If you have combination skin, you can have oily areas as well as dry patches of skin on your face. Sometimes facial moisturizers can be too heavy, adding to the oil already on your skin. You may need specific types of cleansers and moisturizers to help balance the oily and dry areas of your face. Fortunately, there are many creams and products specifically formulated for your skin type; they can be found in drug stores, health food stores, spas, and online.
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Dr. Hauschka's Rhythmic Night Conditioner
Dr. Hauschka's product line is purely organic. Although a bit expensive, the company has been producing facial products for over 40 years. Their Rhythmic Night Conditioner is a specific night-time preparation for combination skin. The company claims the product normalizes skin conditions that are too dry, too pale, too oily or too sensitive. It may help to even out pigmentation, particularly in areas of premature aging. It contains witch hazel, rose essential oil, royal jelly and minute proportions of silver in small vials called ampules. The company recommends using one or two ampules per night, applying to the face, including eye lids, lips, neck, and ear lobes.
Weleda Iris Night Cream
The Weleda company has a wide array of facial care products to choose from. They use natural ingredients, instead of chemicals, to cleanse, tone, and moisturize skin. Their Iris Night Cream uses Biodynamic iris root extract, organic shea butter and organic chamomile flower extract to smooth, moisturize and reduce inflammation in your skin. The company claims the product strengthens the moisture-retention ability and balance of your skin during its natural, nightly regenerative cycle.
Mario Badescu's Seaweed Night Cream
Applied after cleansing and toning, this company's night cream for combination skin is oil-free. Containing seaweed, bladderwrack extract, collagen and hyaluronic acid, the company claims it can soften, hydrate and nourish your skin without clogging pores. You may have to order this product online, or find it at a specialty store.
Clarins Multi-Active Night Cream
Containing organic kiwi extract, Imudilin and organic carob extract, Clarins Multi-Active Night Youth Recovery cream is specifically formulated for combination skin. The Imudilin purportedly boosts cellular renewal in skin while the carob extract may increase collagen production. The company claims the cream can benefit combination skin while helping to reduce the appearance of wrinkles.
Biore's Hard Day's Night
A more reasonably priced moisturizer that you can find at your local drug store is Biore's Hard Day's Night cream. It claims to be a "light" night-time moisturizer that is oil-free. The company states it contains micro-beads of vitamin E, supposedly making it more hydrating than Clinique Moisture Surge Extra Thirsty Skin Relief. It also contains extracts of green tea, lemon balm and Egyptian lotus flower. It is dermatologist tested, hypo-allergenic and will not clog pores.