Considered care, catering for individual lifestyle choices, the environment and skin type is essential in establishing an effective skincare regime. Below  we outline the various skin types and traits and how to effectively and holistically cater and care for your skin.

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THE SKIN TYPES

OILY

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Defined By

- Excess sebum production (oily/waxy feel to the skin)
- Shiny skin

Additional possible traits

- Enlarged Pores
- Congested Skin 

 

 

Attributes

- Hormone levels and changes
- Genetics
- Diet
- Hot , humid weather
- Inadequate skincare

Considerations

Defined by overly active sebaceous glands, individuals with oily skin often prefer a light / water-based, care regime with little or no skincare residue, and are inclined to adopt highly astringent / alcohol based formulations. These formulations have a tendency to strip the natural oils entirely from the skin.  When the skin is deprived of its natural oils, it produces more, often causing adverse results. Additionally, opportunities to add moisture and nourishment into a skincare regime are generally unsought based on the assumption that this exacerbates oil production.  

For oily skin the prominent consideration should be to avoid aggravation and restore balance to the skin.

Contradictory to popular belief, selective botanical oils demonstrate profound supportive properties for oily skin, including anti- bacterial, anti- inflammatory, gentle astringent and oil balancing qualities.  A good cleansing oil won't leave any residue and will provide adequate exfoliation, moreover, well-considered botanical formulations for oily skin, will absorb straight into the skin without leaving an oily barrier. Selective ingredients, such as Frankincense can balance both the skin and body by supporting inner emotional release for gentle holistic care. 

Recommendations

- A light, non-comedogenic daily SPF application specially formulated for face application.

- Avoid touching the face - this will likely increase congestion and break outs.

- Aim to reduce stress and other governable hormonal factors.

- Avoid using exfoliators. This is particularly important for troublesome skin as it can often over stimulate. If possible, best to avoid excess rubbing and stimulation. A gentle face cloth over the face during an oil cleansing ritual should provide adequate exfoliation.

- Choose pH balanced care that wont strip the skin from it's protective acid mantle.

- Start with small evening applications, before bed and work your way up to a twice a day regime.

- Consider formulations which contain organic botanicals that are lightweight, non-comedogenic, have a high oil absorption     rating. 

- Avoid switching products too often, this can often confuse the skin and exacerbate troublesome skin.

Products:

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DRY

 

Defined By

- Restrained sebum production 
- Dull skin
- Flaky/patchy
- Tight/taut skin

Additional possible traits

- Increased sensitivity and redness
- Itchiness
 

Attributes

- Hormone levels and changes particularly menopause
- Genetics
- Cold, windy and dry weather conditions
- Inadequate skincare

Considerations

Often confused with dehydrated skin, dry skin lacks sebum production rather than moisture. For this reason, dry skin is benefited by the concentrated treatment of botanical oils, particularly those that mimic the natural attributes of sebum on the skin, such as jojoba oil.
 
When unaddressed, dry skin can consequently cause dehydration and sensitivity in the skin. Frequent and consistent treatment is important for effective care, particularly with diluted formulas which are likely to have a lesser impact than concentrated, nutrient rich formulas. 

Layered applications and treatments are best performed before sleep. It's at this stage the skin goes through its rejuvenation processes and oil/product absorption is enhanced.

Recommendations

- A daily, SPF application specially formulated for face application.
- Aim to reduce stress and other governable hormonal factors.
- Avoid using product exfoliators - read our journal, here for more information.
- Avoid hot showers and baths. 
- Offer additional protection when the skin exposed to harsh elements and cold weather.
- Choose pH balanced care that wont strip the skin from it's protective acid mantle.
- Consider filler-free formulations which contain organic botanicals and butters and that are free from water or water           diluted ingredients.
- Layer treatments frequently. For example use a nutrient - rich botanical oil under a natural water-free moisturiser twice a       day or as needed.

Products:

 

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COMBINATION

 

Defined By

- Restrained sebum production on certain parts of           the  face

Additional possible traits

- Increased patches of sensitivity, redness and                     dryness

- Localised congestion and breakouts


 

Attributes

- Hormone levels and changes

- Genetics

Considerations

Combination skin is often characterised by the 'T-zone'. A production of excess oil on the forehead, nose and chin and dryness in the remaining areas however, the location of oil and dry patches does vary from person to person. This skin type is often a result of genetics and will generally lean towards more oily or dry conditions and has an increased sensitivity to break outs and other skin conditions such as rosacea.

Similarly to oily skin, holistic treatment for combination skin should encourage balance. Establishing your more prominent type and personalising treatments based on your individual needs is key for an effective ongoing regime. 

