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GLOSSYBOX Skincare: A Skincare Routine For Oily & Combination Skin

GLOSSYBOX Skincare: A Skincare Routine For Oily & Combination Skin
Emily Cotton
Beauty Editor4 years ago
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Whether you’ve gone all out glam with your makeup or you’ve spent the day fresh faced, oily skin has a way of causing havoc. However, an effective oily skin routine both morning and night, can purify your complexion and leave your skin feeling nourished and refreshed. 

So, why does skin get oily in the first place? Oily skin occurs when the sebaceous glands in the skin make too much sebum - the natural substance that protects and hydrates the skin. And with the pores on your nose and forehead tend to be the ones that appear oilier. 

Ingredients such as activated bamboo charcoal and Cornish clay are highly effective at deeply cleansing your pores and ridding your skin of dirt and excess oils. A combination of these skin purifying ingredients and more, the GLOSSYBOX Skincare range has those with oily (or combination) skin covered. Not only have we created 10 products that are simple, affordable, effective and made from high quality, active ingredients, but they’re perfectly tailored to your every skincare need too! 

While you can browse and shop our products individually, we wanted to make things even easier for you. So, we’ve bundled together the exact products that’ll work for your skin type (and we’re offering them to you with huge savings!). These sets have been launched based on subscriber feedback – Glossies wanted an amazing value savings and sets specifically tailored to skin concerns, so this is what we’ve made! 

Our Oily Skin Set will rid your pores of unwanted impurities. This cleverly curated bundle will purify and protect your skin with ingredients that will leave your complexion looking shine-free and visibly brighter. 

The Oily Skin Set includes:  

  1. Purifying Charcoal Cleanser  
  2. Night Serum   
  3. Hydrating Mist   
  4. Exfoliating Clay Scrub  
  5. 3-in-1 Moisturiser  
  6. Eye Boost Cream 

GLOSSYBOX Skincare: Oily And Combination Skin Morning Routine  

Step 1: Cleanse With Our Purifying Charcoal Cleanser 

purifying charcoal cleanser glossybox skincare

Though suitable for all skin types, this cleanser is the ultimate purifier for oily complexions. Its charcoal-infused formula will help remove excess oils and dirt from your skinleaving your complexion looking clearer, polished and intensely cleansed. One of our trialists said: 

“I loved this product! It offered a very gentle exfoliation with no harshness. It made my skin look visibly brighter and removed all impurities.”* 

*Based on consumer trial of 87 people. 

Why Our Purifying Charcoal Cleanser Works   

Activated bamboo charcoal, biodegradable exfoliation beads and peat leaf are the three key ingredients in our Purifying Charcoal Cleanser. Activated bamboo charcoal helps to remove any dirt and impurities that have built up on the surface of skin throughout the day. Capable of deeply cleansing pores and clarifying skin, this ingredient is effective at achieving a flawless complexion and fighting blemishes. 

Peat leaf aids your skin in feeling cleaner and more hydrated. This ingredient works to reveal skin that feels soft, smooth and supple, which can be beneficial to those with dry or sensitive skin. Finally, biodegradable exfoliation beads help to gently and effectively exfoliate the skin. 

How To Use The Purifying Charcoal Cleanser   

  1. Massage an almond-sized amount onto your damp skin using gentle circular motions for 45 seconds. 
  2. Rinse with lukewarm water. 
  3. Gently pat your skin dry with a towel. 

Step 2: Tone And Soften With Our Hydrating Mist  

GLOSSYBOX Skincare hydrating mist

After cleansing, you should always tone and refresh your skin. That’s where our Hydrating Mist comes in. Not only does it tone, prime and replenish your skin, but its refreshing formula will add an instant boost of hydration, making it look brighter and feel softer! One of our trialists said: 

“It feels so fresh on my skin, soaks in quickly with no greasiness, and smells lovely!”* 

*Based on consumer trial of 93 people. 

