If you have absolutely mental, combination skin that suffers from oiliness in certain areas and dehydration in some, you have got to try Yonkas Hydra range of products. I quite like how they cater for parched skin that is combination - you don't really see many brands doing that. Hence usually, I like to mix and match my skincare to create a bespoke regime otherwise rich products can immediately cause my skin to erupt in a good few whiteheads the morning after.
Yon-ka is a Parisian brand I believe and they also boast of a humongous relaxing spa at a central Parisian location which is now on my wish-list to visit. Looking at their luxe glass packaging and all the scientific goodness plastered all over the bottle led me to believe there definitely must be a lot of chemicals going on in here. Surprisingly enough, 95% of their ingredients are natural so voila!
First up, lets talk about the Hydra Serum which is claimed to be a long lasting hydrating booster. This has become my only resort to quenching moisture back into the skin after a little period of slack. We all go through that with skincare so don't roll your eyes at me. You know when you've eaten pizza like it's going out of fashion, planted yourself on the sofa for the entire weekend and made best friends with the laptop - oh not to forget the two glasses of water per day. All this immediately shows up on my skin and this baby is what I resort to. It's quite light and fluid like so I don't feel like I am slapping on something rich or heavy. It's in fact quite lovely to apply and has some slip to where I add in a few massage strokes. Makes a great base for moisturiser to go on top. It would make a handy travel companion with some depotting into a travel friendly container.
Next up, the Hydrating Mattfiying Fluid which is in fact a light weight, moisturiser for combination to oily skin that's in dire need of moisture. This one contains a good amount of Hyaluronic Acid I believe as the ingredient appears high up in the ingredient list. We all know how fabulous the ingredient is for making skin appear supple and bouncy. I love how it's meant to amp up the moisture level in the skin whilst leaving a matte, velvety finish. No sticky residue and glowing cheeks for us oily skin gals. This one's a wonder product as the way it absorbs into the skin so quickly, you woudn't expect it to work wonders but give it one night and your skin will still be hydrated the next day.
Overall, I wouldn't say these two products are godsend for dry skin types but they are a match made in heaven for combination-oily skin especially in the winter.
The products can be bought here at yonkashop.co.uk