5 Dual-Phase Skincare Multitaskers That Are Like Two Products in One

November 16, 2021
Sarah Ferguson
By: Sarah Ferguson | skincare.com by L'Oréal
5 Dual-Phase Skincare Multitaskers That Are Like Two Products in One

Dual-layer skincare products often have a unique texture that’s part oil and part serum or essence. Shake the product to blend the two phases and once applied, the oil layer nourishes and conditions skin, while the serum helps hydrate and provide targeted skin benefits. From toners and essences to serums and facial mists, read on to shop the multitasking, dual-phase products our editors swear by.


Lancôme Clarifique Face Essence

Uneven texture and tone are no match for this dual-phase essence. The clear essence is infused with glycolic and salicylic acids to exfoliate, while the oil essence is a blend of sunflower and grapeseed oils. Use it after toner and before serum for a radiance boost. 


Kiehl's Rare Earth Pore Refining Tonic

Take your pore-minimizing game to the next level with this toner that’s formulated with a layer of Amazonian white clay to help absorb excess oil and purify skin. 

kiehls pore refining tonic


Maybelline New York Facestudio Glass-Skin Makeup Finishing Spray

Achieve that coveted glass skin look any time of day with this bi-phase mist. Apply it after makeup application or whenever your skin needs a hydrating pick-me-up. 

maybelline glass skin spray


YSL Beauty Pure Shots Soft Polish Double Essence

Improve the appearance of dull skin while replenishing moisture with this bi-phase essence. The formula features a blend of exfoliating alpha-hydroxy-acids and lipo-hydroxy-acid and argan oil. 

ysl beauty pure shots soft


Versed Sunday Morning Antioxidant Oil-Serum

This non-greasy, face oil-serum hybrid can be applied over, under or in place of your moisturizer. The oil phase contains camellia oil and sea buckthorn extracts to strengthen the skin barrier, while the water phase contains chamomile extract, vitamin E and hyaluronic acid to hydrate, brighten and soothe. 



Photo: Chaunte Vaughn

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