Collection: Skin Care Products For Sensitive Skin
If you’re prone to sensitivity flare-ups, finding skin care for sensitive skin can feel like a minefield — but it doesn’t have to be. At Dermalogica, we’ve made it our mission to create effective, everyday solutions for every skin, even the most sensitive. Developed by The International Dermal Institute, our gentle and soothing formulas work with your sensitive skin, not against it — leaving your face hydrated, calm and protected after every use.
Dermalogica’s UltraCalming skin care for sensitive skin help manage the multiple causes behind sensitised, inflamed, and over-processed skin. These products calm inflammation, reduce redness, soothe irritation, and reinforce the barrier by restoring lipids and stimulating ceramide production. Every UltraCalming product is formulated without lanolin, SD alcohol, mineral oil, artificial fragrances, or colours, which can make sensitive skin worse.
how to select the right skincare products for sensitive skin
Sensitive skin comes in many forms and degrees; hot skin that flushes easily, mild irritation that occasionally flares up, dry tight itchy skin that feels uncomfortable, to ultra-responsive skin that ‘reacts’ to everything.
For sensitive skin that’s hot and flushed due to hormonal changes such as pregnancy or menopause, you’ll want to focus on light cooling layers. UltraCalming Cleanser is a pH-balanced, non-foaming cooling gel cleanser that gently purifies whilst soothing skin. UltraCalming Mist will cool, calm and hydrate fast - this spritz toner can be used prior to serums and moisturising, and throughout the day - whenever a hot flush strikes. Follow with Calm Water Gel - a refreshing, weightless gel moisturiser containing botanicals and Dual Action Hyaluronic Acid Technology to intensely calm and hydrate sensitive skin.
Dry sensitive skin will benefit from lipid-rich, heavier formulas. Intensive Moisture Cleanser and Intensive Moisture Balance pair perfectly as a cleanser and moisturiser to address sensitive skin in need of strengthening and nourishment. Containing a blend of lipids that mimic the skin’s barrier, along with hydrating Hyaluronic Acid, UltraCalming Serum Concentrate will help restore dry, sensitive skin as it calms and soothes.
Acne and sensitivity go hand in hand. A key strategy for clearing breakouts is by decongesting the skin with exfoliation. If your skin is sensitive, you may feel you have to avoid exfoliation, but this is not true! It’s about finding the right exfoliant for your skin. Daily Milkfoliant exfoliates the skin calmly. It features ultra-fine Oat Powder to polish the skin, whilst Hyaluronic Acid, Oat Extract and Coconut Milk soothe and replenish the barrier.
Physical sunscreen is often recommended as the best sunscreen for sensitive skin. That’s because physical sunscreen sits on the skin’s surface and deflects UV rays. Chemical sunscreens, on the other hand, absorb into the skin and scatter UV rays in the form of heat. Choose from Invisible Physical Defense SPF30 or Skin Perfect Primer SPF30.
dermatologist-recommended skin care for sensitive skin in australia
At Dermalogica, we’re proud to be the number one choice among skincare professionals worldwide. With our professional-grade cleansers, moisturisers, masques, oils and serums, eye creams, primers and tints, SPF, and body care products, it’s never been easier to achieve healthy, radiant skin. To learn about sensitive skin, take our professional skin analysis online, book a free skin consultation with our professional skin therapists, or get in touch with our team for further guidance.
skin care for sensitive skin FAQs
what should I avoid if I have sensitive skin?
If you have sensitive skin, take care with products containing powerful actives such as Retinol, and test new products before using them on your face. A small patch test on a less visible area of skin will help you determine if a product is likely to cause any adverse effects. When using any face products for sensitive skin, follow the less rule. Simplify your skincare regimen to the basics, omit heat and friction – think tepid water only and use formulas designed to soothe, calm, and restore skin’s protective barrier.
is vitamin c good for sensitive skin?
While vitamin C is lauded for its ability to boost the immune system, this potent antioxidant works wonders for the skin. Vitamin C helps to repair damage from UV exposure, pollution, and other environmental stressors and can also help to reduce inflammation and redness. With that said, it can cause irritation in high concentrations. The good news is that our BioLumin-C Vitamin C products focus on stability over concentration. Vitamin C is highly unstable and must be tamed to stay active when it's on our skin. Our BioLumin-C formulas contain an ultra-stable Vitamin C complex that's also bioavailable, meaning it's able to get deep into the skin for maximum results.
why does Dermalogica offer the best face products for sensitive skin?
One of the most important things to keep in mind when selecting skin care for sensitive skin is to avoid potential irritants. Our entire range is certified cruelty-free, gluten-free, vegan, and free from artificial colours and fragrances, mineral oil, lanolin, S.D. alcohol, parabens and microplastics. At Dermalogica, we take great care to formulate the very best products for sensitive skin, but don’t just take our word for it — more than 100,000 professional skin therapists across the globe use our wide range of products every day.
how to take care of sensitive skin?
Taking care of sensitive skin can be a tricky task. Sensitive skin is more prone to irritation and redness, so it's important to select products carefully and employ the right techniques when caring for sensitive skin.
First, always opt for gentle skin cleansers over harsher ones. Look for mild formulas with natural ingredients such as green tea extract, chamomile, and aloe vera. These ingredients are known for their anti-inflammatory and calming properties, which can help soothe sensitive skin.
Next, make sure to use a moisturiser with sensitive skin in mind. Choose a moisturiser formulated specifically for sensitive skin or opt for ones with calming ingredients like aloe vera or chamomile. Avoid heavy creams and lotions that can clog pores and irritate skin.
Finally, it's important to use sunscreen when caring for sensitive skin. Look for a sunscreen that contains zinc oxide or titanium dioxide, as these ingredients provide a physical barrier to help protect sensitive skin from the sun's damaging rays.
what is sensitive skin?
Sensitive skin is a skin type characterized by inflammation, redness, dryness, irritation and swelling. It is typically caused by environmental factors like sun exposure, harsh weather conditions or irritants such as perfumes, soaps, and strong cleansers. People with sensitive skin are more susceptible to allergic reactions and may react negatively to topical skin care products.
Common signs of sensitive skin include itching, stinging, burning or tightness after using a product. It is important to take special care when selecting and using skin care products designed for sensitive skin. Products that are labelled as "hypoallergenic" or "for sensitive skin" are usually appropriate for use on sensitive skin types.