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Facial Redness Relief
2020-03-14 13:24
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DR. ANDREW WEIL FOR ORIGINS - Mega-Mushroom Skin Relief Soothing Face Lotion: LOVE!
Note - This is for the specific FACE LOTION ($68 at Origin's Website). Unfortunately, I ordered the serum version and the serum did not provide any redness relief. Thankfully, Origin's has a no-question asked 1 year return policy, so the serum was returned.
Current Testing
Cetaphil Redness Relieving Night Moisturizer for Redness-Prone Skin - licorice root, niacinimides, ceramide np
Licorice Root - most active component is GLABRIDIN - offering skin lightening at higher quality concentrations; GLYCYRRHIZIN is anti-inflammatory property showing antioxidant benefits.
Cetaphil Foaming Face Wash for Redness-Prone Skin - Dipotassium Glycyrrhizinate, Citric Acid (AHA), Caffeine (can provide skin absorbing help; once in skin shows antioxident properties)
Need to find information
Avene Skin Recovery Cream - website states patented Paracin provides redness relief. Paracin? Not listed. Collection of ingredients?

Azelaic Acid for Rosacea and Skin-Calming
The Ordinary Azelaic Acid Suspension 10% - (15-20% strength by Rx): minimizes breakouts and addresses uneven skin tone and texture
AM&PM 1. AHA/BHA/PHA to prep skin to absorb 2. Apply Azelaic Acid 3. Moisturize 4. Sunscreen for AM
Azelaic combos: ceramide, lecithin, azelaic
MORE Azelaic Acid options:

Retinoids: Retinoic Acid/Tretinoin (Strongest), retinaldehyde, retinal, retinyl palmitate/retinol (weakest)
AHA/BHA: increases support for cell turnover; Antioxidants Vit C, Vitamin E, and Niacinamide help skin brightening effects. Peptides.
Anti-inflammatory: bisabolol Anti-Redness: camomile Soothing: ceramides, aloe, allantoin
GOOD MOISTURIZER: upper layer of the skin (this is called Trans Epidermal Water Loss); Cobamamide/Urea;
inhibits collagen-destroying enzymes called matrix metalloproteinases (MMPs, that are increased by UVB) and it's also proven to boost the skins own collagen synthesis.
Note: for skin to benefit, retinoid must convert into Retinoic Acid/Tretinoin/Retin-A. Retinol (weakest retinoid) converts to Retinal (middle tier retinoid) and then into RETINALDEHYDE. Showing that retinaldehyde as effective as tretinoin.
Note: tretinoin is a naturally occurring thing and can be found in good quality rosehip oil; bakuchiol (plant based) shown to benefit skin like tretinoin

Last edited: 2020-03-14 16:04

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