ROUTINE FOR

COMBINATION SKIN

What is combination skin?

Combination skin is a type of skin with characteristics of both normal and dry skin, with the presence of oily skin in some areas of the face as well.

How to recognise combination skin?

Combination skin may or may not have enlarged pores, but usually has an oily T-zone while the rest of the skin is dry or normal. In rare cases, people may have a dry T-zone and the rest of the skin is oily. Combination skin tends to develop blackheads and comedones because it needs a good balance of skincare products for functioning. Makeup acts well with a good combination of products for the base.

What causes combination skin?

Combination skin is caused by genetics, but it may also be caused by changes in hormones.

What are the advantages of combination skin?

This type of skin slowly develops wrinkles and if you find the right combination of products for oil and dryness regulation in the skin, it is easy to maintain and works well with makeup.

How to take care of combination skin?

  • do not forget to use deep exfoliators on the oily parts of your skin
  • hydration must be a key part of your routine because you dry out the oily parts of the skin and moisturise the normal/dry parts
  • choose products that are not pore-clogging
  • do not hesitate to use multiple products in your routine because your skin has different needs
  • pay special attention to the ingredients that your skin does not like - it is helpful because you will not clog your pores that way

IN THE MORNING

In your hand, mix about a pea-size amount of REGENERATIVE CREAM with 3-4 drops of INSTANT REVITALIZING SERUM to create a personalized gel cream. Take a pea-size amount of the EYE CREAM, divide it between your two ring fingers and gently tap it onto your under-eye area.

IN THE EVENING

If you don't have blemishes or comedones, repeat your morning routine.

If you have acne or comedones, apply 4 to 5 drops of the CLARIFYING SERUM onto clean skin. After it dries, apply your personalized gel cream the same was as in the morning. Take a pea-size amount of the EYE CREAM, divide it between your two ring fingers and gently tap it onto your under-eye area.

Faq

The routine combines potent active ingredients that diminish blemishes and comedones: BHA and bakuchiol. Both ingredients act antimicrobial and anti-inflammatory, they reduce sebum production, even out the skin texture and reduce the appearance of blackheads. Their different mechanisms of action make them a combination of your dreams.

Yes, you can use all the products in this routine independently from others if you prefer.

Depending on the season, our skin has different needs for lipids, therefore the ratio of cream and serum we need varies. L'ADRIA serums are designed to be mixed with REGENERATIVE CREAM allowing you to create new textures that suit the individual and seasonal needs of your skin. The exact amount of product is individual; you may use a smaller amount of cream and a bigger amount of serum, depending on your specific needs and the season. If your skin is mixed, you may even use different ratios of cream and serum on different parts of your skin. The possibilities are endless. INSTANT REVITALIZING SERUM creates a gel cream with REGENERATIVE CREAM, which suits oily skin well, especially in summer. REJUVENATING OIL mixed with REGENERATIVE CREAM creates a caring night cream that does not feel oily. The second reason to mix potent serums like REJUVENATING OIL with a neutral cream is to allow a gradual introduction of active ingredients to sensitive skin and optimize their dosage. Only CLARIFYING SERUM should not be mixed into REGENERATIVE CREAM, it works best alone.

REJUVENATING OIL contains bakuchiol, the alternative to retinoids. Even though bakuchiol has many advantages over retinol, especially because it is not phototoxic and is safe to use during pregnancy, because of its intense effect similar to retinol, we recommend using it gradually on sensitive skin by mixing it with a neutral cream like REGENERATIVE CREAM. Gradually increase the dose by mixing a drop of REJUVENATING OIL (max. 3 drops per use) with a pea-sized amount of REGENERATIVE CREAM. REJUVENATING OIL can also be used directly on the skin every day or every other day, the effect will be noticeable either way.

REJUVENATING OIL is an oil serum based on squalane, which is a non-greasy oil for all skin types, it is fast absorbing and does not clog pores, more so it protects epidermal surface lipids from oxidation (which causes blackheads and inflammation) and is perfect for nighttime care of skin with enlarged pores. However, if you really do not like the oily feeling on your skin, try this hack: mix a pea-sized amount of REGENERATIVE CREAM with a drop of REJUVENATING OIL on the palm of your hand. The result is a nourishing night cream which reduces the appearance of blemishes and absorbs into the skin without leaving an oily feeling.

Yes, the plumping and smoothing effect of INSTANT REVITALIZING SERUM and the elegant texture of REGENERATIVE CREAM make them excellent make-up primers.

All L'ADRIA products, except CLARIFYING SERUM, may be used during pregnancy. CLARIFYING SERUM contains salicylic acid, which is not recommended for use during pregnancy.

We recommend using SPF the whole year round. CLARIFYING SERUM contains BHA (salicylic acid), which is said to increase sensitivity of skin to the sun. However, according to recent recommendations (SCCS/1601/18 Final Opinion, Corrigendum of 20-21 June 2019), BHA actually does not have photo-irritant, photosensitizing nor photocarcinogenic properties. CLARIFYING SERUM is also very rich in extremolytes like ectoin with proven photoprotective properties. Combined with an SPF, which you should always use anyway, CLARIFYING SERUM is a very safe choice to use all year round.