Ziaja Skincare Line For Sensitive Types: Brill Range That Won’t Blow The Budget

By Dani | March 19 2014 | 31 Comments

If you haven’t yet heard of Ziaja, then it’s about time that you were let in on the secret.

The  brand originally hails from Poland but has really started to make a name for itself on Irish shores. Their mantra is simple – ‘focus on skin’. Their products are backed up with lots of scientific research and modern technology.

And they have recently released a ‘SenSitive’ line (no, I don’t know why the second ‘S’ is a capital either) designed for, well…sensitive skin, as you would probably imagine. There are five products in the range and I have been trying out all of them.


First up is the SenSitive Soothing Day Cream (€6.99). While it looks a little thick once it is dispensed from the tube, it is actually quite light and absorbs into the skin within two minutes. It feels hydrating and nourishing yet is light enough to layer makeup over and contains an SPF20 which is a mega bonus to me as I can often be very lazy when it comes to applying a separate sun screen to my face.

Also in the range is the SenSitive Firming Night Cream (€6.99). I thought that this seemed a little lighter in texture than the Day Cream which was confusing but once applied I could feel that it was oilier. Don’t get me wrong, this isn’t greasy – it just has a little more slip to it which seems to help with hydrating the skin. It is one I would reserve for night time or days where you won’t be leaving the house as it is a little shiny but my skin felt absolutely gorgeous after use. And it didn’t clog my pores or cause breakouts, hurrah!

ziaja Soothing Day Cream Firming Night Cream

Next is the Enzyme Peeling (€4.99) which is a gel you apply to the face and leave to sit for ten to fifteen minutes before washing off. Unlike most face masks, it has no colour to it and doesn’t set on the skin. It does, however, claim to dissolve dead skin cells to make skin appear brighter and allow products to penetrate your skin deeper. Despite this feeling like nothing on the skin, I was amazed by how bright and new my skin looked after use and this has become my favourite product in the line!

They have also released a Micellar Water (€4.99) which feels like actual water on the skin but removes all of the ends of my makeup after cleansing. This is a much better option than using a toner as it doesn’t contain any of the chemical nasties and isn’t harsh on the skin.

ziaja Micellar Water enzyme peeling

The final product in the range is the Creamy Wash Gel for Face and Body (€4.99) which comes in a massive 400ml pump dispenser. This dual action wash leaves skin super nourished after use and while I wouldn’t count on it removing my makeup, it is nice to use all over face and body in the shower or first thing in the morning to cleanse.

SENSITIVE creamy wash gel

In all, there isn’t a dud in the bunch. All of the products are fragrance free as well as free of parabens, mineral oils and silicons and they are all hypoallergenic. The key ingredient is antileukine 6 (I see you nodding, pseudo-knowledgeably!) which is an extract from brown algae which reduces inflammation and has anti-wrinkle and firming components. Whatever it is, it works and I highly recommend this line – sensitive skin or not!

Have you given Ziaja a go? Anything here tickle your fancy?

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31 Replies to "Ziaja Skincare Line For Sensitive Types: Brill Range That Won’t Blow The Budget"

  • Grá says:

    I have tried these products in the past. They are great. They have a goats milk range that is very nourishing too. And being a sensitive girl I totally approve :)

  • Andrea says:

    Lovin’ the look of this range!

  • Stephanie says:

    Wow you had a really good experience; I live by the mantra you get what you pay for when it comes to skincare, and having had really bad allergic reactions in the past I now use Guinot products, paying a small fortune but happy!! Where can I get these products?

  • loulouk says:

    sorry for being a bit stupid if its in the feature but where can I buy these?

  • Stephanie says:

    Just checked for a website, and hurray!! http://www.ziaja.ie/page/stockists/locations.html

  • olivia says:

    Hello LouLouK i have seen the ziaja products being stocked in some polish shops.

    I love ziaja products, their cocoa butter is so moisturising and i use from time to time their makeup remover which is really great.

  • kayla says:

    Delighted to see this, I’ve been using a lot of Ziaja products lately. I buy online from original beauty as find most pharmacies don’t stock much of the range. I got about 15 samples with my last order!! have that micellar water and enzyme peeling. I didn’t realise that the day cream has spf 20 or would have ordered it. I also like their rose butter line,marine algae line, and phyto activ line, esp the toner as it’s so mild.

  • CiCi says:

    Haha going straight out to buy all of these this evening!!!! Yay to new cheap but effective products!

  • 5 Rav says:

    Wow have to get my hands on these they sounds brill!!

  • CiCi says:

    Dani – would these in your opinion be better than simple/nivea basic ranges??

    • Dani says:

      I definitely think so. I generally find Simple and other brands like that a bit blah – they tend to do the job but don’t wow me, whereas I can see results from these!

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