I wish I had the answer to the title question. As a fellow sufferer myself, albeit a very mild case (especially now pregnant and booze free, I’ve noted!) I’ve come to realise that there’s isn’t much by way of a cure. Well, there is the laser – which I think eventually I might try when my ladies at The Retreatery start offering it (they’ve zapped my arm pits, hairy legs and my bikini area and revolutionised my life to boot!), but at this moment in time there’s nothing else that I know about that can really eradicate those aggressive red patches.
Rosacea as a condition affects 6 million of us Brits, so it’s something that I’m hoping they’ll find a magical cure for one of these days. In the meantime, all we can do is manage the symptoms, calm the redness and prevent the spots. I’ve tried two of the products below – the Mirvaso, the cream the Daily Mail covered back in 2014, which to be honest, I didn’t find as ground breaking as it claimed to be, and Odylique’s products which I actually really loved, and felt the condition of my skin overall benefitted from.
I’ve been on the search today for alternative options, and it seems there are all of a sudden lots of products popping up on the market aiming to address the problem of rosacea. From creams, gels and oils I think I’ve found the best of them below. If any of you guys have tried any of the below, or use something you feel works, please feel free to share!
Mirvaso – the only FDA-approved treatment developed and indicated for persistent (nontransient) facial redness of rosacea
Red Alert Serum Anti Redness Serum from Medik8
Jan Marini RosaLieve Redness Reducing Complex from Skin Oracle
La Roche-Posay Rosaliac UV Rich from Feel Unique
SkinCeuticals Redness Neutralizer from Skin Oracle
ROSACURE® Treatment Duo Set from SkinMed
Calming Rose Super Tonic from Odylique
Timeless Rose Moisturiser from Odylique
Revitol Rosacea Cream from Amazon
Darphin 8 – Flower Nectar Care from John Lewis
Redness Solutions Daily Relief Cream from Clinique
Resist Anti-Aging Moisturiser with Retinol from Paula’s Choice
Epionce Medical Barrier Cream from Beauty Product Online
Day Defence Cream from Kalme
Dermalex Rosacea Treatment from Boots