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Essence and retinol?

Hello! Does anyone recommend a particular essence that is best for combination skin? In the summer my skin is more oily and prone to breakouts. In the winter it is a bit dryer. I am more worried about breakouts. Also does anyome recommend a great retinol cream? I am worried about the same issues as above. I would only be using it at night also!  Thanks!!!

Essence and retinol?

Tatcha essence or fresh black tea essence are both amazing for combo skin. First aid beauty has a great retinol serum for people with sensitive skin, Biossance does too.

Essence and retinol?

I use Tatcha's essence and am very satisfied.

Re: Essence and retinol?

Hi @RL112779,

If you have combo skin, I recommend the AMOREPACIFIC - Vintage Single Extract Essence.

The AmorePacific Essence has green tea in it, which is great for balancing combo skin. It also has a watery consistency, so it's light enough for summer.

For retinol, I recommend the DRUNK ELEPHANT - A-Passioni™ Retinol Cream. 

It's a Clean by Sephora product that's great for all skin types.


Stay Gorgeous,


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