Rosacea is a long-term skin condition that can range from a tendency to blush to needing to manage uncomfortable outbreaks of small pus-filled raised bumps on the face. There are lots of reasons for rosacea: hereditary inheritance, the reactions of your immune system to different bacteria – there are a lot of theories that may or may not be true, although for sure, if you have rosacea your are likely to have family members who also experience it.
We have to admit, this one’s our favourite: Dr.Jart+ Cicapair Trial Kit will help you soothe your irritated skin: these products contain Centella Asiatica, commonly knows as Tiger Grass and Centella Asiatica reduces inflammation for a clearer, calmer complexion. A lot of people with rosacea use Cicapair™ Tiger Grass Re.pair Cream 10ml to correct skin tone, reducing redness and making the complexion brighter.
Healing Bioverse Advanced Formula Moisturiser Skin Food 100ml contains snail mucin, Snail mucin, which heals skin and reduces inflammation and redness and acne scars. £19.95
Era Organics Rosacea Redness Relief Cream contains anti-inflammatory milk thistle and camomile to soothe irritation. If the skin on your face is naturally sensitive, this parabens-free cream works to calm a number of conditions, from eczema on the face to a red nose. This cream mends cracks that can appear when very sensitive skin is dry – it works very well if you apply it to skin that’s had an immediate reaction to a face mask or another treatment. The cream is thick but not greasy. 60ml for £30.99
Caudalie SOS Intense Moisturizing Cream 50ml is another product we regularly hear extolled for its soothing and clearing properties- 95% of its ingredients are natural, specifically to support sensitive skin. Grape seed and organic grape water nourish and protect the surface of the skin while olive squalene and borage oil boost the skin’s moisture. 50ml for £29
Fragrance-free, allergy-tested Clinique Redness Solutions Soothing Cleanser 150ml is just what you’d expect from one of the world’s leading skincare brands: this ultra-gentle cleanser soothes and smooths the skin’s surface, reducing visible redness and irritation, without taking moisture away from the skin. Definitely one to try if your skin is very sensitive. 150ml for £17.50
Avene is a godsend when it’s discovered in a quest for cream, serum, anything that will take the itchy heat away! Another French pharmacist brand, this range was originally recommended to us by a friend whose mum was undergoing chemotherapy. There’s not a skincare solution they don’t have. Try Avène Antirougeurs Day Emulsion SPF30 Moisturiser for Skin Prone to Redness.
Consider using this soothing and hydrating cream as your daily moisturiser, to reduce redness and it has a green pigment to neutralise redness, too. TRP-Regulin both reduces redness and relieves the discomfort of skin that feels hot to the touch. Of course, Avène Thermal Spring Water has an anti-irritating active that will leave your skin feeling soothed, supple and soft. 40ml for £20.50