Sensitive Skin Lotion

sku # 1112-11


Perfect your cleanse, plus control and soothe your skin's sensitivity.

Primary Benefits:

Complete the cleanse, remove irritating tap water impurities, calm skin, control redness and irritation, and strengthen capillaries with this soothing, alcohol-free toner.

Who Needs It:

For sensitive, hypersensitive or allergy-prone skin that gets red and easily irritated. Great as a healing after-shave mist or for those who need extra hydration during the day.

Product Overview

Decongest for a perfect cleansing! Pevonia's Sensitive Skin Lotion controls sensitivity and helps soothe your skin's irritation. Containing natural plant extracts including Calendula and Aloe, this alcohol-free lotion calms and moisturizes. Your entire face resurfaces decongested, soothed, and vibrantly refreshed.

About Sensitive Skin
By Kendall Weatherman, Licensed Esthetician

Sensitive skin is skin that is over reacts when exposed to certain stimuli. While many people claim they have sensitive skin, there is much more to sensitive skin than people understand. With sensitive skin, there are actual structural changes that occur within the skin layers along with the hyper-reactive responses.

Sensitive skin affects 50% of people according to Albert Kligman, the dermatologist who coined the term. Some believe that people are born with sensitive skin while others believe sensitive skin is made due to external forces. Regardless, sensitive skin may coexist with all skin types and anyone can have it. However, adult women who sunburn easily and freckled as children are most affected.

Sensitive skin has a number of symptoms. Sensitive skin may be pink or red and this will vary from time to time. The scientific name for this is erythema. There are cumulative symptoms of irritation that create a feeling of discomfort for those who have sensitive skin. Sensitive skin can burn, sting, and feel itchy, tight, dry and warm. Additional symptoms that can manifest in sensitive skin include color and blood flow changes, a thickening, flaky texture, rashes, pimples and dryness.

Sensitive skin has several causes and triggers. While normal skin protects us from the environment via a healthy, intact, hydrated barrier sensitive skin involves an inflammation cascade that causes thinning of the protective barrier, epithelial tissue and dermis (outermost and deeper layers of the skin). This defective barrier function leaves the skin vulnerable to the environment and leaves the nerve endings unprotected or exposed. This causes a heightened neurosensory input that causes skin to be reactive and causes a cumulative effect.

This leads to slowdown of oil and sweat production in the epidermis (outer layer of the skin). The changes in layering make sensitive skin more porous and prone to easier dehydration and significant increase in transepidermal water loss. Weakening of the inter-cellular lipids bond and capillary walls and a less efficient lymphatic system all contribute to sensitive skin.

Extreme temperatures such as cold dry or windy weather can trigger sensitive skin.

Using products that have too many ingredients or harsh, active ingredients will also trigger sensitive skin. Artificial fragrances or detergents can weaken the skin’s barrier and cause it to be more sensitive.

Sensitive skin types must avoid irritating agents, harsh ingredients or chemicals in cosmetic products. Read labels and refrain from products with sodium laurel sulfate, propylene glycol, PABA, artificial dyes and fragrances and synthetic chemicals. Excessive skin manipulation or abrasive treatments like lasers or harsh chemical peels can also aggravate sensitive skin.

To control sensitive skin it is imperative to use an alcohol-free toner, known as lotions with Pevonia. Toners help remove hard water deposits that contain impurities and chemicals like chlorine that can irritate sensitive skin. Also, toners complete the cleanse, prepare the skin for the next step in your regimen, and hydrate the skin. Choose one with calming ingredients like azulene, chamomile, calendula, aloe and horse chestnut, which will control sensitive and
Water (Aqua), Glycerin, Anthemis Nobilis Flower Extract, Calendula Officinalis Flower Extract, Aesculus Hippocastanum (Horse Chestnut) Seed Extract, Panthenol, Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Extract, Sodium PCA, Polysorbate 20, Azulene, Potassium Sorbate, Phenoxyethanol, Caprylyl Glycol, Ethylhexylglycerin, Hexylene Glycol, Rosa Gallica Flower Oil.
Morning and evening, after cleansing, wipe your face and neck with a cotton pad moist with the Sensitive Skin Lotion or use anytime for its cooling and soothing benefits.