Top Beauty Products for Sensitive Skin in 2021

Manu Luize
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Dryness, itchiness, and redness are just some of the problems faced by those with sensitive skin. It is not easy to find products that can work on sensitive skin, without causing irritation or breakouts on the skin. Some people even treat their sensitive skin with DIY face masks because they are afraid of the chemicals in most beauty products. If you are looking for products to soothe your sensitive skin problems, here are some of the best beauty products that you can try. 

Before incorporating any of these products into your beauty routine, consult a dermatologist to see if the products are right for you, or perform a skin test first and discontinue use if irritation occurs.

Avène Eau Thermale Micellar Lotion Cleansing Water:

Avène Eau Thermale Micellar Lotion Cleansing Water
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When it comes to cleansing and removing makeup on sensitive skin, you want to avoid harsh makeup removers because those can irritate the skin even more. Instead, opt for a delicate no-rinse micellar cleansing water like the Avène Eau Thermale Micellar Lotion Cleansing Water. The product is formulated with minimal ingredients, but it is enough to remove all your makeup and other impurities on your skin. The key ingredient of the product is Avène thermal spring water which works to soften and soothe sensitive skin. You can also use this product as a lightweight toner before you apply your serums and moisturizers.

CeraVe Hydrating Facial Cleanser:

CeraVe Hydrating Facial Cleanser
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CeraVe is a brand that is very much loved by dermatologists and consumers alike, because of its wide range of sensitive-safe products. One of the brand’s best sellers is the Hydrating Facial Cleanser which is perfect for those with sensitive skin. The cleanser is formulated with hyaluronic acid, ceramides, and glycerine to gently remove dirt, oil, and impurities from the skin. This cleanser is also free of soap, parabens, and fragrance. Additionally, it is non-comedogenic, non-drying, and non-irritating.

• Dermalogica Calm Water Gel:

Dermalogica Calm Water Gel - Dermalogica copy
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Finding the perfect lotion or moisturizer can be difficult if you have sensitive skin because the formulas often have a thick consistency that does not absorb well. If you have sensitive skin, what you should look for in a lotion is something with a light and easy-to-absorb formula. The Calm Water Gel from Dermalogica is a light lotion with a gel texture, that can easily be absorbed into the skin to instantly nourish and soothe irritated skin. Using this lotion on your face can help create a barrier against environmental stressors and pollution while keeping your skin moisturized all day long.

• Cetaphil Daily Oil-Free Hydrating Lotion:

Cetaphil Daily Oil-Free Hydrating Lotion - Cetaphil
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If you are looking for a moisturizer that has the typical lotion consistency but is still safe for sensitive skin, you can try out Cetaphil’s Daily Oil-Free Hydrating Lotion. This is another brand that is highly recommended by dermatologists and is perfect for those with sensitive and dry skin. This lotion contains hyaluronic acid that can lock in moisture for up to 24 hours, leaving your skin hydrated all day long. It is also lightweight so it will not free heavy on your skin, even right after you apply it. The oil-free formula will not clog your pores, and it is also hypoallergenic and fragrance-free.

• Aveeno Restorative Skin Therapy Itch Relief Balm:

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One problem that people with sensitive skin faces is itchiness, so it is also good to have a product that can provide relief without further irritating the skin. Most people would use aloe vera gels to soothe their irritated skin, but for something more lotion-like in texture, you can try the Aveeno Restorative Skin Therapy Itch Relief Balm. The product is formulated with oat and aloe, both of which are known to be highly soothing on the skin. The balm is also great for those with dry and sensitive skin, thanks to the humectants in the formula that can help moisturize the skin for long hours.

• bareMinerals Complexion Rescue Tinted Hydrating Gel Cream SPF 30:

bareMinerals Complexion Rescue Tinted Hydrating Gel Cream SPF 30
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Base makeup products are used to cover up redness and blemishes on the skin, but most people will avoid using base makeup if they have sensitive skin because it can be irritating. However, if you use a tinted moisturizer, you can cover up any redness or blemishes while ensuring that your skin is well-protected. One of the best-selling tinted moisturizers in the United States is bareMinerals’ Complexion Rescue Tinted Hydrating Gel Cream SPF 30. The product contains plant-based squalene which helps boost the skin’s hydration by over 200 percent without making the skin feel greasy or heavy. There is also a mineral-based sunscreen in the product so you can use this as a moisturizer, a sunscreen, and a base makeup.

• Colorscience Natural Finish Pressed Foundation SPF 20:

Colorscience Natural Finish Pressed Foundation SPF 20 - Colorscience
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Mineral makeup is often recommended for sensitive skin because they are less likely to cause an allergic reaction than most traditional makeup products. If you are looking for a base makeup that will not irritate the skin, the Colorscience Natural Finish Pressed Foundation SPF 20 will be a great choice. The pressed powder is a mineral-based makeup that is free of talc, synthetic dyes, and drying alcohol so it is safe for sensitive skin. The powder also contains hydrating natural oils that can provide a natural finish on the skin, whether it is applied with a brush or a sponge.

Posted by Manu Luize
Manu Luize is a fashion and beauty blogger with over 10 years of experience. As an expert in fashion and beauty, she has been writing about chic outfits, stunning nail art, amazing decor tips, and great travel destinations.