My Favourite Skincare Ingredients | Dry + Sensitive

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Skincare Ingredients

Hey everyone, yes, this is another post where I complain about how sensitive my skin is. I’ve spoken a lot about how I try to avoid certain ingredients in my skincare, and I’ve spoken even more about how sensitive my skin is. So, I thought it was about time I told you the things I actually like using. Some of them will be obvious by products I’ve already featured, but these are my favourite skincare ingredients that I look for when trying new products.

They are listed in no particular order and I’ll leave a few of my favourite products containing each ingredient below.

1. Hyaluronic Acid

Having dehydrated skin can be harder to manage than dry skin (for the difference between the two click here), but this miracle ingredient is the quickest fix for it. And what makes it even more amazing is that it gives instant gratification. It isn’t an ingredient that takes weeks to see results, you use the product at night and look better the next day. Even if you don’t have dehydrated skin, it’s great to have on hand for those days you’re not quite looking your best.

Related Post: Save, Spend, Splurge | Hydrating Serum Edition

Clinique Moisture Surge Serum

Sarah Chapman Hydrating Booster

2. Oatmeal

Oatmeal is great for dry and sensitive skin. It’s soothing and calming and great for reducing irritation.

Top tip: if you ever burn yourself (minor burns, not broken skin) make an oatmeal and almond milk paste. The oatmeal combined with vitamin e helps the skin heal and reduces the burning sensation as well as reducing redness and swelling.

Sarah Chapman Ultra Recovery Booster

Aveeno Baby Body Lotion

3. Almond Oil

I love almond oil as a main ingredient in my cleansing oils/ balms and all of my oils for face and body. It’s high in vitamin e, so great for skin repair. It’s natural and doesn’t have much of a fragrance, meaning it doesn’t cause irritation in the way essential oils like lavender does. Another major bonus is that it is quick to absorb while still being deeply nourishing.

Omorovicza Cleansing Balm

They are my top three specifically for dry and sensitive skin. There are obviously many more ingredients that I love (and loathe) in my products, so I might do a part two to this post in the future talking about specific ingredients I look for in other products. Do you have any specific ingredients you look for in products? I’d love to know what you like using.

Until next time,


20 thoughts on “My Favourite Skincare Ingredients | Dry + Sensitive

  1. These are all great sophie! I have dry skin, and I usually just use lotion and wash my face every morning, but I want to find a skincare routine that works for me, one that makes my skin feel soft throughout the day, some of these are great ideas, such as the almond oil.

  2. I haven’t tried the other two ingredients but I completely agree with you on hyaluronic. I have been using sheet masks with this ingredient (after reading your posts, so thank you) and it’s wonderful on my skin.

  3. I have really weird combination skin. My forehead nose and chin are so dry that my cheeks are really oily. You’re really teaching me a lot as to be honest I’m absolutely lost it comes to skincare.

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