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    23 Skincare Products You Need To Try If You Have Sensitive Skin

    Me: *touches literally anything* Skin: *breaks out*

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    1. An organic rose water that will hydrate your skin, absorb excess oil, and brighten your complexion — without triggering any Rosacea. CHA CHING.,

    Promising review: "I have suffered from rosacea for about two years now, and most recently, it has turned into acne rosacea. Unfortunately, I have tried oral antibiotics, prescription creams, over-the-counter creams, etc., without any results. After a horrible flare-up that was requiring me to cover my face in green makeup to mask the redness, I decided to try rose water. I like the fact that this product is 100% distilled rose water — no other chemicals or ingredients. My face is ultra sensitive and EVERYTHING causes inflammation, so I wasn't sure how I was going to react to this product. I am pleased to say that after only using this for one day, my redness decreased by about 40%. The acne began to dry up, but my skin did not! Day two and I am at a 60% improvement in redness and my acne is almost completely gone! I HIGHLY recommend this product for anyone suffering with Rosacea." —JmeF

    Get it from Amazon for $17.49.

    2. A soothing lotion to cleanse your sensitive face without making it feel super tight or overly dry. Dare I say, your skin will feel... GOOD!? / Via @weleda_usa

    This cleansing lotion contains organic almond and plum kernel oils, which work overtime to get rid of all the dirt, crud, and oil on your face without dehydrating your skin in the process.

    Promising review: "This is perfect for my sensitive skin! I have dermatitis and skin allergies, on top of rosacea. I've been using this product for several years and it is the only cleanser I have found that does not inflame my skin. It also does not dry my skin out, but instead leaves it feeling healthy and soft. Plus, it removes makeup really well!" —Jessi Hope

    Get it from Amazon for $7.88.

    3. A daily moisturizing cream ideal for both your face and body! If you've ever struggled with eczema, you need to try this paraben-, formaldehyde-, dye-, and fragrance-free formula ASAP — over 2,000 people swear by it.


    Promising review: "I have struggled with very persistent eczema for years and this product has been a godsend. I have never had any irritation from this lotion and it has gone miles towards healing my rashes and open wounds. I have used this religiously for about two years now and I am never going back!" —Lauren B.

    Get it from Amazon for $12.76.

    4. A face cream rich with vitamins and antioxidants. Dullness? Consider that a thing of the past because this stuff will have your skin GLOWING. / Via @neutrogena

    This neat little jar contains vitamins b, c, and e, as well as antioxidants to keep your skin looking (and feeling) super healthy. Plus, it's allergy-tested and non-comedogenic AKA your skin won't erupt with pimple volcanoes after using this.

    PRO TIP! If you have super dry skin, this might work better as a daily cream for you as opposed to a nightly one!

    Promising review: "Love this moisturizer! It doesn't make my sensitive skin break out, it smells really nice, and I'm able to use it at night and under my makeup in the morning — it absorbs so well!" —Amazongirl

    Get it from Amazon for $7.50.

    5. Cruelty-free hydrocolloid acne stickers that absorb pus and fluids (yum) without creating flaky, dry spots in the process. Consider your zits, zapped — overnight.


    Just slap one of these patches on a pimple before you go to bed at night — you'll wake up with a pimple that is now gone or seriously visibly reduced. These patches are also great for people who ~pick~ at their acne.

    Promising review: "Holy grail product! I have a bad habit of picking the hormonal acne and whiteheads that show up around my jawline, and these dots are the only thing that keeps me from leaving scars. I’ve spent thousands on acne products, and this is one of the VERY few products I’ve repurchased. These were much more effective than the acne dots I've tried in the past because they don’t contain salicylic acid, which was too harsh on my sensitive skin and left red, flaky circles on my face after I took them off (which lasted for WEEKS). I don't get any bad reactions from these patches, plus they're way less expensive!" —Abbey Mineer

    Get a pack of 36 from Amazon for $12.99.

