Rosacea Skincare Recommendations

Before we begin: I advise that you seek professional medical advice when treating rosacea. These are a series of products that have worked in my personal experience but everyone is different. The best thing for you to do when managing rosacea is seek personal, professional guidance from a doctor or dermatologist. In order to find the perfect regime for you, this professional will ask a whole host of questions that I simply can’t scratch the surface of in an Instagram message.

Here is a list of products I personally recommend when dealing with rosacea. The lists are roughly written in order of least expensive to most expensive, making things easier to navigate depending on your budget. One isn’t necessarily better than the other; I think they work if they’re on this list. I would suggest using a cleanser and moisturiser twice a day and SPF every morning. From there, add more products or steps as you wish.

Cleansers (all of the below will also remove make-up but I would use a separate eye make-up remover)

Cerave Hydrating Cleanser: lightweight gel
Curel Cleansing Gel: lightweight gel
La Roche Posay Effaclar H Cream: creamy lotion for combination skin
La Roche Posay Toleriane Cream: creamy lotion
Avene Gentle Milk Cleanser: creamy, milky, soft
Kate Somerville Goat Milk Cleanser: like a rich moisturiser that helps to remove any dead skin
Kate Somerville DeliKate Cleanser: rich lotion

Moisturisers

Cerave Moisturising Lotion: rich, leaves a balmy residue, deeply hydrating
Cerave Facial Moisturising Lotion: rich, deeply hydrating, slightly lighter in texture
La Roche Posay Toleriane Sensitive Fluid: very lightweight lotion
La Roche Posay Sensitive Rich Cream: rich, creamy moisturiser
La Roche Posay Citaplast Repair Balm: very rich moisturiser, when warmed between hands melts to a balm texture, intensely moisturising
Avene Rich Skin Recovery Cream: rich, creamy, deeply moisturising
Kate Somerville Goat Milk: lotion texture, helps to remove any dead skin
Kate Somerville DeliKate: rich buttery moisturiser, hydrating but absorbs quickly
SkinCeuticals Triple Lipid Restore 2:4:2: moisturising, dense, rich

Eye Cream

CeraVe Hydrating Eye Cream: simple, hydrating, velvety
Curel Eye Cream: simple, creamy
La Roche Posay Toleriane Eye Cream: simple, hydrating, creamy

SPFs

La Roche Posay Anthelios: lightweight, runny, absorbs instantly
Kiehls Aqua SPF: lightweight cream, absorbs quickly

Vitamin C Serum

Oskia Super-C Capsules: velvety, smoothing, brightening
SkinCeuticals C E Ferulic: runny, wet, very brightening

Hyaluronic Acid Serum

The Ordinary Hyaluronic Acid: thick and sticky
Pestle and Mortar Hyaluronic: lightweight and runny
Dr. Dennis Gross Hyaluronic: very lightweight and runny
SkinCeuticals HA: dense and comforting

Other additions worth mentioning

The Ordinary Azelaic Acid: helps to reduce texture, has a silicone feel
La Roche Posay Micellar Water: removes all make-up including eyes, feels like water (I would recommend following up with a proper cleanser and water)
SkinCeuticals Epidermal Repair: an intensive treatment for use on areas of redness to repair the skin barrier, thin, dense fluid
Zelens ProBiotic Mist: calming, hydrating mist for use through the day

For more rosacea resources, visit this blog post about Rosacea Frequently Asked Questions.

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