We know the signs all too well. The eruption of stinging, burning, irritation, and dryness are all a daily frustration for those with sensitive skin.

When it comes to sensitive skin, one of the biggest misconceptions is that they can’t use active skincare products when in fact, some active products may actually support their skin! The skincare products on their shelf should be dedicated to supporting the rebuild and restoration of the skin’s barrier whilst providing relief and nourishment however possible.

Regardless of your skin type, the products you invest in should be working hard for your skin where you need it most. Today, we’re exploring some of the best skincare products for sensitive skin and how some simple product switches can have you feeling some serious skin relief.


Choosing the wrong cleanser can make sensitive skin feel even drier and irritated than before. When choosing a cleanser, you want to look for one that isn’t going to strip your skin as this will further disrupt the skin’s barrier and exacerbate flare-ups. This means avoiding excess alcohol, all synthetic fragrance, or acid-rich cleansers and instead, choosing a cream or gel-based cleanser that offers hydration as much as effective makeup removal.

Rich in protective antioxidants, refreshing superfoods and nourishing vitamins is the Antioxidant Botanical Gel Cleanser by Dope Skin Co. We love this cleanser for sensitive skin types as it offers a luscious, velvety cleanse without stripping the skin of its natural moisture. Thanks to its hero ingredient, Hemp Seed Extract, this product offers an effective cleanse that simultaneously protects and hydrates impaired skin.


A key contributor to aggravating reactive skin is over-exfoliating so the idea of adding an exfoliant into the mix makes most sensitive skin types wince! Fortunately, enzyme exfoliation is about to completely change the game.

Enzyme-based exfoliants are incredible for sensitive skin types as you can’t overdo it like a granular scrub. Instead, the bio-active enzymes (often derived from fruits), eat away at your dead skin cells and digest them. Working on the upper layers of the skin, this gentle method of exfoliation is ideal for sensitive skin types as its no scrubbing method doesn’t disrupt the barrier or inflame the skin.

Harnessing enzymes from papaya and pineapple, the Aspect Fruit Enzyme Mask is a dual mask and exfoliator that helps to lift dead skin cells from the surface. This product features soothing aloe vera to provide relief to sensitive skins whilst superstar ingredients like Kakadu Plum, Camu Camu, and Acai Berry support the enzymes with rich antioxidant protection and repair. Incorporate this refreshing treatment into your routine by applying 2-3 times per week for 15 minutes.


Every solid skincare routine should feature a step solely dedicated to treating and replenishing the skin, especially after such a thorough cleanse and exfoliation! For sensitive skin types, this is where things can get a little confusing as this stage is often dedicated to the active serums and potent formulations known for causing them a nightmare.

For this skin type, focus on nourishing and repairing the skin through smart skincare choices like face oils. Face oils are a concentrated dose of essential vitamins, minerals, and essential fatty acids. This trio works to retain moisture within the skin and allow the skin to heal, repair, and replenish without disruption. The magic of nourishing face oils like our Skin Matrix CoQ10 Rosehip Oil is that whilst providing essential protection and inflammation support, it’s recharging the mitochondria in the skin. Likened to our skin cell’s battery, this daily oil helps to improve our skin’s overall health and keep it performing at its absolute best. Pretty cool, right?!

We recommend pairing this with our Skin Matrix Ultra Dry Moisturiser which is loaded with repairing Vitamin E, nourishing Shea Butter, and soothing Mango Seed Butter. Calming, soothing, and intensely hydrating, our Ultra Dry Moisturiser works alongside our Face Oil to lock in moisture and prevent water loss throughout the day.

We love this pairing so much that we’ve bundled it together! Our Skin Matrix Ultra Hydrating Booster Duo has this step of your skincare routine covered.


If you’re new to our blogs, you’re about to discover our #1 skincare recommendation for all skin types and concerns – sun protection! You’ll see us mention the importance of SPF products in nearly all of our content because let’s face it, why invest in an incredible skincare routine if you’re not protecting your skin each day? For sensitive skin types, chemical sunscreens can be frustrating as the UV repellents sink into the skin and cause irritation. That’s why we recommend opting for a physical sunscreen instead.

Free from synthetic fragrances, parabens, and preservatives, the Little Urchin Natural Sunscreen offers SPF 30+ protection. Kind to sensitive skin and the environment, this zinc-oxide-based formulation features organic ingredients such as Green Tea, Cucumber, and Rosehip to add additional soothing and antioxidant benefits to your SPF application. This physical SPF goes one step further and speeds up your morning routine with the option of a medium-coverage tint that leaves you protected and glowing.

Who said sensitive skin types couldn’t have fun with skincare?! All products featured in our sensitive skin routine can be found via our online store. We can’t want for you to say hello to a calmer and refreshed complexion!


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