If you’re on the hunt for the best cleanser for sensitive skin, one of three things is probably happening.
- Your reactive skin is having a moment and you’re desperately seeking relief.
- The start of fall has your skin feeling dry and weird, signaling that those summer beauty products are officially out of season.
- Redness and sensitivity have always been a constant–but you’re convinced they don’t have to be.
If you’re thinking, “yes, yes, yes,” while reading any of those things, I’m with you. In fact, I’ve dealt with all three of those concerns at the same time. Having sensitive skin is rough and can really impact your confidence and wellbeing.
Whenever I get frustrated with my sensitive skin, I like to take a “less is more” approach and focus on the basics. A gentle, comforting cleanser is where I start and Yon-Ka’s Nettoyant Crème is a great option.
Recommended specifically for those with redness-prone, sensitive, reactive, dry, or damaged skin, Nettoyant Crème removes makeup and cleanses skin without irritation. It can be used morning and night, and even removes full-coverage face makeup. (Pro tip: Avoid using the cleanser to remove eye makeup. Instead try a gentle cleansing water designed for the eye area like Eau Micellaire.)
What makes this sensitive skin cleanser special is its use of gentle cleansing agents rather than harsh chemicals. Nettoyant Crème is also formulated with plant glycerin, which provides hydrating benefits. Skin is left feeling comforted after cleansing, instead of stripped dry.
Those who experience irritation or discomfort along with the visible signs of sensitivity will also appreciate the inclusion of peppermint essential oil in this cleanser. A well-known natural ingredient in skincare, peppermint provides instant relief by cooling and refreshing the skin—even after cleansing.
And you won’t have to worry about any overwhelming fragrances when using Nettoyant Crème. Rather than strong perfumes, this cleanser gets its soft, spa-like scent from Quintessence Yon-Ka. This purifying blend of essential oils features lavender, geranium, rosemary, cypress, and thyme. Every time you open this tube, you’ll feel a sense of relief as you breathe in its aromatic essence.
While removing makeup and cleansing skin is the base of your skincare routine (and arguably one the most important step for achieving calm skin), what you apply after is equally as important. It is recommended to cleanse, tone, and moisturize daily to maintain a clean, healthy complexion.
Avoid products that include harsh chemicals, exfoliants, or retinols. All of these ingredients can exacerbate irritation and sensitivity. If you want to try a new product or something “not safe” for sensitive skin, always do a patch-test first to see how your skin reacts.
You should also add new products in phases. Don’t switch up your skincare routine all at once. If you do, you won’t know which product is causing irritation, if symptoms do flare up.
While everyone’s skin is different, following these rules has helped me immensely with managing my sensitive skin and I hope they bring you some relief as well.