Eucerin Redness Releif good for rosacea & red face

Written by on January 3, 2007 in Natural Treatments with 2 Comments

OK, they don’t say that it is Eucerin Redness Relief, but there are some big hints – “four-product skin care regimen ” and “gentle cleansing, UVA/UVB protection, effective moisturization, and concealing pigments”. This sure sounds like Soothing Cleanser, Daily Perfecting Lotion, Tone Perfecting Cream and Soothing Night Cream that makes up Eucerin Redness Relief. The good thing here is that this paper, albeit backed by a commercial product has been directed at proving it can help facial redness and rosacea.

Skin tolerance, efficacy, and quality of life of patients with red facial skin using a skin care regimen containing Licochalcone A. J Cosmet Dermatol. 2006 Sep;5(3):227-32, Authors: Weber TM, Ceilley RI, Buerger A, Kolbe L, Trookman NS, Rizer RL, Schoelermann A

Background: Patients with rosacea and red facial skin often show sensitivity to skin care products which can exacerbate inflammation and subjective irritation. Besides pharmacologic management, special skin care is prudent to avoid cosmetically induced irritation and address cosmetic concerns. Appropriate skin care should provide gentle cleansing, UVA/UVB protection, effective moisturization, and concealing pigments to neutralize the appearance of redness.

Aims: To evaluate skin compatibility and efficacy of a skin care regimen containing licochalcone A (Lic A), an anti-irritant from the licorice plant Glycyrrhiza inflata, for subjects with mild to moderate facial redness.

Patients/methods: Sixty-two patients with mild to moderate red facial skin used a four-product skin care regimen for 8 weeks. Clinical assessments of erythema and subjective irritation, cross-polarized photography, and self-assessment questionnaires were completed at baseline, and after 4 and 8 weeks of use. A quality of life questionnaire was given at baseline and week 8.

Results: Clinical evaluations, subject response, and photography confirmed very good tolerability of the regimen and effective neutralization of redness by the pigmented products. Significant improvements in average erythema scores were observed at 4 and 8 weeks (P < 0.05), and an improvement in quality of life was confirmed by the patient questionnaires. Discussion The skin care regimen containing Lic A was found to be compatible with the sensitive facial skin of patients with rosacea and improved the appearance of persistent facial redness. The products were also observed to be compatible with daily metronidazole treatment.

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2 Reader Comments

  1. Christina Hollins says:

    I have roscea and don’t have insurance, so it is real hard for me to get metrogel, etc. Could you suggest something I could just buy over the counter.

  2. Hi Christina,

    You could try Rosacea-LTD III, Eucerin Redness Relief range or Cetaphil Gentle Skin Cleanser and Cetaphil Moisturizer Lotion. Another possibility is aveeno ultra calming with feverfew. I’m not sure which of these will work best – it depends on your symptoms a bit.

    If you have mainly papules and pustules, you might like to try Rosacea-LTD – but they are $84 which is a lot if you are on a strict budget.


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