If you suffer from sensitive skin, you’ll be familiar with symptoms of redness, itchiness, discomfort, and dryness. Sensitive skin is more prone to blemishes, as well as inflammatory skin conditions such as eczema or rosacea.
A probiotic face mask for sensitive skin provides an intensive treatment when your skin needs some extra TLC. Used once or twice weekly, it locks in moisture and helps sooth irritation.
What causes sensitive skin?
Sensitive skin can be genetic, but for most, it develops in response to external factors.
Chemical-laden beauty products
Overloading your skin with products is the number one cause of sensitivity. Common culprits include chemicals in synthetic skincare, over-zealous cleansing or exfoliation, or harsh acne treatments, all of which can strip the skin of essential moisture and nutrients.
Too much sun exposure can cause skin sensitivity, as can extreme cold or wind. You may find your skin becomes dry, itchy, flaky, or red after being exposed to the elements.
Some people are born with sensitive skin, inheriting it from their parents, making them more predisposed to skin conditions such as eczema or rosacea.
Good bacteria for healthy skin
A balanced microbiome improves skin sensitivity
The uncomfortable symptoms of sensitive skin can be soothed by balancing your microbiome – the trillions of good and bad bacteria that live on your skin.
Good bacteria vs bad bacteria
When bad bacteria outnumber good bacteria, the skin barrier is weakened – the outermost layer of skin that is key to maintaining your skin’s health. The barrier keeps good things in (such as vital moisture) and more importantly, keeps bad things out, such as pollutants that can disrupt your skin’s delicate balance. If the skin barrier is compromised, your skin is more vulnerable to damage, which shows up as inflammation – the cause of blemishes, redness, and other skin irritations.
Probiotic skincare for sensitive skin
Probiotic skincare helps to bring peace to sensitive skin by encouraging good bacteria, which balances the microbiome and nurtures a clear complexion.
Choose gentle, nourishing formulas with non-abrasive ingredients that don’t strip the skin of its beneficial oils. Natural skincare is a good choice because it contains clean ingredients from nature to soothe and replenish the skin.
A probiotic face mask for sensitive skin provides soothing respite from symptoms, with a concentrated dose of active ingredients to calm inflammation and reveal healthy, clear skin.
The best face mask for sensitive skin
Flora Probiotic Skin-Rescue Hyaluronic Mask
Flora Probiotic Skin-Rescue Hyaluronic Mask is a probiotic face mask for sensitive skin to restore calm to skin that is stressed or inflamed. Flora is certified vegan and is dermatologically tested for sensitive skin*.
After four weeks’ use, 73% said Flora visibly reduced the appearance of imperfections, redness & inflammation**.
Flora is our first product to feature a powerful probiotic that has been formulated for sensitive skin, Kalibiome Sensitive. The probiotic has been clinically shown† to soothe sensitive skin, reduce skin redness, and increase hydration levels.
The face mask for sensitive skin also contains plant hyaluronic acid to boost hydration – a must-have for sensitive skin because a compromised skin barrier is less able to retain moisture, exacerbating symptoms such as dryness and itchiness. Flora also features New Zealand natives harakeke flax and mamaku black fern, which freshen the complexion.
The face mask has a cooling formula to provide instant relief, while the active ingredients get to work balancing the skin’s ecosystem, to improve the appearance of blemishes and calm inflammatory skin conditions.
Use the hydrating face mask for sensitive skin twice weekly, or whenever your skin needs relief. Smooth a generous layer over your face and neck, leave on for 15 minutes, then rinse with warm water and a soft face cloth.
*Independent laboratory study: 59 men & women with sensitive skin (New York, 2021)
**In-vivo trial results from 45 participants after 4 weeks of use. % of participants who agree with the statement.
†Kalibiome Sensitive probiotics/postbiotics 600: clinically shown to reduce redness and water loss, and increase hydration