Recommendations

- A light, daily, SPF application specially formulated for face application.

- Aim to reduce stress and other governable hormonal factors.

- Avoid using product exfoliators - read our journal, here for more information.

- Choose pH balanced care that wont strip the skin from it's protective acid mantle.

- Consider a more personalised regime depending on if your skin tends slightly towards oily or dry.

- Consider botanical oils which are both balancing and moisturising and avoid using harsh astringents and cleansers.

Products:

 

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A pH balanced cleanser for 
all skin types
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A light daily treatment for normal,
oily / troublesome skin
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A filler-free moisturiser
made purely of organic butters and 
unheated oils

 

SENSITIVE

 

Defined By

- Highly reactive and sensitive to external and                     internal shifts

- Red/ itchy

- Stinging/burning

Additional possible traits

- Symptoms of Acne, Rosacea and Dermatitis

- Congestion and breakouts
 

Attributes

- Hormone levels and changes

- Genetics

- Environmental irritants

- Allergens

- Overly dry skin

- Skin conditions

- Inadequate skincare

Considerations

Often thought of a condition rather than a skin type, sensitive skin can coincide with various skin types and can have multiple causes and effects on the skin. 

Skin sensitivity can vary from a pimple before a menstrual cycle to a broader ongoing hereditary skin condition. Establishing any triggers is the first important step when treating sensitive skin. In addition to avoiding any known irritants such as fragrances and certain essential oils, a comprehensive regime with consideration to diet, environment and other lifestyle choices is the most effective solution when treating sensitive skin.

Recommendations

- A daily, SPF application specially formulated for sensitive skin.

- Aim to reduce stress and other governable hormonal factors.

- Avoid using product exfoliators - read our journal, here for more information.

- Choose pH balanced care that wont strip the skin from it's protective acid mantle.

- Avoid soap based products, fragrances and irritating essential oils.

- Avoid harsh weather elements, astringents and cleansers.

- Avoid touching your face, particularly during any flare up periods.

Products:

 

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A pH balanced cleanser for 
all skin types
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A light daily treatment for normal,
oily / troublesome skin

DEHYDRATED

 
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Defined By

- Fine lines and small surface wrinkles

- Dullness



Additional possible traits

- Uneven complexion

- Itchiness

- Physical symptoms such as dry mouth, weakness            and dizziness.

 

Attributes

- Dehydration from lack of water, excess sweating, fever,         sunburn etc

- Health conditions

Considerations

Dehydration in the skin is caused by a lack of water or an underlining health condition, and should be treated depending on its severity outside the skincare scope. Whilst there are certain attributes in the skin which illustrates this condition, treatment for dehydrated skin should start from within and should include factors such as an increase in water consumption, adequate sleep, frequent exercise and a high omega diet.

Natural ingredients, including many butters and oils may temporarily help relieve dehydrated skin symptoms alongside a more comprehensive treatment due to their profound ability to lock in moisture.

Recommendations

- Increase water intake, exercise and omega fatty acids.

- A light, daily, SPF application specially formulated for sensitive skin.

- Aim to reduce stress and other governable hormonal factors.

- Avoid using product exfoliators - read our journal, here for more information.

- Choose pH balanced care that wont strip the skin from it's protective acid mantle.

- Avoid soap based products, and synthetic irritants during dehydrated periods.

- Seek medical advice if physical conditions arise or symptoms persist.

Products:

 

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A pH balanced cleanser for 
all skin types
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A filler-free moisturiser
made purely of organic butters and 
unheated oils

 

NEUTRAL / ' NORMAL'

 

Defined By

- Moderate sebum production

- Neither oil or dry

- Small pores & smooth 

 

Attributes
 

- Hormone levels and changes

- Genetics

- Effective skincare

Considerations

Also known as the 'balanced' skin type and the most preferred, normal skin is characterised by moderate sebum production, smooth skin and small pores. 

A skin type that can easily encourage a lack of attention or love, normal skin can be heightened by a gentle and effective cleansing routine, protective sunscreen and daily nutrients and vitamins.  

Recommendations
 

- A light, daily, SPF application specially formulated with non- comedogenic ingredients.

- Choose pH balanced care that wont strip the skin from it's protective acid mantle.

- Avoid highly astringent and alcohol based  formulas as to not confuse or strip the skin.

- Start with a gentle cleanser and light daily oil routine to clean and add nutrients to the skin.

Products:

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Luminous Edited Final-01_edited.png
A pH balanced cleanser for 
all skin types
A light daily treatment for normal,
oily / troublesome skin
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