The Best Anti-Aging Day & Night Routine For Combination Skin

Gaining control of your combination skin can be a tough one at the best of times, the trick is identifying which parts of your face are dry, oily or balanced then assessing the severity of the oily to dry areas and proceeding with the appropriate skin care routine. If it sounds confronting, don't worry we're here to help! The skincare products we've listed below also contain ingredients to help fight aging (it's like a two for one deal!).

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Easy Four Step Anti-Ageing Morning Routine


Step 1 - Cleanser

This cleanser is perfect for combination skin as it clears acne and balances oils but doesn't dry out your skin. This cleanser is also cruelty free and made in Australia.

Alpha-H Triple Action Cleanser 185ml


This three in one non-foaming gel cleanser is very gentle on the skin. Through it's three main ingredients cucumber, thyme and aloe vera they combine to naturally soothe, remove harmful bacteria and hydrate the skin. Leaving your skin balanced and clean, ready for the rest of your skincare routine.


Step 2 - Antioxidant Treatment

This serum contains potent antioxidants that preventant aging through hydrating, improvement of elasticity, plumps skin and evens out your skin tone. This serums high quality ingredients which deliver powerful results is what sets it apart from other Vitamin B serums.

Alpha-H Vitamin B 25ml


The Alpha-H Vitamin B contains powerful antioxidants including Chia Seed extract and Ferulic Acid as well as Niacinamide and Copper Tripeptides. These ingredients diminish the appearance of uneven skin tone and assists the strengthening of the skin’s natural barrier. The benefits of vitamin B include improvement to the skins elasticity, cellular turnover and overall firmness giving you a bright and hydrated glow to your skin. The Alpha-H Vitamin B is also vegan, cruelty-free and made in Australia.


Step 3 - Day Cream

Restoring moisture is an important factor when it comes to antiaging. This gel moisturiser oxygenates the skin restoring moisture while creating a healthy radiant glow.

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Take A Deep Breath is a oil-free, oxygenating moisturiser which restores and refreshes dull, tired, stressed and dry complexion's. The lack of oil makes it a perfect day cream for layering into your routine. Take A Deep Breath is created with a patented blend of antioxidants and anti-pollutants helps neutralise damaging free radicals.


Step 4 - Sunscreen

This sunscreen contains a secret ingredient called Pentavitin which is super hydrating so it acts as serum and a sunscreen.

Ultra Violette Supreme Screen SPF 50+ Hydrating Facial Sunscreen


Dragosine Plus shields your skin from UVA, UVB, and blue light from screens while Australian Kakadu Plum offers Vitamin C protection and contains active ingredient Pentavitin for long-lasting hydration. Sun protection that hydrates and primes but feels like a lightweight moisturiser. It also sits well under makeup and on top of skincare. Ultra Violette is also Australian made and owned.


Relaxing Four Step Nighttime Routine


Step 1 - Cleansing

A cleanser with a difference. This cleanser can be used daily but has 7 key actions on the skin. It gently exfoliates your skin, hydrates, smooths, plumps, brightens, strengthens the skin barrier and reduces pigmentation.

Alpha-H Liquid Gold Resurfacing Cleansing Cream 100ml


Looking for an active, effective cleanser that prevents ageing and controls shine? Alpha-H Liquid Gold Resurfacing Cleansing Cream removes excess oil and impurities while also gently exfoliating your skin. This leaves your complexion soft and smooth promoting a bright healthy complexion as well as boosting anti-ageing and cellular regeneration. The Alpha-H Liquid Gold Resurfacing Cleansing Cream will help prime your skin to better absorb the products in your routine. Note that you may experience a slight tingling sensation when first using this product.


Step 2 - Serum

Biomimetic Tripeptide acts as a synthetic compound which stimulates cell renewal which promotes elastin and collagen production. AHA/BHA act as a strong exfoliator to remove impurities. AHA also reduces pigmentation and brightens the skin.

asap radiance serum with aha/bha 30ml


You should only use this product two to three times a week. This anti-ageing serum is a all rounder as it boosts collagen production, smooths skin tone, fades pigmentation, brightens and firms through exfoliation and peptides. This product should only be used at night, as it makes the skin sensitive to sunlight. When using this serum only use it two to three times a day, only use at night and wear sunscreen in the morning to protect your skin due to the strength of this formula.


Step 3 - Night Cream

This moisturizer is high in antioxidants which benefits the skin through hydration and fine line reduction making it a wonderful solution for aging.

Aspect Sheer Hydration Oil Free Moisturiser


This moisturiser from Aspect is super hydrating with its antioxidant rich content it will prevent visible signs of ageing. Due to the potency of the antioxidants and oil free formula this moisturiser is perfect for combination skin as it hydrates without leaving an oily sheen.


