Sensitive skin is one of the most common bothersome skin conditions that may develop at any age and with any skin type. It is the first condition that must be addressed.

Sensitive skin is due to an imbalanced ecosystem (hydric & lipidic system), which causes it to experience the slightest sensation more intensely than normal skin would. Sensitive skin may experience sensory discomforts such as stinging, tingling, burning, and itching and it may also exhibit redness.

Some common causes of sensitivity are:


  • Sun exposure
  • Heredity
  • Environmental aggressors: pollution, cold, sun, wind, etc.
  • Chemical stressors: medicine, soaps, detergents, unsuitable cosmeceutical skin care, unsuitable exfoliants, make-up, etc.
  • Physical stressors: gommage, brushing, mechanical exfoliation such as rubbing and epidermabrasion, etc.
  • Compromised barrier function
  • Stress
  • Hormonal fluctuations



Prolonged inflammation, commonly termed “Inflamm’aging,” increases the risk of developing skin sensitivity and can lead to prematurely aged skin.

We must adopt a ”calming strategy” to successfully treat sensitive skin. Boosting the skin’s natural defences and repair mechanisms will act directly to dramatically reduce the activation of the skin’s inflammation cascade. The skin will be calmed, soothed, and balanced reducing its sensitivity.

Ingredients to adopt

Products to use should contain both hydrating ingredients to eliminate dehydration and lipids to nourish the skin and provide barrier protection, as well as peptides.


Here are some specific ingredients proven to provide relief for sensitive skin.

  • Shea butter: Moisturizes and soothes
  • Vitamin E: Antioxidant
  • Rice peptides: Nourishes
  • Palmitoyl Glycine: Visibly reduces Inflamm’Aging.
  • Rhamnosoft® (Biosaccharide Gum-2): Visibly reduces redness