Wondering where to start?
With oily and combination skin, we seek to keep skin clear, so we gently get to work on skin that appears dull or congested. We also seek to create ‘balance’ so that there’s enough oil to keep skin functioning beautifully, but not so much that pores become clogged and makeup doesn’t last; and not so little that the skin has dry patches. The aim is to have skin that is beautifully healthy, with minimal blackheads, whiteheads, dead skin cells or pollutants to diminish the effective function and beautiful appearance of skin. One of the annoying things about oily or combination skin is that it can still be showing the signs of ageing despite the skin being ‘well-oiled’ (so to speak).
All in all, can be quite confusing to know what what to choose first. We suggest that if you are starting by buying just one or two Y natural products, then you should make your choice by deciding what aspect of your skin is ‘bothering’ you the most.
As fate would have it, people with oily skin tend to have fewer lines than their dry-skin friends – lucky you! We think laughter lines are charming and don’t want to promote any sense of negativity about them. We do however understand not wanting them to appear in a rush! So if you’re becoming more conscious of lines around your eyes and a sense of your skin becoming less firm, particularly in the eye and neck area, and you want to take some simple, healthy measures, then:
- If you were to pick just one thing, we recommend 600 SMOOTH Anti Age Serum ($99). This was created specifically for the eye and neck area. It contains a special selection of oils, extracts and peptides which together help to promote collagen synthesis, maintain a firmer skin and smooth expression lines without needles or other surgical procedures. It’s quite active – you should feel some tingling and tightening of the skin from the first application! We wrote a blog post on this just a couple of days ago that gives a whole lot of info about this, our Hero Product and #1 Best Seller.
- OR If you’re keen to try a little more, then because 600 SMOOTH is worn under your day moisturiser, ideally you’d also get 502 HYDRATE Antioxidant Moisturiser ($79) which is jam-packed with antioxidants but nice and light in oil content. Perfect for oily skin!
DULL, CONGESTED SKIN WITH BLOCKED PORES, BLACKHEADS
This is the more common concern of people with oily or combination skin and fortunately we have the perfect things to help! Please note, if your skin is so oily that it is better characterised as problem skin or prone to breakout, refer to this blog post instead because you’ll find it more specifically addresses your needs.
- If you were to cut things right back to the bare minimum, we recommend 102 CLEAN Foaming Cleanser ($48) and 403 REFINE Skin Conditioner ($44). These two products both feature Rosalina, the relatively little-known cousin of the Tea Tree, used by Australia’s Indigenous people for thousands of years for its antibacterial, antiseptic, antiviral and other beneficial properties. These two products together make a fabulous start to helping oily or combination skin look fabulous.
- Ideally, if you are in the position to get an extra product or two, we recommend using 200 BUFF Marine Skin Polish ($60) twice each week and/or 302 DEEP Clay Mask ($58) twice each month. You really need to experience these to believe them. Absolutely brilliant.
Hope this is helpful! xo