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    29 Beauty Products That People Who Have Rosacea Swear By

    Take it from someone who has it, rosacea is the pits. Here are things reviewers say help.

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    1. Dr. Jart Cicapair Tiger Grass Color Correcting Treatment goes on cooling and smooth, is easy to blend in, and will make you look in the mirror five minutes later wondering where all that redness went! I use it daily as a moisturizer under my foundation and some reviewers even use it as a CC cream. It's *that* good. And it has SPF 30!

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    Like I said up there ^, I use this every single day and to demonstrate just how well it works, I put it on half of my face in the pic on the left. Seriously, the color cancelling prowess is impressive. Also it took me nearly a year to go through the full-size jar. So if the price has you feeling iffy, you can try out a travel version. Seriously, I'm forever indebted to this stuff.

    Promising review: "I have rosacea on both my cheeks and a bit on chin and also have a couple of acne spots on my chin as well and I’ve tried so many foundations to cover up my cheeks and no matter how full coverage my cheeks will still show through. So I decided to try this and I love it!!!! I use this after primer and moisturizer and then use a foundation (because I fake tan and my face is paler than my body) and my skin looks amazing!!! I’m so impressed! I love makeup but I could never really use a lot of face products because I was embarrassed. Definitely recommend if you have rosacea and want to wear full coverage foundation or even as a BB cream." —elyse1518

    Get it from Sephora for $18+ (available in two sizes).

    2. And Dr. Jart Cicapair™ Tiger Grass Calming Gel Cream is also worth calling out thanks to its equally cooling effect on your irritated skin. Heck, even if you're not going through a rosacea flare-up, the Centella Rx will still feel incredibly soothing. (This is also a personal fave.)

    the tube of the cream in a pool of the green gel
    Sephora

    I don't use this every single day, but on days when my skin is feeling particularly irritated, I'll layer this on with other moisturizing products before bed.

    Promising review: "I was so excited to try this. I have rosacea and have had this for over 10 years. Any moisturizer I use burns or leaves me with dry, scaly patches no matter what I do. I have been using this gel cream for almost a month and I am impressed. It goes on light as it is a gel more than cream, and moisturizes extremely well. I have noticed my redness has kept to a minimum, even in this summer weather and with a bit of a sunburn. I use this mornings before makeup and love it." —LenaGreecian23

    Get it from Sephora for $48.

    You can *also* get the matching serum for $46 but for me it didn't make as much of a difference for that price point versus a more affordable hyaluronic acid serum. The $23 spray feels nice, but I don't see a drastic enough improvement in redness thanks to it to *officially* rec it as a must-have for rosacea sufferers here.

    3. Admire My Skin Brightening Serum earns lots of credit in the Amazon reviews from people with hyperpigmentation and melasma. But folks with rosacea will also find it incredibly useful in their skincare routine.

    reviewer pic of patches of rosacea on cheeks that are lightened after four days of use, then much lighter after 14 days of use
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    Promising review: "I used this all over my face once a day for just 11 days. It tingles a little bit but nothing major, it didn’t peel my skin off or anything. I’m gonna continue to use this for the darker sun spots on my face, but so far so good! It’s even helped my rosacea I had on my cheeks and some acne scarring from my teenage years!" —Courtney

    Get it from Amazon for $20.40.

    4. Tarte Shape Tape Concealer is a GOAT for many but rosacea sufferers will especially find its magic-like covering prowess helpful for when you're aiming for a full-coverage lewk.

    model with half of face with concealer, half of it without concealer
    Tarte

    Promising review: "Great coverage! I have rosacea and this covers it perfect!" —French Fries

    Get it from Tarte for $27 (available in 35 shades).

    5. Bio-Oil is better known for its ability to lighten scars, pregnancy stretch marks, and other spots. But! Lots of reviewers say it does wonders for dry, super-sensitive rosacea breakouts.

    reviewer's hand holding the bottle
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    OK, so I've never used my bottle of Bio-Oil to specifically treat my rosacea. Yet, I've used it to moisturize my skin in the dead of winter or target super dry elbows and knees. This is gonna be your new fave multi-purpose skincare product. (Psst, a lil' goes a long way.)

    Promising review: "If you have sensitive, dry skin, or rosacea, this is the product for you! I’ve been using this product for two years now, and I’m obsessed. I use it for uneven skin tone and dry skin. It’s super light, smells good, and never irritates my face. I recently had a massive dry skin rosacea outbreak and used this three times a day and it went away in two days!" —Beatrice

    Get it from Amazon for $8.89+ (available in three sizes).

