Combination Skin

COMBINATION SKIN tends to have extra oil in the T zone, which can show up as shine, enlarged pores and/or blackheads. The rest of the face can be normal or have dry areas. You need Goldilocks products that are "just right"  –  so each zone gets what it needs, and no freak-outs are triggered.

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The Essentials

Three basics are the backbone of any daily routine.

01. Cleanse
02. Moisturize
03. Sunscreen

 

01. Cleanse


Choose something gentle. You want to get the oily areas clean enough, without over doing it. Harsh, irritating ingredients are bad for both oily and dry areas (sulfates, synthetic fragrance are common trouble-makers). Simple gels and light lotions are favorites for combo skin.

 Face Foam • $28   Foaming Gel  The best for most. Unscented foam with only 11 ingredients. Non-drying. Sensitive skin friendly. 

Face Foam • $28

Foaming Gel
The best for most. Unscented foam with only 11 ingredients. Non-drying. Sensitive skin friendly. 

 Purifying Cleansing Cream • $36   Cream Cleanser  Light cream works wonders for combo skin with any dry tendencies, and great for normal as well.

Purifying Cleansing Cream • $36

Cream Cleanser
Light cream works wonders for combo skin with any dry tendencies, and great for normal as well.

 Fantastic Face Wash • $28   Gel Cleanser  Liked most by those on the oilier side. Classic gel feel, woodsy cedar scent. Good value 8 oz. size.

Fantastic Face Wash • $28

Gel Cleanser
Liked most by those on the oilier side. Classic gel feel, woodsy cedar scent. Good value 8 oz. size.

 Revele Emulsifying Oil Cleanser • $75   Emulsifying Oil  Oil-to-milk cleanser easily takes off makeup and sunscreen. Favorite 1st step for double cleanse lovers.

Revele Emulsifying Oil Cleanser • $75

Emulsifying Oil
Oil-to-milk cleanser easily takes off makeup and sunscreen. Favorite 1st step for double cleanse lovers.

 

02. Moisturize


Your goal is to moisturize without clogging pores. Plant oils high in Omega 6 linoleic acid are great for combo skin because they do 2 things you're most likely to need: boost moisture and combat breakouts. Plant butters can do a great job helping skin stay hydrated but choose right to avoid clogging pores. Shea butter is one popular pore-safe option. Common pore-cloggers to avoid? Coconut oil and cocoa butter. 

 Brit Beauty Oil • $36   Face Oil  Blend of organic plant oils. High in moisture-boosting & anti-blemish linoleic acid. Suits combo skin well.

Brit Beauty Oil • $36

Face Oil
Blend of organic plant oils. High in moisture-boosting & anti-blemish linoleic acid. Suits combo skin well.

 Nourishing Treatment Oil • $62   Face Oil  Jojoba gives a less greasy feel and rosehip oil brings valuable skin nutrients (linoleic acid, antioxidants).

Nourishing Treatment Oil • $62

Face Oil
Jojoba gives a less greasy feel and rosehip oil brings valuable skin nutrients (linoleic acid, antioxidants).

 Supersensitive Skin Stuff • $28   Light Lotion  Hydrating and nourishing. Great for combo or oily skin. Sensitive friendly. 

Supersensitive Skin Stuff • $28

Light Lotion
Hydrating and nourishing. Great for combo or oily skin. Sensitive friendly. 

 Organic Day Creme • $72   Fluffy Lotion, Zero Greasy Feel  Shea butter-based so seals in moisture well. Great layered with  face oil . Night cream version also.

Organic Day Creme • $72

Fluffy Lotion, Zero Greasy Feel
Shea butter-based so seals in moisture well. Great layered with face oil. Night cream version also.

 

03. Sunscreen


Get the zinc oxide. Hugely decrease cancer risk, and prevent damage that shows up as wrinkles later on. Use it every morning, even if its cloudy or you'll mostly be inside. 

 
 5-in-1 Moisturizing Sunscreen • $45   Tinted BB Cream  Broad-spectrum UVA/UVB protection. SPF30.

5-in-1 Moisturizing Sunscreen • $45

Tinted BB Cream
Broad-spectrum UVA/UVB protection. SPF30.

 Moisturizing Sunscreen and Primer • $45   Primer-Like Finish  Broad-spectrum UVA/UVB protection. SPF30.

Moisturizing Sunscreen and Primer • $45

Primer-Like Finish
Broad-spectrum UVA/UVB protection. SPF30.

 
 
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Your Best Extras

After your basics, you can add extras – serums, oils, toners, masks or mists. Targeted solutions that fit your changing skin needs. And combo skin can by pretty needy. Blackheads or acne are common, but so are dry or irritated areas wanting some TLC. Whatever it is, we've got you covered.

