Renée Rouleau 9 skin types

Skin Type #8

Dry / Sun Damaged / Aging


Dry, sun-damaged skin with loss of tone requires high concentrations of repairing AHAs to boost cellular turnover, bioactive Peptides to allow a tightening deep within the skin and nourishing lipid-rich oils to provide needed moisture. Your skin will be exceptionally smooth and supple with less visible wrinkles. The result? Beautiful skin by Renée Rouleau.

Symptoms of Skin Type 8:
  • Skin feels tight and dry year round
  • Needs hydration and nourishment
  • May have enlarged pores mostly in t-zone, including blackheads
  • May have hyperpigmentation (brown spots)
  • Has a history of excessive sun exposure
  • May have visible broken capillaries from sun damage
  • Loss of tone and elasticity
  • Wants to keep skin healthy and smooth
  • Concerned about aging

If you are unsure about your skin type, be sure to take our online Skin Type Quiz and get the answers you’re looking for in just a few clicks!

Recommended Collections Exclusively for Skin Type 8

Essential Skincare Routine for Skin Type 8

Essential Collection

If you’re a Skin Type 8 and like to use a serum and go above and beyond the basics, but you don’t want to add too many products to their routine, this is a great collection of the six best products for this skin type.

Basic Skincare Routine for Skin Type 8

Basic Collection

Skin Type 8s who are interested in starting the Renée Rouleau line but don't want a lot of products and just want to know what the best products to start with are, this three-product basic kit is for you.

Complete Skincare Routine for Skin Type 8

Complete Collection

Get the fastest and best results with these 12 products from our complete Skin Type 8 collection, including face masks, eye creams, and much more.

Renee's Take on Skin Type 8

  • Learn More about the Symptoms of Skin Type 8

    • Feels Dry Year Round and Needs Hydration

      This is someone who feels like their skin is drinking up moisture every time you apply a moisturizer. You can tolerate heavy products and you’re not worried about clogged pores or breaking out.

      May Have Enlarged Pores

      You also might have enlarged pores, mostly in the T-zone, and you could have some blackheads as well. As you get older you may notice that your pores have gotten larger. This skin type routine focuses on maintaining smooth skin texture.

      May Have Hyperpigmentation

      You may or may not have hyperpigmentation, freckles, brown spots, or melasma, and these spots may have gotten larger or darker with age. You can still be a Skin Type 8 if you don’t, but it’s not uncommon for people with these conditions to fit into this skin type.

      History of Excessive Sun Exposure

      Coming back to the sun damage issue, in this skin type we are really focused on those that have a lot of sun damage, more than other people. If you’re noticing that your skin is more crepey with noticeable damage and sunspots, then you might be a Skin Type 8.

      Broken Capillaries

      Something else that is common with this skin type is visible, broken capillaries. Any skin type can have this issue, but if you have had a lot of sun exposure you may have broken capillaries that extend out onto your cheeks, which is an indicator for Skin Type 8. You may not necessarily get red easily, the broken capillaries may just always be there.

      Some of the other skin types address redness and flushing, but that isn’t what we’re talking about in this case. We are talking about visible capillaries that are becoming more prominent and are more like broken capillaries from sun exposure.

      Noticing Loss of Tone and Elasticity, Concerned about Aging

      If you’re noticing that your skin isn’t looking as firm as it once did and you really want to focus on preventative and anti-aging, along with trying to reverse some of your aged skin, this skin type may represent you.

      40+ Years Old

      The typical age of someone with Skin Type 8 is 40 and older. When you hit 40, the skin circulation starts slowing down and focus shifts to anti-aging concerns that you might have with your skin.

We also offer personalized skin consultations with our in-house estheticians. It’s called My Skin Rx and you can do it via video or over the phone. It allows one of our estheticians to make sure you have the right skin type and determine the best game plan for your skin so you can be on your way to your #reneerouleauglow!