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We give you the lowdown on the most effective products that tackle skin problems such as ageing, dryness, redness, sensitivity, dermatitis, hyperpigmentation and breakouts.
It can be tricky to buy products if you suffer from sensitive skin as many contain fragrances and chemicals that can cause irritation. Eucerin UltraSENSITIVE Cleansing Lotion has been created with these issues in mind and it's gentle and safe to use for those who often reacts to many skincare products, whilst being effective and melting away makeup and dirt.
Enriched with naturally antiseptic manuka honey, calming chamomile and soothing aloe vera, Comvita Natural Derma Cream combats redness, itchiness, dry patches and eczema. This completely natural hydrator can be safely used on face and body and acts fast.
A great all rounder for irritated and flaky skin. Apply Sudocrem to dry and red patches as required for fast relief. Great to use on babies and nappy rashes too.
Little is as effective on sunburns and irritated skin as pure aloe vera gel. Apply on the affected areas for immediate relief. Can be used on legs and face after shaving and waxing too for a fast calming effect that lasts.
With hospital grade organic manuka honey NPA 10+, known for its anti-inflammatory properties, gotu kola, aloe vera, organic calendula and licorice root Hope Relief Therapeutic Cream effectively tackles dermatitis, psoriasis and eczema without using any harsh chemicals such as cortisone, often prescribed to those with these skin conditions.
Oily and combination skin types are often sensitive, so it's best to use a moisturiser that tackles both problems rather than a harsh, abrasive one that depletes the epidermis's natural oils and can cause breakouts. Eucerin UltraSENSITIVE Soothing Care Normal to Combination Skin is a light but highly hydrating moisturiser that soothes and replenishes for clear, baby soft skin.
Formulated to purify, clarify and shrink pores, this face mask is ideal for those prone to oily skin, acne and blemishes. It cleanses deeply whilst hydrating.
This nifty gel is packed with willow bark extracts, a powerful anti-bacterial. Simply apply to spots and white heads and watch them disappear overnight.
Loved by Nicole Scherzinger, the Proactive 3 Piece Core Kit contains the skin smoothing exfoliator, pore targeting treatment and perfecting hydrator, plus a free skin purifying mask to tackle acne, spots and blemishes. It contains the highest strength of salicylic acid allowed in the UK to purify, regulate sebum and tighten pores whilst keeping the skin hydrated and soothed.
Medik8 Pore Refining Scrub uses AHA (L-mandelic acid) and BHA (salicylic acid) hydroxy acids to deeply cleanse, clarify and purify oily to combination skin that suffers from enlarged pores. It also gets rid of dead skin cells and promotes renewal. Use once a week or when needed.
Containing 17% ascorbic acid, Mychelle Perfect C Serum has been created to brighten dull, lacklustre skin, strengthen collagen and tackle fine lines. Use daily or as a pick me up when your skin is in need of lifting and brightening.
Pure avocado oil is a potent moisturiser recommended for sensitive and dry skin. It can be used on face, neck and body. Ideal for the eye area and sensitive skin.
This at home peel smoothes and illuminates the skin, improves tone and boosts radiance. Ideal for dull skin, to help reduce pigmentation, even skin tone and add radiance. With glycolic acid, vitamin c, Indian fig and myrtle extract to brighten, smooth and hydrate. Use once a week.
This line has been created to correct hyperpigmentation-prone ageing skin. It works on dark spots and marks and with regular use it evens out the appearance of the epidermis. Along with the day moisturiser (£16), Neurolight have also created a serum (£19.50) and a neck and décolleté cream (£18).
Enriched with argan oil, multi-natural extracts triphala, turmeric, vitamin E and mangosteen, this gentle cleanser removes impurities and helps improve and brighten skin tone without drying the skin. Ideal for all skin types., especially those that suffer from dryness and dullness.
DermaEraze Miracle Oil is a multi-use product that utilises pure olive, avocado and almond oils to act as a facial cleanser, moisturiser, overnight mask and can even be used on hair, cuticles and stretch marks. Use it daily or when your skin is parched. Ideal for all skin types, in particular dry, sensitive and dull.
A great daily moisturisers to tackle the first signs of ageing. Soap&Glory Daily Youth Moisturisers contains extract of peach and goji berries to plump fine lines, recover loss of moisture and improve tone and elasticity. Ideal as a first anti-ageing cream for women in their 20s and early 30s.
This soothing water utilises the properties of cornflower to calm tired skin. Apply it all over the face as a toner after cleansing and use around the eyes to get rid of makeup, de-stress and soothe.
This delicate yet hardworking oil melts away makeup in seconds, whilst hydrating the skin. The antioxidant properties of the immortelle (everlasting) flower fight free radicals and signs of ageing.
The area around the eyes is one of the first to show the signs of ageing, so it's important to use an effective product at least once a day. With lactic acid, vitamins A, C, E and pro vitamin E award winning Priori Advanced AHA Smoothing Eye Serum smooths fine lines and firms the delicate eye contour. The formula is lightweight and easily to absorb, making it ideal to apply under makeup. If you suffer from puffiness, pop this in the fridge before use.
The key ingredient of Environ AVST Moisturiser is powerful anti-ageing vitamin A, potent antioxidants and penta-peptides to prevent and minimise wrinkles, loss of tone, elasticity and dull skin. This highly hydrating moisturiser comes in 5 different strengths, from 1 to 5, according to the level of vitamin A contained. If you mainly need prevention and to combat the first lines, 1 is ideal, whilst more mature skin will benefit from higher levels.
Packed with immortelle oil extract, this serum has been created to replenish the skin and deeply tackle ageing problems, such as wrinkle formation and loss of collagen. This product plumps the skin, making lines less visible and acts as a water catalyst, for smoother, younger skin.
This mask by Manuka Doctor has been created to specifically firm the skin and add elasticity. It uses purified bee venom and manuka honey to renew damaged skin cells and stimulate collagen production.