Holiday Gift Guide: Best Skin Care Lines for Sensitive Skin

by Sabrina Skiles Patient Advocate

Whether you have sensitive skin or know someone who does, finding the right skin care line can be like finding a needle in a haystack. Is it paraben- and sulfate-free? Will the fragrance irritate my skin? Is it too messy? To help you out, here is my round-up of the best skin care lines for sensitive skin.

Wahing face

Shiseido Ibuki

Those with sensitive skin will love the Japanese skin-care line Shiseido Ibuki. It helps keep skin hydrated through the winter months and beyond. It is an extra gentle line that removes impurities without stripping away moisture.



When you have sensitive skin — especially psoriasis or eczema — you want to avoid the common chemical irritants found in most skin care products. That’s why Vanicream is another great gift option. It is free of dyes, masking fragrance, parabens, lanolin, and formaldehyde. Choose from a cleansing bar, gentle facial cleanser, Lite Lotion, moisturizing skin cream, SPF lotion, and more.

Christmas gift oil

Young Living Body Care Line

Essential oils have been said to have an aroma therapeutic power. Who doesn’t want that? Give the gift of items from the Young Living body Care Line, which are: “Free from harmful chemicals found in many mainstream skin products.” Young Living’s products contain all-natural ingredients infused with essential oils.”


Fresh Farmacy facial cleanser

The chamomile extract, rose, and lavender in the Fresh Farmacy facial cleanser is the perfect gift for someone with dry or sensitive skin. This cleanser is gentle in restoring balance, calming troubled skin, and helping to soothe dry patches.


Rodan + Fields Soothe Sensitive Skin Treatment

The Rodan + Fields Soothe Sensitive Skin Treatment is a personal favorite. Having psoriasis, I want a line that does it all — cream, lotion, face wash, and sunscreen — because I don’t have to worry about mixing different creams or lotions. I love the ingredients: “a powerful combination of skin-soothing peptides that calm dry skin and reduce visible signs of redness.”

Christmas skin care

Full of Grace facial serum

When I look for a skin care line, I look for words like hydrating, antioxidants, soothing, moisture, and glow. That’s why I was excited when a friend suggested Full of Grace facial serum. This is a mainstay in my house and makes the perfect holiday gift for someone with delicate skin.

Rose water

Eau Roma Water

The rose water in Eau Roma Water by Lush “cools irritations and keeps redness at bay while lavender helps to balance out the skin’s oil.” Let this toner, which only has two active ingredients, be a mainstay in their skincare regime.

Lip therapy

Burt’s Bees for Sensitive Skin

Moisturization with Rice Extract + Jojoba Esters emollients to soften the skin + fragrance free = the perfect combination in this Burt’s Bees for Sensitive Skin.


Simple skin care Oil Balancing Cleansing Wipes

Looking for the perfect gift for the jetsetter in your life? These Simple skin care Balancing Cleansing Wipes made with the purest possible ingredients and multivitamins are just what the doctor ordered! Bonus points for no dyes, artificial perfumes, or harsh chemicals. Make it a set with the foaming cleanser and moisturizer with SPF.

Mud mask on face

Drunk Elephant JuJuBar

What I love most about the Drunk Elephant JuJuBar is its “unique formulation of thermal mud and bamboo powder designed to calm and feed the skin while promoting moisture retention.” Paired with the Virgin Marula Luxury Facial Oil, this is one set that will stay in any beauty regime for a long time!

Sabrina Skiles
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Sabrina Skiles

Sabrina Skiles is a lifestyle and psoriasis blogger, who was also diagnosed with breast cancer just two days after her 35th birthday. She created her blog, Homegrown Houston as a lifestyle resource for millennial women and those living with chronic conditions. She shares daily inspiration from health and wellness, motherhood and marriage to managing a chronic disease while living a stylish life. Sabrina is also a volunteer mentor, coach and social ambassador for the National Psoriasis Foundation. You can find her sharing #chemolife and psoriasis tips while living a stylish life on Instagram @sabrinaskiles.