Hey guys, what’s the best skincare products for ￼￼rosacea? unfortunately right now I can’t afford to see a dermatologist and my doctor has recommended steroids, which I really do not want to resort to that option. I have tried the new Aveeno active naturals- ultra calming line and I have tried the prosacea homeopathic topical gel from the drugstore and none of these have worked for me. I’m open to any suggestions.
Okay so everyone knows that Vitamin C is a staple in the dermatology/skin care community (if you don’t you know now). Toted as an anti-aging antioxidant it has been used forever. When picking a product though, do you know what you’re getting?
There are many forms of vitamin C. The main two I’m going to compare is it L-Ascorbic Acid and Sodium Ascorblyl Phsosphate.
Okay quick grab your Vitamin C serum and look for the vitamin C ingredient they used, then look up the concentration (i.e 10%, 20%)
Okay so ASCORBIC ACID, is the most powerful version of vitamin C there is. I’ve seen a lot of articles that say it’s what you need for “effectiveness” but honestly it’s unstable. (There is research suggesting this as well).. with that being said it’s not the worse thing ever, just make sure your product is formulated correctly. When looking for L-ascorbic acid, it’s has to be 8-20% to make it effective and below a 3.5 pH . If you have acne or sensitive skin this also isn’t recommended, it’s toted by dermatologist as the strongest and while that is true it’s not necessarily needed for skin.
SODIUM ASCORBLY PHOSPHATE (SAP), it has a salt molecule attached to it allowing it to easily penetrate the skins lipid barrier. It’s not not associated with the irritation caused by L-Ascorbic acid and it’s more stable and allows longer shelf life. Comparing to L-Ascorbic acid it has be said to have a lower “effectiveness” which I find to be highly doubtful based on published medical studies and personal results.
When looking for the best Vitamin C product it should be mixed with
-Tocopherol (vitamin E)
-& Hyaluronic Acid
I currently use (Korean beauty) #Seoul Ceuticals - 20% Vitamin C Hyaluronic Acid Serum and I love it .. i find that sodium ascorbly phosphate (SAP) works better on my sensitive, acne prone skin. If you’re into something harder such as C E Ferulic by Skinceurtical (which I find EXTREMELY OVERPRICED @ $166) the dupe for that is Dr. Brenner C serum (can be found on amazon for $17.99 & #timeless SKIN CARE - 20% Vitamin C + E Ferulic Acid Serum 1 oz[products] . (Which I have not tried but am tempted to).
I also have used and loved #Mad Hippie - Vitamin C Serumand #TruSkin - Vitamin C Serum
Just make sure to wear sunscreen after this product ☺️