A Little Combination Skincare Guide


Hello My Beauties!

I constantly have issues with finding the right skincare products, and makeup, that will help with my combination skin type. It’s hard since I also have sensitive skin, so I can’t use anything too drying or harsh in fear of what my face might do…

So for this post I am telling you guys about a couple products that I have used and seem to work well with! Enjoy! Also comment with your fav oil-controlling products!


Simple Skincare Oil Balancing Cleansing Wipes

Now, I have mixed feelings about this product. I am not a huge fan about how they feel on your skin. And since I have sensitive skin, as stated above, I don’t do well with scratchy products. Okay, okay, so they aren’t scratchy but they also aren’t super soft. Other than that they take off my makeup very easily and they DRAMATICALLY reduce the oil on my forehead (thank you!).


Body Shop Seaweed Clarifying Night Treatment

This stuff is powerful, and really helps! The woman at the store said that it moisturizes, and even though I think it does, I am not quite sure. The downside is that if I try to use a moisturizer on top it kinda brings back the shine *sigh*. Even though I do like this product, I am not as excited about it as I was when I got it, and I think I might try the actual Moisturizing Day Cream version from the same line.


Body Shop Tea-Tree Facial Wash

This product is THE BEST! My skin has been going through some tough times but I really do like this wash. And even though it does not explicitly say that it clears up oil, I have noticed that it does just that after I have washed my face. It has a very strong pine smell at first, so that might deter some people. But if you can stick it out, it is totally worth it!


Clinique 3 Combination Skin Cleanser

I used to love this product so much! I haven’t used it in a while, but honestly you see the results immediately! It’s a little harsh and has a slight alcohol smell to it, but honestly after you see that cotton ball covered in the dirt from your skin, you will get what I mean!

Peace, Love, and Baby Ducks,

Marin XO

The Simple Way to Healthy Skin!

Hello My Beauties!

I have been meaning to write this post for a long time so sorry for the delay! I think it was about a month ago that I tweeted out to @SimpleSkincare and within the day they responded asking me what products of theirs I use. So after telling them they quickly sent me an adorable little package containing the moisturizer and foaming cleanser that I use, as well as a couple of other goodies and the sweetest note ever! Anyways, this (very, very) late post is going to be all about those products and what I like/dislike about them!


Foaming Cleanser 

I always have to have a foaming cleanser wether I am using Simple or not. This one I particularly like because it is very gentle and VERY foamy, which makes it appear to be doing its job. Depending on your skin type it might leave your skin a little tight after washing, but that is why I always follow up with the Replenishing Moisturizer.


Replenishing Moisturizer

Next up in my #NoMakeupWakeup routine is to use this moisturizer after I have removed all the built up residue from my face. Great image, right? Back to the product, I like this moisturizer more than I do most, but it is not my favorite. I don’t know if some of their other moisturizers are slightly better, this one just caught my eye because it said that it would last for 12 hours. One thing that I dislike about it is that it kinda smells. Not terribly, but faintly of cardboard. It also takes a little bit longer to soak into the skin than other moisturizers I have used. But if those two things don’t really bother you, go for it! If they do, I recommend trying a different one from their line or a different brand all together.


Eye Makeup Removing Wipes

I really like this wipes, and they are especially designed for eye makeup, so they have a slightly more dynamic shape to them. I usually just use the foaming cleanser to remove my face and eye makeup, but if I am wearing eyeliner or a heavy mascara I am sure to whip these babies out! I don’t have a lot of different brands to compare them to, but they do their job perfectly fine in my opinion!


Facial Wipes

I then got a couple of packs of the facial wipes, which work really well! I find that my skin type doesn’t agree well with any kind of wipe (I just usually use the eye ones), but I would definitely recommend them if you are in need of some not-so-expensive wipes. I can’t stop using them after dance performances! Once again I do not have a whole lot of experience with facial wipes, but I think that these are definitely a keeper! I mean, I have already been through a whole pack of them!

So that was that! I hope that you liked what you read, definitely comment below with opinions, suggestions, anything! I love hearing from you guys! And make sure to check out Simple Skincare and try some of the products for yourself!

P.S. I really want to try their Revitalizing Eye Roll-On. If any of you have tried/use/love it please comment!

*These products were sent to me without payment in response to my reaching out to SimpleSkincare*

Peace, Love, and Baby Ducks,

Marin XO