Normal to sensitive skin

Different skin types and concerns but one piece of advice

Normal skin
Combined skin
Sensitive skin

Normal skin

Normal skin has a strong and balanced skin barrier. The outer layer of the skin, the stratum corneum, functions well and protects you against external influences.

  • Balanced sebum production : Not too greasy and not too dry.
  • Fine pores : Barely visible pores.
  • Smooth texture : Soft and supple to the touch.
  • Even complexion : Few or no irregularities or spots.
  • Little sensitivity : Rarely suffer from irritation or redness.

Combined skin

Combination skin, also called combination skin, is a skin type that shows characteristics of both dry and oily skin. The T-zone (forehead, nose and chin) is usually oilier, while the cheeks and sometimes the jawline are drier or normal.

  • Oily T-zone : Shiny and oily forehead, nose and chin, often with enlarged pores.
  • Dry or normal cheeks : Less oil production and sometimes even dryness in the cheek areas.
  • Blemishes : Pimples, blackheads and acne are more common in the T-zone.
  • Uneven texture : Smooth and soft cheeks, while the T-zone can have a coarser texture.
  • Variable sensitivity : Oily areas are prone to breakouts, while dry areas can be prone to flaking and irritation.

Sensitive skin

With sensitive skin, the outer layer of the skin is damaged. Proper functioning of the stratum corneum is essential for healthy skin. After all, the outer layer of the skin consists of lipids – the 'cement' of the skin cells – that keep the skin in balance, regulate the moisture balance and provide elasticity and firmness. If the protective stratum corneum is damaged, the skin loses moisture and irritants and bacteria can enter. Sensitive skin is often the result of dry skin, but can also be hereditary. Environmental factors also play a role.

  • Redness, irritation and dryness , often due to cosmetics, skincare or weather conditions.
  • Burning or stinging sensation when applying products or when exposed to heat/cold.
  • Dry, flaky skin that causes discomfort.
  • Increased risk of allergic reactions to ingredients in skincare, cosmetics or environmental factors such as pollen.
Mild care, suitable for the most sensitive skin types

Self's products are 100% natural, vegan and contain no irritating or hormone disrupting substances. Aloe vera, shea butter, argan oil, coconut oil and macadamia form the basis of our range. They work in tandem to create pure, nourishing products that do not trigger sensitivity and deeply repair the skin. The mildness of the ingredients makes them suitable for all skin types, even the most sensitive.

100% natural and vegan ingredients

Suitable for sensitive skin

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Our advice, for your body


If you suffer from sensitive skin, it is best to wash your body with a mild soap without chemical ingredients. Harsh soaps will dry out the skin even more and cause irritation.

Our Body Wash is known for its mild but thorough cleansing. The formula contains a unique combination of rich essential oils that hydrate your skin long-lasting and intensely.

The Body Butter is a luxurious cream that deeply hydrates and quickly restores your skin. Suitable for use as an after-sun or for your hands and feet.


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Our advice, for your face

Less is more, especially when it comes to skincare. Too many products can disrupt and overload your skin barrier. Instead, opt for a simple and effective routine that gently cleanses, exfoliates and hydrates your skin - the three essential pillars for healthy skin.

The Facial Routine Kit consists of a cleansing milk, a pink konjac sponge and a nourishing day cream.

TIP: If your skin tends towards an oilier type, choose a black konjac sponge. This sponge contains charcoal, which absorbs excess sebum.


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The power of Self

  • Vitamin F, rich in essential fatty acids, hydrates and repairs dry, rough skin.
  • The high concentration of fatty acids protects the skin against dryness and other extreme conditions and has a restorative effect.
  • Allantoin and cinnamic acid help keep the skin healthy and beautiful and strengthen the skin barrier, just like Vitamin E.
  • Sterols retain moisture in the skin.
  • Protection against free radicals through a high dose of polyphenols (antioxidants).
  • Ferulic acid increases the effectiveness of other vitamins, reduces large pores and stimulates collagen production.
  • Vitamin A promotes cell renewal and together with vitamin E forms a powerful duo. Together they stimulate collagen production and improve skin elasticity, thereby anti-aging. In addition, vitamin E strengthens the skin barrier.
  • Salicylic acid reduces flakes, redness and softens the stratum corneum.
  • Lauric and Capric Acid form the natural protective layer of the skin and have an antibacterial and anti-inflammatory effect.
  • Vitamin B produces essential building blocks of the skin.

How do you care for sensitive skin?



Mildness and care
With the right habits you can bring the skin back into balance. Use gentle, natural care products that restore the outer layer of the skin and the moisture balance.

Go for a simple care ritual
Less is more. Stay away from complicated 10-step programs but care for your skin with carefully selected products that really make a difference.

Extra attention in winter
The seasons also play a role in the condition of the skin. In winter, the skin has a hard time and often reacts sensitively. Give them extra attention.


Aggressive products
Aggressive products with chemical additives and alcohol irritate the skin and damage the acid mantle. So not a good idea!

Foaming soaps
Foaming cleansers damage the skin barrier even more. Instead, cleanse your skin with a mild cleansing milk and rinse with lukewarm water. Gently pat your face dry. Rubbing hard will only stimulate sebum production.