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Creating a Skincare Routine for Sensitive Skin

Sensitive skin is a common issue marked by heightened reactions to environmental factors and skincare products, leading to redness, itching and irritation. Finding suitable skincare products and routines can be particularly challenging for those with sensitive skin due to the very common presence of fragrances, dyes and harsh chemicals found in many products and brands. Additionally, sensitive skin often reacts unpredictably to changes in weather, diet and stress.

How to create a skincare routine for sensitive skin? 

It can be tough out there for those with sensitive skin! Creating a skincare routine tailored to sensitive skin involves careful selection and use of products that nurture and protect the skin without causing irritation. 

🤍 Keep things simple

When you have sensitive skin, keeping your skincare routine simple is crucial. Using fewer products minimises the risk of irritation and allows your skin to maintain its natural balance. A simplified routine helps to ensure that you’re not overloading your skin with too many active ingredients that could potentially cause reactions. Additionally, sticking to a consistent routine allows your skin to adjust and become more resilient over time.


  • Limit the number of products: Avoiding a plethora of different products and ingredients is crucial. This reduces the chance of irritation and makes it easier to identify any product that might be causing a reaction.
  • Avoid frequent changes: Changing products frequently can disrupt your skin’s balance. Give your skin time to adapt to new products to see how it truly responds.

esmi Product Recommendations:

  • The Uncomplicated Cleanser: This gentle cleanser effectively removes impurities without stripping the skin, making it ideal for sensitive skin types.
  • Sensitive Skin Solution BundleReplenish and calm sensitive skin with this curation of products designed to assist those with sensitive skin. It's targeted at strengthening and repairing damaged and impaired barriers to promote strong happy skin!

🤍 Avoid harsh ingredients

Avoiding harsh ingredients is essential to maintaining a healthy and irritation-free complexion. Harsh ingredients can strip the skin of its natural oils, disrupt its barrier, and cause redness, dryness, and inflammation. By steering clear of such ingredients, you can help ensure your skin remains calm and balanced.


  • Steer clear of alcohol, sulfates & parabens: These ingredients can be drying and irritating, leading to increased sensitivity and discomfort.
  • Avoid Strong exfoliants initially: Ingredients like AHAs and BHAs can be too harsh for sensitive skin. If you choose to use them, introduce them slowly and monitor your skin’s reaction.
  • Patch test new products: Before applying new products to your face, do a patch test on a small area of your skin to ensure they don’t cause irritation or an allergic reaction.

esmi Product Recommendations

  • Probiotic Skin Mylck CleanserFormulated with protective Probiotic Lysates to strengthen the skin's natural defence this creamy probiotic cleanser gently lifts away impurities for clearer, softer skin and a calmer barrier.
  • Sensitive MoisturiserNurture your skin with the best moisturiser for sensitive skin. Restorative with lightweight nourishment, this gentle fragrance-free moisturising cream will help to strengthen and repair compromised barriers.
  • Rose + Bamboo Gentle-FoliantThis Gentle-Foliant contains a natural oil closest to the molecular structure of skin's own sebum, Jojoba Oil, which helps to balance and calm skin. It can aid in reducing redness and skin repair. 

🤍 Choose fragrance-free products

When it comes to sensitive skin, avoiding fragrance in skincare products is crucial. Fragrances, whether natural or synthetic, can be irritating and allergenic, leading to redness, itching and inflammation. Opting for fragrance-free products helps minimize the risk of adverse reactions and ensures a gentler approach to skincare. 

🤍 Stay moisturised

Keeping sensitive skin moisturized is essential to maintaining its health and resilience. Moisturizing helps to fortify the skin’s natural barrier, preventing dryness, irritation, and environmental damage. Well-hydrated skin is better equipped to handle external stressors and is less likely to react to irritants.


  • Use a gentle moisturiser: Apply these products while the skin is still damp to lock in moisture effectively.
  • Opt for hyaluronic acid for maximum hydrating: These ingredients attract and retain moisture, keeping the skin hydrated and plump.

esmi Product Recommendations:

  • Hyaluronic Hydrating SerumTo combat dehydration for all skin types, the skin cell's water content can be replenished with a hydrating serum containing hyaluronic acid. Using hyaluronic acid for skin in the form of a serum means thirsty face cells receive much needed moisture quickly.
  • Sensitive MoisturiserNurture your skin with the best moisturizer for sensitive skin. Restorative with lightweight nourishment, this gentle fragrance-free moisturising cream will help to strengthen and repair compromised barriers.
  • Proboitic Skin MylckOur Probiotic Skin Mylck helps heal and strengthen hypersensitive skin. The lightweight moisturising lotion is formulated with 100% Australian made probiotics.

🤍 Apply SPF daily

Applying SPF daily is crucial for all skin types, but it's especially important for sensitive skin. Sensitive skin can be more susceptible to damage from UV rays, which can exacerbate irritation, redness, and other skin conditions. Daily use of sunscreen helps protect your skin from harmful UV radiation, preventing immediate and long-term damage

  • Protects from UV damage: Prevents sunburn and reduces the risk of skin cancer by blocking harmful UV rays.
  • Prevents premature ageing: Regular use of sunscreen helps prevent photoaging, including wrinkles and sunspots, which can be more pronounced in sensitive skin.
  • Maintains overall skin health: Consistent protection from UV exposure helps keep sensitive skin calm and reduces the likelihood of flare-ups and irritation.

esmi Product Recommendations

  • esmi Skin Shield Sunscreen SPF 30The perfect everyday mineral sunscreen. Its non-greasy formula suits all skin types, and is very gentle on sensitive skin. This sunscreen is ideal for use on the face, absorbing beautifully into your skin and leaving you with long-lasting UV protection and hydration.
  • Sun Skills For SensitiveIf your skin is easily irritated, Sun Skills for SENSITIVE will help strengthen your skin's barrier and prevent premature ageing. The sheer touch protective formula dries with a natural finish that balances your skincare ritual, without clogging pores or irritating skin. 

🤍 Essential advice for sensitive skin care

Voilà! That's our advice for our esmi family who are going through the journey of sensitive skin. We hope you get the chance to try some of our products to soothe sensitivity and reactivity.