Those who have been around on the internet for a while won’t have failed to notice ZENMED. ZENMED (they use all capitals) are good at advertising and have a high profile through their advertising campaigns.
In fact because Zenmed use Google Adwords you can sometimes see advertisements for them here on rosacea-support.org. I have tried to turn ads for ZENMED off for this site, so hopefully you won’t see them here.
When you have a company that you don’t know much about, but has a good marketing department it can be tricky to break through the marketing to find an answer to `Does ZENMED actually work for Rosacea ?`
Here is the list of ingredients as detailed on the Zenmed web site. Some of the ingredients `sound ok’ but as we know making a successful formulation is not just the result of combining any number of good ingredients in any number of ways. Do you like the look of the ingredients listed, surely some of them hold some promise of contributing to a good product ?
ZENMED Skin Support System – Dry Skin
ZENMED Anti-Redness Mask: Purified Water, Vegetable Glycerin, Willow Bark Extract, Sclerotium Gel, Aloe Vera Gel (Certified Organic), Yucca Extract, Green Tea Extract, Cucumber Extract, Licorice Root Extract, Allantoin, Chamomile Extract, Kelp Extract, Propylene Glycol, Methyl & Propyl Paraben.
ZENMED Gentle Cleansing Cream: Purified Water, Sunflower Oil (Certified Organic), Octyl Palmitate, Glyceryl Stearate, Stearic Acid, Vegetable Glycerin, Aloe Vera Gel (Certified Organic), Coco-Caprylate Caprate, Jojoba Oil, TEA Carbomer, Vitamin B5 & E, Cetyl Alcohol, Rose Hip Oil, Vitamins A & D3, Methyl & Propyl Paraben, Diazolidinyl Urea.
ZENMED Support Serum : Purified Water, Aloe Vera Gel (Certified Organic), Vegetable Glycerin, Sunflower Oil (Certified Organic), Octyl Palmitate, Glyceryl Stearate, Cetyl Alcohol, Emulsifying Wax, Vitamin E, Magnesium Ascorbyl Phosphate, Vegetable Squalene, Green Tea Extracts, Cucumber Extracts, Vitamin B5, Allantoin, Soy Lecithin, Hydrolysed Soy Protein, Vitamin A & D3, Xanthane Gum, Rose Hip Essential Oil (Certified Organic), Evening Primrose Essential Oil (Certified Organic), Sweet Almond Essential Oil (Certified Organic), Dimethicone, Cocoa Butter, Rose Essence, Methyl & Propyl Paraben, Diazolidinyl Urea, Lavender Essential Oil, Lemon Essential Oil, Ylang Ylang Essential Oil, Lime Essential Oil, Tea Tree Essential Oil, Rose Geranium Essential Oil, Rosewood Essential Oil.
Read on to make up your own mind. Feel free to add your own thoughts in the comments section below.
RSComm: Re: Zenmed, mel63.
I just recently purchased the zenmed system for dry skin and I am very disapointed. It made things worse and I hate the smell.
Good that it as a 60 day return policy, because I am sending mine back!!
RSComm: Re: Zenmed, bentherebefore
I hate the stuff. Was very irritating on my skin, made my rosacea worse (and that was 4 years ago when my skin was much tougher!)
am about to use ZenMed. I used it years ago when I wasnt having outbreaks, but now that I am having the outbreaks again, I am going to give it another try. I was really happy with the ZenMed cleanser. I will let you know.
I have tried ZenMed products which seemed to bring only temporary relief.
RSComm Re: aloemaxx, whizz-dude
I’ve tried using using Zenmed and Rosacea care line of products and none of them helped. In fact I am sure they may have exacerbated it.
