Ever feel like your skin is conspiring against you? Welcome to the sensitive skin club! When you’ve got a delicate complexion (to put it nicely), it often seems like you only need to touch your skin for it to become red and agitated. By now, you’ve probably managed to find a cleanser and moisturiser that cooperates with your sensitive skin. But chances are, you’ve shied away from exfoliators and face masks in the past, in fear that your skin would freak or break out.
However, face masks and scrubs are an essential part of any skincare regime, as they’re the best way to get rid of dryness and congestion. So, if you want glowing, hydrated skin (especially in winter), you’re going to have to give your face a good scrub! The good news is, there are products out there that detoxify and hydrate while still being gentle enough to use on sensitive skin. Here are our top picks:
1. Trilogy Gentle Face Exfoliant
Using jojoba wax spheres, this natural exfoliator scrubs away dry skin and debris without being being abrasive. It’s good to the environment and your skin!
2. Spaceuticals Resvertrol FX
Does it get any more indulgent than a face mask that contains both chocolate and red wine? This mask gently exfoliates and refines the skin while the resveratrol-vitamin complex hydrates and tightens.
Shop the Spaceuticals Resveratrol Fx.
3. Sand & Sky Purifying Pink Clay Mask
This pink clay mask is almost too pretty to use! It’s also incredibly efficient — as it cleanses, detoxifies, purifies and brighten the skin, without ever being harsh or irritating.
4. Dermalogica Multivitamin Power Recovery Masque
When your skin is crying out for an SOS, this is the mask you use. Using a potent mix of botanicals and vitamins, it rescues and revitalising damaged, stress and dry skin.
5. Kiehls Calendula and Aloe Soothing Hydration Masque
It’s hard to think of a mask that’s more suitable for sensitive skin than this one. Formulated with hand-picked Calendula flower petals and Aloe Vera, it’s lightweight, hydrating and incredibly soothing.
6. Avene Gentle Purifying Scrub
Thanks to this gentle exfoliator, you can give your skin a deep cleanse without it going into rebellion mode!
Shop the Avene Gentle Purifying Scrub.
7. BABOR ReVersive Anti-Aging Overnight Mask
Often, sensitive skin freaks out when you expose it to cheap, chemical-laden products. You can rest assured this won’t happen with this anti-aging mask — it’s produced with only the highest quality ingredients. You can also literally rest in it, as it works overnight!