Sensitive Skin

We’re here to help you feel good about your skin! Because we, alongside our community of more than 60,000 people with different skin conditions, know how much your skin can affect you if it does not do what you want it to.

So, we turned skincare upside down and kept you and your specific needs at the heart of things. At Nøie, we customise your skincare by evaluating your individual skin profile and adjusting our products as your skin develops.

Below you’ll learn more about sensitive skin, its underlying causes and what you can do to treat it as effectively as possible.

What is sensitive skin?

Sensitive skin is characterised by redness, swelling, and irritation. These features are results of hyperactivity in the skin — so when it comes to sensitive skin, it’s important to respect that it is fragile and easily irritated. Sensitive skin has a tendency to react to external factors like weather and skincare products in a way that ‘normal’ skin would be able to resist.

This means that the use of personal care products should be limited to an absolute minimum, and that shifting between brands and products will most likely result in a flare-up. So the general advice is to keep it simple, only use the products you absolutely need, avoid harsh substances and stick to what works for you and your skin.

Keep it simple, only use the products you absolutely need, avoid harsh substances and stick to what works for you and your skin

Why do some people have sensitive skin?

The different factors behind sensitive skin may act in isolation or in combination with one another. This also means that there isn’t one type of sensitive skin, but multiple, different variations. In addition, the factors causing skin flare-ups for people with sensitive skin are unique — but some common triggers have been identified. Let’s take a look at them:

Fragile vascular system

People living with sensitive skin are often affected by vascular deficiency. This means that their capillary walls are fragile and can burst due to alcohol consumption or spicy food intake. This sounds more severe than it really is because the capillaries are the smallest branches of the vascular system; whatever blood loss occurs is insignificant to overall health. In contrast, the blood loss will affect your skin — leading to redness and irritation.

Environmental factors

External stimuli like wind, humidity, temperature and pollution can also trigger sensitive skin flare-ups.

Substance irritation

Among the factors that normally result in an instant flare-up are irritation from a substance, such as a specific ingredient in a personal care product or cleaning agent. When it comes to substance irritation, the origins can be almost endless: what affects one person with sensitive skin may not affect another, and vice versa.

First of all, it can be extremely difficult to isolate exactly which ingredients cause a reaction given the fact that a generic moisturiser contains between 15-40 individual ingredients. But if you’ve been able to identify the ingredients which your skin reacts to, it’s important to avoid them — because you’ll most likely react to them in the future, as well.

What can Nøie do?

Among users who have reported being affected by sensitive skin, Nøie has been able to generate results for 95.0% of them after only 21 days, which is impressively high for moisturisers targeting people with sensitive skin. Furthermore, Nøie provides you with the unique feature of adjusting the consistency of your cream without changing the ingredient composition. This means that Nøie will have you covered during seasonal changes and you won’t have to switch between brand and product types. As a result, we’ll always protect you from potential flare-ups caused by skincare.

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