Dermalex Repair Rosacea and Couperose Cream Reviews


Looking more like a sunscreen with some herbal extracts Dermalex Repair has made a gentle entrance to the rosacea market in the UK.

Described as a `treatment cream for Rosacea and Couperose’ Dermalex seems to be a mild and reasonably priced skincare cream.

The product publicity includes the following grand sounding claims’

The patented Tri-solve® technology creates a protective film on the skin helping to restore a thick and hydrated epidermis. Dermalex Rosacea also protects the skin through specific UV filters neutralising an important trigger in the appearance of rosacea symptoms. In addition, the cream contains well-known soothing and calming ingredients. Dermalex Rosacea is a dermatologically tested product for the treatment of rosacea skin symptoms such as redness, flushing, visible spider veins, tightened and hardened skin and dryness.

Who are Dermalex?

We are told that in 2013 the makers of Dermalex, Omega Pharma were to invest 1 million pounds to launch the Dermalex brand. Omega Pharma promote Dermalex as their steroid free range of treatments that will rehydrate, protect and reduce the inflammation of eczema, psoriasis and rosacea.

So Does Dermalex Work ?

Well the story that an easily available (ok if you are in the UK) and affordable treatment will

  1. restore the natural skin barrier
  2. provide daily protection against UVA and UVB rays
  3. reduce recurrence of symptoms
  4. and calm, hydrate and soften the skin.

all sounds good, but what about the results? Well you would have to say that jury is still out as there doesn’t appear to be enough user reviews available as yet.

I would expect any real benefit from Dermalex Repair to be on the mild side and only after many weeks of use.

Still, if that is enough of a benefit to continue to use it then Dermalex may be worth adding to your regime. Please let us know how you get on.


Dermalex appears to only be easily available in the UK – at and

In Australia Dermalex Repair is only promoted as an eczema treatment.

Dermalex User Reviews

Georgia says:

This is is was Dermalex themselves say – “Results vary according to skin type. Within 30 minutes the skin is 18% more hyrdrated and redness reduced by 44 %. They also say spider veins will be reduced by 21 % in four weeks and 34% in eight weeks.”

They also say it could help reduce flare ups and the damage they cause. I think this is probably true and would recommend it to anyone who is newly diagnosed.

So I am at the end of week one. Dermalex definitley suits my skin as a moisturiser. The redness was not reduced in minutes but has certainly reduced to the point where I catch myself in the mirror and think I look quite pale  Smile It’s no magic cure but for redness reduction alone I would certainly by it again. I am looking forward to seeing how things progress and if it does reduce my spider veins.

cody says:

This is the only product on the market that has worked for me , after 5 year of suffering severe rosacea I a nearly clear ,don’t bother with your doctors antibiotics and prescriptions they don’t work Well done Dermalex ,expensive but worth every penny

Mary McCormack says:

Within 2 days this cream transformed the skin around my eyes and cheeks from being ultra sensitive to totally normal! I could hardly bear to touch most of my face as my hands/fingers felt like sandpaper against my skin and I couldn’t bear to wear my spectacles which i need for reading and the computer.

I now feel that I’ve got my life back and that happened after only 2 days. After conservative treatment from my GP with no improvement I was sceptical about this cream but willing to try anything and now so glad I did. I know it’s not a cure but alleviation of the symptoms is wonderful.

MissPixie says: (via Boots)

I’ve suffered from Rosacea for over 25 years and during that time have tried many things from prescription drugs and gels to over the counter creams and herbal remedies.

Over the 25 years it has these have had varying degrees of success from complete abating to making no difference whatsoever.

I was recommended to try Dermalex by a friend and was slightly skeptical, it’s by no means a miracle cream but I do feel it has made a difference in calming some of the worst areas.

The cream itself is green in hue and I was worrying that it was nothing more than a masking cream. Due to the colour it did take some “rubbing in” which I was worried about as the skin on my forehead is particularly fragile.

I do think the Dermalex has helped strengthen the skin in this area and for that alone I will continue to use it.

Dermalex Ingredients

  • Ethylhexyl Methoxycinnamate,
  • Butyl Methoxydibenzoylmethane,
  • Bisabolol,
  • Esculin,
  • Triticum Vulgare Germ Extract,
  • Echinacea Angustifolia Extract,
  • Boswellia Serrate Extract,
  • Zanthoxylum Bungeanum Fruit Extract,
  • Cl 42051, Cl 19140

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23 Reader Comments

  1. Keena Smith says:

    I have suffered from Rosacea for 10yrs have tried every thing from laser, acupuncture to all sorts of antibiotics… Nothing ever worked, my daughter saw this & I’ve been using it now for about 7 mths, within days my face calmed down I’ve had the odd tiny breakout but nowhere as bad as it was.
    I now use this cream twice a day & use it as a moisturiser and it wears well under my foundation.
    I would never use anything else & although it’s quite expensive for the size of tube it’s well worth the money.

  2. Lori S. says:

    Sounds like unscientific hype from the manufacturer. See this review:

  3. A couple of comments from the facebook page on this topic:

    “Didn’t work for me now back popping pills”

    “I use this”

  4. Comment via email.

    “I was desperate to solve my skin problem. I stumbled upon this Dermalex on the internet and bought two tubes. I was going on holiday soon and my face was a red mess. I used the first tube before my holiday and Im amazed to say everything calmed down I stopped using my Metrogel which was causing more problems than solving.

    I also bought the CeraVe wash and the moisturiser and the package together has me wondering what i had been worrying about!! Easy to forget when things go well. Eruptions gone, thread veins minimal to see and skin not so itchy. I even managed a bit of time in the sun so glowing suntan for a change.

