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Lets combat Sensitive Skin together!

Easily inflamed, sensitive skin can become red and irritated very quickly. It can be triggered by any number of things from certain skincare ingredients and seasonal changes to not handling your skin gently enough.

Best skincare for sensitive skin

Sensitive skin loves routine as frequently changing products can cause more irritation. Once you find a sensitive skincare product that works - stick with it!

Signs your skin is sensitive

Sensitive skin has a thin epidermis which means the skin’s protective barrier isn’t as strong as it could be - irritants and bacteria can penetrate it more easily. The best skincare for sensitive skin works to strengthen and nourish the skin barrier.

Signs your skin is sensitive include:

Flare-ups of redness and small bumps
Dry patches and flakiness
Burns quickly in the sun
Easily irritated by fragrances and certain ingredients

Conditions like rosacea, dermatitis, psoriasis, and eczema are also common. It’s also possible for sensitive skin to be dry/oily/acne-prone at the same time.

Best ingredients for sensitive skin

Hyaluronic acid
Sensitive skin is often lacking in hydration which can result in a tight, uncomfortable feeling.
Holding 1000x its weight in water, hyaluronic acid is a superior humectant ingredient to boost hydration levels.

Because it’s found naturally in your body, it’s much easier for your skin to recognise and absorb rapidly. Gentle enough not to irritate, hyaluronic acid is ideal for all skin types including sensitive skincare routines.

Acai Oil
Providing a soothing effect on the skin, acai oil is rich in contains omega-3, omega-6, and omega 9 essential fatty acids to restore and strengthen skin. The oil helps manage inflammation and has moisturising benefits thanks to its emollient properties.

Vitamin E
Safe for sensitive skincare routines, Vitamin E is brimming with anti-inflammatory properties to hydrate and calm even the most sensitive complexions.

Its benefits are boosted when combined with Vitamin C. Together they enhance skin protection to minimise daily free radical damage.

Jojoba oil
Gentle and non-allergenic, jojoba oil is recommended for sensitive and reactive skin to restore and moisturise. The oil also has anti-inflammatory properties, helping to calm flare-ups.

Let our team help you get on top of your skin concerns and put together a sensitive skin treatment plan for you. Book your free skin consultation today!

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Easily inflamed, sensitive skin can become red and irritated very quickly. It can be triggered by any number of things from certain skincare ingredients and seasonal changes to not handling your skin gently enough.

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Frequently asked questions

What skincare is best for sensitive skin?

A sensitive skin is always best to start with a simple skincare routine, and slowly add more active products into the regime over time as the skin adjusts and builds up a tolerance to each product. By taking it slow, and starting with the basics you can minimise the risk of over stimulating the skin.

If you do have sensitive skin, a full skin consultation is always best to ensure the most suitable recommendations are made.

What is the best moisturiser for very sensitive skin?

There are so many ways in which you may have sensitive skin so it’s best to choose products that keep irritants to a minimum. The esmi Hydrate and Nourish Duo provides a gentle dose of water based hydrating active ingredients, as well as Acai Oil to help strengthen and repair a compromised barrier. Making it a great introduction for sensitive skin easing your skin into active ingredients.

Which serum is best for sensitive skin?

Serums are specific, targeted treatment products that are meant to produce specific results. When you choose one, you want to be sure it’s going to do exactly what you’re looking for it to do. 

For sensitive skin, it’s best to avoid serums with ingredients that are known to irritate your skin and you must be aware that there may be some trial and error involved in finding the perfect serum for your individual skin concerns. We recommend you reach out to our Skin Service to receive a personalised skin serum recommendation.

Is Vitamin C serum good for sensitive skin?

Vitamin C is quite a stimulating ingredient, which can be an irritant to certain skins. Generally, we do usually suggest avoiding Vit C if you are sensitive, or you can look at very slowly introducing it into your routine to allow your skin to build up a tolerance. Please reach out to our Skin Service Team to help with assisting a suitable routine for your skin.