With all the many products out there today, meant for all kind of different purposes and different skin types, it can be difficult to know exactly what you’re looking for, and if the product will suit you once you’ve gotten it. Do you know your skin type?
Simply put, the dry skin type is when skin tends to feel drier more easily, while oily skin is the opposite. With dry skin, you’ll need products that moisturize, cleanse or hydrate your skin without making your skin dry.
With oily skin, you may find patches of your skin feeling a little greasy for, regardless of your environment.
Sensitive skin is easily irritated, gets red and needs a gentler approach when it comes to using product.
And combination skin is when you have oily skin in some areas of your face at times, and dry skin in other areas or other times. This one’s for you guys! We thought we’d go ahead and make the process a little easier by listing some our favourite products that work best for combination skin.
While it’s a mouthful, the Herbivore Botanicals Blue Tansy Resurfacing Clarity Mask is our favourite face mask for a ton of reasons. For one, it is all-natural and therefore very soothing on the skin’s surface. This clarifying and cooling gel mask does a great job of gently exfoliating, smoothing out, and rejuvenating the skin with a natural blend of Fruit Enzymes, Willow Bark and Blue Tansy Oil.
We found it’s unique formula to be incredibly relaxing, and the gentle tingle you feel when you apply it promises to exfoliate the skin thoroughly. It works well with all skin types, especially combination skin. If you have sensitive skin, leave the mask on for 5 minutes and then rinse with warm water. We used it every other days for the first week, as recommended, and after that used it between 2 and three times a week.
This product is basically a multitasking night treatment that takes care of your skin using super fruits! It works to resurface your skin with fruit enzymes, and hydrates with a blend of exotic butters and hyaluronic acid.
We are particularly fond of Herbivore products because they are natural and cruelty-free. They have no synthetic dyes, fragrances, chemical additives, toxins, or synthetic preservatives in them, and that makes their products soothing to the core. They also use the minimum amount of ingredients necessary to achieve the maximum results!
Onsen Secret’s calming cleanser is relaxing for the skin while it works hard thoroughly cleansing and removing excess first and oils from your skin. It is made with amino acids and collagen to help elasticize skin cells and make the skin firmer, which makes it a great anti-aging product too! Our favourite things about this cleanser is that it can be used as a mask to kickstart your facial treatment, as well as it is a bit cheaper that other Onsen products, yet offers similar benefits! At this moment they have the price slashed to $21.00, so that’s a giant plus.
Another Herbivore favourite, this uniquely “bouncy”, jelly-textured water-based serum spreads evenly and smoothly over skin, and instantly hydrates to leave skin silky and soft. It is gentle enough for any skin type and has the ability to refine the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles using natural botanicals.
As in the name, this product is derived from the Ayurvedic Babchi plant. Bakuchiol is a 100% natural, non-irritating retinol alternative. This flower is a beautiful purple hue that occurs rarely in natural plants. This retinol alternative is great for those whose skin is too sensitive for a retinol product and it does an amazing job sealing hydration in the skin while ridding the face of fine lines and wrinkles.
This cleanser is made from a soothing formula that gently and thoroughly rids the skin of makeup, excess oils and debris to provide a beautiful and purified complexion. It is formulated with papaya and grapefruit extracts and cucumber! This cleanser also exfoliates, restores, brightens and smoothes the skin. It’s a luxury skincare product without the luxury cost.
We love this anti-aging cream for its ability to repair, nourish and protect normal and combination skin types, all the while restoring the natural glow of young, healthy skin. This moisturizer is uniquely made with sea kelp extract that fights free radical damage and environmental stressors.
It’s also a hydration-booster! Fruit-based glycolic and lactic acids are part of the mix, which help keep pores tight and clean; they make the skin look bright and fresh. This cream moisturizer is made with allantoin and red raspberry seed oil for natural sun protection, which is a definite plus-point. It can be used as part of your morning or nightly skincare routine!
This treatment is incredibly powerful and a perfect anti-aging treatment for any skin type. It’s formulated with a patented, new generation of cytokinins (plant-derived growth factors), which work to delay the aging of human cells and increase mitochondrial activity. Juvenase is an amazing product because the results are evident in just weeks. Within two and three weeks, you will see the reduction of coarse lines, wrinkles and skin roughness. We also found that it got rid of facial redness and inflammatory acne lesions. PhAdvantage offers the most extensive treatment at their price.
It’s important to have a nightly skin care routine as much as it is to have one for your mornings. But it can be hard to find a moisturizer gentle enough to survive both. This elegant night cream moisturizes and exfoliates every skin type and is a gentle addition to any skincare routine; because it is lightweight it’s perfect night or day! It does a great job of rejuvenating the skin and has anti-aging properties to make your skin look younger.
We found that within weeks it was able to make the skin appear fresher and firmer, and worked well especially well with combination skin.
The Pearl and Rose Petal Facial Exfoliant’s spa-inspired formula uses rose water, rose petals and rose essential oil together to prevent the degradation of collagen and elastin fibers. This formula works to stimulate cell renewal, and basically renew your skin for a fresher and cleaner epidermis. Users of the Dr Spa’s original set know how uniquely and effectively their skincare is able to rid the skin of excess dirt and grime while exfoliating and rejuvenating the skin. Did we mention they’re currently offering 20% off?
Civant’s skincare system is made with the ability to moisturize, protect, and enhance your skin using vitamins and Alpha Hydroxy acids. This kit comes full, with ten intensive products that are great for any skin type and provide a highly effective skin care routine the replenishes, corrects, and protects!
Hydrol-Collagen Cream is a recommended favourite of various beauty experts. WE love it because it works as well as it says it will, to rejuvenate and clarify the skin. The cream gradually dissolves into the cells over an 8-hour time release, while it activates the skin cell proliferation mechanism.
This skin cell renewal cream is light yet rich, and it really makes firmer, plumper and smoother skin enevitable. Because of it’s time-release technology, it can do it overnight! Onsen Secret often makes the list because all of their products work extra-hard to make your skin look and feel its best.