We know how difficult it can be to find the right skin-care essentials when you have specific health conditions, like rosacea, psoriasis, and eczema, dry eye, or just all-around sensitive skin and eyes. In fact, it can be downright terrifying to try out new products when it seems like your skin reacts to every little thing—which is why we took care of the hard part for you. Our collection of sensitive skin testers—many of whom deal with skin irritation and diagnosed skin conditions on a regular basis—used some of the newest items from brands like Avene, Paula’s Choice, and more, to find out once and for all what really works for their sensitive skin type.
According to our panel of experts (which included dermatologists and an ophthalmologist), people with sensitive skin should seek out products that are both hypoallergenic and non-comedogenic (meaning they won’t clog your pores), and that contain active ingredients like ceramides, hyaluronic acid, and niacinamide. They also advised avoiding ingredients like phthalates, fragrances, and alcohol, which may cause irritation, or even a bad skin reaction (*shudders*). We also talked to an ophthalmologist about what you should look for in eye products if you have sensitive eyes, and incorporated that intel into some of these product categories, as well. In the end, each of our winning products received gold stars from our highly selective testers for being both effective and gentle.
Post time: Jul-18-2019