Best Skincare for Sensitive Skin - Pink Moon

Best Skincare for Sensitive Skin

Not all skincare is created equally. If your skin tends to get easily irritated, it may be time to explore skincare for sensitive skin. 

We know just how nerve-racking trying skincare for sensitive skin can be. Even our founder, Lin, experiences sensitive and reactive skin herself. Before adding any new products to the curation, she tests each one and won’t carry anything that has caused irritation. That means you can shop confidently knowing that all products in our web store are sensitive-skin approved

You don’t necessarily have to be clinically diagnosed with sensitive skin. But, when your skin tends to constantly react adversely to most of the products that you try, it’s usually a sign. Typically, it’s the result of a thin or weak skin barrier that allows irritants such as certain ingredients or the elements to enter and cause those uncomfortable symptoms. Sometimes sensitivity or irritated skin can be caused by hormonal transitions (i.e. puberty, pregnancy, menopause), your mental health / how stressed you are, and climate / pollution.

So, how do you know if you have sensitive skin? While occasional sensitivity to certain products can happen from time to time, if you keep experiencing it as well as other symptoms like itching or redness on a consistent basis, it can signal a sensitive skin mood. On that same note, if you notice that you have extremely dry skin or if you have a condition such as psoriasis or eczema, protecting your delicate epidermis with skincare for sensitive skin that is moisture rich and free from potentially drying ingredients (more about that below) is essential for a healthy complexion. Luckily, today there are plenty of choices available.

Stick to products that are non-comedogenic and hypoallergenic. We also recommend avoiding any with alcohol, strong fragrances, dyes and phthalates. These ingredients tend to be the culprits behind those red reactions. If you want to use active ingredients (think niacinamide, hyaluronic acid, retinol), begin with options that contain a lower concentration

Whenever you introduce a new product to your ritual, it takes at least about a month to begin seeing results. During that time, be mindful of its effects. Pay attention not only to how it makes your skin feel, but also your senses. Is there a certain scent you recognize that triggers irritations? Maybe you need products with lighter textures some days, while other days you need something a little richer. Remember your skin adapts with you as you journey through each phase of life. Nourish it accordingly. 

From your head to your toes, we went ahead and hand-picked the best skincare for sensitive skin that we’ve tested so far.

Earthwise Beauty Marshmallow Face Cleanser

Finally, your delicate skin can indulge in silky, luxurious cleansing. Crafted with a kindly concentrated blend of brewed flowers like calendula and chamomile joined by cold-pressed pumpkin seed and golden jojoba seed oils, it’s simultaneously softening, anti-inflammatory and healing.

Activist Collective Hydration Serum

Hello hydration! You’ll love this tender texture that sinks right in to quench and instantly replenish. Saccharide isomerate keeps your skin hydrated for up to 72 hours while vitamin C calms redness and brightens. 

Unearth Malee Olive Oil Soap

This one-ingredient soap harnesses the ultra-moisturizing properties of organic olive oil to soothe and nourish dry skin. Organic, handmade and free of any fragrances, use it on a daily basis to help keep your skin’s natural pH balanced.

Ode to Self De Palma Facial Oil

The face oil moisturizer is what your sensitive skin has been asking for. Backed by a gentle, lightweight formula and created especially for sensitive skin, this beautiful oil is boosted with rejuvenating jojoba and evening primrose, it quickly absorbs to leave you with a renewed, glowy complexion.