Products/Ingredients to Avoid for Sensitive Skin

I was doing some online shopping at and was looking at the different masks they had and came across a pumpkin honey glycolic mask.  I
always read reviews for anything I buy online, especially skin care.  In reading the reviews a lot of people with sensitive skin didn’t like the product.
One customer mentioned that she thought it would work well for her because pumpkin is soothing.  That is NOT true at all.  Honey is soothing but pumpkin is not good for sensitive skin.  It’s very vitamin rich and works well for breakouts but can be very irritating for anyone with dry or sensitive skin and cause itching & dryness. Reading those reviews is what prompted this post.
If you have sensitive skin, stay away from these ingredients/products:
  • Pumpkin  (natural exfoliator)
  •  any abrasive exfoliator
  • Alcohol
  • Fragrance
  • sulfates
  • dyes
  • Algae Extract
  • Hydroquinone (skin lightener, used to get rid of hyperpigmentation)
  • All of these products can cause inflammation and irritation.


Sensitive skin is very temperamental and it can be a little alarming to try new products because you don’t know how your skin will react.  I always suggest trying out new products on a small area on your neck or arm first to see if there’s any sort of reaction or irritation.
Anything that comes in contact with your face should be analyzed before you use it.  That includes your laundry detergent, soap, makeup, and obviously your skin care.  Make sure you read labels with everything; it’s just like reading nutrition labels when you buy food.
If ever in doubt or if reading labels is overwhelming for you, google the main ingredient or the “selling point” ingredient.  For the mask I bought pumpkin and honey were the two ingredients advertised the most on the box.  In that case look up pumpkin and honey to see how it impacts skin care.  Before I buy anything I research the ingredients.  I’ll be in Ulta watching a Youtube review or researching ingredients before I make the purchase.
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