If you suffer from sensitive or allergy prone skin, it can seem like your skin, and the world of skincare is against you. The highly reactive nature of sensitive and allergy-prone skin can mean that you are extremely limited in terms of the variety of skincare and makeup products that you can apply to your skin. When you have extremely sensitive skin, it can mean your skin’s barrier is compromised, so it is unable to repair itself and retain moisture and hydration. In order to keep your skin healthy and hydrated, it is important to opt for the right moisturisers, that will not exasperate sensitive or allergy prone skin. If you’re looking for the best moisturisers for irritated skin, we got your back!
1) La Roche Posay Toleriane Sensitive Riche
This is pretty much the perfect moisturiser for sensitive skin; it is specifically formulated for skin that is sensitive, intolerant, dry, tight and itchy. It contains highly soothing and repairing ingredients such as squalene – a natural emollient to help slow excessive dehydration and Shea butter to restore the skin’s protective barrier. As is typical of La Roche Posay products, this rich moisturiser also contains La Roche-Posay thermal spring water which is cooling and soothing for the skin. The best part of this moisturiser is it has the seal of approval from Allergy UK!
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2) Avene Rich Skin Recovery Cream
This product is a brilliant moisturiser for irritated skin. It comes in two varieties – ‘skin recovery cream’ and ‘rich skin recovery cream’. The former offers restorative properties without being too rich for oilier skin types, while the latter offers a rich cream for those who require an extra boost. Avene claims that this moisturiser ‘rapidly calms irritations and gives long-lasting protection to naturally sensitive skin or skin that has become irritable’. It contains parcerine, which combats irritation and calms sensitivity, as well as Avene thermal spring water which soothes the skin. Both the Skin Recovery Cream and the Roch Recovery Cream are preservative-free, paraben-free, fragrance-free and alcohol-free, so they won’t exasperate any existing irritation of the skin.
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3) Eucerin UltraSensitive Soothing Care (Dry Skin)
This Eucerin product is a brilliant moisturiser for irritated skin.It is clinically formulated and tested to be tolerated well by sensitive skin and to improve the sensitivity and hydration of the skin. This is due to a clever ingredient called SymSitive, which targets the root cause of hypersensitivity in the skin, and acts as a sensitivity ‘regulator’. As with any good product for sensitive skin, this moisturiser has a short list of ingredients, which excludes preservatives, paraffin, fragrance, alcohol, colourants and emulsifiers, so there are no hidden nasties in this moisturiser! This moisturiser is also a great makeup base, so it can work to improve and protect your skin while you’re dolled up!
Unlike many other mainstream brands, Eucerin takes its anti-reaction focus to the next level, by packaging their moisturiser in anti-contamination packaging, to protect the formulas from impurities and oxidation.
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4) Aveeno Moisturising Lotion
Aveeno is a brand often associated with mild products that are geared towards sensitive skin types. It’s no wonder it produces a brilliant moisturiser for irritated skin! This lotion is perfect for use on any skin, including babies and eczema sufferers. As with all Aveeno products, the star of this show is colloidal oatmeal. Colloidal otmeal is fantastic for helping skin to retain hydration, repairing it and calming it. The presence of colloidal oatmeal in the product, along with its glycerin content, makes this a godsend of a moisturiser for irritated skin, particularly as you can purchase it for circa £5!
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