Back to Basics: Which SKIN1004 Product Is Your Skin Type Match?

Each of us is unique, and our skin is no different. Not all skincare is going to work with all skin types, making tracking down your perfect products that little bit more complicated. We're all on the hunt for our holy grail skincare; those dependable routine staples that you repurchase as soon as your stash looks a little low. Need some help on your quest? Lucky for you I'm here to bring you a handy cheat-sheet to help you find your SKIN1004 holy grail based on your skin type! 


Normal Skin


  • Skin that isn't too dry, but isn't too oily either.
  • The complexion is clear and even-toned. 

People with normal skin may not have problem areas they are trying to keep under control, however, that doesn't mean that skincare shouldn't be a high priority. While your skin may not produce excess sebum or flake on the daily, external factors can still be a source of harm to the long-lasting health of your skin. 

That's why your holy grail product is...

Madagascar Centella Air-Fit Suncream Plus 50+!

Our Air-Fit Suncream is must-have in protecting the skin against the harshest of our external irritants: the sun! The suncream works to block harsh UV rays while the potent centella asiatica extract repairs any damage to the skin barrier. The ingredients gentle for sensitive skin, while also brightening any dark spots. What makes our suncream more unique than most in your local drugstore is the tinted formula, meaning that no white cast is left behind on the skin for a more natural finish and stress-free experience. Maintaining the healthy condition of the skin is the main goal for those with a normal skin type, and suncream is the way to go!

Honorable mention: Is your skin normal, but sensitive? Try the Madagascar Centella Soothing CreamUse as the last step of your skincare routine to continually restore external damage to the skin barrier and reduce redness.


Combination Skin


  • Oily in some areas, particularly the T-zone, but otherwise normal or dry in others.
  • Prone to blackheads and shiny skin.

What makes finding products suitable for combination skin difficult is that the product has to work with all of your skin. No one wants the hassle of trying to cleanse only certain areas of their face with one cleanser before swapping to another for the rest. There's not enough time in the day for that! In this case we're looking for a product that will treat dehydrated skin while still allowing pores in oily areas to breathe.

That's why your holy grail product is...

Tone Brightening Boosting Toner!

Toners are a great way to mildly exfoliate skin without removing hydration from areas that need it. A perfect balancing act! This toner has a watery formula meaning that it is light and delicate on the skin and doesn't block pores in acne prone areas. The main function of this toner compared to the others we sell is its focus on brightening the skin, improving the look of dull tired skin without adding any oils. Your skin will be left looking more even by reducing the contrast between dry and oily areas. 

Honorable mention: The Madagascar Centella Ampoule Foam is an ideal cleanser for combination skin as it is effective in clearing away extra oils while still containing enough restorative ingredients to avoid stripping already dehydrated skin.


Dry Skin


  • Skin that tends to crack, peel, itch or irritate.
  • A dull, rough complexion.

What dry skin needs more than anything is moisture. A dehydrated skin barrier leads to dry, flakey skin that feels tight. Cleansing daily with products that are too harsh and stripping can often leave skin feeling uncomfortable, therefore a gentle cleanser followed by an intensive moisturizing routine is the best way to care for dry skin.

That's why your holy grail product is...

Hyalu-Cica Sleeping Pack!

Add this sleeping pack to your evening skincare routine for an intensive overnight treatment. After cleansing, apply a thin layer all over the skin and wake to silky soft skin. The pack contains SKIN1004's unique hyaluronic acid and centella asiatica extract formula known as Hyalu-Cica, which provides hydration deep within the skin's layers while also repairing the skin barrier to ensure it lasts longer. The formula also contains melatonin which is a reparative ingredient primarily active between the hours of 10pm - 3am. 

Honorable mention: Do you feel your skin getting tighter as the day goes on? Try carrying the Hyalu-Cica Cloudy Mist in your purse or backpack to apply a burst of moisture directly to the skin when you need a little pick me up.


Oily Skin


  • Shiny, oily complexion.
  • Prone to acne, blackheads and other blemishes.

Oily skin requires regular cleansing to remove extra layers of sebum from the skin and to clear blocked pores that lead to break outs. After cleansing the skin it is important to focus on repairing damaged areas which is why it is important to use products containing ingredients such as centella asiatica extract. Centella asiatica is known for its restorative properties which have been used in natural medicine for many years. Applying centella asiatica to acne prone areas can reduce scarring and other long-lasting damage to the skin barrier. 

That's why your holy grail product is...

Madagascar Centella Spot Cream!

Our spot cream contains 50% centella asiatica extract alongside other intensive moisturizing ingredients to provide a concentrated care directly to the problem area. The formula contains mildly exfoliating ingredients to strip away any dead skin cells or external irritants clogging the pores to encourage effective healing. The container has a narrow applicator to easy allow users to focus application on the specific areas that need it most.

Honorable mentions: For the ultimate restorative experience try the Madagascar Centella Ampoule which is made of 100% centella asiatica extract. That's it! Experience visible reduced redness and skin damage.


Have you tried any of these products before? Do you have any other SKIN1004 products that have become your routine staples? Let us know below!