Skin sensitivity and natural alternatives

Skin sensitivity is becoming more prominent in adults and teenagers lately. Some experience mild, occasional flare-ups, while others deal with constant redness, breakouts, excessive dryness, and discomfort. The three main symptoms of sensitised skin are redness, compromised barrier and dehydration.

Skin barrier damage is quite common these days, often resulting from harsh products that strip the skin of its natural oils. Over the past decade, products containing acids for chemical exfoliation have become very fashionable. Still, overuse of these products has led to a breakdown in the skin’s natural barrier, leaving it vulnerable to environmental factors and pollutants.

Sensitivity also increases with age; on average, skin becomes 10% drier each decade after age 20. The less moisture skin retains, the weaker the cellular barrier and the more irritants get in and wreak havoc.

All these factors contribute to dehydrated skin and inflammation, resulting in irritated, damaged skin. While repairing your damaged skin barrier, the focus should be on keeping your skin hydrated, calm, and protected.

With this in mind, Moya Essentials have researched and formulated various products based on flower & plant (botanical) extracts to soothe, hydrate and repair sensitive skin. Flower extracts of St John’s wort, calendula, chamomile, cornflowers, linden and butterfly pea flowers soothe and reduce inflammation. Calendula also hydrates and improves circulation, whilst St John’s wort helps promote the absorption of these active ingredients.

Paired with nourishing oils, including rosehip oil, olive squalane, Kalahari melon seed oil and rice bran oil – it contributes essential fatty acids, deep nourishment and supporting collagen production. The addition of hyaluronic acid acts as a shield against moisture loss and free radical damage, drawing moisture from its surroundings to revitalise the skin’s surface.

Niacinamide – Vit B3 – helps stimulate the production of ceramides that are part of the skin’s barrier function. It also reduces redness, inflammation, and acne and protects the skin from environmental damage.

Combined with the soothing properties of rose, lavender and helichrysum hydrosols (flower waters), our ESSENCE OF FLOWERS range truly celebrates the healing properties of flowers and other botanical extracts.

Hydrating Serum with Hyaluronic acid and Niacinamide


Day Cream – Essence of Flowers

Day cream

Toning Mist Spray Essence of Flowers

Toner mist

Night Cream – Essence of Flowers

Night cream

Click here to see more botanical beauty products from Moya Essentials.