Skin Care Glossary

Acne prone skin: skin that frequently experiences acne breakouts.

Antibacterial properties: to prevent the growth of bacteria on the skin.

Antioxidant: prevents skin cell damage.

Antiseptic: reduces the possibility of infection and bacteria.

Blemish: acne on face or marks on your skin.

Chemical exfoliant: acids that get rid of dead skin on your face.

Collagen: a protein that your body produces. It plays an essential role in the structure and function of skin, cartilage, bones, and connective tissue. It’s what makes your skin ‘bounce back’.

Combination skin: your skin may be normal in some but oily in others, particularly the T zone (forehead, nose and cheeks).

Comedogenic: a product that includes ingredients that will clog your pores.

Cream: A thicker licked designed to hydrate your skin, great for those who suffer from dry skin.

Decollete area: the neck and chest.

Dehydrated skin: will show up as a lack of radiance and comfort with intense, persistent tightness.

Double cleansing: involves washing your face with two cleansers. Use one cleanser to wash off makeup and dirt from the day then follow up with a cleanser to address your skin type.

Dry skin: occurs when your skin loses moisture and hydration, this causes rough, and flaky patches of skin.

Eczema: is a condition that causes dry, itchy and inflamed skin.

Elasticity: your skin’s ability to stretch and then bounce back.

Golden seal: is a plant native to North America. Historically, indigenous communities used goldenseal for skin disorders, ulcers, fevers, and other conditions.

Hydrogelly facial: a jelly like mask that will moisturize and rehydrate your skin.

Inflammatory: inflammation of the skin caused by products or the environment.

Lotion: A smooth liquid designed to hydrate your skin.

Normal skin: is balanced, that isn’t overly oily or dry and no persistent acne.

Oily skin: happens when your oil gland produces too much sebum which can lead to your skin feeling greasy and having clogged pores, acne.

PCOS: polycystic ovary syndrome is a hormonal disorder causing enlarged ovaries with small cysts.

Petroleum jelly base: a mixture of mineral oils and waxes.

pH imbalance: if your skin’s pH balance is off you’ll notice symptoms of dryness, fine lines, wrinkles, inflammation etc. Use a toner to help balance your skin pH.

Retinol: increase cell production, therefore regenerating the skin on your face which can reduce fine lines and wrinkles.

Sebum: your body’s natural oils.

Serum: A light, easily absorbed oil or water based liquid.

Shine free: no appearance of oil on skin.

Skin barrier: the outermost part of the skin.

Stripping irritant: your skin will feel tight, itchy and sensitive.

Suppleness: skin that is soft to the touch and simply radiant to look at.

T zone: The area on your face containing the forehead, nose and chin.

Toner: is a liquid that cleanses the skin, minimizes pores and washes away dirt.