Sense and Sensitivity: The experts’ edit of the best products for sensitive skin
You’re reading the labels, scouring blogs and patch testing away, but which products are no-brainers when it comes to sensitive skin? Judy Johnson asked the experts to find out
The sensitive skin sufferer’s search for reliable skin care is a seemingly endless quest. There are aisles upon aisles of pharmacies and beauty stores to scour, and that’s only offline – when it comes to the internet you’re only a Google search away from thousands of options that might save your skin or sensitise it even more.
Educating yourself and getting to know your ingredients, formulas and, ultimately, your skin is the key – but sometimes you just want to know which products you can almost certainly trust, without having nightmares post-application that you’ll wake with a burning rash which a roomful of people can’t stop staring and pointing at (yes, this actually happened to me this week – I woke up rash-free, thank heavens).
So, in the interest of uninterrupted sleep and better skin, I asked some of the best experts in the beauty industry what their standout, foolproof favourite product for sensitive skin would be and why… so add these to your shopping list and take a break from your beauty woes.
Dr Maryam Zamani, cosmetic doctor
“If I had to recommend only one product, I would recommend Neostrata Sheer Physical Protection, £34, for sensitive skin types. It is a lightweight, mineral sunscreen with excellent broad spectrum UVA and UVB protection that is formulated with antioxidants. Everyone should wear sun protection daily, so this is a must-use product.”