Monday, 14 November 2016

Sinkside: Two Cleansers for Combination Skin

Combination skin is a tricky one to navigate. A lot of skincare products cater to the dry and the oily, but it's often a bit of a challenge when you're dealing with both those skin concerns. As someone who blogs about beauty and is mildly obsessed with skincare anyway, I've tried a whole lot of cleansers. Some are okay, some are downright awful for my skin and then there are the few that are kind of great. Obviously what works for me may not work for you, skincare tends to be very personal. Nonetheless, I thought that I'd talk you through two cleansers I love (and have repurchased), that work well for my sensitive, combination skin!

La Roche Posay Effaclar H Cleansing Cream - I'm pretty sure I bought this either because I'd run out of cleanser altogether or because the cleanser I was trialling was breaking me out and it was all I had in the house. The result was a traipse through my local apothecary (they often sell beauty/skincare in swiss apothecaries) and me picking this cleanser up. I was skeptical, but wanted something gentle and non-offensive for my irritated skin. As it turns out, this worked really well at balancing out my skin without stripping it of moisture or making it oilier. It's a light cleansing milk that has a nice texture and does a decent job at removing makeup (although I make sure to remove the majority of my makeup beforehand using micellar water-soaked cotton rounds) as a first cleanse. Another bonus: super affordable!

Oskia Renaissance Cleansing Gel - I spoke about this in what I believe was one of my earliest posts on this blog. I've been a fan of it for ages, but I couldn't justify the purchase for a while as it is just so expensive. Cut to my skin looking really dull with the change in weather and starting to get dry. I wanted something nourishing I could use as a second cleanse and in the morning, so when I was in the UK in Space.N.K. I picked this up again and I'm so glad I did! It's as lovely as I remember and leaves skin brightened and soft. This is essentially a gel that turns into an oil on the skin. It does remove makeup fairly well, but as it's so pricey I tend to use it when my face is free of makeup. If you're a skincare junkie like me, willing to invest a bit more into your routine, this is a great one to try!

Has anyone else's skin not been adjusting very well to the change in temperature? Just like last year, my skin has completely dried out, bar the odd bout of oiliness. All the more reason to be grateful for these two skincare gems! Do you have combination skin? What're some of your favourite skincare products?

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  1. I have combination skin and find the CeraVe Hydrating cleanser to be a good, affordable option. I'm also using a hyaluronic moisturizing gel to keep my skin hydrated all day from Larachem (via Amazon).

    Blush & Pearls by Angela

  2. I have combination skin and really struggle with the change in the weather! When it gets colder I reach for balm cleansers usually-Clinique take the day off is an old favourite!

    Beekeyper - Latest - MAC Sweet Copper Face Compact


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