If you experience skin sensitivity, you’re not alone. Research shows sensitive skin affects about 60% of the population. That’s a lot of people in need of calming relief. For this reason, our experts were compelled to tap into the latest in science to help those with sensitive skin concerns. The result is our new Sensitive Skin Collection, a three-step ritual dedicated to devotees and skincare novices alike looking to soothe signs of sensitivity.
What Causes Sensitive Skin?
Sensitive skin can manifest in many ways, but with one common thread: a need to calm and soothe. Here are just some examples of skin sensitivity:
• Naturally sensitive skin: Genetic; can be linked to inflammatory skin conditions like eczema, rosacea, and psoriasis.
• Environmentally sensitive skin: Skin is triggered by your environment, such as sun exposure, cigarette smoke, and air pollution.
• Reactive skin: Skin experiences redness and irritation due to the ingredients found in skincare or makeup formulations.
• Thin skin: As we age, our skin naturally becomes thinner; thinner skin is easier to irritate.
Physical Signs of Sensitive Skin
The most common outward signs of skin sensitivity are:
• Tight feeling
Sensitive Skin vs. Sensitized Skin
Sensitive skin means skin is naturally reactive to certain ingredients and stressors. The skin barrier can be weaker and naturally more-easily irritated. Sensitive skin is something you’re born with—but with the right products to care for your skin, your complexion can be soothed and sensitivity managed.
Sensitized skin is a temporary reaction, often triggered by a certain chemical substance, environmental factor, or even the stress hormone cortisol. Constant exposure to the trigger causes sensitized skin to show similar signs to sensitive skin: redness, itchiness, and dryness. Sensitized skin is influenced by lifestyle, not genetics.
Addressing Sensitive Skin
If your skin is sensitive, there are some things you can do to show your complexion extra care and attention. Begin by always reading labels. Opt for formulas made with gentle ingredients designed to address specific sensitive concerns. such as redness, dryness, and irritation. Choose products that are also fragrance-free, colorant-free, and cleanly formulated. Keep your skincare ritual simple and consistent.
Our Sensitive Skin Collection Can Help
Our Sensitive Skin Collection is an advanced skin-soothing ritual, thoughtfully formulated and clinically proven to calm sensitive skin. This three-step ritual features science-backed technology and a highly-focused blend of advanced ingredients, each one thoughtfully chosen for being both gentle and effective.
The hero ingredient is our SensCalm³® Complex, a science-backed blend of Red Sage, Bisabolol, and Ginger. These three powerful extracts work synergistically to address key facets of skin sensitivity:
- Soothing signs of irritation
- Diminishing signs of redness
- Supporting barrier repair
You’ll find our SensCalm³® Complex in each product in our three-step ritual:
This gentle cushioning lotion infuses sensitive skin with a comforting dose of calming hydration. It melts in quickly, leaving the complexion both instantly soothed and infused with lasting moisture. Formulated with:Glycerin
Helps condition the skin and replenish hydration
Moisturizing humectant attracts and holds water to the skin
Derived from yeast, helps protect skin’s moisture barrier
Soothing Relief Hydration Serum
Soothing Relief Hydration Emulsion
Shop our Sensitive Skin Collection here.