HOW TO CARE FOR
SENSITIVE SKIN

While unsuitable products can leave sensitive skin uncomfortable and feeling a size too small (think harsh peels or cosmetics loaded with unnecessary ingredients), the right skincare routine can go a long way to keeping sensitive skin in its comfort zone.

YOUR QUESTIONS
OUR ANSWERS

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What is the best laundry detergent for sensitive skin?

If you have sensitive skin, you are advised to steer clear of biological detergents as the enzymes in the formulas can irritate skin. Ideally your laundry detergent should be fragrance-, colourant- and paraben-free, as well as being hypoallergenic.

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What is the best moisturizer for sensitive skin?

If you have sensitive skin, you need a moisturizer formulated for this skin type free of common “nasties” such as fragrance, colorant, lanolin and alcohol, and with soothing ingredients such as Neurosensine and La Roche-Posay Thermal Spring Water. Finally, it should also contain prebiotic ingredients to rebalance your skin’s microbiome, aka. its friendly bacteria.

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How can I shave my sensitive skin?

Shaving can stress skin by damaging its surface, causing “razor burn,” particularly on sensitive skin. To shave sensitive skin, first moisten skin with warm water, then massage in a pre-shave oil. Next, make sure your shaving foam is alcohol-free and shave with a single-blade wet razor, pressing very lightly. Follow up with a healing cream with vitamin B5.

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What is sensitive skin?

If you experience unpleasant sensations - pulling, prickling, burning or stinging - in response to factors such as temperature changes, wind, UV, hard water or harsh products, in the absence of a visible rash, you probably have sensitive skin. If you have redness or rashes, you are more likely to have reactive or allergic skin. Consider seeing a dermatologist for a definitive diagnosis.

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OR FALSE

HOW I FEEL IN MYSELF
CAN AFFECT MY SENSITIVE SKIN.

TRUE

Stress and intenseemotion cause blood vessels in the skin to dilate, triggering flushing andsensations of discomfort. Many people find mindfulness or similar relaxationtechniques a valuable ally to keep their sensitive skin in the Zen zone. This approach works best when combined with expert sensitive skincare such as the TOLERIANE range.
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ORGANIC PRODUCTS ARE
THE BEST FOR SENSITIVE SKIN.

FALSE

Just because something is natural does not mean it won’t cause sensitive skin rashes. In fact, many natural plant extracts can bring on those all-too-familiar prickling, burning and stinging sensations. As for allergens, nature is overflowing with them!
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SUN EXPOSURE CAN
HEIGHTEN SKIN'S SENSITIVITY.

TRUE

Sun is can really penalise sensitive complexions.This is because UV rays trigger oxidative stress and inflammation within theskin, causing redness and rashes. Make sure broad spectrum UVA-UVB and long-UVA protection such as the ANTHELIOS range is part of your everyday skincare routine.
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A LONG HOT SHOWER WILL
HELP SOOTHE MY SENSITIVE SKIN.

FALSE

It might ease your muscles after a busy day, buta long hot shower or soak is not a good option for sensitive skin condition. Exposingsensitive skin to hot (and cold) temperatures stimulates the release ofhistamine (the itch molecule), which can trigger the chain reaction ofirritation. It is best to opt for brief, lukewarm showers or baths.
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SKINCARE ROUTINE
FOR SENSITIVE SKIN

In this subsection, you will discover dermatologist-recommended routines to care for your sensitive complexion. The basics? Cleanse with a gentle micellar water, follow with a spritz of naturally soothing thermal spring water and complete with a minimalist-formulation barrier cream enriched with soothing and prebiotic active ingredients.

You will find a handy guide to picking the right products for your sensitive skin, including what “nasties” to look out for, the best packaging to keep products intact and how to patch test your products to ensure you’ll never be left red-faced again. We’ll also give you top product recommendations for sensitive skincare suitable for oily and acne-prone skin, mature skin, dehydrated skin, redness prone skin and more.

OUR SAFETY
COMMITMENTS

Safety standards beyond international cosmetics regulations.

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100% PRODUCTS
ALLERGY TESTED

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One Prerequisite = Zero Allergic reactions
If we detect a single case, we go back to the labs and reformulate
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FORMULA PROTECTION
OVER TIME

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We select the most protective packaging associated with only the necessary preservatives, to guarantee intact tolerance and efficacy over time.
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JUST THE ESSENTIAL,
AT THE RIGHT ACTIVE DOSE

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Developed in collaboration with dermatologist and toxicologist, our products contain only the necessary ingredients, at the right active dose.
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TESTED
ON VERY SENSITIVE
 SKIN

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Our products' tolerance is verified on the most sensitive skin: reactive, allergic, acne-prone, atopic, damaged or weakened by cancer treatments.

DEAR
READERS

The information displayed here is intended for general educational purposes only and should not in any case be a substitute for professional medical advice. You should always seek the advice of a qualified health provider with any medical question.