    I guess I should be shouting from the rooftops!! I dont feel as if I have Rosacea any more but of course it will come back if I revert. Im going to be a lifetime Dermalex and CeraVe user!


    • Remus says:

      Hi David, great feedback! you start using Dermalex like in 2014, do you still use it now?? Any updates? I have rosacea and also SD, HARD LIFE, I am only 32… no idea if I can use it…

      Many thanks!!

  5. Nickie says:

    I have tried most things on the market, this included, doesn’t stop my face from flushing etc, I have IPL laser treatment about 4 times a year, it has helped but still get flushes. I find Dermalex very expensive, although if it worked I would pay any amount!! Just wish something would work!!

  6. mariane maher says:

    is dermalex an rx?

  7. Andy says:

    I use dermal ex also. I see it as adjunct part of my skin care rather than a cure. I find it has better coverage and calming qualities than the eucerin anti redness and dermalogica anti red cream. I would recommend it but not sure as a sunscreen, maybe an SPF version would be ideal, pretty good product to be honest

  8. Justine says:

    Is Dermal very moisturising? I am struggling in the European winter weather as my skin is very dry and even more sensitive than normal and I am desperately trying to find something that makes my skin feel less like a dry mask every day – any suggestions?

  9. lydiaswims says:

    I began to suffer from rosacea in my late fifties. I tried all the over counter products that promise to reduce the redness and spots within hours ….they didn’t. i always felt an irritation under the spots which meant I was constantly touching…and made it worse. After the first application of the Made from Earth Green Tea Cleanser & Rosehip Hibiscus Serum – my skin felt calm. No the spots and redness didn’t disappear overnight but the skin felt so comfortable that I continued with it for that reason. After 1 week of using the Made from Earth Rosehip Serum there was an amazing improvement and after 2 weeks …..clear of spots and redness reduced . To those who are not having immediate results……..I would say ‘persevere’. After a month my skin is the best it has been for 10 years.

  10. Mary Douglas says:

    I have had moderate to severe Rosacea for thirty + years. I have been prescribed every treatment in fashion by dermatologists. Over the counter creams, dietary changes and supplements, you name it I have probably tried it.
    I now clean my face with Cetaphil gentle skin cleanser and moisturise with Dermalex. I still avoid certain foods which exasperate my Rosacea. But my face has not been this comfortable or clear for such a long time.

    • Pascale says:

      The same for me. First cream that helps after 40 years of trying al kind of creams, antibiotics etc. I pay attention on what I eat, trying to cut on sugar, carbs,spicy food, alcohol except cava, prosecco or champagne

  11. D Hutson says:

    I tried Dermalex for three months and although it was pleasant enough to use, the improvement was minimal. About the same as Clinique Redness Relief. I have now been using Leti SR Serum for a month (about 35 euros) and the results are much better, with reduced redness and fewer pustules.

  12. has anyone tried or can recommend roscara
    rosacea cream ?

  13. redfit says:

    Having mild Rosacea, I have been recently trying out different products to help with cheek and nose redness. Of the four different products I tried separately over several weeks, Dermalmd rosacea serum has given the best results.

    Dermalmd Rosacea Serum has not only reduced redness. My skin also appears less stressed and the occasional massive rosacea bumps are occurring less often.

    Dermalmd Rosacea Serum is now the first thing that goes on my skin morning and night after washing my face. It absorbs very well into the skin and does not seem to create a barrier to the absorption of my prescription topical medications that follow.

  14. Comment via email.

    “Hi David

    Just to say that Metrogel, Azelaic Acid and Soolantra all made my rosacea a lot worse! I’ve tried a range of cleansing and moisturising products too including the Calmin Rosacea and REN ranges since being diagnosed 18 months ago.

    I was getting more and more depressed until a month ago when I began using Cetaphil followed by Dermalex Rosacea and now my redness is so much better! I guess it’s finding the right thing for each individual. I have to go to the clinic for another consultation, this time to discuss Mirvaso and ILP but I am feeling more positive!

    Just thought it might be useful for others to know.


  15. It looks like Tri-solve is a main ingredient. Tris-solve is said to help with “skin protection in dry and hyperkeratosis skin conditions.” That may be the cause of some benefit as “initial hyperkeratinization of the infundibulum and stagnation may promote bacterial overgrowth.”

  16. Katie says:

    This has completely changed my face! The doctors are so quickly to prescribe antibiotics but never ever again thanks to this! I will never be without it! It’s the best my skin has looked ever! Could not recommend this product enough!

  17. “This hasn’t stopped anything for me but it does treat dry skin without causing any further irritation”

    “I just looked up their ingredients. None of the ingredients they list are known to repair the acid mantle of the face. Because their ingredients called “Tri-solve” is a patented trade secret there is no way for the consumer to legally know what’s in it. I’ll pass.”

    “The description sounds like they are trying to marry a sunscreen protection factor with a barrier cream but those two really shouldn’t go together. I bet they have a few toxic ingredients in the sunscreen aspect of their product. Environmental working group or EWG is a watchdog for consumers and let’s us know what products are not safe for us and why.”

    “Works for me too!”

    ” It’s a fantastic cream and the only one that’s ever worked for me, literally everything else I tried stung but this didn’t and my rosacea improved 100%.”

  18. ” I’ve used this and would deffo reccomend. It calmed my rosacea right down x”

  19. Margaret Kemp says:

    I am so grateful to have seen Dermalex mentioned on the David Pascoe website. I have been using the Rosacea Treatment cream with the Repair and Restore moisturizer for almost two weeks and the change in my skin has been remarkable. Both products work to soothe the skin – redness has reduced dramatically and spots are also much reduced. Excellent products for use between prescription treatments. If the improvement continues I hope to be able to discard antibiotic treatments which seem to inflame the skin.

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