4 new products perfect for sensitive skin
Heal and soothe with these skin care products
By Iantha Yu
Beauty Crew Beauty Editor / July 13 2017
If your skin has ever looked red, felt tight and itchy, or appeared dry and peeling, there’s a good chance that you may have sensitive skin. And like all skin types, it’s important to equip yourself with the right products throughout each step of your skin care routine. Here are the newest sensitive skin products you should have in your bathroom.
A creamy cleanser
We can’t get enough of milk cleansers for sensitive skin types due to how gentle and nourishing they are on skin. Avène Gentle Milk Cleanser can be used in the shower as normal or even without water - just pop a few drops onto a cotton pad and lightly sweep it across your eyes and face to remove makeup. Inside this product you’ll find a host of nourishing ingredients such as sodium hyaluronate to lock in moisture, as well as their famous thermal spring water that boasts healing benefits.
A chemical exfoliator
Think physical exfoliants with natural grains are too harsh for your sensitive skin type? Then you may want to consider trying chemical exfoliating wipes that work to clear away dead skin cells easily and in a pain-free manner. Elizabeth Arden Pro Sensitive Skin Peel Pads are just like the original ones (called Skin Perfecting Peel Pads) and contain lactic and salicylic acid, except at a much lower concentration level to avoid irritation (it’s 11 per cent as opposed to 30 per cent). Sweep one over your face and neck once a week for best results.
A soothing serum
For a more concentrated dose of skin care benefits, go with Trilogy Very Gentle Calming Serum, which is loaded with calendula to heal, chamomile to soothe, and green tea for that extra antioxidant hit. Plus, it’s also infused with maqui berry, a supercharged oil that’s ace at fighting free radicals (which cause further damage to skin) and reducing cell damage, redness and inflammation.
A long-wearing moisturiser
A moisturiser that works for both day and night ensures your skin isn’t subject to an overload of ingredients that comes from using two different formulas. Garnier Anti-Blemish Soothing Moisturiser is designed to hydrate skin for up to 24 hours at a time, and melts into skin almost instantly upon contact. Brilliantly, it also contains zinc to improve your skin’s defence and protect the skin’s lipids, and witch hazel extract to remove excess oil and address enlarged pores.
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Do you have sensitive skin? What are your favourite products to use? Tell us in the comments below.
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Iantha is BEAUTYcrew's Beauty Editor, and has been part of the team since the site launched in 2016. Besides pinky-nude nail polish and wispy false lashes, she has a healthy obsession with face masks and skin care ingredients. Her previous work can be found in Virgin Australia Voyeur, Women's Health, and SHOP Til You Drop.