Why Our Hydrating Mist Works   

The key ingredients in our Hydrating Mist are hyaluronic acid, inca inchi oil and babassu oil, each of which has its own unique skincare qualities. Hyaluronic acid is a well known, and commonly sought-after, ingredient that has a number of skin benefits. Intensely hydrating, hyaluronic acid is ideal for hydrating and smoothing dry skin. Lesser known inca inchi and babassu oils also have great perks. Originating from the depths of the Amazon forest in Peru, inca inchi oil help replenish the suppleness of parched skin, while Brazilian babassu oil - which is packed with fatty acids leaves your complexion feeling soft and nourished. 

How To Use The Hydrating Mist   

As a toner: Spray three bursts onto your cleansed skin to tone your complexion. 

As a primer: Spray three bursts onto moisturised skin to prime before makeup application. 

As a refreshing mist: Spray three bursts onto your skin during the day as an extra hydration boost. 

Step 3: Brighten Your Eyes With The Eye Boost Cream  

GLOSSYBOX Skincare eye cream

As the skin under your eyes is thinner than the rest of your body, it is particularly delicate and therefore susceptible to drying out. On top of that, if you have dry skin, then your eye area will likely struggle to retain moisture. Using our Eye Boost Cream is an essential step.  

Its fast-absorbing formula will lock in moisture around your eye area, and make tired, puffy under-eyes feel deeply hydrated and look brighter. One of our trialists said: 

“I loved this product! It really brightened my eyes up and reduced the dark circles around them.”* 

*Based on consumer trial of 110 people. 

Why Our Eye Boost Cream Works  

Our Eye Boost Cream is a blend of three key ingredients; elderflower extract, Eyebright plant extract and red seaweed. Elderflower has many benefits. This flower extract contains antioxidants that help to protect skin and even skin tone. 

Eyebright is a soothing plant derived extract helps skin to appear revitalised and more refreshed - which is exactly what is needed for thin, delicate skin around the eyes. Over time, this herbal ingredient also works to refresh and brighten tired, puffy eyes. 

Rich in minerals and antioxidants, red seaweed has outstanding moisture-retaining properties. Red seaweed helps to protect your skin’s natural barrier by locking in moisture which helps to replenish and soften the skin. 

How To Use The Eye Boost Cream  

  1. Using the nozzle, apply three dots of cream onto your under-eye area. 
  2. Gently pat it into the skin under your eyes and up towards your temples. 

Step 4: Achieve Hydrated, Shine-Free Skin With Our 3-in-1 Moisturiser  

GLOSSYBOX Skincare Clay Scrub

Give your oily or combination skin to a hydration boost (and create the perfect base for your makeup!) with our 3-in-1 Moisturiser! Lightweight yet powerful, it plumps, primes and protects your complexion, whilst nourishing and smoothing it too. One of our trialists said: 

“It made my skin soft and hydrated, and kept my makeup in place all day. I loved the scent too!”* 

*Based on consumer trial of 110 people. 

Why Our 3-in-1 Moisturiser Works  

Intensely hydrating, hyaluronic acid is a much-loved skincare ingredient. It’s ideal for hydrating and smoothing dry skin, which in turn can help improve the appearance of fine lines. Tsubaki oil is another versatile ingredient that is known to benefit the skin. Harvested from the seeds of the Camellia japonica plant in South Korea, this renowned oil helps to nourish and hydrate the complexion, leaving the skin feeling silky smooth. The third key ingredient in our 3-in-1 Moisturiser is red seaweed. Red seaweed helps to protect your skin’s natural barrier by locking in moisture which helps to revitalise and soften the skin. 

How To Use The 3-in-1 Moisturiser  

  1. Massage a pea-sized amount onto your dry face and neck. 
  2. Allow it to sink in for 45 seconds before applying makeup.  

GLOSSYBOX Skincare: Oily And Combination Skin Evening Routine  

Step 1: Polish And Refine With Our Exfoliating Clay Scrub  


If you have oily or combination skin, we recommend exfoliating every other day before you cleanse. Not only will it keep your oily skin looking shine-free, but it will buff away dead skin cells, deeply cleanse your pores and leave your skin feeling purified. Our Exfoliating Clay Scrub is the secret to a radiant complexion! One of our trialists said: 

“This is a fantastic product. It makes my skin feel amazing. I would definitely recommend this to anyone with different skin types.”* 

*Based on consumer trial of 124 people. 

