Rosacea; it’s the beauty buzzword that’s recently made its way onto our radar, but what exactly is it?
Rosacea is a super common skin condition where the complexion becomes red and inflamed, particularly around the cheeks, nose, chin and forehead. Often worsened or triggered by factors such as red wine, caffeinated drinks and spicy food, and with no official way to cure it, it's a skin care concern that's a little more challenging than your occasional zit.
It’s estimated that around one in 10 people in the UK suffer with regular flare-ups. In fact, you’ll probably be surprised to hear that some of your favourite celebs often hit the red carpet, red-faced. That’s right, the likes of Amy Schumer, Cameron Diaz, Sam Smith and Renee Zellweger have all been open and honest about their experiences with the skin condition.
If you've had enough of redness running riot over your skin then look no further, as we round up the best rosacea products that’ll help you take back control of your complexion.
It’s a French pharmacy favourite and for good reason. Specially formulated for sensitive skin, this cream utilises thermal spring water and a subtle green tint to neutralise redness. An extra dose of SPF ensures that skin stays protected throughout the day.
Serving up instant coverage and colour correction, this CC cream is your fast track to reducing the appearance of redness. Boasting a shade that’s universal to both fair and medium skin, it instantly conceals flare-ups, leaving you with a unified complexion.
Combining the refreshing feel of a toner with the concentrated powers of a serum, this essence is all you need to treat the multiple triggers that lead to inflammation and redness. Offering deep hydration and ultra-calming properties, it’s the perfect for those with sensitive skin.
Feeling for a face mask? Worried it might do more bad than good to your sensitive skin? Allow us to introduce you to this little superstar.
This Anti-Redness Mask is the multi-beneficial formula you need in your routine. Utilising ginseng and red algae extracts, it reduces the appearance of blood vessels on the skin's surface and counteracts the giveaway signs of rosacea. An irritated complexion is instantly soothed, relieved and comforted.
Just because your skin is sensitive doesn't mean that you can't indulge in luxurious products. Darphin's Intral Redness Relief Soothing Serum not only treats you to a spa-like experience, but targets all of your skin woes.
Whether it's redness, irritation or sensitivity, this serum balances your complexion and puts it back on track to a healthy and hydrated appearance.
The Cicapair collection has recently taken the social media spotlight, and for good reason. Supercharged with a centella rx complex - a conditioning blend of tiger grass, houttuyniae extract, yarrow oil and ilex coarnutathis - these products boast the ability to deeply soothe, balance and strengthen skin.
The Cicapair Tiger Grass Calming Gel Cream is the latest addition to the famed family, and is all you need to kickstart (or finish) your day with a complexion that feels comfortable.
Look and feel as cool as a cucumber with this ultimate face mask from Peter Thomas Roth. In just 10 minutes, you can reveal a calmed complexion that’s soft, smooth and soothed, thanks to a gentle formula of botanical extracts such as cucumber and aloe vera.
Discover the natural way to soothe and hydrate skin. Brimming with natural, non-irritating ingredients, this toner provides stressed out and sensitive skin with all the antioxidants it needs. The liquid gel texture delivers an instant cooling effect, as well as removes the last traces of makeup.
An oldie but goldie. Is there anything Weleda Skin Food can't do?
This all-rounder can be used on your hands, feet, face and knees, and immediately gets to work on nourishing, hydrating and repairing skin. The hardworking formula is bursting with plant extracts and oils that'll calm, soothe and relieve your complexion, making it the skin saviour you need with you at all times.
Give a rosy-face a dose of fast-acting relief with the Clinique Redness Solutions Daily Relief Cream.
Thanks to an ultra gentle formula that is free from harsh ingredients, this moisturiser packs the ability to minimise visible signs of irritation and inflammation. Expect a cool, calm and clear complexion after the very first application.
Milk Makeup Cooling Water is the perfect pick-me-up and all you need to keep rosacea flare-ups under wraps. Simply glide the icy stick over skin to de-puff, hydrate and soothe irritation. Great to chuck in your handbag, it’ll be your skin saviour wherever you are.
So, there we have it; a roundup of the best skin care products for rosacea that will keep outbreaks of redness under wraps. Maybe you can indulge in the odd Friday night curry and glass of vino, after all?
Written by Carly Cochrane
Carly is a beauty editor at Cosmetify and has been a part of our family for three years. She has over five years of experience in health, beauty and wellness writing.