Sensitive skin is classified as reactive skin. Through my years of working directly with the skin and with research, I have identified the following common triggers behind this condition:
Immunogenic Inflammation: When a rogue substance enters the skin, such as artificial fragrance or pollen, the immune system is instantly put on high alert.
Neurogenic Inflammation: When more neuro-active chemicals than usual are released into the dermis, the nervous system becomes overstimulated, resulting in a stinging sensation.
An Unbalanced Acid Mantle: Excess exfoliation and harsh ingredients can upset the delicate micro-flora that keep your skin healthy, allowing toxins to penetrate into the dermis and cause irritation.
That, coupled with the factors outside of our control – such as genetics, hormones, stress, pollution, and even food – can intensify our skin’s highly reactive state, creating inflammation. As a result, the health of our skin becomes compromised.
In fact, it’s safe to say that over 50% of all my clients at my clinic report their skin as being sensitive at one time or another. This is often in combination with other conditions; for instance, it’s perfectly feasible to have a client who has acne and sensitised skin, or a dry skin that’s classified as sensitive. So, it was important for me to create a deeply nurturing complex, that has healing and anti-bacterial properties to calm sensitivity, one that could also be used in the first step of your anti acne routine, to calm inflammation first.
Affectionately referred to by my clients as a “nature’s first aid”, SOS was created with the goal of ending the cycle of inflammation that builds up in the skin over time. The intelligent ingredients visibly reduce the activity of the inflammatory markers in skin cells, calming the heat and itching sensations associated with sensitive skin.