Sensitive Skin 101

Key essentials to consider that make a real difference

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Healthy Skin Begins With A Strong Skin Barrier

Your skin barrier is your skin's very own shield, powered by three essential lipids: ceramides, cholesterol and fatty acids. When it's in top form, it's like having a fortress protecting you from harmful irritants and allergens, and keeping your skin healthy with a plump, radiant glow.

Differences Between Sensitive Skin and Sensitised Skin

Sensitive Skin

✓ Skin type you're born with
✓ Naturally thin and delicate skin
✓ Often linked to eczema, psoriasis or rosacea
✓ Prone to allergies, asthma and blushing
✓ Easily reacts to internal and external triggers like stress and harsh weather conditions
✓ Needs ongoing care and attention

Sensitised Skin

✓ Temporary skin issue
✓ Caused by skin barrier damage
✓ Not linked to genetics
✓ Can affect any skin type
✓ Triggered by external irritants like harsh products, overwashing, etc.
✓ Usually goes away once the cause is removed

Ingredients Guide For Sensitive Skin

This guide is to help you navigate common cosmetics ingredients. Just keep in mind, everyone's skin is unique, so what works for others might not work for you. Before trying anything new, do read product labels carefully and perform a patch test first.

+ Allantoin
+ Astragalus Root Extract
+ Burdock Root Extract
+ Ceramides
+ Centella Asiatica
+ Chicory Root Extract
+ Chrysanthemum extract
+ Cnidium Monnieri Fruit Extract
+ Glycerin
+ Green Tea Leaf Extract
+ Jojoba Seed Oil
+ Peony Root Extract
+ Purslane Extract
+ Shea Butter
+ Snow Mushroom Extract
+ Sophora Flavescens Root Extract
+ Squalane
+ Sunflower Seed Oil

+ Benzalkonium chloride
+ Bronopol
+ Chlorphenesin
+ Diazolidinyl Urea
+ DMDM Hydantoin
+ Imidazolidinyl Urea
+ MDM Hydantoin
+ Methylchloroisothiazolinone (MCI)
+ Methylisothiazolinone (MIT/MI)
+ Phenoxyethanol
+ Quaternium 15
+ Sodium Hydroxymethylglycinate


+ Benzyl Alcohol
+ Denatured Alcohol
+ Ethanol
+ Isopropyl Alcohol
+ Pentylene Glycol
+ Propylene Glycol

Fragrance Compounds:

+ Amyl Cinnamal
+ Amylcinnamyl Alcohol
+ Anisyl Alcohol
+ Aroma
+ Balsam of Peru
+ Benzyl Alcohol
+ Benzyl Benzoate
+ Benzyl Cinnamate
+ Benzyl Salicylate
+ Camphor
+ Cinnamaldehyde
+ Cinnamyl Alcohol
+ Citral
+ Citronellol
+ Coumarin
+ Eugenol
+ Farnesol
+ Geraniol
+ Hexyl cinnamaladehyde
+ Hydroxycitronellal
+ Isoeugenol
+ Limonene
+ Linalool
+ Lyral
+ Menthol
+ Oakmoss Extract
+ Perfume / Parfum
+ Terpineol
+ Treemoss Extract
+ Vanillin

Essential Oils:

+ Bay Laurel Oil
+ Bergamot Peel Oil
+ Bitter Orange Flower/Peel Oil
+ Cassia Leaf Oil
+ Cedarwood Oil
+ Chamomile Oil
+ Cinnamon Bark Oil
+ Cinnamon Leaf Oil
+ Clove Leaf/Flower Oil
+ Eucalyptus Oil
+ Geranium Oil
+ Jasmine Oil
+ Lavandin Oil
+ Lavender Oil
+ Lemongrass Oil
+ Lemon Peel Oil
+ Narcissus Oil
+ Patchouli Oil
+ Peppermint Oil
+ Pine Needle Oil
+ Rose Oil
+ Sandalwood Oil
+ Spearmint Oil
+ Sweet Orange Peel Oil
+ Verbena Absolute
+ Virginian Cedarwood Oil
+ Ylang-Ylang Oil

