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    Quote Originally Posted by Nataliecanteli View Post
    I have struggled with severe rosacea in the past, now moderate. I currently use Toleraine Dermo Cleanser by La Roche Posay and I find it to be very none irritating. I find that products with as few ingredients as possible are best. Following this logic I use Toleraine which has very few ingredients, but you might also try a cleansing oil (although you need to identify one that works for your skin, as different oils will cause clogged pores in different individuals). For example, many people like coconut oil but it always gives my cystic-like acne.
    Coconut oil is comedogenic. As an alternative, I use Bio-Oil and the cheaper copy cat products like Rescu Oil.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Nataliecanteli View Post
    I have struggled with severe rosacea in the past, now moderate. I currently use Toleraine Dermo Cleanser by La Roche Posay and I find it to be very none irritating. I find that products with as few ingredients as possible are best. Following this logic I use Toleraine which has very few ingredients, but you might also try a cleansing oil (although you need to identify one that works for your skin, as different oils will cause clogged pores in different individuals). For example, many people like coconut oil but it always gives my cystic-like acne.
    I use Toleraine Dermo Cleanser as well. Over the space of 3 years it is the only product I use that I am 100% certain does not irritate my skin. I haven't been able to find a moisturizer yet. Still searching.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nadine View Post
    My skin is super sensitive too, even to products that are especially for sensitive skin. With so many ingredients to react to, my strategy has been to go for simple, single-ingredient products. My favorite moisturizer was a cosmetic grade almond oil I got from Whole Foods, but it was too expensive to use long term. Next best is jojoba oil, which I can get at Trader Joe's. I think a 4 oz bottle is $6.99, and it goes a long way. It can also double as a make-up remover. I've been adding tea tree oil to it (about 4 parts jojoba to 1 part tea tree) because TTO has antimicrobial properties that seem to help.

    I've also had good experience with alba botanica jasmine and vitamin E facial moisturizer. As a daily suncscreen that also helps blend skin tone, I love Laura Mercier SPF 20 tinted moisturizer. I don't usually use foundation or powder, and unless I'm having a particularly bad skin day, I'm good to go with just that.

    For a cleanser, I like Alba Botanica Pineapple Enzyme facial cleanser. Occasionally I also use a Clinique facial soap that I bought a long time ago. I may be misremembering but I think it's a special extra sensitive skin bar outside their usual marketed level 1-3. Or maybe it's just the level 1. I know that for a while in my late 20s I was using level 2 (labeled for combination skin) and when the Clinique rep found out I had rosacea she sold me this other kind. I seem to remember it being like a "level 0" you had to request, but it might have just been that she explained to me that level 1 ("for dry or very dry skin") is also for sensitive skin. I haven't bought it in years but I still have a bar due to using it only rarely (and also it just lasts).

    I haven't tried Burts Bees Sensitive Skin line. I used Cetaphil in the past on a dermatologist's recommendation but never really liked it. I prefer the more natural ingredient products, and short ingredient lists or single ingredients, just so there aren't so many things for my skin to react to.

    Thanks for your advice! I do hesitate to use oils, even though it makes sense to use as few ingredients as possible, because I have tried almond oil multiple times and always with bad results. It causes stinging and redness, the typical flareup. It works great for my body, though! I might try the laura mercier moisturizer since I keep hearing good things about that brand. I'm also nervous about using alba botanica stuff because I think I'm sensitive to fragrances. Honestly, I don't know anymore. I'm just constantly red.

    I have been using the First Aid Beauty stuff (Ultra repair moisturizer-not the cream, ultra repair serum, and pure skin face cleanser) to some good results. It doesn't feel irritating and it moisturizes like nothing else I've ever used. The dry flakes I used to have are all gone and my skin is super soft. But again, the redness is still there. Whether or not my rosacea is exacerbated by this new skincare line, I can't tell.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Scarlett Jones View Post
    Whatever you use be careful not to over do it with to many products. That could actually make it worse. That’s what happened to me. Make sure you wait a least 15 minutes in between products including face wash and moisturizer.


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    I will remember that, thanks!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Elmo View Post
    hi I’ve posted in another thread but maybe it’d be better asking here? I’m new to all this face regime stuff. I dont really get the difference between moisturiser, lotion, cleanser....are cleansers to use instead of face wash or as well?
    I’m considering using this:
    Cerave lotion UK version, anything that could feed yeast & demodex? or any other concern like possible irritants?
    would it be ok to use as a base for zz? or just a face moisturiser?
    They aren't selling the face product here yet.

    Aqua/Water, Glycerin, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Cetearyl Alcohol, Cetyl Alcohol, Dimethicone, Phenoxyethanol, Polysorbate 20, Ceteareth-20, Behentrimonium Methosulfate, Polyglyceryl-3 Diisostearate, Sodium Lauroyl Lactylate, Ethylhexyglycerin, Potassium Phosphate, Disodium Edtae, Dipostassium Phosphate, Ceramide NP, Ceramide AP, Phytosphingosine, Cholesterol, Xanthan Gum, Carbomer, Sodium Hylauronate, Tocopherol, Ceramide EOP.


