Sensitive skin *sigh* – it usually means never ending battle of trial and error with various skincare products. While we can understand wanting to completely avoid products out of fear, it’s still important to have a skincare routine in place that ensures your skin is nourished, hydrated and protected.
Those with sensitive skin may be familiar with the swelling, itchiness, redness and scaly skin (amongst other reactions). So we’ve handpicked some of our best-selling skincare products for sensitive skin types to suit both ladies and gentlemen.
This very gentle micellaire solution cleanses impurities and removes make-up while respecting the skin’s natural balance. A 3-in-1 solution, this product is a make-up remover for face and eyes, a soothing toner and a non-rinse cleanser, Bioderma Sensibio H2O is perfect for sensitive skin types. Bioderma Sensibio H2O Solution Micellaire Cleanser is soap-free, fragrance-free, alcohol-free and hypo-allergenic.
Enriched with nourishing oils and extracts, Dr.Hauschka’s Cleansing Milk restores the natural oils to the skin preventing it from drying out, and preserving the important skin barrier. The creamy milk consistency binds with stubborn makeup and gently removes it, leaving behind a smooth, clean complexion. This cleanser can be used daily for sensitive skin types.
Finding a suitable serum for sensitive skin can be tricky, but Trilogy has come to the resuce with the Very Gentle Calming Serum. This serum contains Chamomile and Calendula extracts to combat the inflammatory response of skin irritations. A soothing, calming fluid for sensitive and irritated skin, Trilogy Very Gentle Calming Serum protects the skins natural moisture barrier.
La Roche-Posay Uvidea BB Cream is a light silky smooth cream that melts into the natural skin tone to smooth complexion and cover blemishes. This hydrating BB cream is packed with Shea Butter to support barrier function and helps to prevent pigmentation and ageing induced by UV exposure. La Roche-Posay’s Uvidea range is perfect for sensitised skin types. Smooth this BB cream over your daily moisturiser for lightweight coverage.
The Inika Mineral Foundation is a lightweight, 100% natural, mineral, loose powder foundation that provides the skin with a flawless finish. This mineral foundation provides a radiant healthy glow without clogging pores, and is perfect for people with skin conditions such as acne scarring, rosacea or pigmentation. You can build up this powder in layers for heavier coverage, or dust on for a light coverage. Inika Mineral Foundation offers SPF20 protection.
La Roche-Posay Toleriane Foaming Gel is a soap-free, preservative-free, fragrance-free cleansing gel that thoroughly and gently cleanses the skin to remove excess oil and dirt from the skin. This foaming gel is perfect for sensitive, intolerant, allergy-prone, and/or combination skin types, strictly formulated to minimise the risk of skin intolerance.
This Organic Shaving Soap is exceptionally smooth and moisturising. A low-lathering formulation which effortlessly glides over the skin lifting the hair to help provide a close, comfortable, smooth shave. Ideal for use on the face and body, Dr. Bronner Organic Shaving Soap Unscented is suitable for all skin types, especially sensitive.
This water-less, silicone-based moisturiser melts gently into sensitised skin to soothe and help repair damage from environmental stress. Anti-Ozonate Complex, Evening Primrose Oil and emollient silicones strengthen the skins natural lipid barrier to prevent future skin intolerance. Dermalogica UltraCalming Barrier Repair is great for men to use after shaving to reduce irritation.
Sensitive Skin Tips:
A common skincare oversight is the belief that natural products can’t irritate the skin – however, they can be just as active as products with synthetic ingredients! You may want to consider checking your products for essential oils or fragrance, both of which can be irritants.
Avoid harsh soaps and detergents and use cool or lukewarm water to cleanse your face, as hot water can damage the skin’s barrier.
Do not use a rough cloth for cleansing – we recommend a soft microfiber cloth if you feel your hands aren’t doing the job.
Still not sure on the best option or routine for your skin, or need some instructions? Contact us, we’d love to help! Get in touch with our trained customer service agents, by simply filling out this form.