How To Naturally Care For Sensitive Skin

How To Naturally Care For Sensitive Skin

Those with sensitive skin do not have to compromise when it comes to results. Discover the instantly calming, barrier building, and gently renewing ingredients found in Active Treatment Essence and Active Botanical Serum, offering plant-powered solutions for sensitive skin. 

A sensitive skin type, or reactive skin, can be caused by a number of factors, including environmental elements like sun or pollution, reactions to chemicals or fragrance in products, or it can be the result of an inherited skin condition like rosacea or eczema. Blemish-prone or extremely dry skin can also be sensitive and reactive, as can complexions with a thin or weak barrier. Choosing the right products to support sensitive skin can feel daunting, as you try to find the right balance between efficacy and protecting your complexion against future flare-ups. Active Treatment Essence and Active Botanical Serum were formulated to fulfill the promise of skincare that benefits all skin types, including those with sensitive or reactive complexions. Discover what measures we took to deliver two powerful, performance-driven products that are also gentle enough for sensitive skin types. 

Adding Naturally Anti-Inflammatory, Skin Soothers

The natural world is full of botanicals with anti-inflammatory properties, clinically shown to calm skin that has been compromised, reducing redness and easing irritation. Active Treatment Essence and Active Botanical Serum are formulated using dozens of these natural soothers, which include superfoods, adaptogens and ancient healers to nourish and soothe the complexion. Many also have the added bonus of antioxidant benefits to further defend the skin against aggressors. Here are some of these exceptional ingredients, which are natural allies for an irritable complexion. 

Active Treatment Essence

Aloe

ALOE
Synonymous with soothing skin, aloe is a healing and hydrating source of antioxidants and vitamins.

GOTU KOLA
This ancient Chinese medicine and adaptogen is rich in potent phytonutrients and offers calming and reparative properties.

MARSHMALLOW
The healing and soothing qualities of marshmallow root, a beloved adaptogen, make it highly effective at revitalizing skin.

MULLEIN
A natural anti-inflammatory, this flower can help calm irritated skin and speed up healing time with its regenerative properties.

OAT
Soothing and calming, oat works wonderfully to ease irritation, especially on dry and redness-prone complexions. 

NIACINAMIDE
A vitamin B3 derivative that helps reduce redness and has been shown to stimulate microcirculation in the skin.

Active Botanical Serum

Tumeric

ALFALFA
This antioxidant superfood and potent detoxifier helps to soothe skin while delivering dense phytonutrient content to nourish the complexion.

CALENDULA
Coveted for centuries for its potent healing and regenerative powers, the marigold flower is also a prized antioxidant.

CYPRESS
The leaf oil from this tree has been used since ancient times to reduce redness, calm irritation, and clarify compromised skin.

LAVENDER
This highly anti-inflammatory flower is particularly helpful for blemish-prone skin thanks to its antibacterial properties.

TURMERIC
Considered a turbo-charged anti-inflammatory, this root’s oil is a soothing skin hero.

Ensuring The Barrier Is Restored And Strong

One of the main contributors to sensitive skin is a damaged or weak barrier, which reactivity can further compromise, so focusing on barrier-building is especially vital for those with reactive complexions. Optimally hydrated skin is well-functioning skin, and that includes how well your skin barrier functions. Along with offering abundant nutrients, Active Treatment Essence deeply hydrates the skin with humectants like hyaluronic acid and aloe, which helps it hold on to the precious water content it needs. Active Treatment Essence also uses probiotics and adaptogens to lend a hand in maintaining a healthy, balanced barrier. It is also important to build up that lipid layer to seal in hydration and seal out irritants and aggressors. Active Botanical Serum was formulated to deliver rejuvenating phytoceramides, a plant-based ceramide (phyto meaning “plants”), sourced from a number of key ingredients such as grape seed oil and carrot seed oil, along with all four omegas—3,6,7, and the rare 9—making it the ideal nourishing and restorative step to fortify the barrier, not to mention giving you a supple glow. 

Offering Renewal That Is Ever So Gentle

Those with sensitive skin may feel like exfoliation is simply off the table. After all, aggressive attempts to refresh skin with too much scrubbing can result in reactivity and a damaged barrier. But the truth is, all skin benefits from the removal of dead skin cells from the surface layers to give cellular turnover a boost and make room for newer skin to make its debut. For Active Treatment Essence, we turned to micro-exfoliation, a kinder, gentler approach. It uses a targeted group of plant acids and fruit enzymes, including lactic acid, sourced from seeds, is a member of the water-soluble AHA (alpha hydroxy acid) family, and widely considered to be the ideal, gentle exfoliator for those with sensitive skin. These acids and enzymes dissolve the bonds between dead skin cells, which then easily fall away, doing away with dullness and revealing a refreshed complexion.

Adopting A Never List Of Ingredients

Triggers for reactive skin can include coming into contact with potential irritants, synthetic fragrance being one of the most common. Both Active Treatment Essence and Active Botanical Serum are formulated without added sulphates, parabens, phthalates, synthetic fragrance, PEGs, or SLSs, which is better for not only sensitive skin, but all skin. 

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