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The best skincare products for sensitive skin

These gentle skin-savers help soothe and heal sensitised skin.

Dermalogica Ultracalming Redness Relief Primer SPF20, $108 (22.2ml)
, is a silicone makeup base that camouflages redness with a sheer green tint, while providing relief for skin irritation with yeast, oat extracts and oat kernel oil.

Bioderma Sensibio Lait Cleansing Milk Sensitive Skin, $26.90 (250ml), not only purifies the skin, it contains golden algae extract to increase skin tolerance and reduce sensitivity over time.

Atache Soft Derm Soft Repare, $115 (50ml), is a lightweight night cream that soothes red and inflamed skin with thermal water, seaweed extract and aloe vera gel.

La Roche-Posay Micellar Water, $32.90 (400ml), gently removes dirt, impurities and makeup, and sweeps away free radicals with antioxidants. Formulated for sensitive skin, it is free of parabens, soap and alcohol.

Estelle & Thild Biocalm Optimal Comfort Rescue Oil, $60 (30ml)
, replenishes dry and sensitive skin with oat-based hydrating ingredients. It also calms skin with black elderflower and apricot oil, and supposedly stimulates collagen production.

Eucerin Volume-filler Eye Care, $69 (15ml), gently firms up the eye area and smooths fine lines. It also protects sensitive skin with SPF15 and a UVA filter, and is free of perfume and alcohol.

Dr. Belter Couperosis Hydroprotective Cream, $168 (50ml), treats damaged skin, fragile capillaries and light sensitivity with ingredients that are said to firm and strengthen skin.

Dr. Andrew Weil for Origins Mega-mushroom Skin Relief Face Mask, $79 (100ml), is enriched with sea buckthorn berry, a Traditional Chinese Medicine ingredient, as well as three powerful mushrooms, to rebuild the protective barrier of stressed skin.


This article was originally published in Simply Her September 2015.

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