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.