A number of night creams I’ve tried have an uncomfortable “tingle” to them. I know that tingle must mean the cream is working, but I like to feel comfortable when I’m winding down for bed. Can you recommend an anti-aging night cream that is also soothing for my sensitive skin?
Dr. Linda Miles L. Ac., D.O.M. responds:
This question is coming up more frequently as it seems people are struggling with efforts to keep their sensitive, easily irritated or inflamed skin youthful. The best thing you can do is look for products that contain gentle yet effective natural ingredients that deliver antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties to help fight the signs of aging while calming and nourishing sensitive skin.
derma e ® formulates an entire line of Soothing products (previously known as Anti-Aging Pycnogenol ®) to help diminish the look of fine lines and wrinkles while soothing sensitive skin, even rosacea. Anti-aging antioxidant Pycnogenol ® is the star ingredient in this line because it is capable of providing various benefits to the skin. As a powerful antioxidant, it is 50 times more powerful than vitamin E in neutralizing free radicals, and therefore it helps fight and reduce the signs of aging. Pycnogenol ® also provides soothing properties and circulatory support to calm skin, stabilize the capillary system and increase the skin’s resistance to irritation.
If your skin is normal to dry, I recommend using the Soothing Moisturizing CrÃ¨me. Day or night, this fragrance free, silky and nourishing crÃ¨me helps fight and reduce age damage, and support collagen and elastin health for a more youthful complexion. Along with anti-aging Pycnogenol ®, it also contains Vitamins A, C and E, making this a synergistic yet soothing formula that promotes a vibrant, healthier complexion.
If your skin is more normal to oily, try derma e ®‘s Soothing Oil-Free Moisturizer. This oil-free and fragrance free gel may also be used day or night and offers the same anti-aging and soothing benefits as the crÃ¨me. While this is an excellent product to use alone, it may also be layered underneath a favorite derma e ® moisturizer to provide an extra anti-aging and soothing nutrient boost.
Just because you have sensitive skin that does not mean you are limited when it comes to effective anti-aging products. Look for soothing antioxidant Pycnogenol ® to help you achieve healthy, younger-looking skin.
Dr. Linda Miles L. Ac., D.O.M., is Vice President of derma e ® Natural Bodycare. Read beauty q & a with derma e for great tips on natural beauty and skincare.