Skin feeling delicate? You’re not alone: about 45 percent of Americans describe their skin as sensitive.
When it comes to caring for sensitive skin, finding the best personal care products can be stressful and scary. Uncertainty comes with every purchase—will it sting? Burn? Make my skin even more upset? It’s often an expensive and disappointing process to find products that are gentle enough to do their job without painful side effects.
The good news is that plenty of Lush inventions were specifically formulated with sensitive skin in mind. Look for products with these soothing, calming ingredients to help your skin keep its cool.
Aloe vera to revive
This desert plant is prized for its healing qualities. The fleshy leaves contain a clear gel which soothes and cools irritated or unhappy skin. We’ve used aloe in some of our most calming, soothing skincare formulas to put sensitive faces at ease.
Skin Drink Moisturizer contains aloe vera gel and extract, plus fresh avocado, sesame oil and rose petal infusion to calm and protect the skin. For a cooling 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 Moisturizer was specially formulated for treating post-shave irritation, but can be used by anyone who loves a calming touch. It’s made with aloe to soothe skin and lavender honey water to heal and hydrate.
Oats to reduce irritation
Oats have been used to cool and calm the skin for thousands of years. They have a super soothing effect which helps relieve itching or burning skin. When infused in water, oats produce oat milk, which we use in loads of calming inventions.
Sleepy Body Lotion is ideal for dry skin that needs a gentle touch with a blend of soothing oat milk, balancing lavender oil and hydrating fair trade organic cocoa butter—plus, no one can resist its dreamy scent. Ceridwen's Cauldron Bath Oil works wonders on unsettled skin due to the whole oats and fair trade organic cocoa butter thing which turn your bath water into a softening, milky lagoon.
Chamomile to calm and soothe
You might think of chamomile as a bedtime tea, but it also has skin-soothing superpowers. You’ll find chamomile blue oil, oat milk and rose water in Dream Cream Body Lotion, which relieves skin that’s dry, irritated or inflamed. Dream Cream also comes in a self-preserving version making it even better for skin that’s sensitive to synthetic preservatives. If it’s your hands that need TLC, Helping Hands Hand Cream is made with soothing chamomile water, fair trade shea butter and honey to help soften and soothe hardworking paws.
Honey to hydrate
Honey is a natural skin soother. It’s also a humectant, meaning it attracts and retains moisture in the skin to keep it flexible and hydrated.
Ultrabland Facial Cleanser is the perfect choice for easily irritated skin. This ultra-gentle blend of almond oil, rose water, beeswax and honey removes dirt and makeup and leaves skin clean, soothed and glowing.
And finally, for all-over washing that’s gentle enough for the whole family, there’s Honey I Washed The Kids Soap. Made with a soothing honey and aloe vera blend, this sweet-smelling sudser soothes and cleanses in one step.
Cocoa butter to condition
Cocoa butter is a creamy, mega-moisturizing, super-soothing butter that melts into the skin, leaving it supple, smooth and moisturized—the perfect trio for sensitive bits. Plus, the stuff we source is fair trade and organic, so it does a whole lotta good for your skin and the communities where it’s harvested.
If baths are your jam, grab Milky Bath Reusable Bubble Bottle and luxuriate in the silky, calming waters of cocoa butter, soy milk powder and extra virgin olive oil—and its reusable, so its good for a few soothing baths. Or pop Butterball Bath Bomb into the tub for a gentle fizzy delight of softening baking soda and flecks of hydrating cocoa butter.
This list is just the beginning. You’ll find ultra-soothing delights for sensitive skin across our bath, shower, face and body ranges to help you keep angry skin feeling happy and loved. Need a little help? We can help you feel uber-confident about your purchase. Simply visit your local Lush for a personalized consultation or get in touch virtually, and we’ll help you find what works for your sensitive skin.