Skin Profiles

Quick guide to skin types

Choosing the right skincare products is easy with MiessenceFinding the right skincare products can be difficult.

Some are too drying, others are too oily.

So to help you find the one which is just right, we have a simple four question quiz.

  • After cleansing, how does your skin feel?

A. Normal or with a little bit of oil in the T-zone

B. Tight and dry

C. Hot and irritated

D. Oily

  • How does your skin look during the day?

A. Generally fine, perhaps with a little T-zone oiliness

B. Some dry patches and generally dull

C. A little red with some flaky patches

D. Somewhat shiny

  • How often do you experience skin breakouts?

A. Rarely

B. Hardly Ever

C. Occasionally

D. Quite often

  • How would you describe your skin texture?

A. Even skin tone, with fine to average pore size

B. May have surface capillaries

C. Can appear blotchy

D. Open pores, blackheads and redness

  1. MOSTLY A

BALANCING

  • Normal/Combination Profile
  • Even skin tone, with fine to average pore size
  • May have enlarged pores with T-zone oiliness and dryer areas on the rest of face
  • Occasional breakouts
  • Some blackheads

We recommend the Miessence Balancing range, the perfect blend of certified organic botanical ingredients for both normal and combination skin.

Miessence Balancing RangeThe Balancing range includes:

Marigold (Calendula) - Calendula is antiseptic and anti-fungal and contains hormone and Vitamin A percursors to help soothe, heal, and restore skin.

Chamomile - Chamomile extract has counter-irritant, anti-inflammatory and antiseptic properties.

Marshamallow - Marshmallow leaf (or Althea) has been used since ancient times as an antiinflammatory to soothe and heal the skin. Its name is derived from Greek, meaning healing.

Olive - Olive extract is a unique anti-oxidant from the olive leaf. It protects both your skin and the polyunsaturated oils in our products from free radical damage. It reduces skin damage caused by pollution and UV radiation, therefore protecting the skin from photo aging. It also improves skin hydration and elasticity.

St Johns Wort - St Johns Wort flowering herb is soothing, antiinflammatory

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  • MOSTLY B

REJUVENATING

  • Dry/Mature Profile
  • Needs extra nourishment
  • Some loss of elasticity
  • May have some dry patches
  • Dull complexion / no sheen
  • May have surface capillaries

We recommend the Miessence Rejuvenating Skin Essential Range with 100% bioactive ingredients especially chosen to nourish and add moisture.

Miessence Rejuvenating RangeThe Rejuvenating range includes:

Chamomile - Chamomile extract has counter-irritant, anti-inflammatory and antiseptic properties.

Gotu Kola - Gotu Kola herb is one of the reported elixirs of life, as is Ginseng. Gotu Kola is said to be useful for stressed skin, to heal wounds, dermatitis, inflammations and is a valued skin tonic.

Hops - Extracted from the strobiles of the female plant, hops is antiseptic, soothing, toning and astringent. It may also be effective against cysts.

Horsetail - It is an effective remedy for psoriasis, dandruff, eczema and similar skin conditions. It has also been praised for its ability to reduce swelling of the eyelids and heal wounds.

Nettle - Stinging Nettle leaf is said to increase micro-circulation of the skin. It stimulates metabolism and is used in the treatment of dark circles around the eyes.

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  • MOSTLY C

SOOTHING

  • Sensitive Profile
  • May have surface capillaries & flaky patches
  • Can feel irritated and itchy
  • Can appear blotchy
  • Allergic reactions are common
  • Flushed and red easily

Those with sensitive skin need special care for their skin, the Miessence Soothing range has been formulated to gently cleanse and moisturise skin prone to sensitivity.

The Soothing range includes:

Chamomile - Chamomile extract has counter-irritant, anti-inflammatory and antiseptic properties.

Horse chestnut - Horsechestnut seed is an excellent treatment for blotchy and sensitive skin. It helps to strengthen capillaries and is antiinflammatory.

St Johns Wort - St Johns Wort flowering herb is soothing, antiinflammatory

Witch Hazel - Witch Hazel leaf extract soothes inflamed skin. It is astringent and antiinflammatory.

