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Why so sensitive?

As skincare Experts with over 65 years’ experience in the professional beauty industry, we are always asked our advice, we love to share our knowledge and experience with you all.

Currently in the UK, approximately 60% of women consider themselves to have sensitive skin and most of us will have sensitive skin issues at some point in our lives. This could either be because of something that we have caused or due to environmental factors, lifestyle, climate or genetics.

A sensitive skin reacts more quickly or strongly than normal skin. It can cause discomfort and make the skin feel fragile, reactive, intolerant or irritable. The signs may include visible redness, flushing, prickling, overheating, tightness, redness, dry patches and small red spots. The dryer and more sensitive the skin is, the higher the alkalinity of the skin will be.

Unfortunately sensitive skin ages faster than other types and in turn, ageing skin becomes more sensitive, dry, fine and vulnerable.

What are the causes of a sensitive skin?

Skin sensitivity can be caused by external factors such as temperature, tobacco, pollution, aggressive products and food. As well as internal factors such as skin type, complexion, alcohol intake, cutaneous history (dermatitis, seborrhoea, sun burn etc), genetics, hormones and the natural ageing process. With today's lifestyle, it can even be caused by stress and emotion.

So as the largest organ in the body, it is important we really care for our skin and pay attention to changes in sensitivity. Going on that sun-filled holiday abroad is great fun but the sudden change in climate can be a shock for the skin, as can the sudden change in diet and often alcohol intake.

Soon-to-be Brides will often find that as the big day approaches and emotions run high, their skin can behave like a petulant child. This can make it feel sensitive and reactive and less tolerant of their regular creams, even if only temporarily.

A sensitive skin can be helped but it needs specific treatment, it can be easily strengthened with the correct treatment programme and homecare prescription.


The Age Defence Sensitive Skin Treatment is the perfect solution to combat sensitivity whilst being supremely rehydrating. The skin will be calmed, soothed, strengthened and more able to defend itself against premature ageing. 


The Step 3 Skin Defence – Sensitive Skin Cream & Sensitive Skin Rich Cream

The Sensitive Skin Cream has a light, gel-cream consistency and brings a soothing sensation to the skin’s surface whilst the key ingredients work into the deeper layers to heal, restore and strengthen. Anti-ageing properties leave the skin with a soft, supple, more youthful appearance.

The Sensitive Skin Rich Cream has a fondant texture and is more suitable for skin in greater need of nourishment. Key ingredients of Cucurbita Pepo and Maris Aqua reduce the 5 phenomena of skin sensitivity: pain, swelling, itching, redness and heat to leave your skin soothed and comforted and hydrated. A real treatment for sensitive, dry skin.

Don't just take our word for it...

‘I was first introduced to Katherine Daniels by a beauty salon. Because of my sensitive skin they used Katherine Daniels Sensitive Skin products during my treatment. Afterwards I was so pleased with how lovely my skin felt! The Sensitive Skin Cream was so light and fresh and non-greasy... It left my skin looking refreshed and feeling great! I now purchase it regularly, use it on a daily basis and would definitely recommend it to my friends and family.’

- Stacey Dillon