When it comes to shopping for a moisturizer, Imahiyerobo-Ip says you want a balance between using exfoliating products that help with oil production and clogged pores and hydrating products that prevent excessive irritation in those dry areas. “I generally recommend a hydrating moisturizing lotion. Creams may be too heavy for those with combination skin. The key is to provide moisture to the skin without increasing shine/oil production,” she says.
You’ll want to look for skincare terms and ingredients like noncomedogenic formulas (to avoid clogged pores) and hyaluronic acid (to hydrate). “Hyaluronic acid effectively moisturizes without causing an increase in oil production and oily residue,” Viscusi says.
As for ingredients you may want to avoid, you’ll want to stay away from anything that’s abrasive, like alcohols, fragrances, retinoids, etc., Viscusi adds, since these can strip the skin of its natural oils, cause more dryness, and offset the skin’s balance.
You can shop some good options for combination skin below.