The Secrets of Sensitive Skin: Your Top 5 Questions Answered

Sensitive skin can be a beast to manage, but fear not – we're here to tell it to you straight and answer the top 5 questions about sensitive skin and more importantly sensitive-skin skincare. Whether you're dealing with redness, irritation, or just plain confusion, we've got the answers you need to keep your glowing happy and healthy. 

What Are the Best Skincare Products for Sensitive Skin?

When it comes to sensitive skin, choosing the right products is crucial. Look for gentle, fragrance-free formulations specifically designed for sensitive skin. Functional ingredients like glycerin, biocompatible balance of gentle amino acids-derived surfactants in our G-Hydra Cleansing Gel and lipid-based surfactants combine with natural oils in our Re-base Cleansing Balm work wonders to hydrate, moisturise and soothe sensitive skin. Without causing irritation and dryness while being effective at doing what cleansers are supposed to do - clean your skin! A double-cleansing method is most efficient to remove daily grime like makeup and SPF then purify and soothe. Discover our most-loved Bi Power Cleansing Duo

How Can I Treat Sensitive Skin Naturally?

If you prefer a more natural approach to skincare, you're in luck - we’re with you! Nature is full of ingredients that can work wonders for sensitive skin and we’ve made sure to pack our cleansers full of them.  Moisturising avocado oil, calming centella asiatica, and nourishing fermented argan oil are our current top picks.  They have been sustainably sourced and backed by numerous research** to support the appearance and health of sensitive skin. 

What Causes Sensitive Skin?

Sensitive skin can be caused by a variety of factors, including genetics, environmental triggers, and skincare products. Some people are simply born with a predisposition to sensitive skin, while others may develop it over time due to exposure to irritants or allergens. Identifying your specific triggers can help you better manage and care for your sensitive skin.

Is Sensitive Skin Genetic?

Yes, sensitive skin can have a genetic component. If your parents or close relatives have sensitive skin, there's a higher likelihood that you may inherit it as well. However, genetics isn't the only factor at play – environmental factors and lifestyle choices can also influence the development and severity of sensitive skin.

How Do I Know If My Skin Is Sensitive?

Wondering if you're dealing with sensitive skin? Look out for common signs such as redness, itching, burning, or stinging sensations after using skincare products. Sensitive skin may also be prone to reactions such as rashes, hives, or acne flare-ups when exposed to certain triggers. If you suspect you have sensitive skin, it's essential to choose gentle, non-irritating skincare products and avoid known triggers to keep your skin happy and healthy.
Sensitive skin doesn't have to be a source of frustration (we understand, we’ve been there!) –  with the right knowledge and skincare products, you can keep your skin soothed, looking glowy and feeling its best. Your skin doesn’t have to be perfectly flawless, the goal is for it to stay healthy and calm. So you can get on with your day and do what matters to you. Remember, when it comes to sensitive skin, being gentle and letting your skin heal is always the way to go!
**Reference Studies
Avocado oil
Manou, I., & Barel, A. (1993). "Objective Evaluation of the Topical Use of Essential Oils as Active Ingredients in Skin Care Products." Acta Horticulturae. 
Yadav, H.; Usman, S.; Zain Alabdin, R. H. E.; Ahmed, H.; Usman, H. A. (2020). "Formulation and Evaluation of Topical Gel Using Avocado Extract." 
Centella Asiatica Extract 
Hernandez, E., Anchartéchahar, V., Kern, C., & Garcia, C. (2021). "Effect of titrated extract of centella asiatica on skin repair process." The Journal of Investigative Dermatology. 
George, M., Joseph, L., & Ramaswamy. (2010). "Anti-allergic, anti-pruritic, and anti-inflammatory activities of Centella asiatica extracts." African Journal of Traditional, Complementary and Alternative Medicines. 
Lee, S., Lee, H., Kim, H., & An, S. (2010). "The Effect of Cosmetics Included Centella Asiatica Extracts on the Improvement of Erythema of Inflammatory 20’s Acne." 
Fermented Argan Oil 
이정윤. (2010). "Cosmetic composition and composition of skin external application."
Correia Latifa Dahri. (2010). "dermatological composition has argan oil based and hyaluronic acid."

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