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The Best Skin Care Duos For Every Skin Concern

The Best Skin Care Duos For Every Skin Concern
SkinStore Editors
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Ever found a sensational serum or a must-have moisturizer, that once you discovered it, you couldn't live without? It does what you need it to and it makes you look amazing. But what if it could be even better?

How Do Combo Products Work?

Combining the right products together can really give your skin the rocket punch it needs to max out the benefits of your favorite complexion concoctions. So, we've done the matchmaking for you and put together a string of cosmically-powered skin care cocktails for your personal benefit.

Skin concern: Fine Lines

1. SkinCeuticals C E Ferulic + SkinCeuticals Hydrating B5 Gel

SkinCeuticals' cult icon, C E Ferulic is well known for its skin-changing powers to help firm, brighten and smooth skin. Their B5 Gel contains hyaluronic acid, which holds up to 1000x its weight in water, helping your face draw in moisture and increasing its "plump and supple" factor by a ton. The result: glowing, younger-looking and hydrated skin.

2. Epionce Renewal Facial Cream + SkinMedica HA5 Rejuvenating Hydrator

Combining Epionce's flagship product with a blend of five types of hyaluronic acid sounds like the perfect pair to us. Get instantly smoother and plumper skin with this duo.

3. Sunday Riley Good Genes All-In-One Lactic Acid Treatment + Omorovicza Elemental Emulsion

The multiple anti-aging benefits reaped from this single formula by Sunday Riley are amplified by Omorovicza's lightweight hydration. The brightening lactic acid serum and mask creates an all-in-one treatment to smooth fine lines and wrinkles while the circulation-improving lemongrass works with Omorovicza's hyaluronic acid to lock in moisture and revitalize dehydrated skin.

Skin concern: Fine Lines & Wrinkles

4. SkinMedica TNS Advanced+ Serum + Medik8 Advanced Night Ceramide Cream

Let SkinMedica's duo system of next-generation growth factors and an innovative peptide complex work with Medik8's multi-blend of ceramides to help improve the look of firmness and hydrate your skin. This concoction will super regenerate your skin as you sleep and give you a refreshed complexion upon waking up!

5.  Dr. Dennis Gross Skincare Ferulic + Retinol Wrinkle Recovery Overnight Serum + Caudalie Premier Cru Anti-Aging Cream Moisturiser

When Caudalie's Vinergy complex comes together with Dr. Dennis Gross's Ferulic + Retinol, there's a power-packed delivery of cell-stimulating ingredients that skyrocket cell turnover and rejuvenation for a perfectly plump complexion.

6. Paula's Choice Resist Intensive Wrinkle-Repair Retinol Serum + ARCONA Eye Dew

Retinol and blueberry extract come together as a super-dynamic duo. The powerful retinol goes to work on the skin to act younger, and combined with the soothing, repairing effects of blueberry, expect to see younger, plumper, regenerated skin in no time!

Skin concern: Hyperpigmentation

7. SkinCeuticals Phyto Corrective Gel + SkinMedica LYTERA Skin Brightening Complex

Combine the non-oily gel from SkinCeuticals with mulberry and SkinMedica's brightening vitamin C complex to supercharge your attack on discoloration and hyperpigmentation! The botanicals of SkinCeuticals and the powerful hydrating antioxidants in SkinMedica make this an undeniable pair.

8. The Ordinary Alpha Arbutin 2% + HA Concentrated Serum + Natura Bissé C+C Vitamin Cream

The hyaluronic acid in The Ordinary's serum provides intense hydration while alpha arbutin dramatically improves the look of discoloration without causing irritation. Follow with luxurious hydration from Natura Bissé's C+C Vitamin Cream that contains even more skin brightening and firming magic for luminous skin that looks brighter and more even.

9. SkinCeuticals Discoloration Defense + Obagi Professional-C Serum 20% Strength

A unique combination of tranexamic acid, kojic acid, niacinamide and HEPES target stubborn dark spots and work to lessen their appearance in as little as two weeks! These effects are enhanced by Obagi's blend of l-ascorbic acid and hyaluronic acid that target discolorationto give you a youthful-looking complexion.

Skin concern: Firming and Tightening

10. ReFa Carat Ray Face + Boots No.7 Lift and Luminate Night Cream

Mimicking the motions of an aesthetician, the ReFa stimulates blood flow and encourages collagen production and increases elasticity while Boots No. 7's shea butter-enriched formula helps to lift and brighten the complexion!

11. Neocutis NEO FIRM Micro Firm Neck & Décolleté Rejuvenating Complex and Tightening Cream + Fillerina Labo Eyelid Lifting Cream

Glycolic acid and stabilized vitamin C come together in Neocutis' best-selling treatment gel for neck and bust, while Fillerina addresses the other, often-overlooked area of the body to both deliver tightening, firming and brightening effects.

