Irritation and Redness
I’ve suffered from rosacea since my early 20s, although back then, I didn’t know that’s what it was called. My skin felt tight, my nose was red and shiny and was prone to irritation, especially when I put cosmetics on.
My confidence was badly affected at the time. After I consulted my doctor, I was finally diagnosed with rosacea.
I spent years trying every cream and serum I could get my hands on, across all price ranges. At that stage, I had low expectations, I just wanted to find a product that didn't make my rosacea worse. However, I kept seeing the same thing time and time again, a long list of ingredients.
After extensive research, I discovered that a lot of these ingredients were unnecessary fillers and chemicals. Many of the chemicals and additives used in skincare products can irritate and heighten the sensitivity of your skin. I realised that if I was going to help my skin it would be by using a simple formula with minimal, plant-based ingredients.
I’m an engineer by profession, so I love finding practical solutions, especially to problems that affect me personally. I learned that there are 2 main types of rosacea skin and they are fundamentally different.
Subtype 1 rosacea is characterised by dry and dehydrated skin whereas subtype 2 is an underlying oily skin condition. Hence, an effective skincare routine needs to be matched to the specific subtype and not generalised like many other skincare products for rosacea.