Few faces neatly fit into a single skin-type category. Most of us are proud owners of skin with many personalities. It’s dry here, oily there, with a bit of acne, a smattering of hyperpigmentation, with an overarching theme of dullness or enlarged pores… And the marketplace is flush with products promising to correct one or more of those problems.
Serious Help for Sensitive Skin
But the irony of problematic skin is that it’s often too sensitive, too reactive, and too pissed off to handle the heavy-duty products supposedly formulated to help it. Sensitivity ensures that whatever other skin concerns you’d like to address, you’re hard-pressed to find a product which won’t create further irritation.
Here are some signs that your skin is sensitive:
- Alternating from hot to cold (or cold to hot) environments aggravate your skin.
- Your blemishes are bright red. Hey there, Rudolph.
- You’ve switched to natural laundry detergent and replaced your old fabric softener with wool dryer balls because the old stuff was making you itch.
- Your skin reacts unfavorably to jewelry made with cheap metal.
- You’ve learned long ago to be cautious with any facial products containing essential oils or unspecified “perfumes” because your skin might freak out.
- You’re overjoyed when you find a skin care product that doesn’t induce redness, itchiness, flakiness or a burning sensation.
Everyone’s skin needs are unique. But Arcona’s Gentle Solution is an excellent way to improve the look of sensitive, problematic skin. It’s a hard-working product that provides real results without creating more problems.
What it Does
The Gentle Solution is formulated for dry, normal, and sensitive skin. It gently repairs sun damage and improves skin texture, helping skin to appear smooth and clear. It’s a step up from products that are so gentle they don’t offer visible improvement. But it’s a welcome step away from harsh or toxic heavy-duty products.
Inside the Ingredients
Ingredients: distilled water, witch hazel extract, hydrolyzed soy extract (non-GMO), glycerin, glycolic acid polymer, lactic acid polymer, carrageenan, apricot kernel oil, glycogen, beta-fructan, glucosamine HCI, chlorophyll, guava extract, grapefruit seed extract.
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How to Use
The Gentle Solution is applied at night, ideally without anything on top of it. If you’re used to slathering on rich night creams, this might feel strange. But the adjustment is well worth it. The Gentle Solution works especially well when partnered with an Arcona Grommage, a gentle cleansing exfoliant to be used the morning after using the Gentle Solution.
Where to Purchase
The Arcona Gentle Solution is $50 for a 1.17 oz pump bottle.
This product is part of my popular guide to natural skin care, 97 Remarkable Natural Skincare Products.*This post is not sponsored. All opinions are my own. **Products get makeovers too. Be sure to check if this product has been recently re-formulated before using it yourself.