If you have sensitive skin, it can be hard to find products that don’t irritate you. Typical beauty products can leave your skin dry and irritated, but there are a lot of brands that have products for even the most sensitive skin types.
From skincare to makeup, here are some of the best beauty products for sensitive skin.
1. Best Face Wash: CeraVe Hydrating Cleanser
It’s important to start with the basics. A good face wash is essential to caring for sensitive skin because it allows you to get rid of any potential irritants without irritating your skin itself.
CeraVe’s Hydrating Cleanser is a 2019 Best of Beauty Award-winner and is widely recommended by dermatologists. It’s very gentle on the skin while still removing debris and build-up from throughout the day. As a hydrating cleanser, it’s recommended for normal to dry skin. It’s also relatively cheap compared to other cleansers, ringing up under $15.
2. Best Face Cream: Clinique Dramatically Different Moisturizing Gel
This oil-free face moisturizer was developed by dermatologists specifically for sensitive skin. It is designed to help combination, oily and dry skin types and, at the fair price $28/4.2 oz pump, it has received raving reviews from users. Not to mention, a little bit of this product goes a long way for sensitive skin.
This refreshing moisturizer delivers up to eight hours of hydration to keep skin feeling healthy and moisturized all day long. The product is also free of parabens and phthalates, which could irritate sensitive skin, and is also vegan.
3. Best Serum: Dr. Andrew Weil for Origins Mega-Mushroom Skin Relief Advanced Face Serum
This face serum is made with all the ingredients your sensitive skin has been needing. It has reishi mushrooms to repair your skin, and redness-soothing chaga and cordyceps mushrooms. Many of these ingredients are typically used in Chinese medicine to help heal irritated and sensitive skin.
A fan favorite at Sephora, this product is also free of all sulfates (SLS and SLES), parabens and phthalates, which can irritate sensitive skin. This product is recommended for all skin types. However, it is a bit pricier, at $57/oz.
4. Best Sunscreen: Neutrogena Sensitive Skin Sunscreen Broad Spectrum SPF 60+
Sunscreen can be very irritating on sensitive skin. However, sunburn is also a no-go for easily-irritated skin. Luckily, Neutrogena has pretty much perfected its hypoallergenic formula. This sunscreen is fragrance-free and lightweight, while still maintaining a high enough SPF to keep sunburn at bay.
For a non-irritating sunscreen that’s still super effective, slather on some Neutrogena sensitive skin sunscreen. You can find it almost anywhere that sunscreen is sold.
5. Best Glow: Glossier Futuredew
This best-selling oil-serum hybrid is lightweight and long-lasting. It’s also hypoallergenic and dermatologist-approved. According to Glossier, Futuredew is a shortcut to achieving the glow your skin has after a full skincare routine — dewy, glowing, cared-for — in only one product.
With nourishing oils that don’t feel greasy, this product helps skin achieve a bright and gleamy look that can last up to 12 hours. Use Futuredew as the last step in your skincare routine after moisturizer, serums and sunscreen.
This vegan and cruelty-free product is good for all skin types and costs $24/oz.
6. Best Foundation: Tarte Amazonian Clay Full-Coverage Foundation
This matte liquid foundation is oil-free and perfect for sensitive skin. It has a full-coverage matte finish complete with oil control for oily skin types. However, dryer skin types may also like this product, as the Amazonian clay helps hydrate and balance complexion.
Tarte’s Amazonian Clay Full-Coverage Foundation lasts for hours without creasing or settling in lines thanks to its cake-free and comfortable formula. It is also formulated without parabens or phthalates, and is hypoallergenic and dermatologist-tested. The foundation comes in a wide variety of shades and costs $39/1.7 oz.
7. Best Body Exfoliator: Drunk Elephant Juju Bar
While many exfoliators are harsh on sensitive skin, this multi-tasking body bar uses thermal mud and bamboo powder to cleanse and gently exfoliate sensitive skin.
On top of great ingredients for sensitive skin, this body bar is also 100% fragrance-free. It’s also made without soap, to give it a pH level of 6.34. This means that your sensitive skin will be safe, as the product will not strip away any of the natural oils. Drunk Elephant’s Juju Bar costs $22 for a 4 oz exfoliating bar.