Sensitive skin may appear suddenly and require a bit of work to target, but with a little TLC and the right products and ingredients, you can easily reduce redness and irritation, and restore skin to its calm and healthy self.
Sensitive skin is actually a skin concern, not a skin type, which means that everyone and anyone can experience it. That’s right, even if you identify with having a skin type such as dry or oily, your skin may still be sensitive from time to time. You’ll know your skin is sensitive when you experience symptoms like redness, itchness, bumpy texture, and irritation or burning when applying products. Sensitive skin is incredibly uncomfortable and can be triggered by things like cold weather, over-exfoliation, layering too many active ingredients, and even stress. The best products for sensitive skin will be gentle and calming, working to reduce sensitivity, repair damage, and strengthen the skin’s protective barrier. If you experience a flare-up then you’ll need to strip your skincare back to the basics and focus on using soothing, repairing ingredients like colloidal oatmeal, squalane, and prebiotics.
Scroll down to discover the best By BEAUTY BAY skincare products for sensitive skin.
1. By BEAUTY BAY Prebiotic + Avocado Oil Cleansing Gel
This gel-cream textured cleanser is soothing and gentle, working to remove impurities and refresh skin without leaving it feeling tight, stripped, or irritated. It contains prebiotics to support the skin’s moisture barrier and avocado oil, which cleanses while simultaneously nourishing skin.
2. By BEAUTY BAY Moisture Complex + Algae Face Mask
For skin that feels hot and inflamed, this cooling jelly mask offers instant relief (top tip: store it in the fridge for extra cooling benefits). With an innovative moisture complex (a blend of hyaluronic acid, sodium PCA, and urea) plus hydrating algae, it helps not only to soothe sensitive skin, but also to boost moisture levels/
3. By BEAUTY BAY Colloidal Oatmeal + Oat Lipid Rich Moisturiser
Oat-derived ingredients have impressive benefits for sensitive skin. This rich, buttery moisturiser draws upon the benefits of both oat lipids (rich in ceramides, which strengthen the skin barrier) and colloidal oatmeal, which forms an occlusive layer on skin to protect it. It’s an impressive night cream for sensitive skin, and will also help to target any areas of dryness.
4. By BEAUTY BAY 5% Squalane, Hyaluronic Acid + Polyglutamic Acid Overnight Balm
Heard of slugging? The innovative technique involves applying a thick, occlusive layer to the skin in order to protect the skin barrier and prevent moisture from escaping. It’s a great technique to try if your skin is sensitive, dry, or dehydrated, since it can work to improve your skin overnight. This moisture balm is the perfect product for it – packed with hydrating and nourishing ingredients like hyaluronic acid, polyglutamic acid, and squalane.