12. Elizabeth Arden Ceramide Plump Perfect Ultra Lift & Firm Moisture Cream SPF 30 + Peter Thomas Roth Firm X Collagen Serum

Ceramides in Elizabeth Arden provide an instant boost to the skin over the face neck and décolleté while Peter Thomas Roth works to tone, firm, lift and restructure the skin to improve facial contour. All this while smoothing fine lines and wrinkles. A facial lift in a bottle? Yes, please!

Skin concern: Dehydration

13. Yon-Ka Paris Skincare Lotion PS Toner + SkinMedica HA5 Rejuvenating Hydrator

More than just a toner, Yon-Ka's Lotion PS Toner works to balance and prepare skin for more treatments. Couple that with an instant layer of long-lasting moisture with SkinMedica's HA5 Rejuvenating Hydrator, which contains five forms of hyaluronic acid! Put the two together and you get a moisture-packed duo that heightens your skin's moisture retention which  draws in moisture to where you need it most!

14. SkinCeuticals Emollience Moisturizer + ARCONA Overnight Cellular Repair Complex

Let SkinCeuticals Emollience Moisturizer soften, smooth and tone your skin, and then have ARCONA amplify those effects by pulling them into your skin as you sleep! Total and complete night-time regeneration? We think, yes!

15. PCA SKIN Purifying Mask + Obagi Medical Hydrate Luxe

Gently exfoliate your skin, then lock in moisturizer for a plump, supple complexion with a triple threat against visible signs of aging. Hydromanil works in Obagi's rich formula to hold moisture in the skin while reducing the look of fine lines and wrinkles and toning and brightening the complexion.

Skin concern: Acne & Blemishes

16. SkinCeuticals Blemish and Age Defense Serum + SkinCeuticals Silymarin CF

The unique blend of dioic and hydroxy acids in SkinCeuticals Blemish and Age Defense Serum fight against adult acne and the first signs of aging. What's better than a two-in-one? Enhance those acne-fighting properties by adding SkinCeuticals Silymarin CF, a powerful antioxidant serum clinically demonstrated to help prevent oil oxidation. Win!

17. Juice Beauty Blemish Clearing Serum+ QuasarMD Blue+ Murad Rapid Relief Acne Spot Treatment

Having an open relationship with acne that's a tad too love/hate for you? Take control with an effective natural salicylic acid treatment that not only targets existing acne but reduces oil production and prevents future breakouts as well. Want better? Arm yourself with the anti-blemish LED device from QuasarMD for in-office level results powered by innovative LED light technology. Amplify all these effects with Murad's Rapid Relief Acne Spot Treatment for maximum-strength blemish fighting that can be applied with or without makeup.

18. SkinCeuticals Blemish and Age Defense Serum + iS Clinical Cleansing Complex

Discover blemish-blocking superpowers in this combination of 2% Dioic Acid and alpha and beta-hydroxy acids with bionutrients and antioxidants inside of a serum and a cleanser! Increase cell turnover while fighting acne and blemishes with SkinCeuticals, and let iS Clinical remove impurities while gently resurfacing and cleansing the skin of toxins.

Skin concern: Dull & Tired Skin

19. Dr. Dennis Gross Alpha Beta Peel Extra Strength Formula + Caudalie VinoPerfect Concentrated Brightening Essence + Epionce Renewal Lite Facial Lotion

First things first in reviving tired skin? Get rid of the old! Using Dr. Dennis Gross Alpha Beta Peels will gently exfoliate the skin and Caudalie essence will gradually brighten the complexion while helping your skin to absorb your moisturizer and all other products you use on your skin to enhance their effectiveness!

20. SkinCeuticals Micro-Exfoliating Scrub + SkinMedica Vitamin C Plus E Complex

Revitalize your complexion with natural microbeads made of soft sedimentary rock, while aloe works to soften skin and reduce inflammation. Combined with the protective antioxidant properties of SkinMedica Vitamin C Plus E Complex and you have a wake-up call your skin can't ignore!

21. Lumene Nordic-C Arctic Berry Cocktail Brightening Oil+ Vichy LiftActiv Vitamin C Serum Brightening Skin Corrector + MZ Skin Radiance and Renewal Instant Clarity Refining Mask

After just ten days Vichy Liftctiv Vitamin C Serum brightens and lifts the skin. Amplify those brightening effects with MZ's Refining Mask that working to eliminate pigmentated cells that cast dullness over skin. Finish off this trio with a vitamin, antioxidant and fatty acid cocktail in Lumene's Brightening Oil l to lock in your radiant glow and help maintain the skin's moisture balance with the blend of wild arctic cloudberry and cranberry seed oils.

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