    6. A hyaluronic acid serum with over 7,000 (!!!!) positive reviews. I guess you can say that this hydrating, non-greasy concoction is what the cool kids would call a cult-favorite... / Via @cosmedica_skincare

    Your skin will drink this vegan, dye-free serum right up! It's super hydrating, doesn't leave behind a film of gross grease on your face, and will balance out combination skin with the snap of your pretty little finger.

    Promising review: "This serum is wonderful! It doesn't burn, it doesn't have a funny smell, and it doesn't leave my skin feeling sticky. My skin is pale, sensitive, combination, and I have some issues with oiliness in my t-zone, but it drinks in this serum! After just one use, I had a noticeable softness to my skin and it just felt rejuvenated. I've also began to notice a reduction in the beginnings of lines that were starting to form on my forehead, my complexion is brighter, and my skin isn't ashy." —DamnTheTorpedoes

    Get it from Amazon for $15.

    7. A facial scrub to slough away the dead skin cells that have marked your chin as their final resting place. This grapefruit and lemon balm formula will work to exfoliate and brighten your skin without any pimple disasters.


    This facial scrub can be used on the daily, but you know your skin best! Only use this when *you* think it's necessary.

    Promising review: "I have oily, acne-prone, sensitive skin and this is a gentle (yet deep) exfoliator that does exactly what it advertises; my skin feels softer, smoother, cleaner, and brighter. It’s great for blackheads and dryness, but it doesn’t strip the skin of moisture and can be used daily." —Nat

    Get it from Amazon for $7.97.

    8. A soothing mask (infused with shea butter and chamomile!) packaged in single-use capsules, meaning you can stash these in your carry-on for that next Caribbean getaway.


    These masks can calm irritated, troubled skin, and are also great for tired skin that's been in the sun all day! (Hence the Caribbean getaway comment above.)

    Promising review: "I have very sensitive skin and these masks are my favorite! They are gentle, super hydrating, and one pod can easily give you two masks. Also, if you store them in the refrigerator, it adds a super cooling touch that feels amazing!" —SJM

    Get a pack of five from Amazon for $17.99.

    9. A vegan, cruelty-free facial toner that was touched by the gods. This can do everything from brighten skin and fight pimples to remove those last traces of makeup and restore your skin's pH balance.


    This hydrating toner is formulated with 100% organic moroccan rose water and has over 1,100 positive reviews with a 4.7/5 star rating. I truly mean it when I say damn, where has this been all my life?

    Promising review: "I have sensitive, acne-prone skin that’s on the dry side. I’ve spent ridiculous amounts of money on products to cleanse and relieve my skin, and this is the only product I’ve ever used that I’ve bought again because it actually works. I instantly saw an improvement in the clarity and hydration of my skin after just the first use!" —Ashtyn M.

    Get it from Amazon for $18.52.

    10. A travel kit filled with micellar cleansing water, a daily moisturizing lotion, and an anti-puffiness treatment specifically formulated for sensitive skin.


    This pack is perfect to take with you on-the-go, BUT! It also serves as a way to test out the products above without shelling out money for the full-sized bottles. Itching to try that Bioderma micellar water everyone raves about? Here's your (inexpensive) chance!

    Promising review: "I have heard so many good things about the Bioderma Sensibio Micellar water, and wanted to try it out for myself. I fell in love the first time I used it! It removes my face makeup really easily and gently, and doesn't irritate my sensitive skin. I just bought the full-sized bottle and will continue to do so!" —Cara

    Get it from Amazon for $9.90.

    11. A hypoallergenic night cream that will work all night long to moisturize and brighten your skin, while fading the appearance of dark spots.


    This soy complex night cream is also non-comedogenic, so it won't break you out like other thicker creams tend to do.

