If you have rosacea, build your skincare regimen around these 5 ingredients to control and calm your condition while improving general skin health.
Wouldn't it be great if a single product could cure all of your skincare complaints? Rosacea has different triggers for each sufferer, which means that 'Aha!' product could be different for everyone. Your miracle treatment might even be a combination of products.
While Adore Beauty can't recommend a single product to help your rosacea, we can recommend key skincare ingredients that have proven helpful in the management of this condition. With each recommended ingredient below, we've picked some rosacea-safe products that include them.
Zinc is a naturally occurring mineral. It's also found in skin, and it plays several important roles within our skin's immune system and healing process. If your skin's levels of zinc are low, then skin's healing time will be slow.
Zinc's antifungal properties are also effective at controlling a specific yeast that's found in higher concentrations within skin that's developed rosacea.
We recommend the following zinc products:
- Bioderma Atoderm PO Zinc Intense Soothing Care (zinc gluconate)
- Uriage CU–ZN+ Cream (zinc oxide and zinc gluconate)
- La Roche–Posay Cicaplast Soothing Repairing Balm (zinc gluconate)
While zinc is used as an active in skincare products to help skin heal, it also makes an effective sunblock when added as zinc oxide. Up to 81% of rosacea sufferers find that sun exposure triggers a flare-up. Using a sunblock that contains zinc oxide goes a long way in helping calm your rosacea.
We recommend the following sunblocks:
2. Colloidal Oatmeal
Yes, this is the same oatmeal that you use to make porridge. The cosmetic kind is ground into a very fine powder to make oatmeal's natural antioxidants, anti-irritants, and antihistamines bio-available to the skin. Colloidal oatmeal and its bioactives soothe rosacea and other sensitive skin types while also helping improve skin's inner health.
We recommend the following product with colloidal oatmeal:
Bisabolol is the active ingredient in German chamomile, which is famous for its skin-soothing properties. German chamomile essential oil form also contains some allergenic and irritating ingredients that have the potential to aggravate rosacea. Bisabolol is the pure active.
Bisabolol has a high affinity with human skin, which makes it very effective in small quantities. The anti-inflammatory benefits are well-suited to the treatment of rosacea.
We recommend the following products with bisabolol:
- Skinceuticals Redness Neutralizer
- Dermalogica UltraCalming Serum Concentrate
- Dermalogica UltraCalming Barrier Repair
Niacinamide is also known as vitamin B3. Recent dermatological research has shown significant improvements in rosacea skin conditions from creams containing this ingredient.
Firstly, niacinamide works as an anti-inflammatory, treating the main feature of rosacea. Secondly, niacinamide improves skin's barrier function, which controls the sensitivity, tightness, and irritation associated with the condition.
We recommend the following products with niacinamide:
Allantoin is a well-studied anti-irritant. This particular ingredient is also listed by the FDA as a registered skin protectant. Both of these qualities are useful in calming the reactivity of rosacea.
Allantoin can not only help rosacea-prone skin heal itself, but this ingredient can also help skin to tolerate other ingredients that may cause irritation.
We recommend the following products with allantoin:
If you need any further help with skincare recommendations for rosacea, don't hesitate to contact a member of our trained team through our skincare recommendations form.