Be it slathering ourselves in sunscreen during high summer or salvaging our skin’s moisture during the depths of winter, sensitive skin does not take nicely to the harsh weather. So how can you curb the itching, burning, bumps and rashes? Check out our top picks, new finds and old favourites when comes the tackling sensitive skin at the source.
Aside from miracle products, you can also ditch the itch by
: steering clear soaps and cleansers with drying antibacterial agents such as tetrasodium EDTA and triclosan
, citrus and floral scented fragrances
and going for liquid-based makeup
We know Trilogy and Trilogy knows sensitive skin. Those with easily distressed skin can find solace with the Sensitive Skin Very Gentle Cream Cleanser, a gentle and delicate cleanser to remove even the most stubborn makeup. Natural spring water, camellia oil and chamomile chosen will relax and sooth while the pre-plant oils in the formula will strengthen those weak skin barriers.
A trusted favourite of the Rescu. team, Priori’s CoffeeBerry Natureceuticals™ Natural Perfecting Minerals Foundation SPF15+ is an ideal foundation with superb coverage that won’t flare up sensitive skin. If you suffer from acne, rosacea, broken capillaries or sun damage, the sheer coverage with unique mineral properties is pure enough to reduce skin redness, dryness and overall improvement in the appearance of skin.
Often overlooked, yet highly visible, a dry scalp is something we just don’t have time for this winter. With it’s celebrity following, Moroccanoil comes to our aid with the Dry Scalp Treatment rich in vitamin E, polyunsaturated fatty acids and argan oil to moisturise the scalp and revitalise hair. Lavender and geranium treats the hair follicle from the root to soothe and calm skin irritations.
An Aussie model favourite, La Roche-Posay Toleriane Ultra provides intense and long lasting relief with Neurosensine which targets the process of skin irritation. Calm angry redness with this cream that delivers a reduction in discomfort with rich, smooth and hydrating texture designed for daily use.
Rescu. Road test:
We love discovering skin saviors and nothing gets our beauty antenna buzzing like fast results. The Dr. Spiller Jojoba Peeling Cream is a particularly mild exfoliation for a radiant complexion containing soft spheres of jojoba wax that gentle massage the skin and stimulate blood circulation. We took the treatment for a test drive:
“Sensitive skin types often struggle to find an exfoliant that is both mild enough to use on their skin but effective enough to make a difference. This genius product strikes the perfect balance and has helped my skin find the light after an initially very dull-looking winter.”