When you have eczema, it’s no secret that the products you use on your skin can make a big difference. Some ingredients and products may irritate and trigger your skin condition, while other products can soothe and help.
Using that knowledge, our team did some research and came up with a list of makeup products with features that are better for eczema-prone, sensitive or otherwise problematic skin. Keep reading for our list and why each one made the cut.
What Ingredients Should You Look For?
Rather than search for products labeled hypoallergenic, which may seem safe but is an unregulated term, it’s best to read the ingredients label. One of the most important factors is the ingredients to avoid. A dermatologist-based article notes that ingredients capable of triggering a flare-up include artificial fragrance and potentially irritating preservatives such as parabens, formaldehyde and phenoxyethanol.
Seek out beauty products that are best for sensitive skin prone to irritation and itchiness. In general, this list can include:
- Natural, plant-based ingredients
- Mineral makeup
- Skin-benefitting and moisturizing ingredients such as vitamin E and other natural oils
This is our choice for a moisturizer you can use daily that’s ideal for those with sensitive skin types, working especially well on dry skin. It gives soothing moisture while having a lightweight feel, and you get the bonuses of a tint to improve your skin tone and SPF 30 to protect your skin.
CC cream could help you moisturize while balancing out the look of redness and other discoloration on eczema- or acne-prone skin. This CC cream made our list because it’s created by a company that provides dermatologist-developed and clinically tested products and it gives high skin protection with SPF 50+.
This is a mineral makeup with a simple ingredients list, making it a good choice for skin prone to irritation. This primer powder works to absorb oil if you have combination skin, and it works as a natural primer to hold your makeup look longer.
This is a concealer that avoids the use of ingredients like parabens and sulfates, which makes it a top choice for sensitive skin. It has ingredients to cover and improve skin concerns like blemishes and discoloration and can be used on different skin types including dry.
This is a moisturizing lipstick/lip gloss product, which is why we picked it for dry and sensitive skin types. On top of that, it offers some mineral ingredients and is free of parabens. The lipstick end is also fragrance-free.
If you’re experiencing dry skin in your eye area, you might like this cream shadow. Instead of caking or further drying the skin, it offers a smooth application and moisturizing through natural plant-based oil ingredients.
Mascara is often irritating to the eye skin of people prone to eczema or other skin concerns. But we put this one on our list because it has a plant-based formula. It’s also moisturizing through its natural wax and oil ingredients, and it doesn’t contain some of the ones to avoid like parabens.
We like this concealer because it contains natural, plant-based oil and mushroom extract to moisturize the skin, and it can be used on different skin types including dry. It also skips many potentially irritating ingredients such as parabens and formaldehyde.
Feel Empowered When Choosing Your Next Beauty Products!
Hopefully you now have a better idea of the types of makeup products and ingredients to look for to better take care of your irritation-prone skin. We hope this knowledge helps you feel empowered the next time you shop for makeup so you can more effectively manage your skin condition rather than triggering or irritating it. If you have recommendations of your own based on your personal experience with sensitive skin, we (and your fellow readers) would love to hear from you in the comments below!