    Promising review: "This is good for my sensitive skin. It doesn't cause any irritation, and I wake up feeling refreshed and moisturized. This is the only thing I've used that doesn't give me acne or rashes." —Surfer Mom

    Get it from Amazon for $13.47.

    12. A hydrating cream face mask created to give tired, dull, stressed skin some serious pampering. Serious moisture and serious glow? Pass that marriage certificate because I ~dew~. / Via @summerfridays, Sephora

    This cult-favorite mask is packed with vitamins, ceramides, antioxidants, and gently exfoliating extracts to give you a dewy complexion that every ~no makeup makeup~ guru would envy.

    Reviewers have used this as an eye mask, a moisturizer, an overnight mask, and as a primer for makeup in the AM!

    Promising review: "This has been the most amazing face mask I have ever tried, and I suspect that it will replace all other masks in my collection. It is amazing for my sensitive skin! I love how it leaves my skin feeling so hydrated, and it even seems to gently exfoliate my skin when I wipe it off. I have been taking this everywhere with me and I've been using it on an almost daily basis. This is a holy grail product!" —rayla311

    Get it from Sephora for $38.

    13. A foaming cleanser free of artificial perfumes, meaning your nose won't feel personally attacked when you go to give your face a good cleansing.


    Thanks to the geranium and chamomile, this stuff will cleanse and soothe your skin. No redness! No leftover makeup!

    Promising review: "This very inexpensive, incredible face wash changed my face! I was getting a lot of stress and hormonal breakouts around my mouth and chin area, and I also have sensitive skin. I tried SO many products in the past and was stunned when this worked — my skin is now clear and GLOWING." —Danielle

    Get it from Amazon for $6.66.

    14. An toner lotion packed with alcohol-free, nutrient-rich ingredients. World, say hello to ermented chaga and coprinus mushrooms — they can do everything from calming cystic acne to fading scarring.


    A few reviewers have also used this for body acne, with truly wonderful results!

    Promising review: "This stuff is amazing! I have very sensitive skin, cystic acne, and rosacea. This has significantly calmed my SUPER problematic skin. I noticed a significant difference within hours of applying it — I just pat this in with a dampened cotton pad." —KarenLouise23

    Get it from Sephora or Origins for $34.

    15. Biodegradable cotton rounds perfect for applying toner, taking off face masks, removing eye makeup, etc. They're free of any icky materials that would irritate your skin!

    Promising review: "These are so soft! These pads absorb just the right amount of product and are not rough on my sensitive skin; they also don't leave little fuzzies on my skin like regular cotton balls do. They come in a nice package and have a little slit you can rip open to grab them out. They're perfect!" —jl16

    Get a pack of 70 from Amazon for $2.99.

    16. A skin-fitting, luxury sheet mask that will deliver a much-needed dose of dew and hydration, thanks to a rich combo of botanical oils and vitamin e. / Via @tatchabeauty

    If you have dry skin, you'll definitely want to add this to your weekly skin routine.

    Promising review: "This made my skin feel like SILK! It is my new favorite mask. Incredibly hydrating and softening, the fiber is very plush, and the serum is super rich. I’m obsessed!" —Mssamantharae

    Get it from Sephora or Tatcha for $12.

    17. A gentle cleansing milk made from witch hazel — and yeah, it's definitely magic. This is designed to cleanse your skin without making it OMG-I-am-dying-over-here dry.


    (It's also made from jojoba oil, but there was no room for that ingredient in my pun. Lol.)

    Promising review: "After struggling with acne and flushed skin for the last 10 years, I have gone through so many skincare products and routines. Now, I use this cleansing milk, a Weleda moisturizer, and thats it. Thats my entire daily skin routine. This product does a great job of rebalancing and calming my skin, and prevents and clears acne better than any acne-specific product I have tried before. The few pimples I do still get (from food allergens and such) are practically unnoticeable and leave within a day or two. Plus, this feels great on your face!" —Amazon Customer

    Get it from Amazon for $14.97.

