Caring for Sensitive Skin – Expert Advice from Catherine De Groot, Co-Founder of Trilogy

Do you have any tips on how to care for sensitive skin?

“The goal with sensitive skin is to protect the weakened skin barrier and rebuild the skin’s own natural protective defence function. Skin that is sensitive is most often dry as well. Choose products rich in gentle moisturising and emollient ingredients. Natural examples of these include seed oils such as Almond, Avocado, Rosehip and Olive oils. Look for ingredients to help soothe and calm like Chamomile flower, Calendula flower, Marshmallow root and Evening Primrose oil. All these ingredients are included in the new Trilogy Sensitive Skin range.”

What can you do to calm down sensitivities?

“Skin sensitivity is more often due to a product irritating the skin rather than an allergic reaction, although these do occur. Once skin is irritated and inflamed, the first thing to do is avoid whatever it is that has caused the sensitivity. When skin is extremely irritated, be sure to avoid using too many different products on the skin. Trilogy Very Gentle Calming Fluid is a good choice when skin is at this stage. Not only is it a gentle and light moisturiser which helps the weakened skin barrier to rebuild; it’s packed with calming ingredients to sooth and provide comfort to compromised skin.”

Are their any skincare ingredients you should avoid if your skin is sensitive?

“When caring for sensitive skin, avoid harsh detergents and surfactants and heavily fragranced cosmetics, personal care and household products. Always opt for fragrance-free products if you know perfumes irritate your skin. Some conditions such as flushing and redness can be helped by the avoidance of alcohol, extremes in temperature, very hot baths and spicy foods.”

What makes Trilogy’s Sensitive Skin range stand out?

“For years, people with Sensitive skin have not had as much choice as others when it comes to caring for their skin. The majority of products out there for sensitive skin are based on mineral oils.

Trilogy Sensitive Skin is the natural alternative, allowing you to care for Sensitive skin while also protecting skin from some of the more unwanted signs of ageing such as fine lines and wrinkles.

Carefully formulated with spring water and plant ingredients chosen for their non-sensitising and soothing properties, this range is designed for extra sensitive complexions including skin which reacts to other skincare or is intolerant due to environmental or hormonal changes.

The three daily essentials: Very Gentle Cleansing Cream, Very Gentle Calming Fluid and Very Gentle Moisturising Cream, not only soothe and protect the weakened skin barrier of sensitive skin but also help address the concerns of ageing skin with skin-plumping Hyaluronic Acid and antioxidant Green Tea. All three products are fragrance free, alcohol free and have been dermatologically tested on sensitive skin.”

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