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5 Skincare Ingredients You Need To Use For Sensitive Skin

These ingredients are skin-savers.

So there’s pollution and the fact that we are constantly exposed to hidden – and harmful – airborne pollutants;  we’ve also got our hectic (and stressful) lifestyle and of course, with the availability of numerous beauty products, we can’t help but try different types to see which best suits our skin. Well, all this gives you the perfect formula to a (very) irritated complexion and with so many of us claiming to have sensitive and sensitised skin, it’s no surprise that we are always on the lookout for new products to help treat our skin.

But here’s our tip: instead of just blindly purchasing products, look at the ingredients list instead. To treat sensitive complexions, always pick products that are made with skin-soothing, anti-inflammatory and anti-bacterial ingredients. Here, five that you should know about.

#1: Centella Asiatica

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Dr. Jart+ Cicapair Serum, $63, Sephora

Centella asiatica extract (also – or better – known as cica) is a plant-based ingredient that is known for its healing, soothing and calming properties, as well as other therapeutic benefits. The multi-tasking extract is rich in amino acids, beta-carotene, fatty acids and numerous phytochemicals, which are said to help treat acne scarring, calm inflammation, promote collagen synthesis and even has anti-ageing properties.