Step 4 - Eye Cream

This eye cream is a powerhouse of three key natural ingredients Avocado Oil, Beta-Carotene and Shea Butter. The combination of vitamin A, D, and E as well as amino acid proteins, potassium and antioxidants make it a wonderful eye cream to prevent aging.

Kiehl's Creamy Eye Treatment with Avocado 14g


Avocado oil and shea butter deeply hydrates the skin which reduces the appearance of dehydration lines. It's a creamy consistency but the concentrated texture does not migrate into eye. The Kiehl's Creamy Eye Treatment contains a multitude of Vitamins which all work together to fight and prevent free radical damage. It is fragrance-free as well as Ophthalmologist and Dermatologist tested.


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Your New Skin Care Routine

Morning☼ (AM)

  1. Cleanser - Alpha-H Liquid Gold Resurfacing Cleansing Cream 100ml

  2. Serum/Treatment - Alpha-H Vitamin B 25ml

  3. Day Cream - philosophy take a deep breath oxygenating gel cream

  4. Sunscreen - Ultra Violette Supreme Screen SPF 50+ 50ml


Night ☽ (PM) 

  1. Cleanser - Alpha-H Liquid Gold Resurfacing Cleansing Cream 100ml

  2. Serum/Treatment - asap radiance serum with aha/bha 30ml

  3. Night Cream - Aspect Sheer Hydration Oil Free Moisturiser

  4. Eye Cream - Kiehl's Creamy Eye Treatment with Avocado 14g




Your Questions, Our Answers


How Do I Know If I Have Combination Skin?

Usually with combination skin you'll find you have oily skin especially around your T-Zone (the centre of your face) but still have dry patches around your face. You need a routine that will remove the dead skin and excess oil, but not strip your skin completely. With combination skin if moisture is stripped completely all of your dry areas will get worse and sebum (oil) production will be triggered in the oily areas of your skin.


How Can I Make The Most Of The Alpha-H Vitamin B?

  • Apply 2-3 drops to the face in the morning after cleansing.

  • Massage into the face and neck.

  • Avoid the lip and eye areas.


Why Are Day Creams Important?

During the day we produce a larger amount of sebum (oil) especially towards the middle of the day, but we still need to apply a moisturiser as it will help balance your skin as well as maintain your skins natural barrier functions.


Why Do I Have To Wear Sunscreen?

UV rays not only damage the top few layers of skin, but can also penetrate the epidermis to cause havoc. We have a whole article on sunscreen but in short without sunscreen we open ourselves up to a whole bunch of problems including dark spots, pigmentation, fine lines and wrinkles. Ultra Violette is a great brand as it protects you from UVA and UVB rays.


How Should I Double Cleanse For Combination Skin?

Double cleansing is a Korean skincare method which involves cleansing your face twice with two different cleansers. With combination skin it's recommended that you use a oil cleanser such as the Dermalogica PreCleanse 150ml to breakdown any make up, oil and/or pollution. Then continue with the Alpha-H Liquid Gold Resurfacing Cleansing Cream 100ml to wash away any remaining impurities and prep the skin for your skincare routine.


Why Are Night Creams Important?

During the night you have the opportunity to nourish your skin with a heavier moisturiser. Don't forget to massage your moisturise into your neck! Our necks are one of the first places to show signs of aging.


Why Do I Have To Use An Eye Cream?

"But can't I just use my moisturiser?" I hear you say, sadly no. Our eye area is very sensitive and one of the first areas to show ageing so it needs to be looked after. Most moisturisers are too thick to be put around the eye area which can cause milia. Eye creams are specially made to prevent fine lines and wrinkles while also being light enough to avoid milia. Apply a small amount under the eye, gently patting with the fingertips of your ring fingers along the orbital bone, without pulling the skin.


If you have anymore questions feel free to chat to our lovely customer service team by using the chat box, emailing us at service@adorebeauty or calling us on (03) 9344 1671 (9am - 5pm AEST, Monday to Friday, excluding national public holidays). Happy shopping!



Your New Skin Care Routine

Morning☼ (AM)

  1. Cleanser - Alpha-H Liquid Gold Resurfacing Cleansing Cream 100ml

  2. Serum/Treatment - Alpha-H Vitamin B 25ml

  3. Day Cream - philosophy take a deep breath oxygenating gel cream

  4. Sunscreen - Ultra Violette Supreme Screen SPF 50+ 50ml

Night ☽ (PM) 

  1. Cleanser - Alpha-H Liquid Gold Resurfacing Cleansing Cream 100ml

  2. Serum/Treatment - asap radiance serum with aha/bha 30ml

  3. Night Cream - Aspect Sheer Hydration Oil Free Moisturiser

  4. Eye Cream - Kiehl's Creamy Eye Treatment with Avocado 14g