We know that sensitive skin requires a little bit more attention and care. Even more so when it comes to finding the right products to soothe away irritation, reduce redness and strengthen the skin barrier.
These four winners from the annual Her World Beauty Awards do just that. With their gentle formulations, your skin will be given the TLC it deserves and needs.
Why it won: Now upgraded to include upcycled soy proteins, the Fresh Soy Face Cleanser still remains a favourite among many. Not only does it effectively remove dirt, impurities and makeup without stripping the skin of its natural moisture, it promises to increase skin’s moisture by 10 per cent, even after rinsing it off. Plus, it helps to maintain skin’s pH too.
“There’s a reason why this well-loved beauty holy grail has been such a long-time bestseller. This cleanser was gentle on my sensitive skin yet effective enough to remove any makeup residue, leaving my skin feeling clean and soft, but never dry or stripped. Before testing this product, I had some redness from trying out other products; the cleanser helped decrease the redness and irritation whilst calming my skin.” – Letty Seah, associate beauty editor
Why it won: A multi-purpose serum, the Innisfree Retinol Cica Repair Ampoule gets props for being able to soothe the skin and reduce the appearance of redness while also refining the skin texture and keeping breakouts at bay. Not to mention, it’s even suitable for sensitive skin too.
“It’s a good affordable option if you’re looking for a retinol product that wouldn’t irritate the skin. After a week, I noticed how my skin was brighter and more even. Also helped with the fading of persistent acne marks on my chin.” – Letty Seah, associate beauty editor
Why it won: Going from green to beige, the Dr Jart+ Cicapair Tiger Grass Color Correcting Treatment instantly neutralises and colour corrects your flushed red skin tone, giving you a healthy and natural looking complexion with ease. Plus, it also soothes irritated skins with centella asiatica complex and protects against harmful UV damage with SPF23 and PA++ mineral actives.
“It helped to even out the redness in my skin, especially blemishes. However, the universal one shade might not be suitable for all skin tones, so it would be wise to start with a small amount and build. A little does go a long way.” – Letty Seah, associate beauty editor
Why it won: You’ll wake up to a soft, soothed and supple complexion thanks to the Fresh Floral Recovery Calming Mask. Powered by four floral extracts – passionflower, cornflower, cherry blossom and peony, alongside vitamin C and squalene, this overnight mask works while you sleep to reduce the appearance of redness, brighten tired skin and smooth away roughness.
“The lightweight texture and pleasant scent made this a pleasure to use. It calmed my skin and reduced any redness with ease.” – Lasalle Lee, makeup artist