Calming Products for Skin That's Acting Up
Having a bad skin day? We’ve all been there. Skin can temporarily act up for any number of reasons, including workouts, allergic reactions, sun exposure, hot showers, swimming in chlorine, windburn, and in-office procedures. Whatever the cause, it’s safe to say that there’s absolutely nothing Zen about skin that’s freaking out. But don’t fret! We’re here to help. Below, we’re sharing six products that can help calm (and coddle!) your angry skin.
SkinCeuticals Phyto Corrective Gel
Soothe and calm your skin with this hydrating gel formula with botanical ingredients—like cucumber, thyme, and mulberry extracts—and hyaluronic acid. It’s an ideal moisturizer for skin that needs some delicate love, particularly sensitive skin types.
SkinCeuticals Phyto Corrective Masque
This mask—formulated with highly-concentrated botanical extracts, a calming dipeptide, and hyaluronic acid—can help intensely hydrate and comfort skin sensitivity. Use it as a leave-on, rinse-off, or overnight treatment by applying a generous coat to a clean face and chest.
Kiehl’s Centella Recovery Skin Salve
This gentle moisturizer helps soothe and condition sensitive and temporarily-irritated skin. Apply it to both face and body as needed in small quantities prior to applying sunscreen or makeup.
Decleor Harmonie Calm Soothing Milky Cream
Formulated for normal to dry, sensitive skin, this high-tolerance day cream acts like a soothing blanket to help calm feelings of discomfort, protect against irritants, and reduce signs of skin reactivity. What you’re left with is a complexion that feels soft, supple, and comfortable.
Vichy Mineralizing Thermal Water
We love the way this light mist provides an immediate refreshing and calming effect on skin, boosting its comfort level and helping to fortify it. The exclusive antioxidant-rich formula—a unique combination of 15 rare minerals from French volcanoes—is known for its soothing properties and remarkable ability to protect skin against environmental assailants.
Garnier Clean+ Soothing Remover Cleansing Towelettes for Sensitive Skin
To remove facial impurities without over-drying your skin, these soft towelettes are the way to go. The formula—infused with calming plant extract and vitamin E—soothes and comforts skin as it cleanses even stubborn, waterproof makeup. No harsh rubbing necessary.Garnier Clean+ Soothing Remover Cleansing Towelettes for Sensitive Skin, $5.99