Having combination skin (where it's both oily and dry) can be difficult to manage. In particular, finding the right moisturizer can be a challenge.
Some moisturizers are rich and oil based; great for dry patches but not so much for oily and shiny t-zone area.
Overly moisturising oily areas can accelerate oil production which can lead to large and unsightly pores, white heads and spots.
However, using a moisturizer on combination skin, just designed for oily types may well aggravate drier areas on the face. This can cause dry, tight and flaking skin and significant discomfort.
Thankfully, men with combination skin do have options. We've highlighted the best combination moisturizers on the following list.
First up on the list of best men’s combination moisturizers is this MenScience Androceuticals Advanced Face Lotion. It’s an ultra light, oil-free lotion with powerful ingredients such as Hyaluronic acid, glycerin and squalane. It prevents excess oils and restores the skin’s elasticity, with the added bonus of reducing the appearance of fine lines. It’s easily absorbed, leaving the skin ultra hydrated and both appearing and feeling nourished.
Who’s it for? Ideal for men with sensitive, oily, dry and combination skin types.
Loved by both men and women and known for only using the highest quality of ingredients is Aesop. Their light-weight lotion, Aesop Mandarin Facial Hydrating Cream has been specially formulated for those with combination skin. It’s key ingredients (Mandarin Rind, Lemon Rind, Tangerine Rind) help to tone and balance the skin leaving it soothed, hydrated and refreshed from its citrus scent.
Who is it for? Ideal for guys with combination and mature skin types.
Brickell is a well loved brand, known for using natural ingredients and being gentle on the skin. This Brickell Men’s Daily Essential Face Moisturizer for Men is a lightweight and oil free lotion that won’t plug up the pores. Using a blend of green tea, aloe vera and jojoba oil, it helps to hydrate and nourish the skin, even providing antioxidants to fight the signs of aging.
Who’s it for? Ideal for men with sensitive, oily, dry, combination and mature skin types.
A great facial lotion that achieves top results for men with combination skin type is this men-u Matt Moisturiser. It’s fragrance and oil free and works to absorb excess oils around the T-zone. Skin has a shine free and matt finish, however, is still hydrated in dryer areas. It contains vitamin E which is also known to have anti aging properties.
Who’s it for? Ideal for guys with combination skin, as well as those with dry and oily. Also good for those concerned with aging.
Another great moisturizer for tackling combination skin is Malin + Goetz Vitamin E Face Moisturizer. It’s packed with antioxidants, vitamins and a blend of natural ingredients to soothe, nourish and hydrate dry areas on the skin. It also helps to remove oils that are acquired during the day, leaving your skin looking heather after use.
Who’s it for? Ideal for any man with combination skin. Also, normal, sensitive, dry and oily skin types.
Anthony is one of our favourite men’s grooming brands. This Anthony instant Fix Oil Control has been formulated for those who struggle with combination & oily skin. It has a lightweight formula and natural ingredients, all of which help to absorb unwanted oils whilst hydrating the skin. Leaves a natural, matte finish and the appearance of an even skin tone.
Who’s it for? Ideal for men who have combination and oily skin types.
Next on our list of the best moisturizers for combination skin is Dermalogica Moisturizers Skin Smoothing Cream. It’s a really good men’s lotion, designed to give balance to people who experience combination skin. Medium weight, it includes a blend of aloe vera and lecithin to provide nourishment. It also contains arnica, mallow extract and cucumber to leave the skin hydrated and feeling soothed.
Who’s it for? Ideal for guys with dry and combination skin