For the third installment of my five-part Fantastic Facial Creams series, we'll be looking at the best lotions for soothing sensitive skin. Those of you with sensitive skin know that it tends to be reactive and break out easily, and taming redness, blotchiness, or skin conditions like rosacea can be a constant battle. Here are three picks for sensitive-skin facial creams.
Complete All Day Moisture Lotion/Cream UV Defense by Oil of Olay ($9.61) came out in 2003, and it's still one of the best buys around. The mild moisturizing lotion contains SPF 15, vitamin E, and aloe to soothe redness. It's also free of fragrances, which can sometimes irritate sensitive skin.
For two more fantastic facial creams for sensitive skin,
Corn Ceresal Cream by Phytobiodermie ($44) is a light moisturizing cream formulated to balance, calm, and cool skin for an overall even and healthy skin tone. Made with corn-seed oil, lavender, and marjoram, it's especially great for Summer skin that's under stress from heat, sun, and sweat.
Skin Brightening Day Time Cream by Nefeli ($80) is a mineral- and herb-enriched cream that helps brighten your face by lightening age spots and blotchiness. It also calms irritated skin and is a terrific base for makeup application.