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WHAT IS MY SKIN TYPE?

Your skin type is unique to you. Because your skin type is as individual as you are, we’ve got a range of skin care tips and advice to help you understand your skin type and products to help you take care of it.

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UNDERSTANDING YOUR SKIN

It’s not perfect, but that won’t stop us feeling proud of the skin we’re in. Whether your face is constantly thirsty, prone to breakouts or you could set your watch by that 4pm shine, your skin presents patterns, not problems. Whatever it does, own it. We’ll help you work with it.

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HOW TO IDENTIFY YOUR SKIN TYPE

Your skin is as unique as you are, but broadly it will fall into one of these four types: oily, combination, dry and normal. Want to know yours? Wash your face, wait an hour, then check in with your skin for these telling signs:

OILY SKIN

T-Zone come out to play every day at 4pm, no matter how much makeup you dust on? Welcome to the oily skin club. It means your skin’s loaded with moisture – great for guarding against dryness – but perhaps you notice your pores a little more around the nose, chin and forehead, or a few blackheads and pimples in these areas too.

COMBINATION SKIN

Dab your T-Zone. Does it feel a little oilier than the skin on your cheeks? Maybe breakouts huddle in this area too, while the rest of your face tends to be clear. This iconic duo is known as combination skin. It can take a little more time to fall into balance, but when you find what works for you, you can enjoy the benefits of two skin types rather than one.

DRY SKIN

If you’ve been fighting the urge to reach for the moisturizer since you stepped out the shower, or areas feel tight, rough or flaky, it’s highly likely you have dry skin, especially if you react quickly to environmental triggers like sunlight or wind.

NORMAL SKIN

“Normal” here is just another word for “balanced”, so when it comes to oil and moisture, your skin sits bang in the middle: neither particularly greasy nor particularly dry. Normal skin can still experience the occasional dry patch or breakout, but overall, it’s pretty tolerant to whatever you, or the weather, throw at it.

TIPS & ADVICE FOR YOUR SKIN TYPE

Whether you have oily skin, dry skin, normal skin, combination skin or anything in between, our top tips and skincare hacks have you covered.

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OILY SKIN

High on hydration. Sometimes shine has the upper hand over makeup, and the T-Zone notices blemishes and larger pores, but your skin’s doing a great job at protecting you.

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COMBINATION SKIN

More to love! You can enjoy the benefits of two skin types, with a well-hydrated T-Zone and little dryness to the sides.

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Skin Close-Up Dry Skin

DRY SKIN

Feast on moisture. Shine is rarely a struggle for you, but your skin can feel a little tight from time to time.

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Womens Face Skin

NORMAL SKIN

The Goldilocks of skin types: not too oily, not too dry. Yours can handle a lot without a hitch, but you can still give it some targeted TLC.

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TIPS & ADVICE FOR YOUR SKIN TYPE

Whether you have oily skin, dry skin, normal skin, combination skin or anything in between, our top tips and skincare hacks have you covered.

Body Shop Tea Tree Mattifying Lotion Tube

OILY SKIN

Our Tea Tree Mattifying Lotion is our ultimate shine-shrinker. An absorbent moisturizer that lends hydration while helping to keep grease at bay.

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Tub Of Bodyshop Seaweed Oil-Control Gel Cream & Lotion

COMBINATION SKIN

Make both sides happy. Bring combination skin into balance with the Seaweed Oil-Control Gel Cream & Lotion SPF 15.

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Bottle Of Bodyshop Facial Oil - Oils Of Life

DRY SKIN

Drink up! The Oils of Life™ Intensely Revitalizing Facial Oil melts into skin in an instant, reviving radiance with 3 precious seed oils.

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Tub Of Bodyshop Vitamin E Moisture Cream

NORMAL SKIN

Keep the peace with our gentle Vitamin E Moisture Cream. This lightweight non-greasy formula is a friend to all skin types.

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LOVED BY YOU

Don’t take our word for it – listen to the Body Shoppers around the world who have put our skincare solutions to the test. (Spoiler alert! They bought them, loved them, then bought them again).

All reviews taken from thebodyshop.com.

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OILY SKIN

Tea Tree Mattifying Lotion

"I used to suffer with oily skin throughout the day but using this as a primer before I put on my foundation has really kept the oil at bay.”

BECCAA97.

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COMBINATION SKIN

Seaweed Oil-Control Gel Cream & Lotion

“I have combination skin. Either a super oily T-Zone or it’s horrifically dry. There seems to be no in between. That was before I bought this!”

CLOFRANCES94.

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Bodyshop Oils Of Life Products

DRY SKIN

Oils of Life™ Intensely Revitalizing Facial Oil

“I'm no longer trying to hide my skin away. Will never be without this again.”

LARLEYH.

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NORMAL SKIN

Vitamin E Moisture Cream

“A little pot of magic.”

ALLCREATURESLOVER.

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TIPS & ADVICE FOR YOUR SKIN CONCERN

We’re proud we’re not perfect, but sometimes you need support to stand strong. If you’ve got blemished, sensitive, or dull skin, our top tips and tricks can give you the boost you need to live unapologetically you...

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BLEMISHED SKIN

Whether you want to embrace your blemishes or break up with them for good, we’ve got the caring tips and kit you need.

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AGE STRONG

Feeling good is ageless, so give your skin the nourishment it needs at every stage.

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Close Up Of Women Cheek With Sensitive Skin

SENSITIVE SKIN

Sensitive skin can keep smiling with our comforting care regimen.

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Close Up Of Man With Freckles Dull Skin

DULL SKIN

Boost, brighten and glow. Our radiance-revivers help make dull skin a distant memory.

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OUR SUGGESTIONS FOR YOUR SKIN CONCERN

We’re proud we’re not perfect, but sometimes you need support to stand strong. If you’ve got blemished, sensitive, or dull skin, our top tips and tricks can give you the boost you need to live unapologetically you..

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BLEMISHED SKIN

Target blemishes on the bullseye with our small but mighty Tea Tree Oil.

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The Body Shop Drops of Youth

AGE STRONG

Age strong. Our Drops of Youth™ Youth Concentrate helps bring bounce back to skin and is enriched with three plant stem cells.

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Pot Of Body Shop Aloe Soothing Day Cream

SENSITIVE SKIN

It’ll be smooth sailing for sensitive skin. Our Aloe Soothing Day Cream gently hydrates without a hitch.

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Pot Of Vitamin C Glow Boosting Moisturiser

DULL SKIN

A wake-up call for sallow skin, the Vitamin C Glow Boosting Moisturizer will help clarify your complexion.

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LOVED BY YOU

You said it. Here’s how our skincare solutions went down with Body Shoppers around the world.

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BLEMISHED SKIN

Tea Tree Oil

“Miracle worker.”

MEME81.

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Body Shop Drops Of Youth Product

AGE STRONG

Drops of Youth™ Youth Concentrate

“The oil is super soft and light on my face and leaves it feeling plump, healthy and radiant for the whole day.”

CAL93.

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Hand Holding Aloe Soothing Day Cream

SENSITIVE SKIN

Aloe Soothing Day Cream

“After a long and hopeless search for something that would help, this soothing day cream was my savior.”

BETH4NY.

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DULL SKIN

Himalayan Charcoal Purifying Glow Mask

“Gives amazing baby soft skin and flawless natural glow!”

LAURIANA.

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