Redness is one of the most stubborn skin problems you might encounter. Zits shrink in the presence of a variety of chemicals, and dull skin brightens with vitamin C — however unless you’re blushing from a brief meeting, other types of redness can be a daily occurrence.
You may go the Kristen Bell route and use a color corrector, or you can go the Oprah route and use a fix from one of her favorite skincare brands.
The mogul has previously referred to Dermalogica’s Daily Microfoliant as a “superstar,” and customers agree that the brand’s Ultracalming Serum Concentrate is as effective at reducing chronic redness.
According to their testimonies, the oat extract- and peptide-infused composition eliminates redness in record time, when other skin care products failed to make a difference.
“I have looked for years to find a moisturizer/serum to help with my redness, and at last I have found it,” one such reviewer writes of the fast-absorbing potion. “I’ve been using this for two weeks, and my redness has virtually disappeared.”
Evening primrose oil, which contains plenty of vitamin A and has a skin-soothing effect, as well as avocado oil, sunflower seed extract, and ginger root extract, provide additional benefits.
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Others report even faster results for their “extremely sensitive skin,” with redness disappearing “instantly” as irritation subsides (those who have fallen foul of retinol worship at the serum’s altar).
“I’ve been taking this for the best part of 10 years, and it really keeps my redness and sensitivity at bay,” writes one user, who has gone through at least five bottles of the item.
It also got the seal of approval from estheticians; one person with “wicked adult acne” says their favorite skincare specialist introduced them to the item, and it’s been paradise ever since.
“This serum, along with the other Ultra-Calming products, has been a key component in helping my face not only heal, but not HURT anymore. Coming from a face that used to constantly ache due to cystic acne, this product is a god-send,” they write.
Even rosacea sufferers believe the serum produces “substantial improvements,” describing it as a “soothing and hydrating soft blanket” that keeps their face and persistently red nose calm all day.
Others report that it leaves their skin feeling smooth, even, nourished, and in the greatest condition they’ve ever had.
“My skin is looking freaking fantastic, and I’m gonna be 49 this year,” writes a commenter. “I should say I typically do not like serums because they’re either oily, sticky, feel heavy or leave a filmy residue. I absolutely love this serum, and a little goes a long way.”
A last user says, “I have very sensitive skin, and the Ultra Calming line is the BEST product I’ve ever found! I’m 62 years old, and never got compliments on my skin until now.” What can we say? Oprah doesn’t miss.
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