If you suffer from dry, irritated, red or otherwise temperamental skin, you know it’s no picnic. When your skin’s natural protective barrier is compromised, sensitivity ensues which can leave your skin feeling tingly, tight and even painful - and sensitivity often leads to inflammation and redness as well, which can leave you feeling self-conscious on top of everything else.
What’s more, finding skincare products that nourish, hydrate and treat your skin without leaving it feeling red and angry can feel like an impossible quest, and you may find yourself unwilling to try new products for fear they’ll lead to a reaction – but luckily we’re here to help. Read on to discover five of the best natural products that are guaranteed to calm, sooth and nourish sensitive skin.
If skin redness is the bane of your existence, this natural elixir is here to help. Containing sea aster extract, derived from a soothing and calming flowering plant native to northern Africa, along with oat extract, May Chang oil and natural hyaluronic acid, this serum helps to soothe and reduce redness overnight and is ideal for people suffering from rosacea and other inflammatory skin conditions. Simply massage one pump of the serum into your skin at night right before bed.
This is MV Organic’s number one product, and with good reason – simply put, it works. Containing 80% organic ingredients comprised of hydrating natural extracts including Bulgarian rose oil, calendula and honeysuckle, this sensual and nourishing moisturiser helps to restore the skin’s natural barrier. The formula hydrates your skin to leave your complexion looking plump and luscious, and feeling beautifully calm and soothed.
This nourishing oil is like liquid gold for the skin – literally. Containing pure gold leaf extract - which calms inflammation and stimulates healing, blood flow and healthy skin function - along with a myriad of botanical oils prized for their soothing and anti-ageing properties, Susie Sierra Luxury Face Oil feels decadently silky on the skin, and absorbs beautifully to leave your complexion glowing. The lush formula also contains the oil of the sacred Blue Lotus flower, which helps to repair proteins in the skin's structure, restoring strength and elasticity. It's available in a light a dark version for different skin types.
This beautiful cleanser not only removes makeup and impurities, it also helps to calm and soothe irritated skin and replenishes the skin’s moisture levels, which can often be depleted in those with sensitised skin types. Combining nourishing cocoa butter, antioxidant-packed New Zealand Vinaza grape extract, soothing lavender and blue chamomile, this luscious and indulgent butter cleanser makes for a sensual and luxurious cleansing experience with the added benefit or soothed, happy skin.
May Lindstrom’s Blue Cocoon combines soothing hydration and pure luxury to create a balmy blue skin treatment, which is guaranteed to be unlike anything you’ve ever tried before. The butter-like blue balm melts under your touch to transform into a decadent fluid potion that gently envelopes your skin and transports you to a place of pure serenity. Containing camellia seed oil shea butter, marula oil, myrrh and blue tansy oil, this unique beauty balm provides nourishment and relief to even the most delicate and troubled skin.
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By Lauren Dunne