What moisturisers should I use if my skin is sensitive

 
Restore and refresh the skin with SkinCeuticals Hydrating B5 Gel. Image source:  @Skinceuticals

Restore and refresh the skin with SkinCeuticals Hydrating B5 Gel. Image source: @Skinceuticals

 

Moisturisers for people with sensitive skin

Calm redness and start treating your skin right

Keep calm and put on moisturiser— The right ones, of course. It’s hard to find good moisturisers that don’t irritate or trigger the skin. You’re probably confused on why you’ve bought products stating to have some sort of floral extracts to calm your skin, yet it does the total opposite. The problem is not the brand or the product. It’s somewhere in the ingredients list.

So, what moisturisers should you use if you have sensitive skin? The most basic ones to recommend are those with 1) no fragrance, 2) no alcohol and 3) water-based or gel formulas. People with mature skin or those who have a combination of dry and sensitive skin would tend to find water-based formulas too thin and would therefore add a cream or an oil to complete their skincare routine.

Here are some recommended moisturisers you can try.

1. SkinCeuticals Hydrating B5 Hyaluronic Acid Gel Moisturiser

This SkinCeuticals gel moisturiser has only 4 ingredients.

The lesser the ingredients, the better— SkinCeuticals Hydrating B5 Hyaluronic Acid Gel Moisturiser replenishes hydration into the skin with Vitamin B5 and Hyaluronic Acid. You can generously apply this to the neck as well.

Editor's Tip: It is also free of parabens.

2. Origins GinZing Oil-Free Energy Boosting Gel Moisturiser

Oil-free gel moisturiser from Origins helps to wake up tired skin with energy-boosting caffeine from Coffee and refreshing Ginseng. Do note that this product contains essential oils like Lemon and Spearmint.

3. Drunk Elephant B-Hydra Intensive Hydration Serum

This lightweight serum has a pH level of 5.7.

Drunk Elephant B-Hydra Intensive Hydration Serum is water for your thirsty skin— Formulated with Pineapple Ceramide and Pro-vitamin B5, the skin is hydrated all day long, leaving the skin dewier and brighter.

Editor's Tip: Remember to put on a physical sunscreen like Umbra Sheer Physical Daily Defense SPF30 in the day. Sunscreen will become your new secret anti-aging product!

4. Biossance Squalane + Probiotic Gel Moisturiser

Formulated with sugarcane-derived sustainable squalane oil.

Biossance Squalane + Probiotic Gel Moisturiser is a weightless moisturiser with squalane and probiotic technology to help reduce the effects of external stressors. It calms the skin from redness and strengthens skin's natural barrier due to the presence of probiotics.

Editor's Tip: We're so happy that Biossance can be found in Singapore!

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