Skin sensitivity is not a strange occurrence. It is one of the biggest problems faced by millions. Many external and internal factors like environmental toxins, pollution, harsh sun rays, poor diet, sensitive nature, and unsuitable cosmetics influence your skin's condition and health.
What is sensitivity, and is there a way to control it? This article explains skin sensitivity and how you can regulate or control it. Biosensible Sensitive Skincare by Biologique Recherche's and the New Toleskin collection can help you address your sensitive skin concerns.
Before starting with any treatment plan, we highly recommend consulting a Biologique Recherche skincare expert from an authorized, reputable and high-end skincare spa-like Paul Labrecque in New York City or Palm Beach. In-person and Live Virtual Skincare Consultations are available to analyze your skin and create a customized at-home skin care plan for you to follow.
The skincare experts at Paul Labrecque help you find the right products for your skin condition.
Cases of Sensitive Skin and How to Fix it
Per published skincare reports, over 68 percent of women claim to have sensitive skin. This means that many people suffer in silence when there are products that can help. With proper consultation and suitable products, one can easily manage sensitive skin.
A perfect example of customized products is the Biologique Recherche Biosensible Sensitive Skincare range which contains highly active ingredients to soothe, calm redness, and reduces inflammation. Biologique Recherche (BR) Sérum Biosensible is an ideal serum to help restructure, strengthen and soothe skin tissue. The Emulsion Gel Biosensible will help calm and alleviate skin discomfort because of its soothing and hydrating active ingredients. These are just two of the products featured in this collection. Read on to discover more.
Understanding What Sensitized Skin is and How to Handle It
More than 80 percent of clients walking into skincare spas complain of sensitized skin. Men and women are equally affected. However, there is a difference between sensitive and sensitized skin, although both cases are often categorized as the same. The most significant difference is that sensitive skin is a condition that is predominantly known as a predisposition.
In other words, sensitivity is something you inherit from your family, and there's not much you can do to eliminate it. Sensitive skin responds to emotions, including embarrassing moments, and is often characterized by redness and changing skin tones. Fortunately, you can find extensive information online due to how common sensitive skin is.
The only sad bit is that it can be tedious to keep up with the care and ingredients that help. To correctly manage and deal with sensitive skin, you first need to accept the condition, take experts' help, and consider maintaining the skin with a safe, non-fragrant range of skincare products such as Biologique Recherche.
These products are great since they help soothe irritated skin, reduce redness, and control inflammation. Besides sensitive skin, you need to understand what happens when your skin is sensitized. This skin condition can develop and disappear at any time. It can be triggered by external and internal factors like exposure to UV rays, poor diet, medication, extreme weather conditions, pollution, or the use of unsuitable or harsh cosmetic products.
Fortunately, it's reversible, and the skin can be restored to its original status with the proper attention. The key is to work on the affected skin layer and ensure it gets back to its former state where the barrier is not compromised, helping it withstand external and internal issues.
Biologique Recherche approaches the skin like a house and addresses each layer one after another. When one layer is affected, the other layers can easily follow suit. With this analogy, the skin’s outer cover acts as the roof, which is the epidermal lipid section of the skin. Generally, just like the roof, this section of the skin needs to be strong and tough enough to protect the inner layers of the skin.
External factors attack the epidermal layer when this barrier is compromised, like pathogens or irritants. Consequently, the skin experiences a lot of dehydration, inflammation, and dryness. One must always pay attention to the skin's appearance because sensitization can happen at any time. Any slight change that happens either gradually or suddenly could indicate an onset of sensitization. When left untreated, it can persist for months, if not years, without being resolved.
Continued negligence and ignorance of the situation cause enhanced exacerbation that triggers further skin problems, including eczema, psoriasis, dermatitis, and rosacea. Redness is the other common symptom that affects most people. It is vital to care for the skin and ensure it remains healthy, as this is the only way to restore the protective layer and its functions.
Make sure to schedule a skincare consultation before using any products. To treat redness and inflammation, skin experts like Paul Labreque recommend using the Serum Erythros.
Sensitive and sensitized skin may be very different, but they also have numerous similarities.
Common symptoms include:
- Skin flaking
- Dehydrated/ dry skin
- Rough skin
- Erythema or redness
- Burning sensation and itchiness
As earlier indicated, these symptoms and conditions, in general, are triggered or worsened by specific things. Top on the list of triggers include:
- Increased stress levels
- Environmental factors and aggressors such as HVAC system and pollution
- Poor diet and nutrition
- Fluctuating hormones
- Hot and cold weather
- Specific types of medication, birth control, and antibiotics
- Using wrong products
- Over-processing and over-exfoliation
- Harsh ingredients
Skin specialists at high-end skincare spas can help patients reverse sensitization and manage sensitive skin, which helps restore the skin's barrier or protective layer that remains uncompromised. The skin specialists from Paul Labrecque will assist you in analyzing your skin, advising you on the right products, and recommending what is best suited for your specific skin condition. After meeting a skincare specialist for a consultation, we at Paul Labrecque will guide you on the perfect routine to follow and ensure you get the desired results.
