Before AXIS-Y reached out to me, I had never tried a duo cream. I had no idea what to expect with duo creams – but after using this, well.. I think I may just be in the market to check out what other duo creams are out there. It’s such a great concept for people with combination skill (especially for those with dry and oily skin). This post is part of my AXIS-Y review series and is in collaboration with them. If you are interested to know more about this product, keep on reading!
Disclaimer: I am not a beauty guru nor expert, and all sorts that fall under that category. These products were provided to me for review purposes. My review, photos, impressions and thoughts are all my own, unless stated otherwise. While this product may or may not have worked for my skin, it may or may not work for yours – remember, your mileage may vary (YMMV)!
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|Product||Cera-Heart My Type Duo Cream|
Lifespan when opened
All prices are in CAD, unless stated otherwise
$27 USD for 60 mL| AXIS-Y
- Skin felt hydrated and soft after
- You can choose which of one of the duo cream to apply to your face (the gel version or cream-based version)
- Didn’t feel heavy on face and lasted nicely throughout the day (skin didn’t get super oily throughout the day)
- Basically no fragrance
- Caters well to those with dry and oily skin
- The spatula keeps falling out of it’s little spot, and sometimes you get a bit paranoid about mixing the two products together (but this isn’t really a deal breaker)
Scores by category (each one is based on a scale from 1 (why you do me like that) to 5 (excellent):
- Two unique formulas for every moisturizing need
- Hydrates oily skin without the greasiness
- Softens and supports dry skin
- Simple, and came with a spatula inside the tub which is attached to the cover
- Plastic packaging
T Zone Cream
Water, Propanediol, Glycerin, Sodium Hyaluronate, Butylene Glycol, Sorbitol, Isohexadecane, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Houttuynia Cordata Extract, Betaine, Centella Asiatica Extract, Glyceryl Stearate, Salvia Officinalis (Sage) Extract, Glycyrrhiza Glabra (Licorice) Root Extract, Sorghum Bicolor Leaf/Stem Extract, Aspergillus Ferment, Chlorphenesin, Arginine, Acrylates/C10-30 Alkyl Acrylate Crosspolymer, Allantoin, Sorbitan Sesquioleate, Ethylhexylglycerin, Xanthan Gum, Guaiazulene
U Zone Cream
Water, Butylene Glycol, Glycerin, Cetyl Ethylhexanoate, Simmondsia Chinensis (Jojoba) Seed Oil, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Isohexadecane, Sodium Hyaluronate, Ceramide NP, Sorbitan Stearate, Glyceryl Stearate, Microcrystalline Wax, Sorbitol, Centella Asiatica Extract, Candelilla Cera, Sorbitan Sesquioleate, Sorghum Bicolor Leaf/Stem Extract, Aspergillus Ferment, Portulaca Oleracea Extract, Salicornia Herbacea Extract, Phragmites Communis Extract, Chlorphenesin, Arginine, Carbomer, Xanthan Gum,AXIS-Y
The T-zone cream has a gel-based texture and is thicker than what you’d expect for a typical gel-cream.
The U-zone cream has a creamier consistency (what you would expect of a cream) but it’s a hydrating cream (so it doesn’t have an oily feel to it).
Both creams apply very smoothly and nicely! They are easy to spread on the skin (the T-Zone being slightly easier due to it’s texture).
One thing that I really liked about this cream is that it did not have an oily finish, even the U-zone cream. Whenever I used the cream at night, my skin still felt moisturized in the morning. More specifically, the T-zone cream didn’t feel like it wore off overnight. None of the creams felt heavy on my skin, and even after applying sunscreen my skin didn’t get as oily as it usually does when I use most moisturizers.
Overall, I was very impressed with this cream and how light it felt on my skin!