Skin types are a tricky one. Did you know that up to 40% of people misdiagnose their skin type and as a result keep trying the wrong products? There is also the mix up between skin types and skin conditions. Skin types are pretty much the description of how and why your skin looks, feels and behaves as it does. The four most common skin types are normal, dry, oily and combination skin. Skin conditions, on the other hand, can refer to temporary conditions of the body. Conditions occur in many different skin types and include dehydration, dryness, sun damage, hyperpigmentation, wrinkles and acne, among other skin conditions.
Whilst skin types are pretty much stable, skin conditions change depending on external influences such as the weather, pollution (free radicals), sun exposure, skin care routine, indoor heating, air-conditioning, but also because of internal influences such as dietary changes, hormonal fluctuations, skin disorders (rosacea, psoriasis etc.). As a result of these fluctuations, what your skin needs from a skin care routine changes sometimes even from day to day (think about that dehydration that follows the morning after a great party). Defining a skin care regimen is therefore not a one-off.
When developing Abloom we set out to create a range of products that would be 100% pure, highly nutritious, uncomplicated and simply the best. We wanted to create products so loaded with goodies (think vitamins, minerals, antioxidants, humectants etc) that your skin can take from them what it needs. That is why on average we use 22 different ingredients in one product, and we put 2 x but more often up to 4 x the scientifically required dose to get the best results. We also developed a range of products that allow you to build in some flexibility without having to overpopulate your bathroom cabinet with 10s of potions, lotions and serums.
So, what we recommend is to find a base regimen that works for you. Based on the most common skin concerns we have identified 6 regimens that may serve as a starting point. Per regimen we have listed our hero products. Start with those and build from there. If you like the result, there is a more extensive regimen you may want to consider.
One last comment on our range. No matter what your skin condition is, we invariably recommend our Miracle Treatment Oil. This product is a true genius. Natural cold-pressed oil mixed with 22 different ingredients make it a true miracle worker. And it scores a 10 out of 10 on the flexibility scale. Easily dial your regimen up by adding a few drops of oil mixed with a cream or apply it as a last step to lock in serums or moisturizers.