Top 5 skincare products for sensitive skin [review 2024]

Vanessa Gibbs

With the hundreds of brands and thousands of products out there, knowing which skincare products to use is tough for any skin type. But it can be especially hard for those with sensitive skin, as we need to pay more attention to the ingredients we’re putting on our skin. Whether you’re looking for everyday essentials that won’t lead to a reaction or targeted treatments to actively soothe irritation, there are products out there. How do you find them? We can help. 

Here at Face Dr, our skin experts have decades of experience in the skincare world. We’ve helped thousands of clients get the dewy and clear skin we all dream of, and helped people find the best products for their skincare routine. We know the best brands out there to use and which products can actually give you results. Today, we’ll share the best products for sensitive skin. Looking to put this into a routine? We’ve covered how to do that in this article.

Here are our top picks for those with sensitive skin:

#1 ZO Skin Health Calming Toner

#2 AllSkin Med Mineral Fluid SPF 50

#3 Kiehl’s Centella Sensitive Facial Cleanser

#4 Pai Rosehip Oil Bioregenerate

#5 La Roche-Posay Toleriane Ultra Soothing Cream


woman applying skincare for sensitive skin

What is sensitive skin? 


Sensitive skin is a common concern. Not only is it one of the four major skin types—along with dry, combination and oily—but also about 70% of us will experience sensitivity at some point in our lives. 

The most common symptoms include: 

  • Dry skin 
  • Flaky patches 
  • Redness 
  • Itchiness
  • Burning or stinging sensation 
  • Small bumps 

Sensitive skin can simply be something you were born with or something that develops naturally over time. Reactions can be triggered by anything from harsh skincare products to make-up, hot and cold weather to hormones. Luckily, there are products out there that can sooth, calm and keep sensitive skin healthy and glowing. 

What are the best products for sensitive skin? 

#1 ZO Skin Health Calming Toner 

Good for: Soothing while balancing  

Toners are notoriously harsh as many of them contain alcohol. But they can be useful at helping to balance the skin’s natural pH and remove any excess product after cleansing. This ZO Skin Health Gentle Toner balances with skin without drying it out. The toner also has a cooling effect to help sooth any burning or stinging sensations. Witch hazel extract reduces large pores while allantoin boosts moisture in dehydrated skin. 


ZO Calming Toner


#2 AllSkin Med Mineral Fluid SPF 50 

Good for: Reaction-free sun protection 

Sunscreen in key for keeping skin bright, wrinkle-free and healthy, but many sunscreens can cause reactions in those with overly sensitive skin. This AllSkin Med Mineral Fluid sunscreen offers UVA and UVB protection without being overly harsh. 

It uses mineral filters to protect skin from the sun without being too heavy or harsh. There’s also added vitamin C and E to provide antioxidant protection and nourishment. 


#3 Kiehl’s Centella Sensitive Facial Cleanser 

Good for: Mild cleansing  

Cleansing can often leave sensitive skin feeling tight and dry. Keihl’s Centella Sensitive Facial Cleanser however uses moisture-boosting ingredients to leave skin hydrated. It removes dirt, oil and make-up without stripping the skin of it’s natural oils. 

Centella Asiatica is known for its healing and soothing properties and is often used in products for those with eczema. The cleanser also works to strengthen the skin’s natural barrier, which is a major cause of reactions. 

#4 Pai Rosehip Oil Bioregenerate 

Good for: Those with other skincare concerns  

Often sensitive skin isn’t our only skincare concern. This Rosehip Oil Bioregenerate serum from Pai tackles other concerns—like blemishes, fine lines and hyperpigmentation—while being kind to sensitive skin. It boosts hydration with squalene and reduces redness, both of which are common with reactive skin. Fruit extracts help to boost healing and regeneration, too, to promote a healthy fresh complexion. 

#5 La Roche-Posay Toleriane Ultra Soothing Cream

Good for: Painful reactions 

The La Roche-Posay Toleriane Ultra Soothing Cream is for those that feel the burning and stinging sensation that often comes with sensitive skin. The thick cream not only hydrates with glycerin, but also actively blocks discomfort with neurosensine and softens and heals with shea butter. 

Plus, it’s not just designed for short-term relief. The soothing cream has been clinically proven to reduce sensitivity overtime, so skin reacts less and less the more you use it. 


Which ones should you use? 


Those were our top products for sensitive skin, but how do you know which one is for you? Here at Face Dr, we know choosing a product can be overwhelming, especially if you’re worried about sensitive skin having a reaction. We offer free online skincare consultations to help make skincare less confusing. In a 30-minute video call, one of our skin experts will analyse your skin and ask about your exact concerns. 

Armed with this information, they’ll be able to recommend the exact products you should be using to best take care of your sensitive skin. There’s never any obligation to buy, but if you do decide to go ahead, they can help you build a skincare routine designed to ease irritation and boost radiance. 

We only ever recommend products we know and trust and ones where we’ve seen the results first hand. That’s because we believe in saving our clients time and money by helping them find the best products for them as soon as possible.  


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