OILY SKIN

Oily skin is skin which is producing too much of its natural oil. The skin often appears shiny and is oily to the touch.  Oily skin is also often characterised by enlarged pores as a result of excess oil production, with a dull, lifeless and sallow complexion.  Too much oil production can lead to blocked pores and then blackheads - the ideal breeding ground for bacteria which can result in spots. The imbalance into overly greasy begins during puberty and usually begins to settle down, becoming less and less greasy during your twenties.

There is an upside to having oily skin. As you get older, it becomes less oily and in fact ages considerably better than dry skin. The oils help keep the skin hydrated and plump meaning less wrinkles are likely to form.

For oily skin, avoid oil-based products. When cleansing, choose our Cleanse and Smooth Exfoliating Wash. This gentle wash doubles as a cleanser and an exfoliator and can be used every day to keep skin dirt and oil free, removing unwanted dead skin cells and bacteria from the skin’s surface. If you prefer a cleanser to a wash then our Complete Cleansing Water is ideal for every day use. This oil-free cleanser will leave your skin feeling clean and refreshed and free of make-up, grease and excess oil. Fused with Green Tea to mop up free radicals and target the signs of ageing and Linden Blossom to calm and rejuvenate, this beauty elixir will give your skin a new lease of life. You will need to use the Cleanse and Smooth Exfoliating Wash 1-2 times a week to exfoliate to free the skin surface of bacteria and excess dead skin cells.

Between cleansing and mositurising, refresh using the Floral Hydrating Spritzer. This hydrating spritzer is packed with active ingredients which will cool and re-balance this often irritated skin type.  Hydrate, soothe and heal with the water-based Intensive Hydra-Gel Moisturiser with added collagen and vitamin E.

Team it with our Purifying and Balancing Serum for the complete skincare experience for oily skin. Featuring Tea Tree, a natural antibacterial and Sage to calm and rebalance, this serum will have your skin looking tip top in no time.

Add in the Brightening and Clarifying Facial Serum if your oily skin is sallow and dull in appearance.

Use the Calming and Soothing Facial Serum on areas of redness or irritation or the Smoothing and Re-texturising Facial Serum to aid the healing of scars from spots or blemishes.

Prescriptive skincare to handle every stage of treating the symptoms of your oily skin.

NOTE: An oily skin type and its associated problems often stretches down onto the chest and the top of the back and shoulders. Treat these areas in the same way and with the same products as those recommended for the face.

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  1. The Apothecary Set

    The Apothecary Set

    £99.00

    Prescriptive skincare moisturising. A set of four serums, with a Intensive Hydra Gel Moisturiser to allow you to customise your day and night moisturising to meet your skin requirements day by day. Items retail for £149.99 when bought separately.