25 years respecting sensitive skin

For each woman, a unique sensitivity

Better choices can be made if you know, and understand, your own skin.

Against external aggressions, the skin is our first protective shield. It is exposed daily to all hazards and therefore, respecting it is paramount.

Invented 25 years ago, Sensiobio H2O’s unique micelles mimick the skin’s natural components in order to achieve one main goal: rid the skin of all its impurities while guaranteeing total respect of its natural balance and protective film.

What is skin sensitivity and how can I recognize it?

A skin can be sensitive by nature or become sensitive at all stages of our life, due to many different factors. For example, the use of unsuitable cosmetic products can weaken it, since many of them are made out of low-quality ingredients containing tiny particles of dirt, called “micropollutants”.

Other harmful elements that should also be taken into account are: poor water quality, environmental conditions (UV exposure, temperature variations, wind, pollution, etc…), psychological factors (such as stress) and hormonal ones (menstrual cycles, for example). As a mediator between our inner biology and the outer world, our skin is exposed daily to multiple factors that can potentially sensitize it.

Signs of enhanced dermal irritation: the 3 main symptoms of skin sensitivity

  1. Increase of oxydative stress. Free radicals.
  2. Alteration of skin barrier.
  3. Inflammation.

A quick reminder: other factors that can potentially cause skin sensitivity

  • Physical ones: UV radiation, hot and cold temperatures, wind, rubbing, etc.
  • Chemical ones: use of cosmetics, soaps, water, shaving of the face (for men), etc.
  • Psychological ones: stress, emotional state, etc.
  • Hormonal ones: menstrual cycle, etc.
  • Internal factors: spicy food, etc.

Sensitive and intolerant skin reacts to stimuli that normally cause no such reaction in other skin types. This acute sensitivity of the skin tends to lower its tolerance level. The more sensitive the skin is, the less tolerant it becomes. In cases of skin sensitivity, the skin reacts only in certain circumstances, and temporarily. In cases of skin intolerance, its reactivity is (almost) permanent, with a tolerance level close to zero.

Who is
concerned ?

Skin hypersensitivity is a common condition that affects one third of adult men and women alike, although women are generally more concerned than men. Some types of skin are more sensitive than others for genetic reasons; also, it has been shown that the condition tends to improve as the person gets older. Skin sensitivity can be the result of a skin disease such as: rosacea, eczema, or seborrheic dermatitis, for instance. But lack of attention and care for the skin or internal and external aggressions can also be factors that contribute to the appearance of the phenomenon.

How can I help my sensitive skin ?

ONE MISSION: restore the skin’s natural balance and strengthen its resistance.

Removing one’s make-up is no longer enough

The way environmental conditions have evolved directly impacts the skin’s daily hygienic requirements, which now imply a further dimension: fighting against pollution and its harmful effects. Cleansing of the skin must now also prevent pollutants of all kind from penetrating, since these can damage the skin’s natural function as a protective shield. Cleansing has therefore become a major issue, since it alone can ward off any excessive sensitization of the skin. Mission accomplished for Sensibio H2O – our micellar water, by mimicking the natural biology of the skin, can be used for all skin types, including the most sensitive and reactive of them. Sensibio H2O removes make up and pollution with highly purified water and micellar technology.

Sensibio H2O, a soothing micellar water for sensitive skins

With its high tolerance formula, Sensibio H2O respects the skin’s natural barrier and protects its subtle hydrolipidic film, thanks to a unique surfactant – a glycerol ester– that is mild and neutral for the skin. This is a leave-in product, which eliminates any risk of bacterial contamination through water. With a pH of 5.5, it is respectful of the physiology of the skin.

Sensibio H2O, the ritual for those with sensitive skin

A product that has been prescribed by dermatologists for more than 25 years, Sensibio H2O is the recommended ritual for all sensitive skins. It has even been prescribed for pre- or post-operative procedures in cosmetic surgery since its launch in 1995.

Diagnostic

To identify the triggering or aggravating factors responsible for skin reaction, please see a dermatologist. The practitioner will examine you to rule out the possibility of rosacea, eczema or seborrheic dermatitis, which are conditions that can trigger skin hypersensitivity and which require specific treatment.

Day-to-day

All potential sources of skin aggression must be carefully avoided. These include:

  • Exposure to cold,
  • Irritating products and traumatic cosmetic procedures (aggressive cleansing, exfoliation, unsuitable creams, etc.),
  • Exposing one’s skin to the sun with no protective cream, since one of the sun’s harmful effects is to increase skin sensitivity.

Hygiene

  • Only use soothing cosmetic products, and limit the amount,
  • Cleanse your face with a high-tolerance, soothing product, preferably a leave-in product, containing no added fragrance, no preservatives and no aggressive surfactants,
  • Be very carefully when drying your face; do not scrub but dab lightly.

Skin care

  • Once or twice a day, gently apply a very high-tolerance lotion (free from any added fragrance, preservatives or surfactants) specially formulated to fight against inflammatory reaction of the skin,
  • Once or twice a week, gently apply an intense moisturizer such as a mask. Also, make-up should be minimal and chosen with great care.

Sensibio H2O,
a daily gesture.

Sensibio H2O is now the market leader in its category, and is widely recommended — first of all in the dermatological and pharmaceutical field, and also in the artistic.

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