6 Beauty Brands To Try If You Have Sensitive Skin

When it comes to navigating sensitive skin, trying different makeup and skincare products can be tough. A simple swipe of foundation or a dab of blush might apply just fine, or it could trigger a breakout, rosacea, redness, or eczema, which are all conditions that are most commonly associated with sensitive skin. But rather than being afraid of giving some of the most popular beauty and skincare brands a try, we wanted to share some of our favourite brands that are great for sensitive skin. These brands carry products that are free of ingredients that might lead to a flare-up or reaction, including fragrances, dyes, preservatives, sulphates, and more. Instead, they’re infused with ingredients that will calm, soothe, and leave your skin feeling, well, good. 

If you have sensitive skin, read on to learn about our favourite brands to try that won’t add to your skincare woes, rather, they’ll leave your skin looking and feeling better.

Glossier

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We’ve been huge fans of cult-fave Glossier since day one, and we’ve incorporated many of the NYC-based brand’s products into our daily beauty routines, including the Boy Brow, Milk Jelly Face Wash, and Cloud Paint. Every product is appropriate for all skin types, have been dermatologist tested, and they’re hypoallergenic, non-irritating, and paraben-free. But above all,  what we love is that every product works incredibly well and is gentle enough to not irritate your skin. Not to mention the packaging is a millennial’s dream come true.

RMS Beauty

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For non-toxic, food-grade makeup that delivers great results, RMS Beauty is a great pick. What we love about RMS Beauty, for starters, is that all products are made with organic ingredients in their natural state, allowing their living, healing attributes to penetrate and rejuvenate the skin. But more importantly, not only will you find an impressive selection of skincare products like beauty oils, skin balms, and even beauty supplements, you’ll also be able to stock up on all your makeup essentials including mascara, lipsticks, eyeshadows, luminizers, coverups, and more. 

Juice Beauty

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This California brand crafts its products using a base of cold-pressed liquids that are then combined with plant-derived pigments like aubergine fruit extract, red seaweed extract and rose petal powder. This powerful yet effective combination creates Juice Beauty’s 100% vegan and toxin-free range of beauty and skincare products that are great for those dealing with sensitive skin. Not only does Juice Beauty carry your beauty shelf must-haves like lip crayons, mascaras, shadow sticks, and cream blushes, but it also carries award-winning skincare products. Some of our current faves include the Signal Peptides Firming Serum, a lightweight micro-serum formulated with certified organic ingredients and firming peptides designed to restore the appearance of firmness and skin elasticity, and the newly launched Stem Cellular Vinifera Replenishing Oil, a fast-absorbing facial oil that works as a nighttime hydrator and as a daytime primer. 

bareMinerals

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Due to the lack of parabens, binders, and fillers, mineral makeup is hypoallergenic, which makes it a top choice for sensitive skin and those dealing with acne concerns, rosacea, psoriasis, and eczema and whether you’re dealing with one or all of those concerns, we highly recommend giving bareMinerals a try. bareMinerals carries all the skincare essentials including award-winning moisturizers, serums, cleansers, and masks to makeup for your face, eyes, lips, and even brushes. 

Physician’s Formula

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If you’re in the market for a beauty and skincare brand that those with sensitive skin can conveniently shop for at the drugstore, let us introduce you to Physician’s Formula. Physicians Formula has been long known as the ‘sensitive skin’ brand, but the truth is, that the brand is great for anyone who is conscious of the ingredients ingested through skin absorption. This full-range beauty and skincare line features organic, natural and earth-friendly ingredients, and is tested for maximum performance. From BB and CC creams and loose and pressed powders, to collagen moisturizers and eye creams, Physician’s Formula has every product thinkable to treat your skin care needs. 

Pai Skincare

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When Pai Skincare founder Sarah Brown’s skin went from calm and clear, to irritated and acne-prone overnight, she quickly learned that even options claiming to be “hypoallergenic” and “organic” were still filled with synthetics and irritants. She decided to create her very own effective yet gentle skin line that wouldn’t irritate those with even the most sensitive skin. Pai’s range of cleansers, moisturizers, oils, serums, toners, and masks are free from all known irritants and instead are made only with effective, nourishing, and calming ingredients that soothe troubled skin. This includes natural ingredients like rosehip oil, orange blossom, and wild oats.