5 Great Products For Combination Skin

Combination skin can be a total pain to cater to, so finding the right products that work for both dry and oily skin is quite a feat. After a bit of research and a lot of product recommendations from friends with a multiplicity of skin types, I have chosen five products that work for most of these skin types.

1. Trillogy Rosehip Oil Antioxidant + $29.95 for 30ml

A cult beauty favourite, Trilogy brand rosehip oil has been a staple item in beauty routines since its release. For those reluctant to use facial oils in fear of clogging pores or aggravating sensitive, acne prone skin- this product is really something else. The oil is comprised of organic ingredients including nourishing fatty acids, Omega 3 and 6, from rosehip and cranberry. It applies lightly and dries down to a smooth shine-free finish. The oil is a multipurpose product and can be used to reduce fine lines and discolouration, as a moisturiser, to shrink pores and to fade scars. Rosehip oil is great for all skin-types, having moisturising properties for dry skin and a mattifying effect on oily skin.

2. Dermalogica Active Moist Facial Moisturiser $43.50 for 30ml

Dermalogica Active Moist consists of a range of skin-boosting ingredients that repair while moisturising. The formula is oil-free and also free of any artificial fragrances or colours. It contains Silk Amino Acids as well as a number of plant extracts and natural botanical astringents of lemon, cucumber and burdock. Though formulated for oily skin, it moisturises dry patches just as well, the Silk Amino Acids helping the lotion glide on smoothly. The consistency is quite thin but not runny and absorbs in to skin instantly.

3. Shiseido Benefiance Enriched Balancing Softener $59.95 for 150ml

This toner is part of the Benefiance Shiseido range. It has a combination of moisturising ingredients that don’t dry out the skin like most toners tend to. Despite this, it doesn’t aggravate oily skin or leave any residue after use and successfully rids the skin of any dirt or excess oils. It contains thyme to aid anti-aging properties and help block out harmful UVB rays that cause wrinkles. Use straight after cleansing for best results.

4. Malin + Goetz Rice Bran Eye Moisturiser $42 for 15ml

The Rice Bran Eye Moisturiser by Malin + Goetz is a fast absorbing serum that works wonders on dryness and fine lines around the eyes! I kid you not, I noticed a difference after using this overnight. This is great for the sensitive skin around the eyes because of the natural ingredients and the rich texture that doesn’t sit on top of the skin but rather sinks in nicely. Added Protein Amino Acids helps smooth out the skin around the eyes and reduces puffiness and dark circles.

5. Laura Mercier Oil-Free Tinted Moisturiser $95 for 100ml

Another favourite in the beauty world, Laura Mercier’s tinted moisturiser is a fantastic alternative to foundation for those who prefer not to wear full coverage. It wears flawlessly and works well as a base or as a colour tint to even out skin-tone. It comes in a decent range of colours as well as a regular formula (with oils). It glides over the skin and creates a natural-looking canvas for makeup without irritating skin or settling into lines. Laura Mercier’s formula is well renowned for being reparative as well as a great foundation alternative, making it both skincare and makeup.

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  • Reply kezza2862 Thursday 2nd August, 2012 at 3:03 pm

    Hi, I’m finding it difficult these days to find products that work for my skin. It’s combination and sensitive. As if the cold Winter winds aren’t enough to deal with, I also am going through Peri-menopause. The hot flashes are horrible and the night sweats are too. These are offset by cold shivers. Lots of fun (not)!! I might give the Rosehip Oil a try and see if that settles my skin down.
    Thanx for your marvelous suggestions. xoxo

  • Reply T1NA Saturday 30th June, 2012 at 2:00 pm

    aww i thought clinique might have been up there too cos they have some great stuff!

  • Reply doogs Monday 25th June, 2012 at 8:04 am

    yes please

  • Fashionista8P
    Reply Fashionista8P Monday 11th June, 2012 at 2:09 pm

    rosehip oil a must!!

  • MissSharlene
    Reply MissSharlene Sunday 10th June, 2012 at 10:16 am

    I use to use dermalogica and it did really help with my skin. Must invest in buying some!

  • Reply Cinthia Saturday 9th June, 2012 at 11:56 pm

    I have really dry skin and its a shade of dark brown – whats the best product to use for that

  • Reply tanoshiiki Saturday 9th June, 2012 at 12:15 am

    Rosehip oil is one of the next new thing I want to try.

