If You’ve Got Sensitive Skin, You Need To Read This

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Suffering from sensitive skin isn’t easy. Even if I’m trying out a friend’s piece of makeup to see how it looks, I can flare up. When using products with chemicals in can often cause skin irritation, inflammation and even cause a stinging sensation when touched. To prevent this, using sensitive skincare products that are specially formulated for sensitive, irritable skin can drastically improve the condition of your skin and put a stop the stinging and redness.

I suffer from dry, sensitive, often reddened skin around my eyes, cheeks, elbows, hands and knees, which is actually quite difficult to cover up, treat or get rid of. The current cold weather isn’t helping the situation either as the cold weather mixed with warm air conditioning can exacerbate the dryness of my skin, causing the irritation and sensitivity to flare up further. If you ever see me with red cheeks... You know why.

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Taking back control of my skin, I went in search for products that would soothe my skin as well as help eradicate sensitivity and dryness. That’s when we started working with Claudia Fallah.

Claudia Fallah Cosmeceuticals is a London-based brand with London-made sensitive skin care products and are currently leading the industry in corrective and preventative skincare. Creating a range of gentle, potent formulations using a bio-dynamic approach, they have created products that bridge the gap between beauty counter and invasive beauty treatments.

Each batch of their products are not only personally tested by skincare expert Claudia Fallah herself, but they’re also cruelty free, paraben free, have no artificial fragrances, can be used on children and are made with natural, organic ingredients, making them the perfect companion to those with sensitive skin like mine.

Replacing your existing sensitive skin care products with ones that are specifically formulated for your type of skin will bring you one step closer to calming and neutralising your skin’s irritants. Replacing your morning routines and using Azulene Foam Active Gentle Face Wash instead, followed by this Gentle Exfoliant Creme and finishing with Energising Beauty Fluid Serum and Ultra Pro-Tech moisturiser ensures that only products that are kind to your skin are used and can even help with reducing visible signs of ageing and protect the skin from environmental irritants too.

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The face wash is a mild yet highly cleansing foaming cleanser that’s packed full of anti-inflammatory ingredients, is anti-microbacterial and heals the skin using azulene. These key ingredients tighten pores and calm blemished skin, reducing skin redness and inflammation after just 1-2 uses. It doesn’t leave the skin feeling dry or dehydrated, but is quite nourishing, particularly on the t-zone where my skin typically gets quite tight and dry.

Exfoliating the skin is incredibly important as a cleanse doesn’t always get right into the pores and draw out the toxins and dead skin cells like an exfoliator does. The Gentle Exfoliant is non-abrasive and doesn’t leave your skin with that ‘just-scrubbed’ flushed look, but instead is very gentle and carefully washes away impurities leaving your face silky smooth.

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All these sensitive skin care products are both regenerating and soothing. Adding a moisturising element like the Beauty Fluid Serum will combat the dryness that’s caused by sensitivity and irritation as well as encourage natural cell regrowth and regeneration for younger, healthier looking skin. The final step to introduce into your new skincare regime is the Ultra Pro-Tech which is a non-greasy moisturiser that creates a protective barrier on the skin, preventing harmful toxins from the outside environment from affecting or irritating your skin.

After combining these four sensitive skincare products, your skin should feel refreshed, soothed and full of moisture. With continued use, you should start seeing less redness and irritation as the protective ingredients within the creams and serums will be fighting off toxins day and night. Also in the range are creams such as the Intensive Repair Cream for excessive problem areas such as those with eczema and chapping, which soaks into the skin leaving it calm and hydrated.

If you’re still unsure as to what sensitive skin care products will work for you, take our beauty quiz and receive free impartial product recommendations, based on your skin concerns and skin type so we can take the stress out of finding the right product.