When dealing with sensitive skin, it can be difficult to find a product that works. You may try a product only to discover that it’s triggered a nasty flare-up, brought on a bout of itchiness, or maybe even caused your face to break out in acne! Sadly, many skincare products are not healthy for your skin or our planet because they contain harsh toxins and harmful chemicals. Some of the worst skincare ingredients include parabens, phthalates, petrolatum, p-phenylenediamine (PPD) and artificial fragrances. Exposing your skin to these can not only ignite an allergic reaction or exacerbate eczema symptoms, but can potentially interfere with hormone functions or lead to cancer. Yikes!
Because of this, we’re huge believers in using skincare products that only use natural ingredients. When at the shop, we encourage you to read labels carefully and look for products that contain certified organic ingredients like honey, aloe vera, coconut oil and colloidal oatmeal. This is especially true when trying out a new product. We like to say that if you can’t pronounce the name of the ingredient, it probably isn’t good for your skin! Whenever you try a product for the first time, we also recommend doing a small patch test first to make sure that your skin reacts positively.
For more information on the best organic skincare ingredients for your sensitive skin, read on!
Why Shop Organic Products?
There are so many reasons to shop for certified organic skin care products. To start with, clean ingredients are better for your sensitive skin. When you choose to nourish your skin with products that are USDA Organic Certified, you will have peace of mind knowing that all ingredients have been tested and certified against regulatory standards. This means you can rest assured that no toxic chemicals will find their way into your bloodstream. Remember, the skin is the body’s largest organ. While it has the ability to absorb nutrients, it also absorbs whatever you put on it. Over time, your health pays the price. Continuously exposing your skin to toxins can cause serious long-term damage, including birth defects. That’s why it’s so vital to read labels and check out the reviews to make sure you are putting your skin health first.
In addition, choosing to shop for organic products has a positive effect on the environment. By investing in organic skincare, you are holding companies accountable for their safety regulations and sustainable practices. As natural products don’t contain harmful chemicals, you are helping eliminate toxins and waste from finding their way into our water supply and ecosystem.
What is Clean Beauty?
Clean beauty celebrates organic skincare products. This means a skin care line that is free from cheap fillers, toxic chemicals, and any mystery ingredients. You will know exactly what you’re putting onto your body for your skin to absorb. You will also know how the product was manufactured and the impact the process had on the environment because clean beauty values transparency. You can trust clean beauty products to be GMO-free. All products will contain certified organic ingredients that work in harmony with your body. In addition, a clean beauty skincare line does not test on animals. A USDA organic certified skincare line is transparent, trustworthy, and the best in clean beauty.
Fortunately, more and more skin care lines are recognizing the importance of organic ingredients and are turning towards the clean beauty movement. At the same time, however, words like ‘organic’ and ‘natural’ are used a lot when describing skincare. Many companies use the terms loosely in an attempt to appear better for your skin than they really are. This makes it all the more important to do your research and educate yourself on what makes a product truly clean.
The Best Ingredients for Sensitive Skin
With so many skincare products out there, it may be overwhelming to find one that works for your skin. We mentioned it earlier, but we’ll say it again because it’s so important: always read labels carefully. This is to keep an eye out from harmful ingredients that could have negative consequences for your skin, hair, and overall health. When trying out a new product, it’s also especially important to do a small patch test first, rather than apply it all over your body. Some of the best ingredients for sensitive skin that we love include glycerin, lanolin, and shea butter. By drawing moisture from the air, they provide a quick boost of hydration and give your skin that coveted glow. Powerful antioxidants that can help protect the skin from environmental damage include vitamin C, vitamin E, and quercetin. To keep the skin looking young and smooth, look for ceramides, hyaluronic acid, and omega fatty acids. And to protect the skin from sun damage, look for ingredients like titanium dioxide and zinc oxide. We’ve included more details on our favorite organic ingredients for sensitive skin below.
Coconut Oil for Sensitive Skin
Coconut oil is a great natural ingredient for treating sensitive skin. A highly-saturated oil that’s rich in lauric acid, it’s perfect for applying to the skin or even using for hair care. Whether you take it internally or use it topically on the skin, this member of the palm tree family offers so many health benefits. For example, its antimicrobial properties help it kill bacteria and fungi which can help reduce the risk of infection. This is particularly useful for those who suffer from itchy skin conditions like eczema where intense scratching can lead to open wounds. Coconut oil is also highly effective at reducing inflammation and providing a much-needed boost of moisture thanks to its ability to quickly penetrate the skin. We love it for its ability to soothe itchiness and improve skin elasticity. To benefit from coconut oil, you can find it listed as an ingredient in many organic skincare products. If you want to apply it directly to your skin or hair, it’s also widely available in grocery stores. Just be sure to check that the brand you choose hasn’t added any preservatives or artificial ingredients.
