Buying Make-up on Sensitive Skin may mean searching through a minefield with options that may trigger allergic reactions or eczema. With this in mind, we have conducted our test procedure for this year's Healthy Beauty Awards for make-up products for people with sensitive skin and sensitive eyes with greater care (and asked a number of people with sensitive skin to do so) with to test everything.)
For reactive skin types, our dermatologists and ophthalmologists recommend looking for makeup products that are non-comedogenic (ie, do not clog your pores) and that are free of parabens and fragrances. (Short note that the science behind parabens is a bit more sophisticated than just "avoiding at all cost, no matter what." If you want to know more, read what we know about the ingredient .) The ophthalmologist consulted by us also suggested that waterproof formulations ̵
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