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.
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.
Combination skin is caused by genetics, but it may also be caused by changes in hormones.
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.
Apply 2 to 3 drops of INSTANT REVITALIZING SERUM to cleansed face, then apply a pea-sized amount of REGENERATIVE CREAM.
To make your own personalized gel cream, mix the products on the palm of your hand, adding as many drops of serum as you like.
If you don't have blemishes or comedones, repeat your morning routine.
If you have blemishes or comedones, apply to cleansed face 4 drops of CLARIFYING SERUM, wait for it to absorb, then apply 1 to 2 drops of INSTANT REVITALIZING SERUM followed by a pea-sized amount of REGENERATIVE CREAM. For added pore refinement and anti-blemish effects, follow with 2 drops of REJUVENATING OIL, or pre-mix the oil with the cream on the palm of your hand.
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.