Shopping for products formulated for sensitive skin care can be tricky because you, unlike most, cannot do trial and error. Error might mean serious skin flare ups for sensitive skin types. Rather than risking it, we have found the best moisturiser for dry skin and particularly, for sensitive skin types. Read on for our top five skincare products for sensitive skin picks.
Simple Hydrating Light Moisturizer, $12.15, Guardian
The name says it all. This moisturiser simply does the job with no added fluff. It hydrates and replenishes skin with its ingredients and vitamins. Simple Hydrating Light Moisturizer is non-greasy and has no artificial perfume, colourings, or harsh chemicals. While it is great for sensitive skin types, it really can work with all skin types.
Avene Skin Recovery Cream, $40.70, Guardian
When your skin has already become irritated, apply this moisturiser. Avene Skin Recover Cream calms irritation and gives skin long-lasting protection. It uses parcerine to combat irritation. When combined with Avene Thermal Spring Water, it soothes skin and reduces its reactivity. It only contains a few ingredients—12 to be exact—so you can be assured that it is gentle. No need to worry because it is free of preservatives, paraben, fragrances, and alcohol.
Burt’s Bees Sensitive Daily Moisturizing Cream, $43.00, Sephora
This natural moisturiser was formulated especially for sensitive skin. It is designed to moisturise your skin all day without causing redness and irritation. Cotton extract sustains skin’s moisture, shielding skin from possible irritants. Rice extract moisturises skin and aloe soothes it. It is both natural and gentle and can be used everyday. Burt’s Bees Sensitive Daily Moisturizing Cream is allergy and dermatologist tested.
Clinique Moisture Surge
Popular moisturiser Clinique Moisture Surge gives so much moisture that even when you wash your face, you will still feel your skin is moisturised. It also has a gel-cream formula so it is refreshing when you apply and does not feel like a heavy cream. If you dislike the goopy feeling of face creams, then this it the one to try. Skin is instantly hydrated for a plump, dewy, healthy-looking glow. And yes, it works for 72 hours non stop. So if you are religious about your skincare then you will not have to worry about your skin drying out!
Tony Moly The Black Tea London Classic Cream
Last is this plant-based moisturiser formulated with 51% fermented black tea extract. It is an ultra hydrating moisturiser that penetrates deep into your skin’s layers to nourish and brighten it. Pure high quality black tea extract contains antioxidants and provides its anti-ageing properties.