Sometimes it's altering or changing your skincare routine entirely, or it can simply be adjusted a few essential products in your routine to better suit your skin issues. For instance, it could be as simple as changing your moisturizer and choosing a gentle emulsion like the Emulsion Gel Biosensible, a favorite product for people with sensitized and sensitive skin. Before discussing these products, let's shed light on some basic yet essential steps to follow when caring for your skin.
Essential Tips on Managing Sensitive/Sensitized Skin
- Always use cold or tepid water. Avoid using hot water as it tends to leave the skin exposed by triggering dehydration and causing skin tightness.
- Invest in products that will help protect your skin against the harsh effects of pollution. Check for refreshing ingredients that will supply more oxygen to the skin. Products like Crème Verte Espoir SR, Lait VIP O2, and Masque VIP O2, Masque Biosensible are recommended.
- Watch out for what you consume. It is essential to have a food diary to record every effect on your skin with everything you consume.
- Consider a lifestyle change. Gradually eliminate things such as dairy, coffee, and alcohol. Consider taking a gradual approach as long as you are deliberate about it.
- Focus on managing your stress levels and cutting down on things that make you stressed, including work and social life.
- Exfoliate; be careful not to overdo it. LOTION P50 W Toner is an excellent product since it contains arnica extract that helps give your skin the much-desired soothing effect with zero irritation. Include Biologique Recherche Lotion P50 as a reliable exfoliant. There have been many positive reviews and feedback about the benefits of Lotion P50 from many Biologique Recherche P50 users, which confirms the proven results of this bestselling toner.
- Ensure correct aftercare, more so when you undergo a skin procedure. Note that when the skin goes through specific changes, you need to use appropriate products such as the Serum Biosensible, which can help your skin recover and heal. The formulation of this product helps promote healing and gives the skin a soothing sensation.
- Sun protection is an essential factor when protecting and recovering from sensitive skin issues. Invest in quality sunscreen products to help shield your skin from UVB and UVA rays.
The Biologique Recherche's Biosensible Sensitive Skincare Range as a Solution for Sensitive Skin
The Biologique Recherche's Biosensible Sensitive Skincare collection is a perfect solution for people with sensitive skin. It responds to particular skin sensitivity issues simply because:
- It contains a gentle combination of moisturizing, soothing, protective, anti-inflammatory active ingredients
- It has high tolerance components
- It contains zero artificial fragrance and is cold formulated
Advantages of sensitive people introducing this product to their routine include:
- Minimizing and eliminating the redness that results from skin irritation
- Offering a genuine relief and soothing sensation
- Minimizing symptoms linked to skin sensitivity by protecting the epidermal skin layer
- Help to reduce inflammation and irritation
This collection of products works best in stages or phases. Below is a guide to using these products properly to achieve the best results.
A. Initialization stage
Experts at Paul Labrecque can help you understand what causes your skin sensitivity and recommend appropriate skin care regimens and products to follow. This can be done through an in-spa or virtual consultation services, depending on where you are located. With initialization being the first step of dealing with sensitive skin, getting it right is crucial. If you struggle with a skin type that easily reddens with a slight chance of irritation or one that gets inflamed, mastering the art of using specific products properly will be your way out. Working with a specialist to identify your skin issues is the first step to fixing the problem.
a. Eau Micellaire Biosensible
This product is excellent for skin that quickly gets irritated after cleansing. Use Eau Micealire Biosensible and a cotton pad to cleanse your face and help you clear all the dirt from your skin. It cleanses your skin without further damaging it. This soothing facial water is applied to help remove impurities and makeup while preventing the destabilization of the skin's hydrolipidic film. It is best for reactive, damaged, and sensitive skin.
You should gently apply it to the face and neck and then wipe it with a paper tissue, moist cotton square, or wash cloth. The product contains many natural soothing agents such as cornflower, Kudzu & Liquorice Extracts, Witch Hazel Water, and a Mango Oil.
b. Masque Biosensible
The Biologique Recherche Masque Biosensible boosts the immune system while strengthening, calming, and rebalancing the skin. It is a potent formulation containing highly active skin ingredients, including Cucumber Extract, Hyaluronic Acid, and Sacha Inchi Oil. The Biologique Recherche Masque Biosensible helps boost hydration, reduces redness, and injects helpful antioxidants into the skin to strengthen the skin’s barrier.
