Shopping for skincare products doesn’t have to be a tricky affair if you have a combination skin type – it’s actually quite simple. Combination skin, in a nutshell, means that your skin can be normal or dry in some areas and oily in others. For example, your nose and forehead (a.k.a. your T-zone) could produce more sebum than other parts of your face. The bottom line is that your skin needs different products to cater for various parts of the face.
Opt for a feather-light formula as your moisturiser choice. Moisturisers with gel-like textured creams feel more pleasant on the skin and leave it with a mattifying finish. Stick to moisturisers that are oil-free, alcohol-free and non-comedogenic. This will shrink the appearance of pores and rid your skin of unwanted shine.
Gel-Creams For Combination Skin Types:
The first product on our list needs no introduction because she’s that well-known. The Dramatically Different Moisturizing Lotion by Clinique was developed in 1968 and has been part of the iconic three-step skincare method since then. Enter the gel. It’s an oil-free moisturiser with skin-strengthening ingredients. It hydrates the skin without feeling heavy, and most importantly, it gives you an overall glow.
This wonder cream contains two superfruits known to brighten up a dull-looking complexion (acerola seed and rose-myrtle), so if your combination skin needs a boost, the Clarins Bright Plus Gel Cream is the one to add to your list. This formula also has a derivative of vitamin C to reduce dark spots and even the skin tone. Think radiance, but with a mattified finish.
This gel-cream is a favourite from the Origins brand, as it’s packed with beneficial ingredients to make sure your skin looks its best at all times. The best way to apply this moisturiser is to pat it into the skin, not rub. It improves the moisture barrier of your skin and delivers adequate hydration while giving your overall complexion a gorgeous radiance. You’ll also find antioxidant-rich vitamin C in the formula to protect your skin from further oxidative damage.
In our book, skin health = wealth and this gel-cream from Kiehl’s ticks the box of achieving beautiful-looking skin. It’s the perfect product to balance combination skin by regulating sebum production while delivering moisture. It also has a cooling effect which helps invigorate the complexion, minimise the appearance of pores and leave the skin looking as fresh as a daisy. The formula seeps into the skin with ease and leaves no greasy residue whatsoever.
We’ve saved the most luxe choice for last (but not least). La Mer’s The Moisturising Cooling Gel Cream contains the signature special Miracle Broth™ ingredient, known to heal and energise the skin. Once you’ve cleansed, press the formula into your skin gently and watch it transform into a radiant glow. The silky soft texture of the gel cream melts into the skin and we can guarantee you’ll be admiring your complexion all day long. Go on, treat yourself.