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The Perfect Make up Routine for Sensitive Skin

Yes, you can wear makeup, even if you have sensitive skin that usually reacts to products. Follow our essential guide to ensure your path to beauty is pain-free.
10 Aug 2020

Beautifully long and defined lashes, skin that looks blemish-free,; makeup has been used effectively for thousands of years to enhance people’s natural beauty. However if you suffer from sensitive, reactive or allergy-prone skin, wearing makeup can seem like a scary prospect.  All the pleasure is taken away when the consequences might be redness, itchy eyes, breakouts and more. But just because you have sensitive skin doesn’t mean you have to banish makeup forever, quite the opposite. Some products can actually neutralise redness and protect your skin from external aggressors. Follow our failsafe rules and reap the rewards.


Choose hypoallergenic products

When skin is prone to aggravation, important to ensure that the products you use are working hard to protect your skin and not causing any extra irritation. It should be hypoallergenic, allergy-tested and dermatologically tested with a minimal ingredients list. La Roche-Posay’s Toleriane makeup range meets all these criteria ensure it is safe for use on very sensitive skin and eyes.


Start with gentle cleansing

Making sure your skin is free from dirt and traces of makeup will make a big difference to how your skin reacts to new products. Ensure you cleanse skin thoroughly with a gentle cleanser like Toleriane Softening Foaming Gel. This wash off cleanser has been specially created for those with intolerant skin. Rich yet gentle, the foam does not disturb the skin’s delicate balance. Hydrating ingredients such as glycerine moisturise the skin and leave it feeling supple and protected from external aggressors.



Follow your cleansing routine with a hydrating moisturiser suitable for your skin type – even if you have oily skin. This will help to replenish any natural oils that have been stripped away through the cleansing process and will also help foundation to be applied evenly on your skin. Try Toleriane Ultra if you have sensitive, reactive skin prone to dryness, tightness, redness, and itchiness or burning. Effaclar Duo [+]is perfect for oily skin prone to spots. This blemish-treating moisturiser not only hydrates the skin but also helps prevent imperfections for clearer skin in 4 weeks.


Perfect your complexion

Now your skin is perfectly prepped for foundation application. La Roche-Posay Toleriane Teint Fluid Foundation SPF25, gives even the most sensitive skin a naturally unified finish, minimizing the appearance of imperfections and redness thanks to its ultra-buildable coverage. Enriched with La Roche-Posay Thermal Spring Water, the lightweight foundation is the perfect choice for those that have problematic skin, with a hypoallergenic formula that doesn’t block pores and is designed to calm skin on application and reduce sensitivity after use. . For touch-ups on the go, try

Toleriane mineral compact-powder (available in 4 shades), to unify and mattify the skin on-the-go.


Define your eyes

Eyes are the windows to the soul as the saying goes, but not so much when they are red, itchy and puffy. That’s why many people with sensitive eyes think that eye makeup, especially mascara and eye-liner, are not for them. However, if you carefully choose products specially developed for sensitive skin and eyes, you can dare to wear makeup! Toleriane liquid eyeliner (black) and Toleriane Eye pencil (black or brown) deliver
intense lines in one stroke and are specially designed to be safe for use on sensitive eyes and for contact lens wearers. Complete the look with Toleriane Multi-Dimensions Mascara which amplifies, defines and protects lashes in one. The revitalising serum formula assures high tolerance with no discomfort, from application to removal, without compromising on length or volume.

The mascara is enriched with Lash-Revitalizing Serum®, containing arginine to visibly strengthen lashes and Extend-Lash® technology to amplify lashes and create a thicker looking lash fringe that helps keep the eye protected against external aggressors and irritation. The high-tolerance brush, purified pigments and reconstituted lacrymal liquid help sensitive eyes stay comfortable for up to 16 hours.


Et voila! Make the right choices for your skin and you can dare to wear makeup and look your best.


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