Skin Quiz Results: The Skin Issue Guide|
So you’ve taken the skin quiz, you’ve received your results and your customized beauty regimen.
You may be wondering: what’s next?
Your customized collection is patiently waiting for you, but until then, we have a more in-depth guide here that goes a little further on your skin issue, and how your recommendations can help.
Skin Issue: Dry & Dull
Has your skin been feeling a little lackluster lately? Or maybe it’s just in need of a quenching?
Dry skin is incredibly common, especially for women over the age of 40. Luckily, you can hydrate your skin throughout the day and have a healthy glow, with or without makeup.
Our Perfect 10 Primer gives your skin a burst of hydration with coconut extract, aloe and avocado. And with powerful antioxidants like green tea, the Perfect 10 invigorates the skin for a more vibrant complexion while creating a protective barrier between the skin and your foundation.
The Hydrawear 12HR Liquid Foundation locks in moisture even more with hyaluronic acid, which holds up to 1,000x its weight in water and creates a blurring, flawless all-day pigment and coverage with high-impact minerals.
For your evening routine, stick with a cleanser that has a gentle, milky consistency to keep your skin from feeling stripped, and before moisturizing, treat your skin with a serum that encourages cell turnover. Our Sleep & Renew Serum works to do just that, thanks to the help of fruit-derived AHAs. AHAs, short for Alpha-Hydroxy Acids, work to gently slough away dead skin cells while fading the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, while antioxidant-rich extracts like apple fruit and papaya bring more life and vibrancy to your skin.
Skin Issue: Normal
If your skin type is normal, this means you probably don’t experience a lot of blemishes, you have very little sensitivity, pores are on the smaller side, and your hydration levels are in balance.
In other words, your skin type is generally going to have fewer issues (lucky you!).
That being said, it’s still absolutely necessary to take care of your skin! For starters, maintaining moisture levels is a must, so make sure to stick with a good moisturizer.
The Perfect 10 Primer won’t just make your skin into the flawless, pre-makeup canvas, but its silicone-free formula works as a lightweight, all-day moisturizer with hydrating coconut extract and soothing aloe & calendula.
And as always, daily SPF is absolutely essential to keeping your skin from aging. We always recommend that you apply a quality sunscreen before your makeup, but our mineral-based formulas, like the Hydrawear 12HR Liquid Foundation and HD Bamboo Setting Powder, are here to help blur & smooth out the skin while boosting UV protection.
Plus, the hydrating properties of Hydrawear and the moisture-reducing features of the HD Bamboo keep the skin in perfect balance.
Finally, your evening skincare doesn’t have to be anything too crazy, but make sure to use a cleanser, toner and moisturizer, and we recommend a treatment or two to give your skin some extra love. Our Sleep & Renew Serum is our first-ever skincare serum, which boosts the skin with antioxidants, gentle exfoliants, and the power of fermentation.
Skin Issue: Combination
Oily in some spots, dry in others
When you have combination skin, your skin sits somewhere between oily and dry, and probably leans more toward one than the other.
This means that you’ll probably need to experiment a bit with different products to figure out what works, good formulas to start out with are lightweight.
Our Miracle 7-in-1 Primer helps keep the pores looking small while keeping shine in check, but it’ll lock in hydration while loading the skin with ingredients like licorice extract, centella asiatica, and green tea.
You may find that at certain times of the year, your skin will experience a change in moisture levels: during the winter, for instance, your skin might be on the dry side, while the warmer months may leave your skin a little shinier. In that case, you’ll probably find yourself in need of two foundation formulas throughout the year.
When your skin is on the drier side, our Hydrawear 12HR Liquid Foundation locks in moisture with hyaluronic acid, which can hold nearly 1,000x its weight in water. For the times when you need to bring down the moisture in your skin, the Flawless Matte Foundation absorbs excess oil without the cakey finish, and this talc-free formula uses natural, high-impact minerals to create creaseless pigment and coverage.
