There’s oily skin, dry skin, and then there’s combination skin. For those who have combination skin (myself included), you might think you got ‘the best of both worlds’. Unfortunately, it ain’t so. Oily in some areas, dry in others, you don’t know what kind of products suit your skin type the best. While your T-zone (forehead, nose, and chin) is slightly more oily, the rest of your face is flaky and feels like the Sahara desert. It’s tricky, we know, but it’s not like there are no products at all for your skin condition. Especially since combination skin is the most common skin type, and ‘we all have combination skin to some degree’, according to Dr. Justine Hextal, Consultant Dermatologist.
As for what causes, or which factors contribute to combination skin, well, it is very likely to be genetics. You can inherit your skin type from your parents, just like you inherit your eye color, hair color, and so on. This means you got your parents to thank for this ‘issue’. But, note that the products you use for your skincare routine, can also contribute to combination skin, if not make it even worse. The wrong products can make your oily parts even more oily, and dry out other parts of your face, thus, causing your combination skin.
Best moisturizers for combination skin
No more feeling hopeless after looking for hours at the drugstore, and not finding the right product for your combination skin. Yes, moisturizers for your skin type exist, and we have picked up not one, but plenty of them. Try these out, we’re pretty sure your combination skin will ‘thank you’ for it.
1. Clarins Hydra-Matte Lotion
Using plant-based ingredients, this cream leaves your skin matte, especially the shine-prone areas that are extra oily. With alpine willow herb and white tea, your skin will feel cool and fresh.
Get it here for only £28 – 50 ml.
2. Kiehl’s Ultra Facial Moisturizer
With ingredients like squalene and glycerin, the cream leaves the skin nourished, softens and moisturizes it – especially the dry areas. It is formulated to absorb quickly and you can even use it as a primer under makeup.
Get it here for only £17.50 – 75 ml.
3. Garnier SkinActive Moisture Rescue Refreshing Gel Cream
Not only you’ll be impressed by the low price, but also because of how good this cream actually is. It is completely oil-free and leaves the skin with a cool sensation.
Get it here for only $5.99
4. Neutrogena Hydro Boost Water Gel
Your skin will feel fresh, hydrated and people actually swear by it. Since it’s oil-free, it won’t contribute to oil production and will moisturize your dry areas.
Get it here for $15.99 – 48g.
5. Origins Zero Oil Oil-Free Moisture Lotion
The lightweight lotion absorbs quickly without leaving a greasy slick behind. Refreshing – is the word that better describes the lotion, and it even smells great. Give it a go, you won’t regret.
Get it here for $44 – 50ml.
6. Paula’s Choice Skin Balancing Invisible Finish Moisture Gel
Great moisturizer for combo skin that not only provides essential hydration but also minimizes the pores. It keeps your face soft and you can even use it as a primer before makeup.
Get it here for $38 – 60ml.
7. Boscia Green Tea Oil-free Moisturizer
This moisturizer does wonders to your skin – it hydrates, nourishes, as well as soothes redness from breakouts. Did we mention it’s infused with antioxidant-rich Japanese green tea?!
Get it here for $38 – 50g.
8. L’Oreal Paris Hydra Genius Daily Liquid Care for Normal/Oily Skin
Perfect for combination skin! It can last up to 3 days and reduces excess shine on the face. The moisturizer contains aloe water and Hyaluronic that helps the skin to absorb it quickly. If you want better results, use it every morning and night after cleansing.
Get it here for $12.45.
9. Mineral Fusion Facial Moisturizer, SPF 40
This moisturizer contains nourishing Shea butter that’s easily absorbed by the skin. It also contains aloe, cucumber, sea kelp and green tea extract that soothe the skin. The large spectrum mineral SPF 40 protects the skin from ultraviolet rays.
Get it here for $14.80.
10. Christina Moss Naturals Facial Moisturizer
Both women and men can use it, during the day or night. It’s free of harmful toxic petrochemicals and contains Star Anise Seed Oil that gives a natural, mild licorice scent. Not to forget it’s cruelty-free.
Get it here for $25.99 – 50 ml.
Hopefully, these moisturizers will help you with your ‘double-the-skin issues’, and you’ll know what to look for when you need moisturizers for combo skin.
You might also want to read: What Are The Best Foundations For Oily Skin?
Disclaimer: The contents of this article: text, graphics, images, and other materials contained are strictly for informational purposes only. The Content is NOT intended to be used as a substitute for professional medical diagnosis, advice, or treatment. Please ALWAYS seek the advice of a qualified health provider with all the questions that you have related to, or about, a medical condition.