There are plenty of things to look forward to over the winter months, and dull, dry skin is not one of them—which is why we’re here to give you the rundown on the perfect ingredients for achieving that hydrated feeling all year round. The best ingredients to brighten your sensitive skin are ones that are effective yet gentle on your skin. Sometimes ingredients like retinol and glycolic acid aren’t an option due to the dryness and irritation they can cause.
Here are our 3 top picks for brightening sensitive skin:
1. Rosehip oil
Rosehip oil is a bright red oil that gently hydrates and brightens the skin with its rich vitamin C content. Containing tretinoin, beta-carotene and Lycopene, this dry-feeling oil is quickly absorbed by the skin and encourages natural regeneration, leaving a healthy glow.
2. Plankton extract
Made from microalgae, plankton extract contributes to evening the texture of dry and flaky skin. Plankton also has anti-ageing properties and can even help to build a protective skin barrier, which activates the skin’s natural defences and helps produce a brighter complexion.
3. Papaya oil
Papaya seed oil contains the enzyme papain which, similarly to plankton extract, can help to improve texture and hydrate skin. It is a natural exfoliant that reduces blemishes, evens out skin tone and helps to brighten overall complexion whilst still being gentle on your skin.
When using ingredients such as retinol, AHAs and BHAs, be sure to wear a trusted SPF and a product that locks moisture in. Our customised serums are designed to hydrate and lock in moisture, making them the perfect, personalised alternative to using a moisturiser.
Not sure how to choose the best ingredients to brighten your sensitive skin? Take our skin quiz and we’ll customise the perfect ingredient blend for your skin type!