For sensitive-skin sufferers, choosing skincare products can be a nightmare. Sensitive skin is prone to feeling hot and bothered (think: Sore, dry, itchy, inflamed, and red), and almost anything can trigger these reactions, from certain ingredients in products to the foods eaten or even everyday stress. With the more sensitive souls in mind, Savoir Flair has scoured the skincare world to find the ten best products that will soothe whilst leaving you looking and feeling your very best, with no risk of redness or skin stress.
Click through the gallery to discover the products that will protect and perfect even the most sensitive of skins.
When sensitive skin gets stressed, it’s prone to turning red and raw, and when that happens this is the only product you’ll need. Completely organic and natural, it harnesses the power of black elderflower, apricot, and oat extract to treat irritated skin and to restore radiance whilst calming, soothing, and hydrating.
BUY NOW: Estelle & Thild ‘BioCalm Anti-Redness Rescue Serum’, AED 163/SAR 166, Net-a-Porter
The delicate skin around our eyes is often sensitive to freaky ingredients and harsh chemicals, so treat your peepers with care with this chemical-free eye cream. A 100 percent mineral formula, it not only protects against harmful UVB and UVA rays, but it also nurtures and nourishes skin under and around the eyes to prevent visible dehydration and dryness.
Skinceuticals ‘Mineral Eye UV Defense’, AED 175/SAR 179, BinSina Pharmacy, The Dubai Mall
Gentle enough for babies, this non-abrasive sponge can be used on the most sensitive of skins, even on eczema. Made from mineral- and vitamin-rich Konjac, a pure vegetable fiber, it holds ten times its weight in water, gently exfoliates skin, and is both environmentally and skin friendly. Miranda Kerr, Angelina Jolie, and Victoria Beckham are fans – need we say more?
The Konjac Sponge Co. ‘Baby Face Sponge’, AED 60/SAR 61, Holland & Barrett, The Dubai Mall
Specifically formulated for dry, sensitive skins, this calming cleanser uses thyme, lady’s mantle, chamomile, and milk protein to make for an anti-inflammatory, anti-bacterial, and mineral-rich lather. It works wonders as a body wash too, and it smells like big fluffy marshmallows. Yum.
BUY NOW: Elemis ‘Sensitive Cleansing Wash’, AED 169/SAR 173, Elemis
A super spray to uplift and soothe sensitive skin, this Persian rose-infused facial spritz should be your bag’s best friend. Whenever you’re feeling dry, irritated, red, or generally in need of some TLC, simply spray this rehydrating and calming water all over your face and allow it to sink in. It can be used alone or over makeup, whether you’re on the beach or mid-flight.
The Organic Pharmacy ‘Rose Facial Spritz’, AED 185/SAR 189, Wasl Vita Mall
Curbing the harmful effects of city life, this potent protector is rich in omega-3 and omega-9 oils to combat redness, sensitivity, and discomfort by hydrating, calming, and soothing. Working to reduce inflammation, it provides a protective barrier against pollution and irritants and helps to repair existing damage. Calendula and chamomile calm, whilst beta-glucan helps regulate skin’s reactiveness to stress, so over time you’ll become less sensitive to environmental factors.
REN ‘Evercalm Global Protection Day Cream’, AED 190/SAR 194, Harvey Nichols – Dubai, Mall of the Emirates
When it comes to sensitive skins, this really is – you guessed it – the “dream cream”. The number one bestseller from Lush contains cooling and soothing natural ingredients, including rose water, chamomile, oat milk, and lavender, to offer relief to itchy, dry, or hot and bothered skin. Use on your body, face, and hands for an instant softening and soothing effect.
Lush ‘Dream Cream’, AED 135/SAR 138, The Dubai Mall
To soothe and smooth a sensitive smile, this moisturizing and protective balm beats the rest. Rich in plant oils and butters, it contains calendula to help seal in moisture and ginger, vanilla, and cocoa butter to nourish, soften, and plump up your pout.
Aromatherapy Associates ‘Moisturising Lip Balm’, AED 126/SAR 129, JW Marriott Marquis
Care for sensitive skin whilst you sleep with this nourishing night cream from Burt’s Bees. Formulated with calming aloe, softening cotton extract (which also helps shield skin from potential irritants), and rice extract to moisturize, it’s been proven to look after skin overnight without causing irritation or redness. It’s the best way to bee beautiful.
BUY NOW: Burt’s Bees ‘Sensitive Night Cream’, AED 60/SAR 61, Desertcart
Exfoliators are normally a sensitive-skin nightmare, aggravating and causing more redness and discomfort. Until now. Caudalie’s ‘Gentle Buffing Cream’ is just that, gentle, and it will rid you of dry, dead cells without stressing out your skin. Instead, radiance will be restored and you’ll be left feeling squeaky clean and soft. Use once a week to add a deeper cleanse to your skincare routine.
Caudalie ‘Gentle Buffing Cream’, AED 115/SAR 117, all leading pharmacies