your daily routine. Starting with the Dr. LeWinn’s Daily Cleansing Balm. It might not be the ‘year of the Barbie movie’ anymore, but the spirit lives on. So of course everything down to even our cleansers need to be saturated in the pink hue.

But where does this melt-in-your-hands (or on your face) hydrating balm-to-oil get its colour from? The hydrating effects we keep banging on about? Yep, those ones. The skin-loving ingredients behind them are the secret to the Barbie pink balm. From nourishing and restoring shea butter and jojoba oil to smoothing squalene, and of course plumping hyaluronic acid, these ingredients will have your skin totally renewed. Did we mention the formula even protects your skin-barrier? How could this get any better? 

Oh but it does! Let us introduce you to the ‘double’ step in the cleanse: the remarkably unique powder-to-foam Dr. LeWinn’s Daily Polishing Powder. This step is where the not-so-ordinary cleansing comes into play. With both physical and chemical exfoliating powers (while of course continuing to cleanse your skin), this amino-based powder is still gentle enough to be used daily. Yep, Dr. LeWinn’s, along with a crack team of dermatologists, have created a sensitive-skin friendly exfoliating cleanser that is totally safe for everyday use. But why stop there? With deeply cleansed pores (thanks to salicylic acid) and a nourishing hit of hydration, all that was left for them to do was add a dash of niacinamide for radiant, more brightened skin. 

The panel

BEAUTYcrew sent the Dr. LeWinn’s Daily Cleansing Balm and Dr. LeWinn’s Daily Polishing Powder to a panel of women aged 18-35 with varying skin types and textures to show how radiant and nourished skin can look after an effective double cleanse.

The lowdown

Here’s what the Review Crew® loved about the Dr. LeWinn’s Daily Cleansing Balm and Dr. LeWinn’s Daily Polishing Powder

The Cleansing Balm’s makeup-melting abilities: Sure, when you slather your face in a cleanser you expect and hope that it completely clears your skin of the day's makeup (and buildup). But it’s safe to say we’ve all been left disappointed more than once on that front. Well Dr. Lewinn’s is here to remove all memory of that disappointment, with our Review Crew® members loving how totally cleared and cleansed this balm left their skin. 

The uniquely customisable consistency of the Polishing Powder: This specially designed powder allowed our Review Crew® members to create a tailored approach to their exfoliating journey. From the packaging to the product itself, the members loved being able to choose the level of physical exfoliation by simply adding their desired amount of water. 

The nourishing hit of hydration: Our members found both the Cleansing Balm and the Polishing Powder separately worked wonders for giving their skin a helping heaping of hydration. But the combination of the two left their skin feeling positively nourished.

 The verdict

“I thoroughly enjoyed using this cleansing balm! I often use a balm or oil to remove my makeup, and this is one of the nicest I've tried. The texture was quite soft and I found it melted into my skin easily, and removed my makeup quickly and efficiently. I especially loved that it didn't irritate my eyes! There is a lot of product that comes in the unit, and having the spatula was really helpful so that I wasn't putting my hands straight into the container. Overall a really great and easy to use product - definitely one I would recommend to my family and friends, and one I would happily purchase!”
Maddy W
REVIEWcrew® Member
“I usually use a cleansing oil and muslin cloth to remove makeup. I've found that it's been the best combination so far to remove makeup whilst still cleansing my skin without leaving redness from harsh chemicals and scrubbing. The Dr LeWinn's Daily Cleansing Balm is my new favourite alternative to cleansing oils. The product is very easy to use and work into the skin. I didn't need to repeat the process as it did well to remove all of my makeup the first go.”
Nicolette Z
REVIEWcrew® Member
“This is such a good product. It is just as good as more expensive brands if not even better. This product makes my skin feel so smooth without any irritation an I have sensitive skin. Also, love how you mix it with water to get whatever consistency you want. The product is not gritty at all, and it leaves skin clean and so smooth, not dry or tight at all. I have been using Dr. Lewinn's daily polishing powder for 3 weeks now and I can say that I will continue to use it on a daily basis as a part of my nighttime routine!”
Suzana D
REVIEWcrew® Member
“I’ve been using Dr Lewinn's Daily Polishing Powder for the last two weeks as part of the Review Crew Trial and I was pleasantly surprised at how effective it is. I was initially worried about using it daily as I have sensitive skin and only exfoliate weekly, but I was pleasantly surprised at how finely grinded the powder is! The product comes in a flip top bottle which is so easy to extract without making a mess and the powder is very fine which is delicate on your skin! You just tip a little on your hands and activate it with water! After 2 weeks of using it, I noticed that my complexion is brighter and significantly reduced this tiny sunspot I had over the summer. Last but not least, I brought this polishing powder with me when I went on a trip. I have to say this is the perfect travel companion when you are going overseas. No more worrying about packing liquid-based cleansers and making a mess! This product is now officially part of my daily skincare routine and I will definitely be going back to the shops to repurchase once I've emptied it!”
Fox L
REVIEWcrew® Member

Need to know more about these dermatologically tested, double-cleansing wonders? Read more Dr. LeWinn’s Daily Cleansing Balm and Dr. LeWinn’s Daily Polishing Powder Reviews.

The products for this Review Crew® trial have been provided by Dr LeWinn’s to Are Media and BEAUTYcrew for the purpose of trial and review by Review Crew® members.

*This combined average star rating for  Dr. LeWinn’s Daily Cleansing Balm and Dr. LeWinn’s Daily Polishing Powder Reviews is based on a combined total of 40 reviews submitted and is correct as of 15/01/2024.

Main image credit: Are Media 


Emma Allcock began her career in the world of fashion and beauty in 2015, interning for various PR fashion houses. Naturally her love for style soon extended to beauty, and Emma landed firmly in the beauty and wellness world thanks to an internship-turned-role at local Australian fragrance brand Maison Blanche. One thing that remained consistent whether unpacking accessories or creating social content? Her commitment to an always-perfect manicure. Luckily, she’s since turned her talents to helping her readers achieve the same, writing about all things beauty and wellness. Emma is now a Content Producer for BEAUTYcrew, with her words and recommendations also appearing across beautyheaven. Emma loves the process of diving deep into the world of testing (and writing) about everything from haircare to fragrance. When she’s not slathering her skin in something new, she’s going for an early morning stroll to catch a stunning sunrise (coffee in hand, of course), because life’s all about that wellness balance after all.