A Guide to Skin Types

Monday, October 19, 2020

Confused about the difference between “dry” and “dehydrated”? Don’t worry, we hear it all the time which is why we want to provide you with a quick and easy guide for signs to look out for and the best ingredients and products for your skin type.

DRY SKIN

Tell Tale Signs

-          Little-to-no breakouts

-          Sensitivity

-          Dry, flaky patches

-          A feeling of “tightness” when you wash your face or come out of the shower

-          Fine lines and wrinkles

What Your Skin Needs

-          Oleic Acid - Made up of Omega 9, Oleic Acid is a naturally occurring fatty acid which provides the skin with essential moisture. Unlike Linoleic Acid, Oleic Acid is naturally produced by your body, however If you have dry skin it’s Oleic Acid which you will be short of, Oleic Acid nourishes the complexion, locking-in intense moisture at the deeper layers of the skin, preventing moisture from evaporating. Oleic Acid also helps to plump the skin, reducing the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.

-          Omega 9 - Essential fatty acid (found in Oleic Acid) which is a crucial for locking-in moisture at the deeper layers of the skin.

-          Vitamin E - As an antioxidant, this vitamin helps to protect the skin from free radicals whilst nourishing, soothing and hydrating the skin.

-         Vitamin C - This brightening vitamin helps to stimulate collagen production, a compound which naturally decreases as we get older and can also decline due to lifestyle, such as smoking. Vitamin C also helps to brighten the skin, reviving dull, lacklustre complexions.

-         Anti-Inflammatories - Help to calm and soothe the skin and reduce redness and irritation.

-         Vitamin A - Also known as retinol, this power vitamin helps to reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, even the complexion and balance the skin’s natural oil production.

-          Vitamin D - Helps to protect the skin from free radicals and external stressors whilst helping to repair and rejuvenate the complexion, contributing to skin cell growth and turnover.

Skin-Loving Ingredients

  • Avocado Oil
  • Sunflower Oil
  • Evening Primrose Oil
  • Jojoba Oil
  • Borage Seed Oil
  • Orange Peel Oil

Products We’d Recommend

  • Certified Organic Nourishing Avocado & Evening Primrose Oil
  • Certified Organic Gentle Superfood Exfoliator
  • Certified Organic Clarifying Safflower & Geranium Cleansing Oil

DEHYDRATED SKIN

Tell Tale Signs

-          Lacklustre/dull

-          Oily patches appear throughout the day

-          Dark circles

-          Occasional breakouts

What Your Skin Needs

-          Vitamin C - This brightening vitamin helps to stimulate collagen production, a compound which naturally decreases as we get older and can also decline due to lifestyle, such as smoking. Vitamin C also helps to brighten the skin, reviving dull, lacklustre complexions.

-          Linoleic Acid - Safflower Seed Oil has one of the highest percentages of Lineolic Acid of any ingredient commercially available, containing up to 80%. Made up of Omega 6 and 3, Linoleic Acid is essential for building ceramides for the skin’s lipid (fat/protective) barrier, which make up 50% of the skin’s composition. Ceramides protect the skin from water loss and external stressors. Linoleic Acid helps lock-in moisture at the deeper layers of the skin to balance and protect. Linoleic Acid is not produced naturally by the body, so if your skin is lacking in this vital compound, it will need to be applied topically or consumed.

-          Omega 6 - Essential fatty acid (found in Linoleic Acid) which is a crucial contributor to the skin’s normal function and protecting the skin’s lipid barrier.

-         Omega 3 - Essential fatty acid (found in Linoleic Acid) which is a crucial contributor to the skin’s normal function and protecting the skin’s lipid barrier.

-          Vitamin A - Also known as retinol, this power vitamin helps to reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, even the complexion and balance the skin’s natural oil production.

-          Antioxidants - A combination of vitamins which help protect your skin by neutralising free radicals caused by external stressors.

-         Antiseptics - Helps to fight black heads, white heads and blemishes caused by bacteria on the skin.

-         Vitamin E - As an antioxidant, this vitamin helps to protect the skin from free radicals whilst nourishing, soothing and hydrating the skin.

Skin-loving Ingredients

-          Rosehip Oil

-          Orange Peel Oil

-          Lemon Peel Oil

-          Rosemary Oil

-          Gentle exfoliation particles

-          Kaolin (Clay)

-          Borage Oil

-          Safflower Oil

Products We’d Recommend

-          Certified Organic Rehydrating Rosehip & Rosemary Facial Oil

-          Certified Organic Gentle Superfood Exfoliator

-          Certified Organic Clarifying Safflower & Geranium Cleansing Oil

OILY/COMBINATION

Tell Tale Signs

-          Excess Sebum

-          Regular breakouts

-          Shininess

What Your Skin Needs

-          Linoleic Acid - Safflower Seed Oil has one of the highest percentages of Lineolic Acid of any ingredient commercially available, containing up to 80%. Made up of Omega 6 and 3, Linoleic Acid is essential for building ceramides for the skin’s lipid (fat/protective) barrier, which make up 50% of the skin’s composition. Ceramides protect the skin from water loss and external stressors. Linoleic Acid helps lock-in moisture at the deeper layers of the skin to balance and protect. Linoleic Acid is not produced naturally by the body, so if your skin is lacking in this vital compound, it will need to be applied topically or consumed.

-         Omega 6 - Essential fatty acid (found in Linoleic Acid) which is a crucial contributor to the skin’s normal function and protecting the skin’s lipid barrier.

-          Omega 3 - Essential fatty acid (found in Linoleic Acid) which is a crucial contributor to the skin’s normal function and protecting the skin’s lipid barrier.

-          Antioxidants - A combination of vitamins which help protect your skin by neutralising free radicals caused by external stressors.

-         Antiseptics - Helps to fight black heads, white heads and blemishes caused by bacteria on the skin.

-         Anti-Inflammatories - Help to calm and soothe the skin and reduce redness and irritation.

Skin-Loving Ingredients

-          Safflower

-          Basil

-          Kaolin

-          Eucalyptus

-          Borage  

Products We’d Recommend

-          Certified Organic Balancing Safflower & Basil Facial Oil

-          Certified Organic Clarifying Safflower & Geranium Cleansing Oi


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A Guide to Skin Types

Confused about the difference between “dry” and “dehydrated”? Don’t worry, we hear it all the time which is why we want to provide you with a quick and easy guide for signs to look out for and the best ingredients and products for your skin type.