Struggling With Red, Sensitive Skin? Try Incorporating These 6 Ingredients in Your Moisturizer & Sunscreen

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Senté uses the best sunscreen ingredients for sensitive skin so you can reduce the appearance of redness without uncomfortable side effects. Additionally, we use powerful yet gentle moisturizer ingredients for sensitive skin, so you can enjoy deep hydration and an even-looking skin tone. We take a multifaceted approach to sensitive skin, using a wide range of ingredients that are backed by scientific research, clinical studies, and hundreds of dermatologists and physicians.

While everyone’s skin is different, there are certain ingredients that are shown to be effective without triggering inflammation. In fact, many of the ingredients we use directly combat the root causes of inflammation and the dark spots that come with it.

Here are 6 of the best sunscreen ingredients and moisturizer ingredients for sensitive skin that you should look for as you build your daily skincare regimen.

The Best Moisturizer Ingredients


Ceramides are one of the best ingredients for moisturizers. Ceramides are lipids and fatty acids that help build a healthy skin barrier to protect from environmental damage. In addition, ceramides boost the skin’s moisture content and relieve visible dryness to help achieve a hydrated, even-looking skin tone.


Niacinamide is one of the best moisturizer ingredients for sensitive skin because it’s clinically shown to even out complexions and hydrate the skin. It’s a water-soluble form of vitamin B3 that helps skin to produce ceramides and keratin that help the outermost layer of skin to keep environmental stressors out and lock moisture in.

Vitamin E

While considering the best moisturizer ingredients for sensitive skin, you may also want to look into incorporating vitamin E into your skincare routine, especially during the winter. Vitamin E is in Senté moisturizers to help combat the appearance of redness and dryness and even out skin tone.

A powerful antioxidant and anti-inflammatory, vitamin E can also soothe your skin. Many factors ranging from smoking to sun exposure produce free radicals that damage skin cells. This damage triggers chronic inflammation, leading to many symptoms, such as skin redness. Senté Dermal Repair Cream r uses Vitamin E to help neutralize free radicals to minimize inflammation and give you a more even-looking skin tone.

Heparan Sulfate Analog (HSA)

Heparan Sulfate Analog (HSA) is a revolutionary, patented technology that’s exclusive to Senté. Heparan Sulfate (HS) is one of the skin’s most crucial hydrators that occurs naturally in the skin. HS helps to rebuild skin and support deep hydration by controlling inflammation that harms elastin and collagen. As we age, HS levels decrease significantly, impairing the skin’s ability to renew itself from within.

Incorporating HS in its natural form into skincare products is impossible because of its molecular weight and negative charge. Senté modified the molecule so it can be absorbed topically into the skin. HSA is one of the best ingredients for sensitive skin, as well as one of the best sunscreen ingredients for a number of reasons.

HSA is clinically shown to:

  • Help decrease visible redness
  • Deliver deep hydration
  • Target the underlying cause of inflammation
  • Strengthen barrier function
  • Boost the skin’s immune response
  • Decrease the appearance of uneven skin tone

The Best Sunscreen Ingredients

Zinc Oxide

Zinc Oxide is a mineral used in Senté sunscreen. It acts as a barrier between your skin and harmful ultraviolet and visible blue light. In addition to titanium oxide, these are the best sunscreen ingredients for sensitive skin, because they provide outstanding UVA/UVB protection without using chemicals.

Chemical sunscreens contain oxybenzone, homosalate, avobenzone, octocrylene, and many other chemicals that are absorbed into the skin. When the sun penetrates your skin, a chemical reaction occurs, converting the ultraviolet light into heat that dissipates. While using chemical sunscreen is certainly better than not using any sunscreen at all, many people have adverse reactions to the chemicals, especially those with sensitive skin.

In contrast, physical sunscreens are suitable for all skin types, including rosacea-prone and acne-prone skin.

Iron Oxide

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Iron Oxide is another one of the best sunscreen ingredients for sensitive skin because it shields your skin from visible blue light. While most people are aware of the damage caused by the sun’s ultraviolet light, many don’t realize that it’s also important to protect your skin from visible blue light from the screens of electronic devices and some types of indoor lighting, as well as external stressors, such as airborne pollutants and free radicals.

Shop Medical-Grade Skincare Products

These are six of the best sunscreen ingredients and moisturizer ingredients for sensitive skin, but they’re just the start. If you’re not sure which ingredients are right for you, take our Skincare Quiz to build a personalized regimen.

All Senté skincare products are clean, medical-grade, hypoallergenic, paraben-free, gluten-free, cruelty-free, and non-comedogenic—perfect for those with sensitive and redness-prone skin. Place your order today, and see what a difference using the right ingredients can make.