Knowing your skin type

If you want to take good care of your skin, it’s crucial to know your skin type. That way, you can choose Dermo-Cosmetics products that meet your needs and develop an effective beauty routine. How do you find out your skin type? It’s as easy as ABC!

1

Normal skin

  1. Skin is velvety and fresh
  2. Skin feels firm and comfortable
  3. Pores are normal-sized

Normal skin is soft and velvety. Skin tone and texture is even; pores are tight and barely visible. The T-zone (forehead, nose and chin) is only slightly oily, as skin’s cells are producing everything they need to stay hydrated and protected. Unfortunately, it’s rare for skin to remain normal over an entire lifetime.

Normal skin requires only a limited number of beauty products.

For your beauty bag:

  • Makeup remover
  • Moisturizer
  • Sunscreen
Morning Burst Hydrating Facial Cleanser, 235 ml
Clean & Clear

Morning Burst Hydrating Facial Cleanser, 235 ml
Hydra Zen Neurocalm Day Cream, 50 ml
Lancôme

Hydra Zen Neurocalm Day Cream, 50 ml

SOOTHING ANTI-STRESS MOISTURISING CARE

Protect + Hydrate Sunscreen for Face & Body SPF 30, 81 ml
Aveeno

Protect + Hydrate Sunscreen for Face & Body SPF 30, 81 ml

Get the broad-spectrum sun protection you need with the hydration your skin wants: Aveeno Protect + Hydrate Sunscreen for Face & Body SPF 30.

2

Sensitive, reactive or intolerant skin

  1. Skin is dry and red
  2. Burning, itching or stinging is present
  3. Pores are enlarged

Sensitive skin reacts to temperature changes, stress and certain products and fragrances. It can experience redness, bumps, marks and blemishes. It can also experience flaking and tightness. Cheeks may have more redness than the rest of the face, indicating the presence of rosacea.

For your beauty bag:

  • Very gentle cleanser
  • Unscented moisturizer
  • Calming masque
  • Anti-redness products
  • Thermal water
Thermal Spa Water, 150 ml
Vichy

Thermal Spa Water, 150 ml

For men and women of all ages who seek to soothe redness and irritation by strengthening the skin's natural defenses.

Sensibio 3-in-1 Milk, 250 ml
Bioderma

Sensibio 3-in-1 Milk, 250 ml

A non-rinse one step make-up removing milk that gently cleanses sensitive skin. Face, eyes, adults.

Toleriane Ultra, 40 ml
La Roche-Posay

Toleriane Ultra, 40 ml

Intense soothing care. Allergic or intolerant skin.

3

Dry skin

  1. Skin is rough
  2. Skin feels tight
  3. Pores are very tight and nearly invisible

Dry skin is tight and stiff with redness. Fine lines are visible and appear much sooner. Skin’s lipid content is lower than the norm. This lack of lipids alters the cutaneous barrier, leaving skin less protected.

For your beauty bag:

  • Gentle cleanser
  • Non- comedogenic moisturizer
  • Anti-wrinkle cream
  • cold-cream;
  • Oil (e.g. sweet almond, olive, shea)
  • Moisturizing mask
  • Scrub
Cold Cream Cream, 40 ml
Avène

Cold Cream Cream, 40 ml

Nourishes, moisturizes* and protects your skin from external factors. * upper skin layers

Moisturizing Mask, 75 ml
Caudalie

Moisturizing Mask, 75 ml

Intensely nourishes, soothes.

4

Oily skin

  1. Skin is shiny, dense and uneven
  2. Skin is irritated and feels oily
  3. Pores are enlarged with imperfections (blackheads and blemishes)

Oily skin is shiny and often reacts to temperature, contaminants, hormonal changes and beauty products. Pores are enlarged and prone to blemishes and blackheads. Skin tone is dull and uneven, and lacks brightness. Skin is dense, with an uneven texture.

For your beauty bag:

  • Gentle purifying cleanser
  • Non-comedogenic moisturizer (oil-free)
  • Mattifying makeup
  • Oil-absorbing mask (e.g. green clay)
  • Astringent
Normaderm Cleansing Mattifying Foam, 150 ml
Vichy

Normaderm Cleansing Mattifying Foam, 150 ml

Cleansing mattifying foam.

Purefect Skin Micro-Exfoliating Toner, 200 ml, Normal to Oily Skin
Biotherm

Purefect Skin Micro-Exfoliating Toner, 200 ml, Normal to Oily Skin

5

Combination skin

  1. Skin is somewhat red and shiny
  2. Skin in cheek area feels tight and uncomfortable, T-zone feels oily
  3. Enlarged pores with possible imperfections (blackheads)

Combination skin has multiple characteristics, and can be somewhat oily or dry.

Cheeks

  • Skin is somewhat red
  • Pores are tighter
  • Skin’s texture is smooth
  • Possible presence of rosacea or other redness
  • Discomfort and tightness

Forehead, nose and chin

  • Skin is fairly shiny
  • Pores are somewhat enlarged
  • Blackheads may be present
  • Skin is dense
  • Skin feels oily

For your beauty bag:

  • Very gentle balancing cleanser
  • Moisturizer
  • Purifying mask
  • Purifying mask
Xfoliambre Pure Argan Facial Scrub, 100 ml
Zorah

Xfoliambre Pure Argan Facial Scrub, 100 ml

This facial exfoliator for sensitive skin provides radiance.

Cleansing Milk with Gentian Combination/Oily Skin, 200 ml
Clarins

Cleansing Milk with Gentian Combination/Oily Skin, 200 ml
Superdefense Daily Defense Moisturizer SPF 20, 50 ml, Combination to Oily Skin
Clinique

Superdefense Daily Defense Moisturizer SPF 20, 50 ml, Combination to Oily Skin

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Knowing your skin type

If you want to take good care of your skin, it’s crucial to know your skin type. That way, you can choose Dermo-Cosmetics products that meet your needs and develop an effective beauty routine. How do you find out your skin type? It’s as easy as ABC!
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