Best Natural Ingredients for Sensitive Skin
Sensitive skin is a common skin condition that many of us face. Those with sensitive skin may experience strong reactions to chemicals, dyes and fragrances present in products that come into contact with their skin. This will result in reactive skin with symptoms including redness, rashes, itching, flakiness and even acne breakouts. Those with sensitive skin must choose their skincare carefully as not all products are suitable for their skin condition.
We have compiled a list of natural ingredients that are suitable for people with sensitive skin issues.
First on the list is Aloe Vera as it is one of the most used herbal remedies for tropical skin conditions. It consists of gel-like components which are known to heal the skin from a variety of minor ailments. This is largely attributed to its anti-inflammatory properties and also the presence of enzymes, Vitamins A and C. It provides a cooling effect to sensitive skin in soothing redness, infection, rashes, and itchiness. As such, it is considered as a super ingredient for sensitive skin.
Rosehip is also another ingredient that can be used on most skin types. Rosehip is rich in antioxidants where it helps to ease skin irritation and inflammation. It also helps to alleviate dry, irritated skin, making Rosehip an excellent remedy for scarring caused by bruising, acne, sun damage or chicken pox.
Chamomile is a common ingredient found in cosmetics, flavouring agent or even tea. Chamomile is antibacterial, anti-inflammatory and antiseptic as an ingredient where it helps to neutralise skin irritants. It possesses healing abilities and act as an antioxidant to help protect against free radicals that can damage the body. This makes Chamomile appropriate for use on dry, tender, and sensitive skin.
Willow Bark is another ingredient that has been used for centuries to soothe irritated skin. Willow Bark is rich in Salicin, giving it anti-inflammatory and antibacterial properties. Salicin is gentle and non-irritating, therefore it is a good natural exfoliant where dead skin cells can be removed to provide a radiant and clear complexion. If you have frequent acne breakouts and your skin is red and sensitive, Willow Bark is the perfect ingredient to treat both of these skin conditions.
Another ingredient on the list that possess antioxidant properties is Rosemary. It is a powerful calming ingredient for skin conditions like eczema and acne while it helps to prevent signs of premature aging.
Oh Hello Bae products are formulated with sensitive skin users in mind and uses Aloe Vera as one of our main ingredients in two of our serums: Acne Eraser Blemish Treatment and Glow Gorgeous Vitamin C Serum.