  • Reply ozproductjunkie Friday 8th June, 2012 at 2:17 pm

    I’ll def be trying out the Trilogy Rosehip oil once my Sukin one has run out. I have the Dermalogica Active moist which is quite good as well.

  • Reply bluebird Thursday 7th June, 2012 at 2:18 pm

    Thanks for some great advice and showcasing some great products.

  • sungyoung
    Reply sungyoung Thursday 7th June, 2012 at 11:55 am

    Thanks for this 🙂 I’ve heard that rosehip oil works really well, you just have to be careful if you’re prone to acne!

  • Reply adnrew Thursday 7th June, 2012 at 12:28 am


  • Reply julzjulzz Wednesday 6th June, 2012 at 8:16 pm

    thanks for posting this !

  • Zoe93
    Reply Zoe93 Wednesday 6th June, 2012 at 1:17 pm

    Love the Trilogy Rosehip Oil.

  • Reply chloelucille Wednesday 6th June, 2012 at 12:34 pm

    wish I could try the Laura Mercier moisturiser, heard so many great reviews about it!

  • Reply dapperdolly Wednesday 6th June, 2012 at 11:09 am

    Some nice products there and different to usual unhealthy commercial ones. I may try the rosehip – thanks!

  • Reply shell0606 Tuesday 5th June, 2012 at 7:40 pm

    Definitely going to try the rosehip oil

  • Reply pn1986 Tuesday 5th June, 2012 at 6:39 pm

    Would love to try Dermalogica Active Moist

  • Reply kymheaton Tuesday 5th June, 2012 at 6:23 pm

    great ideas

  • Reply anitae Tuesday 5th June, 2012 at 11:45 am

    this just makes me want to go to a spa! who is up for a girls day of pampering?

  • judi1
    Reply judi1 Tuesday 5th June, 2012 at 10:22 am

    A naturopath told me I have beautiful skin and I use Sukin products which are totally natural.

  • Reply KNY Tuesday 5th June, 2012 at 10:14 am

    Great product sugestions

  • Reply rach-el Tuesday 5th June, 2012 at 9:47 am


  • Reply Shay9 Tuesday 5th June, 2012 at 12:25 am

    Can’t wait to try the Shiseido

  • Reply ichigolove01 Monday 4th June, 2012 at 8:50 pm

    I love the trilogy rosehip oil!

  • Reply ahu1234 Monday 4th June, 2012 at 8:19 pm

    will check some of these out! skincare is so much work. necessary work though.

  • Reply MsKimo Monday 4th June, 2012 at 7:25 pm

    I am in total agreeance with the rose hip oil, Dermalogica moisturiser and LM moisturiser. The others, I haven’t tried but will thanks to this article.

  • Reply cindyhu_1234 Monday 4th June, 2012 at 6:10 pm

    Great products!

  • Reply NicoleeeB Monday 4th June, 2012 at 6:08 pm

    Will have to try Dermalogical!

  • hausoftina
    Reply hausoftina Monday 4th June, 2012 at 5:16 pm

    I definitely want to try some of these products! I’ve been wanting to try the Laura Mercier tinted moisturiser for a while now.

  • Reply paperplane__x Monday 4th June, 2012 at 4:55 pm

    love shiseido

  • Reply Whatthe Monday 4th June, 2012 at 2:49 pm

    OMG BWA! These products are soooooo meant for me! My favourite BWA article ever!

  • Reply daysofourlives123 Monday 4th June, 2012 at 2:07 pm

    so helpful, thankyou!

  • Reply adnrew Monday 4th June, 2012 at 2:02 pm


  • Reply Jenny Monday 4th June, 2012 at 1:43 pm

    Love lm!

  • Reply teekendall Monday 4th June, 2012 at 1:43 pm

    love dermalogica!

  • violetflower61230
    Reply violetflower61230 Monday 4th June, 2012 at 1:11 pm


  • Reply maggielyly Monday 4th June, 2012 at 1:06 pm

    thanks for sharing!

  • Reply storm7 Monday 4th June, 2012 at 12:11 pm

    It is very hard to try and find the right product’s…I have very sensitive skin….These look great though…

  • Reply LenoreP Monday 4th June, 2012 at 11:08 am

    Rosehip is fabulous!

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