Sensitive skin can be a bit of a nightmare, especially if you love beauty and more specifically, skincare. While I don't have particularly sensitive skin myself, I have battled periods of eczema and can suffer with reactive breakouts if my skin doesn't like what I am putting on it. Many of my friends also experience sensitivity, and through my own experiences and from talking to them, it is clear there is a select edit of best brands for sensitive skin, available in the UK. And refreshingly, the majority of them can be found on the high street and are in fact super affordable.
There are certain ingredients and other things that it is recommended sensitive skin should avoid, particularly when it comes to skincare. Fragrance is one of the most important, Dr Sam Bunting told Get The Gloss: "Fragrance-free is a good place to start – not only is it potentially irritant, but fragrance is the commonest allergen found in cosmetics, so avoid." Some skin types don't take well to things like essential oils, either, which can cause reactions and/or breakouts. It's therefore best to stick to brands that are specifically designed to suit sensitive skins, and have really done their research. Here are five of my favourite: