Sensitive Skin

Sensitive Skin

Sensitive skin is a common condition that can affect anyone at any stage of life. Understanding your skin needs and committing to a consistent skincare regimen can help sensitive skin look and feel its best.

Understanding Sensitive Skin

Common symptoms of sensitive skin include:

  • Redness or rash
  • Scaling
  • Peeling skin
  • Skin feels dry
  • Itchiness, tightness
  • Burning and stinging feeling

While sensitive skin is common at any age, many people experience it in their youth. Sensitive skin shares many of the same symptoms as dry skin, but treatment for sensitive skin is different from treatment for dry skin.

Skin has a protective barrier that protects it from dust, debris, harmful bacteria, and other harmful substances in the environment. When this protective barrier weakens, skin becomes susceptible external factors and risks losing water which can lead to dehydration.  

The result of a weakened protective barrier on skin is sensitive skin. Internally, aging, hormonal imbalances, acne, dry skin, and allergies can all contributed to a weakened protective skin barrier. Externally, seasonal changes, weather fluctuations, overuse of soaps and detergents, and certain medical treatments like radiotherapy and medication can also be factors in weakening the skin’s protective barrier.

Popular Products for Sensitive Skin

Certain daily cleansers can strengthen skin’s natural barrier, allowing it to retain more moisture and repair itself faster. Individuals with sensitive skin might consider using products that contain lactic and glycolic acid, as these ingredients can help hydrate and protect the skin's barrier.

Below is a short list of products we recommend for sensitive skin concerns:

Step 1: Mask, Cleanse and Tone

  • Phyto-C Soothing Cleanser
  • Phyto-C Balancing Toner
  • Phyto-C SuperHeal O-live Mask

Step 2: Vitamin C Antioxidant

  • Phyto-C Serum Fifteen

Step 3: Clinical Strength

  • Phyto-C Bionic Serum

Step 4: Moisturize

  • Phyto-C SuperHeal O-Live Gel

Step 5: Apply Sunscreen

Common Sensitive Skin FAQs

  • Should I still exfoliate my skin if it is sensitive and dry?

Yes, you should! Exfoliating is necessary in skincare routines for removing dead skin cells and preventing acne, dull, and patchy skin.

  • Does my diet affect the sensitivity of my skin?

Diet can contribute to sensitive skin. Too much sugary food and excessive fried food may increase your skin’s sensitivity. Eat clean and your skin will shine!

  • Does not removing make up cause sensitive skin?

Not removing your makeup may lead to clogged pores, potentially making your skin sensitive and susceptible to breakouts.

Get Advanced Sensitive Skin Treatment Products from Phytoceuticals, Inc. Today

Phytoceuticals, Inc. was founded in 1995 and is recognized internationally as a leader in natural product chemistry skin and health care products. We invented topical Vitamin C (L-Ascorbic Acid) formulations for which we were awarded the following grants: NCI Grant #1 R43- CA83538-01A1 and NCI Grant #1-R43-CA94484-01. All our products are hand inspected using a six-point quality control assurance system, giving you complete peace of mind for regular use.

If you have any questions about our skin care products for age spots, do not hesitate to contact us today. You may also call Phytoceuticals, Inc. at 1-877-4-PHYTOC or send an email to