Sensitive Skin - Causes and Best Products to Help Soothe Sensitive Skin

Sensitive Skin - Causes and Best Products to Help Soothe Sensitive Skin

Whenever I apply anything to my skin, it's like a mismatched date - it just doesn't work for me. I'm constantly left with redness and rashes, making it a real struggle to find the right skincare products. Are you also facing these challenges in your quest for suitable skincare? Well, we have something for you! 

Sensitive skin is not a medical condition that doctors can diagnose. Instead, it often indicates an underlying issue. Many individuals experience skin reactions when exposed to certain ingredients. Surveys suggest that around 50% of women and 40% of men may report having sensitive skin.

Some people may experience a skin reaction when using certain products or coming into contact with specific ingredients. However, if someone consistently has these reactions, they are considered to have sensitive skin.

What Causes Sensitive Skin?

According to DermNet, sensitive skin presents itself in various forms, displaying a range of symptoms such as

  • Subjective symptoms such as stinging, itching, and burning
  • And/or visible skin changes such as redness, dryness, scaling, peeling, bumps, and hives.

Many medically recognized factors can contribute to sensitive skin, including

  1. Irritant and allergic contact dermatitis
  2. Contact urticaria
  3. Eczema
  4. Physical urticaria and dermographism
  5. Rosacea

What Are The Best Products to Help Soothe Sensitive Skin

Sensitive skin demands gentler and hypoallergenic skincare products. Look for fragrance-free and non-comedogenic options, such as mild cleansers, moisturizers, and serums with minimal ingredients. Avoid harsh chemicals, abrasive scrubs, and irritants. Before trying new products, conduct a patch test and consult a dermatologist for personalized advice.

Here are some of our top favourites from the Redless Range, designed to treat sensitive skin types:

1. Face Cleansers for Sensitive Skin

Contact dermatitis occurs when the skin comes into contact with certain substances like soap, detergents, or any ingredient to which they are allergic.

If you have sensitive skin, it is advisable to use mild face wash or cleansers that won't affect your skin. We recommend the face cleansers from the Redless range, specifically formulated for sensitive skin types.

  1. Redless Soothing Facial Cleanser: This cleanser cleans and soothes the skin, leaving it smooth, soft, and without tightness. The 3R Complex with natural plant extracts reduces redness, strengthens blood vessels, and has anti-inflammatory effects. Horse Chestnut Extract strengthens and repairs blood vessels, while Licorice Root Extract soothes and relieves itching.
  1. Redless Soothing Facial Foam: It effectively cleanses the skin, leaving it smooth and soft. Also, the 3R Complex soothes and strengthens blood vessels. Arnica Extract promotes skin metabolism and strengthens capillary walls. Niacinamide offers anti-inflammatory and brightening effects.

 2. Skincare Products for Sensitive Skin

Toners are the last step to remove any remaining dirt and impurities from your pores after washing your face.

When applied consistently, it can enhance the overall appearance and firmness of your pores. For toners, we recommend using:

  1. REDLESS SOOTHING FACIAL TONER: This facial toner's extracts have anti-inflammatory properties. Allantoin soothes and moisturizes, while Lactic Acid restores the skin's pH for optimal skincare.

Follow this step with a serum to soothe and nurture your sensitive skin:

  1. REDLESS SOOTHING INTENSE SERUM: This soothing serum contains powerful ingredients that soothe and nourishes the skin. Other ingredients help reduce swelling, improve microcirculation, and fortify the capillary walls beneath the skin. 

An important part of your skincare routine is the application of moisturizer, both during the day and at night. Moisturizer acts as a barrier between the skin and makeup, shielding the skin from direct contact with makeup products. 

  1. REDLESS SOOTHING DAY CREAM: Its ingredients aim to provide a comprehensive skincare solution by addressing skin metabolism, hydration, UV protection, and compatibility with makeup. It easily absorbs into the skin without leaving a heavy or oily residue, making it an excellent choice for those who prefer to wear makeup. 

While sleeping in an air-conditioned room, the skin tends to lose moisture. If you want to wake up to revitalized, healthy skin, it is essential to use a moisturizer even at night. Here’s what you need:

  1. REDLESS SOOTHING NIGHT CREAM: The extracts in the 3R Complex offer anti-inflammatory effects. Niacinamide soothes and strengthens the skin barrier; while also unifying skin tone. Panthenol works to calm down sensitive skin. Horse-Chestnut Extract strengthens and repairs the skin.
  1. REDLESS SOOTHING MICELLAR WATER: Effectively and gently removes makeup while reducing redness and leaving the skin with a soothing sensation. Panthenol treats irritated skin, while Flax Extract protects against dryness and irritation.


Sensitive skin is a common concern that affects many individuals, and its causes can vary. It can be triggered by a combination of factors such as genetic predisposition, environmental factors, skincare products, and underlying skin conditions. Choosing suitable skincare products formulated for sensitive skin can help you restore balance and comfort to your skin.

Pay attention to the ingredients and avoid potential irritants to maintain a healthy and calm complexion. Consulting with a dermatologist can also provide valuable guidance and recommendations for addressing sensitive skin concerns. The right approach and proper care can help you find relief and enjoy healthier, more resilient skin while being sensitive.