OILY / CLOGGED PORES / SEVERE BREAKOUTS ALL-OVER
Oily, problem skin requires a careful combination of AHA and BHA pore-cleaning exfoliants, along with antiseptic botanicals like natural Green Tea and Calendula to effectively reduce breakouts. This routine helps to disinfect, calm, control oil and clear clogged pores without causing irritation or drying out the skin. Your problem skin will be clear, more even-toned, healthy and balanced with fewer blemishes.
SYMPTOMS OF SKIN TYPE 1:
- Extremely oily skin
- Large pores on entire face
- Constant, severe acne (several new blemishes a day) all over the face, including blackheads and cysts
- Post-blemish red/dark scars that linger
- Will break out from heavy oils or pore-clogging ingredients
- Wants clearer and smoother skin
If you are unsure about your skin type, be sure to take our online Skin Type Quiz and get the answers you’re looking for in just a few clicks!
RECOMMENDED COLLECTIONS EXCLUSIVELY FOR SKIN TYPE 1
Keep Clear Cleanser - formulated to reduce acne, bumps, blackheads and clogged pores while lifting away red discolouration and scarring left over from blemishes. This non-drying, sulfate-free, deep pore cleansing gel face wash for sensitive skin uses a powerful blend of salicylic, lactic and glycolic acids along with gentle biodegradable jojoba beads for effective exfoliation and incredible smoothing—without leaving the skin feeling tight, dry or irritated. The result? Clearer-looking skin with fewer breakouts and clogged pores.
B Strong - An oil-free serum to reduce visible sensitivity and prevent the appearance of acne by strengthening the skin's immune system from within to address the underlying cause of the breakout cycle. Many blemish products only focus on treating breakouts topically with drying and irritating ingredients, but very few focus on acne prevention from inside out. With continued use, this advanced formula will restore a healthy, hydrated balance to reveal clearer skin with fewer visible blemishes and scarring. The result? Clear, even-toned skin with reduced sensitivity
Keep Clear A/B Serum - uses a powerful blend of time-released Lactic, Glycolic and Salicylic Acids to clear clogged pores, lift blemish scarring and red marks, lessen oil production and reduce acne-causing bacteria—without causing irritation. Pores will be cleaner and appear less bumpy and you'll see a dramatically noticeable improvement in your skin's clarity and texture with continued use. Ideal for even the most sensitive skin types. The result? Smoother, clearer and more even-toned skin with fewer visible blemishes.
Keep Clear Lotion- Daily Mattifying Solution is an advanced treatment lotion and mattifying primer that corrects and regulates sebum to visibly reduce excess oil and shine while preventing the formation of clogged pores, bumps and breakouts. This formula uses the perfect blend of natural anti-bacterial and anti-inflammatory ingredients along with comforting hydrators to keep the skin balanced, clear and with fewer visible blemishes. The result? Clearer, calmer skin with less visible oil
Keep Clear Peel - a multi-action treatment that interrupts breakouts in their early stages by instantly reducing surface bacteria on the skin. This toner also helps skin recover more quickly from blemishes. AHA and BHA exfoliants help limit blackhead formation, clear clogged pores and lift away discolouration. The addition of a soothing, prebiotic sugar helps balance the skin’s microbiome, encouraging a healthy ecosystem where “bad” bacteria won’t thrive. The result? Skin will be clear, calm, smooth and hydrated.
THE SYMPTOMS OF SKIN TYPE 1
EXTREMELY OILY SKIN
This is someone who produces a lot of oil and may have larger pores. You may get very shiny and greasy throughout the day.
If your face gets shiny a couple of hours after washing your face, it might be because you used something too strong. However, a true oily skin type is when your skin is still oily and shiny, even while using gentle products. If you’re somebody who has to blot their skin and powder your face often, and you feel like you are very oily all the time, then you may identify with this skin type.
LARGE PORES ON ENTIRE FACE
People that have large pores on their face usually have oily skin. So, if you’re someone who has large pores in the t-zone and they extend out to your cheek area, then you might have Skin Type 1.
CONSTANT, SEVERE ACNE
This is someone who gets blemishes every day. These aren’t lingering blemishes that are still healing, but brand new blemishes that consistently pop up daily.
POST-BLEMISH RED SCARS THAT LINGER
Lingering red scars and dark marks post-blemish can also be a sign that you are a Skin Type 1. You don’t want to confuse this with new blemishes popping up because anyone will get red marks when that happens, this is about marks that linger.
BREAKS OUT FROM HEAVY OILS
You may be somebody that breaks out when using heavy oils or pore-clogging ingredients. If you have to be very careful with what you use because you feel like products break you and you get whiteheads and blemishes, this may be you.
WANTS CLEARER, SMOOTHER SKIN
If you want clearer and smoother skin but are someone that gets consistent breakouts and deals with excessive oiliness, obviously you want to keep that managed and keep your skin clear and even-toned. Our treatment recommendations for Skin Type 1 help address this.
TEENS & ADULTS UP TO 25 YEARS OLD
Typically, someone that is a Skin Type 1 will be in their teen years or up to about 25 years old. That’s not to say you can’t be a Skin Type 1 if you’re outside this age range, but this is the most common age range where you would be more breakout-prone.