 

Acne & Blackheads


Retinol (coming soon!), salicylic acid, clay and green tea are great ingredients to use to battle breakouts. If blackheads are an issue, go for the salicylic. 

 Facial Detox • $65   Best for most  0.5% salicylic in clay mask, for blemish-prone.

Facial Detox • $65

Best for most
0.5% salicylic in clay mask, for blemish-prone.

 Detox Mask • $30   Mask for acid-averse  Clay + green tea help with breakouts, while avoiding acids that may not suit sensitive skin. 

Detox Mask • $30

Mask for acid-averse
Clay + green tea help with breakouts, while avoiding acids that may not suit sensitive skin. 

 Gentle Facial Exfoliant • $39   Gentle exfoliant  Jojoba wax spheres take away surface buildup that can clog pores, encourage acne. 

Gentle Facial Exfoliant • $39

Gentle exfoliant
Jojoba wax spheres take away surface buildup that can clog pores, encourage acne. 

 London Mask • $92   For super stressed skin  Soothing clay mask, deep cleans and calms. Luxe choice for skin with mix of issues including redness, breakouts, dry areas.

London Mask • $92

For super stressed skin
Soothing clay mask, deep cleans and calms. Luxe choice for skin with mix of issues including redness, breakouts, dry areas.

 

Dry or Dehydrated


Glycerin and hyaluronic acid are great for drawing water in to dehydrated skin (antidote to office AC, airplanes or alcohol).For full-face weather-related dryness, use a heavier lotion for as long as you need. Sometimes a few days is enough, sometimes you want to make a seasonal change to your routine. Make sure to go for a pore-friendly choice like shea butter.

 Ideal Rebalancing Level Serum - $68   Hydrating Serum  Hyaluronic acid serum give instant shot of oil-free hydration, sinks right in. 

Ideal Rebalancing Level Serum - $68

Hydrating Serum
Hyaluronic acid serum give instant shot of oil-free hydration, sinks right in. 

 Rose Mist • $27   Hydrating Mist  Refreshing mist with glycerin hydrates and boosts mood. Great for plane travel, hang over, or desk drawer.

Rose Mist • $27

Hydrating Mist
Refreshing mist with glycerin hydrates and boosts mood. Great for plane travel, hang over, or desk drawer.

 Essential Bio-Technological Moisturiser • $64   Seasonal Dryness  Glossy feel, not greasy. Potent moisturizer wears well under makeup. 

Essential Bio-Technological Moisturiser • $64

Seasonal Dryness
Glossy feel, not greasy. Potent moisturizer wears well under makeup. 

 Day Cream • $72   Seasonal Dryness  Shea butter and aloe-based with Unique dry texture that layers well with face oil.

Day Cream • $72

Seasonal Dryness
Shea butter and aloe-based with Unique dry texture that layers well with face oil.

 

Irritation


Oat, chamomile, comfrey – and the actives derived from them – beta-glucan, bisabolol, and allantoin help soothe irritation and redness. 

 Calming Moisture • $50   All-over dry & inflamed  Soothing moisturizer for skin with all-over redness, irritation and dryness.

Calming Moisture • $50

All-over dry & inflamed
Soothing moisturizer for skin with all-over redness, irritation and dryness.

 London Mask • $92   For super stressed skin  Soothing clay mask, deep cleans and calms. Luxe choice for skin with mix of issues including redness, breakouts, dry areas.

London Mask • $92

For super stressed skin
Soothing clay mask, deep cleans and calms. Luxe choice for skin with mix of issues including redness, breakouts, dry areas.

 Restorative Skin Balm • $15   Spot treatment  Petroleum-free cure-all for abrasions, mystery itches, chapped lips. Like vasaline, only better!

Restorative Skin Balm • $15

Spot treatment
Petroleum-free cure-all for abrasions, mystery itches, chapped lips. Like vasaline, only better!

 Rescue + Relief Spray • $15   Irritating situations  Soothing mini-mist for aggravated skin (sunburns, heat rash, itchy days, razor burn).

Rescue + Relief Spray • $15

Irritating situations
Soothing mini-mist for aggravated skin (sunburns, heat rash, itchy days, razor burn).

 
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Post-20's Skin

After our 20s, skin starts to change in a few ways:
- The cycle of new skin cells coming to the surface slows, and older dead skin cells hang on longer (creating dullness)
- Skin gets drier
- Skin makes less collagen, an important skin building block that gives skin structure and support

What your skin needs now is exfoliation, hydration and all the collagen it can get.

