The marketing team at COSMEDIX professional skincare recently conducted a survey that revealed a whopping 90% of their clients identify themselves as the “sensitive skin types”. While skin sensitivities, like allergies, are on the rise, many people in reality are experiencing interim skin sensitivity due to the fluctuating temperatures. And, many people who believe they have sensitive skin are either using the wrong type or amount of products or manually over-stimulating the skin. So what does “sensitive skin” really mean? While there is no standard clinical definition of sensitive skin, the term generally describes a skin type that reacts adversely to even the most minor irritants and can manifest itself as redness, dryness, hives and/or breakouts. A variety of factors serve as catalysts for irritation in sensitive skin, from product ingredients to environmental stressors to lifestyle changes. Consequently, there are multiple levels of skin sensitivity with varying intensities. Some signs of sensitive or reactive skin include acne, rosacea, contact dermatitis, psoriasis, and skin sensitivities due to environmental allergies and irritants.
With condition-specific solutions at the heart of its skin care philosophy, COSMEDIX offers gentle yet effective solutions for even the most reactive skin. The brand believes that the key to a healthy complexion without irritation is chiral correction, a purification process in which ingredients are filtered to contain only molecules that interact positively with the skin. Because of their reduced irritant content and enhanced ingredient intercommunication, plant-based, chirally correct products are a must for sensitive skin. COSMEDIX also believes it's a must to be free of artificial colors and preservatives and exclude potentially harmful ingredients such as sodium lauryl sulfate (SLS), parabens, glycolic acid, chemical fragrance and benzoyl peroxide.
Besides being super cautious about the products you put onto your skin, small lifestyle changes also help keep skin sensitivities to a minimum. Limit your consumption of alcohol, spicy foods and caffeine and boost your intake of antioxidants and omega-3 fatty acids €” found in lean meats, fish, green vegetables, seeds and nuts €” to help prevent or reduce the effects of inflammation. Consider your clothing choices as well. In lieu of irritating materials like wool, wear soft, natural fabrics like cotton and silk. From skin care to diet to clothing, the goal is to keep skin comfortable, balanced and healthy.
Looking for a dermatologist-approved regimen for sensitive skin? Here's one from the experts at COSMEDIX.
This safe and gentle cleanser is enhanced with Shea Butter to calm the skin and zeolite, a unique ingredient from volcanoes, that softly purges the skin of heavy metals, pollutants and dirt.
Supercharged with nourishing and hydrating Shea Butter and Argan Oil, soothing Willowherb and antioxidant rich Resveratrol, Rescue+ quickly calms the appearance of dryness, irritation and post-procedure sensitivity and offers superior relief to keep your skin€”and your results€”safe from harm.
A nourishing blend of natural oils and extracts including Argan Oil, Moringa Oil and antioxidant-rich Melia Azadirachta Extract, this deep cleansing oil fights age-accelerating free radicals and dissolves excess oil, dirt, makeup and more to reveal a more radiant glow.
A soothing blend of nature’s perfect hydrators€”Jojoba Oil and Shea Butter€”in a unique Liquid Crystal formulation, Emulsion helps replenish the skin’s delicate liquid crystal matrix to revive dry, aging or recently resurfaced skin.
Liquid Crystals replenish damaged, thinning skin around the eyes and growth factors and Alpha Lipoic Acid to dramatically diminish the appearance of eye lines and wrinkles. A blend of protective, corrective and cell-stimulating ingredients actively revitalizes delicate skin for a radiant, younger-looking finish.
Supercharged with over ten skin-specific antioxidants, this peptide serum is a must for the correction and prevention of photodamage. Affirm’s formula actively reduces visible signs of environmental and sun damage for a healthy, firmer-looking complexion.