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Best products for sensitive skin

Jessica Padykula is a freelance writer and editor in Toronto, Canada covering a wide range of  topics for several online lifestyle publications. She is a regular contributor for SheKnows, covering travel, style, relationships, health and...

Extra-gentle skin care

Dealing with sensitive skin takes patience, plus products that won’t irritate your face. While many products are geared toward sensitive skin, narrowing down your choices can be difficult. We’ve come up a list of favorites for you to try.

1Gentle cleanserGentle cleanser

Cleansing sensitive skin means using a product that's not only gentle but won't strip skin of its natural oils. Your face will love DDF Sensitive Skin Cleansing Gel ($32), which soothes,  hydrates and removes dirt and makeup. Also try REN Calendula and Arctic Blackcurrant Seed Cleansing Milk Wash ($32), another cleanser that leaves skin clean but calm and hydrated.

2Soothing moisturizerSoothing moisturizer

Sensitive skin is often dry, so you not only need a soothing moisturizer, but something deeply hydrating. One comforting option is Caudalie Vinosource Quenching Sorbet Crème ($40), which offers intense moisture to even very sensitive skin. The silky, lightweight texture makes for a product that absorbs easily and provides instant comfort. Also try Jurlique Soothing Day Care Lotion ($40), which calms and soothes delicate skin.

3Comforting mask

Comforting mask

Masks can offer serious comfort to sensitive skin by delivering a concentrated punch of soothing ingredients where you need them most. We love Korres Yogurt Mask ($29) for its ability to instantly calm and comfort sensitive skin. The refreshing, cooling aspect of the mask makes sensitive, dry skin feel soft, soothed and revitalized.

4Soothing makeupSoothing makeup

If you have sensitive skin you need to find a non-irritating product that hydrates and calms. Try Lancome Teinte Miracle ($37), which provides sheer to moderate coverage. It's made with soothing rose extract and offers all-day hydration as well as smooth, non-cakey coverage. Also try Lorac Natural Performance Foundation ($36), made with soothing and nourishing botanicals beneficial to sensitive skin.

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Ladies with sensitive skin have to take even more precautions than others. It isn't as simple as walking through the beauty aisles thinking, "I'll try this product, and this one, and this one!" However, there are tons of skincare products made for sensitive skin. It's all about narrowing your choices and finding what works best for you. Don't skimp on skincare routines to protect your sensitive skin; instead focus on finding the right products.


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