Having sensitive skin can be a minefield – you want to make sure that your complexion is clean and taken care of, but you don’t want to irritate your skin further. You probably stick with the same products you’ve always used because you’re scared to change, but using products which are non-reactive and created for sensitised skin will help. Here are five of the best:
This cleanser from Jan Marini is so sensitive that it’s possible to use it after chemical peel treatments. It has a mild formulation, making it perfect for sensitised skin and can even be used on the eye area. It’s paraben free and contains a soothing combination of green tea extract, grape seed extract and chamomile extract to cleanse the skin without irritation.
Dealing with blemishes when you have sensitive skin is never easy – you want to blitz the zits without making the rest of your face breakout in the process. This mask from Elemis is a balancing and calming treatment mask with rosemary, thyme and lavender essential oils in a kaolin clay base. It helps to decongest and heal blemished skin without abrasion.
Sensitive skin isn’t limited to your face – many of our clients have sensitive skin on the rest of their body too, which makes it difficult to use regular bath and shower products. This gel from Decleor is made from ingredients with 98% natural origin and is tested on sensitive skin. It has a delicate lavender scent and leaves the skin feeling soft and hydrated.
Protecting your skin from the sun is always important, but it’s extra vital if you have sensitive skin, which can be easily damaged by the sun’s harmful rays. This sunscreen from Dermalogica is a chemical-free, broad spectrum sunscreen that helps protect and reinforce barrier lipids, which are often compromised in sensitised skin conditions.
This day cream from Elemis is so much more than your average day cream. It is scientifically proven to help increase cell energy and harnesses the BIO-ENERGY complex of encapsulated zinc and copper. The trio of acids, blended with a potent phyto-bioactive, helps support and maintain optimum skin function and vitality. It’s perfect to give sensitive skin energy and reduces redness.