The Cooling Effects of Aloe Vera
What’s cooling, gentle, and natural? Aloe vera! This magical plant may be known for its natural ability to soothe painful sunburns, but it’s capable of so much more. And while it may look pretty on a windowsill, humans thankfully figured out just how powerful it is when used to treat a variety of skin problems. The gel derived from its leaves contains over 75 nutrients. These nutrients give it the power to calm angry-looking redness, soothe itchiness, and reduce inflammation. Because of its natural wound-healing abilities, aloe also helps reduce the risk of infection by healing skin that’s cracked or broken. If that wasn’t enough, it’s also ultra-hydrating. Aloe’s natural ability to quickly hydrate the skin makes it highly effective at alleviating dry skin associated with eczema and psoriasis. Wondering how to benefit from aloe vera gel? While you can easily cut one of its leaves and extract the gel by squeezing it out, you won’t have any trouble finding aloe vera in any skin care line. In fact, it’s a popular ingredient in the world of organic skin care because of how powerful it is. Completely natural, aloe vera is truly the perfect remedy to add to your shelf of organic skincare products.
Colloidal Oatmeal and Dry Skin
Colloidal oatmeal is finely ground oatmeal that is rich in beta-glucans. This helps it reduce skin inflammation and lock in moisture. For hundreds of years, humans have actually been using colloidal oatmeal to ease irritation. Its ability to create a barrier on the skin helps protect the skin against irritants while simultaneously providing nutrients. Many people use colloidal oatmeal to soothe itchiness from bug bites, hives, rashes, eczema, psoriasis, and dry skin. Wondering how to use colloidal oatmeal? It’s easy! Simply grind 2-3 cups of the oatmeal. You can use a food processor or coffee grinder. Then run a bath of lukewarm water. Pour the grounded colloidal oatmeal into the tub as the water is filling. Your sensitive skin will love this soothing and calming at-home spa treatment. Just remember to pat dry your skin with a towel as harsh rubbing can irritate sensitive skin. As water has a tendency to leave the skin feeling dry, don’t forget to apply a moisturizer after washing.
Manuka Honey: An Organic Healing Agent
It’s no secret that honey provides many health benefits to the skin. In fact, even centuries ago, humans used this sweet and sticky substance to soothe a variety of dermal problems such as psoriasis, eczema, and allergic reactions. But what exactly makes manuka honey an organic healing superpower? The answer is a unique compound known as methylglyoxal. The higher the concentration of this compound, the stronger the antibiotic effect. To illustrate just how powerful manuka honey is, it has 1000x more methylglyoxal compared to regular forms of honey. This gives it supreme antibacterial and anti-inflammatory properties and explains why honey is so helpful in treating skin conditions like eczema and acne.
Thanks to the fact that it’s a natural moisturizer, honey can help combat the drying effects of eczema and give the skin a complexion boost. It’s also full of antioxidants which gives it anti-aging benefits by helping to reduce or prevent wrinkles.
While honey can be applied directly to the skin, that can sometimes get a little messy. That’s why we prefer to use natural skincare products that contain this organic ingredient.
Natural Treatments Your Face Will Love
Add our Organic Manuka Skin Soothing Cream to the list of must-have skincare products. It’s the perfect natural remedy for those with sensitive skin because it’s made with just six 100% ingredients. These include organic olive oil, organic beeswax, filtered water, grape seed oil, and Manuka oil extract. All of these wholesome ingredients were hand-picked for their skin soothing abilities by a mother who searched high and low for something to heal her own son’s eczema.
Best of all, this nourishing cream contains Organic Active 16+ Manuka Honey. As mentioned earlier, Manuka honey has 1,000x more methylglyoxal than regular forms of honey which gives this creamy, oil-based balm a whole lot of anti-bacterial power. Plus, manuka oil is 20 to 30 times more effective against bacteria and 5 to 10 times more effective against fungus.
And since manuka honey is a natural preservative, there was no need to use any added preservatives like Phenoxyethanol, Caprylyl Glycol or Sorbic Acid. It’s also nut-free, gluten-free, and GMO-free, making it one of the best natural skin care products for sensitive skin out there.
Truly, this cream is as natural as can be! If you’re still not convinced that these organic ingredients are right for you, it’s also EWG Skin Deep 1 Rated and certified by doctors.
The Organic Manuka Skin Soothing Cream is one of our best sellers because it can be used to treat dry or sensitive skin, eczema, psoriasis, rosacea, diaper rash, burns, cuts and scrapes, and more. Try it anywhere on the body, even on delicate areas on the face like the eyelids and lips. We recommend applying it at least twice a day. It’s also a good idea to use this cream after taking a shower or bath. Hot water, in particular, has a tendency to further dry out the skin and strip it of its natural, protective oils. That’s why it’s best to shower or bathe in lukewarm water instead. Applying this gentle cream after washing will help replenish lost moisture and leave your skin feeling soft, smooth, and honey-kissed. Don’t hesitate to add this dreamy cream to your organic skincare routine!
