What skin type are you?

Combination skin or dry skin? Unproblematic, blemished or sensitive skin? Every skin type has different characteristics. You’ll find all the important information to allow you to find out your skin type here.

Combination Skin

Skin type 1: combination skin

Combination skin takes its name from the fact that it is a combination of two skin types:

  1. Unproblematic skin: Often this is referred to as “normal” skin which is a term widely used to refer to well-balanced (not too oily and not too dry) skin combined with
  2. Oily, shiny skin, often in combination with enlarged pores & small blemishes

Combination skin shines and tends to develop small blemishes – especially in the so-called T-zone between the forehead, nose and chin. By contrast, the cheek area is well-balanced or sometimes even dry. Choose a care product that is specifically tailored to your skin type, in order to promote the restoration of the skin’s own moisture balance.

This is what combination skin is like:

  • oily shine 
  • tends to develop impurities in the T-zone 
  • the cheek area is more dry

Your T-zone needs extra attention

Tips for combination skin

  • Cleanse your skin thoroughly before applying facial care products.
  • Use lukewarm water instead of hot or ice-cold water.
  • Regularly use a moisturiser – a hazelnut-sized amount is enough!
  • Choose a product that is especially suited to combination skin.

Dry Skin

Skin type 2: dry skin

Does your skin look rough and flaky? Dry skin lacks moisture and lipids – i.e. fats. It is therefore less elastic, it is tight and, in many cases, tends to itch. It reacts to environmental influences in particular by becoming irritated. With special care creams, you can restore its moisture stores and strengthen your skin’s protective barriers.

This is what dry skin is like: 

  • tight and tends to itch
  • rough and flaky appearance
  • reacts quickly to external influences such as temperature

Your skin’s moisture balance is extremely important

Tips for dry skin

  • You can help your skin from within by having a healthy diet. Drink 2 litres of still water every day.
  • Day creams with sun protection factor protect your skin from UV radiation.
  • A serum is a perfect addition to your moisturising care.
  • Care products with natural oils relax your skin.



Unproblematic skin: Often this is referred to as “normal” skin which is a term widely used to refer to well-balanced skin (i.e. not too oily & not too dry). Skin is supple and soft and looks fine-pored. Even committing occasional beauty crimes won’t do it too much harm. But to keep its healthy appearance, even unproblematic skin needs moisture and protection! It’s important to develop your personal care routine!
This is what unproblematic skin is like:
  • soft, supple, pores are not pronounced,
  • unproblematic (i.e. no tendency for break-outs etc)
  • well circulated and elastic


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Your skin likes routine

Tips for unproblematic skin

  • Regular day and night care keeps your skin fresh.
  • Gentle exfoliation removes impurities and dead skin cells.
  • By gently massaging in your face cream, you will also boost your circulation.
  • Eye care: beautiful eyes will make your whole face sparkle.