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December 7, 2022

6 sensitive skincare tips to soothe your fragile skin


Do you suffer from redness related to dry skin? Have you tried multiple products, but none have really been soothing? This could be happening because you have sensitive skin. Don’t give up! With the right care and correct routine comes great relief.

Follow this six-step skincare routine for sensitive skin to finally give your skin the pampering it deserves.



What is the ideal skincare routine for sensitive skin?


As several products and substances on the market can upset sensitive skin, the key to building a suitable routine is keeping it simple. Focus on essentials and choose ingredients with comforting, soothing, and moisturizing properties.

These six sensitive skincare tips should be enough to relieve even the most fragile skin.


1. Cleanse gently


Woman using the Phyto-Cleanse Oil-in-milk to follow the 6 sensitive skincare tips to soothe her fragile skin

It doesn’t matter what skin type you have, the first step in your beauty routine should always be a gentle cleansing in the morning and evening.

First, make sure you’re using a clean and gentle cleanser that doesn’t contain any ingredients of concern, according to the Environmental Working Group. If you’re unsure about the skincare you’ve been using, check out EWG’s Skin Deep® database, which includes analyses of over 88,000 beauty products and 3,000 brands.


Your sensitive skin cleanser should rid the face of dirt while providing an extra dose of moisturization. This PHYTO-CLEANSE oil-in-milk formulated with naturally sourced ingredients can be used twice a day as a makeup remover or as a cleanser.

And rather than making your skin feel tight, it leaves it feeling softer than ever. No wonder it’s one of our faves!



True or False?


Sensitive skin should avoid using scrubs?


False. However, make sure you don’t do so too often or rub your face too vigorously. Gently massage your face using small circular movements and be sure to choose a scrub that rids the skin of dead cells without drying it out (bamboo powder is great for that). Not only should your scrub be purifying, but it should also promote the natural moisture of the skin thanks to naturally sourced ingredients like peptides.



Woman using the Phyto-Cleanse Scrub to follow the 6 sensitive skincare tips to soothe her fragile skin

2. Boost natural moisture


One of the main reasons why skin becomes sensitive and dry is because it fails to retain its natural moisture.1 This is why it is essential for a skincare routine for sensitive skin to include products with ingredients that promote long-term natural hydration.

Make the feeling of comfort last with a powerful serum formulated with phytoglycogen and grapeseed oil, a naturally occurring substance that is known for its ability to restore the skin’s natural moisture barrier.2

Apply this a few minutes before your cream to give your face time to absorb all the nutrients.


3. Pay extra attention to the fragile areas

No matter the skin type, the most sensitive part of the face is always the same: the eye contour area. Give this thin, fragile skin some extra love by applying a nourishing cream that’s (preferably) odourless and suitable for sensitive and dry skin.

Easy to apply thanks to its smooth texture, the PHYTO-CALM solid eye cream contains all the ingredients you need – including shea butter that is rich in vitamins A, E, and F – to brighten your look.


4. Nourish, soothe, and soften


Woman using the Phyto-Calm day cream to follow the 6 sensitive skincare tips to soothe her fragile skin

Yes, there is a cream that can do all three. Not to mention it’s odourless and dermatologically tested – the perfect addition to your skincare routine for sensitive skin!

PHYTO-CALM day cream is supercharged with nature’s most soothing ingredients to relieve sensitivity associated to dry skin: shea butter rich in vitamins A, E and F that soothes and nourishes, phytoglycogen for restoring comfort and bladderwrack extract for its softening properties.

The result: skin that feels smooth and hydrated, and a soothing sense of serenity. 


5. Apply sunscreen


Every. Single. Day. No exceptions. In addition to drying out unprotected skin, sun rays can also mess with your skin’s natural ability to produce oil.

The safest and most effective sun-proof ingredient you can include in your skincare routine for sensitive skin is non-nano zinc oxide.

This mineral filter creates a physical barrier between UV rays and the skin – it is THE best shield for sensitive skin.


6. Let the night boost your glow


It’s called beauty sleep for a reason. Your skin cells regenerate at night!3 Before going to bed, be sure to give your skin the ultimate nutrition: PHYTO-OIL evening oil. It contains evening primrose oil with a high content of omega 3 and 6 that works wonders to protect the moisture barrier.



Which ingredients are suitable for a skincare routine for sensitive skin?


Graphic on the 6 sensitive skincare tips to soothe your fragile skin

Many EWG-approved and naturally sourced ingredients have benefits for sensitive skin. Look for the following substances on the packaging of your products:


  • Shea Butter : rich in vitamins A, E, and F that nourish and soothe dry skin
  • Castor Oil : helps lock-in natural moisture
  • Phytoglycogen : restores skin comfort
  • Bladderwrack extract : an algae with softening properties
  • Sweet kelp extract : an algae that restores suppleness
  • Glycerin : maintains the skin’s natural moisture for a long period
  • Evening primrose oil : protects the skin’s natural moisture barrier
  • Non-nano zinc oxide : mineral sunscreen that creates a physical barrier between sensitive skin and sun rays


Sensitive skin beauty tips


  1. Keep it simple. Stick to essentials and EWG-approved ingredients that make you feel good.
  2. Limit the fragrances. Choose odourless care.
  3. Choose products that have been dermatologically tested. Several substances in cosmetics can cause allergic reactions. By selecting proven treatments, you spare your skin from unpleasant sensations.
  4. Avoid excessively hot water. Taking very hot showers dries out the skin.
  5. Always wear sunscreen. Don’t let sunrays dry out your delicate skin.
  6. Perform your routine in the correct order. Did you know that the order in which you apply your care is just as important as the products you use? It’s true. It can allow your skin to better absorb nutrients. To learn more, look at this ideal face care routine.


Which products should you choose?


Bundle of sensitive skincare products to follow the 6 sensitive skincare tips to soothe your fragile skin

Your skincare routine for sensitive skin should rely on safe and proven products. The first complete line of plastic-free, EWG VERIFIED™ solid face care, Oceanly™ is an odourless collection that is dermatologically tested and formulated with powerful naturally sourced ingredients to meet the needs of all skin types.

Its key ingredient, phytoglycogen, is the secret to beautiful skin! 100% plant-based, phytoglycogen reduces the signs of aging while providing immediate and lasting moisturization, restoring the comfort of the skin, boosting radiance, and evening skin tone to revive dull-looking skin.

Here are some products that contain the crown jewel ingredient:




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Are you still unsure which products are most suitable for your skin? Take this short quiz and build a skincare routine for sensitive skin that’s tailored to your needs.



  1. https://www.aad.org/public/diseases/a-z/dry-skin-causes
  2. https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/18510666/
  3. https://www.samhealth.org/about-samaritan/news-search/2019/05/29/importance-of-sleep-to-your-appearance-and-skin

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