Do you struggle to find the right cream for your delicate dermis? Check your skincare products for these hero ingredients
There are a plethora of beauty buys available which are specific for every skin concern, from oily and dry to sensitive. But have you ever tried a product which claims to be gentle on delicate skin but still find it irritates? Cheryl Woodman, founder of scientific skincare brand Honesty, has compiled her top all-natural ingredients which are suitable for even the most sensitive of skin.
1 COLLOIDAL OATMEAL (FINELY GROUND-UP OAT POWDER)
Used for centuries as a skin soothing oatmeal bath, our ancestors long understood the benefits of oatmeal before science proved their theory. Oatmeal contains natural anti-histamine active ingredients called avenanthramides combined with immune boosting beta-glucans, which work in harmony to relieve and protect sensitive skin.
Uniquely named, this sensitive skin hero is naturally found in the roots of the comfrey herb. Allantoin is known for its abilities to speed up your body’s natural healing process and for its skill in helping skin to become more tolerant. What’s more, it is one of a handful of FDA registered skin protectants making it a natural must-have for sensitive types.
Natural alpha-bisabolol is an ingredient not so well known, derived from a beauty staple that’s extremely popular: chamomile. Bisabolol can be extracted from chamomile to leave only the actively soothing, results driven portion which is the element responsible for chamomile’s anti-inflammatory, sensitive-skin friendly reputation. Hello beautiful!
4 VITAMIN E
No skincare routine is compete without a hearty dose of antioxidants. Vitamin E is the perfectly devoted antioxidant for sensitive types as it helps to build skin’s resilience, aiding its defence against aggressors.
5 ROSEHIP SEED OIL
High in skin repairing omega 3 and 6, rosehip oil provides sensitive complexions with the nutrients they need to repair. Couple this with the ingredient’s natural content of anti-ageing vitamin A, rosehip seed oil will soon become your most-loved skincare ingredient.
6 ZINC OXIDE
An ingredient associated most with mineral sunblock, zinc oxide is a proven active which also plays a very important role in your skin’s healing biology. Often found in baby creams, zinc oxide aids your complexion in conquering the often experienced rashes and reactions associated with a sensitive skin type.