When I was diagnosed with Rosacea 10 years ago, (you can read about my diagnosis HERE), I was prescribed a rosacea treatment that made my skin even worse. So since then, I have avoided targeted treatments and relied on my own beauty knowledge and managed my symptoms as best I could with diet and lifestyle changes. When I was approached by SEQuaderma to try their SEQuaderma treatment for rosacea and facial redness, I was a bit apprehensive and did a lot of reading to educate myself before agreeing to try it. But I’m so glad I did. You can see the final results above but keep reading for the details.
(It’s a bit scary putting my no-make-up face on here but I can’t review a product for rosacea without showing my face… so please be kind!)
A little while ago I was having a conversation with my husband about my vast skincare collection. He is a very neat person who likes things tidy and minimalistic. I am a hoarder who loves to surround myself with things. A match made in heaven…! As I have rosacea and therefore very temperamental skin, I have accumulated a lot of skincare. I have my morning routine which has at least 5 steps and my evening routine which has at least 6. And that’s when my skin is behaving! I have lotions and potions that I swap in and out if my dermatitis is playing up… ones for when my flare ups are making my face so warm I feel like I might spontaneously combust… others for if I have papules/pustules…the list goes on.
So when this conversation turned towards what I would do without these products, you can forgive me if I turned a bit pale (as pale as you can get under a big red rosacea face). What would I do if we were burgled by a skincare obsessive? Or if I went on holiday and an incompetent baggage handler lost my luggage? Or if there was a really, really localised asteroid shower that only impacted my dressing table? I felt a bit sick. But it got me thinking (*put on your best Carrie from SATC voice here*), could I find a capsule skincare collection that not only would work with my atypical skin but would also not require a bank loan to acquire?
At the start of July I was sent the Burt’s Bees Sensitive Skin Range. I was pretty excited as I didn’t even know that Burt’s Bees did a range for atypical skin. Burt’s Bees have a great ethos: a history of natural, ethical and high quality products. According to the website, the sensitive skin range has Cotton Extract, which helps “skin replenish its outer layer, shielding it from potential irritants”.
Because of my rosacea, I’m very wary of new products. I always start them on a Friday evening so that I can hide in the house for 2 days if I have a flare up or a reaction. When applying a new product I’m like a coiled spring, waiting for the burning or stinging to start.
So I was very happy to find that this range was not only gentle but was also a pleasure to use.
Do you want to hear my thoughts on the new La Roche-Posay Toleriane Teint Corrective Fluid Foundation? I filmed a first impressions video (complete with bloopers)…