20 Best Skincare Products For Rosacea Treatment

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Best Skincare for Rosacea
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Rosacea is a very common skin condition that causes redness and sometimes outbreaks in the form of small, red, pus-filled bumps. These outbreaks can appear on the face, and if you have this condition, you're probably looking for rosacea treatment and relief.

According to Jaimie Glick, MD, board-certified Dermatologist, "Rosacea is a condition that involves a number of signs and symptoms including flushing, persistent facial redness, small broken blood vessels, inflammatory papules and pustules, facial swelling, and eye inflammation. The treatment of rosacea is long-term as the condition is a chronic one with frequent flares and recurrences."

But don't be discouraged just yet. The key to treatment is use of gentle skincare products that are non-irritating and anti-inflammatory, as well as avoiding triggers.

As Glick recommends, "A skincare regimen for a patient with rosacea should include use of a gentle facial cleanser like Vanicream cleanser with lukewarm water. Patients should also use a gentle moisturizer to improve skin barrier function, and regular sunscreen with SPF of 30 or higher. Those with rosacea should avoid exfoliating agents, physical scrubbing, astringents and toners, as well as products containing alcohol, witch hazel, eucalyptus oil, menthols, and fragrances, as these can trigger a flare. Cosmetic coverage with water-soluble powder, containing a light green pigment, can also be used to neutralize redness."

A number of botanical and over-the-counter products with anti-oxidant and anti-inflammatory properties may also be beneficial. 

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If you have rosacea, Dr. Debra Jaliman, board-certified NYC dermatologist, says to look for ingredients, like antioxidants such as grape seed extract, Resveratrol and Green Tea. But these other oils and ingredients are helpful as well:

  • Argan oil: It’s not too heavy or light of an oil, and is suitable for all skin types. “It's rich in omega fatty acids, vitamin E, and linoleic acids. These work to lightly moisturize your skin, soften dry patches, and help with rosacea.”
  • Niacinamide: “This is a B vitamin also known as vitamin B3 helps even skin tone. It is a potent antioxidant with numerous benefits.”
  • Linoleic oil: This is an essential fatty acid known as Omega 6. “Marula oil contains this acid. Marula oil is great at reducing redness and hydrating dry and irritated skin. This oil is rich in omega fatty acids.”
  • Chamomile: “This is great for conditions such as dry skin, eczema, and rosacea because of its anti-itch and anti-inflammatory properties.” Chamomile tea can be used to help treat rashes and inflammatory skin conditions.  
  • Aloe: “It’s anti-inflammatory, so it helps get rid of redness associated with rosacea.”
  • Ceramides: Ceramides are great to look for in moisturizers and creams if you have rosacea. “They are used to protect the barrier of the skin, and also locks in moisture.”

To help with treating your rosacea, these are the best skincare products on the market.

1. B3 Balm NYX Facial Oil

“NYX Facial Oil from B3 Balm is one of my all-time favorite skincare solutions for Rosacea. I typically recommend NYX for nighttime as I find it to sink in a bit slower, and the ultra-hydrating formula is wonderful to use while you sleep to increase your cells’ turnover,” says makeup artist, Natalia Thomas.

(B3 Balm, $55)

2. Tatcha The Water Cream

“I absolutely love Tatcha’s Water Cream for any of my clients with rosacea or skin redness of any kind. Thanks to the green tea, it’s gentle and cooling on the skin, immediately toning down the red,” says makeup artist, Naowshaba

And the bonus? There’s even 24k gold flecks in it, which, combined with the smooth gel formula, adds a subtle glow without being over the top greasy.

(Sephora, $68)

3. Clinique Redness Solutions Daily Relief Cream

“Clinique Redness Solutions Daily Relief Cream with probiotic technology is good because it does have probiotics, which helps to strengthen the skin’s barrier. It’s great for irritated skin, and calms the redness associated with rosacea. Green tea extract is one of these calming ingredients,” says Dr. Jaliman.

(Sephora, $49.50)

4. La Roche Posay Rosaliac AR

“La Roche Posay Rosaliac AR does what it says. What’s nice about it is that it is free of parabens, it’s oil-free, and it’s fragrance free, so it’s really good for sensitive skin and is a gel so it doesn’t clog pores. It is made with an ingredient called ambophenol, which soothes the skin,” Dr. Jaliman says.

(Target, $39.99)

5. SkinMedica Redness Relief Calmplex 

“SkinMedica Redness Relief Calmplex contains niacinamide, one of my favorite ingredients to reduce redness,” Dr. Jaliman advises.

(Check prices and reviews on Amazon)

6. RevaleSkin Intense Recovery Treatment

“This is an anti-aging product that has ingredients that will not aggravate the skin of someone with rosacea. It contains antioxidants such as grape seed extract and Green Tea, and contains peptides which firms and tightens skin. It has non-irritating ingredients to help minimize the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles, and hyperpigmentation,” adds Dr. Jaliman.

