Generally, sensitive skin is characterised by allergy-prone or irritation-prone skin that can experience symptoms including itching, dryness, redness or scaling, mostly from external factors. Sensitive skin can appear in dry skin and oily types which can make it tricky when choosing skincare products. Handy hint: lookout for products that are fragrance-free, paraben-free and free of harsh alcohols such as denatured alcohol, ethanol and isopropyl alcohol.


There are many different causes of sensitive skin, from both external and internal origins. Harsh or irritable products, weather, skin conditions such as eczema-prone or psoriasis-prone skin can worsen the signs of sensitive skin. Everyday activities such as showering, contact with fragrances in perfumes or cosmetics, even a stressful day at work, can be the tip on the iceberg, irritating sensitive skin.


Sensitive skin can be caused by damage to the skin barrier resulting in a decreased protection against external factors. It is important to protect and support the skin’s natural protective barrier, it is recommended to incorporate skincare for sensitive skin that includes Peptides, Manuka Honey and Glycerin as key ingredients that will help strength the skin barrier for healthy buzz-worthy skin.

Fragrance-Free products, a must

Products that include fragrances, can cause irritation to the skin, leading to sensitivity and other skin concerns. It is important to look for products that include ‘fragrance-free’ call-outs. PollenNation is formulated for sensitive skin and without fragrances to help avoid skin irritation. The Pollen Plumper makes the perfect moisturiser for sensitive skin as not only is it fragrance-free, it also includes peptides and manuka honey.

Hydration station, the skin needs this.

Dryness is one of the most common causes of sensitive skin, it happens when the skin has lots too much oil or water. If you have dry skin, it can show in signs of redness or itchiness. The best way to prevent this from happening is.. add hydration. A suitable moisturiser for sensitive skin will include hyaluronic acid, such as the Pollen Plumper , to maintain moisture levels for plump skin.