Be Kind To Your Skin: Products That Work For Everyone
Old-school tips on skincare taught us to stick to products targeted to a specific skin type: oily, dry, aging, acne-prone, and sensitive. Categorizing our skincare can be limiting as many of us deal with a combination of skincare issues, and products targeting an issue can be packed with harsh chemicals that do more harm than good.
The upside: A lot of companies are moving towards making natural products designed for sensitive skin, but that work for everyone. Research in dermatology and skincare has taught us about the negative effects of external damage to our skin, from the sun to pollution. All of these factors, including stress and diet, can irritate our skin, regardless of “skin type.” Products intended for sensitive skin are formulated with natural and gentle ingredients, they work for all skin types, and you won’t have to worry about breaking out, over-drying, or heavy pore-clogging moisturizers.
Here are some skincare product lines devised for sensitive skin that we, all skin types, love.
Designed by doctors, this company truly utilizes science and research to bring only the most effective, yet safe products. The Cicapair line of Dr. Jart products is formulated with Centella Asiatica Complex, herbs that protect skin from environmental stressors and target redness and inflammation.
Tiger Grass Color Correcting Treatment ($52) – Neutralizes redness and protects skin with SPF 30!
Tiger Grass Cream ($48) – Soothes redness and itching caused by dryness, while replenishing skin’s moisture barrier.
The philosophy of Simple is simply…be kind. All Simple products are made with vitamins, leaving out harsh chemicals, artificial dyes, perfumes, and parabens.
Ultra-light Gel Moisturizer ($8.40) – Great for oily skin, this gel formula absorbs quickly and hydrates without the greasy feel.
Micellar Cleansing Water ($5.12) – Removes makeup and impurities and boosts hydration.
Using traditional herbal processing methods as inspiration, Belif products are formulated with natural herbs to maintain the skin’s ideal condition.
Cleansing Herb Water ($26) – Non-oily and non-irritating, skin is left refreshed, clean, and clear.
Aqua Gel Oil ($48) – A lightweight oil that transforms skin for a natural, no-makeup feel.
Bergamot Herbal Extract Toner ($28) – Made with bergamot and sage and perfect for combination skin.
The True Cream Aqua Bomb ($22) – A gel-cream that moisturizes and forms a protective layer to keep skin safe from external damage.
Hungarian Water Essence ($42) – The beauty secret of Hungarian water comes from Hungarian Queen Elizabeth and its no wonder she kept it secret as it leaves skin supple and soft.
Originated in a Swiss medical institute, Alchimie Forever products are dermatologist-tested and designed to solve long-term skin concerns. Antioxidants and botanicals provide gentle and effective anti-aging results for even the most sensitive skin.
Gentle Cream Cleanser ($41) – pH balanced and infused with extracts to brighten skin, reduce redness, and fight free radical damage.
Antic Calming Cream ($69) – As the name suggests, this cream calms the skin, minimizing signs of stress and fatigue with natural antioxidants.
Pai literally means “goodness.” Pai products ensure they’re good to skin, avoiding any ingredients that have the potential to upset or imbalance skin.
Chamomile & Rosehip Calming Day Cream ($60) – calms the appearance of skin prone to redness with organic ingredients.
Orange Blossom BioAfinity Skin Tonic ($56) – For dry and aging skin, this tonic is rich in essential vitamins, minerals, and amino acids.
Rosehip BioRegenerate Oil ($40) – Fatty acids and antioxidants reduce the appearance of fine lines and promote elasticity.
Camellia & Rose Gentle Hydrating Cleanser ($50) – A gentle cleanser infused with camellia and rose extract to help skin retain moisture while lifting away makeup.
–Claudia Mercado is a beauty-obsessed writer living in Long Beach, CA