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    30 Skincare Products Reviewers With Sensitive Skin Swear By

    "Most of the skincare for sensitive skin is super boring, but this feels luxurious while still not irritating my skin."

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    1. TruSkin Tea Tree Clear Skin Serum can help you get a handle on breakouts before they leave any long lasting marks on your complexion (or you get a chance to pick at them).,

    Promising review: "I have super sensitive, acne prone, hyper pigmentation prone, combination skin, and I have really tried it all in terms of skincare.... That being said, I recently had a HORRIBLE hormonal/mask breakout all over my cheeks and was desperate. So I purchased the product and immediately began once a day use. I am FLOORED at how fast I saw results, my breakouts always take weeks to clear up (guilty pimple popper) and I have seen substantial improvement in 3 days. THREE DAYS! Not only has it cleared my skin, but it is leaving no sign of the breakout in the first place (@ fellow brown girls) NO hyperpigmentation left behind. I cannot begin to describe just how highly I recommend this product. 10/10 WILL be purchasing in the future!!!" —Lori

    Get it from Amazon for $21.07.

    2. Youth To The People Superfood Antioxidant Cleanser has cold-pressed antioxidants to remove makeup, prevent buildup in pores, and supports pH balance, all while being extra kind to your skin! Turns out all that hype over kale in the 2010's wasn't misplaced after all...

    A reviewer holding the cleanser
    RomeoChi / Sephora

    Promising review: "I love this product so much. I have normal but sensitive skin (prone to allergic reactions). This stuff is amazing! It is so gentle, smells great, and doesn't totally dry out my skin. I use it once a day at night followed by moisturizer. I have not found another cleanser that I like more." —Bbbleuga

    Get it from Sephora for $36.

    3. Dermalogica Antioxidant Hydramist Toner Spray helps you spritz the time away, *literally*, with its hydrating effect that reduces the appearance of fine lines, and helps you hit the restart button thanks to its refreshing formula.


    Promising review: "I have sensitive, combination skin and have been pursuing the right products for my face since I was a teenager. I will not leave my house without putting this mist on my face. Of course it's a great product from Dermalogica without a heavy scent. It helps to clear up the blotchy red spots and evens out my complexion." —NJ Mama

    Get it from Amazon for $45.

    4. Delikate Recovery Serum restores your skin after encounters with more *irritating* skincare products. Reviewers say it helps you *literally* save face — this serum is an essential product for those of us with notoriously temperamental T-zones.

    Kate Somerville

    Promising review: "My skin has been freaking out a little, and I have been using this entire line. It’s so great. Most of the skincare for sensitive skin is super boring, but this feels luxurious while still not irritating my skin. I would highly recommend this serum and the entire Delikate line." —Heather

    Get it from Kate Somerville for $88.

    5. Andalou Naturals Brightening Pumpkin Honey Glycolic Mask strips dull, old skin cells away and encourages new, healthy ones to grow in their place, essentially helping your body build a brand new face!,

    Promising review: "I'm in love with this stuff I have been using it every three days for about a month now and it has almost completely removed all of my texture that I've had on my skin. My complexion always looks brighter and fresh the next morning after I use this product. I have sensitive skin and it's been great for it so far I haven't had any burns or breaking outs from this product." —Nicole

    Get it from Amazon for $11.79.

    6. e.l.f. Holy Hydration! Face Cream will help you lock in that essential moisture you need without weighing down your face, leaving your skin ~luminous~ and feeling lightweight all day long!

    The hydration cream in a shallow bed of water
    Elf Cosmetics UK

    Promising review: "I discovered this a month or two ago when I was browsing a cosmetics review site. My mom (sixties) has EXTREMELY sensitive skin - she breaks out in a rash from anything with tocopherol or plant oils - and I’m always on the lookout for products to suggest to her. I checked the ingredients of Holy Hydration twice to make sure I was reading them correctly, then immediately ordered a jar. And she LOVES it! It’s an absolute Holy Grail product for her; she says her skin hasn’t felt so good in years. It’s totally nonirritating and I can’t believe how affordable it is!" —PhobosDeimos

    Get it from e.l.f. Cosmetics for $12.

    7. Bio-Oil Skincare Oil is like a magic eraser for scars of all kinds! Gentle and yet *so* effective, I personally recommend this product for anything from old acne to surgical scarring.

    Reviewer's before-and-after of scarred cheeks and then clear complexion

    Promising review: "This stuff is awesome. I get dry patches on my face in the winter and since using this, no more dry patches! I have pretty sensitive skin and I can't use most creamy moisturizers because I'll break out, Bio-Oil adds the moisture I need without breaking me out. It also helps to reduce old acne scars and evens out my skin tone. As an added benefit, the smell is light and clean!" —Lydia

    Get it from Amazon for $8.92.

