Q. I have mild rosacea and wonder what suggestions you have for a cleanser/wash and a light moisturiser?
A. In your longer email, you ask if Weleda Almond Oil range would be good for your skin and pharmacist Shabir Daya says ‘’yes indeed, this natural gentle collection would be soothing and a good fit for rosacea-prone skin’. Almond Soothing Cleansing Lotion/£10.50 for 75 ml, Almond Soothing Facial Cream for Day and Night/£15.75 for 30ml at weleda.co.uk.
Shabir Daya also recommends Very Clear products from the Derma E range, including Very Clear Moisturizing Cream/£18.95 for 56g at victoriahealth.com. These products are formulated to reduce redness and irritation as well as helping to clear and prevent acne breakouts and blemishes.
Argan Organics is a consistently impressive small range from Scotland, which uses natural ingredients and is very well-priced. Their Rosacea Cream – Sea Buckthorn Anti Redness Treatment is currently £14.99 for 50 ml from Amazon. Reviewers mostly found it helped, some greatly. (NB in our experience, very few products suit everyone.)
A colleague with long-term mild rosacea has found Dr Hauschka Rose Day Cream/£32.49 for 30 ml from drhauschka.com, which she has now used for years, suits her skin best.
When we last asked a leading dermatologist for suggestions for rosacea, the top choice was Medik8, which offers Red Alert Cleanse Calming Foaming Cleanser/£25 for 150 ml, which is sulphate- and soap-free. Companion products are Red Alert Serum Redness Calming Serum/£32 for 15ml, and Redness Corrector Advanced Neutralising Cream/£63 for 50 ml from medik8.com.