How to Take Care of Sensitive Skin
Nearly 70% of women and 60% of men suffer from sensitive skin. Sensitive skin can be described as skin that overreacts to irritation to allergens with burning, stinging, itching, and inflammation. Some even report tightness and dryness as symptoms associated with skin sensitivity.
Finding skincare products that won’t irritate sensitive skin can be extremely difficult as many ingredients can cause a reaction. Ingredients such as fragrances, retinol, alcohol, and petroleum can trigger a flare-up in the skin.
What Causes Sensitive Skin?
Sensitive skin can be caused by a genetically thin lipid barrier or a skin condition such as rosacea or eczema. A thin lipid barrier means your skin has trouble keeping moisture locked into the skin as well as keeping external aggressors out. This results in skin reactions and dryness leading to sensitivity.
If you do not have a thin lipid barrier but still suffer from skin sensitivity, you may have a skin condition that is triggered by your immune system. This means you may experience a skin condition that has specific symptoms that can be recognized by a doctor or dermatologist.
What Kind of Conditions Cause Sensitive Skin?
There are many kinds of skin conditions that result in skin sensitivity, the most well-known being eczema, psoriasis, rosacea, and dermatitis. Let’s dive into the symptoms of each condition.
Eczema (Atopic dermatitis) is a non-contagious skin condition that causes inflammation, dryness, redness, and itching.
Thick red patches of skin as well as silvery scales are associated with Psoriasis. Can affect most of the body including the face, elbows, knees, palms, and more.
A skin condition that causes inflammation, red skin, and a rash typically on the nose and cheeks. Symptoms tend to come and go and can be brought on by stress or outside aggressors.
Generally used to describe itchy, dry, red, irritated skin caused by genetics and exacerbated by external agents such as UV light or allergens. Common types are atopic dermatitis (eczema), seborrheic dermatitis, and contact dermatitis.
What are the Best Skincare ingredients for Sensitive Skin?
Some of the best skincare ingredients for sensitive skin are often overlooked by the industry. These ingredients include:
- Aloe Vera
This ingredient is naturally soothing and hydrating, perfect for sensitive dry skin.
- Hyaluronic Acid
This formula is designed to attract water molecules to the skin and help retain moisture throughout a long period of time.
Polyhydroxy Acids (PHAs) gently exfoliate while binding hydration into the skin. A great choice for those who find BHAs or AHAs too aggressive for their skin.
Providing the skin with antioxidants, ingredients such as niacinamide, vitamin E, and daisy extract help reduce inflammation and improve skin texture and tone.
- Hemp Extract
This extract works on two levels for those with sensitive skin providing both stress relief and reducing overall inflammation. This ingredient soothes the body and the mind helping reduce irritation and flare-up severity.
Nourishing Skincare to Soothe and Protect Sensitive Skin
For sensitive skin, skincare is an important tool to both soothe irritation and protect skin from triggers. The best skin care will provide the lipid barrier an extra defense from blue light and environmental aggressors as well as lock in moisture to combat dryness.
The Audrose Activator and Serum Concentrate create the perfect sensitive skincare duo together. These two products are expertly designed to offer skin professional levels of active ingredients to reduce irritation and protect skin from external irritants. Each product is fragrance-free, dye-free, vegan, and cruelty-free as well as allergy-tested and dermatologist approved.
ORCHID STEM CELLS
Promotes hydration, increased elasticity, and rejuvenation. Orchid Stem Cells boost communication between stem cells and fibroblasts making it a plant-based growth factor. Firms and lifts skin reducing the signs of aging.
POLYHYDROXY ACID (PHA)
This is the new generation of Alpha Hydroxy Acid. PHA is a humectant that attracts water molecules to the skin. It infuses the skin with hydration reducing wrinkles, improving skin texture, and exfoliating.
This super alga is rich in intracellular nutrients found deep in areas of the Pacific and Indian oceans. Naturally rich in minerals, omegas, and amino acids, this active helps skin retain the natural moisture balance, improves texture, and temporarily enhances skin elasticity.
HONEYSUCKLE FLOWER EXTRACT
Japanese honeysuckle flower extract is sourced from an eco-friendly extraction process that utilizes the flower’s molecules while maintaining soothing capabilities. This extract possesses antioxidant properties that soothe redness and dry skin as well as improve skin texture.
Serum Concentrate Ingredients
PHYTO-MOLECULAR SKIN SCIENCE®
This patented broad-spectrum hemp extract-infused formula is designed with a complex delivery system for maximum absorption. Formulated with plant-derived ingredients and antioxidants, Phyto-Molecular Skin Science® hydrates, soothes, and plumps.
Our supplier of pharmaceutical-grade hemp extract sources hemp from U.S. farms that follow sustainable organic practices. Each bottle of Serum Concentrate contains 200mg of hemp extract to promote skin health and soothe skin irritation.
APPLE STEM CELLS
Stem cells derived from "Uttwiler Spätlauber” come from a rare Swiss apple with extraordinary longevity. This active reduces elastin degradation and is rich in phytonutrients and metabolites to reduce wrinkles.
Loaded with antioxidants, hibiscus extract provides a source of hydroxy acids to even skin tone and protect skin from pollution. This plant-based growth factor visibly reduces the depth of wrinkles and improves skin texture.
MICRO-ENCAPSULATED HYALURONIC ACID
The new generation of high molecular weight Hyaluronic Acid, this ingredient hydrates skin all day long. Microencapsulation allows actives to penetrate the skin with extended-release technology for 24-hour hydration.
DAISY FLOWER EXTRACT
Produced from the blossoms of the wildflower, Bellis Perennis, these sustainably collected blooms reduce the appearance of dark spots, uneven tone, and signs of aging.
GREEN WALNUT EXTRACT
"Noix de Grenoble" grown in France, this active is rich in powerful antioxidants such as polyphenols, amino acids, and B vitamins. Green walnut extract offers anti-aging effects and hydration.
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