    6. InstaNatural Vitamin C Serum offers up some seriously soothing and moisturizing abilities on the reg with its hyaluronic acid, but especially when you suffer a flare-up. Get behind me, Satan!

    reviewer's pic of a very bright looking patch of rosacea breakout, then it lightened two days after initial treatment, then much later four days later
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    Promising review: "I absolutely adore this product. I recently had a horrible flare-up of rosacea. I knew that vitamin C helps to strength the walls of capillaries. So I began looking for a vitamin C serum to treat my rosacea. I did this on my own...this was not a prescribed treatment, but it worked. I will always have this on hand from now on." —Shauna Little

    Get it from Amazon for $17.78 (or Subscribe & Save for $16.89/month).

    7. The Ordinary Niacinamide helps regulate sebum and minimize pores thanks to its potent vitamin and mineral formula. Reviewers say it helps reduce redness and lets the *glow* shine through.

    the bottle of the product
    @deciem / Via instagram.com

    Vegan, cruelty-free, and formulated without alcohol, silicone, nuts, gluten, and fragrance.

    Promising review: "I’ve been looking for a product with these exact ingredients to help out with acne and rosacea. Healed my blemishes and reduced my redness in just a few applications. It’s a thin gel that absorbs almost instantly, so be sure to spread it on your face quickly. No odor or fragrance. Did not sting or burn, which is great because I have extremely sensitive skin. I have recommended this to several friends." —LClark

    Get it from Amazon for $13.70.

    8. Glossier Solution has chemical exfoliants perfect for babes with super sensitive skin (which, tbh, I think most rosacea sufferers have!) to help lighten scarring, improve general skin tone, and slough off dead skin you no longer need. Say buh-bye to those physical exfoliants that leave you redder and more irritated.

    Glossier

    Promising review: "I have spent years trying to find something that helps reduce the redness and bumps associated with rosacea. My skin is SO SENSITIVE, I had honestly given up even trying to use acne medicines as they just destroyed my skin. Even so, my skin looked terrible. It was so volatile, bumpy, and red. Makeup didn't hide it well, either. In January, I purchased Glossier's three-step cleansing and moisturizing system, and solution. My skin is amazing now. Honestly. I still get a few breakouts, but my once dead and dull, angry skin looks nice even without makeup! It's not fully recovered yet, but it's getting there. Thank you, Glossier!" —Kels 1.

    Get it from Glossier for $24.

    9. Paula's Choice Skin Balancing Pore-Reducing Toner is made to target clogged pores and blackheads *but* reviewers who came for that have also found that it helps treat their rosacea!

    toner coming out of the overturned bottle
    Amazon

    Promising review: "I love this stuff. I have had skin issues my entire life — bad acne, rosacea, dry skin, enlarged pores — and this has cured all of that. After just two weeks, my skin is almost flawless. I’m very sensitive, so some nights I add a thicker moisturizer instead of serum and it works like a dream. Buy this!!" —Caroline

    Get it from Amazon for $21 (or Subscribe & Save for $19.95/month).

    10. Era Organics Soothe Moisturizer deserves main billing in your daily routine thanks to anti-inflammatory ingredients like milk thistle, MSM, and chamomile. Seriously though, the reviewer pics are STAGGERING.

    reviewer pic of very blotchy painful looking rosacea all over the face, then an after pic of the red irritation looking much lighter
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    Promising review: "I thought red blotchy skin from my rosacea was just something I was going to have to live with. I didn't want to use prescriptive drugs. I stumbled upon this product, and with the great price, I figured I had nothing to lose. The first time I applied it I was so impressed. It has an immediate cooling sensation on the skin, a non-greasy formula and absorbed quickly. Within minutes my redness was gone. I was in shock. I stopped needing to wear foundation to hide my blotchiness. I love this product and can't imagine my life without it now!" —George R. Griffith

    Get it from Amazon for $22.63 (or Subscribe & Save for $15.80/month).

    11. Mario Badescu Azulene Calming Mask contains soothing azulene, chamomile extract, and balsam peru, making it a solid (anti-inflammatory) option for any babes who've found that their sensitive skin doesn't exactly gel with most masks on the market.

    the jar of the mask
    Amazon

    Promising review: "I’ve had extremely bad rosacea for the last two years and struggled to find a face mask that didn’t irritate it. This mask is extremely cooling, which is what rosacea needs. I’d highly recommend!" —Amazon Customer

    Get it from Amazon for $18.

