Sensitive skin exhibits the same symptoms and triggers as sensitised skin, so it is hard to destignuish between the two.
Sensitive skin is genetically determined and more commonly seen in those of Northern European ancestry. Higher levels of histamine in the body combined with a lower amount of pigment provide a less than optimum natural defense barrier against potentially irritating ingredients.
Sensitised skin can affect anyone of any age, skin condition and race who has been exposed to environmental damage, chemicals, or product ingredients.
Sensitive skin needs protection and nourishment to take down any feelings of dryness or irritation. There are a number of treatments and skincare products to help with sensitive skin issues – have a look at our recommendationson the links on the right hand side of this page: