Sensitivity is now on equal ground with anti-aging as the most asked-about skin concern ELEMIS therapists address. But is your skin really sensitive?
Complicating the issue is the fact that "sensitized" and "sensitive" are two distinct conditions. Sensitized skin is caused by multiple factors including extreme temperature shifts, contact with harsh chemicals, fluctuating hormone levels and stress – things we all face on a regular basis.
When the skin’s barrier function is compromised, the epidermis can react in defense, leading to redness, sensitivity and break-outs. Once the skin’s defenses are up it can be difficult for it to find balance again. Moisturization, which encourages the skin to function efficiently and to repair, renew and protect itself, is the key to restoring balance.
Your skin can certainly become sensitized. But sensitive skin is the type that almost always reacts to products. If you experience stinging or redness when you apply most formulas, it’s likely you have skin that can be classified as sensitive.
Fragrance is the number one culprit for creating a reaction. That's why Hydra-Boost Sensitive Day Cream contains a natural aromatic that won't trigger an allergic response. This gentle but effective everyday moisturizer also contains key ingredients of Mirabilis Jalapa, Hyaluronic Acid and Orange Blossom Milk. Mirabilis Jalapa is a stunning yellow and crimson flower also known as “marvel of Peru,” which is known to soothe and comfort sensitive and irritated skin as well as calming redness. Hyaluronic Acid forms a layer over the skin’s surface, acting to regulate hydration by locking in moisture and reducing trans-epidermal water loss. Orange Blossom Milk, which helps soothe skin irritation, also has softening and moisturizing properties that make it ideal for dry and sensitive skin.
Whether your skin is sensitive or has become sensitized, Hydra-Boost Sensitive Day Cream will keep it hydrated and comfortable throughout the day.