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Help with suggestions and advice on cleansers and moisturizers for sensitive combination skin.

Hello, I hope everyone is doing well! I'm seeking direction and suggestions on skincare products for my skin, a cleanser and a moisturizer.

 

I experience excessive oil with a dehydrated skin surface. I haven't had any luck finding the right products for my skin for awhile now Smiley Sad The products that I have tried have left my skin dry, and a result a flaky/dehydrated skin surface right after cleansing. Then, after applying a moisturizer to fix this problem, my skin tends to get super oily throughout the day.

I don't suffer from acne, but my pores tend to get clogged and I seldom get one or two whiteheads. My beard grows really fast, and I also tend to get some ingrown hairs. I would like to find some products that will help me with these issues. I do want to note that I use a clarisonic. At least once a day.

 

I have tried cleansers in the mens line including Anthony, Clinique, Jack Black, and Lab Series. But no luck. It seems they are too harsh. That's why I decided to try cleansers from Philosophy and Murad, but again no luck. Right now, I am considering giving Origins and Boscia cleansers a try. Since Sephora suggests them for combo skin. What do you think?

 

I greatly appreciate any direction and suggestions on what to look for. A cleanser that will balance my skin, as well as a moisturizer that will hydrate and help my skin problems.Thank you so much for your feedback, have a good day!

Re: Help with suggestions and advice on cleansers and moisturizers for sensitive combination skin.

Hi Pilsener,

 

I highly recommend the Origins A Perfect World™ Antioxidant Cleanser with White Tea. It a very low foaming formula that leaves your skin feeling balance and not tight and dry.

 

For night use, I suggest the Origins A Perfect World™ Antioxidant Moisturizer with White Tea. It a gel-cream texture and adds hydration and has antioxidants to protect from environmental damage.

 

For day:

 

<3 Melissa

Re: Help with suggestions and advice on cleansers and moisturizers for sensitive combination skin.

Hey Melissa,
Thanks for your input. I was wondering how these products compare to the Checks and Balances and Zero Oil line?
Thanks

Re: Help with suggestions and advice on cleansers and moisturizers for sensitive combination skin.

I really love First Aid Beauty's Line which is made for sensitive skin.  Their cleanser is great because it is gentle but effective.  I think one of the products that is really important for my skin from their line is the Facial Radiance Pads. They help exfoliate and tone my skin without being too harsh. They might work really well for keeping your pores clear and maybe prevent the ingrown hairs.  And the last step I use from them is the Daily Face Cream.  I have dehydrated skin that can still break out and it works well for me.  

 

Good luck!

Re: Help with suggestions and advice on cleansers and moisturizers for sensitive combination skin.

Hi michmo, thanks for your response. Would you say the pads are necessary to keep my pores clear as compared to using only the cleanser? I'm looking not only for an effective gentle cleanser, but one that will prevent blemishes and if i do get some, clear them and reduce scarring. Also, I was looking into the moisturizers. Have you tried the ultra repair cream or 5-in-1 spf cream?
Thanks.

Re: Help with suggestions and advice on cleansers and moisturizers for sensitive combination skin.

I agree with the FAB plug, especially since it's so affordable, it's a great jumping off point.

Re: Help with suggestions and advice on cleansers and moisturizers for sensitive combination skin.

I also wanted to put in a plug for Origins Modern Friction for when you want some exfoliation. My skin sounds a lot like yours minus the whole beard thing haha), combination and very sensitive, and this works wonders for me. Where most exfoliating products leave my skin raw and red, this is soothing while still giving you a good clean feel. I imagine it would work well with a clairsonic although I just use my fingertips.

Re: Help with suggestions and advice on cleansers and moisturizers for sensitive combination skin.

When looking at the Murad did you look at Daily cleansing foam and the pore refining serum their all new products in the  Murad line. Here's the link to the cleanser:

http://www.sephora.com/daily-cleansing-foam-P379904

 

It's not as harsh as the acne line in the Murad when you look at the cleanser the rest of the products in this line are at the bottom of the page. Hope this helps!

