MAKE-UP
FOR SENSITIVE SKIN

Women with sensitive skin are often keen to cover up redness, dry patches or blemishes with foundation, plus they may well want to use other make-up products to beautify their eyes, sculpt their cheeks and enhance their smile. But many fear the backlash effect that often goes hand in hand with make-up: Discomfort, redness and reactions. 

YOUR QUESTIONS
OUR ANSWERS

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What causes sensitive skin?

Sensitive skin has two main causes. First, its surface barrier is weakened, allowing external irritants to penetrate more deeply. Second, the nerve endings in the skin are hypersensitive, firing off pain signals in response to harmless stimuli. To soothe sensitive skin, make sure you cleanse gently with a micellar water, followed by a thermal water mist and an moisturizer.

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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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Why is my skin sensitive to touch?

If your skin experiences discomfort when you simply touch it, you may have very sensitive skin. In sensitive skin, the nerve endings are hypersensitive, firing off pain signals in response to harmless stimuli. However, if your skin is sensitive due to being red and inflamed, you should see a doctor to make sure there is no infection or other medical issue to explain it.

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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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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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SENSITIVE SKIN NECESSARILY
LOOKS DIFFERENT.

FALSE

One of the frustrating things about sensitive skin is that however annoying your symptoms may be, doctors will often say the skin is “normal” since it shows no visible signs. But clued-in dermatologists will recognise the features of sensitive skin and recommend specific treatments for sensitized or hypersensitive skin.
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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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MAKE-UP
FOR SENSITIVE SKIN

Luckily, help is at hand in the pharmacy! In the article below, you will learn how to choose the right make-up products for your sensitive complexion by checking the label for allergens, trying before you buy and choosing products that will enhance rather than harm your skin. We’ll also tell you how to look after your products to keep them in tip top condition.

Finally, you’ll discover a complete make-up routine for sensitive skin covering everything from concealer to BB cream to foundation to blush. Empowered with the right knowledge, your sensitive skin can dare to wear make-up!

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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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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.
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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.

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.