Wind, harsh weather conditions, strong active ingredients, over washing, sunburn, pollution and stress: all these factors can trigger sensitivity and inflammation. Skin diseases instead, such as atopic dermatitis (eczema), psoriasis, acne and rosacea, are classified as “sensitive skin” but they need extra care and specific treatments. Unfortunately, we can’t control genes, weather or hormones, but we are in control of what we apply on our body. Here a selection of products that will help you soothe irritation and redness.
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Bakel - Relief
There are plenty of skincare ingredients when it comes to soothe irritated skin, and the king is for sure Aloe Vera. Aloe Vera is a gel-like substance that is a fantastic disinfectant for the skin and helps to calm down sunburns, small abrasions, inflamed acne, psoriasis and eczema. This innovative serum designed by Bakel contains Aloe Vera, Q10 coenzyme which has an energising effect, panthenol with its soothing and firming actions and vegetable glycerine that performs an important nourishing action.
The entire Bakel range uses 100% active ingredients respecting every type of skin by removing in their formulations all the useless substances: they are not only free from fragrance (irritating agent for sensitive skin) but also from aluminum salts, preservatives, alcohol, silicones, colourants, sulphates and much more. A great anti-ageing brand for sensitive skin.
Alteya - Organic Rose Water
100% steam-distilled water from fresh hand-picked Bulgarian Rosa Damascena rose petals, this Certified Organic Pure Rose Water can be used after cleansing to tone, soft and refresh the skin. Excellent after shower, to alleviate sunburn, to set make-up and to relief redness and puffiness.
One of the greatest benefits of rose water is its strong anti-inflammatory and antibacterial properties, which make this ingredient unique.
Le Roche Posay - Rosaliac Anti-Redness Intense Serum
Some sensitive and reactive skin suffer from the so called “flushes”, or simply have commonly occurring redness around the nose and cheeks area. To help alleviate this discomfort Le Roche Posay Rosaliac Anti-Redness Intense Serum immediately calms sensations of discomfort including stinging and burning.
The formulation contains neurosensine, a soothing active ingredient that reduces the appearance of redness, as well as Ambophenol polyphenol-rich extract that reduces the size of blood vessels, which make this serum perfect to treat rosacea.
Dermalogica – Redness Relief Essence
If you have sensitive skin, you know how difficult is to keep reactions under control, especially during winter months, and if you have tried different calming cleansers and soothing masks, this might be the right product for you. With the texture of a toner but full of active ingredients like a serum, Dermalogica’s Redness Relief Essence helps to balance and calm down redness and inflamed skin, reducing sensitivity by strengthening the skin's moisture barrier.
The essence is packed with calming ingredients such as:Aloe Vera and Sage Leaf Extract, both ingredients that restore hydration levels and help to boost recovery of the skin’s protective lipid barrier.
Oat Kernel Flour helps to reduce redness and forms a physical barrier on the surface of the skin.
Liquorice Root Extract works as an anti-irritant taking down irritations and Piperonyl Glucose prevents flushing.
Skinceuticals – Phyto Corrective Masque
Cool, comfort, restore. The Phyto Corrective Masque by Skinceuticals calms temporary skin reactivity replenishing skin discomfort. Hyaluronic acid, calming dipeptide and botanical extracts cools on contact to help restore skins natural radiance and smoothness. Great mask to use after an intensive workout, a sunburn, during and after a long flight and during winter months when we might feel our skin a bit tight.
Pharmaceris – Vita Sensilium Light Cream
Optimal for hypersensitive skin prone to allergic reactions, moisture loss and excessive dryness, Vita Sensilium Light Cream has a non-greasy texture that absorbs quickly into the skin and provides excellent long-term moisturizing effects.
The unique formula created by Pharmaceris includes:
- Immuno-Prebiotic Formula which relieves irritations and protects the physiological cutaneous micro-flora.
- Glucam, an ingredient that locks moisture in your skin providing firmness and elasticity.
- Cogon grass, that gives long-lasting hydration.
- Green algae, high in proteins and fatty acids, improve skin integrity and stimulate secretion of protective skin lipids for a smoother complexion.
- Olive wax, a gentle emollient which nourishes and moisturizes the skin.
Bioderma – Sensibio Eye
A highly effective and ultra-gentle eye cream which includes a trademarked ingredient that reduces skin’s sensitivity. It increases tolerance to external aggressors, giving therefore a better protection from irritants. Ideal for eczema suffers as it does not contain any fragrance and it can be applied on the eyelids area.
Le Roche Posay – Toleriane Ultra Overnight Care
Specially formulated to treat itchiness, eczema, redness, tightness and burning overnight. The minimalist formula contains the best ingredients for sensitive skin such as neurosensine, niacinamide, carnosine and vitamin A as well as Thermal Spring Water, to help skin improve its natural barrier and instantly soothe irritated skin. After every application your skin feels hydrated, restored and soothed.
Ren - Evercalm™ Gentle Cleansing Milk
Reduce redness, irritation and itchiness with this beautiful milky cleanser by Ren. Its multi action formula fights environmental aggressors, thanks to the Fennel Seed Extract, leaving the skin cleaned, nourished and soothed. Omega 3 and 7 help to minimise inflammation and Flavenoids from Calendula to soothe and heal. All Ren formulations are free from parabens, sulphates, mineral oils, petrolatum, silicones, synthetic colours and fragrances. This brand will be adored by sensitive skin.<td