Top Ingredients For Sensitive Skin

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Top Ingredients For Sensitive Skin

If you’re dealing with sensitive skin, you know how tricky it can be to find skincare products that won’t make you feel extra dry, tight, irritated or essentially more sensitive


Sensitive skin can be reactive and triggered by factors out of your control. Think: environmental triggers such as pollution, UV rays, extreme temperature changes, or other culprits such as aging and hormones. 


The good news is that there are plenty of products made especially for sensitive skin; formulated with key ingredients to help you feel calmed and soothed. Here we dive into our top three ingredients for sensitive skin - and where you might find them.


The cells that make up approximately 50% of our skin’s barrier and play an essential role in keeping it healthy, nourished and supple. For those with sensitive skin and dealing with the tell-tale signs of a weak skin barrier (flaky rough patches, itchiness, tightness and so forth) you may be experiencing a loss in Ceramides in the skin. 


So, opt for products enriched with Ceramides to help lock in vital hydration, prevent water loss and maintain a stronger skin barrier. Remember: with a healthy skin barrier, comes improved resilience, smoother texture, visible plumpness and elasticity.


Find this ingredient in our Ultra Calming Cleanser and Ultra Calming Moisturiser Cream (our dynamic duo for sensitive skin).

Niacinamide (Vitamin B3)

A multi-tasker, loved by all skin types - especially those prone to sensitivity and redness. Niacinamide is a barrier-strengthening ingredient known to hydrate and calm the skin while also helping to balance oil production and brighten the complexion. It plays an essential role in kickstarting the production of Ceramides in the skin; helping to retain moisture and provide optimal nourishment and comfort.


You can find this powerful ingredient in many of our products, particularly in our Ultra B² Range.

Panthenol (Provitamin B5)

Another barrier-strengthening ingredient known to calm, soothe and nourish the skin. Panthenol functions in multiple ways; one being a humectant that attracts moisture from the deeper layers of the skin to infuse the top layers with moisture. It’s also an emollient that softens dry, rough, flakey skin and leaves the complexion visibly smooth and supple.


Find this ingredient paired with Niacinamide in our Ultra B² Range - and in our best-selling Ultra DNA³ Complex Recovery Night Cream. 


If you want to learn more about sensitive skin and how to manage it, read our blog: Skincare For Sensitive Skin.