Sensitive skin can be caused by a variety of factors, including genetics. Sensitive skin can also be caused by other issues such as dry skin or underlying skin conditions. Certain skincare ingredients, fragrances, and chemicals can prompt sensitive skin to flare up, as can external factors like extreme heat and cold, or even stress
How can I treat sensitive skin?
A proper daily skincare regimen is essential for keeping sensitive skin calm and comfortable, and for keeping skin reactions to a minimum. SkinCeuticals offers cleansers, topical vitamin C antioxidant serum, moisturizers, serums, and sunscreens formulated for sensitive skin to help address a variety of common skin concerns while being safe for reactive skin. SkinCeuticals also offers clinically-proven targeted treatments that help soothe visible redness.
What ingredients are best for sensitive skin?
The ideal ingredients for sensitive skin are effective yet gentle and non-irritating to the skin. Botanicals such as thyme and cucumber extracts are beneficial for their soothing and calming benefits, and may be able to minimize the appearance of redness as well. Hyaluronic acid is an effective moisturizing ingredient for sensitive skin, while niacinamide and ceramides can help reinforce the skin’s barrier to comfort reactive skin as well. For sensitive skin with uneven skin tone or discoloration, naturally-derived skin-brightening ingredients like kojic acid, arbutin, and mulberry extract can help restore the appearance of skin clarity. When selecting sunscreens for sensitive skin, mineral-based UV filters such as zinc oxide and titanium dioxide, found in Physical Fusion UV Defense SPF 50, pose minimal risk of skin reaction.