How to tell if you have combination skin - and what to do about it

If you find yourself with oily skin in some areas, yet dry in others and maybe different again depending on the time of day, or day of the week, or even the season, you might have a combination skin type.


What is combination skin?

Combination skin is more common than you may think. It is simply a mix of dry and oily skin but it can be a bit of a pickle to choose the right skincare for. So if you find yourself staring at your bathroom shelf not knowing from which angle to approach your skin today, it might be time to choose a new product with combination skin in mind. Keep reading for a targeted combination skin product.

How to tell if I have combination skin?

There are many different variations of combination skin, but the common theme for all is that skin is partly dry, partly oily. Some examples of how this could be present in your skin are:

  • Oily t-zone and dry cheeks
  • Dry in the morning and becoming more oily as the day goes on
  • Dry in winter and oily in summer
  • Dry most of the month and oily just before your period
  • Experiencing breakouts and dry patches

How should I care for combination skin?

Combination skin needs something that’s hydrating but non-greasy, nourishing but still lightweight - something that will balance, clarify and protect your complexion, leaving it soft, healthy, and happy.

 The best moisturiser for combination skin

Rebalancing Day Creamtexture of rebalancing Day Cream

The Rebalancing Day Cream is formulated for stressed, unbalanced skin, targeting hydration and oil production, making it an ideal moisturiser for combination skin that needs to be simultaneously nourished and regulated. Providing antioxidant protection from environmental stressors and the signs of ageing in one, lush-smelling moisture cream.

  • Niacinamide and Bakuchiol help regulate oil production
  • Bakuchiol also helps fight the signs of ageing and is considered a gentle version of retinol
  • Peptides also assist in preventing fine lines and wrinkles
  • Nourishing Green Tea
  • Hyaluronic Acid for hydration
  • CoQ10, a hero ingredient in Japanese beauty for years, energises the skin and is shown to have anti ageing properties
  • Superoxide Dismutase which has both antioxidant and calming properties
  • Myrothamnus Flabellifolia Leaf known as the ‘resurrection leaf’ for its healing and restoring effects on the skin

The Rebalancing Day Cream helps balance stressed skin, restore resilience, youthfulness and radiance to the complexion.

The best night cream for combination skin

Rebalancing Night CreamTexture of Rebalancing Night Cream

Pair with the Rebalancing Night Cream for the ultimate combination skin duo. The Rebalancing Night Cream ups the ante on the Day Cream and contains two forms of Vitamin A to further target blemishes, fine lines and wrinkles as well as even out discoloured skin tone. A selection of extracts including Green Tea helps calm stressed skin and relieve irritation.

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The best skincare routine for combination skin

Rebalancing Cominbation Skin Care Kit

Or go for the Rebalancing Skin Care Kit for a whole routine dedicated to skin restoration and rejuvenation. The Rebalancing Kit includes both the Rebalancing Day Cream and Rebalancing Night Cream as well as:

Rebalancing Cleanser

Rebalancing Cream CleanserRebalancing Cleanser texture

Cream cleansers are a great option for combination skin because they’re gentle enough to remove residue without stripping the skin. This mild cream cleanser works for both the oily and dry parts of your face because it hydrates and calms, and skin while also clearing impurities.

Revitalising Facial Spray 

Rebalancing facial spray

Use it anytime to revive dull skin. Perfect as an on-the-go refresher or travelling to rejuvenate tired, jet-lagged skin. Use it as a toner after cleansing.

Rebalancing Emergency Booster Serum

Rebalancing Emergency Booster SerumTexture of Rebalancing Emergency Booster Serum

Containing Vitamin A, an ingredient that plays well with both dry and oily skin. This creamy serum keeps dry patches at bay while helping to prevent clogged pores. Helps reduce skin imperfections and has antioxidants of Vitamin C, Green Tea and Ginkgo Biloba.


Keep reading: What is “Skin Cycling” and how to do it
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