Rosacea is a chronic inflammatory skin condition that causes redness and visible blood vessels, usually manifests in the middle of the face and occasionally the neck and body. The skin’s barrier is weak, sensitising the skin to active ingredients and irritants. Those suffering find their skin to commonly appear flushed, rather than a light blush.
Unfortunately, there isn’t exactly a cure, and although quite common, its causes and triggers are not fully understood. Much like acne, rosacea can be trigged by stress, alcohol and specific foods in the diet. Although no two people experience rosacea in the same way, you can definitely reduce flare ups by with the right skincare products and sticking to routine.
How can I treat Rosacea?
Avoid triggers, such as alcohol, spicy foods, extended exposure to the sun
Medication, prescribed through your GP.
Including specialised skincare in your routine, that are targeted to reducing symptoms.
We have selected the best cleansers, moisturisers and masks to help you address redness and tackle rosacea;
*It is important to consider consulting with a licensed skincare professional or physician before starting a new treatment or adding a new product to your routine.
Honveo Rosacea Mask $34.90
Sometimes you’ve just got to mask it out. Honey Lab’s pharmaceutical honey mask is your clinically proven option to tackle rosacea. Backed by clinical trials, the mask can reduce redness in two weeks, with customers seeing an improvement in their rosacea within 8 weeks. Containing only two ingredients; pharmaceutical-grade kana honey and glycerin, the formulation is a minimal yet powerful treatment.
La Roche-Posay Toleriane Caring Wash $28.99
This ultra-gentle face wash contains the perfect fusion of anti-redness and hydrating ingredients. Infused with niacinamide, glycerin and panthenol to repair the skins barrier and protect dry skin. Cocobetaine, a compound derived from coconut oil, removes impurities and makeup without drying out or irritating the skin. It’s a great, safe option for those with rosacea, and is great paired with the La Roche-Posay Toleraine Double Repair Face Moisturiser.
Clinique Redness Solutiuons Daily Relief Cream $100
Seeking a product that sits between a serum and a moisturiser? Clinique’s light facial cream is a gentle oil-free moisturising cream that instantly calms visible redness. The treatment works more as a redness reducer, rather than a long-term rosacea treatment.
Dermalogica Super Sensitive Shield SPF30 $94
Sunscreen is the number one anti-ageing product you can add to your routine. If you’re looking to spend a little more, the Dermalogica sunscreen is your perfect match. A natural mineral sunscreen to shield against UV exposure while the UltraCalming™ Complex minimises symptoms.
Cetaphil Gentle Skin Cleanser from $24.99
People with rosacea tend to have more sensitive skin, so it’s important to choose the right products from the beginning of your routine. The gentle cleanser doesn’t contain soaps or fragrances as to not irritate the skin. Independent clinical tests have proven the Gentle Skin Cleanser to be one of the gentlest non-soap cleansers, that removes makeup yet conditions the skin as you wash.
Avene Antirougeurs Fort Relief Concentrate $44.99
The Antirougeurs (anit-redness) line was specifically created with Avene thermal spring to help those with rosacea. FORT Relief, is a targeted treatment for rosacea, promising to bring fast relief as symptoms read its head. The concentrate improves the skins microcirculation thanks to a high concentrate of sapnin-enriched Ruscus extract. In addition, it has added ingredients, like the brands famous thermal spring water and glycerin for added moisture.
Dermalogica UltraCalming Mist $68
Keeping your skin moisturised is one of the best ways to keep rosacea at bay. Specifically formulated to address dehydration, the UltraClaming Mist is the perfect way to replenish throughout the day, soothing inflammation and heat with a direct spritz. Not only is it the perfect pick-me-up, but primes the skin, ready for treatments. The lightweight mist works to create a shield against environmental assaults, with oat and botanical actives working below the surface to interrupt triggers.
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