gel cleansers for combination skin

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If you have combination skin, you're probably familiar with the struggle of finding a cleanser that works for your skin. Fortunately, there are plenty of options for cleansers that will work well with combination skin. Ones that won't strip your skin of its natural oils, but will still remove dirt and oil without making your skin feel tight or dry.

$40.00

I am loving the way this cleanser is working on my combination skin! It leaves it feeling clean without stripped or dry. ...Definitely great for combination skin

What it is: A fragrance-free, soap-free gel cleanser that decongests pores and balances oil without stripping to reduce makeup slip-off for primed, shine-free skin.

Skin Type: Normal, Combination, and Oily

Skincare Concerns: Pores, Dullness, and Oiliness

Formulation: Gel

Highlighted Ingredients:
- Japanese Kyo-Matcha: Rich in antioxidants known to calm visible redness.
- BHA Botanical Alternatives: Willow bark and coix seed decongest pores, visibly smooth skin, and rebalance oil.
- Japanese Mugwort: Acts like a ceramide to support the skin barrier.

Ingredient Callouts: Free of parabens, phthalates, mineral oil, sulfates SLS & SLES, and contains less than one percent synthetic fragrance.

$15.00

Effective cleanser but definitely not for normal, dry, and combination skin and definitely not for daily use! ...gentle cleanser...I loveeeeeee this cleanser. I’ve used salicylic cleansers in the past that are so drying but this stuff is gentle as can be.

What it is: An essential daily gel cleanser with a pH-balanced, luxurious foaming formula to thoroughly remove dirt, oil, and makeup (even around the eyes) while unclogging pores—without stripping skin.

Skin Type: Normal, Dry, Combination, and Oily

Skincare Concerns: Pores, Dullness, and Uneven Texture

Highlighted Ingredients:
- Lactic Acid (AHA): A naturally occurring alpha hydroxy acid that supports cell renewal.
- Glycolic Acid (AHA): Visibly minimizes signs of aging.
- Willow Bark Extract: A natural source of salicylic acid that gently exfoliates and clears pores.

Ingredient Callouts: This product is vegan, gluten-free, cruelty-free, and comes in recyclable packaging.

$39.00

I have combination skin, this helped clear my pores and brighten my complexion. ...Great for combination skin...Great for combination skin. Because of the glycolic and salicylic acids, it clears oil well enough to actually leave your face feeling clean but it is still moisturizing enough to leave your skin soft.

What it is: A gel that effectively cleanses pores and helps diminish the look of fine lines and wrinkles as it exfoliates with glycolic and salicylic acids.

Skin Type: Normal, Dry, Combination, and Oily

Skincare Concerns: Fine Lines, Dullness, and Uneven Texture

Formulation: Gel

Highlighted Ingredients:
- Glycolic Acid (AHA): Works as a chemical exfoliator to help improve the look of fine lines, wrinkles, pores, and uneven skin texture.
- Salicylic Acid (BHA): Works as a chemical exfoliator to help improve the appearance of problem skin.
- Citric Acid Extracts: peach, white oak bark, lemon, lime, linden, grapefruit and arginine extracts help to clarify and brighten skin‘s appearance.

DermalogicaSpecial Cleansing Gel

ITEM: 2002103

Size: 8.4 oz/ 250 mL

762 Reviews

$44.00

Great Cleanser...I have combination skin and some cleansers can be overly drying for the dry areas on my skin. ...I have combination skin so, my t-zone and nose is always oily while, the other parts are always dry.

What it is: A pH-balanced, foaming gel cleanser that gently removes impurities without disrupting your skin’s natural moisture balance.

Skin Type: Normal, Combination, and Oily

Skincare Concerns: Pores, Dullness, and Oiliness

Formulation: Lightweight Gel

Highlighted Ingredients:
- Quillaja saponaria Bark Extract: A naturally foaming ingredient that cleanses skin.
- Lavender: Calms and soothes skin.
- Balm Mint and Aloe Vera: Cool, soften, and hydrate skin.

Ingredient Callouts: Free of parabens, formaldehydes, formaldehyde-releasing agents, phthalates, mineral oil, retinyl palmitate, oxybenzone, coal tar, hydroquinone, sulfates SLS & SLES, triclocarban, triclosan.

$39.00

Fav exfoliation cleanser...Fav exfoliant cleanser so far. I have sensative combination skin and live in humid south Florida. ...I have a combination skin and its awesome. I recommend it ! :)

What it is: An essential daily gel cleanser with a pH-balanced, luxurious foaming formula to thoroughly remove dirt, oil, and makeup (even around the eyes) while unclogging pores—without stripping skin.

