Discover the best product offerings made just for your skin type.
Skincare, like soulcare, is unique. (You’re one of a kind, after all!) There is no one-size-fits-all ritual to nourish your skin and nurture your soul — So how do you determine which product offerings are best for you?
One way to simplify your search is to know your skin type and build a ritual around it — resident skincare expert Dr. Renée Snyder taught us the importance of an effective skincare ritual. Your skin type reveals what your skin craves and seeks when it comes to cleansing, hydration, and repair. These characteristics can change with time depending on age, environmental conditions, hormonal changes, etc.
6 SKIN TYPES TO KNOW
When considering your skin type, there are six main descriptors:
Normal: This is the most balanced skin type. Not too dry or too oily, normal skin has little to no blemishes, barely visible pores, and isn’t overly sensitive to most skincare ingredients.
Delicate: Delicate skin is easily irritated by certain ingredients and environmental factors. Itchiness, redness, dryness, and burning can be common symptoms.
Oily: Oily skin types tend to overproduce oil — specifically, sebum. Sebum is known as a naturally occurring oil that can lubricate and protect the skin, but hormonal changes, genetics, and environmental factors can cause excess sebum. This can lead to clogged, enlarged pores, coarse skin texture, and breakouts.
Combination: This skin type gets the best (and worst) normal, dry, and oily skin. Typically, the T-zone (forehead, nose, and chin) is oily, while the cheeks are dry or normal. This can make it hard to find offerings supporting all skin areas.
Dry: Contrary to oily skin, dry skin can underproduce sebum. This can make it difficult for moisture to retain, making skin tight, flaky, and itchy. Cold weather, low humidity, hot showers or baths, harsh soaps or detergents, and certain medical conditions can cause dry skin.
Mature: Maturing skin is thought to become thinner, less elastic, and drier. Wrinkles, fine lines, and age spots can become more prominent, while the skin can become more susceptible to bruising and tearing. Mature skin may also lose its ability to regenerate quickly..
5 RITUALS TO MATCH YOUR SKIN NEEDS
To turn your daily habits into moments of personal ceremony, you need the right offerings. Each ritual takes you and your skin to the next level with derm-developed, efficacious formulas and soul-centered affirmations. (For that inside-out self-care.) Ready for your glow-up? Find your skin type below and discover the ritual made with you in mind.
1. SKINCARE ESSENTIALS RITUAL | FOR NORMAL SKIN
Because this skin type has the most balance, you can keep it simple and essential with the Skincare Essentials Ritual. This simple, soulful experience is a daily ritual that nurtures your skin in three steps:
Sealing in hydration with Alicia’s favorite anywhere, everywhere offering, our Comforting Balm.
2. SOOTHE + CALM RITUAL | FOR DELICATE SKIN
If your skin can be a little more temperamental, the Soothe + Calm Ritual for Delicate Skin might be more your speed. That said, there are tons of reasons why our skin could need a little extra TLC. That’s why we include a full list of ingredients on each offering. Take a moment to review them just in case an ingredient sparks a reaction for you. (FYI, we have a support team available to work with any concerns you may have via chat or email, so hit us up!)
Back to the ritual: It’s gentle enough to use daily and comes with four offerings:
Golden Face Cleanser, a soothing wash with ayurvedic turmeric, calming chamomile, and hydrating Manuka honey.
Radiant Eye Cream to help awaken your gaze with a fragrance-free blend of powerful peptides for repair and sunflower seed oil for antioxidant-rich moisture.
Comforting Balm, as the name implies, the multi-purpose body balm helps comfort your skin with a protective layer of rehydrating vital moisture. Camellia seed oil, rose of Jericho, avocado oil, and shea butter come together to help lock in hydration to renew dull skin.
3. BALANCE RITUAL | FOR OILY SKIN
Oily skin types, rejoice. There’s a ritual that will let your skin live in harmony without drying it out. The Balance Ritual for Oily Skin brings our key Golden Cleanser with three more balancing offerings:
Scrub and spot treat with our Be Luminous Exfoliator. Choose your texture with less or more water added to the fine power for deeper or lighter exfoliation.
Zinc PCA is the secret oil-tamer in our Promise Facial Serum. The combination of toning zinc and hydrating L-PCA helps control oil and reduce the appearance of pores.
Tackle your t-zone with a Harmony Face Mask treatment. Purifying activated charcoal helps to balance your skin’s appearance, and Manuka honey and gold foil can help to restore your radiance.
4. NOURISHING RITUAL | FOR DRY SKIN
For you, hydration is the name of the game. Your soulful pairing is with the Nourishing Ritual for Dry Skin. As the name suggests, you’ll be nourishing your greatness with a replenishing, hydrating boost daily (or whenever you need it.) What’s your moisture arsenal?
Nourishing Cleansing Balm can be used A.M. and P.M. For an elevated experience, make it a facial massage as you gently buff away a day of sweat, makeup, and other impurities.
While your complexion is still damp, apply Tranquil Essence to double up on moisture with the hydrating toner, inspired by Korean beauty’s most sacred skincare step.
Protect Your Light SPF 30 Daily Moisturizer helps to brighten and protect with squalane and niacinamide. (Sun protection is your skincare non-negotiable and blocks UVA/UVB rays that can damage and prematurely age skin.)
Which ritual is right for you? Let us know in the comments!