Style

Solution: Cleansers For Finicky, Sensitive Skin

September 2, 2008 by SheFindsErin
shefinds | Style

Our skin can be so finicky. One minute it's tight, dry, and itchy and the next it's competing with that pepperoni pizza we just ate for greasiest surface ever. A good deep cleaning can typically balance us out, but for ladies with sensitive skin, finding the right stabilizing cleanser can be a chore. Thankfully, many skincare lines are offering for-sensitive-skin-only formulas designed to soothe, calm, and cleanse even the most feisty faces. Here are three of our gentle faves, along with a lasts-the-day cream to keep things in control.


Best for Makeup Mavens: You're not doing your skin (sensitive or otherwise) any favors by going to sleep with a full face of makeup every night. Banish dirt and oil before bed, and give yourself a mini facial, with a sensitive skin-friendly cleansing oil like DHC Soft Touch ($14).

image
Best for Dry Skin: Soapy lather and lots of scrubbing can leave even the most balanced skin tight and achy. Combat overdrying with a vitamin-packed cream cleanser like Joey New York Calm and Correct Gentle Soothing Cleanser ($27).

image
Best for Big Spenders: There are some products it's just worth spending more on, and if you've got super sensitive skin, your cleanser isn't the item to scrimp on. If re-balancing sensitive skin is priority one, indulge in Jurlique's Soothing Foaming Cleanser ($40), a calming blend of groomwell and peppercorn that gives even the fussiest face a balanced glow.

image
Best Follow-Up: Cleansing is only the first step in caring for sensitive skin. Follow up your pore purifying scrub with a sensitive skin-targeted day cream like Annemarie Borlind ZZ Sensitive Skin Day Cream ($21) that will keep your face hydrated throughout the day. Stressed out skin gets a soothing pre-makeup boost with this organic cream that fights signs of aging and can be used on skin with broken capillaries or rosacea.

From Our Partners

Learn more about RevenueStripe...

From Our Partners

Learn more about RevenueStripe...

Fashion

These Bestselling Nordstrom Leggings Are 50% Off For A Limited Time Only

December 13, 2018 by Jeanine Edwards
You're welcome!

Fashion

Every Woman Should Own This Sweater Dress--It's Super Warm And It Looks Good On *Everybody*

December 13, 2018 by Jeanine Edwards
The perfect winter dress!

Fashion

Psst! The Best Waterproof Boots Are On Sale For Less Than $40 Right Now

December 13, 2018 by Jeanine Edwards
Don't think twice.

Fashion

The Coat Everyone Will Be Wearing This Winter (& It's Not Puffers!)

December 13, 2018 by Jessica Harrington
We're shopping this trend ASAP.

Fashion

The ONLY Jeans You’ll Need This Winter, According To Hundreds of Customer Reviews

December 12, 2018 by Emily Belfiore
They're on sale for $37 right now!!

Fashion

6 Things You Can Get From Anthropologie's Sale Section Right Now For Under $21

December 11, 2018 by Jessica Harrington
Who's ready to go shopping?

Fashion

The One Coat Trend That’s Going To Be EVERYWHERE This Winter

December 10, 2018 by Jessica Harrington
We love this trend!

Fashion

Drop Everything--Natori's Crazy Popular Convertible Bra Is On Sale For Just $27!

December 7, 2018 by Jeanine Edwards
It's cheaper than ever!

Fashion

FYI, UNIQLO Has The Best Gifts Under $100 For *Everyone* On Your Shopping List

December 7, 2018 by Alisha Stacy
Check, check and check!

Fashion

Psst! The Best Waterproof Boots Are On Sale For Less Than $40 Right Now

With the official start of winter just a few days ...

Fashion

Believe It! All Of These Luxe Leather Gifts Are $65 Or Less #ThanksCuyana

If you're anything like me, then chances are holiday ...

Fashion

FYI, UNIQLO Has The Best Gifts Under $100 For *Everyone* On Your Shopping List

The holiday season is all magical and fun... until you'...

Fashion

Don't Miss Your Chance To Win A $250 Carolee Jewelry Shopping Spree

One of our favorite parts of the holiday season (besides ...

LOAD MORE
+
LOAD MORE POSTS