Thursday, June 16th, 2011

The Hit List

What’s the Best Products for Normal/Combination Skin…?

What brand/products win this category? What makes them so great for normal/combination skin?

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24 thoughts on “The Hit List: Best Products for Normal/Combo Skin

  1. Toni

    Dr Perricone Face Finishing Moisturizer at night
    Mary Kay’s Day Solution spf 25 during the day.
    Kate Sommnerville Goat Milk

  2. Rebecca

    I adore Origins Checks and Balances! I got a free sample and haven’t turned back! It really does as it says. My skin never feels too tight or too dry. My only complaint is that you have to rinse it off really well or there’s a bit of residue, but that’s no big deal because it cleans so well.
    And I also like Lush’s Angels on Bare Skin, it just took a while to get the hang of.

  3. heidi

    I’m obsessed with the clinique skincare line. It just work. I have combo skin and the dramatically different moisturizer makes my dry areas so smooth! And my oily areas get so much less breakouts. I love them!

  4. Katie

    I’m sure there are a lot better products out there, but I have normal/combination skin and use these:

    – Origins Clean Energy Gentle Cleansing Oil
    – Clinique #1 toner
    – Clinique Dramatically Different Moisturizing Lotion

    • Marian

      I also love Clinique for my combination skin. Any cleanser is fine with me.
      The Clinique Clarifying lotion and the Moisturizing gel is wonderful for my skin. The gel kaaps my dry cheeks moist but doesn’t make my T-Zone oily. It’s brilliant!

  5. FlyingBuffalo

    I really love Cetaphil because its sooo gentle, but removes excess oil without drying me out. My skin feels really clean and fresh when I’m done. Spectro Jel is a similar product that I love as well.

  6. Yasmin

    Great hit list! I have normal/combo skin & religiously take care of my skin to prevent breakouts! I currently use the following products (not everyday):
    Kate Somerville Detox Daily Cleanser
    Kate Somerville Clarifying Treatment Toner
    Jan Marini Bioglycolic Facial Cleanser
    Jan Marini Transformation Face Cream & Eye cream
    Eminence Organic Eight Greens Phyto Masque Hot
    Eminence Organic Almond & Mineral Treatment
    Neutrogena On The Spot Acne Treatment
    PCA Weightless Protection SPF 45

  7. Mariella

    I love Clinique’s Superdefense for a daytime moisturizer. It has a high SPF and it comes in different formulations for different skin types from very oily to very dry. And it has a clean, fresh scent. Erno Laszlo Sea Mud soap is another terrific product – gets skin scrupulously clean and if you use the pHelityl oil on your dry areas, you don’t have to worry about drying them out. The Body Shop has a great exfoliating in scrub in their Vitamin C line that is good for normal to combination skin.

  8. I love clinique 3steps, I use combo no2 and it is really what my skin needs. I even find the alcohol in lotion no2 beneficial.

  9. agreen2

    Philosophy purity made simple with my clarisonic brush and deep pore brush head.
    Skinceuticals Blemish + Age defense
    Clinique moisture surge gel
    Smashbox photo finish oil free primer
    Chanel vitalumier aqua foundation

  10. Jfer

    I’m with the Clinique crew, the Dramatically Different Moisturizing Lotion is great, it can sure sooth red spots. Also Burts Bees Ageless Night Creme makes my skin look better instantly!

  11. meme

    I have normal with Tzone oil – so not true combo skin and zip on the zits now which is been great. I like Perricone Nutrative Cleanser with my Clarisonic. A vit C pad in AM, AM & PM strong % peptide serum and serum form of retinol in PM. Of late, happy with new discovery of Peter Thomas Roth Laser Free that is giving me the most amazing skin clarity (and it controls oil too on me), Eye cream (day and PM), anything else, I apply as needed with a read of my skin. I always use an oil free spf 30 tinted moisturizer in the day. I have had good luck keeping my T-zone down during day with use of either lite coverage Tarte Amazonian clay foundation or full coverage of same brand. The clay seem to not dry out my cheeks that are normal and one little dry patch I have above my chin, while it controls oil in the T zone really well.
    Good skin care balance of products with always CLEAN skin and lots of drinking water, does amazing things for my skin.

  12. Lauren

    Oddly enough, I always thought I had combo skin. Nothing seemed to work for me until I started to treat my skin as though it was dry skin! Now there’s no extra oil. I use Bobbi Brown Extra Eye Cream and Dior Youth Serum for Dry Skin or whatnot the big glass jar.

  13. Leticia

    I’m also a Clinique lover…it´s three step system is great for my combination skin and even though I’ve been using it for a few years now, it still works wonders. And Clinique’s Moisture Surge Thirst Relief Gel is an absolutely amazing product – it´s light, refreshing and super moisturizing. I can´t live without it, especially in Winter! I can even apply it on my T zone and I never get breakouts, just plain moisture!

  14. Maureen

    Clinique toner. I use 2 which is dry/combination, but they make different ones. I think they just reformulated, too?

  15. Luisa

    I love Alpha Hydrox foaming face wash and it’s only $7. This wash takes off every ounce of makeup and waterproof mascara! (yes you read it right). I can go on and on about how awesome this guy is but I’ll stop. Besides that I love Arcona magic white moisturizer and Estee Lauder’s Advance night repair :)

  16. Amanda A

    Another vote for Clinique. They just work for normal/combo skin. I used to use their products when I was younger to great results. Philosophy seems to be popular too. Korres has a great set for normal/combo skin and I like these products too. I think there is another natural brand that is good too though the name escapes me.

  17. Jeanie

    As a normal gal, my favourite products are Mario Badescu’s enzyme cleansing gel, Paula’s Choice Exfoliating 8% AHA gel for exfoliation (on two days, off one day), PC RESIST Super Antioxidant Concentrate Serum morning and night, PC Ultra-Light Weightless Finish SPF 30 Sunscreen, PC RESIST Cellular Defense Daily Moisturizer with SPF 25, and MB kera moist cream for night. My face hasn’t felt this perfect since I was in high school.

  18. khiema

    Crusader soap, lush tea tree water,lush imperials moisturizer, once a week steam mist for 5 minutes then origins clear improvements. Elf zit zappar on occasional zips. My face is clear n very even

  19. My facial sunscreen is Dermalogica’s Teen Clean Welcome Matte Spf 15. Yes, it’s a line for teens but this is a nice lightweight mattefying spf for summer. Normal/combo skin will probably need more moisture in the winter, but this is great for adults who want spf, without the shine!

  20. Simone

    I’ve argued with my skin for a long time now.
    La Roche Posay is the ONLY brand I’ll ever use now!
    I’ve tried everything, Origins, Clinqiue, Lancome, avene and even La Mer, but La Roache Poasy effaclar (I know, meant for oily skin, but it’s amazing on my combo skin)

    Effaclar cleanser
    Effaclar Astringent lotion
    Effaclar K
    Effaclar M
    ooo, and my Clarisonic Mia!

  21. Kiran

    I am also a big Clinique fan. Works beautifully for me. The other fav I have is Paula’s choice Resist line.

    My Clinique faves are,
    Mild Face Wash, CL #1, the lotion and the gel moisturisers, Moisture surge as needed and the super antiox night cream.

  22. annie

    La Mer (n__n)V

  23. Onion

    L’Occitane Red Rice line
    Revlon Colorstay
    MAC Prolong wear foundation