RSG Message 59007, msml
I have used the Zenmed products. I like both the cleanser & the serum and still use the cleanser every morning & night. I have about 1/2 of the serum left and just switched to trying the Clinique Redness Relief cream (which contains caffeine and salicylic acid – but so far, it’s doing okay for me). I didn’t switch because I didn’t like the Zenmed – rather, I switched just because I wanted to give the Clinique a try. I didn’t notice anything remarkable from using Zenmed – no amazing improvements, etc. – but I also didn’t have any ill effects and my skin seems to like it. It’s hard to judge what’s doing what though, because I had to start on Doxycycline for a bad ocular rosacea flare-up around the same time I began the Zenmed. My skin looks quite good right now and I guess it could be any combination of the Zenmed, Clinique CX and/or the Doxycyline. 🙂
RSG Message 9976, vicky
I’ve tried Zenmed.. I didn’t like it.. to put it mildly, IT HURT!!! I have very light sensitive skin. I have also tried the Rosacea Care line.. I love their products and absolutely no problems. I just couldn’t afford them. A little bit goes along way.. I think they are comparable in price to Zenmed.
RSG Message 55260, t0xic_honey
I’ve been using ZenMed for a while now, just ordered some more…I’ve also used rosaceacare and zinco for sunscreen, concealing etc.
I ‘ve found ZenMed to be the best for me, the most soothing and least irritating as a cleanser/moisturiser. rosaceacare was good too, but I think zenmed is better in my case.
Rosacea Forum: 17089, rachzon
tried Zenmed with no result. Didn’t make things worse though.
RSG Message 57299, griff81.rm
I have been using it for a few months and I am not impressed. It is a nice cleanser and the treatment cream smells nice, neither break
me out, but neither have lessened my rosacea either. Zenmed has DREADFUL customer service IMO so I will not be replacing my product when I run out.
RSG Message 62080, parvati412
I was diagnosed about a year ago and tried Zenmed and loved it, until they changed the formula of the serum, it just made me flush harder. I also have really sensitive skin, so I can relate. I do like the cleanser though, and have stuck with that, but now I user Eucerin extra protective lotion spf 30 and I hardly ever flush anymore.
RSG Message 92328, yana
I have tried Zenmed before and actually I stopped using it about two weeks ago. I certainly liked its effect on my skin. I think that the redness and swelling has reduced somewhat. The only reason I stopped using it was because it contains parabens and I am try to avoid them. Other than that it is a good product. By the way, I only tried Skin Serum for Redness reduction, or something like that.
esfb channel: Mila
sorry to discourage you millerlite but zenmed rosacea products are not effective. Everyone I have chatted with online who has used their products haven’t had any good results.
I personally used the zenmed rosacea support serum for about 2 weeks. During this time I started having really watery and itchy eyes so I automatically thought that I had developped ocular rosacea. But then I stopped using the zenmed cream, which by the way smells like crap and was burning my face, and my eyes returned to normal. I think there are essential oils in this product that are very irritating to the eyes and skin.
Treatment Report 431, mmsdu4
I was diagnosed with a mild case of rosacea by a clinician. I would get severe burning and flushing when under stress and from strenuous exercise. By accident, I discovered Zenmed and decided to order it. I HIGHLY RECOMMEND IT – especially for those of you who still suffer from redness after your laser tx. I no longer have redness and am left with some broken capillaries on my both cheeks. I had only completed one course of tx and that was last year. Severe flushing has never returned but I do get burning sensation when doing strenuous exercise. For $65 (Cdn), it’s well worth it and it’s made from natural herbs.
RF: I Hate My Face, ajjacoby
Well, it used to be my triggers would be so bad that I would turn purple. I haven’t had one of those since I began using the Zenmed. In fact, it was one of those outbreaks that caused me to start using it. We were out drinking with friends, and my girlfriend of all people says to me, “Man, you’re purple.” I’ve never felt so crappy in my life.
It has helped a tiny bit to fade the redness, but not a whole lot. I’ll notice dots on my face where it has completely healed it, but they’re pretty unnoticeable unless you’re right on top of the mirror.