12 of the best products for sensitive skin
Caring for sensitive skin can be a tricky feat, especially when you’re dealing with redness, irritation, itching and tightness, and all you want is your skin to look all glowy and glorious!
We all know the best defence is a good offence, so the trick is to arm yourself with products specifically designed to prevent your sensitive skin from reacting, while treating the symptoms in the process.
We’ve done the hard yards for you and picked some of our favourite products to add to each step in your beauty routine to help give your skin the comforting TLC it needs every day.
12 OF THE BEST SENSITIVE SKIN CARE PRODUCTS
Best sensitive skin cleansers…
Cetaphil Gentle Skin Cleanser
Gentle enough to be used on baby’s skin, this sensitive skin must-have is free from potential irritants such as fragrance, soap and lanolin, and is incredibly effective in removing make-up, dirt and impurities.
Dermal Therapy™ Soap Free Wash
Formulad with naturally-derived ingredients that are known for their immediate hydrating ability, this soap-free cleanser is designed for dry and sensitive skin and itchy or flaking skin. It's also mild enough for daily use on the entire family.
Best sensitive skin scrubs…
Avène Gentle Purifying Scrub
Gently slough away dead skin cells with this super soothing scrub that contains exfoliating microspheres for very mild exfoliation, and is enriched with 66 per cent Avène Thermal Spring Water to calm and relieve the skin.
Natures Organics Australian Pure Lilli Pilli & Wattleseed Face Scrub
Free from harmful chemicals, synthetic fragrance and animal-derived ingredients, this plant based-scrub gently buffs away dead skin cells for a calm and smooth complexion.
Best sensitive skin moisturisers…
The Goat Skin Care Moisturising Cream
Formulated with ultra-moisturising goat’s milk, this face and body cream soothes dry and itchy skin, leaving it feeling relieved and super-hydrated for hours on end.
Bellamer Botanical Skin Care Soothing Balm
A rich, 100 per cent natural skin cream, this soothing skin saviour assists in providing relief for sensitive, irritated and eczema-prone skin. The formula contains healing lavender, calming chamomile, and soothing peppermint in a jojoba and shea butter base.
Best sensitive skin facial wipes…
WOTNOT Naturally Nurturing Facial Wipes – for sensitive skin
Formulated with natural ingredients, these gentle face wipes are suitable for even the most delicate skin. They're also effective at removing dirt, impurities and makeup, including waterproof mascara!
Wet Ones ® Be Gentle Sensitive Medium Pack
Dermatologically tested and pH balanced, these antibacterial wipes have a mild, hypoallergenic formula that contains soothing aloe. Designed for use on the hands, face and body, they're also fragrance, alcohol and paraben-free.
Best sensitive skin lip balms…
Pure Paw Paw Ointment
Made using fresh, fermented Australian fruit, this ointment is a godsend for instantly relieving dry, chapped and irritated lips, while keeping them soft and hydrated.
Blistex Lip Conditioner SPF 15
Enriched with cocoa butter, vitamin E, grapeseed and olive oils, this conditioning balm is a dream for an irritated pout. The added benefit of SPF will also help protect sensitive lips from the harmful effects of the sun.
Best sensitive skin first-aid...
As well as being formulated to help relieve the itch, irritation and sensitivity associated with chickenpox and shingles, this mousse and gel duo also helps relieve the itchy and inflamed skin associated with dermatitis, sunburn, prickly heat, hives, insect bites and other skin irritations. Talk about an all-rounder!
Nexcare Sensitive Skin Pads - 4 Pack ($12.95, selected Amcal pharmacies)
These gentle skin pads are a good alternative to regular adhesive bandages, which can sometimes irritate sensitive skin. They feature a gentle, silicone-based hypoallergenic adhesive and soft cloth dressing to promote wound-healing, without irritating your skin.
Do you have sensitive skin? What products do you use to soothe irritation?