 

 

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  • MOSTLY D

PURIFYING

  • Oily/Problem Profile
  • Can have oily sheen
  • Breakouts/blemishes
  • Congestion/clogging
  • Open pores, blackheads and redness

Problem skin is a problem no longer, Miessence Purifying range uses gentle, effective herbs that will leave your skin feeling soft, clean and fresh, without feeling stripped and dry.

The Purifying range includes:

Burdock - Burdock root has been used as a remedy against skin cancer in Chile, China, India, Canada and Russia. Herbalists praise it as an excellent remedy for acne and eczema. Burdock is said to restore the smoothness of the skin.

Echinacea Purpurea - Echinacea herb is used internally as a blood purifier. Externally, it helps speed the healing of skin conditions caused by acne, eczema and other problems. Firms and tones the skin.

Nettle - Stinging Nettle leaf is said to increase micro-circulation of the skin. It stimulates metabolism and is used in the treatment of dark circles around the eyes.

Plantain - Plantain leaf is said to soothe and heal many skin conditions. It is toning, an astringent (contracts skin tissues) and reduces oil secretions of the skin.

Witch Hazel - Witch Hazel leaf extract soothes inflamed skin. It is astringent and antiinflammatory.

 

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BALANCING (Normal/Combination Skin Profile)

  • even skin tone
  • fine to average pore size
  • some enlarged pores
  • some T-zone oiliness
  • occasional breakouts
  • some blackheads

Some herbs used:

  • Organic Calendula - soothes, heals, restores
  • Organic Chamomile - antimicrobial, calms, soothes
  • Organic Marshmallow - softens, revitalises, emollient, hydrates
  • Organic Olive Leaf - repairs, tones, firms, antioxidant
  • Organic St Johns Wort - moisturises, astringent, refreshes, tones
  • Organic Lavender - soothes, relaxes, regenerates
  • Organic Rosehip Seed - regenerates, moisturises, heals

 

REJUVENATING (Dry/Mature Skin profile)

  • needs extra nourishment, loss of elasticity
  • varying pore size
  • may have some dry patches
  • no sheen/dull complexion
  • can feel tight and dry
  • may have surface capillaries

Some herbs used:

  • Organic Gotu Kola - anti-wrinkle, anti-aging, heals
  • Organic Hops - stimulates, tones, dark circle treatment
  • Organic Horsetail - stimulates, tones, firms, anti-free radical
  • Organic Nettle – circulation enhancer, anti-inflammatory, astringent
  • Organic Geranium - tones, softens, soothes, balances
  • Moroccan Rose – anti-wrinkle, regenerates
  • Organic Avocado - moisturises, nourishes, softens
  • Organic Rosehip Seed - regenerates, moisturises, heals

 

PURIFYING (Oily/Problem Skin Profile

  • oily sheen
  • breakouts/blemishes
  • congestion/clogging
  • open pores
  • blackheads
  • redness

Some herbs used:

  • Organic Burdock - astringent, softens, soothes, purifies
  • Organic Echinacea - purifies, stimulates, calms
  • Organic Nettle - anti-inflammatory, astringent, strengthening
  • Organic Plantain - astringent, soothing, healing
  • Organic Witch Hazel - draining, astringent, anti-free radical, protective
  • Organic Tea Tree - astringent, regulates, repairs
  • Organic Lemon Myrtle - astringent, antibacterial, repairs
  • Organic Jojoba - nourishes, moisturises, anti-free radical

 

SOOTHING (Sensitive Skin Profile)

  • may have surface capillaries
  • can feel irritated, itchy and hot
  • can appear blotchy
  • may have flaky patches
  • allergic reactions common
  • flushed and red easily

Some herbs used:

  • Organic Chamomile - antimicrobial, calms, soothes
  • Organic Horsechestnut – decongests, drains broken capillaries, strengthens
  • Organic St Johns Wort - moisturises, astringent, refreshes, tones
  • Organic Witch Hazel - drains, astringent, anti-free radical, protects
  • Organic Carrot seed - regenerates, tones, heals
  • Organic German Chamomile - anti-bacterial, wound-healing and painrelieving
  • Organic Rosehip Seed - regenerates, moisturises, heals