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Natural Skincare for Oily, Combination & Teen Skin

Natural Skincare for Oily, Combination & Teen Skin
There are many natural & organic skincare ranges that are targeted towards oily, combination and teenage skins. Typically, teen hormones are likely to contribute to oily/combination skin with pimples or acne. The mistake many seem to make with this skin type is to treat it harshly and expose it to ingredients which strip natural oils. If you are trying to manage oily and problem skin, my tips are -
  • Avoid products with alcohol, SLS and perfumes
  • Cleanse twice a day and remove every trace of makeup. 
  • Skincare should not make your skin sting or tingle, if it does this is likely to be a sign of irritation. 
  • Don’t fall for the marketing hype. You have to be in it for the long haul and maintain your routine, miracles do not happen overnight.
Digging into the archives I did write a post in 2011 (click here) in which I mentioned four free from brands aimed at teens - Amie Skincare, Young & Pure, Oy! and Good Things. These brands are still available but let me point you in the direction of some new suggestions.  Whilst my focus today has been teenagers, don't shy away from this list of brands if you are older with problematic skin, there are some suggestions for you as well.

Adam & Eve Skincare - a British brand which I first encountered at last year’s Free From Skincare Awards. This brand offers a cruelty free (Leaping Bunny trademark) range for problem skin.

Alva Natural Skincare - Alva Rhassoul has been developed as an acne skin care range for people with problem prone skin

Conscious Skincare - the Neutralize range caters for oil/problem skin as I have experience of testing the Gentle line I am more than happy to recommend this brand.

Elizabeth's Daughter - I first discovered this range in 2012 when I reviewed the Intensive Moisturiser. Products have been created for "youthful and sensitive skins" and the focus is "everyday practical needs and perfect for all teenagers!"

Lulu & Boo - I have always been a fan of this brand and they have four products in their problem skin/teenage category.

Living Nature’s Natural Being - When I started my “green journey” I was using products from this range and enjoyed them. Manuka honey and manuka oil have healing properties which makes them ideal ingredients for problem skin. 

Odylique - you all know I love this brand so they have to get a mention. The lemon & tea tree purifying wash and Spot On serum are suitable for teens or those with combination, oily or spot-prone skin.

Salcura - I have used and recommend their Derma Spray for Eczema but the Antiac range is targeted to “overcome a flare-ups or persistent moderate/severe acne”

Vanessa's Choice – under the category “Lily’s Choice for Teens” you will find a selection of different products chosen for teenagers

Problem skin is the opposite of my own but I do get readers looking for recommendations so I hope this list has been helpful. Let me know if you have tried these brands/products or if you have any other recommendations.



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14 comments:

  1. So many brand introductions! I have combination, acneic skin and have yet to have any major concerns about wrinkles, just prevention. It's nice to see that the green beauty has options for people of all ages.

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    1. I think these days with the growth in popularity, green beauty is pretty much like for like when comparing to "mainstream" brands

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  2. At 24 I still have what could be described at teenage skin. Back when I was a teenager my mum would buy me loads of cheap face wash (such as Clean & Clear) which made it worse. I did my own research and discovered gentle products are much better, but she never believed me lol! When I moved out and had my own income I began buying higher quality products with more natural ingredients it did so many wonders for me skin!

    Morag x
    www.moadore.co.uk

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    1. I shudder at the fact I was using face washes as a teen. I agree with you and for me natural ingredients just work in harmony with my skin, synthetic ingredients just don't work for me because I always seem to react

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  3. This is a really useful post. It's so weird when you transition to a natural beauty routine, and you realise that oils are your friend. :) I've just discovered Conscious skincare, and I'd really like to try some of their products. Xx

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    1. I'm pleased you found this help. Conscious is a nice brand so great to hear you are trying them out :)

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  4. Nice picks - I really like Salcura products, I'm going to check out the Derma spray x

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    1. Derma spray is especially nice in warmer weather when skin is feeling overheated :)

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  5. I have problem skin that flares up every so often so I've saved this post - very useful, thanks Sarah!!
    Rach xx

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    1. Glad you have found it useful Rach :)

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  6. I haven't tested any brands mentioned in this post yet, but would love to. I am currently testing out Daily Detox Cream (with Palmarosa & Tea Tree) from Bloom Remedies and it's fantastic. It definitely helps to improve my skin and since I've been using it I get less breakouts.
    I am currently trying to find the best summer facial moisturizer for combination and problem skin and have bought quite few samples for this reason. I am yet to test Rebalancing Day Cream from Pai, Nourish Balance Essential Moisturiser and Dr. Hauschka Melissa Day Cream.
    I will write about all these products on my blog at some point.
    Petra

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    1. Great to hear you have found some products that work for you. I've tried different products from the brands you mention, they are all good brands that can be relied upon :)

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  7. Salcura antiac cleansing gel is my holly grail! I'm sure even normal skins would love it, especially in summer. I massage it on my dry skin and then wash off.

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    1. Lovely to get your feedback on the Salcura cleanser, I'm pleased to hear it works well for you :D

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