Jenna Isherwood’s skin

Hey Jenna, here are some insights based on the answers you gave us when you took our skin survey. The answers you provided really helped us to perfect the product – Base Plus was made with you in mind.

Skin that looks dry

Dry skin is often confusing as there is a difference between (and a different approach for addressing) skin that lacks oils, and skin that lacks hydration. Dry skin types are ones lacking enough of the oils naturally produced by the skin, and so can typically look dry – this is commonly addressed by using moisturisers with high oil content (the higher up the ingredient is in the ingredient list of a product, the greater the amount used in a product). This is tricky however, if you also suffer from acne such as black / whiteheads.

Blackheads and whiteheads

Blackheads and whiteheads are formed when pores on the skin become clogged with dead skin cells, oil, or bacteria. The difference between the two is that blackheads are formed by pores that stay open, and if the pore closes, a whitehead, or closed comedone, will form.

To treat blackheads and whiteheads, people often use non-comedogenic skin care products (if their skin is too dry in appearance to use ‘oil-free’ ones), which do not clog the pores, and ones which contain ingredients such as salicylic acid (which works to unlock pores). Gentle exfoliation using cloths for example or mild chemical exfoliants such as AHAs and BHAs can help to prevent the build up of dead skin cells that could lead to clogged pores.

Lactic, salicylic and mandelic acids are often more gentle. Understanding your acne triggers is key – as it could be hormonal, diet-related, stress-related etc. This will support you figuring out the best way to help your skin. For severe acne, seeking medical advice is always advised.

We hope this information was useful and look forward to seeing what you create with us.