Gentle hydrating skincare ingredients for sensitive skin

For dry, sensitive skin, it can be difficult to find products with ingredients that don’t cause redness, breakouts, or irritation. The more sensitive your skin is, the more you should be paying attention to the ingredients in the skin care products that you are purchasing to avoid skin problems. In the winter months especially, it is imperative to find products that help to soothe, hydrate, and nourish dry, sensitive skin.  Here are a few ingredients and tips for those with sensitive skin when it comes to finding and using the right products. 

Check the labels  

If your skin is already on the dry side, it’s best to avoid ingredients like sulfates, parabens, and anything that can be excessively drying. Always check the labels when shopping for new products. If you are searching for a cleanser, body wash, shampoo, or conditioner, it’s best to avoid sulfates and parabens as they can be very drying to the skin and cause flakes, itchiness, dry skin, and irritation.   

Patch test  

If your skin is hypersensitive and you often experience skin breakouts, redness, or irritation when you are trying new products, patch test a small area on your skin first to see how you react to the product. To conduct a patch test properly. Clean a small area of your skin, apply the product, and cover with a band-aid. Once the product and band-aid are applied, allow to sit for 24 hours. Remove the band-aid the next day. There may be slight skin discoloration due to the band-aid but it will fade. If there is redness, bumps, itchiness, or irritation, rinse the skin with cool water and seek medical attention if the issue is severe. 

Ingredients to look for 

When it comes to dry, sensitive skin, certain ingredients are considered holy grail ingredients for keeping skin hydrated, nourished, and moisturized. Not only are these ingredients great for hydration, but they also typically work well with sensitive skin. The first ingredient is Hyaluronic Acid. Hyaluronic Acid, also known as nature’s moisture magnet, works to draw moisture to the skin while helping to provide the skin with essential hydration, working to help keep skin healthy, plump, and younger-looking. Another highly effective hydrating ingredient is Alkaline water. Alkaline water helps to hydrate, moisturize, and support the skin's natural pH balance. Our Hydrating Collection is infused with highly effective hydrating ingredients to keep skin well moisturized and nourished. Coconut Water is another potent hydrating ingredient that works to keep the skin well moisturized.  For essential hydration during the day, our Hydrating Day Cream with Hyaluronic Acid intensely moisturizes and quenches thirsty skin throughout the day. If you are looking for hydration around the eyes, our Ultra Hydrating Alkaline Water Eye Gel with Hyaluronic Acid and Alkaline Water instantly helps to hydrate and balance moisture while soothing and de-puffing eyes.