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10 Most Common Skin Concerns 

Find the best ingredient to target your skincare concerns, from dry patches to excess oiliness here we suggest the right product for you

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What are the most common skin concerns?

1. Breakouts & Blemishes

Acne or breakouts occur when our pores, which are connected to sebaceous glands beneath the skin’s surface, become blocked by excess sebum, dead skin and dirt. 

These form blackheads and whiteheads which can develop into aggravated pustules and cysts when bacteria infiltrates the blocked pore. 

Breakouts can appear across the face as well as the body - commonly seen on the back, chest and shoulder area where there are more follicles and therefore oil.

Salicylic Acid Cleanser

Specially formulated for blemish, combination and oily-prone skin, our bestselling Salicylic Acid Cleanser is your ultimate skin-clearing facial cleanser that visibly reduces blackheads and breakouts for a clearer-looking complexion.​ ​

2. Hyperpigmentation

Often seen as dark spots, marks or uneven skin tone, hyperpigmentation is simply the over production of melanin by skin cells called melanocytes which creates darker patches on the skin and can occur all over the body including the face
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Recommended products ; Retinol Serum / Tranexamic Acid Serum

3. Dullness

Many factors can contribute to why our skin can appear dull, lacklustre and tired including exposure to UV and pollution, the impact of ageing causing the skin’s regenerative process to slow down or not exfoliating or cleansing properly. 

15% Vitamin C & EGF Serum

Supercharged skin brightening serum to improve dull skin and help to visibly brighten.

4. Dryness

Dry skin is a skin type and can result in fewer oil producing glands across the face/body meaning it produces less sebum or that the glands aren’t producing enough oil. 

In turn, it affects the skin barrier’s ability to protect against aggressors as well as retaining moisture.

Oat Cleansing Balm

Suitable for all skin types including sensitive, a non-stripping, non-drying formula with a soft, rich texture leaving skin feeling instantly hydrated and nourished.

5. Blackheads

Blackheads are essentially a blocked hair follicle or sebaceous gland that has been plugged by a tasty combination of excess sebum (skin oil), dirt, debris or dead skin. Typically found on the face, these blockages can appear anywhere on the body where there’s hair.  

Beta Hydroxy Acid (BHA) Serum

This serum penetrates deeper into your skin, helping to unclog pores, fight blackheads and breakouts.

6. Premature Ageing

Signs of ageing that can begin to show from 25 onward, when the skin’s natural collagen production gradually slows.

Bio-Active Ceramide Moisturiser

This rich, velvety, anti-ageing moisturiser defends against visible signs of skin ageing

7. Redness

Whether it’s an ongoing condition or sudden reaction, the skin can appear red for a number of different reasons with a spectrum of severity - from health conditions such as Rosacea and dermatitis, allergies, reactions to a flush from exercise, temperature etc.

The accompanying factors to the redness, such as itchiness, inflammation or dryness, can often be seen most prominently in the cheeks, and more common in sensitive and dry skin types.

Recommended product : Redness Relief Solution

8. Dark Circles

Dark circles under the eyes tend to be a tell-tale sign of a lack of sleep and fatigue but can also be indicators of overall imbalance to your wellbeing. 

Located beneath the lower lid and accompanied puffiness, they can appear as a shadow from puffy eyelids or as a dull coloring and/or sunkenness beneath the eye.

They occur due to the constriction of blood vessels in the skin beneath the eye area and can be enhanced by escalated thinning of the already delicate eye skin as a result of ageing or damage. 

Recommended product ; Caffeine Eye Cream

9. Uneven Texture

The texture of our skin can range from bumpiness to dry patches or pitting.  

The predominant root of uneven texture is due to the build up of dry, dead skin cells which can cause textural build up, breakouts and the dulling of skin. More long-term factors can also include continued sun damage and more severe scarring from acne or breakouts. 

Recommended product ; Glycolic Acid Toner

10. Oiliness

Oily skin produces excess sebum from the sebaceous glands under the skin causing a greasy or shiny appearance which can be particularly prominent on the t-zone - forehead, nose and chin. 

Sebum is necessary to keep the skin hydrated, protected and healthy but too much can lead to breakouts (caused when oil, dirt and bacteria block pores) and can leave a greasy/shiny sheen to your skin.

Recommended product : Niacinamide Serum

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