Do you always struggle when you are shopping for skincare products? There is no point spending a fortune on products which are wrong for your skin. The key to developing a skin care regime is being able to analyse your skin type first. We are here to help and it couldn’t be easier. Here at Marco Benito we love the brand Origins. We love the brands ethics, its values and of course it’s products! So we have chosen some of their ranges and products best suited to you.

Take our 6 simple questionnaire and then just add up your score and check the list at the end to discover which of the skin types best suits you, and what Origins products are best for your skin. If you a mixture of answers then this means you are a mixture of skin types. Get your pens at the ready and here you go.

Question 1

How does your skin feel if you cleanse it with a facial wash/cleanser and water?

  1. Tight
  2. Smooth and comfortable
  3. Dry and itchy in places
  4. Fine-quite comfortable
  5. Dry in some areas and smooth in others
Question 2
How does your skin feel if you cleanse it with a cream cleanser?
  1. Relatively comfortable
  2. Smooth and comfortable
  3. Sometimes comfortable, sometimes dry
  4. Quite oily
  5. Oily in some areas and smooth in others
Question 3
How does your skin usually look by the middle of the day?
  1. Flaky patches appearing
  2. Fresh and clean
  3. Flaky patches and some redness
  4. Shiny
  5. Shiny in the T-zone
Question 4
How often do you break out in spots?
  1. Hardly Ever
  2. Occasionally before or during your period
  3. Occasionally
  4. Often
  5. Often – in the T-zone
Question 5
How does your skin react when you use a facial toner?
  1. It stings
  2. No problems
  3. Stings and itches
  4. Feels Fresher
  5. Feels Fresher in some areas but stings in others
Question 6
How does your skin react when you have applied a rich night cream?
  1. It feels very comfortable
  2. Comfortable
  3. Sometimes feels comfortable, other times feels irritated
  4. Makes your skin feel very oily
  5. Oily in the T-zone, comfortable on the cheeks
How did you score?

Now add up you’re 1’S, 2’S, 3’S, 4’S AND 5’S. Your Skin type is the one that has the majority of answers.

MOSTLY 1’s: YOUR SKIN IS DRY

Try the Moisture and Hydration range.This is great to quench skins thirst, replenish, repair, and rejuvenate dehydrated skin. We love the Drink Up 10 Minute Hydrating Mask With Apricot & Swiss Glacier Water.

MOSTLY 2’s: YOUR SKIN IS NORMAL

You are the lucky few. A great staple product is the Checks and Balances Frothy Face Wash. Broad Leaf Kelp Extract, Wheat Protein and Tourmaline keep skin perfectly balanced. The aroma of Bergamot, Spearmint and Lavender refreshes the skin and senses. Skin feels comfortably clean.

MOSTLY 3’s: YOUR SKIN IS SENSITIVE

The range for you is the Redness and Sensitivity Relief. Helps to soothe irritation, reduce redness and boost resilience. These are your sensitive skin saviours! The DR Andrew Weil for Origins Mega-Mushroom Relief & Resilience Treatment Lotion is one of the best sellers from this range so why not give it a go.

MOSTLY 4’s:  YOUR SKIN IS OILY

Blemish and oil control are the department for you. Eliminate excess oil with the Clear Improvement, Oil- free moisturiser with Bamboo Charcoal. This is perfect for all-day everyday oil- free hydration. The range offers products suitable for every skincare step.

MOSTLY 5’s: YOUR SKIN IS COMBINATION

A staple product for you is the High Potency Night-A-Mins Oil-Free Resurfacing Cream with Fruit-Derived AHA. This mineral enriched renewal cream renews and resurfaces skin overnight to reveal brighter skin in the morning. Vitamins, minerals and intense hydrators fortify skin whilst you sleep. You’ll love the tension releasing essentials.