The Ideal Skincare Routine for Combination Skin

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Build the perfect routine with fresh products

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Your skin is shine-free complexion perfection for the first few hours of the day, but oil appears on your nose and forehead by early afternoon. In contrast, your cheeks often feel dry, tight or flakey. You’re used to bothersome imperfections, and your pores are larger than you’d like. Your skin has a little bit of everything – a combination skin type. Combination skin is characterised by an oily build-up on the forehead, nose, and chin (the t-zone), while the rest of your skin could be on the drier side. So, when creating an ideal skincare routine, you need to ensure that you nurture all of your skin. Here are some of our tips on curating a combination skincare routine that makes you love the skin that you’re in.

How to care for combination skin

Combination skin comes with a number of skin concerns, making it a tricky skin type. Ingredients normally used to tackle oiliness and imperfections can be harsh and further dry out other areas of your face. While creamy moisturisers to address dryness can cause havoc with your T-zone and lead to clogged pores. So, what’s the best way to care for combination skin? A perfectly crafted combination skincare routine is all about balance and resilience.

Your skin functions best when its oil-to-water ratio is just right. Balanced skin is able to target multiple skin concerns, making combination skin feel good. A strong skin barrier ensures that your skin isn’t too oily or tight, but just right.

Resilience is a reservoir of strength that you call on in times of need, and it’s essential for combination skin. You need to help your skin bounce back from exposure to everyday stressors like stress, seasonal transitions, lack of sleep, and a poor diet. These stressors can create chaos for your skin and elevate issues such as dryness, dullness, enlarged pores, and excess oil – concerns you’re already prone to. Strengthening your skin barrier is the best way to improve your skin’s resilience.

Creating your fresh skincare routine

For those with unpredictable combination skin, fresh products hold the promise of balanced, replenished and fortified skin. Here is a lineup of the best skincare products to incorporate into your routine.

Step 1: Cleanse

Soy pH-Balanced Hydrating Face Wash

Healthy skin starts with clean skin. Kickstart your skincare routine with a gentle face wash like our Soy Cleanser. This light cleanser is perfect for combination skin, as it gently yet effectively washes away makeup and impurities while maintaining the skin’s pH and improving hydration. Meticulously formulated with amino acid-rich soy proteins, aloe vera, cucumber extract, and borage seed oil, it reduces redness, retains moisture and fortifies the skin’s barrier. The result? Refreshed, healthy-looking skin, and a radiant complexion. No surprise that it’s one of our bestsellers!

Step 2: Tone

Rose & Hyaluronic Acid Deep Hydration Toner

We’re not done with the cleansing stage, and up next, we have a wonderfully invigorating facial toner that is designed to restore balance while removing excess impurities. Rose Deep Hydration Facial Toner is one of our most-loved products. It’s a non-stripping toner that cares for the skin while it cleans. Potent rose power is tripled in this best-selling alcohol-free toner infused with damask rose extract, rose fruit extract, and rose oil. Blended to create a strengthening, toning, and nourishing combination of natural ingredients for soft, supple skin.

Step 3: Treat

Tea Elixir Skin Resilience Activating Serum

The fresh Tea Elixir Serum is combination skin’s answer to a refreshed, rejuvenated look. In this step, we want to be proactive in creating a strong, resilient skin barrier, ready to weather whatever stressors are thrown its way. After a single use, Tea Elixir Serum improves skin elasticity and boosts glow while contributing to a 31% stronger skin barrier* and reducing the look of wrinkles by 15%**.

The secret behind this replenishing serum? APT Technology™. An ingredient exclusive to fresh, its resilience-boosting phytocompounds decrease and combat visible lines and wrinkles. Its other transforming ingredients include niacinamide for refined pores and an even tone, ceramide III to strengthen the skin’s barrier, and deeply hydrating 5kDA hyaluronic acid. It targets dullness, dryness, enlarged pores, and the early signs of ageing.

Step 4: Hydrate

Rose & Hyaluronic Acid Deep Hydration Emulsion

A light face moisturiser is the final step in a curated combination skincare routine. It’s essential to choose a moisturiser that takes your skin concerns into account – aka hydrating while also controlling oil. Rose Deep Hydration Balancing Emulsion is combination skin’s best friend. A moisturiser that has perfected the balancing act of the skin’s oil-to-water ratio, it’s lightweight but deeply hydrating. Damask rose extract attracts and retains moisture, supporting the skin barrier, while yarrow extract helps refine skin texture and visibly reduce pore size.

Indulge your skin with the best fresh products

Remember, the key to caring for your combination skin is skincare products that support balance and resilience. fresh products offer an everyday indulgence that promises to make you feel great in your skin.

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