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Are you the sensitive type? Products to suit sensitive skin

Are you feeling delicate? It's okay, we all do from time to time. Take care of sensitive skin with these gentle products.

There are a number of reasons why we can experience sensitive skin. Conditions like eczema, contact dermatitis and rosacea can mean that skin is easily irritated. Dry skin often feels tight or sore, and excessive exposure to environmental factors like sun, wind and heat can also leave skin feeling unhappy. 

Sensitive skin typically reacts to irritants by flushing, stinging or burning. As everyone’s skin is different, it’s impossible to guarantee that a particular product won’t cause irritation but customers with sensitive skin can infact use a lot of products in the Lush range, as they are freshly made and don’t use many of the synthetic ingredients which are considered common allergens.

Fortunately, there are lots of natural ingredients which have anti-inflammatory properties. These products, specially formulated with sensitive skin in mind, can help to soothe irritation and relieve itching, leaving skin soft and comfortable. 

If you’re struggling to find the perfect products to soothe your skin, here’s a guide to the most calming ingredients and where to find them…

Aloe vera

Aloe vera is a desert plant which is prized for its healing qualities. The fleshy leaves contain a clear gel, which is used to soothe and cool irritated or unhappy skin.

Aloe vera gel and extract can be found in Skin Drink facial moisturiser, which also contains avocado, sesame oil and rose petal infusion to calm and protect the skin. For an intensive treatment, BB Seaweed fresh face mask contains a blend of soothing aloe, seaweed, rose absolute and ground almonds, all well-known for their calming properties. Cosmetic Lad facial moisturiser has been specially formulated for men who shave (but can be used by anyone). It contains aloe to soothe skin and lavender honey water to heal and hydrate.

Chamomile

Chamomile, another natural anti-inflammatory, helps to calm the skin and speed up the healing process. You’ll find chamomile blue oil, oat milk and rose water in Dream Cream hand and body lotion, which gives great relief from skin conditions like eczema, psoriasis and dermatitis. Dream Cream also comes in a self-preserving version making it even better for skin sensitive to synthetic preservatives. Chamomile is also found in Dreamtime bath oil which helps to soothe and condition the skin with Fair Trade organic cocoa butter and lavender oil. If your hands are sore, Helping Hands hand cream is made with soothing chamomile water, Fair Trade shea butter and honey to help soften and soothe hard working hands. 

Oatmeal

Oats have been used to cool and calm the skin for thousands of years. They have an anti-inflammatory effect, which can help to relieve itching and calm allergic reactions. When infused in water, oats produce oat milk, which is also used in many Lush products.

If you're looking for a oat-so-simple oat-milk embrace, Oaty Creamy Dreamy shower cream offers skin a hydrating hug that you can count on to soothe and satiate skin. Add an extra dose of indulgence by finishing your shower with a caress of King of Skin body butter, which is packed with opulent oat milk, as well as moisturising avocado and banana. So that's the shower sorted, but what about if you fancy a soak and a pamper? Oatifix fresh face mask leaves sensitive skin feeling clean, soft and moisturised, while Ceridwen’s Cauldron bath melt works wonders on unsettled skin and turns your bath water into a softening, milky lagoon. 

Honey

Honey is a natural antiseptic, antibacterial, antioxidant and antifungal. It is also a humectant which means it attracts and retains moisture in the skin, therefore making it a gentle but effective moisturiser. 

Ultrabland cleanser is the perfect choice for easily irritated skin - this ultra-gentle blend of almond oil, rose water, beeswax and honey can be removed with a damp cloth after massaging into skin. Honey I Washed The Kids soap is gentle enough even for young skin, thanks to a blend of soothing honey and aloe vera and the Jelly Mask Bunny Moon, with honey and carrageenan extract, is also great for when you want soft and strokable skin.

Cocoa butter

Cocoa butter melts at body tempurature, making it easy to massage in, leaving skin supple, smooth and moisturised. Sympathy For The Skin body lotion contains a light blend of Fair Trade organic cocoa butter, bananas and almond oil soften and vanilla pod infusion to soothe. It also contains sandalwood, which is anti-inflammatory and cooling, so it’s good for those who may be eczema-prone. Celestial facial moisturiser was formulated especially to help soothe and calm. It contains Fair Trade organic cocoa butter, fresh dove orchid extract, almond oil and almond milk to keep skin moisturised and protected.

To get the best results from all of these products, remember to treat your skin gently: avoid scrubbing, use lukewarm water rather than very hot or very cold, and protect your skin from the sun.

Comments (13)
13 Comments

Reemie78654_6591936

about 3 months ago

Love this item I give it 11/10 cause it's so helpful and diverse of its effects. -Good for Excema (Not for all people) -Definitely helps with heat and shaving rashes -Very moisturising

about 6 months ago

My son is now 26 year's old and has suffered with very bad eczema since birth we have tried everything going it's even in his hair. Hopefully this dream cream will work as upto now he hasn't had one day with out eczema been on show. Fingers crossed as i will do anything to help my son as it gets him down plus he has never had a full night's sleep in his life xx

Reemie78654_6591936

about 3 months ago

Sorry to hear that but I tried it on my arms and legs after shaving (legs) it definitely help it to not itch at all. Also, it helps to calm any type of rash it definitely helped my shaving rash also heard its good for heat rashes and I can say its true 10/10 product but keep in mind it will not work for all people but yea. But if it flares up to tell him to apply it back on if that's the case

kdering152_6343486

about 1 year ago

This is so helpful. I've been struggling recently with a serious eczema flare-up, so it's good to know what kind of products I can get from Lush that might help calm my skin down.

abidicken03_6342183

about 1 year ago

I suffer from really bad excesma. My friend got me some lush products for my birthday I used them and it flared up my skin. Now most girls in my class use lush products and I can't. Could anyone recommend some products that won't affect my skin?

Reemie78654_6591936

about 3 months ago

Try Symphony for the skin body losion

annielesesimson

about 1 year ago

Have you tried sex bomb, its gorgeous and left my skin feeling moisturised. I have mild eczema that flares up in winter and this didn't irritate my skin at all, left me smelling like sherbets.

Sophiasticated

about 2 years ago

This is the first time I've used a LUSH product. I got recommended one as I've got such sensitive skin and the guys in the store said that the bath bomb I chose would be perfect for my skin, it was a pink one with cherry blossom in the description (all I can remember). I ran myself a warm bath, not too hot and watched in fascination as the bomb fizzed. When I got in, it was like I got into boiling hot water. My skin flared bright red like a fresh sunburn and it irritated sooo much. I had to run myself another bath and it had to be lukewarm just to cool my skin down. I've never reacted to a bath product or anything like that before. The products main ingredients are ones that I've known from weird and wonderful products I've used for my sensitive skin before so I know that I haven't got an allergic reaction to that. It was a shame though, smelt sooo nice.

Lulu2557_2

about 3 years ago

I have quite sensitive skin but I don't know what it's called. Some products aren't made for me. But I find lush has great products, I think it's great for that sort of thing

emma-leighxox

about 3 years ago

I am so glad I found this post! I have eczema and find it difficult to find bath products that don't irritate my skin. I can now get things from here that will make my skin soon and not having to worry about the aftermath.
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