Having combination skin is much more a curse than a blessing. What works for part of my face doesn’t necessarily work for the other – and with an oily nose (not t-zone, just nose!) and being normal/dehydrated everywhere else it can get complicated quick. I’ve recently come across two pretty incredible moisturisers that make the perfect combination for my skin – one for morning and one for evening.
For underneath makeup/everyday I have been loving the Origins Original Skin Matte Moisturiser with Willowherb*. It has an incredibly alluring scent that I love to apply first thing in the morning. My morning skincare routine is very basic – micellar water to cleanse off any nighttime products, toner, eye cream and moisturiser and I need something with a solid base that works well underneath any makeup I might put on top. I haven’t found that this balls up underneath makeup at all – which is something I’ve really struggled with in the past. It helps to mattify my skin but it’s also moisturising enough that my skin doesn’t look or feel dry underneath. It does help to keep my oil at bay – it doesn’t completely eliminate it from coming through but it’s controlled for longer than any other skincare product I’ve tried so it’s a win from me! It gives me about an extra 60-90 minutes before I need to touch up my makeup on an average day and to me that’s impressive.
Of an evening I really like a thick (but not toooo thick) yet light and hydrating moisturiser that layers well with serums and oils – that’s where the First Aid Beauty Coconut Water Cream* comes in to play. It has a strong but bearable coconut scent (think the Too Faced Hangover Primer but lighter and nicer) that doesn’t linger on the skin after application. I love the fact that it’s a water cream which makes it lightweight and refreshing and absorbs so easily into the skin. Layering it with serum and oil isn’t an issue at all and I find that it isn’t so rich and intense that it breaks out my skin but it’s basically the perfect consistency for nighttime.
I do tend to go a lot more affordable with my skincare products but moisturiser is something that I feel is worth splurging on – these two are definitely higher in price at the $50 mark but they are absolutely worth their price for the effect that they give on the skin. If you have combination skin and are after moisturisers that will work for both oiliness and normal/dehydrated skin then these are two more than worth checking out!