Sensitive skin tends to be pale, red and fragile, and it may also appear blotchy or flushed. This skin type tends to freckle quickly with sun exposure, and it can become easily irritated when in contact with various substances. This skin type may also be prone to rosacea, eczema or other inflammatory skin conditions.
Finding anti-aging skincare suitable for sensitive skin is not an easy task, because many anti-aging products on the market can include aggressive, skin-resurfacing ingredients. Sensitive skin types should steer clear from exfoliating scrubs, cell-renewing ingredients like Glycolic Acid, and products with added fragrances. Beneficial ingredients for sensitive, aging, rosacea-prone skin include soothing moisturizers such as aloe and jojoba as well as gently effective antioxidants. Pycnogenol® is a noteworthy antioxidant that has been shown to provide both skin calming and anti-aging benefits when topically applied. Among its findings, Pycnogenol® has been shown to help stabilize the capillary system, increase skin’s resistance to irritation and improve circulation to reduce the look of under eye puffiness or swelling.