March 21, 2020|
4 min read
Here at Wearth, we love discovering new and innovative skincare brands. We understand that finding natural products for sensitive skin can take some time and testing. That’s why we have researched the best UK natural and vegan skincare products for sensitive skin. All of these amazing products can be found in our natural beauty department.
What is sensitive skin?
Sensitive skin is a broad term representing a wide range of skin concerns. There are many visible signs of sensitive skin, from redness and inflammation to dryness and acne. These normally occur on the face, lips, body and hands.
Although sensitive skin can be caused by hormonal imbalances, one of the key causes of sensitive skin is a reaction to common skincare products. This is often as a result of the harsh ingredients found in many skincare products on the market, which can contain fragrance, dyes, parabens & sulphates. As a result, you may be experiencing sensitive skin not because of hormonal or environmental factors but because of the products you are applying to your skin.
If you have experienced areas of dryness, blemishes, redness, or other forms of skin irritation, you will know how frustrating having sensitive skin can be. To help you tackle this, we have put together a list of our best natural and organic skincare products. These include face oils, moisturisers and exfoliators. All of these natural skincare products are free from nasty chemicals. Instead, they contain active natural ingredients that are known to help soothe and rejuvenate sensitive skin. All vegan and cruelty-free, these products are handmade in small batches by independent UK and Irish beauty brands.
Organic Face Cleanser – Reunion
The brand behind this organic face cleanser became fed up with the way that mainstream skincare products strip the oil from our skin. Rather than combating acne, this results in our skin having to over-compensate for lack of moisture by creating more oil. Reunion believes that the best way to take care of our skin is to work with our skin, not fight it. So they created this organic face cleanser containing natural unrefined oils which work in harmony with your skin.
One of the main ingredients is Geranium Bourbon essential oil. Geranium oil in aromatherapy is known as ‘The Balancer’. This is because it reduces inflammation and improves blood circulation, helping to sooth and regenerate very sensitive skin.
Gentle Exfoliating Cleanser – White Witch
Exfoliation is an important part of a healthy skincare routine. But if you have sensitive skin, it can be difficult to find products which aren’t too harsh, leading to potential irritation. This Irish-made natural exfoliating cleanser is very gentle, with only five organic ingredients used to make it.
The cleanser has been carefully formulated to cleanse the skin’s surface without removing the natural oils. This helps to maintain your skin’s natural pH balance. One of the main ingredients for this exfoliator is oatmeal, a natural skincare remedy which dates back to 2000 bc. Oatmeal is very gentle, meaning that even the most sensitive skin can use it without a reaction. It helps to naturally create a protective barrier for your skin.
Sensitive Skin Set – Soap Daze
This sensitive skin set is great if you are looking to overhaul your skincare routine with natural products made with sensitive skin in mind. The set includes an organic rosehip facial oil which is full of vitamins, antioxidants and essential fatty acids. These are known to hydrate dry and itchy skin, while reducing and correcting dark spots and blemishes.
The second product included is a bottle of cleansing grains made from natural active ingredients. These include clays, grains and botanicals, which can be used either as an exfoliator or face mask. The set also includes an Oatmylk unscented soap, which is very gentle on skin, as well as a hand-knitted face cloth.
Organic Body Butter – Magical Tree
Bodycare products are also very important, as sensitive skin doesn’t always just affect the face. This vegan body butter is made with all natural ingredients. The essential oils found in pink grapefruit and rosemary mean this butter has natural antibacterial properties.
It also contains Safflower oil to increase skin elasticity, as well as sesame oil which is high in antioxidants and zinc. All in all, the natural active ingredients in this butter make it very suitable for those suffering with acne or other skin concerns.
Healing Facial Cleanser – Reconnection Skincare
An amazing multi-tasker, this healing facial cleanser is designed to combat all skincare problems. Helping you tackle acne, clogged pores and breakouts, this cleanser from Reconnection Skincare will help you fight inflammation. As with all our natural beauty products, it is handmade in the UK with vegan-friendly ingredients.
This cleanser contains green and white clays to draw out toxins and impurities. While the black cumin oil fights bacteria and the jojoba oil creates a protective barrier for your skin. Your skin will feel thoroughly cleansed and hydrated.
Natural Clay Face Mask – Blushberry Botanicals
This 100% natural face mask is handmade in Scotland with organic ingredients. Simply mix the dry powder with a little water to make a fresh clay mask. Packaged in a plastic-free metal tin with bamboo application spoon, there’s no plastic in sight.
Choose from a range of four different types of face masks for your specific skin type. The Calming & Purifying mask is ideal for normal to oily skin, helping to combat breakouts. The Detox & Antioxidant mask is perfect for oily, mature and combination skin, providing a boost to tired skin. The Nourishing & Smoothing mask is formulated for normal to dry skin, while the Exfoliating & Brightening mask is suitable for all skin types.
If you are looking for any other types of natural skincare or body care products, browse our natural beauty department.
Although these products use gentle natural ingredients, it is always advisable to spot test before using in full to ensure your skin is happy with the new product.