Who doesn’t love conveniently getting an entire routine in one, rather than investigating each product one by one, wondering how well they’ll work together? Certainly not us! That’s why we’ve updated our five skin type bundles to make sure your routine is as effective as can be. The easiest way to know which bundle is best for your skin type is by taking our Skin Type Quiz! However, I will deep dive into what makes each bundle so amazing, so let’s jump in…Or you can use this little list of contents to jump down to your skin type!
Skin type: Normal
If you’re not particularly afflicted with common skin concerns, like blemishes or fine lines, but still want to maintain a healthy complexion, we’ve got the bundle just for you! With ingredients that focus on keeping balance and protecting and brightening your complexion, these four daily products have your back from morning to night.
Start your day, or your evening routine, with the freshness of our Peppermint Daily Cleanser, targeting any pore clogging bacteria. Next up, tone your skin with Niacinamide Daily Toner, which helps to both reduce any inflammation or irritation (perhaps from the weather, or dust or dirt particles in the air), and restore balance to your skin. Follow with the Seaweed Peptide Eye Gel to lift and brighten the area around your eyes, protecting against fine lines. Finally, apply Ginger Root Daily Moisturiser to seal in all those good actives, whilst protecting your skin against pollution, skin damage, and dullness.
Want to add something else to your regime? Add Zinc PCA Facial Serum to reduce oiliness or blemishes, Hyaluronic Acid Facial Serum for a moisture boost, or Peptide Facial Serum to address any signs of ageing, like fine lines.
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Skin type: Oily and Blemish Prone
For all my oily skin type buddies out there, this bundle is all about balancing your oil levels (which means not veering into moisture-stripping and drying out territory), and helping to remove all the nasties that are clogging your pores, resulting in spots and blemishes. The Blemish Buster is here to support your skin, by working with its natural processes to find a happy medium where breakouts aren’t welcome!
Begin by cleaning away any oil build up with the Peppermint Daily Cleanser. Its antibacterial properties will help balance stressed areas of skin, deeply cleansing so you immediately feel fresh. Use the Activated Charcoal Face Mask twice a week for a complete deep pore cleanse. The Charcoal draws impurities and toxins from your complexion, fighting those pesky blackheads, whilst the Bentonite absorbs excess oils. Follow with the Niacinamide Daily Toner to find balance and hydration, protecting the sensitive areas with Aloe Vera, and helping reduce signs of redness. It’ll also do a good job of removing any leftover impurities so you know nothing is going to irritate your skin and promote a breakout. To finish, pat on a layer of Zinc PCA Facial Serum, which teaches your skin cells to chill out on the excess oils throughout the day and helps to tone and even out your skin, and provides a little hydration too!
Some people with oily and blemish prone skin prefer to skip moisturising and instead get their hydration from lightweight and oil-free serums, but moisturising can be a great defence against skin irritants and pollutants in the air. Layer our Ginger Root Daily Moisturiser for protection, especially against UV related damage and uneven skin tone or use the versatile Squalane Facial Oil to create a thin, noncomedogenic barrier and a gorgeous glow.
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Skin type: Combination
Combination skin requires a measured, balanced approach to keeping your face happy! The Beautiful Balancer does just that, with products that juggle hydrating, deeply nourishing ingredients, with those that control oil levels. If your concerns seem to jump from one skin type to the next, and you find it difficult to find products which can benefit your entire complexion, it’s time to find harmony!
Cleanse with our Hyaluronic Acid Hydrating Cleanser, a mild and naturally foaming cleanser which contains two types of Hyaluronic Acid; one to absorb deep within your skin cells for a boost in hydration and longer-lasting moisture, and the other to soften and smooth the surface layer of your skin. Because this hydration is so light, you don’t need to worry about your oilier areas – they’ll be nourished just as much, without the risk of breakouts! Twice a week, follow this with the Apple AHA Exfoliating Gel, our gentle chemical exfoliator which gives as good as it takes. The blend of alpha hydroxy acids exfoliate damaged or dead skin cells, allowing them to be easily washed away without any irritation. Dull skin? See ya. Dry patches and flakes? Sayōnara. Clogged pores? Au revoir. New, healthy skin cells come to the surface, and the hydration boosting ingredients in this gel give you super bright and soft skin! Then apply your Niacinamide Daily Toner, an avid multitasker. The Niacinamide calms irritation as well as improving the appearance of skin tone and blemishes. It’s the ultimate product for rebalancing your complexion. Finally go for the Hyaluronic Acid Facial Serum, which will deliver even more amazing molecules deep into the layers of your skin. Hyaluronic Acid draws moisture into your skin cells, so this ingredient is especially amazing if you feel that your dry patches just can’t get enough from moisturise alone. Oily areas need moisture too and can be a result of your pores overproducing sebum to counteract dryness!
Seeing as you’re already an all-rounder in skincare, don’t forget about your eyes and lips! Adding the Caffeine Eye Serum to your routine can help to brighten and tone your under-eye area, and the Seaweed Peptide Eye Gel can keep fine lines firmly at bay. We love a good lip oil, so the Liquorice Lip Oil can also keep your lips feeling soft, smooth, and plump. You’re absolutely equipped for the day ahead! If you’d like to add a moisturiser into your regime, why not try the lightweight 5-HTP Face and Neck Cream?