    8. Yerba Mate Resurfacing + Exfoliating Energy Facial is a microdermabrasion treatment in a box that promises stunning results after as little as one use, and none of the hassle of an actual microdermabrasion treatment (ouch)!

    @simplymaddieblog / Sephora, Mountainrain / Sephora

    Promising review: "Ok, YES, the hype is real. This is a holy grail product and YES it's expensive but you can literally see results immediately. Absolutely incredible. I have super sensitive/dry skin and I'm still able to use this two to three times a week safely. Will definitely purchase again." —Doodle

    Get it from Sephora for $54.

    9. Black Wolf Nation Activated Charcoal Body Wash smells great, looks great, and will help your skin look great just in time for summer, when backne just LOVES to conveniently make an appearance.

    Reviewer holding the body wash to show charcoal formula

    Promising review: "I have extremely sensitive skin, even the slightest change and I break out. Black Wolf body wash has delivered on their promise. My skin has never been softer, smoother or clearer. It suds up nicely, it's clear when it bubbles. The scent is superb. My girl always compliments on how "fresh" I am coming out of the shower." —Jasper

    Get it from Amazon for $18.

    10. Farmacy Green Clean Makeup Removing Cleansing Balm will melt all your makeup away like ~magic~, your look of the day will be gone without a trace at no consequence to your face!

    Pixie17 / Sephora, femmefatalefox / Sephora

    Promising review: "WOW this makeup removing balm is incredible! I struggle with dry skin, as well as dry eye and a mild case of blepharitis. I have tried some of the most highly rated and recommended 'gentle' makeup removing products and still found that my skin or eyes would sting or just feel tight, dry and uncomfortable. I received a small trial size of the Green Clean Balm, loved the smell of it when I opened it for the first time, and fell even more in love with it when I tried it. It gently wipes away ALL of my makeup (face, brows, eyes, lips, everything!) with a shockingly small amount of the product, and when I rinse it away, my skin doesn't feel tight or uncomfortable and there is ZERO stinging. Highly highly recommend!" —Pennation

    Get it from Sephora for $34.

    11. Celavi Essence Korea Skin Care Moisturizing Face Mask Pack is perfect for a self-care evening with you and all your more ~sensitive~ pals that might've perhaps felt left out of the face mask fun in the past.

    A reviewer spreading out all the face masks in the pack

    This mask pack comes with two seaweed, rice, collagen, aloe vera, vitamin C, and acai berry masks, for a total of 12 in a pack!

    Promising review: "Great product and incredible price. Can use daily. Excellent moisturizing. I live in very hot Southwest. These give me soft, hydrated skin. I have sensitive skin and these cause me no issues! Barely a scent. Well worth it!" —PricklyPear

    Get it from Amazon for $11.99.

    12. New York Biology Dead Sea Mud Mask works to give all skin types alike a deep pore cleaning while also firming and tightening wherever its applied. This mask isn't face exclusive either, apply this to your whole body for an invigorating spa day!

    Reviewer wearing the mud mask for a facial

    Promising review: "I have dry sensitive facial skin, whereas my husband has oily, sensitive, acne prone facial skin. The dead sea mud is from Israel and packaged in US. There is no odor or fragrance but 100% dead sea mud. It is thick but easy to apply, and you don't need lots each time that you do face, neck and chest. It is made for your body as well. My husband has exceptional results with calming and ridding of acne. I have used for exfoliation and elimination of blemishes. Apply prior to shower or bath. Use soft cloth to remove. It's like a spa day.Very satisfied with results." —Carol

    Get it from Amazon for $12.70.

    13. Seoul Ceuticals Snail Repair Cream contains 97.5% snail mucin to help you achieve the coveted "glass skin" you've always dreamed of. Oh, and the snail cream is ethically harvested from snails that, "live and move about in an organic fashion just as they would in the wild." My mind and my face feel totally at ease!

    Promising review: "I've been using this cream for almost a year, and what a wonderful purchase this was! The price is amazing for the results I have gotten. I avoided creams in general for many years, because everything would cause my sensitive skin to break out. I can honestly say that this cream has never, ever irritated my sensitive skin, or caused breakouts. A couple of weeks after I started using this cream, I started getting compliments on my skin. It hydrates for a more youthful appearance, soothes my sensitive skin (removes redness), and helps with achieving the coveted 'glass skin' that has created a fixation with K-beauty." —Hull

    Get it from Amazon for $14.45.

    14. PCA Skin Clearskin Moisturizer will keep normal to oily skin completely hydrated without ever overdoing it or leaving your face feeling *wet*, AND it reduces redness!

