Do you have sensitive skin and have trouble finding skincare that won’t irritate it? I have the answer for you! I recently attended a Derm Class with La Roche-Posay Derm Class and learned so much about sensitive skin and allergy prone skin. I also learned the difference between them.
A simple way to understand the difference between sensitive skin and if you have an allergy when trying products is allergies are when you are exposed to something and then rexposed to it and get a reaction. If you get an immediate reaction to something that means you have sensitive skin. Reactions could range from itchiness, redness or bumps. You will not get a reaction if it’s an allergy because with allergies you may see a reaction even up to four days later.
The most common reasons you will get a reaction is that your skin is sensitive to the ingredients that are in the product you are trying so that means they could have parabens, fragrances, preservatives or stabilizers that can be irritants. An easy way to test that is try the product on the inside of your wrist before applying it to your face. If you get a reaction right away do not use it. If you really want to make sure you don’t get a reaction test it behind your ear at least if there is a reaction there no one will see it.
La Roche-Posay has a line of skin care called Toleriane Ultra that is for ultra sensitive and allergy prone skin types and is recommended by over 90,000 dermatologists worldwide. Their skincare is tested on allergy-prone skin and developed with high dermatological standards. I love that it is free of of preservatives, parabens, fragrances and alcohol. The packing for the products is also innovative, it is airtight packaging that is a 100% retractable pouch and it ensures that there are no outside contaminants that can get into it.
Another hero product from La Roche-Posay is the Anthelios Mineral Sunscreen. This is a must for summer. During the Derm Class Dr. Glynis Ablon shared really important facts with us. Mineral sunscreen is a physical blocker. There are no chemicals in this, other sunscreens have chemicals to block UV rays. Mineral sunscreen works immediately and non-mineral you need to apply it 20-30 minutes before you go out in the sun so if you apply a non-mineral sunscreen and walk outside you have sun exposure.
Toleriane Ultra Soothing Moisturizer will help hydrate and soothe sensitive and allergy prone skin. It is a comforting cream that is made with La Roche-Posay Thermal Spring Water and Neurosensine. It’s perfect for those who are lookng for long lasting hydration.
Another product that I love is the Toleriane Ultra Night Intense Soothing Moisturizer it is a nighttime gel-cream that helps restore and comfort skin throughout the night. It is formulated with La Roche-Posay Thermal Spring Water, Neurosensine, and a restorative antioxidant complex that contains Carnosine + Vitamin E. It’s the perfect night time moisturizer.
You can’t forget your eyes because they are the windows to your soul. The Toleriane Ultra Eyes Intense Soothing Moisturizer is a refreshing gel-cream that will help soothe the sensitive eye area it is also made with La Roche-Posay Thermal Spring Water and a complex made with Neurosensine + Niacinamide. You can use this eye gel on your eye area including the lid.
All three of these products can be used together for an ultra-sensitive skin, hydrating regimen that will help comfort and soothe sensitive skin.