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Conquering Sensitive Skin

Some people are born with sensitive skin; others have it temporarily. Cold climate, stress, travel and sleep deprivation are all contributing factors. No matter which camp you fall in, if your skin is consistently feeling pink, dry, flaky, or inflamed, it’s time to look into a new skincare regime. 

 

1. Aesop Gentle Facial Cleansing Milk $45 100mL – $70 2oomL

Purify and cleanse your skin without stripping it of moisture. Dry and fragile skin requires gentle cleansing that will not overly disturb protective skin lipids or unnecessarily aggravate the skin. To strike this balance, Aesop’s Gentle Facial Cleansing Milk includes skin nourishing ingredients, such as grape seed oil, panthenol and sandalwood. aesop.com/nz

 

2. Bio Boost by Maryse $42

MARYSE skincare is plant-based and naturally potent working to enhance and revitalise every complexion, across the seasons. This concentrated treatment, enriched with Coenzyme Q10, will boost and revitalise skin around the eyes and upper lip. A compact, light-textured serum, it’s also ideal for moisture top-ups on the go and as an extra antioxidant boost specific to the eyes and lips. maryse.co.nz

 

3. ELEMIS Pro-Definition Eye & Lip Contour Cream $199

This nourishing eye and lip contouring cream firms and plumps . Thin, dry skin around the eyes and vertical lip lines appear finer and smoother, revealing a plumper, more youthful and renewed skin texture. lotusspa.co.nz

 

4. Westman Atelier Vital Skin Foundation Stick $117

This hydrating foundation infused with nourishing ingredients calms redness and irritation while imparting a natural-looking, radiant finish to skin with buildable coverage. You will fall in love with the luxuriously creamy texture. meccabeauty.co.nz

 

5. Sothy’s Soothing SOS Serum $99

Designed to balance and soothe your skin immediately. This essential serum with spa thermal water, wild jasmine leaf extract and tetra-peptide quickly neutralise permanent or temporary sensations of discomfort, and limits the appearance of redness. sothys.co.nz

 

6. ELEMIS Pro-Collagen Marine Cream $242

Clinically proven*, the powerful anti-ageing ingredients of the award-winning Pro-Collagen Marine Cream has been shown to reduce the depth of wrinkles, improve skin firmness and hydration in 14 days. The unique Mediterranean algae, padina pavonica, is blended with ginkgo biloba providing superior free-radical protection has been blended with precious rose and mimosa absolutes, thus creating the ultimate anti-ageing cream from ELEMIS. *Independent User Trials, 2014-15. lotusspa.co.nz