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PELLU SKIN TYPE CHART

Your skin is unique, just like you. Skin type categories don’t always perfectly, but they can help you find the right products. Feel free to share with friends.


Download and print this handy chart. In each row, circle the description that sounds like your skin. The column with the most circles is your closest skin type.


Note the Pellu Natural Beauty System that we recommend for you. If you currently have the wrong products for your skin, please contact the Pellu Customer Happiness Team who will be happy to help.


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Oily Combination
Oily / Normal
Oily / Dry
Normal Combination
Normal / Dry
Dry / Very Dry
Pore size Large pores (open or clogged) Large pores (open or clogged) Small or barely visible Small or barely visible Almost Invisible
Pimples and or Blackheads Severe, frequent or occasional Frequent or occasional Occasional Occasional Rare
Oil Oil transfers onto blotting paper easily
Skin is noticeably shiny and oily
Oil transfers onto blotting paper
Shiny and oily in specific areas (such as T-zone), but other areas are normal or dry
No oil transfers onto blotting paper No oil transfers onto blotting paper No oil transfers onto blotting paper
Dryness Possible if using anti-acne products or alcohol-based cleansers & toners Possible if using anti-acne products or alcohol-based cleansers & toners Not usually dry Slightly dry
May be drier in winter
Dry all year round
May have flaky patches
Bare skin (no product) Comfortable Comfortable in areas May feel tight Tight Tight
Texture Shiny, thick, or dull Soft, elastic, supple, smooth Dull, may be rough
Wrinkles (if applicable) Fewer wrinkles, but they tend to be deeper Lots of surface wrinkles
Recommended Pellu® Natural Beauty System™ for you Click Here to View Your Natural Beauty System for Oily Skin Click Here to View Your Natural Beauty System for Oily Skin Click Here to View Your Natural Beauty System for Normal Skin with Gel Cleanser Click Here to View Your Natural Beauty System for Normal Skin with Cream Cleanser Click Here to View Your Natural Beauty System for Dry Skin

Do you have the right Pellu products for your skin?


Please contact the Pellu Customer Happiness Team with any questions.


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A NOTE ON SENSITIVE SKIN, ECZEMA, ALLERGIES, ROSACEA AND PSORIASIS

Any skin type from oily to dry can be sensitive and prone to redness, rashes and irritation.


The current range of Pellu products is nontoxic, but it is not designed for sensitive skin, eczema, allergies, rosacea or psoriasis. This is because we use many different plant ingredients in each formula for their cumulative and synergistic benefits. We include tree nuts such as almond, coconut and shea. We also include natural fragance. Although most people find these ingredients gentle and soothing, skin conditions can react (and we don’t want that).


A NOTE ON ACNE

Acne happens when a pore gets blocked and the walls of the pore collapse, trapping sebum (oil). This blockage can lead to a build up of sebum, inflammation, infection with Propionibacterium acnes, and scarring in severe cases.


No one can agree on the cause of acne. Why do some people suffer while others don’t’? It is probably a result of multiple factors, including hormones, diet, skin irritation, climate, stress, smoking and poor skincare.


It is often (but not always) associated with oilier skin types.


Prescription drugs for acne include retinoids, antibiotics and steroid shots. Over the counter (OTC) acne products use ingredients that are antiseptic, anti-inflammatory and/or exfolianting.


Please contact the Pellu Customer Happiness Team with any questions.


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Treatment How it works Side effects
Retinoids (e.g. Isotretinoin, Tretinoin) Exfoliates pores, increases collagen Irritation, dryness, redness, flaking
Antibiotics (e.g. Clindamycin, Erythromycin) Antibacterial Diarrhea, destroys good bacteria
Steroids (e.g. Cortisone) Anti-inflammatory Thinning skin, weakened immunity, insomnia, mood changes, sweating, headache, dizziness, nausea
Peroxides (e.g. Benzyl Peroxide, Hydrogen Peroxide) Antibacterial Destroys good bacteria on the skin
Irritation, redness
Free radicals cause cellular stress and damage associated with aging
Sulfur Antibacterial and exfoliating Dryness, burning, irritation
Triclosan Antibacterial and antifungal Destroys good bacteria on the skin
Resorcinol Removes hard, scaly or rough skin Irritation and may be an endocrine disruptor
Alpha Hydroxy Acids (e.g. Glycolic Acid) Exfoliates Safe a low doses
Irritation, redness, flaking
Beta Hydroxy Acids (e.g. Salicylic Acid) Exfoliates into pores, reduces inflammation Safe at low doses
Irritation, redness
Azelaic Acid Antibacterial
Reduces inflammation
Reduces keratin production
Itching, burning, tingling, stinging, rash
Tea Tree Oil Antibacterial and antifungal Irritation, dryness, redness, itching, swelling

When your skin is healthy it has a protective bioflora just like your gut does.


While we are used to the idea of digestive probiotics, we still regularly destroy the delicate balance on the surface of our skin.


The problem is that acne products don’t discriminate between your skin’s healthy, good, protective bacteria and the bad ones.


Acne products also tend to dry out your skin. This can leave your skin irritated, depleted of good oils and of much needed moisture, and (ironically) vulnerable to infection.


In contrast, your Pellu cleanser is very gentle. Your toner matches the natural acidity of women’s skin to help maintain your healthy bacteria.


Overall, Pellu aims to improve the appearance of your skin so you look healthy, glowing and vibrant.


Pellu products are NOT intended to treat acne or any other disease. They are not OTC medications, and we don't use the ingredients commonly found in acne products.


We prefer to cleanse and nourish skin to health in a gentle and long term way.


Please contact the Pellu Customer Happiness Team with any questions.


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