How to treat sensitive skin

Author: Jasmine Cottan   Date Posted: 23 June 2018 

Bin that old, irritating facial scrub and forget that face towel you call a face-wipe. Here's why it's time to give your sensitive skin some extra TLC and to customise a skincare regimen that's just right for you.


Uneven skin, itchiness, extreme dryness, peeling, prone to breakouts, redness, stinging and burning? We understand. Sensitive skin can be the worst thing in the world. And if you have sensitive skin, it’s difficult to filter out all the existing skincare products that are gentle enough for your skin. Don’t worry, at Cosmetic Capital we consider every kind of skin type and have done the research for you!

When it comes to your personal skincare routine, you need to provide a little extra TLC and be selective when it comes to choosing products. Remember, ‘Calm, Soothing, Sensitive and Gentle’ are important words to go by. Don’t just rely on the pastel coloured packaging!

Here’s our list of skincare alternatives that are great for sensitive skin.  



Oil balancing wipes


Balancing face wipes are a lifesaver when you have sensitive skin. Not only do they remove makeup, but they can effectively balm your skin and rid your complexion from dead skin cells and impurities that lead to infection.

If you’re especially prone to dry, reddening or itchy skin, we recommend using wet wipes that are alcohol free and include concentrated amounts of glycerin or chamomile. Glycerin restores moisture while Chamomile acts as a soothing disinfectant. These ingredients also don't leave a stinging sensation on the pores.

We suggest our hypoallergenic and opthamologically tested Dermapure Chamomile Facial Wipes.

The wipes are alcohol free and thoroughly remove makeup in one easy swipe, leaving the skin soft and fresh.



Gentle exfoliants and face cleansers


Any exfoliating face scrub with hard, gritty particles or large exfoliating beads are an absolute no-go. Instead, look for products like ‘cleansing water’, ‘uplifting facial foam’ and ‘face washes’.

It’s been proven that some revitalising facial scrubs can actually cause damage to sensitive skin and lead to infection, due to their rough deep cleansing formulas. If you enjoy a good face scrub every now and again, go for one with super-fine particles, infused with vitamins and try not massage too hard.

For cleansers and face washes, look for a product rich in plant enzymes and glycerin.

Try this soothing toner and oil balancing exfoliant to get you started.

Garnier Pore Refining Toner

A paraben free and anti-oxidant toner that refines and purifies the pores

Simple Exfoliating Oil Balancing Wash

Packed with nutrients and vitamins, this oil balancing exfoliant gently rids the skin from impurities



Products with little to no synthetic ingredients and/or fragrances


Avoid any products with artificial fragrances or strange sounding ingredients like parabens, phthalates, propylene, glycol, lanolin and formaldehyde. These are common skin irritants found in any makeup or skincare product.

Try these products instead:

Cancer Council Sensitive Sunscreen SPF50+

Not only is this sunscreen water resistant, this product is dermatologically tested, free of parabens and synthetic fragrances, and infused with Aloe Vera and Vitamin E. Great for dry skin.

Palmers Gift Pack

Just because you have sensitive skin, doesn’t mean you can’t spoil yourself rotten. Our gift to you is a gentle exfoliating skin scrub, purifying enzyme mask and perfecting facial oil from Palmers. All products are non-comedogenic, dermatologically tested and 100% free of parabens, phthalates and dyes.


Organic Products


When you have sensitive skin, sometimes all it takes is simplifying your skincare routine and going all organic. That way, you know you’re guaranteed safe skincare products without the funky sounding ingredients.

Plus, they always smell great.

Natural and effective skincare ingredients include chamomile, green tea, oatmeal, licorice, shea butter, sea salt, seed and nut oil and honey.

Montagene Jeunesse 7th Heaven Strawberry Souffle Heaven Mask

This mask smells fantastic. Just don’t eat it!

Suitable for a range of skin types, including sensitive, this natural face mask tones the complexion with its formula of purifying Aloe Vera, calming vanilla as well as cream, strawberry and peach extracts.

Sukin Sensitive Cleansing Lotion

Australian made and 100% vegan and cruelty free, this gentle cleansing lotion soothes delicate skin. The product’s formula include gentle cumber, avocado, Aloe Vera and chamomile.



Shop the full range for sensitive skin here

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