MELISSA DAY CREAM
As a person who has combination skin, I have to be very choosy when it comes to skin care. Use the wrong products and my skin’s predisposition to veer oily and dry becomes exaggerated, making me look either too shiny and slick, as if I just walked out of a pool, or dry and flaky as desert. Lucky for me, Dr. Hauschka’s Melissa Day Cream is created to manage shine and take the bipolar tendencies out of combination skin.
And amazingly, it works to effectively balance my skin. Right after I applied the stuff, I could feel it moisturizing my skin without leaving a greasy or oily sheen. Even better? My skin stayed moisturized all day. Since Hauschka is all about holistic skincare, this formula is fittingly made with a bouquet of natural ingredients, like it’s namesake melissa (lemon balm), anthyllis, carrot, English daisy and witch hazel. It has a distinct lemon smell, which might be a bit overpowering for some, but to me, it just evokes the natural ingredients that are in the 1oz tube. Bottom line: this moisturizer makes my skin feels soft and my complexion appear even and clear. —Julia McQuade
IMAGE MANIPULATED FROM A BIGGER SPLASH,1967 BY DAVID HOCKNEY