The best skin care products for reducing redness
These picks will have your skin soothed in no time
By Briar Clark
BEAUTYcrew Beauty Editor / January 01 2021
Redness is one of those sensitive skin red flags (no pun intended) that’s just a little too hard to ignore sometimes. Whether you suffer from extreme flushing after a sweat-sesh at the gym or you're a chronic red-skin sufferer with a condition like rosacea, it’s always handy to have a product you can rely on at the ready for flare-ups.
Enter: This slew of skin-soothing miracle workers. These redness rescuers help to target the visual indicator of irritation at the source, offering immediate relief, while also providing support for skin function to help prevent any future flare-ups.
Here are our top picks for reducing redness stat:
SkinCeuticals Redness Neutralizer
A sensitive skin saviour, SkinCeuticals Redness Neutralizer takes the guesswork out of soothing irritation and redness. With a multi-purpose formula that strengthens the skin’s barrier, reduces redness, and alleviates irritation, all of your bases are covered. It’s definitely a pricier pick, but a great one to keep in your arsenal for the days when your skin is in desperate need of saving.
La Roche-Posay Rosaliac AR Intense Anti-Redness Serum
Champions of providing effective formulas at drugstore prices, La Roche-Posay’s anti-redness serum combines three soothing active ingredients to target redness and rosacea:sambophenol, neurosensine and thermal spring water. This trio helps to calm, moisturise, soften and smooth skin, offering instant comfort upon application.
DR.JART+ Cicapair Serum
Dr Jart’s famous Cicapair range utilises the soothing and skin-strengthening properties of centella, and this lightweight cult-fave serum is no exception.It’s formulated to deliver a reduction in temporary redness, as well as redness caused by pre-existing conditions such as rosacea.
Tatcha The Indigo Cream
Add a touch of daily luxury to your sensitive skin care routine with this decadent lightweight water cream formula. Packed full of colloidal oatmeal, Japanese indigo, sophora japonica and the Tatcha Hadasei-3-complex, this hydrating cream soothes redness and irritation, as well as delivering a lasting glow to dull skin.
Kiehl's Calendula Water Cream
Calendula has been a go-to for sensitive skin issues for centuries and this handy, lightweight water-cream formula utilises the skin-soothing properties the ingredient is renowned for. It’s an easy pick as it will seamlessly slide into your daily skin care routine without a fuss.
Origins Mega Mushroom Skin Relief Micellar Cleanser
There is nothing more menacing to sensitive skin than a stripping cleanser, so rather than exacerbate any redness with a traditional formula, opt for a soothing micellar option like this offering from Origins. It features a blend of mushrooms to help smooth and soothe skin, rebalancing the barrier for improved function and protection against future cases of irritation.
Briar is the Beauty Editor at BEAUTYcrew. Her 'down for anything' attitude has resulted in more than a handful of hair transformations, and she doesn't mind being used as a guinea pig for the industry's most unusual products and treatments. Her work has also appeared on Refinery29, Girlfriend and beautyheaven.