B. Treatment Stage
The treatment phase follows the initialization stage. After the all-important cleansing step to boost the skin’s natural healing, it is best to verify what products to use for sensitive skin. Generally, this requires another set of “treatment” products carefully selected by experts to match your current skin condition. Keep reading to know how to proceed.
a. Serum Biosensible
This is one essential cure in a bottle. It is a super-hydrating product loaded with eleven active ingredients. It is a potent recovering serum containing ingredients like Kiwi, White Tea, Glycerin, Milk Protein, Witch Hazel, Cranberry, Hyaluronic Acid, Turmeric, Kudzu, Mimosa, and Lactic Acid.
For effective results, use the serum two or three times a week, twice a day (morning and night) when you have a lot of sensitivity and flare-ups. When this clears, you can reduce it to once a week as long as it is part of your consistent routine.
Serum Erythros is fully loaded with all the plant-based goodness, making this one of the most viable options for skin types prone to rosacea and highly sensitive. The Biologique Recherché Serum Erythros can help reduce inflammation (redness) by alleviating the symptoms of erythro telangiectasia, characterized by a firm redness on the face. However, with the help of treatment, the symptoms of erythro telangiectasia can be reduced to a certain point.
Serum Erythros works within the skin and eliminates the cause of vascular dilation, which can be defined as a process where the blood supply of an organ rises, thus reducing inflammation.
Use this product daily or a few times a week for the best results. Directly apply a generous amount of serum to the areas where the redness is visible. Follow the same process every morning; gently massage the skin until the product gets fully absorbed.
Crème Verte Espoir A.R.
The Biologique Recherche Crème Verte Espoir A.R. is an incredibly soothing cream, providing wonders for super-sensitive skin. This anti-inflammation solution helps diminish the clear signs of couperosis by enhancing the skin's overall quality. Small blood vessels, also known as Capillaries, play a vital role in reducing inflammation; this corrective formula hinders the visibility of small blood vessels and lessens the extent and severity of consistent redness.
Besides reducing skin redness, this magical product is a boon for individuals with reactive epidermal skin since CREME VERTE ESPOIR A.R. fights off the symptoms of epidermis reactions causing spread and temporary inflammation. This cream can immediately calm the skin while balancing its complexion. Moreover, individuals struggling with climatic or heat damage or skin flora can try this product as it reconstructs the skin quality and delivers comfort.
Ensure to clean the skin before applying it. For effective results, use it twice a day in the morning or evening. Remember not to rub the skin; tenderly massage it on the face, neck, and décolleté until it gets completely absorbed.
b. Creme Contour des Yeux Biosensible
The CREME CONTOUR DES YEUX BIOSENSIBLE is one of the most potent products to treat sensitive skin around the eye contour area. It produces instant results. This product makes it possible to attain baby-soft skin. It helps reproduce the skin layer, the first epidermal protective layer at birth. The excellent ingredients like proteins, lipids, and antioxidant peptides in this potent product can make it possible to attain this level of smoothness.
This eye cream helps to recondition skin and strengthen the stressed or deficient epidermis, thus allowing a second birth of the skin layer. You can use it as a daily product or a few times a week once the skin is restored. To use it, apply a product amount equivalent to one grain of rice to each eyelid, focusing on the upper and lower eyelids. Apply around the eye contour areas as well. Do this every morning, making sure to massage it gently until the cream gets completely absorbed.
c. Emulsion Gel Biosensible
This gel is excellent to use as a daily cream. It is super light and is easily absorbed in the skin, so it is ideal for daytime use for sensitive skin. It contains Natural Moisturizing Factors (NMF) and Hyaluronic Acid. In addition, it also has antioxidant agents such as Royal Jelly Extract, Caraway Essential Oil, and Silk Extract. Its soothing agents include Milk Proteins, Kudzu Extracts, Cucurbitine, and Complexes based on Marine Spring Water.
Apply the gel to the face and décolleté region, avoiding the eye area. Also, it’s an excellent soothing cream to apply after shaving to prevent irritation and reduce redness caused by razor burn.
d. Emulsion Gel Biosensible S.R.
This is an excellent calming and mattifying product. This powerful Biologique Recherche Emulsion Gel has combined two roles in one formulation- it helps restore your weakened skin and improve its uniformity. It has Hyaluronic Acid, a hydrating component, Amino Acids, and Oleanolic Acid.
It is recommended for sensitive combination skin that requires control of excess sebum. It should be applied in small amounts in the morning or night. Apply it on the entire face, and avoid the sensitive areas around the eyes. Apply your Contour des Yeux Biosensible around the eye area to help hydrate, protect and smooth fine lines.
Toleskin Intolerant Skincare Biologique Recherche
Besides the challenges of sensitivity, healthy skin can also face some intolerance. Intolerant skin simply means that healthy skin has entered a crisis due to internal and external stimuli. Unfortunately, it becomes a perfect environment for allergens to act; hence, it is excessively reactive. This exposes it to severe reactions even in prevalent situations that can make matters worse and be challenging to control.
