Check out my recommended safer and clean skincare products for rosacea from Beautycounter.
Besides writing this blog, I have been a Beautycounter consultant for the last two and half years. While I helped my clients transition to safer skincare, rosacea was a commonly inquired about condition. I spent some time learning about rosacea and digging into Beautycounter’s product line.
Safer Products for Rosacea & Sensitive Skin
People with rosacea experience inflammation on their skin, but rosacea is not strictly a skin condition. Usually rosacea stems from internal causes such as digestive issues and compromised immune system. Besides taking care of your health internally, there is much can be done topically to improve rosacea symptoms, with a non-toxic approach.
All my clients with rosacea have very sensitive skin and experience severe dryness in the winter. This time of the year when cold weather arrives, rosacea tends to flare up. Here are some key aspects for healing rosacea:
- Repair moisture barrier of the skin and improve moisture retention
- Stimulate skin cell turnover
- Gentle and safe exfoliation
- Proper sun protection
Clean products without harsh ingredients go a long way for sensitive skin. Beautycounter shines in this respect, as they have banned over 1800 harmful ingredients from all their products. Beautycounter products are well formulated and highly effective. It’s important to choose brands and products that focus on both safety and performance. Although I don’t have rosacea, my sensitive dry skin greatly improved with Beautycounter products.
I learned a lot about caring for rosacea and sensitive skin from Genevieve, who is a professional esthetician and fellow Beautycounter consultant. She has 2 very informative podcast episodes on the topic of rosacea, episode #40 and episode #62 at Rebel Heart Radio. I highly recommend them if you want to geek out on skincare science. Keep in mind that some of the products recommended on the podcast are discontinued, as Beautycounter refreshes their product line frequently to keep up with the latest research and development.
To make things easy, I have done the work for you by compiling an essential product guide of current Beautycounter products, for those who have rosacea and want to make the clean switch to Beautycounter.
Beautycounter Product Recommendations
Oil cleansing is a well known Asian beauty and skincare ritual. The method removes makeup and dirt but doesn’t strip away natural oil and moisture from the skin. Countertime collection is formulated for anti-aging – stimulating skin cell turnover and improving skin moisture – without the use of retinol that causes irritation and sun sensitivities. The Countertime lipid defense cleansing oil features vitamin E, essential fatty acids, bakuchiol and Swiss Alpine rose to nourish the skin moisture barrier. Buy here.
A good facial oil is a must for anyone with rosacea. Our skin lipid barrier is largely made of fats. Applying a facial oil is the best way to replenish the lipids and the moisture of skin. Not all oils are suitable as a facial moisturizer; oils with smaller molecular size penetrate better into the skin. Beautycounter’s proprietary blend of skin-nourishing oils is gentle on the sensitive skin and hydrating. While Beautycounter makes 3 facial oils, I recommend the No.3 oil for rosacea. The counter+ No.3 facial oil is designed to balance the skin barrier and calm inflammation. Buy here.
Rosacea skin can get crusty and flaky making it even harder for moisturizers to get into the skin layers. Gentle exfoliation is very much necessary. But stay away from physical scrubbing and harsh irritating chemicals. Beautycounter’s overnight resurfacing peel is a well balanced formulation containing 15 natural botanical acids. This overnight peel is super gentle and soothing on sensitive skins. The proprietary AHA/BHA blend provides multiple benefits including exfoliation, improving radiance, hydration, cell turnover and renewal. Softening and removing the top layer of dead skin cells will allow your moisturizer to penetrate into the deeper layers and work its magic. It’s best to follow with the Countertime Tetrapeptide Supreme Cream after the peel. Buy here.
Countertime is the newest and revolutionary line from Beautycounter. The supreme cream is the heavier night cream version that provides more hydration and protection. Countertime focuses on stimulating cell turnover and repairing the skin moisture barrier to achieve better water retention. Building skin moisture barrier is key to healing rosacea. I recommend using the supreme cream at bed time, after the overnight resurfacing peel. This cream based moisturizer will deliver more actives and nutrients into the deeper skin layers after a gentle exfoliation, and repair the skin in your sleep. Buy here.
What’s manifested on our skin is a reflection of our internal health. It’s worth emphasizing that the real work for healing rosacea is figuring out the root cause and healing from inside out. At the same time we can take a non-toxic route to calm and nourish from the outside. The above are the essential skincare products and must-haves for anyone dealing with rosacea. I believe you should start with these core skincare products and then expand your regimen when needed. I am happy to help you with additional information and product suggestions. Write to me and say hi!
Sun protection is important for sensitive skin, and I have a separate blog post on sunscreen options. You can also find me in my Facebook group and on Instagram to be kept up to date on Beautycounter sales and promotions!