There's this brief line in Sofia Richie's profile in the December 2016 / January 2017 issue of Complex where author Rebecca Haithcoat performs that classic first-impression description of her subject. Haithcoat writes, "[Sofia]’s in that not-a-girl, not-yet-a-woman phase of her life: Her cheeks look downy soft, and a smattering of tiny pimples on her forehead is noticeable only due to the smear of foundation trying to disguise it." Not to brag, but I swear my name could be interchangeable in this. I have what dermatologists call *combination* skin, which means I'm not only likely to have dry areas on certain parts of my face, but I'm also a little ~extra~ oily in my t-zone. It's cool though, it's not a complete disaster. It does just require a little more patience when figuring out even a simple skincare routine. I've gone through my fair share of different product lines in the past few years. I used to swear by Murad, but as I started getting a little older, it started to feel too harsh. After doing some research and polling my friends, I finally decided to try Glossier. I'll be honest and say that it took about two weeks for my skin to used get to it and I still have the occasional blemish here and there. However, in terms of hydration, reducing redness and just generally subduing my needy combo skin, Glossier gets my vote. The Phase 1 pack comes with their Milky Jelly Cleanser, Priming Moisturizer, Balm Dotcom, and Perfecting Skin Tint. In my opinion, the cleanser and moisturizer are the only two you really need.