Suffering from rosacea, I get quite red cheeks which when really bad I struggle to cover with makeup. Up until recently I had tried a number of products which hadn't worked and when my beautician suggested I tried the Dermalogica sheer tint redness relief I was happy to give it a try on her recommendation despite it costing £33.
Coming in a medium sized (40ml) white tube with the usual Dermalogica labelling, it is a fairly simple looking product for the price, but for me it has worked wonders. A cooling sensation begins the process upon application and the green tinted moisturiser soon rubs in to the skin. The first night I didn't rub it in properly and got a bit of a fright when I woke up in the morning with a green face but it does rub in well so you could apply on a morning too if required.
For my own personal needs I have found that using the cream once before bed after my usual skin care regime has just about got rid of any redness within around one week. Results were noticeable after two to three days use, but dramatically reduced after a week. Given the high price of the cream I only apply to the affected areas (my cheek bones) and use my normal moisturiser for any other areas of my face.
There isn't really a scent to the cream; it is more of a clean smell from the natural ingredients within it. The cream is tinted a mud green colour but this is purely natural colourings from the ingredients and hasn't got any nasty chemicals to make it that colour. The green formula works to neutralise any reddening of the skin and the results have been magical for me.
The SPF 15 in the cream is a nice little feature although for me using on an evening before bed I'm probably not going to get much use out of this! While the product works for me as a solution to rosacea, it is also described as a healer against sun damage, so I shall be taking this with me when I holiday. It reduces environmental damage but also protects from it, amazing!
The moisturise is light and non-greasy and soaks into the skin well leaving only a touch of green visible if not rubbed in in front of a mirror.
The only niggle with this product and it has nothing to do with the product itself really is the fact that I paid £33 in the salon, unaware that it can be snapped up online for only £25.80 best price.
Dermalogica sheer tint redness relief is another product that I have bought in hopes that it will be the one that will help with my Rosacea skin.
It costs in the region of £30 and can be bought in beauty salons and from specialist online stockists.
The sheer tint redness relief is green based moisturiser that not only defends against irritation and sensitivity but the green tint in it also helps neutralize redness.
I am in two minds about this product. The green tint isn't as heavy and doesn't make me look as ill and ashy as some green based primers can but at the same time I realy am not a fan of green bases to neutralize redness as I think they can end up making your skin look worse. Because this one is lighter green than most and absorbs into the skin so well it isn't too bad but I still need to use a foundation or tinted moisturiser on top of it.
As a moisturiser it works really well and leaves my skin feeling instantly hydrated and comfortable. It doesn't cause me to have any breakouts and is gentle enough that it doesn't irritate my skin in the slightest.
It also gives my skin a lovely sheen which sounds strange when I say I have greasy skin and spend a lot of time trying to make my skin matt but the sheen with this is more fresh looking and I would describe it as dewy.
As well as helping to disguise redness the sheer tint redness relief also helps to stop environmental aggravators from irritating my skin. It has an spf15 built in which I think is really important as I am a firm believer in wearing an spf all year round even in the middle of winter.
You also only need a little of this as a little goes a long way so even though it is expensive it lasts a lot longer than some cheaper ones where you need to use much more product.
If you suffer from redness then you could do worse than this and as a moisturiser it works really well but there are other redness disguising products on the market which are better and if you are looking for something that covers redness more naturally then you are better going for a yellow bases tint instead.
I have sensitive skin and have a naturally rosy complexion, however around my nose this redness is a little more of a problem. It is a mild form of acne rosacea which is an inflamation of skin cells. This isnt really a problem for me as it is not glaringly obvious but I do like to combat it a little and when applying make-up I like to even out my skin tone which is where this product comes in.
The premise of this product is that it relieves redness and defends against inflammation brought on by skin sensitivity. I find that it works really well, since using this product I have had less flare ups, the redness is less prominent and I notice a definite difference to my overall skin tone once my make up has been applied. Dermalogica say that "the natural earth minerals in the product actively counter redness, while soothing extracts calm inflamed, irritated skin. Sunscreens, Vitamin E and phytoactive anti-irritant agents provide critical defense against UV rays and help to control severity of daily flare-ups and long-term damage caused by the elements" (information is from their website).
This is expensive because it costs £25 for a 40ml tube. But with this a little goes a long way so it does last quite a while. I have tried other anti redness creams and I consider this one to be the most effective. i do believe that if something works it is worth that little bot of extra cash.
The packaging is typical of dermalogica. A white tube with bod grey writing up the right hand side. The tube narrows to a filtered point which is great as it means that the product comes out in a more refined manner reducing waste. I think the packaging is simple but expensive looking.
The first thing that you would notice about this is the violent green colour, but don't worry as it absorbs into the skin it dies down and does not leave a green residue at all. Green counteracts redness and so it effectively evens out the skin tone. The lotion goes on easily and doesn't smell unpleasant at all. It has a mild smell almost vegetable like but pleasant. I think its hard to describe.