(Walmart, $54.45)

7. Clinique Moisture Surge Hydrating Supercharged Concentrate

“Because of its unique gel-like texture, I love using it as a serum and as primer to hydrate and cool the skin to tone down redness,” says Naowshaba. This extra step makes all the difference and allows for the foundation to sit on the skin beautifully, without any redness peeking through.

(Sephora, $39.50)

8. It Cosmetics Bye Bye Redness Neutralizing Color Correcting Cream

“It Cosmetics’ Bye Bye Redness Color Correcting Cream is a miracle worker for my clients with more moderate to severe rosacea. It is both skincare and full coverage makeup with serious redness-canceling ingredients like colloidal oatmeal, peptides, and aloe,” adds Naowshaba.

The formula is super creamy, works on all skin types, and still looks super natural.

(Sephora, $32)

9. basq NYC Anti Blemish Daily Cleanser

Oak Root Extract and Tea Tree Oil are natural astringents that fight blemishes and combination skin gently and effectively. Soothing botanicals Aloe Vera, Chamomile and Cucumber leave skin toned and refreshed.

(Walmart, $16.99)

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10. B3 Balm Lillie Luxury Facial Oil

“This packs a major punch with a super-power ingredient, Helichrysum, which helps immensely with healing inflamed and chapped skin. This oil has a lovely, luxurious scent that feels like a spa day wrapped in a bottle and sinks into the skin faster so it won’t compromise any makeup you put on top,” says Thomas.

(B3 Balm, $125)

11. DEFEND Antioxidant Revival Serum by Vanity Planet

Defend is so potent and fast-acting that 84 percent of people say they noticed a visible and remarkable change in their skin after just seven days. It protects against free radicals that can lead to inflammation, dryness and age spots, while reducing redness.

(Vanity Planet, $29.99)

12. Damask Rose Softening and Calming Toner by HERLA

This gentle toner is made of 100 percent pure Damask rose water, and delivers a moisture surge for healthy and radiant skin. Damask rose is rare and possesses the most effective healing power in the rose family. With its soothing and calming benefits, the toner helps restore your skin’s natural pH balance.

(Check prices and reviews on Amazon)

13. My Magic Mud Calcium Bentonite Clay

My Magic Mud Calcium Bentonite Clay is one of the most effective and powerful healing clays. It comes from naturally occurring volcanic ash sediments found in the United States. Pharmaceutical grade with a high concentration of minerals including silica, calcium, magnesium, sodium, iron, and potassium, this powerful detoxifier is known for its ability to absorb and remove toxins and impurities.

(Check prices and reviews on Amazon)

14. Skin Actives Redness Reducing Serum

This serum features pomegranate seed oil and aloe vera extract for the ultimate combination of actives to soothe red, itchy or irritated skin. It also contains Sea Kelp Bioferment, which contributes to the improvement of overall skin health. Its Hyaluronic Acid and Collagen hydrate and provide your skin with much needed collagen.

(Skin Actives, $15.99)

15. Vitabrid C12 Face Brightening Powder

Great for sensitive complexions since it does not irritate skin, this mixable powder helps to brighten the skin, while improving and rejuvenating tone and texture. Vitamin C promotes collagen production and helps to maintain a vibrant and firm skin texture.

(Barney's, $60)

16. Elina Organics Herbal Toner

This 100 percent organic, handmade and cruelty-free mist gently hydrates, calms, and refreshes normal to oily complexions. It is the perfect choice for rosacea-prone skin. After cleansing, mist over face as needed.

(Elina Organics Skincare, $32)

17. Bella Schneider Beauty OLIOFIX Soothing Serum 

Remedy is ideal for sensitive, irritated skin. Rich in plant-based Silica, this unique blend of soothing herbal astringents with polyphenol antioxidants, including Pomegranate, Vine Leaves, Butcher’s Broom, Witch Hazel and healing Knotgrass reduces rosacea, fragile capillaries, and visible redness.

(Bella Schneider Beauty, $45)

18. Beuti Skincare Beauty Sleep Elixir

The Beauty Sleep Elixir has a natural blend of 14 plant-based oils, these ingredients are combined with a generous amount of camellia oil, chia seed oil, bitter cherry seed oil, strawberry seed oil, pomegranate seed oil, blueberry seed oil, cranberry seed oil, raspberry seed oil, seabuckthorn fruit berry oil, sandalwood oil, lavender herb oil, geranium flower oil, neroli flower oil, and capric triglyceride from coconut.

(Check prices and reviews on Amazon)

19. SkinOwl's Turmeric Beauty Bar

Turmeric's antiseptic and antibacterial properties reduce inflammation and provide a youthful glow to your skin. Saponin-rich agave stimulates the natural synthesis of hyaluronic acid to reveal plump, smooth skin. Oatmeal soothes and locks in moisture. 

(SkinOwl, $24)

20. Blue Lagoon Iceland Silica Mud Mask

The ultimate skin saver for Rosacea, this mud mask is composed of the Blue Lagoon’s iconic white wonder. It deep-cleanses and strengthens your skin, reduces the visibility of pores, and leaves your skin fresh and clear.

(Blue Lagoon, $103)

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