Struggling with sensitive skin is awful — no one wants to deal with redness, itchy or dry patches, and sudden-onset irritation. And even though you’re diligent about washing your face twice per day and prioritizing moisturizer, your sensitive skin may be amplified by harmful, harsh ingredients in the staple products you use in your makeup or cleansing routines. Even if you think you’re buying clean products from natural food stores, it still might not be enough to kick the irritation. That’s why it’s incredibly important to ensure what you put on your face and body is fragrance-free, non-comedogenic, hypoallergenic, and clinically proven and dermatologist tested for sensitive skin. Period.
Most of all, to care for your sensitive skin, watch out for harsh detergents, chemicals like phthalates, sodium lauryl sulfate, DEA’s and parabens, and petroleum (which can cause breakouts). The good news? It’s as simple as reading labels and using clean-ingredient products that will gently soothe, restore and replenish your skin’s natural glow. Here are our top 5 favorite nourishing products for sensitive skin.
1. THE CLEANSER: Eliminate Dirt & Unwanted Oils, Without Over Drying
For a cleanser that’s gentle enough to use multiple times each day, but that effectively removes dirt and makeup, everclēn’s Facial Cleanser is where it’s at. Whether you need a rinse after hot yoga, a clean slate to redo your makeup before a dinner date, or a fresh face before bed, this creamy formula nourishes and soothes your skin and restores its natural glow without clogging pores. Plus, as usual, it’s free of parabens, gluten, GMOs, synthetic colors and fragrances — basically all the bad stuff that makes you dry out and breakout.
2. THE HYDRATING TONER: Spritz to Refresh Immediately, Anytime, Anywhere
If you struggle with dry skin yearound, or go from gym to office to après (as most of us busy women do), everclēn’s Facial Toner will be your best friend. Especially in summer when muggy temps can get us down! Spritz on your face two to three times for a dose of moisture to nourish and refresh your complexion, instantaneously. Use it any time of the day to quench your skin or reset your makeup — and it literally takes two seconds. Perfect for deskside, rearview mirror or elevator application, mist this toner on for a healthy, natural glow.
3. THE ULTIMATE CREAMY MOISTURIZER: Kiss Chronic Dryness Goodbye
Your moisturizer is perhaps one of the most important tools in your beauty arsenal. With the right hydrant, you can stave off chronic dryness, tackle red patches, and nourish your skin keeping it soft and supple. But be wary, avoid fragrances which often go hand in hand with mainstream and even some “unscented” products. Instead, make sure it says “fragrance-free” on the label. And at minimum, moisturize morning and night. everclēn’s Face Cream contains calming essential oils and botanicals to help soften and soothe skin, without irritation. (And of course, absolutely no fragrances!) This zero-irritant formula hydrates and protects like a champ.
4. THE UNDER-EYE DREAM CREAM: Bye-Bye Bags
Notice puffiness, dark circles, or bags underneath your eyes when you first wake up? You’re not the only one. Whether it’s from late nights, life stress, inflammation or seasonal sensitive skin, most of us deal with under-eye skin issues. The skin around your eyes is super thin and therefore very delicate. Excess rubbing only makes matters worse. Instead, get ahead of the bags by touching a pea-sized amount of everclēn’s Eye Cream to the area before bed. Make this part of your nightly ritual to hydrate, firm and nourish the tender skin here.
5. THE TOTAL-BODY MOISTURIZER: Almonds for the All-Amazing Glow
We’re talking a lot about face care here, but don’t worry: we haven’t forgotten about your body! Ensuring your skin is properly moisturized is a must in your daily self-care ritual. Not only will staying on top of your skin’s hydration help ward off dry, itchy, flaky skin, but it will also make you feel amazing in body and spirit. Taking a few minutes out of your day to combine oils with a massage, prioritizing yourself can act like a mini meditation. Trust us: after a hot shower when your pores are open and receptive to moisture, try it with Almond Glow Body Lotion. This vegetarian blend of pure peanut, olive and lanolin oils soften, soothes and conditions skin head to toe. It’s our favorite way to energize for a long day ahead, or wind down and relax before bed. Because you deserve it.