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Get to Know Your Skin Type

 

Skin Types

Major Identifiers

Your Skin’s BFF

Keywords to Look For

Ingredients to Watch Out For

Normal

Skin with almost no sensitivity, dryness or oiliness.

Lucky you! Your skin can tolerate pretty much everything.

Dry

Rough texture, dull color and tightness after cleansing are your top concerns.

Creamy Cleansers              Hydrating Boosters           Rich Moisturizers
Face Oils

Hydrating
Cream/Creamy Alcohol-Free
Soap-Free

Alcohol
Retinol
Salicylic Acid
Benzoyl Peroxide

Oily

More frequent acne breakouts, visible pores and shine are your top concerns.

  • Foaming or Gel Cleansers

  • Chemical Exfoliants

  • Oil-Free Moisturizers

  • Clay Masks

Mattifying
Oil-Free
Noncomedogenic

Mineral OilPetrolatumAlcohol

Combination

Your skin is dry in some areas and oily in others (mainly the T-zone).

Toners
Spot TreatmentsBlotting Papers Multiple Masks

Balancing
Non-Drying
Noncomedogenic

Similar to dry or oily skin

Sensitive

Your skin tends

to react to skin care products with redness, burning or acne.

Calming Mists (Thermal Spring Waters)

Soothing Botanical Oils (like aloe and chamomile)

Calm
Mild
Hypoallergenic

Perfumes
FragrancesPreservatives

Sometimes your skin type varies according to the season or geographical location. In that case, you don’t need to switch up your entire regimen each season. A few tweaks here and there should be enough. For example, if your skin is typically normal

but turns oily in the summer, you may want to switch to a foaming cleanser or a lighter moisturizer. As
we explore the different parts of your new skin care regimen, we’ll offer a few product recommendations based on your skin type.