"These soothing Skinsei products will help calm your irritated, stressed out skin.”
Have sensitive skin? We feel ya. Few things are worse than dealing with red, irritated skin. “Sensitive skin has been triggered by something, but that trigger isn’t the same for everyone,” says Jeff Rosevear, founding scientist and Head of Product Development for Skinsei. Possible triggers include certain ingredients, stress, climate, pollution…the list goes on and on. You can definitely try to figure out what that trigger is, but in the meantime, our holistic diagnostic tool will identify your skin needs and recommend the right sensitive skin care routine for you.
What is different in skin care for sensitive skin?
The most important thing to look for is products that help rebuild the moisture barrier, the outermost layer of your skin that acts as the first line of defense for keeping irritants out. “Things like UV exposure or pollution attack your skin, but when the barrier is healthy, it can fight back,” says Rosevear. “Sensitive skin has a damaged barrier and is already weakened, so it doesn’t have that ability,” he adds. Your personalized Skinsei regimen will take all of this into account and determine the best products for you, but checkout a few of the line’s standouts below:
Total Meltdown Cleansing Balm: Creamy, hydrating products are sensitive skin’s BFF, including when it comes to cleansers. This mild formula not only delivers gentle-yet-effective cleansing (it removes even waterproof makeup), it also adds back much-needed moisture and soothes sensitive skin.
Opening Act Lotion: This face lotion for sensitive skin contains the brand’s highest dose of Niacinamide, which makes this lightweight hydrator ideal for quickly reducing inflammation in irritated skin. But it doesn’t stop there. Glycerin and camellia oil help improve the lipid barrier, while a moisturizing probiotic rebalances the skin’s microbiome. The bottom line: This product is a good choice not only for calming existing irritation, but helping your skin better resist further irritation, too.
Mad Deep Clay Face Mask: You may think of clay as a drying ingredient better suited for oily than sensitive skin, but the clay used here is calamine clay. Remember the pink calamine lotion your mom put on you when you had chicken pox or poison ivy? Same thing. This mask is specially designed to help soothe sensitive skin, not dry it out.
Easy Does It Serums: pH balanced (another important attribute for sensitive types), this soothing super-heroes are our best serums for sensitive skin – all versions of this formula contain Red Sage root extract that will reduce skin’s reaction to aggressors and improve its protective barrier. The end result? A less irritated, less red, more glow-y complexion.