Best Combination Skin Face Moisturizers
There are people with dry skin and people with oily skin. Then, somewhere in the middle, there are people with combination (mixed) skin.
Having combination skin can be very confusing.
Even more confusing can be choosing the right products for your face, especially moisturizers. A wrong moisturizer might make your skin dry or produce excessive sebum. Either way, this might lead to acne, eczema, and other skin issues.
What does combination skin look like exactly?
Combination skin typically feels dry outside of the T-zone, which is comprised of your forehead, nose, and chin. If you observe two or more different textures on your face, you likely have combination skin. It can also be oily and dry in separate places.
Is it necessary to moisturize combination skin?
Let’s clear up some things. People often confuse moisture with oil, stopping them from moisturizing their skin. It may seem counterproductive to use a moisturizer when your face is overproducing natural oils. However, your oily skin may simply be pleading for moisture.
Without a good moisturizer, the dry areas of your skin will be extremely dry, and the oily parts will explode in acne by over-producing sebum. Remember that just like our bodies need water to stay hydrated and energetic, so does our skin!
So, how do you moisturize combination skin?
Some dermatologists suggest people use two types of moisturizers for different face areas. One moisturizer for the dry areas and another for the oily ones. Sounds like a lot of work, doesn’t it?
Well, fortunately, it doesn’t have to be this tiring. Other dermatologists agree that an all-in-one moisturizer can do the job perfectly. Therefore, we have picked the best moisturizers for your beautiful combination skin!
Hydrator cream vs Moisturizer: Is there any difference?
In the beauty industry, the words moisturizing and hydrating are frequently used interchangeably. They aren't quite the same thing, though, as one includes water and the other oil. Simply put, moisturizers contain oils that help to lock in moisture, whilst hydration binds water to your skin.
Now, let’s get you the BEST moisturizer for your combination skin!
The products below are non-comedogenic, meaning that they are not likely to clog pores or result in acne. For happy and healthy skin, you need a solution that is lightweight and not greasy, soothing, and yet still moisturizing. Below are our top products that offer these qualities and more.
AXXZIA AG Theory Moist Veil Emulsion
Combination skin means that a part of it is oily. Therefore dermatologists advise people to look for hyaluronic acid in their products. Among other ingredients, AXXZIA moisturizer contains hyaluronic acid that is extremely moisturizing without being oily or heavy and will moisturize without clogging pores. Perfect for your combined skin! Trehalose, Citrus Junos Fruit Extract combined with Hydrolyzed Hyaluronic Acid keeps your skin moist and supple for a long time.
Some of this moisturizer’s effects include aging care, anti-glycation, improving skin elasticity, and treating uneven skin tone, pigmentation, melasma, and dark spots.
The nutrients flavonoids and arbutin are abundant in vitamin C, rice bran extract, gentian, and mulberry (natural plant-derived brightening component). It helps even out skin tone and brightens and cleanses the skin of discoloration.
Proteoglycan boosts cellular metabolism, enhances skin's fatty acid metabolism, quickens healing, and controls the amount of moisture in connective tissue. This moisturizer is highly recommended for anyone above 30 years old with any skin condition.
CORECO Contrix Moisture Milk with α-Arbutin and Placenta
This product feels so light on your skin you’ll forget you are applying it. Arbutin spreads easily and makes your skin appear brighter and more translucent. It keeps it smooth and shiny by replacing the ceramide that is lost as we get older.
Proteins, lipids, nucleic acids, and polysaccharides are among the many nutrients and biologically active components found in placenta. Important metabolic processes in cells are impacted, causing injured cells to regenerate quickly. It also helps your body produce hyaluronic acid and collagen fibers.
The milk contains ceramides 1, 2, 3, and 6 II, which are natural lipids (fats) and essential skin-building substances whose levels sharply decline with advancing age.
NOA NOA LUXE Whitening Moisture Gel
Noa Noa Gel is an all-in-one product that combines lotion, moisture milk, and cream. How cool is that?
- Triple hyaluronic acid is an innovative ingredient widely used in Japanese beauty products due to its deep moisturizing effect.
- Geranium extract protects the skin from aging, lightens pigmentation, and protects the collagen protein from destructive UV rays.
- Water-soluble extract of the placenta is a whitening component that tightens the skin while nourishing it with amino acids and minerals.
Cica Method Cream
*From now on, we will suggest some light creams that feel as good as a soft moisturizer would.
Cica Method cream delivers deep long-lasting hydration to your skin. Soothing agents deliver noticeable calming and anti-inflammatory effects.
