“Sensitive” skin can come in a range of conditions, from general inflammation and sensitivity to eczema and rosacea. Some acne-prone skin can also be quite sensitive. What’s underlying it all is redness, irritation and discomfort—and what can help is soothing, calming ingredients that also help strengthen skin’s resilience, making it less reactive. Natural, green beauty products can be some of the most effective for skin in the sensitive category, because they’re free of harsh ingredients like artificial fragrances, artificial colors, parabens, petrochemicals, phthalates, PEGs, hydroquinone, oxybenzone, sulfates, triclosan, phenoxyethanol and dimethicone. Instead, they capitalize on the soothing and strengthening power of plants, oils, butters and essential oils. They won’t strip your skin’s barrier, but can instead help balance and regulate skin’s inflammatory response. Cooling ingredients like lavender and blue tansy, chamomile and calendula, can give skin a break from sensitivity. And the master formulators behind brands like RUA Nordic Beauty, Twelve Beauty, Osmia, Laurel, Kahina Giving Beauty, Blissoma and Tata Harper are well aware of what can help calm sensitive skin. So, no matter what your sensitivity, you’ll find products here that can help tone down your skin’s reactivity, and help soothe it overall.