If you've been "blessed" with sensitive skin, you know how hard it can be to find makeup that doesn't cause utter mayhem in your complexion. Luckily, there's a growing cadre of beauty brands out there that have got your back; beauty brands free of all the things that usually trigger breakouts, like harsh chemicals, over-the-top fragrances and the like. So, if you've got sensitive skin but still want to explore your makeup options, read on: These five brands were created with sensitive skin like yours in mind.
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Did you know that Physicians Formula is over 80 years old? It was founded back in 1937 by Dr. Frank Carroll, who was inspired to create the line by his wife, who suffered from lupus (which can cause extra sensitivity in the skin). To this day, its products are hypoallergenic, non-comedogenic and dermatologist approved — and on top of that, they're cruelty-free (and often vegan). Suffice it to say, the brand is quite the boon for those of us with sensitive skin. If you're interested in trying the brand, you may want to start with the cult favorite Physicians Formula Murumuru Butter Butter Bronzer, $14.99.
Founded in 1931 by Alfred Woititz and Dr. Marion Sulzberger, this brand prides itself on producing cruelty-free, mineral-based products. Interestingly, Almay was actually the first hypoallergenic cosmetics brand, as well the first brand to make 100-percent fragrance-free products. Today, the brand is still going strong with tons of exciting makeup products, like the Almay Palette Pops Eyeshadow, $14.99
Though it first started out as a candle-making company, Burt's Bees is now best known as a lip balm juggernaut (with a growing beauty empire). Described as an "earth-friendly, natural personal care company," its products are typically made from natural ingredients, which are manufactured with minimal processing to maintain their purity. Of course, you're going to want to try the iconic Burt's Bees Beeswax Lip Balm, $3.29, and the brand's (relatively) new makeup line has a lot of great finds as well.
Founded by former biochemist Virginia Easterling, Real Purity is committed to replacing toxic chemicals in makeup products by making all-natural and cruelty-free makeup and skin care products. Its products are made up of quality botanicals and other plant-based ingredients, and are free of parabens, sulfates and other toxic chemicals. The company is particularly well-known for their foundation products, like the Real Purity Health Glow Cream Foundation, $30.99.