How irritating is it that you...
Can't find products that cater to your sensitive skin needs?
Suffer from sensitive skin, as well having to worry about oiliness or the signs of aging?
Why are there so few options which will treat your skin worries, without irritating?
AND, why can't there be options, which will actively treat your skin concerns, not provoke your sensitivities & be natural too...
I know the feeling .... I have had sensitive skin all my life. Sure I could find certain Pharmacy brands that worked but I found they were packed with chemicals, smelled awful and didn't give me that "luxury" feel, I too wanted from skincare. The other option was choosing from a range of natural products that simply were not active enough to work on my skin.
So as a PHARMACIST, I took it upon myself to develop custom products for my clients that are :
- DESIGNED FOR SENSITIVE SKIN but proven active on all skin types
- POWERED BY NATURE
- CUSTOMISED TO YOUR SCENT OF CHOICE
Did you know that sensitive skin is one of the most common health conditions, yet no two people have the same combination of symptoms. What works for one person, makes someone else's skin worse. And the reality is that most people will never figure out exactly what their specific allergies are.
signs of sensitive skin
- Feels tight & uncomfortable
- Is sometimes sore or sensitive to touch
- Is itchy
- Develops a rash
- Flushes easily after a spicy meal or drinking alcohol
- Has patches of redness that may or may not fade
- Has areas of uneven texture, with dryness & flakiness
- Reacts to skincare or other irritants
- Can feel itchy after wearing coarse, synthetic fabrics
- Turns red and dries out after a hot shower or bath
- Sensitive Skin often goes together with Asthma or Hayfever
what triggers sensitive skin ?
Sensitive skin is caused by nerve endings in the top layer of skin becoming irritated. This occurs to you because your skin’s natural barrier function is weakened & overreacts to a stimulus, (grumble, grumble)... Some common triggers include:
- Frequent changes in temperature
- Cold, harsh weather
- Very hot water
- Lack of sleep
- Hormonal changes
- Stress & late nights
- Exposure to irritants
what can I do about it ?
Apart from trying to avoid some of the triggers listed above, the best option is to work on improving your skin's barrier function in an attempt to increase your skin's resilience to triggers. By using the right skincare regimen designed for sensitive skin. To protect your skin from irritation, look for the following features in your skincare :
- Super-hydrating/almost oily
- Skin penetrating - ingredients like Shea Butter, Cocoa Butter, Jojoba Oil, Rose hip Oil
- Avoid ingredients which sit on the skin, like mineral oil (a kindly name for petrolatum) & lanolin (wool fat)
- Minimal ingredients to avoid irritation
- No known irritants - avoid parabens, sulphates, formaldehydes etc.
- Minimal unnecessary ingredients, ie. fragrance, colour, fillers
why choose QED ?