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12 of The Best Treatments for Rosacea

MIRA BEAUTY • updated Dec 14, 2020
12 of The Best Treatments for Rosacea

Defeat redness and look radiant with these treatments

Let’s be real here, rosacea flare-ups are definitely not a lot of fun. This condition causes your skin to become inflamed and extremely red, going beyond the typical “flushed cheeks” look you get after going to the gym, and causing extreme redness in your cheeks, forehead, chin, and maybe even chest area. This may even develop into acne or more advanced dryness or irritation down the line, especially in people of a certain age or more advanced cases. Ouch.

While rosacea symptoms may come and go in plenty of individuals, the symptoms tend to be exacerbated by certain factors: stress, weather, dairy, spicy foods, and even Witch Hazel. Yes, you’ll want to avoid this beloved skin care ingredient if you have rosacea. But there are ways to keep your rosacea and redness in check while ensuring that your skin is always soothed and serene… all you need to do is invest in the best treatments for rosacea.

From moisturizers to toners to serums, there are plenty of beauty products that are specially formulated to reduce redness in even the most distressed skin, keeping you looking and feeling your best even in the most stressful times. Calm down your skin with these top rosacea treatments you need to try:

Bye Bye Redness Neutralizing Correcting Cream by IT Cosmetics, $34

Bye Bye Redness Neutralizing Correcting Cream by IT Cosmetics
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Makeup and skincare collide with one of the best treatments for rosacea, ever. Bye Bye Redness is a creamy formula that calms your complexion and cancels out redness, all while providing flawless color coverage for your face. This rosacea treatment has top MIRA BEAUTY ratings for being gentle and lightweight, and contains every hero skincare ingredient for soothing even the most sensitive skin. But first, let’s start with colloidal oatmeal. This sensitive skin savior contains cellulose and fiber for anti-inflammatory properties, working to reduce redness while moisturizing, softening, and smoothing out your complexion. It works even better alongside other powerful ingredients like Avocado Oil, Aloe, Peptides and Green Tea… giving you the cool, calm, and collected skin you deserve. While it looks and feels beautiful by itself, we’d recommend layering Bye Bye Redness with a foundation or concealer for a flawless, not-at-all red makeup look.

Squalane + Probiotic Gel Moisturizer by Biossance, $52

Squalane + Probiotic Gel Moisturizer by Biossance
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“This moisturizer is a game changer if you suffer from rosacea and redness. My skin has improved so much since I began using this product. It’s soothing and dries quickly leaving no oily residue. It doesn’t contain any harsh ingredients which has helped my rosacea tremendously.” Just FYI, every last bit of this MIRA review is 100% true. Squalane + Probiotic Gel Moisturizer is a rosacea treatment that uses probiotic technology to restore your skin’s natural radiance. More specifically, to support the skin’s natural moisture barrier and provide an even complexion while reducing redness. Stressed skin and rosacea often go together in the form of flare-ups, and this hydrating moisturizer contains ingredients like ginger extract to erase the appearance of redness and irritation, red seaweed to calm stressed skin, and squalane to lock in the moisture we all need. Begin using it daily to see a noticeable decrease in redness, along with an overall more hydrated and radiant complexion.

Redness Recovery Antioxidant Redness Treatment Overnight Mask by Skinfix, $50

Redness Recovery Antioxidant Redness Treatment Overnight Mask by Skinfix
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“I absolutely love this product for overnight hydration and calming down my redness! I have sensitive and oily skin that’s prone to breakouts from new products and this has been a lifesaver!” When you’re not dipping your fingers, toes, and face in colloidal oatmeal, don’t forget to try a few honey beauty products for a significant reduction in redness. Along with smoother and less stressed skin overall. This overnight mask features a honey and peptide complex to color correct while hydrating your skin, enhancing your natural radiance and letting you wake up to glowing and gorgeous skin. And then there’s concentrated green tea, which provides antioxidant protection against environmental factors… like the chilly fall air that’s just around the corner. Hint hint. Indulge in this overnight mask and see why it’s one of the best treatments for rosacea on MIRA.