Why Our Exfoliating Clay Scrub Works   

To leave your skin feeling clean and refreshed, our Exfoliating Clay Scrub is made of a blend of three hardworking ingredients that are great for glowing skin. Rice makes for a great exfoliator, gently buffing away dead skin cells from even the trickiest of areas to reach, while Cornish clay draws out your skin’s impurities to deeply cleanse and leave the skin looking shine-free. Superhero ingredients glycolic acid and lactic acid also help to buff away dead skin, exfoliate and unclogging pores to reveal smoother, more radiant skin. 

How To Use The Exfoliating Clay Scrub   

As an exfoliator: Use gentle circular motions to apply an almond-sized amount onto damp skin, focusing on your nose and t-zone. Massage it into your skin for 30 to 40 seconds, then rinse with lukewarm water and gently pat dry with a towel. 

As a mask: Apply a smooth layer onto your skin and leave it on for 10 minutes. Rinse with lukewarm water and gently pat dry with a towel.   

Step 2: Brighten And Soften With Our Hydrating Mist   

GLOSSYBOX Skincare hydrating mist

I did say that you should always tone your skin after cleansing! See above for details about this product.   

Step 3: Nourish And Brighten With Our Night Serum  

GLOSSYBOX Skincare Night Serum

Did you know that your skin repairs itself whilst you sleep? That’s why overnight treatments can make such a difference to your skin. We’d recommend using our Night Serum to truly make the most of your beauty sleep. Deeply hydrating and revitalising, it will nourish and brighten your complexion as you sleep. One of our trialists said: 

“I adore this product! It is the best serum I have ever tried. It leaves my skin so smooth, feeling so pampered, hydrated and clear looking.”* 

*Based on consumer trial of 88 people. 

Why Our Night Serum Works  

With a blend of Glycolic acid, blueberry seed oil (again, this is upcycled!) and Persian silk tree extract, our Night Serum has a number of benefits. Glycolic acid helps remove surface dead skin cells, gently exfoliating and unclogging pores to reveal smoother skin. And, as a result, makes your skin more even and illuminated. 

Blueberry seed oil is a great ingredient for hydrating and nourishing the skin, as well as moisturising and softening. Persian silk tree extract also offers impressive skin benefits. This ingredient works to revitalise and energise the skin. 

How To Use The Night Serum  

  1. Massage a pea-sized amount of serum into your skin before going to bed.

Step 4: Wake Up With Refreshed Eyes With Our Eye Boost Cream  

GLOSSYBOX Skincare eye cream

To enjoy the full effects of our Eye Boost Cream, you should use it morning and night. See above for product details. 

About GLOSSYBOX Skincare 

Every single product in this incredible range has been developed specifically from your feedback and has been tailored just for you!  

We’re proud to say that all our products are vegancruelty-free and formulated without any nasties. We use only the best, luscious ingredients that are effective. We also promise to be transparent. We highlight the three hero ingredients in each formula on our packaging, so you know exactly what you’re putting on your skin and how they’re working their magic.  

We also wanted GLOSSYBOX Skincare to be as eco-friendly as possible. Not only are all our formulations at least 87% natural origin, but the packaging is made of 100% recyclable sugarcane (where possible). We even used 100% renewable electricity and created zero landfill waste. It is also made in our own facility in the UK!  

Want more information on the range? Read the full story behind GLOSSYBOX Skincare now! Or if this routine isn’t fit for your skin type, read more about our skincare sets to find which would suit you best.

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Emily Cotton
Beauty Editor
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I'm someone who loves getting glammed up, but I feel like I never have enough time. Frequently running between work, the gym and seeing friends means my makeup routine is quick and often touched up on the go. Therefore, beauty products that serve as multi-purpose are perfect for me - a blush that works for cheeks and lips is a must in my makeup bag!