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Skin type: Dry
If your complexion has been looking dull, you experience flaky or dehydrated areas, or generally feel like your skin is lacking a little lustre, the Mighty Moisturiser is going to revolutionise your routine! Quenching thirsty skin isn’t just about slathering on the moisturiser, but finding the right ingredients which go straight to the source of your dryness, and protect against the environmental factors that seek to disrupt your skin biome.
The first step is to cleanse, using the super moisturising Grapefruit Cleansing Balm. Whilst this aromatic cleanser is great for removing makeup, it also cleanses away your other products and environmental irritants, replacing the bad with goodies like moisture boosting Squalane. Then to the dry skin holy grail, Hyaluronic Acid Facial Serum, which draws moisture into the dermis, replenishing your skin’s hydration and helping your cells to retain their moisture for longer. With regular use, you should expect to wave those dry patches goodbye! Moisturise with the Collagen Face Cream, our rich and luxurious moisturiser which not only conditions and soothes your skin, but helps to build new (springy) collagen for a plump and healthy complexion. Alternate the Super Food Facial Oil with the Collagen Cream, layer over the top, or apply once to twice a week, for all the repairing, nutritious and protecting benefits it affords! With brightening antioxidants in plenty, and overflowing with essential fatty acids and vitamins, Super Food is the ultimate rejuvenator. Don’t feel like you need to lather yourself with it, just a thin layer will do the trick, and can just be applied to those drier areas that need the most love.
If you love Super Food Facial Oil, and face masks, why not indulge in the Vitamin A.C.E Warming Gel Mask once or twice a week? Sharing in some of the amazing fruit oils, this mask is all about imbuing your skin with new radiance, improving elasticity, strengthening your natural skin barrier, and encouraging a healthy oil balance.
Shop The Mighty Moisturiser here 💧
Skin type: Mature
If your skin is starting to lose some of its youthful vibrance, or you’re worried about fine lines, lost elasticity, or another sign of ageing skin, the Rapid Rejuvenator does exactly what it says on the tin! We start losing the key moisturising and elasticity-promoting ingredients in our skin from our twenties, so it’s never too early to start introducing these anti-ageing focused products into your routine.
Wash the day away with the Hyaluronic Acid Hydrating Cleanser, which hydrates your skin as it cleanses. Hyaluronic Acid is one of those ingredients we lose as we age, so this product is helping to brighten and refresh your complexion, whilst saying no to skin irritating pollutants that can increase signs of ageing. Focus on your under-eye area with our Caffeine Eye Serum, with the easy-to-use rollerball applicator. Caffeine helps to boost circulation, de-puffing the skin and lifting dark circles, whilst the blend of Green Tea and Pomegranate improve the appearance of eye bags! The anti-age hero, Peptide Facial Serum signals to your skin cells to build new collagen, which is responsible for plump, elastic and healthy-looking skin, helping to revivify your complexion. The Peptide is combined with Hyaluronic Acid, making it a double whammy replenisher! Finally, moisturise with 5-HTP Face & Neck Cream to keep all of those amazing actives safe, whilst also improving circulation, smoothing out fine lines, and helping to repair UV related skin damage.
If you’re a makeup wearer, or are looking for a double cleanse routine, have a look at our Rosehip Cleansing Oil for your first step. With Vitamins A, B1, B2, C, D & E, along with some other goodies, this oil is great for repairing, rejuvenating, and illuminating your complexion!
Shop The Rapid Rejuvenator here 🌷
Skin type: Sensitive and Stressed
Our sensitive skin bundle got a serious upgrade! There are plenty of factors that can lead to skin which is sensitive, easily inflamed or irritated, or stress, but it doesn’t have to stay unpleasant! Whether it’s using 100% natural products, gentle oils and calming ingredients, or working to strengthen your natural skin barrier, The Skin Soother has you covered.
Gently remove makeup, SPF and impurities with Rosehip Cleansing Oil, a lovely blend of oils packed with vitamins and essential fatty acids which will rejuvenate and strengthen your complexion. Rosehip is known to help improve signs of damaged skin and hyperpigmentation, whilst Argan and Hempseed Oil deeply moisturise for long-lasting hydration. Follow with the Green Tea Daily Toner to calm and balance. The antioxidant rich Tasmanian Pepperberry is also anti-inflammatory, making it super soothing for red, uncomfortable skin. Apply the next calming product, our Chamomile Night Cream, to strengthen your skin barrier whilst you sleep. You’ll wake up with clear, healthy and even skin texture. For added protection, and moisture support, apply a thin layer of Squalane Facial Oil. This could be over your moisturiser, on alternate days, or a few times a week depending on your needs. Because it’s just one ingredient, and we already have a very similar squalene in our skin, it absorbs easily and doesn’t clog your pores, whilst helping to improve overall moisturisation.
Unfortunately, our lips can’t absorb moisture like our skin does, so if you find being outdoors, or the wintertime leaves your lips feeling as dry as your face, there is a solution! Add the Liquorice Lip Oil into your daily routine or have it handy to hydrate your lips deeply for softer, smoother lips.
Shop The Skin Soother here 🍃
Wowee! Well, I hope this has helped you narrow down your skin type needs and find the perfect bundle for you! To celebrate the relaunch, all of our bundles sold this week come with a free mini Q+A tote bag! It’s perfect to carry your skincare routine on-the-go, pop your lunch box in or stash in your coat pocket for an emergency. And don’t forget, you save £5 when you purchase a bundle, win-win!
Amy @ Team Q+A
eCommerce coordinator at Q+A and always has a tote bag handy for a sneaky pastry purchase 🥐