The Perfect Pair | Product Pairings

Like a good skincare junkie I am constantly testing and trying out new products. When I find a product that blows my hair back, I see if I can make it better by combining it with another mind melting product. It’s kinda like taking Spider Man and giving him Superman’s powers. These products together take skincare to a previously unknown level…

Hydrating B5 and Origins Drink Up Intensive Overnight mask

I absolutely adore Skinceuticals Hydrating B5 and I absolutely love Origins Drink Up Intensive Overnight mask. Put the two together and you have a match made in heaven, which works the best for dehydrated and dry skin.

NeoStrata’s Smooth Surface Daily Peel and Kiehl’s Nightly Refining Micro-Peel Concentrate

This combo is killer. The Neo Strata pads contain glycolic acid which exfoliates and increases cell turnover to clarify pores, refine skin texture and improve skin tone. Just before bed, apply the Kiehl’s Nightly Refining Micro-Peel Concentrate, which continues the exfoliating/cell renewal theme, followed by your favourite facial oil or cream and you wake up in the morning with GLOWING skin. Most times when I use this combo, I get lots of compliments about my skin. 

Australian Gold Self Tanning Lotion and Caribbean Tan Darkening Drops

Australian Gold makes a good self tanning lotion that comes out looking super natural, never orange, and fades evenly. The only down side is that a) the colour is a little bit too light and b) the lotion is slightly tinted, but doesn’t have the strongest colour guide. I have a problem with sunless tanners that don’t have an adequate colour guide, because where am I rubbing it in my skin? By adding Caribbean Tan’s Darkening Drops, the colour is intensified and the colour guide is stronger. Winning. You can even mix the Darkening Drops in with your regular body lotion to create a customised colour for your skin tone.

Beauty Blender and The Body Shop’s Vitamin E Hydrating Face Mist

Sometimes I’m too lazy to wash my Beauty Blender sponge. I also like the look of a more natural to medium application of foundation versus caking it on. Because of this I simply spritz some of The Body Shop Vitamin E Hydrating Face Mist onto my beauty blender before I squeeze my foundation onto it, and hey presto! A beautiful looking complexion in 2 minutes flat.

Batiste Dry Shampoo and INOAR Kálice Multi Purpose Oil

I love dry shampoo because who doesn’t love something that extends the life of your blowdry/styling efforts? Also because of the volume it gives me, and this specific Batiste XXL variant gives gooood volume. By day 3, when my ends are looking a little dry, I just smooth on some INOAR Kálice, which is a blend of 7 precious plant oils, and which smells insanely delicious, and my hair looks healthy and shiny again!

Do you have any favourite product combinations?