November 26, 2015

If you’ve got sensitive skin, it probably manifests in the form of annoying skin grievances like redness, itchiness, and a whole lot of flaking. Makeup never seems to be able to go on smoothly, skin always feels tight and uncomfortable, and using any product not suited for sensitive skin has the potential to wreak havoc on the complexion.

We know it’s not easy living with sensitive skin, so we’re always on the lookout for reliable brands that are made to be extra gentle without sacrificing on effectiveness, so sensitive skin can have its needs met, too. Japanese brand Curél is definitely one of them, with a whole range of skincare made to soothe dry, sensitive skin.

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The way Curél works is by ceramide care – boosting the skin’s level of ceramide, which is a naturally-occurring moisturising ingredient that is found in between skin cells. Curél has found that sensitive skin is usually lacking in ceramide, which causes the skin cell barrier to weaken and be less able to retain moisture. The skin also becomes more susceptible to external aggressors as a result. Ceramide care then works to protect existing ceramide in the skin (preventing more of it from being lost), boost the ceramide function from the outside, as well as ramp up ceramide production from the inside.

Curél has also found that the leaves of the eucalyptus plant has the ability to increase the skin’s ceramide production, hence the inclusion of eucalyptus leaf extract in all of the brand’s skincare products. Guess these leaves are not just good for feeding koalas, then.

In the November edition of the NYLON Singapore x Vanity Trove Beauty Box, we’ve included 3 Curél moisturising products to start you off on your sensitive skin regime. There’s the Moisture Lotion II, Moisture Face Milk and Intensive Moisture Cream; start off with the lotion and follow up with the face milk, which is able to penetrate deeper into the stratum corneum. For extra dry areas of the skin, turn to the richer consistency of the cream.


Main image: Curél Facebook page. Try out the Curél Moisture Lotion II, Moisture Face Milk and Intensive Moisture Cream in the November edition of our NYLON Singapore x Vanity Trove Beauty Box. $38, available here.