    There is this one too, calls itself moisturising cream but its looks like very similar ingredients:

    Aqua/Water, Glycerin, Cetearyl Alcohol, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Cetyl Alcohol, Ceteareth-20, Petrolatum, Dimethicone, Phenoxyethanol, Behentrimonium Methosulfate, Potassium Phosphate, Ethylhexyglycerin, Sodium Lauroyl Lactylate, Disodium Edta, Dipostassium Phosphate, Ceramide NP, Ceramide AP, Phytoshingosine, Cholesterol, Xanthan Gum, Carbomer, Sodium Hyaluronate, Tocopherol, Ceramide EOP


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    They both look okay to me! I'm not an expert, but I've been staring at skincare ingredients for 2 months now trying to find the best combination for me. As long as cetyl and cetearyl alcohol doesn't bother you, these should be okay. They're both fatty alcohols, which are different from other alcohols that are more akin to rubbing alcohol that can harm skin. The only thing I would maybe be worried about is the phenoxyethanol. It's a preservative and is often at the bottom of an ingredient list instead of other preservatives, like parabens. But it can also be used as an emollient and humectant and would then be placed higher on an ingredient list since there would be more of it in a product. I avoid large amounts of this because it is a harsher alcohol, but many people use Cerave, so this might work for you anyway.

    Also, CosDNA.com might help you as you try to figure out ingredients lists. It's a huge database of skincare products that tells you whether ingredients are harmful or helpful and what they are used for. It's definitely not perfect and sometimes has incorrect or missing information, but I find that it helps. It also has an "Analyze Cosmetics" tab that allows you to copy and paste ingredients lists instead of searching for a particular item.

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    I tried oil cleansing with Castor oil and hemp oil- disaster. But then I used almond oil. I just massage a small amount on my face and cleanse it off using two wet cotton pads (2x2 sides) that is fine to take off make up. One will do if you just want to remove dirt and oil- I don't usually bother if I haven't worn make up, I just rub in a little oil and put on moisturiser (always moisturise Onto a wet face though it really makes a difference usually just a thimble full of water thrown on your face is enough). Other than that I just put my face in the shower twice a week. My pores are fine and I'm only lightly pink- in the normal range. I came onto the site to report it, and it seems others are having success with almond oil too. I always thought oil was supposed to be bad for rosacea- but I think it depends crucially on the variety.




    Quote Originally Posted by Justpeachy View Post
    I'm 23 and have had rosacea for about 7 years, but I only recently was officially diagnosed. I always knew I had to be careful with my skin, but now I am actively trying to repair/minimize damage. The problem is there are so many sensitive skin and rosacea products out there that I am feeling a bit overwhelmed.

    So, my question is, what cleansers and moisturizers work for you? I've used Burt's Bees Sensitive Skin line for a few years, but I'm anxious to hear if anyone else has experience with it and whether it is actually pretty safe to use. I have also recently discovered the First Aid Beauty skin care line and purchased the Ultra Repair Face Moisturizer (which really helped with redness and dryness at first) and the Skin Rescue Daily Face Cream (which has minimal ingredients but might be causing extra redness).

    I hear a lot about Cerave and Cetaphil but I'm wary of these two brands since the cetaphil cleanser has sodium lauryl sulfate in it and since the cerave spf 50 facial sunscreen gave me a flare up.

    What do you guys think? Any info would be greatly appreciated.

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    I really struggled to find anything that works, but I eventually found a brand called PAI and I have been using this for some years and the Chamomile and Rosehip calming Day cream, and the Camelia and Rose Gentle Hydrating Cleanser both never irritate. I tried a 'hydrating' one of theirs I didn't get on with, but these ones mentioned above are designed for Rosaceans and I swear by them . I ordered them online from a UK based company that does all sorts of natural cosmetics.
    Now I've moved from UK to Australia I have to get these shipped to me (but luckily it's free worldwide shipping). Ideally I'd like to find an Australian alternative though as I have to buy them in GBP currency and I won't have that forever as I don't work there anymore. Any Australian suggestions would be welcome.

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    I use the Dermalogica Ultracalming Cleanser, and about once a week if my skin hasn't been very reactive, I'll use the Special Cleansing Gel and the Precleanse oil. Unfortunately they are expensive but the larger sizes last a long time.

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    I use one of two Bioderma micellar solutions depending on what I'm doing: morning and night regular cleanse, I use Hydrabio, and if I'm removing makeup, I use Sensibio (Crealine in France, same product). The reason I use Sensibio for makeup removal is just that it's cheaper. Hydrabio is definitely superior.

    The above by dermatologist prescription and also she forbade me from getting tap water on my face anyways.

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    Hi! I've been using bioderma sensibio gel moussant for some years now and I find that it works great for me! It cleanses the skin without drying and is super gentle. As moisturizer I use Paulas Choice Calm spf 30, a great spf!

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