The 20 Best New Skin-Care Products for Sensitive Skin and Eyes

These awesome products are super gentle, promise.

We know how difficult it can be to find the right skin-care essentials when you have specific health conditions, like rosacea, psoriasis, and eczema, dry eye, or just all-around sensitive skin and eyes. In fact, it can be downright terrifying to try out new products when it seems like your skin reacts to every little thing—which is why we took care of the hard part for you. Our collection of sensitive skin testers—many of whom deal with skin irritation and diagnosed skin conditions on a regular basis—used some of the newest items from brands like Avene, Paula’s Choice, and more, to find out once and for all what really works for their sensitive skin type.

According to our panel of experts (which included dermatologists and an ophthalmologist), people with sensitive skin should seek out products that are both hypoallergenic and non-comedogenic (meaning they won’t clog your pores), and that contain active ingredients like ceramides, hyaluronic acid, and niacinamide. They also advised avoiding ingredients like phthalates, fragrances, and alcohol, which may cause irritation, or even a bad skin reaction (*shudders*). We also talked to an ophthalmologist about what you should look for in eye products if you have sensitive eyes, and incorporated that intel into some of these product categories, as well. In the end, each of our winning products received gold stars from our highly selective testers for being both effective and gentle. Here, check out the 2019 Healthy Beauty Awards skin-care picks for sensitive skin and eyes that your face, eyes, and body will thank you for. And if you want to learn more about skin-care for sensitive skin, read our brand new comprehensive guide to skin care here.

Best Night Cream for Sensitive Skin: NEOVA Ultimate Redness Relief Sensitive Relief and Redness

Formulated to calm rosacea, this creamy moisturizer is super hydrating and, according to a few reviewers, almost instantly reduces redness—and it doesn't feel heavy, either. See the full ingredients list here.

Bonus Points, Per the Experts: This product contains sodium hyaluronate (the sodium salt of hyaluronic acid), plus ceramides, glycerin, cholesterol, and squalane—all of which our derms included in their lists of ingredients to look for.

One Tester Said: “I've never heard of this stuff but I really liked it! It was a non scented thick but spreadable cream that absorbed quickly. I did notice that within a few minutes my red nose had dissipated somewhat. A few days later and this is one that I keep coming back to because it really feels nourishing and calming. I can also SEE the redness going away! It's really perfect for nighttime use for me!"

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