Symptoms of sensitive skin include tingling, overheating, tightness, feelings of discomfort, and diffuse or localised redness. We have a solution from all our brands dedicated to sensitive skin. In addition to the iconic Sensibio H2O micellar water or Cellular Water Mist there are cleansers, lotions, make-up removers, face care products for your sensitive skin. Choose the routine suited to your skin!
Sensitive skin is said to affect a third of the adult population.
Women (60%) are more often affected than males (40%). Due to family and genetics, some people’s skin is more sensitive than others, especially fair skin. But skin colour does not determine sensitivity. The frequency of this condition generally decreases with age.
Sensitive skin may or may not be combined with clinical signs of a facial condition such as rosacea, eczema or seborrhoeic dermatitis.
Not taking precautions against traditional triggering factors can cause the phenomenon to appear and worsen.
Two main factors are responsible for this decrease in the tolerance threshold and therefore this heightened sensitivity :
- First of all, the barrier function of the epidermis in sensitive and intolerant skin is impaired. This phenomenon promotes skin dehydration and the penetration of potential irritants.
- It also seems that sensitive skin secretes too many pro-inflammatory cytokines (substances secreted by skin cells) and certain neuromediators through its superficial nerve endings. These abnormal secretions then cause the unpleasant sensations felt by affected subjects. Sensitive and intolerant skin also produces too many free radicals.