Sensitive skin is not a skin type but rather a skin condition, one that may be temporary or permanent. Often, dry, thin skin is also sensitive, but any skin type can become sensitive. Things that can cause your skin to become temporarily sensitive include stress, the wrong care products, air pollution, climate and the wrong diet. Natural cosmetics are an excellent option for sensitive skin, because they do not contain strong preservatives, synthetic fragrances and colours, or unnecessary fillers and additives, which can often cause skin to react and become sensitive with time.
Skin care products for sensitive skin
Products aimed at sensitive skin are soothing, reinforcing and protective. The most suitable cleansing products are cleansing milks, oils and creams, which we recommend you remove with a soft facecloth instead of washing off with water. It’s a good idea to use a calming, moisturising toner in the morning and evening. When choosing care products for sensitive skin, you should first take your skin type into account and then choose care products accordingly. It’s important to care for the moisture balance in sensitive skin with a suitable toner, water-consistency serum, face cream and/or face oil.
A scrub for sensitive skin should contain very small particles or be totally particle-free and the use should depend on your skin’s needs. You can use a soothing and moisturising mask more often than that - once a week, for example.
The Jolie range also has completely fragrance-free products. Fragrance-free products are suitable for very sensitive skin, skin that reacts very sensitively, and for people who are over-sensitive to smells. Some people who are sensitive to synthetic fragrances can, however, use natural cosmetic products with fragrances.
Product picks for sensitive skin
SOS products for immediate soothing of sensitive skin include the Pai Sea Aster & Wild Oat Redness Serum and the Pai Chamomile & Rosehip Calming Day Cream from Pai Skincare range for sensitive skin. It’s good to use these together, with the serum as a base and the moisturising cream on top.
The super-high-quality ingredients of The Blue Cocoon Beauty Balm Concentrate from May Lindstrom Skin soothe all skin symptoms. The Odacité brand’s Ca+C (Camelina + Chamomile) Sensitive Skin Serum Concentrate is suitable for mixing with the Odacité Delivery Crème when your skin is especially irritable and prone to reacting.
For a skin sensitive for oils we recommend In Fiore’s Calme Complexe Calming Face Oil Concentrate or the Kypris Beauty Elixir III - Prismatic Array oil, for example. Both are top-quality, clean, nourishing and reinforcing.