    Reviewer's slow progression to clearer skin

    Promising review: "This stuff is amazing! I have always gotten compliments on my skin, but now, I get triple comments! My skin is ridiculously sensitive... I break out from any and everything. When I say breakout, I mean like hives, rashes, and so on. I read the reviews on this product and I tried it. Literally the first time I used it, I could see the difference. Works wonders if you suffer from acne and/or sensitive skin. I can't understand why everyone doesn't know about this product." —Kelvin

    Get it from Amazon for $50.

    15. Alba Botanica Hawaiian Body Oil will help your body stay hydrated during (and after) all your fun in the sun this summer.

    The body oil

    Promising review: "I love this oil, it smells so lovely but not overpowering. I have sensitive skin and sensitive allergies to scents and this does not irritate either. I enjoy using this right out of the shower. Does not leave your skin feeling sticky or heavy. Will buy this oil again." —L.G.

    Get it from Amazon for $9.95.

    16. Rael Purify + Soothe Facial Masks can handle pre-period breakouts like no other. The tea tree leaf oil, cica extract, and chamomile extract will help clear your pores, soothe, your skin, and heal any damage to your complexion, plus who doesn't love a self-care sheet mask day when they're PMSing?

    The face mask

    This mask comes in a pack of five!

    Promising review: "I'm not usually a sheet mask person, but I decided to try these because I do have hormonal acne that seems to respond well to tea tree. These work well to calm my acne especially right before my period. It felt cool and soothing on and didn't irritate my sensitive skin." —JenniferD

    Get them from Rael for $15.

    17. M3 Naturals Superfood Body Scrub is infused with collagen for powerful anti-aging properties. This scrub can be used on your hands, feet, face, body, meaning its detoxifying abilities are ~versatile~ to say the least.

    Promising review: "I love this product more than I thought I would. I get little breakouts on my back and hate it. But my skin is way too sensitive to use a body wash for acne. But my regular soaps just weren’t enough. This product is great!!! I haven’t had any breakouts on my back while using it. I stopped using it for a week when I ran out and sure enough, I got a couple little pimples on my back. So I ordered a replacement and I think this will be a new necessity for me." —Alyssa

    Get it from Amazon for $27.79.

    18. Glossier Milky Jelly Cleanser makes your face feel as smooth as a baby's bottom, and MUCH cleaner. Bonus points because it's formulated with poloxamer as opposed to traditional soap, so it won't sting if it gets in your eyes when you're taking off your eye makeup!

    A model holding the cleanser

    Promising review: "I have sensitive skin and break out easily. I also get really red super easily. This cleanser is sooooo gentle yet I still feel like I have clean skin after using it. I have already bought two and will continue using this. I have been looking for a holy grail face wash and this is it!" —J

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

    19. Ancient Greek Remedy Organic Blend of Cold Pressed Oil is simple, unscented, and soothing for sensitive skin with only six raw ingredients.

    Promising review: "I've been dealing with extremely dry skin because I'm post-menopausal and having a difficult time finding something that my skin will absorb due to new skin sensitivity. I've used one bottle and have ordered a second. This stuff works like a charm and my skin loves it. I use it in the shower after I've washed up and by the time I'm ready to dress, it's completely absorbed. Thank you so much for making such a quality product!" —Avid

    Get it from Amazon for $14.99.

    20. Geologie Sensitive Face Cleanser is the perfect starting point for someone who's wary of a skincare routine due to them and their sensitive skin having been burned (sometimes literally) in the past! This simple yet effective everyday face wash will help you make that first step *seamlessly*.

    The face wash

    Promising review: "This is a perfect soap for people with sensitive skin. They have tons of options to choose from and will help you no matter what. I tried 7 different companies before this, and none were as good. 10/10." —Nathan B.

    Get it from Geologie for $25.

    21. Versed Skin Dew Point Moisturizing Gel-Cream will leave you feeling that all-elusive moist-but-not-greasy level of moisturized, and it's vegan and cruelty-free to boot!

    The cream

    Promising review: "this is my IDEAL daytime moisturizer for my oily, acne prone, sensitive skin. it absorbs really quickly, is very lightweight and after a few minutes feels like nothing is on the skin. despite this it keeps me hydrated all day long! it has a luxurious-feeling consistency, no strong smell. ingredient highlights for me are the squalane, aloe leaf juice, jojoba oil, wheat germ oil, and hyaluronic acid" —Skinpicky

    Get it from Versed for $14.99.

    22. Beekman 1802 Whipped Goat Milk Body Cream is fragrance-free and rich in vitamins, plus goat's milk has a similar pH balance to our own skin AND is high in lactic acid, a natural and gentle exfoliant.

    Model applying the body cream

    Promising review: "I have sensitive skin and I have very dry skin, especially winter in Chicago. I bought the Body Cream, I can't believe the results the 3 days I used it. AMAZING, FABULOUS and makes me feel smooth and no dryness. GREAT for SENSITIVE SKIN FOR SURE!!!" —Dani

    Get it from Amazon for $24.99.

