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Saturday, October 9, 2010

Skincare Myth:Sensitive Skin Care

Some sensitive skin (or so called sensitive skin) will always look for "suitable for sensitive skin", "for all skin types, even the most sensitive skin" in product label when they buy skin cares. In most cases, they claim themselves as sensitive skin when they overcome with tight, redness, itchiness or irritation with certain skin care products, especially new one. Therefore, some will look for mild products to sooth skin condition, may not contribute any healing effect but at least will not cause any complication.

Skincares targeted for sensitive skin is gaining more concerns, even luxury brands such as La Prairie (anti-redness calming range), Declare have also launched sensitive skincares range for sensitive skin, promote cell renewal as well as calm redness. However, when you read the ingredient lists of these so-called sensitive skin products, you will still find a long list of chemicals/natural source which may also cause irritation or reputedly as allergens, such as perfume/fragrance, alcohol (butylene glycol, propylene glycol, panthenol, alcohol denat and etc), SLS, phenoxyethanol, BHT, triethanolamine and much much more. Natural sources of allergens could come from aloe vera, honey, certain essential oils, of course, these are not applicable to all sensitive skins, you have to be observant to understand your own skin than anyone.

In a nutshell, sensitive skin cares are just formulated with lower concentration of fragrance, alcohol or reputable allergens. Other than that, they have not much difference with normal skin cares that suitable for most people. As a consumer, we should smart enough to read ingredients, do not just focus on active ingredients highlighted at flyers/brochures. If you are unlucky to have sensitive skin, easily react with many skin cares in the market, you should have put more efforts to study ingredients, at least find out which ingredients you should avoid. At the same time, look for solutions to curb sensitization, time to grab products with high healing effects or go for other treatments.


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