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Fantastic Facial Creams, Part IV: Combination Skin

Welcome back to my five-part series on Fantastic Facial Creams for your skin type. (What skin type do you have? Tell me here.) After conquering oily skin, dry skin, and sensitive skin, today we'll be looking at that kitchen-sink variety known as combination skin. The most common type of combo skin combines an oily T-Zone with dry patches on the cheeks and sides of the eyes. The key is finding a cream that can comfort whatever combination you have, and these products should do the trick.

Sodium PCA Oil-Free Moisturizer by Kiehl's ($17.50) is designed for normal-to-oily, oily, and very oily skin. I used this for about a two-year period and loved it. It's so light that it doesn't clog your pores, and it contains a humectant for those water dry areas. But since it's made for oily skin, it's the perfect balance.

For two more fantastic facial creams for combination skin,

Organic Face Cream for Combination Skin by Patyka ($49) is a lightweight lotion with a high concentration of tree tea oil and spearmint for toning. It has a really nice feel to it, since the spearmint has kind of a cooling effect. It is also formulated with witch hazel to help keep pores tight.

Creme 93 by YonKa ($43) can be used in the morning and night to help fight excess shine in your T-Zone area and refresh your skin. It is a regulating cream made with ylang ylang and lime, which helps to even out the skin tone and revitalize the texture. I love this lotion because it makes my skin feel matte yet hydrated at the same time.

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onceajrzgrl onceajrzgrl 9 years
I love kiehl is very hypo-allergenic and tried and true!!!
i-am-elle i-am-elle 9 years
I'd love to try the Kiehl's one but I wish it had SPF.
Hibalicious Hibalicious 9 years
ces Hey Bella, I have a question about oily skin though. See I have like oily or combination skin... I'm not sure. And every night, before I sleep, I cleanse my face and then I put vaseline (petroleum jelly) on my face as a moisturizer, eye cream, and lip balm. So I just realized that maybe that's the cause of the oiliness or that maybe that's making my oily skin even worse. I just really need to know! So please help! BTW I've pasted this comment in two other places too lol sorry, so if u see them just ignore them. Thnx
sgw617 sgw617 10 years
Thanks for the advice! I've become obsessed trying to find a facial moisturizer. I will def. give it a try.
precious-p precious-p 10 years
i have been meaning to make the switch to kiehls! i need to get on that!
shadowdesigner shadowdesigner 10 years
Kiehl has some excellent products!
ellepea ellepea 10 years
I LOVE the Kiehls moisturizer. I've used it for years and it's perfect for my combination skin. But I find that in the winter, I need a more moisturizing cream just for the areas around my eyes, which get pretty dry at that time.
modelcitizen13 modelcitizen13 10 years
I used that kiehls cream and it made my face soooo dry I actually got flaky exactly where I usually break out and my cheeks felt and looked tight. This could just be me, or maybe I'm more sensitive than combination. I LOVE DDF dramatic radiance cream- about $100 bucks but absolutely worth it. Light but moisturizing.
sapphire2 sapphire2 10 years
I use the Kiehls and love it. It feels light, not greasy at all. but moisturizing enough for the few dry areas I have
ALSW ALSW 10 years
And the price is right, by the way. Hehe. :)
ALSW ALSW 10 years
The first one sounds great! There are certain times when my face gets more oily than usual and that lotion sounds good for it!
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