Redness Solutions Redness Regimen by Clinique, $53

Redness Solutions Redness Regimen by Clinique
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Why have just one rosacea treatment when you can have three? Especially when they’re from one of the most famous beauty brands on the planet that know your skin inside and out. Redness Solutions Redness Regimen is specially designed to treat red and sensitive skin, especially for those with skin conditions like rosacea or eczema. This set features the Soothing Cleanser to rinse away makeup and calm your complexion, Daily Protective Base to correct visible redness and protect with SPF, and the Daily Relief Cream to add hydration. Because hydration is the answer to everything, right? Each product is gentle on your skin and works to prevent and reduce the worst flare-ups, making it a must-have as we enter the colder months. 93% of MIRA guests report that these products are effective at reducing redness, while 90% agree that it adds moisture to your rosacea-prone complexion.

Ultracalming Serum Concentrate by Dermalogica, $60

Ultracalming Serum Concentrate by Dermalogica
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“I found out about the ultracalming serum from my facial aesthetician and using it has my skin smooth, glowing, and the redness is gone.” One of the best rosacea treatments to calm your sensitive skin while providing the radiance you deserve, you’ll never be disappointed by Dermalogica. Ultracalming Serum Concentrate contains Oat and botanicals to provide lasting relief for your sensitive skin, along with collagen-stimulating peptides to improve skin's texture and tone. You’ll also love the evening primrose rose infused in this dreamy serum, which helps calm irritation and dryness. Perfect for your fall skincare routine! Pro tip: try the Calm Water Gel from Dermalogica to calm down your skin even further and prevent flare-ups far into the future.

Gentle Skin Cleanser by Cetaphil, $14

Gentle Skin Cleanser by Cetaphil
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You don’t need to invest in a fancy, expensive rosacea treatment, and not all of the best treatments for rosacea have to include “calming” or “anti-redness” in the name. In fact, sometimes the best thing you can do for your skin is invest in a gentle, lightweight, and affordable cleanser… like this one by Cetaphil. At only $14, it’s specially designed to deep clean and clear up your sensitive skin, reaching into your pores and banishing dullness (and of course, redness) without being drying in the process. Even if you have oily skin, the Gentle Skin Cleanser by Cetaphil is tested hypoallergenic and non-comedogenic, so it definitely won't irritate skin or clog pores while trying to defeat redness. 91% of MIRA guests with sensitive skin love this cleanser, while many others can’t stop talking about its ability to defeat redness, even out skin tone, and smooth out complexion.

Therapeutic Sulfur Mask Acne Treatment Mask by Peter Thomas Roth, $52

Therapeutic Sulfur Mask Acne Treatment Mask by Peter Thomas Roth
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Sadly, acne and rosacea often go together… and it’s not as easy as you’d think to treat both issues with one product. You want a rosacea treatment that calms your sensitive skin and adds hydration, while many acne products can be overly drying. Ugh. But you’ll get the best of both worlds with the Therapeutic Sulfur Mask Acne Treatment Mask by Peter Thomas Roth, which treats your papulopustular (acne) rosacea with ease. It’s medicated with 10% sulfur to clear your skin of acne while treating blemishes and blackheads, along with Kaolin and Bentonite clays to absorb excess oil and purify the appearance of clogged pores… all while reducing redness to the extreme. But don’t think that these ingredients sound too harsh, as this mask also includes Aloe Vera to hydrate, smooth, and soothe your skin. Therapeutic Sulfur Mask Acne Treatment Mask is one of the best treatments for rosacea for a complexion that’s free of acne, redness, and all other impurities.

