Tired of dealing with hot, itchy skin? Discover the best sensitive skin serum for sensitive, eczema-affected and sun-damaged skin.
Sensitive skin sufferers and anyone who experiences eczema will know the uncomfortable sensations that come from a flare-up. Fortunately, regular treatment with the right product can nourish and heal sensitive and eczema-prone skin.
Find out what causes sensitive skin and discover the special ingredients in Botani’s Olive Skin Serum that make it so highly recommended for this skin type.
What causes sensitive skin?
When you have sensitive skin, some products and environments will leave it tingling, itching or red.
As explained by WebMD, sensitive skin is sometimes hereditary, or it can be linked to eczema or allergic dermatitis. The problem sometimes creeps up with age or gets triggered by excessive sun, wind or cold. Some people find their sensitive skin reacts when they forget to moisturise, while others deal with it as a chronic condition.
Sensitive skin needs daily attention and quality products to help it stay protected and hydrated. At Botani, we recommend a facial skin serum instead of a standard moisturiser because it has a much higher concentration of active ingredients.
What is the best sensitive skin serum?
There are plenty of options on the market but you will find best sensitive skin serums are:
- Made from plant-derived ingredients
- Specially formulated to lock in moisture
- Free from mineral oils and silicon
- Odourless and lightweight to prevent reactions
- Multi-purpose so you don’t have to fill up your beauty cabinet with different products and treatments
A premium facial skin serum will also include naturally-sourced squalene. If you have never heard of this, it’s a sebum found in human skin that helps elasticity and contributes to youthful looks.
Occurring naturally in humans, squalene has naturally moisturising properties. It has the ability to attract oxygen, deliver it to your skin’s deepest layers and accelerate new cell growth. The best skin serum for sensitive skin includes squalene because it mimics your skin’s natural healing abilities.
Why choose Olive Skin Serum?
The health benefits of olives have been revered for centuries and their advantages extend into skincare.
Firstly, olive skin serum is derived from the olive fruit, which is rich in antioxidants, essential fatty acids and vitamins. These components nourish and heal while being gentle on sensitive skin.
To break down the science behind why the best facial serum for sensitive skin uses olive-based ingredients, this product:
- Contains a high concentration of antioxidants
- Contains vitamin E and Vitamin C (which possess anti-inflammatory properties)
- Shields skin against pollutants and irritants
- Neutralises the free radicals that can trigger inflammation
For eczema scars or sun damage, olive skin serum also acts as a ‘repair agent’ that restores glow and reduces roughness. The result of daily use is skin that is free from redness, itching, dryness and that uncomfortable ‘tight’ feeling’.
Finally, a quality olive skin serum will contain olive squalene. This squalane is extracted from the olive pomace, which includes the skin, pulp and pit (so it reduces waste). As mentioned, it mimics the skin’s natural healing abilities… and has the added benefit of being a vegan product.
Read more: What is Olive Squalene?
In clinical trials of Botani’s Olive Skin Serum:
- 75% reported an immediate feeling of hydration
- 71% found it smoothed fine lines and wrinkles
- 79% reported an improvement in long term hydration*
- 63% found that it reduced pigmentation and age spots*
- 44% said it reduced the appearance of acne scars*
- 100% of testers (in skin compatibility testing) reported no irritations or allergic reactions; therefore non-irritating and suitable for atopic and sensitive skin.*
*Clinical tests were conducted by a highly regarded third party European laboratory (J.S. Hamilton International Sp. Z o.o., 2016)
As a devoted Botani user recently shared, “I have been using this serum for over 17 years. I am a skin fanatic and have tried so many moisturizers and serums and this by far is the best thing I have ever used. My skin is always glowing after using this serum and it keeps my skin hydrated all day. I will never stop using this beautiful product.”
How to use Olive Skin Serum for sensitive skin
The best serum for sensitive skin is easy and convenient to apply. To make the most out of your Olive Skin Serum from Botani, simply apply a small amount to damp skin and gently press it into your skin.
One of the additional benefits of this facial serum for sensitive skin is that its smooth texture makes it ideal as an under-makeup primer. Apply it as a protective skin barrier and it will also give your makeup that dewy finish.
If you have sensitive, eczema-affected or sun-damaged skin, consistent treatment is key. Apply your Olive Skin Serum morning and night to maximise its benefits. Over time, you'll likely notice a reduction in redness and irritation, and you’ll have skin that feels beautifully hydrated every day.
Want to say goodbye to the daily stress of sensitive skin? Try Botani’s hydrating and restorative Olive Skin Serum today.