    18. Cleansing cloths that will remove dirt, trapped oil, and makeup — I'm looking at you, waterproof mascara — without simultaneously stripping your face of moisture.


    Promising review: "I love these cleansing cloths! They don't irritate my sensitive skin and they aren't heavily fragranced (if at all). They take away all traces of my 'waterproof' mascara and leave my skin feeling soft and not parched. Plus, there's no stinging sensation that I sometimes get around the eyes with other brands. I've already reordered these several times!" —lisa swood

    Get a pack of 50 from Amazon for $8.54.

    19. Acne treatment pads with salicylic acid and a whole bunch of other hearty ingredients (SEE BELOW) to stop acne monsters in their tracks. But do you know what these pads are missing? Alcohol, meaning your skin won't become painfully dry. / Via @firstaidbeauty, Sephora

    These treatment pads are infused with kaolin clay (to absorb the skin), evermat (to minimize pores and reduce shine), and tea tree oil and willow bark (to soothe the skin and promote exfoliation).

    Get a pack of 60 from Sephora or First Aid Beauty for $30.

    20. A lightweight body lotion that is fragrance-free, absorbs quickly, and is non-comedogenic — meaning you won't have to struggle with *shudder* any more back acne.


    This delectable lotion is filled with ceramides and hyaluronic acid and will actually leave your skin feeling moisturized, which, in the winter? If you have ultra dry skin? It's very hard to find a lotion that will do that.

    Promising review: "This is a holy grail body lotion right here! Fragrance-free, does not irritate sensitive skin, and it absorbs completely without leaving a slimy residue behind! This is truly the best out there." —Joanne M.

    Get it from Amazon for $8.99.

    21. A lip protectant that contains SPF 30, because the sun? Not to alarm you but IT'S DANGEROUS, and a ton of other SPF-having lip balms are just not kind to sensitive skin.


    This same formula is available as a regular facial sunscreen ($14.73), as well!

    Promising review: "I have VERY sensitive skin, and have reactions to every kind of lip balm (even the ones that are supposed to be organic and gentle). But I could tell that without some kind of sunscreen, my lips were sustaining sun damage. This does does go on a bit white, but it absorbs pretty quickly. And the best part? No adverse reactions!" —FoodieQT

    Get it from Amazon for $5.20.

    22. A gel-like cleanser that'll have your waterproof mascara quivering in fear. This gently dissolves all the makeup and grime on your face, no harsh rubbing required.


    Psst, this cleanser is made from cleaning agents found in contact solution!

    Promising review: "I had been using micellar waters for years to remove makeup. I got this cleanser as a gift, and I've been really pleased with the results! The micellar water used to dry my skin out (even if it was super gentle), and it also took a lot of rubbing and cotton pads to remove heavy makeup. But this milky jelly cleanser cuts through a full face almost instantly! It's very calming on my acne-prone skin, smells lovely, and it hasn't caused any breakouts or dryness on my super sensitive skin!" —PeebyKo

    Get it from Glossier for $9+ (available in two sizes).

    23. A vegan eye cream healthier than that kale salad you had for lunch (go you). This tub is packed with aloe vera, sunflower oil, tripeptide 5, and an elephant ton of other vitamins... / Via @youthtothepeople

    ...all which work together to provide intense hydration and collagen production for the (super delicate and easily irritated) skin around your eyes. Wrinkles? Dryness? I don't know either of them.

    Promising review: "I bought this product after having an allergic reaction to several other eye creams, so I was a little skeptical at first. But even in the past week I've been using it, I can already see a huge difference. It soaks right into my skin, doesn't feel oily, and my wrinkles/bags are disappearing. I love the ingredients and everything this brand offers. Highly recommend!" —hannah188

    Get it from Sephora for $35.

    My skin reacting to pretty much anything it encounters — with the exception of the products above:


    The reviews in this post have been edited for length and clarity.

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