Choosing the Right ISUN Products for your Specific Skin Type

As a skincare brand with a conscience, we strive to handcraft products that are a blend of pure botanical and wildcrafted ingredients. We pride ourselves on the fact that our products are created without the use of parabens, phthalates and other chemical nasties that are harmful not just for the environment, but for your skin and overall wellbeing too.

ISUN’s award-winning pure wildcrafted skincare range is suitable for all skin types – Normal, Dry, Oily, Combination, and Sensitive skin. Regardless of your skin type, it’s important to maintain balanced skin, as the natural production of sebum in skin needs to be balanced, in order to achieve a healthy complexion.

We’ve put together a quick and easy guide to help you understand, determine and choose the right ISUN products for your specific skin type.

Here are the main characteristics of the five different skin types:

- Normal Skin -

• Even skin tone with no marks or blemishes

• Small pores that are not engorged or easily visible

• Doesn’t show signs of oily or flaky texture

Tips for managing normal skin:

• Be consistent with and follow the right skin care regime to keep your skin looking healthy

• Avoid using products that make your skin feel overly greasy or products that can cause excessive dryness

• Understand that your skin changes over time, so keep track of any noticeable differences and use the right products to manage these changes

Recommended products for normal skin:

• Effectively cleanse your skin of make-up and impurities with any cleanser from our skincare range

• Maintain healthy hydration with Emerald Sun Hydrosol Serum, and minimise the visible signs of ageing with our Radiant Light Facial Serum for a refreshed and brighter skin tone

• For added moisture, our Phyto-Antioxidant Moisturising Cream or Ultra Restore Facial Oil Moisturiser will help visibly minimise the appearance of ageing, leaving your skin feeling refreshed and revitalised

- Dry Skin -

• Tight, taut skin is a typical sign of dryness

• You may also notice scaly flaky patches

• Dry skin types have almost invisible pores

• You may suffer from premature wrinkles or skin irritation

Tips for managing dry skin:

• Use a gentle, nourishing cleanser

• Use lukewarm water, rather than hot to cleanse your skin

• Avoid products that have perfumes or alcohol as ingredients

Exfoliate your skin 2-3 times a week to slough off dead skin cells and aid absorption of the nourishing actives in serum and facial oil

• Apply Emerald Sun Hydrosol Serum immediately after toning your skin to seal in moisture

Recommended products for dry skin:

• You can start by cleansing with our Lemon Balsam Creamy Facial Cleanser with moisturising avocado butter and coconut oil to help remove make-up and impurities

• After cleansing, spritz your face with our quartz crystal infused Ormus Myst to revive and hydrate your skin

• Moisturise your skin with our skin-quenching Emerald Sun Hydrosol Serum to soothe, energise and hydrate, followed by one of our highest performing facial oil moisturisers, Intense Ultra Restore or Ruby Oil to richly moisturise skin and enhance your skin’s appearance with a radiant glow

• For age-defying benefits, apply Phyto-Infusion Serum after Emerald Sun Hydrosol Serum, followed by your facial oil

- Oily Skin -

• Greasy and shiny skin tone

• Excess sebum production

• Severe acne breakouts

• Visibly large pores

• Noticeable signs of blackheads, whiteheads and pimples

Tips to manage oily skin:

• Avoid harsh ingredients like benzoyl peroxide, as they have a tendency to dry out the skin, which then triggers your skin to work harder at producing more oil

• Avoid using harsh products like rough loofahs or face cloths as they can irritate the skin

• Use a light exfoliator to prevent a build-up of oil, which leads to blocked pores that cause blemishes and acne breakouts

Recommended products for oily skin:

• Cleanse, soften and moisturise your skin with our Purity Facial Cleansing Oil to help dissolve and remove impurities, excess sebum and make-up without clogging your pores

• Soothe and calm your skin by spritzing with Clarify Facial Mist

• Minimise the appearance of blemished skin, enlarged pores, and excess sebum on the surface of your skin with our Clarity Facial Serum, followed by our Sunstone Facial Oil Moisturiser – our lightest oil moisturiser with astringent herbs to help balance and support oily skin

- Combination Skin -

• Combination skin features two or more skin types on the face

• Can easily be mistaken for oily skin type, which is oily throughout and not just in certain areas of the face

• Typically presents with dry and flaky skin in certain areas of the face and excessive oil in others

• Shiny T-zone (forehead, nose, and chin)

Tips for managing combination skin:

• Finding the right products, especially when dealing with both oily and dry skin, is key to managing combination skin types

• Ensure that you choose an exfoliator that does not irritate your skin. 

• Always cleanse, tone and moisturise with the right natural products to help rebalance your skin

Recommended products for combination skin:

• You can start with our Lavender-Sage Facial Cleansing Gel that is purifying, refreshing and oil-free to remove excess oil and balance your skin tone

• Infused with skin-cooling cucumber distillate and rose oil, our Rose Cucumber Facial Mist will help balance and tone your skin, and help reduce the appearance of skin imbalances

• Minimise the appearance of dry skin and ageing effects with our Emerald Sun Hydrosol Serum followed by our carotenoid and antioxidant-rich Ultra Restore Facial Oil Moisturiser to balance your skin and minimise the signs of ageing

- Sensitive Skin -

• Exhibits characteristics of dry, oily or combination skin

• Shows signs of redness and irritation

• Is easily inflamed

• Can be caused by other skin conditions like rosacea or allergies

Tips for managing sensitive skin:

• Avoid harsh chemical-based skin care treatments

• Avoid adverse reactions by choosing natural skin care for sensitive skin

• Avoid using scrub brushes, washcloths or bath sponges to prevent further damage to your skin

• Keep your skin moisturised at all times by using natural products that soothe and hydrate

• Choose products that are non-comedogenic, hypoallergenic and fragrance-free

Recommended products for sensitive skin:

• Infused with a cooling blend of coconut oil and cucumber, our Coco-Cucumber Creamy Facial Cleanser is free of essential oils and will gently cleanse even the most sensitive skin without causing any irritation, leaving your skin feeling soft and soothed. 

• Blended with soothing, hydrating and nutrient-rich aloe vera and infused with soothing herbs and flowers, our Soothing Relief Face and Body Mist will help calm and soothe a sensitive or over-heated skin

• Moisturise and soothe your skin with our versatile Soothing Relief Balm, as a night balm, to help reduce the appearance of redness in sensitive skin types, leaving your skin calm and moisturised.

• For the day our Sapphire or Ultra Sapphire facial oil moisturisers will help minimise visible signs of ageing and support a balanced, healthy-looking complexion.

• And if you’re sensitive to essential oils, enjoy the natural aromas of unrefined oils with our Revitalize Unscented Facial Oil – a pure blend of vitamin and antioxidant-rich cold-pressed oils, for naturally healthy and radiant skin.

For a full list of our skincare range targeting your individual skin type, click on the links below:

Dry Skin Type

Oily Skin Type

Combination Skin Type

Sensitive Skin Type

In addition to choosing the right skin care products, it is important to ensure that you hydrate yourself, as lack of hydration can cause the skin to become dry and tight, which can lead to the skin becoming prone to wrinkles too. So make sure you drink plenty of water and stay hydrated!

If you would like any further information or advice on choosing the right products for your skin type, do not hesitate to contact the ISUN team via Twitter, Facebook or Instagram for a speedy reply, or email us at connect@isunskincare.co.uk and we'll be happy to help!

With love

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