Eucerin AntiREDNESS Soothing Care with SymSitive and Lic A

Written by on February 1, 2016 in Eucerin Redness Relief, Rosacea Skin Care with 3 Comments

A recent paper has highlighted the potential benefit of a new range of rosacea skincare that contain licochalcone A (Lic A) and an active called SymSitive.

This new active ingredient being highlighted is 4-t-butylcyclohexanol, and is marketed under the name SymSitive.

In a study that was undertaken by employees of Beiersdorf, a new addition to the Eucerin Redness Relief range – Eucerin AntiREDNESS Soothing Care was found to somewhat modestly `improve the overall skin appearance’ of rosacea redness sufferers and also `improve the quality of life of these patients’.

Beiersdorf are the makers of the Eucerin Redness Relief range.


SymSitive is “an ingredient that acts as a sensitivity regulator directly at the source of the hyper-reactivity. It calms the unpleasant sensations and increases the tolerance of hypersensitive skin”. Sounds like total marketing speak – because it is.

Beiersdorf is using SymSitive from the makers, Symrise.

Licochalcone A (Lic A)

Lic A is known to rosacea sufferers, being an extract from Glycyrrhiza Inflata Root and is promoted as `both an anti-inflammatory and an anti-oxidant so it reduces redness and soothes irritation’.

Other products in the redness relief range already contain Licochalcone A.

Article Abstract

Skin compatibility and efficacy of a cosmetic skin care regimen with licochalcone A and 4-t-butylcyclohexanol in patients with rosacea subtype I.

A.M. Schoelermann, T.M. Weber, C. Arrowitz, R.L. Rizer, K. Qian and M. Babcock

Journal of the European Academy of Dermatology and Venereology, Special Issue: Sensitive Skin – A Global Challenge with Upcoming Solutions, Volume 30, Issue Supplement S1, pages 21–27, February 2016

BACKGROUND: Patients with rosacea often show facial sensitivity to cosmetics or skin care products that can influence the severity of symptoms and exacerbate erythema and inflammation. Nevertheless, special skin care is necessary to address cosmetic concerns and reduce the potential side-effects of topical or oral treatment of the disease. Appropriate skin care should comprise gentle cleansing, effective moisturization, soothing actives, UV protection and concealing pigments to help neutralize the appearance of redness.

OBJECTIVE: To determine the compatibility and efficacy of a skin care regimen (consisting of a cleanser, a day care with SPF25 and a night care) containing licochalcone A (Lic A), an anti-irritant from the licorice plant Glycyrrhiza inflata, and 4-t-butylcyclohexanol (SymSitive), a substance which acts as a sensitivity regulator, in female subjects with clinically determined subtype I rosacea.

CONCLUSION: The skin care regimen was found to be highly compatible with the sensitive facial skin of patients with rosacea subtype I and effective in improving signs of rosacea.

Therefore, the daily use of skin care products containing LicA and SymSitive in patients with rosacea improves the overall skin appearance and the quality of life of these patients.

  • AM Schoelermann is an employee of Beiersdorf AG, Hamburg, Germany.
  • TM Weber and C Arrowitz are employees of Beiersdorf Inc., Wilton, CT.

Eucerin AntiREDNESS Soothing Care Ingredients

Eucerin are touting the short list of ingredients, suggesting that the shorter the list of ingredients, the greater chance that sensitive skin can tolerate their formulation.

Beiersdort further promote this formulation as “ideal make-up base, non-comedogenic, preservatives-free, paraben-free, paraffin-free, fragrance-free, alcohol-free, colourants-free, emulsifier-free”. One hopes that you won’t be able to add `benefit-free’ to this list as well!

  • Aqua,
  • Glycerin,
  • Panthenol,
  • Butyrospermum Parkii Butter,
  • Cetyl Palmitate,
  • Methyl Palmitate,
  • Olus Oil,
  • Pentylene Glycol,
  • Methylpropanediol,
  • Sodium Polyacrylate,
  • 4-t-Butylcyclohexanol (Trans-Isomer),
  • Glycyrrhiza Inflata Root Extract,
  • Caprylyl Glycol.

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3 Reader Comments

  1. John Betts says:

    4-t-Butylcyclohexanol has been available as an industrial raw material for very many years and if it had any useful properties over and above that of being a precursor to a fragrance ingredient (p-t-butylcyclohexyl acetate, PBTCHA) then it is most likely these properties would have already been exploited. The patent for its use as an anti-inflammatory is WO 2009087242 A2

  2. Mariana says:

    It’s just an okay product. I wouldn’t say it’s a total waste of money but you can find a better mosturizer with sunscreen for the same amount of money. Actually, I use it after my regular mosturizer.

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