How To Determine Your Skin Type

The first step to creating you ideal skincare routine starts with determining your skin type and primary skin concerns. 

Your skin type is on the spectrum between a very oily to a very dry, with combination and normal skin sitting in between. Let's determine your skin type.

Follow these three easy steps to determine your skin type

  1. Cleanse your face before bed.

  2. Leave your skin bare without moisturising or adding any other product to it.

  3. In the morning analyse your T Zone and C Zones. Your T Zone is the skin on your forehead, nose and chin. Your C Zone is the skin on your cheeks and surrounding your T Zone. Are they oily and shiny or dry and flaky? Is your skin red or normal? Does your skin feel tight or comfortable?

Girl With Oily Skin Type

    Signs You Have Oily Skin 

    An oily T Zone and C Zone which appears shiny in nature. The skin should feel comfortable not tight.

    If you have oily skin, you'll be looking for a routine that hydrates your skin and helps balance your natural oil production.

    We recommend these hero products for oily skin:

    Polish is made with absorbent bentonite clay to soak up excess oils and impurities while 2% salicylic acid fights congestion.

    Hydrate with 2% hyaluronic acid deeply hydrate without adding oils. Niacinamide brightens and protects. 

    Illume contains 1% bakuchiol to mimic retinol for all the benefits without side effects. Squalane moisturises and helps balance natural oil production. 

    Shop skincare for oily skin here.

    Girl With Dry Skin Type

    Signs You Have Dry Skin

    A dry T Zone and C Zone which may appear flaky in nature. The skin may also feel tight and can be red in appearance.

    If you have dry skin, you'll be looking for a routine that deeply hydrates and moisturises your skin, while adding fatty oils to nourish and protect your skin from moisture loss. 

    We recommend these hero products for dry skin:

    Oil Cleanse contains 100% pure cold-pressed oils and Vitamin E which cleanse, nourish and deeply moisturise dry skin.

    3% probiotic lysate in Renew strengthens the skin's protective barrier plus reduces sensitivity and redness.

    Illume is made with 1% bakuchiol and hemp seed oil to moisturises, soothes inflammation and lock in moisture. 

    Shop skincare for dry skin here

    Girl With Combination Oily Dry Skin Type

    Signs Your Have Combination Skin

    Both oily and dry skin, the most common is pattern an oily T Zone with a Dry C Zone.

    If you have combination skin, you'll be looking for a routine that soaks up excess oils and helps balance oil production while hydrating and nourishing dry patches without adding excess oils. 

    We recommend these hero products for oily skin:

    Use Polish as a t-zone mask to soak up excess oils and impurities and buff away dry skin. 2% salicylic acid fights congestion.

    Hydrate with 2% hyaluronic acid deeply hydrates dry areas of the face without adding oils.

    Illume contains 1% bakuchiol to mimic retinol for all the benefits without side effects. Squalane moisturises and helps balance natural oil production. 

    Shop skincare for combination skin here.

    Girl With Normal Skin Type

    Signs You Have Normal Skin

    Neither oily or dry T and C Zones. Skin does not appear flaky or shiny and is not red in complexion. If you have this skin type consider yourself one lucky individual!

    If you have normal skin, you'll be looking for a well-rounded routine that continues to nourish and balance your skin. 

    Shop skincare for normal skin here

    It’s important to remember that your skin type may change over time and is most commonly affected by: health, age, hormones, diet, smoking, pollution and seasonal changes in weather.

    Need help picking the right products for your skin? Click to take our free skin consult quiz.

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