6 sensitive skincare tips to soothe your fragile skin Oceanly ATTITUDE
December 12, 20236 sensitive skincare tips to soothe your fragile skin

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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.

Below are our 6 tips for a sensitive skin routine to finally give your skin the pampering it deserves.

(In case of doubt about your skin type and if you have any questions regarding your skin condition, it is important to consult a healthcare professional before trying any product.)

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. Gently cleanse your skin

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

First, make sure you’re using a 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.

And rather than making your skin feel tight, it should leave it feeling softer. Simple as that!

True or False?

If i have sensitive skin, should I avoid scrubs or exfoliants?

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.

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 cruelty-free sensitive skin routine to include products with ingredients that promote long-term natural hydration.

Make the feeling of comfort last with a serum adapted to your skin type and make sure it contains ingredients known to preserve skin hydratation.

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 cream with nourishing properties that’s (preferably) odourless and suitable for delicate and dry skin.

4. Nourish, soothe, and soften

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Applying a cream should be the fourth step of your vegan sensitive skin routine. It is important to choose one that has nourishing, soothing and softening properties. Look out for ingredients like shea butter, as it rich in vitamin A, E and F and is also known for its nourishing and soothing properties for dry skins.

Do you have a minimalist approach? Skip the serum step and apply a cream after cleansing your face.

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.

For sensitive skin, it is best to choose a sunscreen made from mineral filters rather than a sunscreen made from chemical filters. Indeed, the latter contains ingredients like oxybenzone or octinoxate and can cause allergic reactions, especially for those who have sensitive skin2.

Mineral sunscreens made with zinc oxide or titanium dioxide create a physical barrier between skin and UV rays – they are 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 and apply a face oil or a cream slightly richer than your day cream.

Which ingredients are suitable for a vegan sensitive skin routine?

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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 unscented skincare.
  3. Choose products that have been dermatologically tested.
  4. Avoid excessively hot water. Taking very hot showers dries out the skin.
  5. Always wear sunscreen. Don’t let sunrays dry out your sensitive 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?

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Your plastic-free sensitive skin routine should rely on safe and proven products. The first complete line of plastic-free, EWG VERIFIED™ solid face care, Oceanly™ is an unscented collection that is dermatologically tested and formulated with powerful naturally sourced ingredients to meet the needs of most skin types, such as normal, dry, combination and oily.

Its key ingredient, phytoglycogen, is the secret to beautiful skin! 100% plant-based, phytoglycogen helps reduce 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:

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

Don’t forget: The opinion of a healthcare professional should always be prioritized if you have any doubts regarding the use of a product on your skin type.


  1. https://www.aad.org/public/diseases/a-z/dry-skin-causes
  2. https://www.ewg.org/sunscreen/report/the-trouble-with-sunscreen-chemicals/
  3. https://www.samhealth.org/about-samaritan/news-search/2019/05/29/importance-of-sleep-to-your-appearance-and-skin

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