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7 of the best natural ingredients for sensitive skin

Green People has been caring for sensitive skin since 1997 and was founded with a strong sense purpose – to make skin care comfortable and enjoyable for all skin types. In this post, we introduce you to some of our favourite natural ingredients for calming sensitive skin.

By Hannah Mepham

4 Minute read

Green People has been caring for sensitive skin since 1997 and was founded with a strong sense purpose – to make skin care comfortable and enjoyable for all skin types.

Our Sensitive skin care collection of scent-free products uses plant actives with soothing, reparative properties to leave sensitive skin feeling soothed and balanced.

In this post, we introduce you to some of our favourite natural ingredients for calming sensitive skin.

You can find these actives in our scent-free skin care, body care and hair care products - all free from harsh ingredients and especially formulated to soothe and nurture sensitive skin. 

1. Aloe Vera

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A flowering succulent with a history of its valuable properties dating back to the ancient Egyptians, Green People uses organic Aloe Vera that’s filleted, juiced and freeze-dried within two hours of harvest for the most effective and long-lasting ingredient.

Once rehydrated, Aloe Vera adds a soothing and hydrating quality to cleansers and moisturisers that’s out of this world.

Used as a base for most of Green People’s products, Aloe Vera’s nourishing superpower is also suitable for the most sensitive skin types. 

2. Calendula Extract


A skin-soothing boost for babies and adults alike, Calendula extract offers a unique blend of antioxidants that are ideal to protect and calm irritated or inflamed skin.

Used in selected baby lotions, cleansers and shower gels for its natural healing flower power, Calendula is a firm favourite when it comes to sensitive skincare ingredients. 

3. Chamomile Extract


Recognised for its anti-inflammatory properties and comforting scent, Chamomile has proved to be a wonder in skin care for sensitive skins.

Gentle enough to be used every day as part of your sensitive skin care routine, Chamomile extract is used in Green People’s Scent Free Calming Serum and Hydrating After Sun to shield and soothe inflamed skin. 

4. Marshmallow Extract


With more anti-inflammatory properties found in the Marshmallow root than its flowers, Green People swears by Marshmallow extract for its rich repairing, nourishing and soothing properties.

As kind to sensitive scalps as it is an effective detangler and defrizzer for your locks, you can find Marshmallow Extract in the Moisturising Conditioner.

You can also find it in Hydrating Firming Serum which provides maximum moisture day and night.  

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5. Shea Butter

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Sourced from the nuts of the karité tree, Shea Butter is a wonderful moisturiser for all ages and all skin types.

Helping to repair flaky skin conditions such as cradle cap and reduce wrinkles in a gentle and hydrating way, Shea Butter soothes sensitive and irritated skin and even offers gentle UV-protection.

A staple ingredient for the Green People skin care collection, Shea Butter is absorbed quickly and easily by the skin. It provides a protective layer and can be a great barrier cream for relieving eczema. 

6. Squalane

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Derived from olives, Squalane is the ultimate natural moisturising agent. An antibacterial oil with a non-greasy finish that absorbs slowly, it will rejuvenate tired and sensitive skins without causing congestion or irritation.

An effective barrier between your skin and harmful pollutants or dry weather conditions, you’ll likely feel longer-lasting benefits of Scent Free 24-Hour Cream and Scent Free Eye Cream thanks to Squalane. 

7. Beeswax

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Bee-autifully blended plant wax, pollen and bee secretion, Beeswax is the perfect organic base for natural make-up, hand creams and soothing balms.

Not only does Beeswax make all those nasty chemicals unnecessary but it’s also extra hydrating while allowing the skin to breathe.

This means it’s ideal for sensitive skin types whose skin conditions are exacerbated by clogged pores and moisture-sapping products or conditions.  

Make-up for sensitive skin


Do you suffer from sensitive skin? Let us help you find the best natural products for you. Simply call our customer care team on 01403 740350 for personal skin care advice or chat to us on social @GreenPeopleUK.

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