Combination skin is a type of skin with combined characteristics of two or more skin types - normal, dry or oily.
Combination skin may or may not have enlarged pores, but it usually has an oily T-zone, while the rest of the face skin is dry or normal. In rare cases, the T-zone may be dry, while the rest of the face is oily. This skin type tends to get comedones because it requires the right combination of products to maintain the skin’s natural balance and functioning. Makeup works well with this skin type, but above all it is necessary to choose a quality foundation.
Combination skin is determined by genetics, but it may also be caused by hormonal changes.
With this type of skin, the typical first wrinkles appear more slowly. If the right combination of products for regulating oiliness and dryness of the skin is applied, it is actually easy to maintain and looks great with makeup.
If you would describe your skin as normal with extremely oily areas, we recommend a routine with HARMONIZING CREAM.
If you would describe your skin as normal with extremely dry areas, we recommend a routine with REGENERATIVE CREAM.
Wake up your face and skin in the morning with lukewarm water. If needed, cleanse your skin with HYDRATING CLEANSER facial cleansing gel to remove any impurities without drying out your skin. If you are prone to impurities and imperfections, you can use PURIFYING CLEANSER facial cleansing gel in your routine.
Then drip 4-5 drops of INSTANT REVITALIZING SERUM into the palm of your hand, and massage it into the skin using your fingertips. During the massage you will feel that the skin has started to absorb the serum.
Then it is the right time for HARMONIZING CREAM or REGENERATIVE CREAM. No matter which cream you use, apply the desired amount of cream with your fingertips and rub lightly onto your face while performing a gentle, relaxing massage.
In either case, complete your morning routine with eye cream. EYE CREAM is best applied in a pea-sized amount using only ring fingers to ensure very light pressure, without tightening the skin.
Evening routine is a perfect opportunity for more special treatments for your skin. Cleanse your skin with HYDRATING CLEANSER facial cleansing gel to remove any. If you are prone to impurities and imperfections, you can use PURIFYING CLEANSER facial cleansing gel in your routine.
After cleansing your face, take a closer look at your skin. If you notice any comedones, 4-5 drops of CLARIFYING SERUM will help solve this problem without further drying out the skin. Lightly dab the serum onto problematic areas. For the best serum effect, leave it on the skin up to 5 minutes before the next step of the routine.
After that, it is time for the rich hydration hidden in the HARMONIZING CREAM or REGENERATIVE CREAM. No matter which cream you use, apply the desired amount of cream with your fingertips and rub lightly onto your face while performing a gentle, relaxing massage.
When you are satisfied with the amount of hydration your skin has received, we suggest switching to the sensitive eye area care. EYE CREAM is best applied in a pea-sized amount using only ring fingers to ensure very light pressure, without tightening the skin.
If CLARIFYING SERUM does not suit you and you know from experience that your skin does not tolerate exfoliants well, we suggest that you end your evening routine with REJUVENATING OIL, which contains bakuchiol in squalane, an oil that does not clog the pores.
This routine combines potent active ingredients that prevent causes of acne and reduce the appearance of hyperpigmentation spots. BHA, better known as salicylic acid, deeply cleanses the pores to prevent clogging and concomitant inflammation. Niacinamide has a dual effect: it helps prevent the formation of hyperpigmentation spots by preventing melanin to enter skin cells, but it is also an adored ingredient for oily skincare because it strengthens the hydrolipidic layer and reduces the sebum production. Phytoplankton has a similar effect, which in a dose of as little as 2%, according to clinically proven studies, reduces the sebum production and supports the skin structure strenghtening. Glycyrrhetinic acid virtually combines all these effects. This innovative ingredient, the most potent part of licorice root extract, provides as many as four mechanisms of action: two against hyperpigmentation spots and two for sebum control. It reduces and alleviates inflammation that precedes the development of postinflammatory hyperpigmentation, but also directly inhibits excessive melanin synthesis. Additionally, it reduces lipogenesis, i.e. the process of sebum production, and inhibits the conversion of testosterone to the active DHT form, which can also cause excessive sebum secretion. Bakuchiol has an extremely soothing effect on the skin, helping it to regenerate faster.
In order to provide gentle but effective care for acne-prone skin, L'ADRIA routine is based on the prevention of inflammation and causes of acne as well as soothing of the skin in accordance with its natural processes, all without any aggressive ingredients.
Yes, you can use all the products from this routine separately if that suits you.
Depending on the season, our skin has different needs for lipids, therefore the ratio of cream and serum we need varies. L'ADRIA serums can be mixed with HARMONIZING CREAM or REGENERATIVE CREAM, allowing you to create new textures that meet the specific and seasonal needs of your skin. The exact amount of product is individual - you can use a smaller amount of cream and a larger amount of serum, depending on the current skin needs and season. Numerous possibilities! The main benefit of mixing potent serums, such as REJUVENATING OIL, with a neutral cream is that it allows a gradual introduction and optimal dosage of potent active ingredients on sensitive skin. Only CLARIFYING SERUM should not be mixed with creams because it works best alone.
REJUVENATING OIL contains bakuchiol, an alternative to retinoids. Although bakuchiol has many advantages over retinol, especially because it is not phototoxic and is safe to use during pregnancy, due to its intense effect, similar to that provided by retinol, we recommend implementing it gradually to the sensitive skincare routine by mixing it with a neutral cream such as HARMONIZING CREAM. Gradually increase the dose by mixing from 1 to a maximum of 3 drops of REJUVENATING OIL with a pea-sized amount of REGENERATIVE CREAM or HARMONIZING CREAM. REJUVENATING OIL can also be applied directly to the skin daily or every other day, and the effect will be noticeable either way.
REJUVENATING OIL is an oil serum based on squalane, a non-greasy oil for all skin types, which is fast absorbing and does not clog pores. The serum protects epidermal 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 HARMONIZING CREAM or REGENERATIVE CREAM with a drop of REJUVENATING OIL in the palm of your hand. The result is a nourishing night cream that reduces imperfections and absorbs into the skin without leaving an oily feeling.
Absolutely! The effect of intensive hydration and smoothing of INSTANT REVITALIZING SERUM combined with the elegant texture of REGENERATIVE CREAM or HARMONIZING CREAM is an excellent makeup base.
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.