Beauty products should not be invasive and leave your skin with any irritaion and a feeling of frustration. Here are our top picks that are scientifically backed, with a tonne of research behind them. The proof is in the pudding with these senstive skin sensations.


QED was formulated by Pharmacist Shoshana Eisner with the most sensitive skin in mind. Whether it’s eczema, psoriasis or just overly oily skin, QED offers targeted skincare solutions that address the core issue – not just quick fixes. A scientific approach to skincare, QED uses clean, plant based active ingredients – with the whole range being free of Parabens, Mineral Oils, Sulphates and Formaldehyde. The best bit is the incredible selection of scents on offer. Choose your favourite (or go scentless if you prefer). Delectable combinations include Mandarin & Jasmine, Wild Vanilla & Ylang Ylang all the way through to Bergamot & Lavender.

Find potent cleansers, exfoliators, tonersserums, masks and body products for each skin type in this incredible range. One of our favourites being the Ultra Sensitive Eye Balm. This quickly absorbed light cream is packed with uber hydrating Cucumber Oil. Featuring all-natural ingredients to visibly smooth fine lines and wrinkles, reduce puffiness as well as dark circles. The perfect eye cream for those suffering eczema, psoriasis and dermatitis!

Sensitive skin Sydneysiders can really rejoice, because QED also offers an array of fabulous skin treatments at their chic Bellevue Hill salon. Now you can have your facial and enjoy it too, because you’re in the best hands with Shoshana’s team who work magic with their signature treatments – perfectly customised to suit every skin type.



Our favourite natural makeup brand, offering all the beauty staples made from powerful botanical ingredients. With skin being our largest organ, it’s so important to be conscious of what we’re putting on our face and Ere Perez makes it easy, because the products are so damn good!

This beauty brand will transform and nourish even the most sensitive skin for a flawless complexion. You’ll find your most radiant skin, with clean and good-for-you ingredients in each product. From beautiful foundations, bronzers, blushes, highlighters, eyeshadow palettes, eyeliners mascaras, lipstick, gloss and more. There’s something to suit every skin type and tone in this amazing range.

The collection stands out from the rest, with its cult celebrity following and array of goodness packed into every product. Nothing from Ere Perez is tested on animals, and they’re certified cruelty free by PETA. As well as having joined the UN Global Compact, committed to the Sustainability Principles – all ingredients come from non GMO sources. Also certified carbon neutral by The Carbon Reduction Institute. So you can feel your best knowing you’re doing good for your skin and the planet.


Recommended by dermatologists worldwide, La Roche-Posay skincare is formulated with high efficacy and safety standards to address sensitive skin. The range offers highly effective products that you’d never imagine can be tolerated by sensitive skin. These sensitive saviours address an array of skin concerns – from acne to aging.

The unique Vitamin C10 Serum is an anti-ageing renovating dream with a high concentration of 10% Pure Vitamin C, Salicylic Acid and soothing Neurosensine. It reveals sensitive skin’s full radiance and will tackle a host of issues including wrinkles, loss of radiance and irregular texture.

Featuring an innovative formula with 10% pure Vitamin C – skin will feel softer, more hydrated and glowing. Wrinkles and fine lines will be visibly reduced. And skin texture and tone will appear more even and refined. Finally, releif and results that last!


For those with a sensitive mane, it’s important to find the perfect balance in your haircare routine. Ensuring you’re nourishing your hair whilst taking care of sensitive scalps is no easy feat. And Kevin Murphy has this down pat with this everyday shampoo that nails the right balance. It gently yet effectively cleanses the hair and scalp, whilsts its antioxidant-rich blend helps strengthen the hair – protecting against colour fade.

This super shampoo is gentle enough to be used everyday, for those that get the daily urge for freshness. The formula is truly invigorating and will leave your locks with KM’s signature lustre and shine. Perfect for all hair types from normal to oily, and being sulphate and paraben free means extra brownie points for sensitive scalps. Certified cruelty free, this truly is a lovable lather. Pair it with Angel Hair Rinse, for killer shine every time.


This is one of the first plant-based, 100% vegan nail polishes readily available to beauty aficionados, and we can’t get enough! Offering beautiful colour and shine with no compromise, this first from Sally Hansen is available in 30 trend-driven shades. These plush polishes are inspired by nature, with natural namesakes and hues such as a deep purple Beet It, rich red Cherry Amore and elegent light pink pastel Elderflower Power. Best of all, these wonder laquers are free of 16 common nasties that can irritate and effect our nails, including Acetone and Phthalates.

Don’t skip the Pure Hardener to seals fragile nails. And Top Coat completes the range to lock in colour for beautiful gloss and shine. Featuring 100% natural, plant-based brush bristles for better application – the colours glide on seamlessly and evenly. This is guilt free beauty at its best.


Yora’s approach to skincare is truly wholistic, with the philosophy that beauty and skin health is as multifaceted as we are. And that it is the seamless integration of all elements that enables a radiant exterior.

With the internal and external conditions of our lives constantly changing, Yora believes every day is a different skin day because we are different every day, and our self-care regime should reflect this natural flux.

This dreamy overnight gel mask formulated with Yora’s signature Axolight complex will minimise the appearance of skin blemishes and create a more radiant looking complexion. Its active complex formula contains traditional Chinese herbs that act as a barrier to moisturise the skin and minimise the visible signs of ageing. Suitable for all skin types, your skin will feel clear, renewed, soft and soothed in the morning. All this nourishment, thanks to Yora’s perfect balance of natural science based ingredients.



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Sasha Tsibulya
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