    12. Stila One Step, Color Correcting Facial Serum works as a makeup primer that's a step above the rest for anyone looking to create an even-tone canvas for foundation... or find a color-correcting solution that'd leave you makeup-free.

    reviewer pic showing a very bad sunburn on the face then the same reviewer with makeup on and looking a bit tan rather than severely sunburned
    amazon.com

    This reviewer ^ used it to cover up a bad sunburn rather than rosacea, but good lord look at the calming/covering abilities!

    Promising review: "I have rosacea all over my face, especially in my cheeks, sensitive skin with enlarged pores, and my T-zone is usually oily (I know, I have everything!). You have to apply one pump of the product on the back of your hand and mix it (it will turn green and don't be scared the color will disappear after it settles) and then you apply it all over your face, let it sit for one minute and you will see the difference. It's magic! For those of us with rosacea, we need to apply foundation as well, but this primer alone creates a nice canvas. The texture is weightless and it blends imperceptibly into your skin and won't clog pores or settle into fine lines." —UGdg

    Get it from Amazon for $36.

    13. La Roche-Posay Toleriane Double Repair Face Moisturizer is a common dermatologist rec (including from my derm!) with prebiotic thermal water and niacinamide to hydrate skin for up to 48 hours!!!

    the tube of moisturizer
    Amazon

    As a person with formerly oily skin, I'm always worried that something super moisturizing will make me feel greasy. This does not! I use this bb all the time and really adore it. And like I already stated, my derm gave me a sample of this and said "Use this brand. It's great." And she's right!

    Promising review: "I have rosacea and this product is a godsend in so many ways. It's completely devoid of the ingredients that can aggravate rosacea (oil, fragrance, dyes, fruit extracts, etc), but even better, it includes ingredients that can help improve rosacea. Ceramide and niacinamide can strengthen the skin's moisture barrier, making us less reactive to everything under the sun. There are many skincare lines that cater to rosacea skin but their products cost so much more. Hint: if you are having a rosacea flare, you might experience some redness and burning when you first try this (I did). Before you give up, try extending your skin care routine. Wash with a very gentle cleanser (the Gentle Hydrating cleanser is awesome), then wait 20 minutes. Then apply your rosacea medicine, wait 20 minutes. Then apply this moisturizer. Sometimes when you're flared, everything (even just washing your face) makes your skin mad." —CollegeProfessor

    Get it from Amazon for $19.99 (available with or without SPF 30).

    14. And La Roche-Posay Toleriane Hydrating Gentle Cleanser, another essential in my skincare routine, tackles makeup without stripping your skin of moisture or triggering a flare-up. I can use this in the morning and at the end of the day when I wash away my daily drag. Seriously, no need to double cleanse!

    two bottles of the face wash and a bottle of moisturizer
    @larocheposayusa / Via instagram.com

    Yet another thing my derm recommended! This bottle lasts for what feels like foreverrrr. While I'm talking about the brand, I also find the Hyalu B5 Pure Hyaluronic Acid Serum to be super gentle and soothing on my face, and it soaks in super fast.

    Promising review: "Very gentle and effective for my hyper-sensitive skin with rosacea and psoriasis. Decent rinsability, leaves skin soft and moisturized, but not greasy. This was recommended by Trinny London on one of her skin care posts, she is right! Great product at a reasonable price, highly recommended!" —Felis librarius

    Get it from Amazon for $14.99.

    15. Aveeno Ultra-Calming Foaming Cleanser *gently* washes the day from your lovely visage. Don't worry, it's made for dry, sensitive skin.

    the bottle of cleanser
    Amazon

    Promising review: "I can't believe how well this washes my face! I wear heavy makeup to cover up my rosacea and it takes it off so well. It's SO light and airy and foamy. No irritation for me at all. Very happy with this. It was recommended by my dermatologist and I will continue to use this." —Amazon Customer

    Get it from Amazon for $5.66.

