Sensitive Skin

Most skins can be slightly sensitive, and it’s quite normal to get irritated skin from environmental factors (such as sun, heat, cold, dryness and pollution) or reactions to harsh skin products or overuse of particular ingredients.

But a truly sensitive skin is more likely to get stinging, inflammation or redness from the majority of skincare and makeup products they try, making it difficult to find the right skin products. If this sounds like you, O Cosmedics has a range of gentle products to nourish, soothe and protect sensitive skins. 

How do I know if I have sensitive skin? 

Sensitive skin is considered more delicate and easily reacts to soaps, perfumes, skincare products and cosmetics. If you’re prone to rashes, redness, bumps, stinging or burning, rosacea or very itchy skin, these could be signs your skin is sensitive.

While most skins can have these reactions a few points in their life to certain ingredients or external factors, sensitive skins have these symptoms frequently and need to avoid anything that causes these reactions. If you develop these symptoms often, it’s likely you have sensitive skin. 

What causes sensitive skin? 

While many people have sensitive skin due to genetics and have had it since birth, skin sensitivity can occur or begin at any stage of life. It can begin as a child or teenager with conditions such as eczema, acne and allergic reactions, or can start later in life, often triggered by a compromised immune system, allergies, medications, chemicals, environment changes or even psychological stress.

Using the wrong skin over time care can also cause skin sensitivity, for example, excess exfoliation, strong acidic serums, hot water or soaps that strip the skin’s protective barrier. 

Which skincare products should I use on sensitive skin? 

Sensitive skin needs gentle products without harsh chemicals, parabens or fragrance that could cause further sensitivity and irritation. When trying new products, even if they are mild and natural, it is still best to introduce one product at a time and gradually add new products into your routine to ensure you don’t have any adverse reactions.  

Our top products for Dry Skin…

Gentle Antioxidant Cleanser is ideal for dry skin and all sensitive and reactive skins too, with V8 peptide complex that leaves the skin hydrated and refreshed.  

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Repair Serum contains a unique blend of antioxidants, ceramides and anti-irritants to help fortify the skin’s barrier and support the reduction of inflammation. Perfect for irritated, red or reactive skins. 

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Youth Activating Oil Balm is a corrective treatment serum rich in vitamins and fatty acids, which restores the skin’s lipid composition. Perfect for dry and dehydrated skin looking for nourishment. 

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Comfort Cream is your “TLC in a jar” hydrator containing precious oils, EFA’s and super antioxidants. This luxurious cream will hydrate, heal, protect and repair perfect dry, sensitive or damaged skins.

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Mineral Pro SPF 30+ is a daily must for sensitive skins, as your skin will be even more susceptible to the sun than others. A lightweight formula of zinc oxide (mineral sunscreen) means no chemical reactions, with antioxidant resveratrol for additional protection. 

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Looking for personalised advice?

If you’d like to receive tailored skincare advice from professionals, we recommend visiting your nearest O Cosmedics stockist and talking with them. All stockists are highly trained with the O Cosmedics product range and will work with you to create a specialised skin regime to suit.

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