Hi there Christy. Thanks so much for your enquiry. What you are describing is all the tell-tale signs of a skin with impaired barrier function. So basically, in your case, any product you use will cause stinging or burning or sensitivity. So what you need to do is use a hydrating product that is specifically designed to repair your skin’s barrier. There is a fantastic product that I can highly recommend and it is very affordable! The product is called Serra and it is made by a company called Lamelle. You can find this range at any one of our Skin Renewal Branches. You will notice your skin feeling very comfortable within about 2 – 3 weeks of using the product. I would suggest sticking to that product for at least 2 months before you move on to trying anything else (that’s if you want to go back to trying some other actives again?). I’ve had great results with the use of this products on many of our patients who have experienced the same issues you have had. Please give it a go and let me know how you’re doing?!