3 Reasons Revival Is the Best Moisturizer for Combination Skin

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TL;DR PrettyBoy is ideal for combination skin because it plays double duty to reduce excess oil and maintain hydration without clogging your pores.


When you have combination skin, every day is like an identity crisis for your face. You have oily spots across your T-zone (AKA your nose and forehead) and maybe your chin. Meanwhile, your cheeks, hairline, and jaw are as dry as the desert. 

You know you’re supposed to moisturize your face, but you don’t want to blow money on two separate products in this economy. Good news, chief—you don’t have to.

If you’re a dude with combination skin, there are two things you should look for in a moisturizer:

  • Oil Free: Moisturizers loaded with extra oils can clog your pores, leading to acne breakouts.
  • Humectants: These substances draw moisture to your skin without leaving a heavy buildup on your face.
  • Ceramides: These fatty acids strengthen your skin’s moisture barrier and protect it against weather and pollution.

Spoiler alert: we checked all those boxes with Revival. Keep reading to see why Forbes and GQ both named Revival the best gel moisturizer for combination skin.

3 Reasons PrettyBoy’s Revival Is the Best Moisturizer for Men with Combination Skin

When you have combination skin, you need a moisturizer that can multitask to reduce excess oil and maintain hydration without clogging your pores. That’s a tall task, but we nailed it with Revival, our 6-in-1 gel moisturizer that crushed corporate brands in a blind review by dermatologists.

Here are three reasons Revival is the best moisturizer for men with combination skin.

1. Lightweight, Oil-Free Formula 

Guys with combination skin need a moisturizer with a lightweight, gel-based formula. This provides proper hydration without causing excess oil production in the wrong places.

Using heavy, oil-based creams and balms will leave a thick, greasy residue on your face. Not to mention the areas of your face that already produce more oil might go into overdrive, creating the perfect storm for acne

Revival’s featherweight formula blends into your face in a matter of seconds, leaving your skin hydrated without making you look like you bathed in Crisco. 

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2. Packed with Hydrating Ingredients

Revival is packed with humectants that hydrate your skin from the inside out. Basically, it’s built to maintain optimum moisture levels without feeling heavy or greasy.

Hyaluronic Acid: We blended 4 types of hyaluronic acid which provide maximum hydration while enhancing your skin’s lipid barrier. This complex replenishes water from the outside while holding water from the inside.

Glycerin: This stuff pulls water from the air to keep your skin hydrated and minimize water loss.

Squalane: This natural moisturizer and antioxidant replenishes lost moisture and strengthens your skin barrier.

3. Replenishes Ceramide Levels

Ceramides are fatty acids that make up 30-40% of your outer skin layer (AKA epidermis). You can think of ceramides as the glue that holds your skin cells together.

As you get older, your skin's ceramide content decreases, leading to dehydration, irritation, and other skin issues. You can easily replenish your ceramide levels with Revival.

What Does Moisturizing Matter for Combination Skin?

If you’re like most guys, the sight of oil on your face makes you think you need to dry your skin out. But that’s rarely the case—you actually need a moisturizer that rebalances the moisture levels on your face to keep sebum production under control.

If you skip out on moisturizer, the dry spots on your skin will become drier while oily spots get shinier—it’s a lose-lose for your face.

Just make sure you use a gel-based moisturizer instead of an oil-based moisturizer, or worse, general skin lotion. Those will turn your mug into a greasy mess.

How Often Should You Moisturize If You Have Combination Skin?

If you have combination skin, you should moisturize your face twice a day—once in the morning and once before you go to bed—as the final step of your skincare routine. This ensures your face stays hydrated and protected 24/7.

Let PrettyBoy Simplify Your Skincare Routine

You don’t need a countertop overflowing with expensive creams, gels, serums, and eye sticks like Patrick Bateman’s to get amazing skin. All it takes is one pump of PrettyBoy’s Revival to fight dry skin, fine lines, dark circles, and beard itch.

Don’t take our word for it though—100% of guys felt more confident in their appearance after one month of using Revival. Meanwhile, Forbes called it “a gel-borne moisture miracle.”

Do your future face a favor and snag a bottle today.

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