If you have dry and sensitive skin, you probably struggle to find a lotion that doesn’t cause irritation. Since sensitivity encompasses a tremendous array of symptoms and underlying causes, dermatologists have yet to come up with an official definition of it but in general, it is characterized by a tendency to become irritate or inflamed.
Pharmaceuticals and cosmetic companies are well aware of this and as a result, have flooded the marketed with products targeted at people with this problems. But for many people, with this problem, most products on the market tend to make things worse. This is because sensitive skin is prone to outbreaks of contact dermatitis when it comes in contact with irritants and allergens.
The best safe moisturizers are heavy creams or oil based serums. Typically, they contain at least one of these four key ingredients:
Additionally, the best lotions and moisturizers also contain humectants such as hyaluronis acid and alpha glycolic acid. To help you choose the best lotion, lets take a look at some of the products that not only hydrate, but also protect sensitive skin while enhancing its look.
Reviva Hyaluronic Acid Serum
This is one of the most effective moisturizing serums on the market. It is readily absorbed into the skin and lasts for 24 hours. It also works regardless of humidity level in the air, making it ideal for dry climates. What’s more, the hyaluronic acid also helps minimize the appearance of fine lines by filling them in.
Vanicream Moisturizing Cream
While it is typically marketed as a baby lotion, Doctors recommend this product for those with sensitive or extremely dry skin since it is non-allergenic and irritant-free. Vanicream is thick, and it takes some time to spread it around and get it absorbed. While it is pretty petrolatum-rich, it doesn’t feel very greasy and creates an effective barrier against dehydration.
Burts Bees Honey & Shea Body Butter
This is a rich, allergic-free lotion that amps the moisture when your skin stops playing ball. It is made of a naturally decadent blend of softening honey and antioxidant-Rich sweet Almond oil combined with nourishing Shea butter. The result, it leaves even the most sensitive of skin feeling silky smooth and happily hydrated.
Lubriderm Intense Skin Repair Body Lotion with Itch Relief
Use Lubriderm to relieve dryness and itchiness instantly. It is specially formulated with soothing emollients and hydra release technology to ensure 24 hours of soft, healthy looking and comfortable skin. The lotion is hypo allergic and contains Provitamin B5 that soothe itchiness caused by dryness.
Alleragenics Preservative Free emollient
This lotion works to protect skin that’s extra sensitive in 2 ways:
- It is not formulated with ingredients that cause irritation.
- It does contain ingredients that soothe and protect against external irritants.
The two soothing agents use in this body loin are borage oil and aloe Vera. Aloe Vera is well known for soothing skin and it even protects against sunburn when used in its pure form. Borage oil on the other hand, can help soothe dermatitis.