Skin Type: Normal, Dry, Combination, and Oily

Skincare Concerns: Pores, Dullness, and Uneven Texture

Highlighted Ingredients:
- Lactic Acid (AHA): A naturally occurring alpha hydroxy acid that supports cell renewal.
- Glycolic Acid (AHA): Visibly minimizes signs of aging.
- Willow Bark Extract: A natural source of salicylic acid that gently exfoliates and clears pores.

Ingredient Callouts: This product is vegan, gluten-free, cruelty-free, and comes in recyclable packaging.

DermalogicaMini Special Cleansing Gel

ITEM: 2221091

Size: 1.7 oz/ 50 mL

762 Reviews

$14.00

I will soon be looking into other products and would appreciate any tips or advice about anything I can use for combination skin. I truly recommend this cleanser if you have sensitive skin....Best cleanser ever!...I’ve been using this for two years its amazing for combination skin (I have acne and redness/sensitivity in different areas of my face).

What it is: A soap-free cleanser that gently removes impurities, without disturbing the skin’s natural moisture balance.

Skin Type: Normal, Dry, Combination, and Oily

Skincare Concerns: Pores, Dryness, and Oiliness

Formulation: Gel

Highlighted Ingredients:
- Lavender: Soothes skin.
- Quillaja Saponaria Bark Extract: Naturally foams and cleanses.

Ingredient Callouts: Free of formaldehydes, formaldehyde-releasing agents, phthalates, mineral oil, retinyl palmitate, oxybenzone, coal tar, hydroquinone, triclosan, and triclocarban, and contains less than one percent of synthetic fragrances. This product is also vegan, cruelty-free, and gluten-free.

$12.00

I have found many cleansing gels can be drying if they are for combination skin - not so with this. ...Great product for combination skin, aging or mild acne-prone skin types.

What it is: A gel that effectively cleanses pores and helps diminish the look of fine lines and wrinkles as it exfoliates with glycolic and salicylic acids.

Skin Type: Normal, Dry, Combination, and Oily

Skincare Concerns: Fine Lines, Dullness, and Uneven Texture

Formulation: Gel

Highlighted Ingredients:
- Glycolic Acid (AHA): Works as a chemical exfoliator to help improve the look of fine lines, wrinkles, pores, and uneven skin texture.
- Salicylic Acid (BHA): Works as a chemical exfoliator to help improve the appearance of problem skin.
- Citric Acid Extracts: peach, white oak bark, lemon, lime, linden, grapefruit and arginine extracts help to clarify and brighten skin‘s appearance.

$32.00

Although it is very effective at taking off makeup, I do not recommend for people with dry or combination skin. It strips away all of your natural oils and leaves your face feeling tight and dry....I think the cleanser works great for combination skin. I like the foam because it is gentle.

What it is: A fragrance-free, pH-balanced foaming cleanser that’s clinically proven to remove makeup, mineral SPF, and pollution without stripping skin.


Skin Type: Normal, Dry, Combination, and Oily


Skincare Concerns: Pores, Dryness, and Oiliness


Formulation: Liquid


Highlighted Ingredients:

-Hydrating Sugar Complex: Natural sugars bind moisture to skin to hydrate even after rinsing. -Plant-Based Surfactants: Gentle sulfate alternatives that dissolve buildup without drying.


Ingredient Callouts: This product is vegan and cruelty-free.

$55.00

What it is: An enzyme gel cleanser that gently exfoliates and removes pollutants from the skin to reveal a brighter, smoother complexion.

Skin Type: Normal, Combination, and Oily

Skincare Concerns: Pores, Dullness, and Uneven Texture

Formulation: Lightweight Gel

Highlighted Ingredients:
- Patented Tri-Enzyme Technology: Effectively breaks up the accumulation of dead skin cells.
- Babassu Oil: Rich in lauric and myristic acid, this conditions skin.
- White Truffle: Soothes and supports the natural microflora of the skin.

What Else You Need to Know: Reveal a more even and radiant complexion free of pollutants, dirt, and impurities with this gently foaming gel cleanser. Patented Tri-Enzym

SulwhasooGentle Cleansing Foam

ITEM: 2708469

Size: 1.69 oz / 50 ml

65 Reviews

$12.00

I've been using this every single day for 3 years. I have dry skin & a bit of sensitivity. I wear powder foundation and concealer with bronzer and blush every day w/ lashes.

What it is: A gel cleanser that intensely cleanses pores and water-based impurities while leaving skin feeling hydrated.


Skin Type: Normal, Dry, Combination, and Oily


Skincare Concerns: Dryness, Uneven Texture, and Oiliness


Highlighted Ingredients:

- Hydra Capture Complex™: A complex of four herbal ingredients to help skin stay hydrated.

- Mulberry Leaf Extract and Mountain Yam Extract: Help soften skin while cleansing.


Ingredient Callouts: Free of parabens, formaldehydes, formaldehyde-releasi

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