Combination skin can be sometimes very tricky to handle. Skincare that hydrates, keeps the oil under control as well as works to treats it by preventing congestion and improve the skin quality – is all that is needed for a combination skin. With all these expectations from a line and using it since last month, I am going to give some description of the products as well as my review and experience with them. Sisley Paris Purifying Re-balancing Lotion and Sisley Paris Mattifying Moisturizing Skin Care are both suitable for combination to oily skin types. For your reference, I have combination skin which is prone to congestion.
Sisley Paris Purifying Rebalancing Lotion with Tropical Resins
Sisley Paris Purifying Rebalancing Lotion is described as 3 in 1 skincare lotion that purifies, resurfaces and softens the skin. It helps reduce the imperfections and improves skin quality. The key ingredients that work actively to give benefits include: Incense and Myrrh extracts which soothe the skin, Benzoin extract that intensely purifies the skin, D-panthenol which moisturizes and soothes the skin, Java tea extract reduces excess sebum, Salicylic acid exfoliates and soothes, Lady’s mantle leaf extract smoothes the skin’s texture with its astringent properties.
I have been using Purifying Rebalancing Lotion since last month after cleansing my face. I apply the lotion on my face and neck with a cotton pad and then follow with my serum or moisturizer. Since I started using it, I noticed my skin is clearer and healthier. I do not have much problem about shiny areas on the face and it also did not overly mattified it, but more of clearer and smoother skin. I have noticed no congestion and breakouts. The redness which I had due to my breakouts a few weeks back, that is reduced and less visible. It does have a subtle scent that fades away fast but it nothing like alcohol or astringent kind of smell. My skin looks healthier overall.
Sisley Paris Mattifying Moisturizing Skin Care with Tropical Resins
Sisley Paris Mattifying Moisturizing Skin Care is described as a daily moisturizer for combination to oily skin types. It acts at three different levels of the skin to provide moisturizing, mattifying and purifying effects to the skin. Apart from key ingredients mentioned above for the Purifying Rebalancing Lotion, Mattifying Moisturizing Skin Care also includes Marshmallow extract to moisturize skin by delivering molecules able to retain water, bamboo water to mattify, Burdock extract to purify and rebalance, plant-origin glycerin that moisturizes and softens.
I have been using Mattifying Moisturizing Skin Care every morning and most of the nights too since last month straight after Purifying Rebalancing Lotion or follow with my serum and then this moisturizer. I feel it is a nice moisturizer, I do not feel any dryness or dehydrated skin but nice moisturized skin with no oiliness. My skin feels very soft and comfortable. Using this with Purifying Rebalancing Lotion, I have no congestion since last two or three weeks. With skin in the hands of these two products, it is healthier and clearer. It does mattify the skin but to the extent that it looks radiant and luminous but not oily. When I use this during the mornings, I have not experienced any rolling off of makeup or anything, everything goes on smoothly over it and stays intact.
These two products have really kept my congestion under control, keeping it healthier and radiant. The breakouts which I had when I started using this, they did not get bigger but they healed quickly. Both the products are a nice size and can be perfect travel companions as well as will look great on the vanity or skincare shelf. I am glad I did use them for a good amount of time to give you this update and recommendation for your combination or oily skin type. My skin seems calmer now and as winter is coming now, I would rather start cheating with this moisturizer for something more hydrating unless you have oily skin, you can stick to this one.
Sisley Paris Purifying Rebalancing Lotion with Tropical Resins and Sisley Paris Mattifying Moisturizing Skin Care with Tropical Resins are available at Holt Renfrew, Nordstrom, Space NK and Net-A-Porter.
*DISCLAIMER – These are press samples sent to ‘The Velvet Life’, all views and opinions are 100% honest and based purely on my own experience.