Aug. 31, 2020

Are you suffering from sensitive skin?

"Are you suffering from sensitive skin? We may have the solution for you!"

Sensitive facial skin, what is it exactly?

Sensitive, or hypersensitive, skin is a common skin condition recognized by unpleasant sensations mostly in response to external factors that normally should not provoke such sensations, f.e. cosmetics, soaps, sunscreens1. Sensitive skin can affect all parts of the body, especially the face. Individuals suffering from sensitive skin may experience both visible (redness, dryness, scaling, pimples, irritation) and non-visible symptoms (stinging, burning, itching). This skin condition is often worsened after exposure to cold and dry climate conditions. Read more about sensitive skin on our blog page.


It is very likely that your skin barrier is impaired!

Sensitive skin involves 4 underlying pathways2:

  • Impaired barrier function of the skin
  • Sensory hyperactivity
  • Inflammatory responsiveness
  • Atopic predisposition

Research proves that an impaired skin barrier plays a key role in the development of sensitive skin2. The impaired skin barrier may subsequently induce or reinforce other pathways involved in sensitive skin. So, the bottom line is to support and build your own skin barrier in order to control your sensitive skin and associated symptoms

Do you have a genetic predisposition for sensitive skin?

Did you know that some individuals have a genetically higher risk of an impaired skin barrier? And therefore also a higher risk of sensitive skin?

Simply explained: your skin is made up of building blocks. If your body is naturally unable to make enough of these building blocks, your skin barrier will not be as strong as it should be. Subsequently, irritants can easily penetrate the skin barrier (from outside to inside), and water can also easily evaporate from the skin (from inside to outside). Leading to a dry & dehydrated skin that will react more sensitively when it comes into contact with certain products.

Nomige investigates if you have mutations in the genes that help to keep the skin barrier intact and control the moisture balance; namely Fillagrin (FLG) and Aquaporin-3 (AQ3). Based on the results of your DNA test, specific ingredients are selected and added to your skincare routine to counteract these genetic risk factors.


Nomige: The solution for your sensitive skin

Sensitive skin does not need to be a burden in your life!
With the right ingredients and skincare routine your skin can be brought back in balance!

When taking care of sensitive skin there are 2 important things you have to take in mind: on the one hand it is important to support your natural skin barrier and rebalance it. On the other hand, it is also important to avoid cosmetic ingredients that induce irritation. Nomige can certainly help you with both of them!


Rebalancing and strengthening the skin barrier

In Nomige products, active ingredients such as phospho-lipids, ceramides and/or glycerine are used to compensate for possible mutations in the respective Filaggrin or Aquaporin gene. These ingredients also occur naturally in the skin. Phospholipids and ceramides are the building blocks of the skin that provide a compact and protective skin barrier, while glycerin is a moisturizing molecule that keeps the skin supple and hydrated.

By selecting the right ingredients we want to bring the skin back to its optimal condition!

Ingredients to avoid

At Nomige, no toxic or harmful ingredients are used. All our ingredients are of high quality and carefully selected.

But what makes this brand truly 'unique' is the fact that each Nomige package is compiled specifically for each customer and tailored to their skin. This allows us - if necessary - to replace certain ingredients with an alternative that is better suited to the customer’s skin.  For example, if your skin reacts sensitively to certain perfume ingredients, then we will put together a cream for you that does not contain any fragrance.

Not sure what exactly your skin reacts to? Then we'll find out together!


  • Misery L, Ständer S, Szepietowski JC, Reich A, Wallengren J, Evers AW, et al. . Definition of sensitive skin: an expert position paper from the special interest group on sensitive skin of the international forum for the study of itch. Acta Derm Venereol. (2017) 97:4–6. 10.2340/00015555-2397
  • Richters R, Falcone D, Uzunbajakava N, Verkruysse W, van Erp P, van de Kerkhof P: What Is Sensitive Skin? A Systematic Literature Review of Objective Measurements. Skin Pharmacol Physiol 2015;28:75-83. doi: 10.1159/000363149
  • Lev-Tov, H., & Maibach, H. I. (2012). The sensitive skin syndrome. Indian journal of dermatology57(6), 419–423.
  • Farage M. A. (2019). The Prevalence of Sensitive Skin. Frontiers in medicine6, 98.

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