La Roche-Posay Sensitive Skincare Routine

If your skin is sensitive or reactive, we understand it can be extremely uncomfortable, and sometimes hard to tolerate. It can be difficult to find the right skin care routine for either of these problems that won’t break the bank, break you out, or further aggravate your skin. 

As experts in sensitive skin, La Roche-Posay offers plenty of options that will help you start your sensitive skin, skincare routine. La Roche-Posay is good for sensitive skin, as their hypo-allergenic, fragrance-free and alcohol-free formulas won’t exacerbate issues such as tightness, redness and dryness. 

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Is your Skin Sensitive or Reactive? 

There is a difference between skin that is sensitive and skin that is easily sensitised by certain products. So how do you know which skin type you have?

If you have sensitive skin, you are experiencing an ongoing skin disorder or reaction that causes redness, dryness, flakiness, bumps, or similar conditions caused by environmental conditions, such as exposure. These types of conditions are best to be diagnosed and treated by a dermatologist. 

Reactive skin has more to do with our skin's tolerance to certain products and ingredients, and any skin type may develop these issues. 

The Best La Roche-Posay Products for Sensitive Skin

Regardless of whether your skin is sensitive or simply reactive, we recommend starting with a very gentle cleanser, with a lightweight formula that won’t strip the skin or compromise it’s moisture barrier. 

What is a Good Cleanser for Sensitive Skin?

What is a Good Cleanser for Sensitive Skin?

We strongly advocate for a gentle cleanser that will leave your skin nourished, like the La Roche-Posay Toleriane Dermo Cleanser. With a light, milky-gel texture, this face wash hydrates with high levels of Glycerine and balances pH levels. It’s great for all skin types, especially those struggling with dehydration and irritation. Plus, it’s an excellent cleanser for removing makeup. 

Hyaluronic Acid for Sensitive Skin

Hyaluronic Acid for Sensitive Skin

Follow cleansing with a hydrating serum like the La Roche-Posay Hyalu B5 Hyaluronic Acid Serum. A Hyaluronic acid serum can penetrate the skin deeply to draw out and lock in moisture. This helps to protect the moisture barrier, which will help with issues such as redness and irritation.

Eye Cream for Sensitive Skin

Eye Cream for Sensitive Skin

Around the eye can be a delicate area, especially if you have sensitive skin. Because it is so delicate, irritation near this area can be even more common. The eye cream we recommend for sensitive skin is the La Roche-Posay Toleriane Ultra Eye Contour Sensitive Cream to help depuff and reduce discomfort. 

Lip Balm for Dry & Sensitive Lips

Lip Balm for Dry & Sensitive Lips

People with sensitive skin also can have trouble finding the right lip balm, as lip balms often contain irritating flavours and fragrances. For dry, chapped, sensitive lips try the La Roche-Posay Cicaplast Levres Lips Repairing Lip Balm. This formula uses Shea Butter, Neurosensine and Panthenol to restore their barrier and leave them smooth and plump.



If you’re wondering, what is the best moisturiser for sensitive skin? This depends more specifically on your skin type, as they hydrate and help regulate oil production differently. 

The Best Moisturiser for Dry, Sensitive Skin

The Best Moisturiser for Dry, Sensitive Skin

The La Roche-Posay Cicaplast Soothing Repairing Balm is used for excessively dry, cracked and sensitive skin because of its highly emollient ingredients. Shea Butter, Glycerine and Panthenol are hydrating and occlusive ingredients, which help to seal in moisture, repair the skin and combat dry patches. This balm can be used anywhere on the body, without causing further irritation, making it an excellent multi-tasker. 

The Best Moisturiser for Oily, Sensitive Skin 

The Best Moisturiser for Oily, Sensitive Skin 

The La Roche-Posay Toleriane Ultra Overnight Sensitive Moisturiser is used for oily and acne prone skin types because of its lightweight, non-comedogenic formula. Squalane, Shea Butter, Glycerin and Niacinamide all contribute to hydrating and clearing the skin by helping to regulate oil production. This moisturizer for oily and sensitive skin also contains Thermal Spring Water to protect from antioxidant and environmental damage, which may cause or exacerbate existing irritation. 

For all skin types, SPF is an essential final step in a good skincare routine. This is even more important for those with sensitive skin, which is easily damaged and needs extra protection from environmental factors. Chemical formulas can be easily irritating to sensitive skin, so we recommend trying a physical sunscreen that will help protect your skin without easily setting it off! 

The Best La Roche-Posay Products for Sensitive Skin