Written By Sarah Price, Green Beauty Blogger
As someone with sensitive skin, I know that taking care of easily inflamed skin can be a challenge. While natural formulas are ideal, you’ll need skin care that’s specifically designed to soothe inflammation.
Cocoon Apothecary is a Canadian brand that specializes in sensitive skin. Their products were formulated by people with sensitive skin so each and every ingredient was selected to reduce irritation and soothe skin.
They rely on antioxidants, phytosterols, and fatty acids found in nature for taking care of skin and even reducing the appearance of wrinkles. They don’t use the harsh, highly-concentrated synthetics that can irritate skin.
While a lot of cleansers can be too irritating or too heavy for sensitive skin, cleansing is still an important step in your routine. Cleansing removes dirt and makeup so your pores won’t become clogged. Without a good cleanser, your skin could easily become congested and irritated.
Aside from being a bright, fresh cleanser that’s sure to give your senses a boost, this orange powered cleanser easily removes dirt and makeup without stripping your skin.
The gel texture and gentle foaming action help to keep your skin clear without using irritating hydroxy acids or harsh soap, while aloe helps to soothe irritation and hydrate your skin.
Sensitive skin needs a good moisturizer. The moisture forms a protective barrier, preventing your skin from becoming totally exposed to harsh wind, sun, dirt, and pollution.
You’ll want a facial cream that’s made with soothing ingredients like the cooling rose absolute in the Cocoon Apothecary Rosey Cheeks Facial Cream. The plant based oils like rosehip and avocado oils are rich in essential fatty acids that help to nourish and calm your skin. Rosehip oil is actually a favourite of mine for sensitive skin as it’s very light and absorbs easily.
There’s also no harsh ingredients like synthetic fragrance, hydroxy acids, or retinol. Instead, there are antioxidants from green tea and nourishing, anti-inflammatory shea butter.
In my experience, shea butter is one of the best ingredients for sensitive skin. It has a comedogenic rating of 0, which means it won’t clog your pores. It’s also great for reducing inflammation while really nourishing your skin. It’ll leave your skin soft, clear, and soothed.
An eye cream is a great addition to your skin care, especially if you have sensitive skin. The eye area is more delicate and prone to irritation, but an eye cream can help.
The Eyewaken Eye Cream is a light, water-based formula that provides hydration and cooling to the eye area. It also has firming cocoa butter, which adds a protective layer, along with soothing rose and hydrating, wrinkle reducing argan oil. And of course, there’s no fragrance added.
Taking care of your sensitive skin can be easy when you use products that are formulated to reduce irritation and soothe inflammation.
Cocoon Apothecary is an artisanal skin care company that embraces the power of nature to deliver a luxurious product without compromise. Based in Kitchener, Ontario, we make skin and body care products that are as good for your skin as they are for the Earth.