There are so many foundations out there in the market and only so much time and space on your vanity table to spare. We hear you and are here to help simplify the process for you! Synergie Skin's makeup range includes 3 types of foundations, and whilst your choice of foundation will ultimately come down to personal preference, desired finish and coverage type, there are different benefits across our range that will help you select your next go-to.
Determining your skin type
Understanding your skin type can help you choose a foundation that not only enhances your complexion but also addresses specific concerns. Skin types are determined by the amount of oil produced by the skin and its level of sensitivity. These characteristics of your skin are generally visible, and are usually divided into broad categories, including:
Characterised by overproduction of oil, which can lead to a shiny appearance and increased risk of clogged pores. If you have oily skin, opt for oil-free or matte-finish foundations. Look for foundations that offer long-lasting coverage and control excess oil throughout the day. Matte foundations can help minimise shine and keep your skin looking fresh.
Typically, the T-zone (chin, nose, and forehead) is oilier due to the presence of more activity in the oil glands in that area, while the rest of the face may have normal or dry skin. For combination skin, choose a foundation that provides balanced coverage. Consider using a matte foundation in the T-zone (forehead, nose, chin) where oiliness tends to occur, and a hydrating formula on drier areas. This approach ensures an even finish without emphasising either extreme.
Considered the ideal skin type from a health perspective, it is well-balanced with adequate oil production and minimal sensitivity. This is the rarest (and most fortunate) skin type! Those with normal skin have the flexibility to choose from a variety of foundation formulas. A light to medium coverage foundation with a natural finish can enhance your complexion while allowing your skin's natural radiance to shine through.
Lacking in oil, water, or both, dry skin often feels tight, rough, and may experience flakiness or itchiness. Opt for hydrating and moisturisng foundations that provide a dewy or satin finish. These foundations can help add a luminous glow to dry skin and prevent a cakey appearance. Look for formulas enriched with ingredients like hyaluronic acid to boost hydration.
Reactive to external triggers and easily irritated, sensitive skin may exhibit redness, stinging, or a tendency to develop rashes. Sensitive skin may also be dry due to flaking and water loss. If you have sensitive skin, choose foundations that are hypoallergenic and free from potential irritants. Mineral-based or gentle, fragrance-free foundations can help minimize the risk of skin reactions and redness.
Mature skin benefits from foundations with a lightweight, buildable formula that doesn't settle into fine lines and wrinkles. Look for foundations with hydrating properties and a radiant finish to provide a more youthful appearance.
Looking for more information on skin types and skin conditions? Read our blog: What Skin Type Am I?