Cica is well known for its capacity to reduce inflammation, treat acne, and soothe and mend damaged skin. On skin that is delicate, it is also very gentle. A combined skin might be prone to acne and this gentle cream does wonders for that skin type.
Here’s a list of a few things this product does:
- Good for sensitive and acne-prone skin
- Acts as a barrier against environmental stress
- Fights acne and inflammations
- Prevents redness
- Makes skin more supple & firm
- Stimulates collagen production
- Can help improve the appearance of wrinkles and age spots
- Decreases moisture loss
- Re-balances and repairs skin’s barrier
Other key ingredients and what they will do to your skin:
- Perilla ocymoides leaf extract reduces redness, itchiness, and inflammation in the skin
- Houttuynia cordata extract: maintains skin's softness and elasticity
- Coix seed extract: reduces melanin and brightens skin naturally
- Sakura (prunus yedoensis) leaf extract: improves rough skin, anti-inflammatory, whitening
- Inositol: improves moisture and elasticity levels of skin
- Stearyl Glycyrrhetinate: anti-inflammatory
Dr.Soie AMARANTH Premium Cream
Free from alcohol and silicon, this anti-aging product, happens to be a great choice if you have combination skin.
The Dr.Soie AMARANTH Premium Cream brings essential nourishment, hydration, moisture, collagen, vitamins, and anti-wrinkle care to parched-looking skin.
Find out below some of its active ingredients and how they would affect your combination skin:
- Jojoba oil & Squalane oil for providing lightweight non-comedogenic moisture, strengthening the skin's natural moisture barrier.
- Retinol Palmitate (the gentlest form of Retinol (Vitamin A)) stimulates collagen exfoliates away dead skin cells, unclogs pores, fights against acne, and reduces the appearance of fine lines & wrinkles.
- Vitamins E and C brighten a dull lackluster complexion, even out an uneven skin tone, stimulate collagen and provide skin-strengthening antioxidant care.
LIOVERITE Balance Control Cream
If your combination skin has made your skin sensitive also, then this is the moisturizer for you. LIOVERITE Balancing Cream restores the natural balance of skin microflora and the skin’s natural PH balance. Soothes your skin and evens out its tone.
The natural substance known as a-glucan oligosaccharide keeps your skin's microflora in balance, enhances its defensive abilities, and delays the onset of premature aging.
Human skin and squalane have a similar chemical makeup. Because of this, its molecules are easily integrated into your skin's lipid layer and reinforce it, reducing moisture loss.
Tocopherol (natural vitamin E) enhances skin tone, flushes out pollutants, and
processes of skin renewal are stimulated.
The deep layers of the epidermis are penetrated by hydrolyzed hyaluronic acid, which also encourages collagen formation. These actions serve to moisturize your skin's surface and deeper layers.
Under the direction of French perfumers, an authentic recipe for the natural aroma of fresh herbs was created.
Spa Treatment Nano Essence Cream
Spa Treatment Nano skincare series contain nano-sized active ingredients that penetrate deep into the skin and provide noticeable skin improvement quickly.
Here’s how this product will moisturize your skin at its best:
Hydrolyzed silk has a deep moisturizing effect and fills damaged skin cells with amino acids and silk sericin proteins.
Glacial water is pure, mineral-rich water that is known for its superior moisturizing power (keeps moisture in the skin for over 12 hours).
Nano formula accelerates the process of cell renewal, increases moisture levels in the deep layers of the skin, provides an antioxidant effect, and increases elasticity and firmness.
It also contains extracts of royal jelly, argan oil, Hamamelis, Sakura flowers extract, Jojoba oil, Japanese rose Isoioi, lactobacillus, macadamia oil, peony root extract, coix seed extract, and hyaluronic acid.
WHITE ICHIGO Organic Tech-Cream
Ichigo (苺) in Japanese means strawberry. This product not only has the cutest name ever, but it’s also organic and very effective!
The cream has a thin, gel-like consistency that makes it easy to apply and helps it to reach the deepest layers of the skin. It has a significant concentration of helpful elements like:
- White strawberry extract, which makes the skin supple and hides big pores because of its polyphenol and vitamin C content.
Ceramides found in white strawberry seed oil hydrate the skin and improve its barrier function.
- Organic lavender extract to improve the structure and level out the tone of the skin.
- Arbutin for its ability to whiten.
The product comprises 98% natural ingredients and is free of mineral oils, synthetic colors, parabens, and perfumes.
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