Finding the right moisturiser for your skin is like hunting for the perfect pair of pants. You have to try on a lot of pieces before you discover the one that truly fits. It can be an exciting beauty aisle adventure, but for those who have sensitive skin, the process can be challenging. It’s no fun when you get a rash every time you pick out the wrong moisturiser! To make your search for the one easier, we rounded up 10 of the best moisturisers made especially for sensitive skin that you can buy in Singapore.
The PHYSIOGEL Calming Relief A.I. Cream (SGD29.90) will bring immediate yet lasting relief to your dry, itchy skin. On top of that, it also has BioMimic Technology that helps strengthen the skin to guard itself against potential irritants. It’s suitable for the face and body and is hypoallergenic and non-comedogenic.
Prefer something lightweight over one with a rich texture? Go for La Roche Posay’s Toleriane Sensitive Fluide Protective Soothing Moisturiser (SGD31.12). This soothing hydration fluid will instantly inject a dose of moisture to your skin and soothe any irritation. It dries down to a matte finish so you don’t have to worry about having any greasy feel or oily look.
The CeraVe Moisturizing Lotion (SGD31.41) is perfect for daily use. This lightweight and oil-free moisturiser has the seal of approval of the National Eczema Association in the US. It has also gained popularity online in beauty forums because of its gentle and fragrance-free formula that contains three “essential” ceramides and hyaluronic acid which are proven to keep the skin hydrated and healthy.
First Aid Beauty Ultra Repair BarriAir Cream (SGD36), the sister to the famed First Aid Beauty Ultra Repair Cream, has all the nourishing properties of the original version but with a lighter consistency that’s perfect for those with oily or combination skin. It has lipids that “bio-mimic” the skin barrier and act as a shield so your skin can keep moisture in and guard itself against pollutants and irritants.
The classic Cetaphil Moisturising Cream (SGD38.50) is a good option for those who are looking for a budget-friendly moisturiser for sensitive skin in Singapore. One 16oz tub contains 453g an extremely rich cream formula that provides intense, 48-hour hydration. The key ingredients include niacinamide, panthenol and glycerin — a skin-nourishing cocktail that improves the skin’s resilience over time.
If you’ve got sensitive skin, there’s a good chance that it’s also dehydrated because a compromised barrier can let moisture out easily. The good news is that there are moisturisers created to target this like Bioderma’s Hydrabio Gel Crème Moisturising Gel (SGD41.90). This product promises to “intensely moisturise” and “train” the skin to rehydrate by itself and restore its barrier.
Wake up to hydrated skin with the Burt’s Bees Sensitive Night Cream (SGD43). This night cream acts as a cocoon to protect your skin against dryness and, at the same time, deeply hydrate it while you rest. It is made with non-irritating ingredients including rice, aloe and cotton extracts. A fuss-free moisturiser for sensitive skin that you can depend on!
While all products under Shiseido Group’s bestselling d Program line are formulated for sensitive skin, the Vital Act Emulsion (SGD47.12) specifically addresses concerns for mature skin that’s becoming sensitised. It has dipotassium glycyrrhizate which has anti-inflammatory and anti-allergic properties. Aside from its soothing effects, this nourishing product also helps firm up the skin with the help of collagen-boosting starfruit leaf extract and Yoshino cherry leaf extract.
Got a bad case of breakouts? The Dr Jart+ Cicapair Cream (SGD60) can help comfort your skin. It is formulated with Centella Asiatica Complex to calm down any irritation and soothe inflammation. Meanwhile, “Mineral Complex” and “Herb Complex” work together to rejuvenate your skin and treat acne and redness.
Origins Dr Andrew Weil for Origins™ Relief & Resilience Soothing Cream (SGD125) utilises reishi, the “Mushroom of Immortality” in traditional Chinese medicine, to visibly reduce redness and promote skin health. It also features cordyceps, fermented Chaga mushrooms, and sea buckthorn for extra nourishment and hydration.
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Next, check out our review of Dr. Jart+ Cicapair Cream here.
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