    16. Honeyskin Ultimate Face and Body Cream delivers results on all kinds of irritating skin issues besides rosacea, like eczema, psoriasis, and other rashes. TL;DR, it's good to have in your medicine cabinet.

    reviewer pic of extremely inflamed patch of rosacea on cheek with raised rashes, then a  lightly pink look at the same cheek a week later, then an even lighter view of the cheek a month into use
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    Promising review: "I am absolutely blown away by the results from using this product. I have moderate rosacea made severe by pregnancy, and was at a major loss as to how to manage it. Unable to treat my rosacea as I normally would and with my sensitivity at an all time high (I couldn’t tolerate anything more than Vaseline), I decided to give this a whirl and could not be happier that I did. I think my picture speaks for itself, but within one week this cream SIGNIFICANTLY improved my rosacea and sensitivity and by a month my skin was completely smooth with minimal redness and scarring left from the months long flare I’d been having. Fan of Honeyskin for life here!!!" —LR

    Get it from Amazon for $34.97.

    17. And the Honeyskin Face and Body Wash that some reviewers say is the best match for their sensitive, irritated skin.

    hand. holding the bottle
    amazon.com

    Promising review: "I have very sensitive skin and in my 30s. I've developed rosacea. I was using Era Organics and that worked pretty well until they changed the product, then it burned my skin, so I decided to try this. Immediately it soothed my skin and it calmed the angry redness from the rosacea. with this face wash my skin looks almost normal again, the best my skin had looked in years. Please don't change the formula!!!" —turtledove

    Get it from Amazon for $14.99.

    18. Neutrogena Hydro Boost Water Gel-Cream packs in hyaluronic acid for a soothing effect on parched, irritated skin. And it won't clog your pores, bc as if you needed another thing to worry about.

    two of the containers of the gel cream stacked
    Amazon

    Promising review: "I've tried many products... including some high-priced creams. I suffer with rosacea and dry skin... so dry in fact that sometimes I felt like I have facial dandruff. My skin is very sensitive as well. Using this product morning and night has not helped with the redness ( I've given up hope on that problem) but my facial dryness is much-improved. I don't write reviews often. But somewhere out there someone suffers with the same problem I have, and perhaps this cream can help them." —Deanna LaForce

    Get it from Amazon for $15.94.

    Check out our full review of Neutrogena Hydro Boost Gel Cream.

    19. e.l.f. Tone Adjusting Face Primer helps cancel out redness and preps your skin for whatever your day (or night) has ahead for you.

    the bottle of the product
    Amazon

    Cruelty-free and vegan!

    Promising review: "I have this on my monthly order rotation. I have rosacea and it helps tone down the red, as well as protect my skin so when I apply my foundation it's not as irritated and dried out. I love E.L.F. products and frequently recommend them to people. If you have issues with red splotchy skin and dryness related issues, you NEED to try this. At the price they offer it's well worth it.

    You don't have to use a lot either. I apply before putting on my makeup. Usually waiting about 5–10 minutes before putting base or foundation on. I've also noticed that by using this my makeup tends to go on smoother and last longer. Working 10–12 hours days, that helps out a lot!" —Pontifex27

    Get it from Amazon for $6.

    20. Weleda Skin Food contains chamomile, calendula, and pansy for a fantastic moisturizer folks with especially irritated, dry, and flaky skin will wonder how they lived so long without.

    person squeezing some of the product into their open palm
    Amazon

    Promising review: "Psoriasis, rosacea, sensitive skin, dry skin... you name it and I have it on my face. I am always looking for good moisturizing options that can hide flaky patches without making me look like an oil slick. This stuff is probably in my top two facial products. I took other reviewers' advice and apply a pea-sized amount before bed and wake up to soft supple skin with no hint of greasiness. If I want to reapply before I head to work, I generally mix half a pea-sized amount with a lighter Cerave facial moisturizer and apply all over my face/neck to avoid the oil slick effect as this stuff is THICK. A tip for those saying it’s too thick to spread without pulling at delicate skin — rub the cream between your fingers/palms and then pat it all over instead of rubbing it in. I don’t wear makeup because my skin’s too sensitive so I can’t comment on how this works under makeup but that does speak to how awesome it is for even the most sensitive skin. The scent is a bit ‘earthy’ in an herbal kind of way but I like it and it fades within about 20 minutes anyway." —Mistelle

    Get it from Amazon for $17.74.

    21. Dermaced Redness Redux Advanced Rosacea & Skin Redness Serum has lots of fans in the comments that range from folks who're newly diagnosed to those who've been dealing with redness for more than a decade.

    the bottle of the product
    Amazon

    Promising review: "I have been diagnosed with eczema and acne since I was 10 but I recently saw a dermatologist and was diagnosed with rosacea. I did some research and ordered this product — holy cripes is it effective!! Within a couple of days, the bright red, itchy patches on my face have gone away. Thanks for having such a great product!!" —A. Waggoner

    Get it from Amazon for $34.