    23. Dr. Squatch Cool Fresh Aloe Soap will keep you squeaky clean without drying you out OR breaking you out, and it has a great scent to top it all off!

    Reviewer's picture of the soap

    Promising review: "I found my new go-to shower soap! It smells great and feels great on my skin. I have sensitive skin and soap usually causes dryness and irritation. Which if you experience that, it's terrible; I used to have to go days without showering for my skin to repair... NOT with this soap! It's so smooth and feels amazing on my skin. It's a great scent that lasts long after getting out of the shower. I've been using it for a few weeks now, and I haven't had itchy or irritated skin since I switched to this. Great bar soap!" —Amazon Customer

    Get it from Amazon $9.95.

    24. Geologie Lightweight SPF Dry Skin Moisturizer protects you from both the sun AND that shiny, oily glaze that most SPF's give you. With a mattifying complex and a blend of antioxidant and anti-redness oils, those of us with dry skin will especially love this product!

    The face cream

    Promising review: "It’s very hard to find a moisturizer for oily and sensitive skin like mine. This product has been great. Love it." —Roger

    Get it from Geologie for $35.

    25. Mario Badescu Facial Spray with Aloe, Herbs and Rosewater is the perfect midday pick-me-up for your pores. There's a reason all the ~cool girls~ at my high school kept this spray in their lockers, they knew a worthwhile skincare product when they saw it!


    Promising review: "This beauty stays in my handbag to help rehydrate my skin wherever I go, everything from the weather to air conditioning can be brutal on the skin, and a lot of other products have been watered down, this is just perfect. It refreshes my skin and smells gentle, enough for me to enjoy but not enough for anyone else to be affected. I have incredibly sensitive skin that breaks out with products from IT all the way through to Tarte and Benefit, but this I can spritz and not worry. I've seen such an improvement over the course of the day." —Amazon Customer

    Get it from Amazon for $12.

    26. Thrive Natural Moisturizing Mineral Face Sunscreen is good for your skin AND the planet. And with its non-greasy formula that won't leave that typical sunscreen sheen on your face, it's safe to say it's good for the 'gram as well!

    Promising review: "I'm super picky about sunscreen because of very sensitive skin and eyes. When I used this product last week, I was in and out of water and exercising. Typically sunscreen will migrate into my eyes which causes burning and stinging. Thrive sunscreen did not cause any irritation of my skin or eyes and was lightweight and moisturizing without feeling greasy. It did not leave a white sheen on my skin as most sunscreens do. I'm considering using it under my makeup daily. It's seriously a game changer. So glad I gave it a try!!" —PJH

    Get it from Amazon for $21.95.

    27. Attitude Natural Moisturizing Body Wash is hypoallergenic, so it's sensitive on skin but *powerful* towards sweat and unpleasant smells. This body wash will leave you feeling like a cloud but smelling like an orchard!

    The body wash

    Promising review: "I love the unique scent of this 'Energizing Orange Leaves' shower gel. It's pleasant; reminding me of a wreath of bay laurel leaves and dried oranges at Christmas. It makes a nice lather that rinses off well. My sensitive skin has never been left dry or itchy. I'll definitely be trying out their other shower gels and shampoos." —3catzzz

    Get it from Amazon for $7.48.

    28. Biossance Squalane + Vitamin C Rose Oil looks stunning on your bathroom counter, but even more beautiful bouncing off your now-brighter, tighter skin!

    The oil

    Promising review: "Love this oil! First tried it as a sample and immediately noticed a difference in my skin. I have very sensitive skin that easily breaks out but this oil left my skin glowing and smooth, no bad reactions." —Anonymous

    Get it from Biossance for $72.

    29. GoopGlow Microderm Instant Glow Exfoliator can help resurface your skin after a nasty breakout without agitating the situation or causing new pimples to pop up.

    A reviewer showing the face mask on a sunflower
    Termsofsami / Sephora

    Promising review: "I was nervous to try this, as I have extremely sensitive skin. However I am thrilled to say that my face doesn’t mind this product at all! In fact, my face feels so soft and I can already see some signs of acne disappearing. It has a slight physical exfoliation due to the texture, and I love that it’s not scented." —Micatia

    Get it from Sephora for $125.

    30. InstaNatural Exfoliating Glycolic Face Mask & Facial Scrub will brighten AND tighten your skin while also providing dual exfoliation with both glycolic acid and quartz crystals. Most importantly, this mask does it all without irritating your face.

    Promising review: "I love using this mask! To begin with it smells really sweet. I put a light coat on my face and leave it on about 10 mins then I add some water to my fingers and gently rub the mask into my face and exfoliate. Afterwards my skin is really hydrated and glowing! Usually I have a hard time with face masks because I have sensitive skin and most mask irritate me but this one is wonderful!" —Austin

    Get it from Amazon for $13.97.

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

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