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Any skin needs care, especially sensitive skin: it should be nourished, moisturized, toned, soothed and irritation prevented. Increased hypoallergenic requirements are applied to creams for this type of epidermis. But we must remember: skin sensitivity can be triggered by different factors, so the same cream is suitable for one person, but will not be good for the skin of another.
Here is a rating of the 8 best creams for sensitive facial skin in two price segments – inexpensive and premium.
Best inexpensive creams for sensitive facial skin
3. Mizon all in one snail repair cream
Score : 4.3
Cream from Korea, Mizon All in one snail repair cream, is suitable for sensitive oily skin. It is based on nourishing and valuable snail slime, which has been used in cosmetology for over a thousand years. The mucus in the total mass is all 92%, so using the cream is like massaging with Achatina snails in a specialized office, so high is the concentration of the active ingredient. For this reason, the product should be used either as indicated or as prescribed by a cosmetologist. So, the cream should be used for skin that is characterized by oiliness, there is a tendency to form acne.
In addition, snail slime helps to cope with such problems as scars and scrapes (mainly shallow and fresh formations are subject to correction), stretch marks, burns and post-traumatic traces, ingrown hair on any part of the body. Mucin, secreted by a snail, significantly accelerates the regeneration of epidermal cells, respectively, levels the skin and its color. There is a regulation of sebaceous glands, it helps to reduce the formation of rashes. Mucus is also a natural antibiotic that helps maintain healthy skin microflora.
Other ingredients in the cream favor rejuvenation, activation of dormant stem cells, enhancing local immunity, moisturizing and normalizing the water balance, birch sap lightens the skin a little, and plant extracts nourish the epidermis. The manufacturer notes: the cream is designed for oily skin, respectively, its main function – the regulation of sebum, possibly a feeling of tightness and some dryness. In this case, it is recommended to use an additional cream for moisturizing. Users, however, note that not everyone has such an effect.
- Complex nutrition and stabilization of the epidermis;
- Smoothing of scars, scars;
- 92% snail slime;
- Noticeable improvement of the skin.
- Skin dryness and a feeling of tightness are possible.
The Saem Urban Eco Harakeke Fresh
Score : 4.4
The next cream in this review, The Saem Urban Eco Harakeke Fresh, is developed in Korea and is part of a caring series for sensitive skin. It is based on New Zealand flax extract which has a soothing and sedative effect. The product softens the skin, infuses it with moisture and minerals to maintain a healthy balance and aesthetics.
The protective barrier is restored and the epidermis “remembers” how to resist irritating factors. The natural hyaluronic acid and chondroitin in the product improves the transport of moisture and other substances into the deeper layers of the skin, prevents the transdermal loss of moisture and improves skin texture, including the smoothing of small “dry” folds.
When the cream is applied, the metabolic processes in cells are activated, the synthesis of elastin and collagen is improved, and the antioxidant potential of the skin is increased. Of the unpleasantness, we note a weakly pronounced, but still sticky film. Fortunately, the cream blends well with cosmetic products, so it can be used under makeup.
- Part of a sensitive skin care regimen;
- Combines with cosmetic products;
- Economical usage of the jar;
- Restores the skin’s natural defenses.
- Remains slightly sticky on the skin;
- No spoon to scoop cream from the jar.
1.Vichy Aqualia Thermal moisturizing cream for dry and very dry skin
Vichy Laboratories has developed a unique “isotonic cocktail” formula included in the Aqualia Thermal cream to hydrate dry and very dry facial skin. This complex is aimed at restoring and maintaining the water and mineral balance of the epidermis. It is noted that the skin smoothes out so-called “dry folds”, it looks healthy, and the moisturizing does not feel greasy and heavy, as it usually does with other creams in the budget segment.
The effect lasts up to 48 hours, but daily care does not cancel it out. The manufacturer used 97% natural ingredients, the main one being thermal water. Its structure penetrates into the upper layers of the skin better than other liquids, and the mineral composition just makes up for the lack of microelements in the epidermis cells. Mannose sugar also provides nourishment. A large amount of natural hyaluronic acid in the cream also helps retain moisture without a film effect and prevents transepidermal losses.
No mineral oils that clog pores or heavy silicones or other synthetic components. Tested by dermatologists, it showed excellent results. Vichy Aqualia Thermal gets mainly positive feedback, women noticed its pleasant texture and desired effect. It is suitable for day and nighttime use.
- 97% natural ingredients;
- Noted effect of moisturizing and soothing very dry skin;
- For night and day use;
- Two product forms – with dispenser and in a jar.