This kind of skin is often caused by several factors, including an unbalanced microbiome when you have an impaired skin barrier and when your skin suffers from a disproportionate inflammatory reaction.
Fortunately, the skincare industry leader Biologique Recherche has developed an appropriate range of products to help with intolerable skin conditions. The new Biologique Recherche Toleskin collection is your go-to product range if you have this skin issue.
This range covers a collection of products for complete skin rejuvenation. It gives your skin an inside-outside transformation since the formulation of this product range is specially formulated for skin that cannot withstand cosmetic products anymore. The products are ultra-purified and contain no preservatives.
They have also been formulated under unique and highly sterile environments tested by skin experts. These products work in a triple complementary phase.
- First, the products help attain skin’s rebalance by balancing the skin's microbiota. This is achieved by limiting the adhesion of harmful pathogenic bacteria like Staphylococcus Aureus, which causes atopic dermatitis.
- Secondly, the products help restore your skin's barrier thanks to the filaggrin. This is a specific protein found in the skin and helps form the cell envelope for the Stratum Corneum.
- Thirdly, the products help minimize and eventually eliminate skin itchiness and redness resulting from constant irritation.
These products are perfect for skin that requires restoration and epidermis soothing. This works for people with atopic dermatitis, undergoing cancer treatment, or needing therapy after undergoing medically performed aesthetic treatments. There are various products in this category that one can consider using if they exhibit the symptoms mentioned above. Before starting, consult a skin specialist for a proper diagnosis and recommendation.
Toleskin [DS] Dietary Supplement
The formulation of this product was based on the fermentation of lactic probiotics. The essence is to promote improved microbiota as probiotics do in the gut. This helps tackle inflammation from the roots cause since it attacks the problem right at the source.
As such, issues with cutaneous inflammation are reduced significantly. In the end, the overall skin quality improves. The product contains Lactobacillus salivarius as well as Lactobacillus fermentum. When combined with Toleskin [C] Cream and Toleskin [M] Masque, the product's efficacy improves. Consume one capsule a day before meals with a glass of water.
Use it as part of your balanced diet, exercise caution not to exceed the recommended dosage, and it should be used only after a skin analysis by an expert.
Toleskin Masque (M) and Sterile Serum
The second product to note is the Biologique Recherche Toleskin Masque and the sterile serum combination. This is sheet masque, and the serum combination is best suited for skin when experiencing severe cutaneous reactions. The loaded mask can only be used once. Once used, your skin feels a calming sensation. Using this mask strengthens and soothes the skin and prepares it to face and control irritants more intensely. This sheet mask contains an Anti-crisis platform, a Soothing platform, Incense Extract, Lipid-replenishing platform, Balloon Plant Extract, Black Current Seed, and Loofah Seed oil.
Always clean and dry your face before opening the sachet width-wise. Make sure to spread the serum evenly on all areas of the face. Let the mask sit for 20 minutes before removing it and throwing the mask away. Rub the excess product, gently massaging it into the skin.
Toleskin - C
Toleskin - C is an effective face cream when dealing with itchy skin. The product alleviates all forms of skin discomfort, soothes it, and makes it more tolerant. With regular use of this product, the itchiness reduces instantly. Consequently, your skin will feel much better with reduced redness and roughness while rejuvenating the epidermis for smoother, softer skin.
It helps relieve sensitivity, itchiness, and discomfort by restoring micro biodata balance.
Apply it daily, morning and evening on clean skin for best results. Gently massage it into the skin and décolleté until completely absorbed. It contains different ingredients, including soothing anti-redness ingredients like Kakadu Plum Extract, skin barrier protection like cynanchum Atratum Extract, reconditioning ingredients, and Japanese Lily of the Valley Fructosans.
Please note that one's reaction to stress factors triggers intolerant skin or Cutaneous skin’s sensitive nature. You can tell whether someone is susceptible by how they respond to inflammation. Intolerant skin is unhealthy only because it tends to work against itself by responding to stimuli.
Sadly, a situation that can easily be rectified remains unchanged mainly because of poor product use. Sometimes products marketed as great for sensitive skin are too harsh and can work against the real underlying issue and cause more harm than good. The Biologique Recherche's Toleskin collection is backed by science and skincare research tested and proven to deliver results. These products leave your skin feeling healthier, stronger, and more balanced with regular and proper use.
Sensitive and intolerant skin can be problematic to handle. Fortunately, many skin issues can be reversed by using the right products from trusted brands. However, you should be patient, and with the proper skin analysis, you can determine the root cause of your skin issues and create a customized at-home routine to improve your skin’s overall health. Remember that a successful routine and healthy results are only determined if one is consistent. We recommend only using products suggested by specialists and skincare experts after adequate sessions of consultations and recommendations.