This product works. It reduces the redness and definitely assists me in evening my skin tone. I find this more obvious after I have applied my make up. It last too, I find that if I use it in the morning my skin still looks good in the early evening.
I think if you have acne rosacea or redness pigmentation in your skin this product would be a huge help and I would greatly recommend giving it a try!
Well if you have been reading my other reviews you will know that I suffer from the delightful condition called rosacea, which causes red inflammation and pigmentation in the skin. I am lucky as I suffer from a mild form, which means that I look flushed a lot of the time in my cheeks and my skin is quite sensitive.
I have tried a few products and then someone recommended this one by Dermalogica. So I dutifully handed over my £25 for 40ml and took it home to try it. Well I was rather shocked when I squeezed out the mossy green substance from the tube. I know green counteracts red but this stuff is quite vivid. Anyway I applied it just to my cheeks to start with instead of my normal moisturiser and I found that it absorbed quite easily, the green colour disappearing. It didn't make my skin feel greasy and I could apply my makeup, which lasted all day. I was also impressed that this included an SPF 15, something which is great for my stupid fair skin. As for the redness in my skin, it seemed to counteract it and once I had my foundation on I thought the difference was quite startling.
So now I use this everyday instead of my old moisturiser and I couldn't be happier, I have found the product for me, for now...until my skin decides it doesn't like it any more!
Sheer Tint Redness Relief is a product that is described as being a three in one purpose moisturiser because it neutralises, relieves and defends. Its purpose is to calm irritation and sooth inflammation while protecting sensitive skin from damage and reaction caused by exposure to the sun. It is specifically designed for those who have sensitive skin which is prone to redness through blushing, broken veins and Rosacea.
Rosacea is a skin condition that affects the face. It causes redness of the skin through flushes, spots and prominent blood vessels. It is a fairly common problem that is poorly understood and although there is no cure for it, there are remedies to improve the appearance of your skin and this product is one of them.
The reason I bought the product was because I blush too much and because my skin tone is slightly uneven. Blushing happens because of a rush of blood to the blood vessels beneath the surface of the skin and it is usually caused by emotional factors such as embarrassment or anger. I hate blushing because it gives away how I'm feeling and the more people point it out, the more I blush. Oh how I hate it when my friends say, 'look how red you've gone'.
This product is quite shocking in its colour. It is a deep mossy green and the colour is created from the pigmentation of the natural earth minerals which it contains. The colour green cancels out the colour red and so this is the reason for the funny coloured formula. In fact, Princess Diana wore green foundation underneath her normal foundation on her wedding day so that her blushes would be hidden.
The product contains Sea Buckthorn which soothes sensitive skin. It is a substance which is often used to treat skin conditions such as acne because it encourages the regeneration of skin tissues and treats inflammation. It is enriched with the rare fatty acids which are lacking in sensitive skin and therefore helps to restore the health of your skin.
The sunscreen present protects against UV damage, as does the Vitamin E which helps to prevent flare ups and premature aging. Licorice and Oat Kernel moisturize, soothe and calm and the Licorice also fights against free radicals. The Pilewort present performs a soothing and calming action and helps to reduce the redness of the skin.
Some of the plant derivatives included help to decongest the skin and reduce blotchiness of the skin tone while others condition the skin and give it a protective barrier. Because this product is produced for sensitive skin, it contains no artificial colouring or fragrances.
How do you use the product?
The product is to be applied to clean, dry skin as a final step before make up. You squeeze a small amount of the product out of the bottle and apply it to the face. Although the product looks a deep green when it leaves the bottle, it is silky on the skin and when spread, it turns into a sheer tint of green.
One mistake that I made when I first got the product was that I was massaging it into my skin until it disappeared but it needs to rest on the surface with a small amount of a green tint still visible in order for it too cancel out the red. It sounds weird but it works.
I only apply it to my cheeks as this is where my skin tone is uneven and the part of my face that goes red when embarrassed, which is more often than I'd like to admit! After leaving the product to dry, you can then apply your make up as normal. Dermalogica remind you to use caution around the hairline and eyebrows as the formula can dry awkwardly there and show up.
The product costs around £25 for 40ml and it is available from Dermalogica stores and also from many online websites. You'll probably find it cheaper if you shop around. It comes in a plain white tube with a grey screw top lid and you gently squeeze the tube to release the product.
This product really does give a sheer tint. Despite the intense moss like colour of the cream, it goes sheer when spread onto the skin. It gives the skin a shiny slightly greasy look so when using all over the face, you'd need to apply a powder on top. The cream doesn't sting or cause spots on my sensitive skin.
This doesn't really help to cover up my blushes and I think a green tinted foundation would have been more beneficial for my needs. As for helping to reduce the redness of my uneven skin tone, it certainly does the job.