Understanding Your Skin: Oily, Combination and Blemish-Prone Skin

Understanding Your Skin: Oily, Combination and Blemish-Prone Skin

Advanced Guide: Everything about Oily, Combination and Blemish-Prone Skin

We answer all your questions about oily, combination and blemish-prone skin types and take you through what products to use in order to care of your skin type.

Skincare Routine For Oily, Combination and Blemish-Prone Skin

For oily/combo/acne-prone skin types, you’ll want to use skincare products that help to decongest the skin, add hydration and rebalance the skin’s oil production.

Different Skin Types

Oily Skin Combination Skin Acne or Blemish-Prone Skin
Oily skin produces an excess of sebum, which causes the skin to appear shiny and feel greasy. Those with this skin type will notice an oily feeling, especially across the forehead, nose and chin. Combo skin on the other hand consists of some areas of the skin being oily and other areas being dry. For example, you may experience oil in the t-zone, but your cheeks are relatively dry. If you’re likely to break out or if acne is frequent to you, then you have a blemish or acne-prone skin type. Your face may be inflamed, oily and shiny. The overproduction of oil in the skin leads to blocked pores, causing breakouts and blackheads.

Oily Skin solution: The Clarifying Range

Got thirsty skin in need of some long-lasting hydration? Clarifying collection has been formulated with oily, combination and acne-prone skin types in mind.

This lightweight, water-based collection offers a burst of soothing hydration for the skin, while delivering long-lasting oil control for fresh, clear skin.

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Understanding Your Skin Type

If you have oily, combination or a blemish-prone skin type, you may find it tricky to find products that work with your skin and not against it. That's why we've created a guide to help you learn more about your skin type, give you tips on what ingredients to stay away from and answer some common FAQs, so you can feel more empowered to find a skincare routine that works best for your individual skin type.

Skincare Products to Avoid For Oily, Combination and Acne-Prone Skin

Those with oily/combo/acne-prone skin won’t find much benefit in using the following ingredients or skincare products:

  1. Occlusives in skincare products, like paraffin, mineral oils, lanolin or petroleum, as these can clog pores
  2. Facial oils that have a high oleic content and are comedogenic, like coconut, camellia or hazelnut oil, as these will sit on the skin and clog the pores
  3. Rough physical exfoliants that damage the skin barrier
  4. Products that strip the skin of it’s natural oils, like alcohol-based products

What makes our Australian Jojoba effective for oily, combo & blemish prone skin types?

It's not an oil: Jojoba is technically a liquid wax ester. It's structure is similar to that of the oils in our skin, so when applied to the skin, it helps us better take in vitamins and omegas.

Jojoba is non-comedogenic: Although Jojoba might share the same consistency as an oil, you won’t have to worry about it clogging your pores.

Jojoba is incredibly hydrating: Our Jojoba is clinically proven to provide up to 8 hours of moisturisation for the skin, which means those who have dehydrated skin will get long-lasting moisture as Jojoba works to rebalance the skin’s oil production.

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