Redness Relief Daily Perfecting Lotion SPF 15 by Eucerin, $14

Redness Relief Daily Perfecting Lotion SPF 15 by Eucerin
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Simple, affordable, and ultra-effective… you can always count on Eucerin for one of the best treatments for rosacea. Redness Relief Daily Perfecting Lotion SPF 15 is the perfect solution to wear underneath your makeup, as it contains subtle green color neutralizers to reduce the appearance of redness and blotchiness. But it’s also extremely calming on your sensitive skin, formulated with licorice root extract to soothe your complexion and protect against sun damage and environmental factors. Not to mention the anti-aging effects, as we all know that SPF is the real MVP when it comes to preventing early signs of aging. Layer this rosacea treatment underneath your everyday makeup look for a flawless finish that treats your skin with kindness.

Moisturizing Cream by CeraVe, $17

Moisturizing Cream by CeraVe
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Hydration, hydration, hydration. We can’t say it enough for all of our skincare enthusiasts, as a boost of moisture is the answer to the vast majority of complexion issues, including redness. Moisturizing Cream by CeraVe is specially designed to treat extremely dry and sensitive skin, and features a range of calming ingredients that soothe your skin and work to reduce redness, without causing irritation. This cream is formulated with ceramides to restore and maintain your skin’s natural moisture barrier, along with hyaluronic acid to lock in hydration and show kindness to even the most red and irritation complexions. You also won’t have to worry about the cooling effects wearing off throughout the work day, as Moisturizing Cream contains MVE technology to continuously release moisturizing ingredients throughout a 24-hour period. 95% of MIRA guests with sensitive skin use this cream to calm their complexions, while 98% report that it’s lightweight and 95% noticed a significant amount of redness relief.

Phyto Corrective Mask by Skinceuticals, $59

Phyto Corrective Mask by Skinceuticals
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“As a professional, I use it on clients post procedure and on clients who come in with a sunburn or lots of inflammation from hormones, acne, dry skin, etc., and it immediately cools their skin and literally neutralizes the redness.” Anti-redness magic lies within this beautiful green jar, infused with skin-calming ingredients that make it one of the best rosacea treatments. These include 9% Soothing Botanicals, a unique blend of cucumber, thyme, and olive extracts to soothe and give comfort to distressed skin, plus Hyaluronic acid for a moisture surge and Dipeptides to calm and reduce heat sensitivity. This creamy texture feels instantly cool and calming on your face, and should be a skin care staple for anybody who deals with rosacea, eczema, or distressed skin.

Skin Food by Weleda, $19

Skin Food by Weleda
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"Weleda Skin Food is great for those hardcore dry days. Super thick but does not break me out. Gives a nice glow." Sadly, dryness is an often overlooked symptom of rosacea... and it can get even worse when the weather gets cold or you're under a lot of stress. You don't just need redness reduction, you need hydration to keep your complexion glowing, and that's exactly what you'll get with Skin Food by Weleda. If you couldn't tell by the name, this rosacea treatment is packed with a potent plant-extract formula, a rich set of nutrients that feeds your skin inside and out. You'll notice instant nourishment as dry patches disappear and this moisturizer gives you the radiant glow you deserve, all for under $20. While we love using it alone in the morning and night as part of our skin care routine, it also makes a great makeup primer!

Sensitive Skin Soothing Serum by Murad, $62

Sensitive Skin Smoothing Serum by MURAD
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"If this can help my skin which has laser damage, think about what it can do for you if you have rosacea, dryness, acne bumps, etc," We love the way this MIRA review thinks, because they're totally right. Serums are one of our favorite beauty treatments to begin with, as they're easy to use and absorb more effectively into the skin than thicker creams... and the Sensitive Skin Smoothing Serum by MURAD is seriously the best. It's designed to deliver moisture to even the most distressed skin, including those with rosacea and eczema. Say goodbye to redness and irritation with a blend of hyaluronic acid and chamomile, which work together as a moisture surge that's still gentle on your sensitive skin. Murad always has your back (and face) when it comes to taking care of your skin, and you'll be ready to glow with this serum by your side.

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