Thursday, 16 May 2013

SkinCeuticals Redness Neutralizer

Skinceuticals Redness Neutralizer

In the past six months or so I’ve developed a skin condition which causes occasional hot, red flare ups, mainly around my nose and cheeks and usually after coffee or wine.  I’m not sure if it’s rosacea - the jury is still out - but it’s incredibly uncomfortable and quite disconcerting, so I was keen to try SkinCeutical’s new Redness Neutralizer to see if it made a difference.

I planned to review this after one month, the time I normally test skincare for, but was told it may take up to 12 weeks to see results, which indeed turned out to be the case.

SkinCeuticals developed Redness Neutralizer to specifically tackle the appearance of skin redness and soothe skin.  It works by helping to protect the skin against triggers that stimulate the sensory nerve endings, causing the onset of flushing, burning and discomfort for redness sufferers.

It’s important to point out that this product does not claim to stop flushing completely - and hasn’t done that for me.  It says it will reduce flushing by 30% and while I can’t measure accurately, I did (after a couple of months) notice some decrease.  I also found the product pleasant to use and quite moisturising and soothing on my skin. It’s suitable for the most sensitive skins, including post procedure, scars, red stretch marks and superficial burns.

Skinceuticals Redness Neutralizer

Although it contains a generous 50ml, the bottle is quite dinky, lightweight and has a pump dispenser - all plus points for me.

“In a 12-week clinical trial of 48 subjects, conducted by a board-certified dermatologist… 87% of users reported a reduction in the appearance of their redness in just 12 weeks.”

While I don’t want to blind you with science, this really is the most scientific skincare product I’ve ever tested. The extent of research behind it and quality of ingredients is significant - and reflected in the price, a hefty £66.45 here (SKIN10 gives an additional 10% off).

I was sent this bottle for review, so would I repurchase?  If it cost a bit less, probably yes, but I’m not sure that it made a significant enough difference for me to do so - or if any skincare product would.  At the same time, the flushing can be so uncomfortable at times that I’d consider anything!  To be honest I think my best option right now is to avoid the triggers, sadly two of my favourite things: coffee and wine!

Do you suffer from skin flushing or rosacea - and if so, has anything helped?

 

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