Skincare is an essential activity in taking care of our aesthetic wellness. Healthy and glowing skin is our main aim to achieve. For this reason, we make sure that our hygiene and beauty routines are fit for our skin types. Some skin types need less treatment and maintenance, while others may need more due to specific concerns borne by genetics and environmental effects.
What is considered ‘sensitive skin’?
Sensitive skin is a common condition, but it should not be regarded as a medical diagnosis in itself. People with sensitive skin are prone to inflammation, redness or strong side effects, and they may have strong reactions to chemicals, dyes, and fragrances present in products that come into contact with the skin. If your skin becomes inflamed or stings after using a formula, especially one that contains fragrance, alcohol, or harsh exfoliants, you are generally considered to have a sensitive skin type.
The symptoms of sensitive skin may appear in many ways, including:
- rashes or hives
- patches of redness
- breaking out
- stinging or burning sensations, with or without noticeable changes in the skin
Beauty Products for Sensitive Skincare
Clinique Redness Solutions Soothing Cleanser
Most toners and cleansers are formulated for normal or combination skin types, and some even contain alcohols that may cause stinging and inflammation. Clinique has developed an ideal cleanser for sensitive skin perfect for keeping your skin clean from dirt, bringing together a soothing sensation that calms redness and soothes irritation.
Natio Sensitive Skin Delicate Eye Cream
The eye area has the thinnest layer of skin in the face. To avoid irritation, use an eye cream fit for sensitive skin like Natio Sensitive.
VMV Hypoallergenics Red - Better Flare-Up Balm
A perfect balm to soothe skin irritation and inflammation with its moisturising and anti-inflammatory ingredients.
Cetaphil Gentle Skin Cleansing Cloth
This brand has cemented its name in gentle skincare. Its cleansing cloth is ideal even for the most sensitive skin types.
Burts Bees Sensitive Night Cream
A beeswax-based regenerative formula for overnight moisturising for sensitive, reactive skin.
Avene Instant Soothing Mask
Dry and sensitive skin go hand-in-hand, so adequate hydration is also crucial. Avene Instant Soothing Mask instantly delivers soothing moisturisation without the irritation.
Aesop Camellia Nut Facial Hydrating Cream
Camellia Nut, which has calming and restorative properties, is one of the ideal ingredients in this ultra-hydrating cream that is perfect for both dry and sensitive skin.
Kiehls Calendula Herbal Extract Alcohol-Free Toner
Most toners in the market have added alcohols and parabens, which makes them irritating to sensitive skin. Adding this alcohol-free toner in your sensitive skin care routine is worth the deal.
Josie Maran 100% Pure Argan Oil
Made from 100% pure organic argan oil, this multipurpose beauty oil offers wondrous benefits to hair and skin with its anti-inflammatory properties and Vitamin E-rich moisturisation.
Lucas Pawpaw Ointment
This multipurpose ointment is a cult-favourite around the world. Use it as a hydrating base under your lipstick, or apply it in skin rashes and minor irritations as a skin-soothing cream and protectant.
Marc Jacobs Beauty Twinkle Pop Stick Eyeshadow
This wonderful eye product is free from parabens and sulphates, perfect for those with highly sensitive skin in the eye area.
Bobbi Brown Skin Foundation Stick
Sensitive skin can also find relief in wearing this hydrating and weightless foundation for all-day wear.
Physican’s Formula Organic Wear CC Cream
Ideally formulated for even the most sensitive skin types, this lightweight CC cream delivers colour correcting coverage and skin-nourishing benefits, and certified cruelty-free and hypoallergenic.
Inika Mineral Foundation
Mineral foundations like Inika offer lightweight wear and superb satin finish that is non-comedogenic and natural.
Alchemy Unscented Very Gentle Shampoo
The scalp is often neglected as a sensitive skin area. Consider trying gentle shampoos like Alchemy which is unscented and ideally formulated for hypersensitive skin.
Kora Organics Daily Hand Cream
Kora Organics Daily Hand Cream is rich and replenishing, with restorative ingredients that are also natural and organic.
Neutrogena Sensitive Skin Sunscreen Broad Spectrum SPF 60+
Sensitive skin is most vulnerable to harmful UVA and UVB rays. Get a broad-spectrum sunscreen fit for sensitive skin like Neutrogena Sensitive Skin Sunscreen Broad Spectrum SPF 60+ for high protection.
Dove Sensitive Skin Body Wash
A pharmacy and supermarket favourite, Dove offers soothing hydration with its sensitive care range that includes a creamy body wash.