SENSITIVE SKIN CARE
Sensitive Skin Products
Do you suffer from easily irritated skin, or feel as if it’s more reactive to the outside elements. You may be part of the 50% of men and women who possess sensitive skin types.
Sensitive Skin Care with BONIIK
If you do have sensitive skin, you’ll probably notice that you develop adverse symptoms and additional skin sensitivity from certain products and other triggers, including soaps, detergents, fragrances, household goods, and even certain moisturisers and makeup products.
In addition, exposure to the outside elements, including UV rays, the cold and wind, can trigger uncomfortable flares for people with sensitive skin.
If you have sensitive skin, you know full well that finding skincare products that are gentle enough on your skin is not an easy shopping experience. We're here to help you develop the perfect skincare routine that will minimise skin sensitivity and protect your skin barrier.
Clinical Features of Sensitive Skin
Sensitive skin types present a wide variety of clinical symptoms. Often the skin is subject to visible redness, irritation, feeling of tightness and discomfort (sometimes described as a burning sensation). Other visible and more serious conditions include scaling, peeling and hive breakouts.
Sensitive skin also exhibits characteristics of several other skin types, including oily, dry and combination skin.
While causes of sensitive skin can be environmental, having sensitive skin can also be the result of underlying skin conditions like allergic contact dermatitis, Rosacea, Eczema and other allergies to certain synthetic ingredients.
Other common clinical features of sensitive skin include:
- Prone to breakouts
- Skin flakes and peels, which leaves scarring
- You sunburn easily (hence the need for excellent sun protection)
- Skin feels itchy after cleansing products
- Reactive skin when new products are applied
- Sensitive to environmental factors
- Skin barrier often becomes compromised
Is sensitive skin a cause for concern?
Sensitive skin is not a disease that a doctor can diagnose you with. You may not even think that you have sensitive skin until you have an onset reaction to a trigger.
It’s always a good idea to check the products you’re currently using- as some skin products feature ingredients that are too harsh to be applied all over the face, or too strong for your poor sensitive skin.
While almost 50% of men and women endure sensitive skin, every person is different. Just because something doesn’t work for you doesn’t mean it can work wonders for someone else.
For those with sensitive skin, it's always important to consult an experienced dermatologist to discover exactly what irritates your skin, how you can avoid these ingredients, and develop a skincare routine to suit your skin's needs.
Shopping for Sensitive Skin Products
Whatever your skin care concerns, whether it’s flakiness to instant redness, Boniik has you covered. We have a variety of brands catering to sensitive skin that we’ve collated in one place to make skincare shopping hassle-free.
While it’s impossible to account for all types of sensitive skin, our products are fragrant-free, do not contain harsh chemicals and synthetics that trigger your skin, and are gentle when applied. Some products we have on offer for sensitive skin are designed to be used sparingly in your daily skincare routine, and contain repairing ingredients such as hyaluronic acid, glycolic acid, retinol and more.
What to Avoid
When it comes to exfoliates and scrubs, it’s recommended that you only exfoliate skin once or twice a week to prevent irritation. Our exfoliants are gentle and soothing on the skin, and do not feature gritty particles designed to roughly scrub away impurities within the skin surface. You can still use products like salicylic acid, in smaller doses. Be sure to use lukewarm water as hot and cold water can damage the skin’s barrier.
If you have sensitive skin, it's wise to avoid harsh soaps and synthetic fragrances. Make sure you're looking for skincare ingredients that are non comedogenic, fragrance free, reduce redness, and offer soothing ingredients like vitamin e.
BONIIK skips the sweet-smelling fragrances and soaps. It’s an add-on your sensitive skin doesn’t need and often can’t handle. Our products are either scentless or feature natural ingredients like Aloe, matcha and Tea Tree oil- proven to soothe skin irritation and dryness. We offer specific products like cleanser for sensitive skin, sunscreen for sensitive skin, hydrating facial oils and eye cream, and everything in between.
We understand that shopping for skin cleansers can be hit or miss, for all skin types! Some skin cleansers and sunscreens contain harsh sulfate which- you guessed it- is detrimental to those with sensitive skin and will leave you with dry skin that flakes, breaks out, or is inflamed.
BONIIK offer everything from milky cleansers that are hydrating to combat dryness and itchiness, to oil-based cleansers for your skincare routine. If cleansing is too much, opt for our gentle micellar cleansers to draw away dead skin and impurities from the pores. Our all-in-one products are best used on a 100% cotton pad to remove makeup and excess sebum.
While shopping for sensitive skin products, it’s always a good tip to read the labels on products before you apply them to your body. Look for words “gentle on skin” or “for sensitive skin”, and always check the ingredients in your skin care products. Common ingredients that are good for skin types like sensitive skin include amino acids, rose hip oil, and vitamin e.
If you’re still learning what sets your skin off- do a patch test with any new product before you commit to purchase. If you see a reaction within 72 hours, you’ll know it’s a big No No.
A general rule of thumb. The fewer the ingredients, the better it is for your sensitive skin type. These productions will combat inflammation, provide deep moisture and hydration, hydrate dry skin, and ensure the skin is protected. Shop the leading range of gentle, fragrance free products including cleanser for sensitive skin, sunscreen for sensitive skin, moisturiser, eye cream, peptides, serums, and toners with BONIIK today.