Is natural skincare better for sensitive skin?
Yes. Natural and organic skincare products can offer enormous benefits for sensitive skin.
Finding a skin care routine that is right for you can be incredibly challenging — particularly if your skin is sensitive. Natural skincare products are typically made with ingredients known to be efficacious yet gentle. Our skincare products are free from harsh detergents, chemical preservatives and artificial fragrances that can irritate the skin.
Importantly, natural products are typically rich in the essential fatty acids needed to replenish you compromised skin barrier. For those with extreme sensitivities, look for synthetic fragrance and essential oil free skin care products like those in our ESSENTIAL OIL FREE SKINCARE collection. If you haven’t used our products before or if you have concerns about particular skin conditions, we suggest you do a small patch test first.
What is the best routine for sensitive skin?
Start with fewer products and fewer ingredients. The fewer ingredients you put on your skin, the less likely you are to have a reaction. Try this simple 3 step skincare routine.
Step 1: Cleanse Gently: Start with a face wash for sensitive skin and use lukewarm water.
Step 2: Nourish & Replenish Your Skin Barrier: Keeping skin well moisturized helps keep the skin barrier functioning its best. Your choice of moisturizer will depend on your age, your skin type and your skin concerns.
SELECT the serum for sensitive skin that best meets your needs.
Step 3: Protect Your Skin: Too much sun can weaken your already compromised skin barrier. Reach for a sensitive skin sunscreen to keep skin comfortable and protected.
What moisturizer is good for sensitive skin for the face?
Dry, tight, irritated sensitive skin requires a fragrance free, barrier building and non-irritating moisturizer. Look for a soothing moisturizer with ingredients that help improve and strengthen the skin’s surface to prevent moisture loss.
The best sensitive skin moisturizers have generous amounts of antioxidants and the barrier-building omega-6 fatty acid linoleic acid which can help restore the ceramides in your skin. Avoid moisturizers with common irritants like synthetic ingredients, emulsifiers and preservatives — you don’t want to make your already-compromised skin have to fight harder to look healthy and feel smooth.
What ingredients to avoid for sensitive skin?
Sensitive Skin? Avoid These 10 common irritants in skin
care products you use regularly
- Synthetic fragrance (can cause redness and irritation)
- Detergent based facial cleansers (including soap and
- Peppermint Essential Oil Or Menthol
- PEGs or polyethylene glycols
- Abrasive exfoliants(like ground nut shells that feel sharp)
- Astringent toners with alcohol
- Chemical sunscreens
- Glycolic Acid