Red skin is known for not only causing those who suffer from it to look flushed, but for also being extremely sensitive.
Redness can vary from extremely severe cases of rosacea that actually cause major acne and discomfort, to mild redness through areas of the face such as the nose that are apt to show hormonal imbalance.
If you suffer from a red complexion than you need products that will not only help to color correct your skin, but that will soothe it and be gentle enough to not cause further irritation!
Check out these tried and true products below to stock up on!
*If you believe you have rosacea, please consult a dermatologist for recommended treatment, as I am not a medical professional.
Best Cleansers for Facial Redness
1. Eucerin Sensitive Skin Redness Relief Cleansing Gel
This drugstore option cleanser, hails from the renowned sensitive skin cult favorite brand Eucerin and is soap, fragrance and paraben free, meaning it won’t dry out your skin or leave it feeling tight.
This cleanser also contains licorice root extract which helps sooth inflamed skin.
2. Paula’s Choice SKIN RECOVERY Softening Cream Cleanser
This gentle, creamy cleanser rinses free with water and works to hydrate the skin, while cushioning it to promote a soft, glowing texture.
3. Murad Redness Therapy Soothing Gel Cleanser
This cleanser is enhanced with moisture beads as well as antioxidant-rich goji berry extract to protect the skin from environmental aggressors, while locking in moisture and alleviating redness and inflammation.
Best Toners for Facial Redness
1. Mario Badescu Aloe Vera Toner
This alcohol free toner contains Aloe Vera which is a natural ingredient used to treat a number of skin conditions, including Rosacea.
Aloe Vera is often included in many home remedies and products for its ability to help reduce redness, inflammation, swelling, and pain.
2. Belif Problem Solution Toner
Belief uses effective herbal ingredients such as white willow bark extract and tea tree oil among others that help to promote a healthy pH level and combat redness.
This watery-textured toner comes in a transparent formula that works to soothe and refresh the skin.
3. Kopari Coconut Rose Toner
For those who have redness and large pores, this toner by Kopari is formulated with the powerful antioxidant Witch Hazel that helps to restore the skin’s natural balance, while also calming redness and minimizing pores.
Witch Hazel is an effective toner, yet also gentle enough to soothe and calm the skin without overdrying it.
Best Moisturizers for Facial Redness
1. Biossance Squalane + Probiotic Gel Moisturizer
This light gel moisturizer with probiotic technology is infused with squalane (an organic compound derived from olives and wheat germ) to help reduce moisture loss and prevent against environmental stressors.
With a plant-based formula, this product not only locks in moisture, but promotes a brightened, healthy-looking complexion.
2. Clinique Redness Solutions Daily Relief Cream
This oil free moisturizer from Clinique works on wonders on diminishing redness, be it reactive or persistent!
This cream has also been shown to lessen the appearance of broken capillaries.
3. Jurlique Calendula Redness Rescue Soothing Moisturizing Cream
This lightweight and non-greasy moisturizer helps to soothe and calm skin with a blend of calendula and witch hazel while diminishing redness with anti-inflammatory properties.
This cream is awesome because it actually helps prevent future redness flare-ups as well.
Best Serums for Facial Redness
1. Rosadyn Soothing CoQ10 Facial Serum Ultra Calming
This serum packs a major punch for being so inexpensive!
With ingredients like hyaluronic acid to help moisturize and repair skin, as well as Vitamins A, B, and C, and retinol, this product is multi-faceted in that it functions like a redness relief cream, anti-aging cream, calming lotion, AND serum.
2. PCA Skin Anti Redness Serum
This serum contains red and brown algae, along with chamomile which help to soothe the skin and diminish redness instantly.
This also works great to apply after a workout to even out redness.
3. iS CLINICAL Pro-Heal Serum Advance+
Although expensive, this serum is a must for anyone who is looking to heal their red skin.
Fortified with Vitamin A, C, and E, as well as olive leaf extract, this serum increases antioxidant protection to the skin while addressing signs of redness, aging, and even acne!
Best Accessory Items for Facial Redness
1. Ren Evercalm Ultra Comforting Rescue Mask
This mask is specifically formulated to address common skin concerns of those who suffer from redness.
This product not only uses white mushroom extract to calm skin by relieving it from redness, itchiness, inflammation, and irritation, but also leaves skin feeling smooth and soft after application!
2. Herbivore Rose Hibiscus Coconut Water Hydrating Face Mist
This facial spray is ideal for those with red skin because it contains rose extract and aloe leaf water, both of which have anti-inflammatory properties.
Bonus Point: Besides refreshing the skin, you can also use this product as a makeup setting spray!
3. First Aid Beauty Ultra Repair Instant Oatmeal Mask
This Allure Best of Beauty winning mask is extremely hydrating and helps to nourish and rejuvenate distressed skin.
This mask works great for redness because the oatmeal and oat bran complexes are super gentle.
Let me know in the comments if you’ve tried any of these products or if I left off the list a great skincare product for redness!