Re: Help with suggestions and advice on cleansers and moisturizers for sensitive combination skin.

No I did not. From Murad, I tried their Time Release Acne Cleanser which was causing to dry my skin, and also the AHA/BHA Exfoliating Cleanser.
Looking at the daily cleansing foam and serum I notice that they contain alcohol. Would that be drying if not too harsh to my skin?

Re: Help with suggestions and advice on cleansers and moisturizers for sensitive combination skin.

Nothing in this line has the harshness of the ones that you were using.

Re: Help with suggestions and advice on cleansers and moisturizers for sensitive combination skin.

@pilsener- No this is more of a balancing line not to harsh like the other murad products. It's brand new and I really think you might like it.

Re: Help with suggestions and advice on cleansers and moisturizers for sensitive combination skin.

I have sensitive combo skin as well and really love Boscia. I currently use these products:

Revitalizing Black Hydration Gel

http://www.sephora.com/product/productDetail.jsp?skuId=1379221&productId=P297568

Detoxifying Black Cleanser

http://www.sephora.com/product/productDetail.jsp?skuId=1393057&productId=P302940

 

I love how the moisturizer feels on my skin at night. Lightweight and cooling.

Re: Help with suggestions and advice on cleansers and moisturizers for sensitive combination skin.

HEY! I have sensitive combination skin as well, its stubborn. I actually am pleasantly surprised when I saw some of the responses already, because origins and boscia are great, I've tried both. I reallllllyyyyyy like boscia, it was my favorite. But origins I think its called Dr. Weil mega mushroom calming serum that is amazing. 

Re: Help with suggestions and advice on cleansers and moisturizers for sensitive combination skin.

Boscia's black products are way too harsh for my combination skin, and I'm not really that sensitive to products. Their regular cleanser is pretty great though.

 

I know it seems counterintuitive, but oil-based cleansers seem to help me balance better. I got a sample of the Josie Maran stuff, and would be using it forever if I could get past the smell. Warm citrus is just not for me, but a lot of people like it. Worth maybe getting a sample and trying it out.

 

Also a good toner is basically a necessity for combination skin. I didn't believe it until I started using a good one, but it lets me use a much lighter moisturizer - so I have no dry patches, but no oil slicks or breakouts either. (I use a Dermalogica toner and a MAC moisturizer. I wish Sephora carried Dermalogica and MAC so I could get everything in the same place. Ah well.)

Re: Help with suggestions and advice on cleansers and moisturizers for sensitive combination skin.

If you have sensitive skin, the best advice I can give you is to stay away from Boscia!  My skin reacted violently to Boscia's black line. That said, I think it's probably great for oily skin- but pretty harsh.

 

I concur with the Origins suggestion- and also really like Murad's daily cleanser.

 

For an out of the box suggestion, check out Shiseido's Pureness line. Shiseido is gentle on sensitive skin, and Pureness is targeted towards controlling oil.

Re: Help with suggestions and advice on cleansers and moisturizers for sensitive combination skin.

I had some allergic reactions to the Boscia white line, but I'm fine with the black line... just to add to this! Be careful with new products!

Re: Help with suggestions and advice on cleansers and moisturizers for sensitive combination skin.

Thank you for all your suggestions and advice!

I went ahead and first got a cleanser samples Boscias white line, as well as the black cleanser. The black cleanser happen to be too harsh for my skin, so I decided to switch to the purifying cleanser. Given my skin, this seemed like a great cleanser at first. It was working fine, but with continued use (after three weeks) it has dried out my skin and it did not seem to work as effectively anymore. My pores where getting clogged. I think it might be as a result of some of the ingredients in the products.

As suggested, I am currently trying the FAB cleanser. Any suggestions on which moisturizers to add with this cleanser?

Thanks again for all the feedback!
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