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Sensitive Skincare Formulas and Products

Sensitive Skincare Formulas and Products

The right skincare routine for sensitive skin can help maintain its comfort while addressing additional skin concerns such as visible redness, dryness, and uneven skin tone.
06 Oct 2023

SkinCeuticals is dedicated to advanced skincare that’s backed by science, and this includes developing effective products and treatments that benefit all skin types and concerns. Sensitive skin can occur from time to time or be an ongoing challenge, and the most frequent signs are the sensations of burning or stinging and the appearance of redness.

Sensitive skin can have a variety of causes. Genetically sensitive skin tends to have a thinner barrier and be more fair since it has less melanin that provides a degree of natural sun protection. Sensitized skin has similar symptoms and can happen to anyone regardless of skin tone or skin type.

Signs of sensitive and sensitized skin can be aggravated by environmental factors such as pollution, extreme hot or cold, allergies, improper product use, over-exfoliating, excessive sun exposure, and even stress. Certain skincare ingredients, fragrances, and chemicals can also sensitize the skin or prompt sensitive skin to flare up.

Skincare for sensitive skin and sensitized skin works to calm the skin, and decrease the irritation that may contribute to other skin concerns like visible signs of aging and discoloration. SkinCeuticals offers a wide array of sensitive skin products, and follows the “Less Rule” when working with sensitive skin. This means:

  • Less heat: Use cooler water at home, and avoid heat and steam during professional treatments
  • Less friction: Choose gentle, chemical-based exfoliation rather than physical exfoliation with scrubs—and avoid any deep massage that will stimulate blood circulation
  • Less product: When choosing sensitive skin products, it’s best to keep your regimen simple
  • Less time: Professional sensitive skincare treatments may be shorter than those for other skin types, and may focus on barrier repair and hydration to improve signs of sensitivity

SkinCeuticals skincare products for sensitive skin are specially formulated to provide calming and soothing benefits while minimizing the appearance of redness. When used as a regimen, the proper sensitive skin products can help improve how the skin looks and feels.


The appropriate cleanser is one of the most important skincare products for sensitive skin. These sensitive skin products gently remove impurities while providing calming, soothing, and hydrating benefits.

Gentle Cleanser: Featuring a mild, emollient-rich formula, this cream-based cleanser works to wash away impurities and long-wear makeup while softening and restoring the skin’s surface. With skin-conditioning allantoin and glycerin plus calming orange oil, it’s an ideal way to start any regimen of skincare for sensitive skin.

Soothing Cleanser: This soap-free cleansing foam provides the soothing and comforting sensitive skin needs, along with the power to thoroughly remove impurities as well as long-wear makeup. It transforms to an emulsion upon contact with the skin and features sorbitol, glycerin, orchid extract, and cucumber extract to leave skin feeling fresh and comfortable.


SkinCeuticals offers a variety of serums for sensitive skin that provide antioxidant protection, calming and soothing, hydration, and exfoliation. Both gentle and effective, these sensitive skin products are key for addressing unique skin needs and concerns.

Serum 10 AOX+: Featuring a 10% concentration of L-ascorbic acid (pure vitamin C) and 0.2% ferulic acid, this daily topical antioxidant helps neutralize environmental free radicals that contribute to visible skin aging as it improves the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.

Phyto Corrective Gel: Offering soothing, hydration, and a visible reduction in redness, its blend of hyaluronic acid, cucumber, thyme, and other botanicals makes it one of our most-recommended serums for sensitive skin. It also includes mulberry to improve the look of discoloration, and can be used as a stand-alone moisturizer for acne-prone sensitive skin.

Hydrating B5 Gel: Formulated with hydrating hyaluronic acid and barrier-reinforcing vitamin B5, this serum for sensitive skin provides much-needed moisture and helps lock it into the skin. This hydrating skincare for sensitive skin can also be used as a moisturizer for oily or blemish-prone sensitive skin.

Retexturing Activator: When exfoliating, it’s important to look for specially-designed skincare products for sensitive skin, and this multi-action serum simultaneously exfoliates, hydrates, and reinforces the skin barrier. Offering the skin-resurfacing results of a daily 20% glycolic acid treatment without the irritation, it’s gentle yet effective sensitive skin treatment.


Hydration is essential for keeping sensitive skin calm and under control. With our moisturizing products for sensitive skin, you can target additional concerns as well.

Phyto A+ Brightening Treatment: Formulated to hydrate and soothe while improving the skin’s brightness, texture, and clarity, this lightweight, oil-free daily moisturizer is formulated with alpha arbutin, azelaic acid, and a blend of calming botanical extracts to offer the benefits of several sensitive skin products in one.

Epidermal Repair: This therapeutic skincare for sensitive skin offers protection and soothing for compromised skin. Specially formulated to support the skin’s natural barrier function, it also helps reduce the appearance of redness.


Featuring hyaluronic acid and a botanical blend of cucumber, thyme, olive leaf, and rosemary extracts, Phyto Corrective Essence Mist is formulated to instantly provide hydration, soothing, and barrier-strengthening—while reducing visible redness by 31%. This ultra-fine mist can be used as part of your morning and evening regimen of skincare for sensitive skin, or as needed throughout the day without disturbing makeup.


No regimen of sensitive skin products is complete without daily broad-spectrum sun protection. SkinCeuticals offers several sheer and tinted mineral-based sunscreens that are safe for sensitive skin.

To discover the ideal skincare for sensitive skin and the sensitive skin products that address your skin’s unique needs and concerns, use our online Regimen Finder, visit one of our SkinCeuticals SkinLab locations, or schedule an appointment with a SkinCeuticals Skincare Professional for a one-on-one consultation.


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