A couple of years ago, I had an odd rash on my face just round my mouth and on my chin. My GP said it was rosacea and prescribed something called Metrogel. It did absolutely nothing for the condition, not surprisingly, because the rash wasn’t rocasea in the end but some freaky rare-ish derm condition that was cleared up with difficulty (anti-biotics for two months and cream). But, having had some experience of Metrogel, what bothered me most about it was that it interacted so poorly with other products…it made foundation flake into little squirls and any moisturiser over the top also produced the same result. So, while I can’t really attest to its medical properties I can say it isn’t easily compatible with make up. Which must surely compound the misery of rosacea. My mum has been a long-time sufferer with the condition on her face; it isn’t chronic but enough that she gets a red nose and cheeks which upsets her. She tried a range from Dr Hauschka, she tried Metrogel, and finally, when Clinique sent out samples of their anti-redness range I think last year, I passed them on to her, and bingo! It damped down the redness to a level that she is much, much happier with and to the point that she has been re-purchasing ever since. It doesn’t cure Rosacea, which is a blood vessel issue, but it does take away the worst of the ‘rosiness’, making her much happier with how she looks.
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I got something called Medik8.
Google it. I really recommend it!
This range has managed to cure both my mother’s and boyfriend’s redness – these products are incredible.
Try Helen Sher her clinic is based in Bond street. She will cure your mother’s problem forever. Her credentials are outstanding for this particular problem. She is not cheap though but there is a cure for this.
Hi Anne, I understand that Helen has retired, do you know if her products will be available again?
My mum has some broken capillaries on the sides of her nose and on her cheeks; I got her their anti-redness powder, which is, surprisingly, yellow, not green, and it works great for her! It’s very finely milled and looks natural on her medium, yellow toned skin.
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Jan Marini does an amazing treatment for rosacea which really does work. My aunt was used for her trials and she had bad acne scarring and rosacea as well as open pores and oily dense skin. My aunt is 62…. After 4 months of treatments, she looked like she had a face lift!, her rosacea had gone by 70% and the quality of her skin was finer and the scarring reduced. Jan is an amazing doctor in San Jose California, but I know that she works internationally.
After 1 year of treatment, my aunt has no rosacea at all – it really is remarkable.
For some time, I have had broken capillaries on nose and cheeks – stage 1 rosacea according to dermatologist specialist. Then, 3 weeks ago I started to have mild then much more serious outbreaks of acne first time ever (am in my sixties!). I cut chocolate, alcohol and sugar out of my diet because of inflammatory effect. Then started using the utterly wonderful Clarisonic (I so love it!) with Liz Earle cleanser, followed by gently smoothing on Argan oil from Wildwood Groves. (Important to just glide the Clarisonic gently over the skin and let it do the work.) The improvement is amazing and my GP much impressed. I am short of cash but wld sacrifice a lot to buy another Clarisonic if the present one broke down. And the Argan oil is v special too.