Another natural skincare product that is perfect for sensitive skin on the face is our Remedywear™ 3 Layer Washable Face Mask. If you have eczema, rosacea, or if your face is susceptible to ‘maskne’, you’ll adore this comfortable face mask because it was made with sensitive skin in mind. The fabric is made from super soft TENCEL and embedded with antimicrobial and antibacterial zinc fibers. Therefore, it’s not only gentle on your sensitive skin, but it’s also very effective at fighting any germs or bacterial growth that can build up outside or inside of the mask.With zero chemicals or adhesives, this breathable face mask keeps your skin comfortable all day long without any sweaty irritation or chafing. With stretchy, adjustable straps, you’ll even be able to personalize the fit for your face. While this face mask is not intended for medical use, it’s the perfect natural product for wearing in public when running errands, or going to school or work. We recommend having two face masks so that one is available when the other is in the wash.
Wet Wrap Therapy vs Dry Wrap Therapy
Both wet wrap therapy and dry wrap therapy are effective at-home treatments for soothing itchy and sensitive skin. Both processes are simple. Dry wrap therapy involves moisturizing the skin with a natural skincare product and then covering up with a breathable fabric. We first recommend taking a bath in lukewarm water and then moisturizing the skin with a certified cream that uses natural ingredients. Leave the wrap on overnight or for as long as possible. Repeat the process as often as necessary.
Wet wrap therapy is similar to dry wrap therapy, although slightly more intense. The difference is that rather than layering with a dry piece of clothing, you first cover up with a wet layer. A dry layer can then be added overtop. This allows the organic moisturizer to better permeate the skin and provide a more intense surge of relief. Leave the clothing on overnight or for a minimum of two hours. Once removed, be sure to reapply a natural moisturizer. You can repeat this process 2-3 times per day.
It’s best to layer using clothing from our eczema-friendly Remedywear™ line. We recommend these Remedywear™ Eczema Sleeves. Perfect for babies, kids, and adults alike, these soothing bandages were designed to provide relief across arms or legs.They’re particularly useful at reaching problem areas such as the bends of elbows and the creases of knees. Made with eco-friendly TENCEL and embedded with zinc oxide, they provide long-lasting comfort to the areas you need it most. Their hypoallergenic material and latex-free elastane make them a perfect choice for those dealing with sensitive skin. Enjoy their moisture-wicking sweat control which ensures comfort all day or night.
Protective Clothing for Sensitive Skin: Shop Remedywear™
For all your sensitive skin-care needs, Remedywear™ has you covered from head to toe. Their gentle garments were designed to provide soft and breathable relief for those suffering from eczema, psoriasis, or sensitive skin. Combining silky TENCEL™ with anti-bacterial zinc, the clothes have been clinically proven to reduce the severity of atopic dermatitis, reduce itching, and improve quality of sleep when worn for three nights consecutively.
For sensitive skin on the back, chest, stomach or arms, shop our Remedywear™ Long Sleeve Shirt for adults and kids. It’s great for soothing itchy eczema, treating nasty sunburns, or calming hives and rashes. Featuring moisture-wicking sweat control, this cooling shirt is perfect for wearing as a protective layer underneath regular clothing or alone as pajamas.
If you’re experiencing irritation on the legs, knees, or buttocks, you’ll love these comfortable Remedywear™ Pants for adults and kids. They offer a snug, legging-like fit that truly fits like a second skin. Enjoy the hypoallergenic and latex-free material that’s sure to both soothe and protect.
Eczema-Friendly Clothing for Hands and Feet
Sensitive skin on your hands and feet? No problem! Shop our Remedywear™ collection of gloves and sock for all your sensitive skin needs.
The Remedywear™ Gloves for kids and adults are perfect for treating itchy or sensitive skin on the palms, wrists, nails, and fingers. Not only do they help prevent the skin from coming into contact with irritants, they also provide soothing relief for inflammation and itchiness. Having itchy hands can make it difficult to get through daily tasks, but these gloves definitely make things easier. When used in combination with the Organic Manuka Skin Soothing Cream mentioned earlier, the gloves help lock in moisture and restore hydration.
If scratching is a big concern, shop our Remedywear™ Fingerless Gloves for kids and adults instead. These half gloves make it easy to get through the day without further irritating sensitive skin, eczema, psoriasis, or rashes. The breathable fabric provides soothing relief while simultaneously offering protection from allergens and irritants.
Last but not least, shop our Remedywear™ adult socks and Remedywear™ kid socks. The ultra-soft material protects the ankles, heels, and toes. Cooling and breathable, they’re the perfect solution for healing foot blisters, peeling skin, dryness, athlete’s foot, and itchy feet rashes. Plus, did we mention that zinc helps kill the bacteria that leads to stinky feet? Win-win!