    22. ESARORA Ice Roller seems to be the one thing missing from everyone's routine. Reviewers tout its soothing abilities for headaches, oncoming breakouts, and yes, for rosacea too!

    amazon.com

    Promising review: "These great reviews are for a reason! How have I lived without this little gem?! I’ve had it for two days and have used it 5+ times... SO relaxing, helps with my rosacea inflammation and oncoming painful zits. I haven’t had a headaches to try it out, but going by how nice it feels on my neck and forehead I would assume it’s effective in that sense as well!" —Tiffany

    Get it from Amazon for $16.99+ (available in nine colors).

    23. Tatcha The Indigo Cream Soothing Skin Protectant delivers relief and hydration in a velvety-rich formula, which is something anyone dealing with rosacea can appreciate. Can I get an AMEN?!

    the open tub of the cream
    Sephora

    FYI, this stuff contains colloidal oatmeal, which is recognized by the FDA for treating eczema.

    Promising review: "This product is a game-changer. I suffer from rosacea and dermatitis and this product has given me so much relief. So worth the money!" —kbbyy

    Get it from Sephora or Tatcha for $85.

    24. Cetaphil Redness-Relieving Night Moisturizer does the dang thing for your inflamed, irritated skin while you get your beauty sleep thanks to a formula with calming licorice extract, allantoin, and caffeine.

    the tube of moisturizer and its packaging
    Amazon

    Promising review: "I had pretty bad rosacea and my prescribed creams were pretty pricey but my dermatologist suggested I tried this as an alternative and it works wonders! I use this and the foam cleanser for both the day and night. I tried the 'day' version cream of this and it made my skin too dry. BUT this product works great for morning use." —Crystal P.

    Get it from Amazon for $13.79.

    25. And the Cetaphil Redness Control Daily Foaming Face Wash gently works its non-comedogenic magic to wash away dirt and oil without leaving your skin feeling stripped.

    the bottle of cleanser
    Amaozn

    Promising review: "I have rosacea and this has been the only face wash that hasn’t irritated my face. It’s gentle but strong enough to clean my face. I have SUPER sensitive skin and this is absolutely perfect. Scent isn’t overwhelming strong but it’s delightful. Highly recommend! Won’t go to any other brand for my face needs!" —Sam

    Get it from Amazon for $9.49.

    26. Clinique Redness Solutions Makeup masks vibrant red patches in one makeup formula in case you'd rather forgo the priming step in your daily routine.

    amazon.com, Amazon

    Promising review: "This product is awesome!!! I have rosacea as seen in the top photo, after I get out the shower my face is always super red. Just a little bit of this you can see a big difference in the second photo, after I apply all my makeup the last photo, I feel like I only have a tad red that shows through which looks like I used blush and I do not. This is the best foundation product that I have found! Will be buying this again for sure!" —Bev

    Get it from Amazon for $35.89 (available in six shades).

    27. Eucerin Redness Relief Night Creme hydrates and soothes while you drift off to Dreamland. Plus, the under-$10 price point won't keep you up at night about fitting your new go-to in your budget.

    the tub of night cream
    Amazon

    Promising review: "I have rosacea that was flaring up after using an expensive prescription cream for a year. Within a week, I saw a significant improvement in redness and blood vessel appearance. This works as well, if not better, than the $150 prescription I was using." —Kaye Werner

    Get it from Amazon for $10.40.

    28. La Roche-Posay Cicaplast Baume B5 Balm works its rich (but matte!) formula of shea butter and glycerin on your face and/or body. So just keep this bb around for when your largest organ gets a bit irritated.

    the tube of product
    @larocheposayusa / Via instagram.com

    Promising review: "This product is fantastic. No odor, wonderful texture. It completely calms down my rosacea including breakouts. I am thrilled and will be ordering this again and again. The price point is excellent and the quality is wonderful." —Chris

    Get it from Amazon for $14.99.

    29. IT Cosmetics Bye Bye Redness Neutralizing Color-Correcting Cream takes just a little bit to do a whole lot of red-masking for people with lighter skin tones — and with full coverage to boot!

    light skin model with the three shades swatched on their forearm
    SEphora

    Promising review: "I have tried everything to try and hide my rosacea. This is hands down the best product out there. I have tried so many and nothing works better. You do not need a lot, a little goes a long way." —fiatgirl24

    Get it from Sephora for $34.

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