- high price per volume.
The best creams for sensitive facial skin in the mid-range and premium segment
GERnetic International Synchro
GERnetic International Synchro base regenerating nourishing cream is part of the sensitive skin care program of the same name. It is used to treat aesthetic features and skin defects: acne, scars and scars, age-related changes to varying degrees. The active complex stimulates physiological processes in skin cells and supports them. The main components have a low molecular weight and are maximally absorbed by the epidermis, so the efficiency of the cream is high.
The manufacturer claims that the complex is able to penetrate into the lymph, and blood, even to normalize the regeneration of liver and thymus cells, but, as we know, the skin is a powerful protective barrier, so let’s leave this fact without approval. GERnetic International Synchro cream can be used in a course with the manufacturer’s additional care products, with products of other brands, or even as an independent product. Its main purpose is therapeutic, but it is also suitable for supporting effects. Another use of the product is to use it to moisturize and lift the skin tone in pregnant women to prevent stretch marks.
- Therapeutic effect to eliminate scars, stretch marks;
- Can be used as a stand-alone product and in combination;
- For men, women of all ages;
- Can be used anywhere on the body
- Quickly eliminates irritation.
4. HOLY LAND Day Care BIO REPAIR
Israeli HOLY LAND Day Care BIO REPAIR day cream is great for moisturizing cells and promoting skin regeneration. It also has SPF-15 sun protection. The product is suitable for use during recovery from traumatic, therapeutic and cosmetic procedures, helps well with couperose, reduces the sensitivity of problematic epidermis.
It contains innovative complexes – Repair Complex (plant oils and extracts), collagen and elastin, vitamin E and a sun protection filter. Together they provide a needed dose of nutrients and stimulants, the cream is suitable for all skin types, including sensitive skin.
- For all skin types;
- Reduces the sensitivity of the epidermis;
- Therapeutic effect for couperose, in the recovery period.
- Not everyone likes the natural smell of the cream.
3. La Biosthetique Methode Douceur Sensitive Hydratante
La Biosthetique Methode Douceur Sensitive Hydratante cream gets good reviews. It is based on valuable natural oils and phytosterols that nourish the cells with structured water and help reinforce the skin’s natural protective barrier and maintain a feeling of comfort.
By the way, it is oat lipid phytosterols, which in addition, fill skin cells with fatty acids, that eliminate the symptoms of hypersensitivity. Squalane and glycerine soothe the epidermis while vitamin E inhibits the appearance of free radicals. La Biosthetique Methode Douceur Sensitive Hydratante cream is recommended for men and women of any age with hypersensitive and dry skin. As users note, the French manufacturer’s product really helps with epidermis problems.
- All-day skin hydration;
- Cumulative effect of improving skin aesthetics and health;
- For men and women.
2. Biotherm Aquasource Night Spa
The Biotherm Aquasource Night Spa cream mask from South Korea is designed primarily to saturate dry and normal skin with moisture. Users note: it has a dense structure, but the product is applied evenly, does not create a greasy film, it helps to smooth the skin, reduces dehydration line and disappear fine wrinkles for most women.
The cream can be used in the traditional way – apply a thin layer of the product and massage on the skin or make a nourishing mask for 5 minutes under a gauze napkin, especially useful for irritated and severely dehydrated skin.
- Use as a cream and as a mask;
- Intensely replenishes moisture to the skin;
- Smoothes dry skin and evens out skin tone;
- Visible improvement for distressed skin
- Optimal price for the medium segment.
- There are numerous people for whom the cream is not suitable.
1. Dr.Jart+ Cicapair Restorative Anti-stress Facial Cream
South Korean Cicapair line cream is designed not just for sensitive skin, but for irritated skin – it is a product for urgent restoration of the epidermis. The active ingredients include stimulating the regeneration processes of Centella asiatica, anti-inflammatory herbal complex and soothing Panthenol, a strong antioxidant Chlorophyll.
Such a composition works simultaneously in several directions, improving the function of the epidermis, nourishing it and restoring the protective function. The epidermis becomes resistant to sunlight, changes in humidity and temperature, wind. By the way, the cream can be used for daily care, as well as for recovery after cosmetic procedures or treatments.
Another interesting and useful fact about Dr.Jart+ Cicapair Cream: it promotes the healing of small scars due to enhanced cell regeneration. The main effect of hydration lasts for up to 24 hours, the cream lays well under makeup.
- Smoothes scars and irregularities on the facial skin;
- Active hydration for 24 hours;
- Excellent absorption without greasy shine or stickiness;
- Improved resistance to environmental aggressors.