When you hear the word “sensitive,” you might have some painful playground memories come up. (What? Are we the only ones that ever had “sensitive” used as an insult against us?)
But when it comes to skin, sensitive skin really isn’t all that unfathomable. Just think about it.
Our skin carries us through every day. It guides us through the world despite all of the harsh environmental pollutants it has to offer.
And yet, we manage to keep going. So really, if you have sensitive skin, it’s the least you can do to take care of it.
That’s why we’re here to help you find the best moisturizer for your skin type. Because, at the end of the day, all skin types deserve to be treated equally and with care.
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What is sensitive skin?
First off, it’s always good to know what exactly sensitive skin is. And we’re not talking about what kind of skin conditions you may have like rosacea, eczema, or atopic dermatitis.
(Even though all of those fall under the category of sensitive skin by the National Eczema Association.) What we’re talking about is what all sensitive skin types have in common.
When your skin is sensitive, your skin barrier can be easily impaired. So any irritated skin you’re having is likely due to a lack of skin barrier in the first place.
That’s why each of the face moisturizers below will offer protection to your skin’s barrier. And make sure that any irritated skin is quelled under the guise of intense hydration and a lightweight formula.
How to choose the best face cream for sensitive skin
Okay, we know we haven’t gotten to the best part yet, AKA what the best anti-aging moisturizer is for your skin. But we don’t want to rush a good thing!
Besides, if you decide to venture off in search of the best moisturizer without us, we at least want to leave you with some tips. (But we hope you’ll stick around!)
Avoid common irritants
You’d think that a face moisturizer wouldn’t contain any irritants at all. But many include sulfates, alcohol, preservatives, dyes, and fragrances in their formulas.
In fact, fragrance is the number one cause of skin irritation and allergies. So make sure you compliment your skin care routine with a fragrance-free moisturizer to keep you and your skin happy.
Say no to acids
Sometimes, certain acids are used in a skin care routine to boost radiance. But for us sensitive types, those acids can actually do more harm than good.
Lots of exfoliants use acids like salicylic acid, lactic acid, and glycolic acid. And those acids certainly help with exfoliation!
But if your skin’s barrier is already sensitive as is, then little to no exfoliation is the way to go. A little here and there, but certainly never too much.
Look for soothing skin ingredients
Okay, there is one exception to the no-acid’s rule from above. And that’s hyaluronic acid.
Hyaluronic acid already naturally occurs in your body. And it offers deep hydration like no other.
Otherwise, look for ingredients like shea butter, vitamin E, or colloidal oatmeal. Each of these will offer your skin care routine a boost while soothing any dry skin or inflamed skin you might be suffering from.
Our pick of the best moisturizers for sensitive skin
We don’t think we’re biased, but we do have some favorites that we want to share with you. If they happen to become the best moisturizer you’ve ever had, I mean, we certainly won’t hold it against you.
If you’ve been looking for a cream that will treat your skin to a luxurious spa treatment, then our Nutri-Cell Complex is for you. Not only does it penetrate the skin’s barrier to help replenish and promote growth at the basal cell layer.
This process actually helps to nurture dry skin while hydrating it at the source. Not to mention this moisturizer and face cream helps your skin absorb vitamins and nutrients, all while protecting you from free radicals.
And better yet? You can pair this with a vegan eye cream to top all of that goodness off.
Shh, don’t say it. We already know what you’re thinking… and you’re welcome.
Intensive Hydration Complex
Sometimes, when your skin is sensitive, your skin actually looks older. And it’s no fault of your own!
But those fine lines just crop up underneath your skin’s barrier, no matter how much shea butter you infuse into your cheeks. But that’s why we have our Intensive Hydration Complex.
While it doesn’t contain shea butter, it does contain tons of vitamins like vitamin A. And, just between us, it’s probably the best moisturizer for those who have dry or oily skin.
Okay, fine, you don’t have to keep it between us! Feel free to flaunt it as the best moisturizer you’ve ever had!
Enriched Water-Based Moisturizer
If your skin is already oily and you’re looking for an oil-free moisturizer, then look no further than at our Enriched Water-Based Moisturizer. We’ve packed it with antioxidants to make sure your skin is at its most protected.
And since it’s a water-soluble lotion, it will provide your skin even more moisturizer than other moisturizers out there. So, you know how we said that the last moisturizer was the best moisturizer there was?
Well, this one might give it a run for its money. But the best moisturizer is subjective anyway, right?
Either way, your skin will feel absolutely rejuvenated with this water-based formula. And all you have to do is be the beauty glowing self that you are!
(Pro tip: pair it with a mineral liquid foundation and your skin will be even more radiant than before. Just keep shining!)
Sensitive? Or special
If you’re like us and “sensitive” tends to conjure up negative memories, try replacing it with “special.” Because that’s what you and your skin are!
There’s no shame in needing a little more oomph from your standard moisturizer. In fact, advocating for your skin’s health is the first step in taking charge of your self care and beauty!
So go on in your journey to find the best moisturizer for you. Because you deserve it.
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