The Optimal Skincare Routine For Sensitive Skin

Skincare Routine

Sensitive skin requires very special care. Today we go through step by step what an optimal skincare routine could look like if you have a tendency to sensitive skin, as well as share our best tips for taking care of sensitive and reactive skin in general.

There are so many beauty products on the market and it is not because the selection is getting smaller. We know that it can be difficult to navigate which products best suit exactly your own skin type and needs, and therefore today we try to give our best offer on a lot of skincare, which sensitive skin, in particular, will be happy with. We provide multiple product suggestions in each product category and there is something for every budget.

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Do you know enough about sensitive skin?

We have actually compiled an entire article on sensitive skin, how to spot it, and tips on how to care for it. There are a number of mistakes you can very easily make with sensitive skin, including by using some – very common – types of products, which also do very good for the skin – just not the sensitive one. You can read much more about this here:

The optimal skincare routine for sensitive skin

Below you will find our offer on the optimal skincare routine for sensitive skin. The products must be used in the order in which they are mentioned. Remember that of course, you do not need all the steps we suggest: the most important are cleanser, serum, and cream if you just want to keep it simple!

In fact, sensitive skin really benefits from using as few products as possible. The more products you use, the greater the risk that there is something in the products that can irritate your skin. By keeping it simple, you not only minimize the risk of skin irritation but also make it significantly easier for yourself to spot wherein the routine it goes wrong if you still experience problems.

Note that although it may make sense to avoid perfume in your products if you have the sensitive skin type, we also have alternatives with a little fragrance in this guide. If you want to see suggestions for completely perfume-free routines, take a look at the article below:

Facial cleanser

Every good skincare routine starts with a facial cleanser, and the skin needs to be cleaned regularly to have the best conditions to stay healthy. Just as we brush our teeth to maintain good oral hygiene, we also need to clean the skin free of dirt, makeup, and pollution, so that we maintain an intact skin barrier.

It is generally recommended that you cleanse your skin morning and evening, but sensitive skin can sometimes be best served by only being cleansed in the evening if you find that it becomes inappropriately dry or irritated by cleansing twice a day. Try yourself to find out what works best for you.

Skin tonic

Skin tonic is step # 2 in a skincare routine and can have many features. For sensitive skin, we recommend that you use this step to build up your moisture care and soothe the skin, and therefore to go for a nice nourishing skin tonic which starts the whole moisturizing process.

Eye cream

Eye cream is a product that is specially formulated for the delicate eye environment. It contributes moisture and depending on which one you choose, they can be obtained with properties that counteract dark circles and swelling.


A serum is a concentrated form of care which is chosen depending on what challenges your skin is struggling with. For sensitive skin, it is a good idea to choose a nourishing and soothing serum that adds to your skin the moisture it needs while actively combating skin irritation.

If you suffer from special skin challenges such as pigment changes or wrinkles, you can also choose serum after that – many serums easily solve several tasks at once.


A good cream is the last step in your skincare routine. It is intended to moisturize the skin and ensure that the moisture stays in the skin until the next time you apply the cream. Sensitive skin benefits from simple, soothing cream, preferably with a slightly oilier consistency that can form a protective layer on the skin. You can also choose to use a face oil as a substitute for your cream if you like it better. 

We hope that the article today provided some inspiration to find a perfect skincare routine for just you. Want even more personal and hyper-tailored product suggestions? So try looking past our Skin Test, whereby answering a few simple questions about your skin and your preferences, you get advice on products from one of our skilled skincare experts. It is true; there are actually real people behind the screen ready to advise you – just as you know it from our stores.

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