Sensitive skin

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Sensitive skin is a skin condition in which skin is prone to itching and irritation experienced as a subjective sensation when using cosmetics and toiletries. When questioned, over 50% of women in the UK and US, and 38% of men, report that they have sensitive skin.[1]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Miranda A. Farage; Alexandra Katsarou; Howard I. Maibach (29 June 2006), "Sensory, clinical and physiological factors in sensitive skin: a review", Contact Dermatitis, 55 (1): 1–14, doi:10.1111/j.0105-1873.2006.00886.x, PMID 16842547

Further reading[edit]

  • Leslie Baumann (2009), "Sensitive skin", Cosmetic dermatology, McGraw-Hill, p. 94, ISBN 978-0-07-149062-7
  • Olivier de Lacharrierre (2010), "Self-perceived sensitive skin", Cosmetic Dermatology, John Wiley and Sons, p. 22, ISBN 978-1-4051-8635-3
  • Enzo Berardesca; Joachim W. Fluhr; Howard I. Maibach (2006), Sensitive Skin Syndrome, Taylor & Francis, ISBN 978-0-8493-3058-2