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What to Look for in a Sensitive Skin Body Lotion

If you have sensitive skin, it’s likely a struggle to find products that won’t provoke it. While it’s important to seek professional help to discover the root of your sensitivities and rule out possible allergies, there are some ground rules when choosing a product to soothe your irritable skin.

Dryness, redness, rashes, and breakouts are just some of the symptoms that those with sensitivities are plagued with, and it’s important to do all that you can to avoid “poking the bear.” Consider, however, that the double-edged sword here is that while products might be what irritate you, it is also imperative for you to use them to hydrate and soothe your body to keep your skin happy and healthy.

So, how do you go about choosing a sensitive skin body lotion? It’s not always easy to spot the right product because there aren’t sufficient rules around labelling of sensitive skin products, and even products labelled “for sensitive skin” can contain harsh ingredients and fragrances. Here are a few pointers on what to look for.


Locking in moisture is a crucial part of combatting the dryness and irritation associated with sensitive skin. Look for products that absorb well. Lotions that disappear as you rub them in indicate that the product is actually being used by your skin. The United&Free Absolute Face and Body Lotion does just that, meaning that your flesh gets a good dose of natural and hydrating ingredients to help soothe and nourish even the most sensitive of skin.



Ceramides, AKA fatty acids, reinforce skin barrier function. That means they help your skin protect you from outside assaults. A good sensitive skin body lotion will contain this magical ingredient to help fortify your vulnerable skin. A good barrier means more protection which means a better defence against whatever makes you react. This is why our face and body lotion contain ceramides (in addition to lots of other great stuff!) to help you protect your skin.


Avoid harsh chemicals, dyes, and synthetic fragrances

This is a bit of a no-brainer for sensitive skincare! United&Free products are free from dyes, synthetic fragrance, parabens, PEGs, sodium lauryl sulphate (SLS), and harsh chemicals. The scent and colour come organically from the natural ingredients we use to formulate the lotion—nothing more. And while with water-based formulations, it’s required to use a preservative to prevent bacteria, molds, and fungi from growing and thriving, these preservatives don’t have to be harsh. We take care to use Eco Certified preservatives and natural, high-quality plant-based ingredients in our products.

There you have it—a few tips for selecting a body lotion for your sensitive skin.

Our products are packed with antioxidants, botanical oils, and herbal extracts which are gentle and effective for all skin types, so give United & Free’s Absolute Face and Body Lotion for dry skin a try.

If you don’t like it, no worries—we’ll take it back. But, we bet you’ll love it!

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