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The majority of women are thought to have combination skin and most of us, at some stage in our lives, will experience it. It is characterised by a mixture of skin types on different parts of the face, with some areas feeling dry and others oilier. Typically, someone with combination skin has normal skin on their cheeks which can sometimes feel a little dry, especially in the winter months, and an oilier T-zone which can be prone to breakouts. Breakouts are also common for combination skin.

Our skincare advice and product recommendations


Use a gentle cleanser such as our Cleanse & Polish Hot Cloth Cleanser to remove daily grime and make up and help keep skin clean without stripping. It contains cocoa butter and chamomile to help dry areas and eucalyptus and rosemary to purify oilier areas.

Cleanse & Polish Hot Cloth Cleanser

Cleanse & Polish Hot Cloth Cleanser
I have always suffered with terrible skin which is oily/combination with regular breakouts of acne. I thought I had tried everything until I found Cleanse & Polish. I noticed a difference straight away, my skin felt softer and its so much clearer. I can honestly say this is the best cleanser I've ever used. Kim Wilkinson


Our Instant Boost Skin Tonic gently refreshes your skin and is packed with rehydrating aloe vera. A quick spritz with this tonic throughout the day can help boost moisture levels and keep any shine appearing on oilier T-zones to a minimum.

Instant Boost Skin Tonic

Instant Boost Skin Tonic


Choose a lighter moisturiser formulated for normal/combination skin (see our Skin Repair™ Moisturiser Normal/Combination). Even if your skin is oily in places, it still needs moisturising. Apply to drier areas of skin to start with, then lightly sweep in towards the T-zone.

You can use the same daytime moisturiser at night, or you can substitute your night-time moisturiser with a facial oil. Massage with certain plant oils last thing at night can help regulate sebum production in oilier areas of skin and lead to a more balanced, controlled complexion. The plant oil blend in our Superskin™ Concentrate for Night is very effective for this.

Skin Repair™ Moisturiser

Superskin™ Concentrate for Night

Skin Repair Moisturiser Superskin Concentrate


Exfoliating can help buff away dead skin cells, particularly effective in dry areas. Our Gentle Face Exfoliator is perfect for combination skin types. It contains cocoa butter and eucalyptus to both moisturise and purify and is ideal for use before applying a treatment mask.

A cleansing and purifying mask 1-2 times a week can also help keep skin looking clear. Our Deep Cleansing Mask contains green clay to help reduce oiliness and to leave skin feeling balanced and calm. It’s perfect for combination and problem skin – simply apply to your T-zone to reduce oiliness. If your cheeks are feeling particularly dry, apply our Intensive Nourishing Treatment Mask to help hydrate. Just remember to follow with your chosen moisturiser.

Gentle Face Exfoliator

Intensive Nourishing Treatment Mask

Deep Cleansing Mask

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For more detailed advice and treatments, or for expert skincare advice, help and personal service use our online Live Help.

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