6 Of The Best Moisturisers For Keeping Combination Skin Happy

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6 Of The Best Moisturisers For Keeping Combination Skin Happy

Combination skin does not discriminate. You can be classified as having this temperamental and hard-to-treat skin type regardless of your age, maturity, acne-proneness, or sensitivity. 

And while finding a proper moisturiser for any skin type can be difficult, when you don’t fall neatly into either the oily or dry skin camp, it only gets harder. 

Moisturisers for dry skin can often be too rich, resulting in the production of more oil. While moisturisers that have been specifically formulated for oily skin, might not give you the hit of hydration that your drier, flakier patches truly require. 

So, if you don’t wish to use different moisturisers on different areas of your face, you will be pleased to know there are some options that strike the  perfect balance. These diamonds in the rough offer lightweight hydration that also balances oil-prone areas and excess sebum production. 

So without further ado, here are our six favourite moisturisers for keeping combination skin healthy and happy.

NEUTROGENA ® HYDRO BOOST Water Gel

As far as supermarket formulas go, the NEUTROGENA® HYDRO BOOST Water Gel is unmatched when it comes to a luxurious and lightweight nourishment of combination skin. As refreshing as a dip in a pool, this ultra-hydrating formula nourishes dry spots without clogging oily ones.

“It feels lovely on the skin and makes the skin very soft! Such a great all rounder moisturiser to be used day and night!! Must have” – Jess_alexandria

$26.99 at Chemist Warehouse  

Alpha-H Clear Skin Daily Hydrator Gel

The Clear Skin Daily Hydrator Gel from Alpha-H combines moisture-retaining antioxidants with skin-clearing ingredients like tea tree and witch hazel to balance dry skin and areas of excessive oil production.  

“This product is super light weight, gel texture which helps improve skin clarity. I find it doesn’t irritate as it treats I love using it as my day off moisturizer when I’m at home and want to let my skin breathe.” – Floreview

$44.95 at Adore Beauty

BIODERMA Hydrabio Gel Crème 

Formulated with niacinamide and apple seed extract, BIODERMA’s Hydrabio Gel Crème generates deep hydration and intense radiance by boosting the circulation of water within the cells. Meanwhile, the addition of salicylic acid keeps breakouts at bay.

“I’m really enjoying this gel cream. I wanted a moisturiser to use at night over the top of my serums, that wouldn’t clog my pores or cause breakouts as so many night creams are comedogenic and this one isn’t. It’s light, hydrating and has a pleasant smell too but without being overpowering.”

$25.69 at Chemist Warehouse 

SheaMoisture African Black Soap Balancing Moisturiser

Clarify blemish-prone skin and regulate hydration with SheaMoisture’s African Black Soap Balancing Moisturiser. This lightweight formula can be worn under makeup and provides gentle hydration to combination skin.

$17 at SheaMoisture

Garnier Organics Fresh Lemongrass Balancing Moisturiser

Enriched with organic lemongrass essential oil and organic aloe vera, the Garnier Organics Fresh Lemongrass Balancing Moisturiser will hydrate thirsty skin while balancing oily zones. 

$8.39 at Chemist Warehouse

Trilogy Mattifying Moisturising Lotion

Balance and hydrate with Trilogy’s Mattifying Moisturising Lotion. The combination of omega-rich rosehip, jojoba and grape seed oil work to reduce excess shine while the addition of salicylic acid will combat breakouts and leave congested complexions clear.

$44.95 at Trilogy

Main image credit: @januaryjones

Do you have combination skin? Which moisturiser do you use?

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  1. Yes I have. Gets oilier now, shiny by the end of the day. Still confused skin type.
    Have tried AlphaH gel, not good for my skin. It is more of a runny serum, not hydrating at all (or moisturizing). I found best atm (BEST) in hydration and can be worn under makeup without balling up (and primer like almost too), super plumping and quenching, just Superb….Murad hydro-dynamic ultimate moisture. Love that thing.

    • I found best atm (BEST) in hydration and can be worn under makeup without balling up (and primer like almost too), super plumping and quenching, just Superb….Murad hydro-dynamic ultimate moisture. Love that thing.

  2. I tried that Trilogy moisturiser years ago but wasn’t fussed from memory. Still finding a suitable moisturiser for my combination-sensitive skin – I have one I can use in winter, but it’s too rich for summer. Still on the hunt for my perfect summer moisturiser.

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