Our Best Formulas For Sensitive Skin
The skincare world is full of efficacious, powerful ingredients — there are so many to choose from that address a wide variety of concerns. But for people with sensitive skin, it can sometimes feel like their options are limited. Many ingredients that work well for the majority of skin types can be too harsh or cause a reaction on for this skin type that can be easily irritated. For anyone that deals with sensitive skin, you know that looking for calming skincare ingredients that sooth redness, irritation and inflammation are always top of mind.
Nowadays, thanks to advanced formulas with skin-soothing botanicals, that’s all changing. We’ve figured out how to care for all types of sensitive skin (including but not limited to skin rashes, skin itching and irritation, dry skin, redness, and more) while also providing other benefits like anti-aging, brightening, and blemish control. Here are the six ingredients you need to know if you have sensitive skin, plus our products that are formulated with them.
Turns out there’s something to that "cool as a cucumber" saying — Cucumber Extract is known to be a comforting ingredient for sensitive skin. It is said to feel cool and refreshing on the skin. Plus, just as it’s a hydrating part of a nutritional diet, it does the same for skin: delivering maximum hydration and moisture. It’s the perfect addition to a cleanser, our formula with cucumber extra help clean without stripping the skin and disrupting skin’s natural balance.
Find It In: Kiehl’s Cucumber Herbal Conditioning Cleanser
A highly regarded medicinal herb in both Ayurvedic and Chinese medicine, our formulas with Calendula Flower Extract and petals have the dual benefit of gently cleansing and soothing normal to oily skin to noticeably improve problem skin concerns.
Find It In: Kiehl’s Calendula Herbal Extract Alcohol-Free Toner
While it might sound like a new ingredient, Centella Asiatica has been used by Southeast Asian cultures for hundreds of years on everything from wounds to burns. Combined with ingredients like Vitamin B3, our Centella Cica Cream is formulated to help strengthen the moisture barrier of compromised skin all the while restoring skin’s healthy appearance.
Find It In: Kiehl’s Dermatologist Solutions Centella Cica Cream
Cannabis Sativa Seed Oil
In the past year, Cannabis Sativa Seed Oil has become a superstar ingredient in skincare. This non-psychoactive extract from the cannabis plant can help calm the feeling of stressed skin, balance hydration levels, and visibly improve the appearance of redness on skin’s surface, and with continued use helps to strengthen the skin barrier (extremely important to those with sensitive skin to help protect itself). It’s also suitable to use on blemish-prone skin, helping to calm irritation and inflammation, and it’s also lightweight and non-comedogenic.
Find It In: Kiehl’s Cannabis Sativa Seed Oil Herbal Concentrate
If you’ve ever had a sunburn, then you are no doubt familiar with Aloe Vera. The desert plant’s leaves contain a comforting, moisture-rich gel known to soothe and cool sun-baked skin, which is why you’ll see it in a range of products formulated for sensitive-skin. Whether yours is naturally sensitive or you’re recovering from some type of damage, Aloe Vera is a naturally derived ingredient. Our formula formulated with aloe vera, helps cleanse and soothe your skin.
Find It In: Kiehl’s Made For All Gentle Body Cleanser
Just because your skin is delicate doesn’t mean you have to miss out on potent skincare treatments. With the right products formulated with the right ingredients, you can help your sensitive skin look and feel its best.