And while you may need some trial and error for your nighttime routine, all skin types can do with some exfoliation and anti-aging, which is where our Sleep & Renew comes in. This ultra-concentrated formula helps renew skin with AHAs and papaya extracts, while apple fruit extract creates a powerhouse of antioxidants.
Skin Issue: Oily & Breakout-Prone
When you have oily skin, you may feel like you’re in a constant balancing act: you need products that help absorb excess oil, but you also need something that won’t strip your skin and lead to more breakouts.
But once you understand your skin issues, you can find a reliable regimen of skincare and makeup.
A great rule of thumb with oily skin, though, is to stick with formulas that are lightweight and breathable, but still nourish your skin. Our silicone-free Miracle 7-1 Primer helps to create a protective layer between the skin and your foundation. And with gentle, but potent ingredients like fermented ginger, licorice extract, and centella asiatica, this primer’s effects linger even after you take it off.
And if you’ve felt like you’ve had to compromise between coverage and texture, our Flawless Matte Foundation keeps oil in check without the cakes or creases, and Bye Bye Shine is perfect for blotting out your t-zone and keeping moisture levels balanced.
For your nightly routine, your skin may benefit from an astringent toner after cleansing, but make sure to replenish your skin with nutrients in a lightweight formula. Our Sleep & Renew Serum offers just that with a super-concentrated, waterless formula. Sleep & Renew loads the skin with antioxidants like apple fruit and papaya extract, reduces oil production and pore size with niacinamide, and sloughs off dead skin cells with fruit-derived AHAs.
Skin Issue: Aging
Signs of aging happen to all of us, and sometimes, it can happen earlier than you think, thanks to factors such as sun exposure, stress, and some lifestyle habits.
Luckily, signs of aging can be prevented when you give your skin the right ingredients.
Our Miracle 7-in-1 Primer may be most known for promoting foundation wear, but it’s also filled with anti-aging ingredients. Licorice extract contains glycyrrhizin, a unique, potent antioxidant that’s known to help reverse signs of aging caused by sun damage and free radicals, while centella asiatica helps support firmness and elasticity in the skin.
For your foundation, treat your skin to the peptide complex found in our Deluxe Creme Foundation, and revel in the luxurious nourishment brought on by goji extract, avocado extract, and gold minerals that give your skin a natural, healthy-looking glow. For even more vibrance, go in with our Feeling Loved Illuminator.
At the end of the day, make sure to gently cleanse your skin, tone, and treat your skin with some concentrated anti-aging properties. In comes our Sleep & Renew Serum. This first-of-its kind, exceptionally potent serum uses AHAs to gently exfoliate and fade signs of aging, while the powerful antioxidants found in apple fruit and papaya extract help reverse signs of aging caused by sun and free radical damage.
Follow up with an ultra-hydrating moisturizer, and sweet dreams.
Skin Issue: Acne-Prone
When your skin is acne-prone, it can feel as though any little thing can break your skin out, and we feel your pain!
When we created our line of products, we did it with acne-prone women in mind, so you can rest assured that our formulas are suitable for your skin. Our silicone-free Perfect 10 Primer is loaded with ingredients known to help soothe the skin, like calendula and aloe. And with its lightweight consistency, Perfect 10 helps hydrate the skin without clogging pores.
And when you want to give your skin a blurring effect with some coverage, our talc-free Perfecting Crushed Foundation absorbs excess oil with high-impact minerals, creating a non-irritating pigment. And to help keep your skin comfortable, this long-lasting foundation uses vitamin e, moringa oleifera extract, and grape seed extract.
For your evening skincare routine, make sure to utilize a clarifying cleanser, and follow up with an astringent toner. Then, replenish your skin with some much-needed nutrients.
Our Sleep & Renew Serum is a highly potent, fermented formula that penetrates your skin to deliver its nourishing benefits. Niacinamide helps regulate oil production and minimizes the appearance of large pores, while apple fruit extract, papaya extract, and APAs like mandelic and glycolic acid help slough off dead skin cells to encourage turnover, revealing skin that’s glowing and clearer.