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Sensitive skin
Sensitive skin

What is sensitive skin?

Whatever your skin type, specific factors might trigger or lead to oversensitivity: Your skin reacts strongly when you’d rather it didn’t…

  • Naturally sensitive skin: Your skin is thin, light, often a little dry; its top layer might get scaly, it flushes easily (maybe the beginning of couperosis)
  • Reactional sensitive skin: Cold, sun, wind, ill-suited cleansers or moisturizers “hurt” your skin. Your skin might react strongly to a peeling or a laser procedure.
  • Occasional skin sensitivity: Skin disorder such as seborrheic dermatitis, rosacea acne…. These situations can increase your skin sensitivity


  • Dehydrated skin: Pulling and discomfort.
  • Dry to very dry skin: Weakening of protective functions, fine lines appear,
  • Combination to oily skin: Small shiny areas around the nose and the upper cheeks.
  • Environmentally sensitive skin: Immediate reaction to the slightest upset.


Sensitivity and sensitization

Sensitivity or intolerance, a matter of degree…
Make the difference : Sensitive skin and sensitized skin.

  • Sensitive skin: Your skin pulls, itches. It reacts strongly to wind, cold, ill-suited products, harsh cleansing or hard water. Sometimes this sensitivity becomes exacerbated: The skin doesn’t experience any relief from standard cosmetic moisturizers. It can’t stand anything. It becomes allergic. It starts to itch, pull, gets red and scaly..
  • Sensitized skin: Certain intolerances to cleansers or moisturizers are in fact true allergies responsible for eczema or urticaria. Consult your physician to find the cause of this allergy.
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