What is My Skin Type?



Understanding skin type is key

Understanding your skin type is the first step in achieving healthy, glowing skin. We all have unique skin types as individuals, which can be grouped into four main categories: oily, dry, combination, and normal. In this article, we will guide you on how to identify your skin type and provide you with the best skincare products and tips to achieve the perfect balance for your skin.


Determining your skin type is easy. First, wash your face with a mild cleanser, pat dry, and wait for an hour without applying any product. Then, take a look at your skin and see if it falls into one of the following categories:

Skin Types Inaya Zanzibar Oily


You might have oily skin if you see a shine all over your face, noticeable pores in your T-zone (forehead, nose, and chin), and your skin feels supple. Even if oily skin is well-hydrated and protected, it might still be prone to breakouts.

We believe oil is your friend, if the natural state of your skin is oily then trying to remove all oil (sebum) from it only makes your skin produce more of it to try and balance itself. Therefore, the more you feed your skin with good quality oil-based skin care products, the less sebum your skin will need to produce in order to be balanced and healthy.

The gentle exfoliation and antibacterial properties of our Clove soap make it a fantastic choice for oily skin. While the Argan & Baobab Day Cream and Ximenia & Ylang Night Serum hydrate without leaving a greasy behind. Once a week, the Acacia & Rhassoul Mud Mask is ideal for cleansing and tightening pores.

Skin Types Inaya Zanzibar Combination


You can have combination skin if you have both areas of dry skin and parts of oily skin. Typically, the T-zone is oily whereas the cheeks are dry. Utilize solutions that are designed for both dry and oily skin types to balance out your complexion. 

For gentle cleansing without damaging the skin’s natural oils, use our Neem & Macadamia Cleansing oil. Additionally, our Aloe & Lemongrass Toner is perfect for hydrating and balancing the skin. Apply our Argan & Baobab Day cream last for a regenerating and radiant complexion.

Skin Types Inaya Zanzibar Dry


You might have dry skin if it feels tight, flaky, and rough. A lot of moisture and hydration are required for dry skin, especially if you are exposed to weather elements like wind or sunlight. 

Products we recommend are the Aloe and Lemongrass toner to hydrate and soothe the skin as well as our Avocado & Mongongo Face Polish; ideal for exfoliating dead skin cells. For a complete moisture lock, finish with our rich Ximenia & Ylang night serum.

Skin Types Inaya Zanzibar Normal


You can have normal skin if it does not feel oily or dry. Regardless of what you apply to it or how often you expose it to the elements, normal skin looks healthy and balanced. 

For continued maintenance of your skin we recommend our Avocado & Mongongo face polish to exfoliate followed by our Acacia & Rhassoul mud mask to tighten up those pores. 

Apply our Argan & Baobab Day cream towards the end for hydration and a radiant complexion. Lastly, don’t forget to use our Passion fruit & Rose lip balm to hydrate your lips.


No matter what type of skin you have, our selected African grown botanicals, oils, and essences whenever possible, organic and wild-harvested ingredients used in our products have you covered. Here are our top picks for each skin type:


For oily skin, we recommend our Clove soap, which is gently exfoliating and antibacterial. The Acacia & Rhassoul mud mask is perfect for cleaning and tightening pores. Moisturize with our Argan & Baobab Day cream and intensely nourish with our Ximenia & Ylang Night serum.


For combination skin, try our Neem & Macadamia Cleanser to balance out the skin. Follow up with our Aloe And Lemongrass Toner to calm and hydrate your skin. Finish off with our Argan & Baobab Day cream for a glowing complexion.


Dry skin needs extra hydration and moisture. Use our Avocado & Mongongo Face Polish at least once a week to remove dead skin cells. Follow up with our Aloe and Lemongrass toner and finish off with our rich Ximenia & Ylang night serum for a total moisture lock.


For normal skin, our top pick is the Avocado & Mongongo face polish, followed by our Acacia & Rhassoul mud mask. Moisturize with our Argan & Baobab Day cream and don’t forget to moisturize your lips with our Passion fruit & Rose lip balm.


In conclusion, understanding your skin type is the key to achieving healthy, glowing skin. By identifying your skin type and using the right products, you can maintain a balanced and nourished complexion. Our natural, organic skincare products are specially formulated to target specific skin types and provide the best care for your skin. So don't wait, take the first step towards beautiful skin and try our products today! And remember, don't forget that regular exfoliation, hydration and a healthy diet will also make a big difference in the appearance of your skin.

Our natural, organic skincare products are specially formulated to target specific skin types and provide the best care for your skin. So don't wait, take the first step towards beautiful skin and try our products today!

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