+ Acrylates
+ Benzophenone-4
+ Cocamidopropyl Betaine (CAPB)
+ Coal-Tar
+ Dyes
+ Lanolin
+ Octinoxate
+ Oxybenzone
+ PABA (Para-Aminobenzoic Acid)
+ Paraphenylenediamine (PPD)
+ Propyl Gallate


Better Barrier, Healthier Skin

You deserve skincare that respects your skin barrier. That's why we care about what touches your skin and what doesn't. We consciously steer clear of common irritants and allergens that have no place on your skin, including fragrance, essential oils, drying alcohols, dyes and harsh preservatives.

Simply Better Barrier™ is formulated with the perfect blend of essential lipids to strengthen and restore your skin barrier. Plus, it's supercharged with 17 time-tested Asian botanicals and pre- and postbiotics to further protect and soothe any irritation. With fewer flare-ups, life becomes more about living fully, rather than worrying about your skin. Your skin is your sanctuary, and we're here to support it.

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One Step, Gentle Powerhouse Formula

Simply Better Barrier™ is your ultimate daily skincare companion, whether it's for barrier maintenance or when your skin needs some extra TLC. Count on it to combat dryness and irritation, aid healing for burns, cuts, grazes and beyond.

Daily Moisturiser & Makeup Base
Chemical Peel, Facial Aftercare
Microdermabrasion, Microneedling Aftercare
Laser Treatment Aftercare
Tattoo Aftercare
Lip Care
Hands & Cuticles Care
Tretinoin Retinisation Support

Fits Seamlessly Into Your Routine

Apply SBB™ Anywhere, Everywhere, For Quick Calm Relief

Dryness, Itching, Flakiness
Rosacea, Redness
Flare-Ups, Irritation
Eczema, Dermatitis

Real People, Real Results



I use it on my face both in the morning and in the evening with good results. However, it’s not only my favorite. My daughter has extremely delicate skin and she is prone to eczema, with the constant washing and sanitizing her hands were so irritated in winter that she would run away whenever I tried to moisturizer them because all products were burning and just adding to the discomfort. Thankfully I came up with the idea of trying using Simply Better Barrier and the soothing effect was instantaneous! She actually reached for it spontaneously and it only took a few days to go from a red inflamed mess to well moisturized hands. I will always have a stash of this great little gem in my house.

Elena S.

☑️ Verified Buyer

My daughter had been experiencing bad eczema since birth and have tried many brands of cream and moisturiser. But none of them really work. Finally found one that really work well on her! After a couple of weeks of applying cream from Kansoskin on her, I can see my daughter's condition start to show major improvement! Thank you founders of Kansoskin!

Wenjie A.

☑️ Verified Buyer

I love the properties of this as it can help with my eczema and also serve as a make up base. The cream is super lightweight and doesn't leave my skin feeling sticky. Love how it is fragrance free so i can use it on my child's dry skin too!

Rebecca S.

☑️ Verified Buyer

Loved this moisturiser upon first use! Don’t usually say this about other moisturisers as I’ve trialed and tested all on the market, this is a wonder. Leaves skin moisturised for hours, I use it overnight and slept with the AC on. Skin was still smooth and moisturised the next morning.


☑️ Verified Buyer

Love the cream texture as it is not oily and easily absorbed. The other day, I had some rashes on my body, and it was very itchy. I applied some of the cream on the rashes, and it was immediate relief on the itch.

Esther C.

☑️ Verified Buyer

The cream feels soft and gentle on the skin with immediate relief from the itching on my affected area(leg). The lotion is miosturizing to my skin and there is no greasy feeling. After a couple of days my legs were healed and soft with no itch. A recommended product. Thank you for providing a quality product that provides relief and healthy skin.

Valerie K.

☑️ Verified Buyer

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