 

Exfoliation


Alpha hydroxy acids (such as glycolic and lactic acid) are our favorite exfoliators for combo skin over 30 because they are exceptional multi-taskers: exfoliating, anti-acne, brightening, hydrating and collagen boosting. If getting rid of blackheads is your #1 goal, salicylic acid works.  Use an alpha-hydroxy and a salicylic in your routine if you like. If your skin's too sensitive for acid exfoliation, jojoba beads are for you.

 Fresh A Peel • $85   Best for most  This 10% lactic acid is our favorite exfoliator for post-20s combo skin because it helps with so many things (hydration, fine lines, uneven skin tone, dullness, breakouts).

Fresh A Peel • $85

Best for most
This 10% lactic acid is our favorite exfoliator for post-20s combo skin because it helps with so many things (hydration, fine lines, uneven skin tone, dullness, breakouts).

 Retexturizing Night Cream • $74   Night cream + AHA  Two in one. If you have dry enough skin to want a night cream, and want to use an AHA every day, this is a great pick for you. 

Retexturizing Night Cream • $74

Night cream + AHA
Two in one. If you have dry enough skin to want a night cream, and want to use an AHA every day, this is a great pick for you. 

 Gentle Facial Exfoliant • $39   Gentle, sensitive-skin friendly  Jojoba wax spheres take away surface buildup, and leave skin softer and smoother.

Gentle Facial Exfoliant • $39

Gentle, sensitive-skin friendly
Jojoba wax spheres take away surface buildup, and leave skin softer and smoother.

 Facial Detox • $65   Best for blackheads  The favored acid for those of us wanting to get rid of blackheads. (Since it lack the hydrating and collagen helping powers of AHA, feel free to use both)

Facial Detox • $65

Best for blackheads
The favored acid for those of us wanting to get rid of blackheads. (Since it lack the hydrating and collagen helping powers of AHA, feel free to use both)

 

Hydration


Hyaluronic acid and glycerin draw moisture into skin, and can plump and soften the look of fine lines. These are great layering liquids. For moisturizer, you may start to crave something more potent, but blackheads still need to be kept in check. Keep pore-safe choices like shea butter and plant oils high in linoleic acid at the top of your shopping list. If you've been using just a light lotion or only a face oil, you might want to layer one of each, or go for a heavier-weight lotion.

 Ideal Moisture Level Serum - $68   Hydrating serum  Hyaluronic acid serum with B5 hydrates and builds moisture from within. Softens look of fine lines. 

Ideal Moisture Level Serum - $68

Hydrating serum
Hyaluronic acid serum with B5 hydrates and builds moisture from within. Softens look of fine lines. 

 Rose Mist • $27   Hydrating mist  Refreshing rose mist with glycerin hydrates and boosts mood. Great for plane travel, hang over, or desk drawer.

Rose Mist • $27

Hydrating mist
Refreshing rose mist with glycerin hydrates and boosts mood. Great for plane travel, hang over, or desk drawer.

 Essential Bio-Technological Moisturizer • $62   Silky cream  Glossy feel, great glide. Potent moisturizer that wears well under makeup. Night cream version also.

Essential Bio-Technological Moisturizer • $62

Silky cream
Glossy feel, great glide. Potent moisturizer that wears well under makeup. Night cream version also.

 Nourishing Treatment Oil • $62   Face oil  Jojoba gives a less greasy feel and rosehip oil brings valuable skin nutrients (linoleic acid, antioxidants).

Nourishing Treatment Oil • $62

Face oil
Jojoba gives a less greasy feel and rosehip oil brings valuable skin nutrients (linoleic acid, antioxidants).

 

Collagen


Retinol (coming soon!), alpha-hydroxy acids and antioxidants are top collagen helpers for the 30+ crowd. Along with sunscreen, antioxidants help stop UV light and pollution from destroying the finite supply of collagen you've got  (think green tea, carotenoids, Vitamin C).

 Superfood Serum • $55   Antioxidant serum  Antioxidant rich serum absorbs easily. Light nutrient-rich add-on.

Superfood Serum • $55

Antioxidant serum
Antioxidant rich serum absorbs easily. Light nutrient-rich add-on.

 Facial Oil • $50   Antioxidant rich face oil  Beta-carotene rich facial oil is a favorite eye treatment, spot treatment or nutrient booster.

Facial Oil • $50

Antioxidant rich face oil
Beta-carotene rich facial oil is a favorite eye treatment, spot treatment or nutrient booster.

 Fresh A Peel • $55   AHA exfoliator  Alpha-hydroxy gel is a multi-tasker for spurring  collagen, improving hydration, and brightening and smoothing skin.

Fresh A Peel • $55

AHA exfoliator
Alpha-hydroxy gel is a multi-tasker for spurring  collagen, improving hydration, and brightening and smoothing skin.

 
 
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