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My skin has always readily taken to redness. While I don’t have full-on rosacea, my skin does get irritated quite easily.

So, anti-inflammatory skincare products are right up my alley. If you are in the same boat, you are going to want to pay attention to today’s beauty edition of our Momtrends MVP’s series!

From serums to night creams, daytime moisturizers, masks and even some bonus scrubs, I rounded up a whole slew of anti-inflammatory skincare that your sensitive skin needs.

And even if you don’t have sensitive skin like mine, everyone has the occasional flare-up. There is nothing like soothing that inflamed skin with the right product!

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What are the best anti-inflammatory skincare ingredients?

There are a bunch of ingredients that have anti-inflammatory products, but most of my anti-inflammatory skincare top picks include Vitamin C, Vitamin E and Turmeric.

You can also look for ingredients like green tea, ginger and even Vitamin D. I also love to cool my skin with cold compresses and refrigerated tools. Try putting that jade roller in your fridge before you use it!

We really have a lot of options at our disposal when it comes to calming irritated skin. On that note, let’s talk about what I consider some of the best anti-inflammatory skincare products available!

As always, there are product recommendations in a variety of price ranges, so whether you’re inflamed a lot and are ok with spending more on products to combat that or just need a little something you can turn to on the occasion you do feel flared up, I have you covered!

The Best Vitamin C Serum

brown bottle of perricone md vitamin c serum with white label and black dropper lid

Once I hit my thirties, serum became a part of my daily skincare routine. And I love Vitamin C based serums in particular because they do SO much!

Vitamin C tackles discoloration and also refines the skin by improving its texture. It brightens my skin like nothing else!

And I love how Perricone MD Vitamin C Ester Brightening Serum does all the things that I look to Vitamin C for like fading my dark spots, but it also goes after fine lines and tightens the skin too!

Perricone MD Vitamin C Ester Brightening Serum

The Best Vitamin C Moisturizer

orange jar of laneige radian-c cream with white lid

If you have sensitive skin, you might also have dehydrated skin. My skin leans towards dry and tight so any product I use has to be extra hydrating, especially moisturizer.

I was already a fan of what Laneige’s lip masks do for my dehydrated lips, so didn’t need any convincing to try out their moisturizer.

The Laneige Radian-C Cream is not only a must-try thanks to how hydrating it is, but I also love it for how much brighter it makes your skin without irritating it a bit!

Laneige Radian-C Cream

The Best Vitamin C Mask

yellow jar of gleamin vitamin c clay mask with brown handle brush inside

Face masks are a must-have part of my beauty arsenal period. Vitamin C masks are a great choice because they give you visible results in a very short amount of time.

I am talking about near-instant glow. With the Gleamin C Clay Mask, for instance, you will notice brighter skin on day one.

But the best part about the Gleamin C Clay Mask is that it also targets blemishes and helps improve acne scarring too. It’s a most excellent multi-tasker!

Gleamin C Clay Mask

The Best Vitamin E Serum

light pink bottle of the body shop vitamin e serum oil with black dropper lid

As you can probably tell, I gravitate to multi-tasking products and this serum does double duty as both a serum and a facial oil!

Facial oil is another one of my favorite forever young beauty tricks so to be able to get both products in one sold me instantly.

I love the Body Shop Vitamin E Overnight Serum-In-Oil because it gives your skin an intense dose of hydration while soothing it at the same time. It’s perfect for dry climates or those cold weather months.

The Body Shop Vitamin E Overnight Serum-In-Oil

The Best Vitamin E Moisturizer

white tube of the inkey list vitamin b, c and e moisturizer with black lid

If you want a dose of soothing hydration, consider a Vitamin E moisturizer. Even better, go for one like The Inkey List Vitamin, B, C and E Moisturizer.

It soothes, moisturizes AND brightens your skin. Plus, it’s nice and lightweight so it’s a good product to pull out when the weather warms up!

What I like best about this moisturizer is under ten dollars yet packs a serious punch. It’s gentle enough for everyday use as Vitamin E skincare products tend to be and it absorbs like a dream!

The Inkey List Vitamin, B, C and E Moisturizer

Get The Inkey List Vitamin, B, C and E Moisturizer on Amazon here (note this is an Amazon Affiliate link)

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The Best Vitamin E Mask

white jar of freshly picked vitamin e mask with silver lid

The Freshly Juiced Vitamin E mask is another one of those products that can be used more than one way. It can be a mask OR a daily moisturizer.

I like it as a hydrating mask because it’s formulated to enhance the effects of vitamin C products. So, you can add it to your routine along with one of the Vitamin C serums I recommended!

So, use the Freshly Juiced Vitamin E Mask and a Vitamin C product together and you know you will get serious brightening power with your soothing!

Klairs Freshly Juiced Vitamin E Mask

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The Best Turmeric Serum

orange bottle of andalou naturals turmeric + c enlighten serum with white lid

At this point, it’s pretty widely known how consuming Turmeric helps with inflammation inside your body.

It does the same thing for your skin. And I already told you how Vitamin C makes your skin glow, well add Turmeric into the equation and it’s another instant result situation.

And that is why you need Andalou Naturals Brightening Turmeric + C Enlighten Serum in your life. You get double the anti-inflammatory action, plus that epic glow!

Andalou Naturals Brightening Turmeric + C Enlighten Serum

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The Best Turmeric Moisturizer

yellow bottle of reshma turmeric cream with orange turmeric pieces and powder in a spoon on it

If you want a hefty dose of healing action, a hearty cream like the Reshma Turmeric Cream. It’s definitely not a lightweight moisturizer, but you don’t want one if you have heavy-duty issues like redness that won’t go away, cracked skin or eczema for example.

I like to have this in my medicine cabinet for flare ups, then switch to a lighter weight moisturizer in between those times. It also works great as a night cream when your skin is extra dehydrated.

I love that the Reshma Turmeric Cream uses natural ingredients and that you can use it on both your body AND your face. My occasional bouts with eczema show up on both, so having one product on hand that can take care of either situation is clutch!

Reshma Turmeric Cream

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The Best Turmeric Mask

orange jar of kiehl's turmeric and cranberry seed energizing radiance masque with whipped looking cream product on top

I have used this Kiehl’s Turmeric & Cranberry Seed Energizing Radiance Masque for years and years and have no plan on stopping because this mask is so effective!

When my skin feels dull, which is usually the case at the end of winter, beginning of spring, I know a turmeric mask can brighten things up FAST!

The Kiehl's Turmeric & Cranberry Seed Energizing Radiance Masque is my favorite because it gently exfoliates my skin, soothes it and wakes it up after just one use!

Kiehl’s Turmeric & Cranberry Seed Energizing Radiance Masque

The Best Anti-Inflammatory Facial Scrub

white jar of green simple surgars facial scrub with pink and white label

I had to include a bonus anti-inflammatory skincare product in the form of Simple Sugars facial scrub.

This is another brand I discovered ages ago and it just keeps getting better. I started with their body scrub and quickly found that I love how soothing and smoothing their facial scrubs were too!

Both their Vitamin C and Green Tea Facials fall into the anti-inflammatory categories and you can’t go wrong with either. I love the Green Tea Facial because it helps fight the inflammation that comes with sun damage. Living in the sunshine state means I get extra sun even if I protect it with sunscreen daily.

Simple Sugars Green Tea Facial

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If you decide to try out any one of these products and you should be ready to say goodbye to red, inflamed skin and hello to soothed, hydrated skin!

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