5 of the best products for sensitive skin
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Navigating skincare can be tough. According to dermatologists, skin can generally be divided into three categories: "combination", "oily" and "dry", which determines what types of products you should be buying. But what most of us don’t often realise is that we all have some form of sensitive skin. Conditions such as redness, breakouts, rosacea, and eczema are all conditions associated with sensitive skin, and most of us suffer with them every day.
And as anyone who suffers from one of the above will tell you, finding skincare that treats not exacerbates the issue can be tough. Caught between wanting to try all the recommended products out there and being too scared to try anything at all, really the middle ground is all about stripping things back. Choosing products that are free from active ingredients that can, in turn, make you flare up, instead it’s about picking formulations that are both healing and soothing to the skin. So without much further ado, tried and tested ourselves, here are our top 5 skincare picks for sensitive skin.
Bioderma Sensibio Light Cream
Beloved by dermatologists, Bioderma is known as being one of the best skincare brands at the French drugstore. Meant to soothe very dry and sensitive skin, this Sensibio Light Cream includes the brand’s patented Toléridine complex to soothe any inflammation and protect against future irritation.
Bioderma H2O Sensibio Remover
Another one from Bioderma, this cult-favourite micellar water is a staple in French pharmacies - and for good reason. Ideal for even the most sensitive and irritated skin, it’s formulated to soothe while it cleanses your skin and removes eye and face makeup in one step. Containing no alcohol or fragrance, instead, it’s formulated with fatty acid esters, which are already present in our skin, to repair its protective layer and effectively treat irritation. The result is soft and smooth skin, with no flakiness or redness in sight.
Avene Thermal water
Hit refresh with this ultra-hydrating mist from Avene that can be used at any point throughout the day. Known for its versatility and soothing qualities you can use this spray to prime your face pre-makeup, as a mid-day pick-me-up, and even to soothe sunburn, rash or razor burns.
La Roche-Posay Cicaplast Baume B5 Soothing Repairing Balm
We love a-do-it-all balm, and none of them come close to this multi-purpose soothing balm by La Roche Posay. Another French drugstore favourite (the French take their skincare very seriously) this balm can be used to help soothe, heal and protect against any common skin concern such as acne, redness or rosacea. Thick and supremely moisturizing, the tiniest bit goes a long way.
Drunk Elephant Lala Retro Moisturiser
If you’re a regular Goxip reader, you’ll know by now our obsession with Drunk Elephant and this Lala Retro moisturiser is no exception. One of our favourite moisturisers for dry skin, it contains six African oils to nourish the skin and soften the appearance of fine lines. Infused with passion fruit, it also works to brighten the complexion, so you can wave goodbye to any unwanted dullness.