Those of us with the telltale red cheeks of rosacea know how it feels to search for skincare products. You don’t want to aggravate your already inflamed and sensitive skin, yet you want to find something that can tackle the red patches.
Here at Face Dr, our skin experts have plenty of experience—some of them over a decade—in treating clients with skincare concerns like rosacea. So to help those looking for products that can help, we’ve rounded up the best skincare brands out there with products designed to reduce redness, soothe sensitive skin and stop any discomfort.
But first, what exactly is rosacea?
What is rosacea?
Rosacea is a common skin condition that sees red patches come up on the face, usually on the nose and cheeks. This redness could be permanent or come and go with a variety of triggers like stress, alcohol and sun exposure.
As well as redness on the face, you may also experience:
- Broken blood vessels
- Dry patches
- A stinging or burning sensation
- Large open pores
Rosacea is harmless, but many of us just don’t like the look of it. Luckily, there are products out there that can reduce both the look and discomfort of rosacea. Here’s where to start.
What are the best skincare brands for rosacea?
Here, we’ve rounded up some top brands with products designed to tackle rosacea. We frequently recommend ZO Skin Health to our clients. This is because these brands have a track record of delivering results, which we’ve seen firsthand.
#1 ZO Skin Health
Good for: Targeting problem patches directly
Product to try: Rozatrol
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ZO Skin Health is a medical-grade brand that uses powerful ingredients and research to deliver results. It has a product designed specifically for rosacea called Rozatrol.
The serum can be applied directly to patches of rosacea to reduce redness, soothe sensitive skin and minimise inflammation. The brand also has a Skin Normalising System that’s designed to be a ready-made skincare routine for those suffering from rosacea. The set includes Rozatrol, as well as a daily cleanser, exfoliator, oil control pads and an antioxidant serum.
#2 La Roche Posay
Good for: Restoring comfort
Product to try: Rosaliac AR Intense
Prices start from: £20
For all types of redness, La Roche Posay has a range that works to even out skin tone and reduce any burning and stinging sensations. There’s a choice of make-up removers, sunscreens and moisturisers as well as a CC cream and serum. Products are enriched with thermal spring water and use hypoallergenic ingredients to ensure sensitive skin isn’t aggravated any further.
#3 iS Clinical
Good for: Promoting healing
Product to try: Pro-Heal Serum
Prices start from: £72
iS Clinical uses pharmaceutical-grade ingredients to tackle skincare concerns. The brand has a ready-made skincare routine for those trying to reduce the look of rosacea. It includes a cleanser, two serums and a sunscreen.
Concentrated vitamins and botanical ingredients are used to give your skin an antioxidant boost and to help it to heal. The serums in particular work to reduce redness and irritation and restore comfort to inflamed skin.
Good for: Reducing redness and blotchiness
Product to try: Phyto Corrective Masque
Prices start from: £60
SkinCeuticals has products designed for those with sensitive and sore skin, including those with rosacea. You can choose from products like masks, serums, cleansers and toners. Whilst the whole range is great for those prone to redness, there are two products that battle the look of red skin directly.
The Phyto Corrective serum uses ingredients like cucumber and thyme to soothe and calm skin and the Redness Neutralizer cream reduces redness and discomfort.
Good for: Immediate results
Product to try: Sensibio AR BB Cream
Prices start from: £16
Bioderma has a range called Sensibio that’s designed for redness-prone and sensitive skin. There are creams for those with normal to combination skin and dry to very dry skin. Soothing ingredients calm the skin, boost hydration and reduce the hot and stinging sensations that often come with rosacea. The products also work to reduce the look of redness on the surface for both immediate and long-lasting results.
Which skincare brand is the best for rosacea?
There are so many skincare brands out there, it can be overwhelming to decide which one to go for and which one is best for your skin and your rosacea. We’ve rounded up our five favourite brands, each with products and ranges specifically designed to treat the look and feel of rosacea. But which one should you pick? That all depends on your skin type and severity of the condition.
Our team of fully trained skin experts at Face Dr can offer tailored recommendations for you with a free online skincare consultation. On a 30-minute video call, one of our experts can analyse your skin, ask about your concerns and then recommend the best brands and specific products to help. We only work with brands where we’ve seen great results from first hand.