Normal and Combination Skin

Pond's Clean Sweep Micro Dermabrasion Wet Cleansing Towelettes, $7.29 for 30 wipes This is a great idea: One side cleanses, one exfoliates, and you can also use it to remove waterproof makeup. Not a plus: It took some rubbing to remove eye makeup -- and rubbing the eye area is a no-no. Burt's Bees Radiance Day Creme with royal jelly, $17.99, 2 ounces It's a heavier cream, good for dryer skin, and our tester said it made her skin glow so that even her husband noticed. If only it had sunscreen, it would be her go-to day cream. Neutrogena Oil-Free Moisture for Combination Skin, $10.79, 4 ounces Very light in texture, it felt good on the skin and didn't cause problems in the oily T-zone area. The downside: It has no sunscreen. Basis Cleaner Clean Face Wash, $5.99, 6 ounces This is a definite keeper. It cleans thoroughly, taking off makeup and stubborn mascara. It felt nice on the skin and smelled like a refreshing cucumber wash. A bonus: It's free of oils and soap. CVS Oil-free Eye Makeup Remover, $5.49, 4 ounces Another keeper: It removed all eyeliner and mascara in one clean sweep without leaving oily residue or stinging the eyes. Smelled appealingly of rose water. L'Oreal Eye Makeup Remover, $6.99, 4 ounces Light, not heavy like a cream, and it did remove all eye makeup, including mascara. A plus: The kelly-green color looks kind of cool.
Bob Chamberlin / Los Angeles Times
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