6 Australian Made Products For Sensitive Skin
Havers of sensitive skin rejoice, we've found a range of kind yet effective skincare products that live up to their sensitive skin-friendly claims.
If you have sensitive skin, you've no doubt wasted a lot of time and money on products that promised they were "suitable for sensitive skin" but left you and your skin feeling irritated and betrayed.
Finding effective skincare products that make sensitive skin happy can be like finding a needle in a haystack.
Cleansers contain harsh alcohols and sulphates that strip your skin of the moisture it desperately needs.
Serums contain ingredients that leave your skin irritated and angry, not smooth, and glowing like the packaging promised.
Let's not forget the whole host of products that contain artificial perfumes and fragrances that might smell nice for a second but leave your skin stinging for days.
There has to be skincare that can address skin concerns without irritating sensitive skin.
To help you create the perfect skincare routine for your sensitive skin, we've curated our Top 6 Australian made skincare products that are sensitive skin approved. Each product has been tested, trialed, and reviewed by folks with sensitive skin. Even better, every tub, tube, and mask is made right here in Australia from locally sourced ingredients you won't find from other brands.
Fine lines and wrinkles are caused by the natural breakdown of elasticity and slowing collagen production in the skin as we age.
The EGF proteins found in goats milk are a naturally occurring protein molecule found in your skin's fibroblast cells. EGF proteins work by stimulating cell growth to improve skin elasticity. This results in plumper, younger-looking skin, and reduces the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.
The Skin Nutrient Goats Milk Magic Touch moisturiser is created from goats milk farmed in Australia and comes recommended by the skincare experts at Beauty Heaven.
The best thing about goats milk and the naturally-occurring, EGF protein is that it is incredibly gentle on the skin, making it perfect for even the most sensitive complexions.
"I love this GM moisturiser so much! The texture is so light, don't need a lot to spread it around & dries non-oily. My skin feels very smooth, also smells amazing. It does not affect my sensitive skin. Highly recommend!"
Dehydration, skin spots, acne, blemishes, dark patches, fine lines & wrinkles are common skin concerns that require potent, active ingredients to produce visible results.
This array of concerns occurs due to unbalanced oil production, exposure to UV rays, pollutants in the air, and the breakdown of collagen and elasticity in the skin over time.
Using skincare that lacks key active ingredients will waste your time, hard-earned cash, and ultimately fail to deliver promised results.
Key ingredients to look out for in your skincare include;
- • Aloe vera is the big glass of water dehydrated skin needs and works to balance natural oil production.
- • Kakadu plum contains x30, the brightening vitamin C of oranges to reduce dark patches, revitalise tired skin, and even skin tone.
- • Tea tree is perfect for clearing acne, blackheads, zits, and blemishes.
- • Madonna lily works hard to restore skin elasticity and ease the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.
Each of these five face masks in the Mix and Mask Variety Pack contains Australian-sourced active ingredients that visibly reduce blemishes, dehydration, dark patches, tired skin, fine lines, and wrinkles.
"I use these masks when I have breakouts on my face and when my skin needs SAVING. They are great. Don't irritate and makes my face feels more refreshed after that. Will repurchase, the box is good value for money."
The skin often becomes sensitive when it's dry and dehydrated. Dehydration occurs when the all-important natural skin barrier is damaged, resulting in flaky, dry, red, and sometimes painful skin.
Environmental factors are often the cause of skin barrier damage and include hot weather, UV exposure, dry weather conditions, and air conditioning (office workers know what we are talking about)!
A natural way to strengthen your skin barrier and hydrate dry skin is to utilise products containing sea silt. This nutrient-dense ingredient supports the natural skin barrier, soothes and calms irritated skin while evening skin tone.
The Goat's Milk Magic Moment contains sea silt and EGF proteins to combine deep hydration with powerful anti-aging properties.
"I would consider my skin to be very sensitive and am usually very weary of trying different products. Honestly, I love the Goat's Milk Magic Moment! It has been my absolute savour during winter, I use this moisturiser every day and my skin is dewy and glowing. It does not cause any reactions to my skin at all and the fact it has also got sea silt in it is amaaaazing!! The price is so worth it and you know it's good quality because it is made in Australia. Very happy, loyal customer."
Dry, sensitive skin doesn't stop at the face. Damage to the skin barrier can occur anywhere on the body. Arms and shoulders are commonly affected by UV damage and dry air; let us not forget that the dreaded razor rash can leave legs sensitive and painful too.
Skin Nutrient has created a Goat's Milk Magic™ Body Lotion packed with all the benefits of EGF proteins and sea silt perfect for soothing and protecting sensitive skin all over the body.
"I switched to this lotion after using Nivea body lotion for a long time. I find this product much more effective. My skin tends to be very dry all the time, but this lotion definitely made a difference. My skin looks more even and younger on my legs. It's also good to calm razor rash on the legs."
Finding the perfect cleanser for sensitive skin can be tough. The ideal cleanser needs to be strong enough to remove makeup and impurities, but without being too harsh that it agitates sensitive skin.
A cleanser dense in amino acids provides the optimal pH balance to the skin at pH5.5. This supports the hydration and health of the natural skin barrier, making amino acids essential for sensitive skin types.
The Hydramino Multi-Active Genius Cleanser contains 19 amino acids that increase skin brightness, provide defence from environmental aggressors, and improve skin hydration.
"This is my favourite cleanser ever. Super gentle - doesn't leave you with that stripped, tight feeling that some cleansers do. Skin just feels beautifully soft and clean."
Don't be scared away by the word "venom"! When safely formulated, bee venom contains peptides and amino acids. Peptides work to support and encourage the skin's natural rejuvenation process, healing sensitive skin from within while visible firming and fighting the early signs of aging.
The Bee Venom Peptide Serum formulation also contains ultra-hydrating snow mushrooms. Snow mushroom works by pulling moisture deep into the molecular level of the skin resulting in a bright and hydrated complexion.
"Love this serum. It is very hydrating and has helped plump up my skin. It absorbs quick and is a lovely light texture".
If you are seeking to transform your sensitive skin, then adding any of these products into your skincare routine will make your skin breathe a sigh of relief; "Finally, a product that perfectly cares for and soothes my sensitive complexion!"