What Really Works for Reducing Facial Redness

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Redness is a concern for many of our readers, and so we thought it would be both useful and fun to round up the products that the TIA community has called out for delivering visible, dramatic results. Here are 9 standout products that address skin redness, and highlights from community reviews and member comments about how these products worked for them.

Favorite Products for Reducing Redness

Sciote Super Moist Hyaluronic Serum ($75 in the shop) is treatment designed to provide intense hydration while reducing fine lines and wrinkles. This non-comedogenic formula contains active ingredients such as MSM, which is the purest form of sulfur and 50% hyaluronic acid that work to retain moisture and plump the skin. The end result is smooth and radiant skin.

"Love this product!! I use it every morning after my vitamin C serum. Makes my skin look and feel so moisturized and calms the redness so quickly. I highly recommend it." —mary

"My facial skin is softer, very well-hydrated and without the blotchy redness that I usually have every winter. I feel like there’s almost been an anti-rosacea effect with this product, and my skin tone is definitely improved." —Judy

Sevani Rapid Renewal Resurfacing Creme ($68 in the shop) is a multitasking moisturizer, skin brightener and pore-closer with natural fruit acids, antioxidants, hyaluronic acid and anti-inflammatory botanicals, such as gotu kola, licorice root and sacred lotus. This moisturizer helps to even out skin tone, minimize wrinkles, fade age spots and reduce blemishes.

"I have skin which is prone to breaking out and getting very red. I am happy to say that I love Sevani Rapid Renewal Resurfacing Cream. No redness — in fact it has lessened quite a bit." —victoria

Medik8 Red Alert ($60 in the shop) uses teprenone to provide calming relief from redness and flare-ups caused by skin hypersensitivity, rosacea irritation and erythema. This anti-redness serum also works to treat broken veins and protects skin against other irritations by improving the lipid barrier.

"I use Red Alert serum from Medik8. It feels amazing and helps with redness but also has anti-ageing properties." —anna j

"This is the best product I have found so far for my rosacea. I have already repurchased twice. My cheeks flush nowhere near as much these days." —Patricia

Osmotics Blue Copper 5 Firming Elasticity Repair ($85/1.7 oz) is an anti-aging treatment cream formulated with active copper and peptides to firm, hydrate, and smooth fine lines. This firming cream also evens out skin tone, add radiance to dull complexions and calms redness and irritation caused by rosacea, peels and other derma procedures.

"There is no irritation — something that is a constant issue for me — and it has very quickly made a difference in the softness and redness of my skin. I am definitely a fan." —Cindy

Tilvee Age Defying Cream ($35 in the shop) is a nourishing anti-aging moisturizer that improves elasticity, reduces redness and neutralizes free radicals while also diminishing fine lines and wrinkles. Rich in antioxidants and vitamin C, this rich cream promotes youthful, supple skin with argan oil, avocado butter, cocoa butter and sea buckthorn berry.

"After using this cream the first day and night a lot of my redness disappeared! The more I used it the better my skin looked. It has become more smooth, clear, and free of redness." —Terri

"The thick, clean smelling creme soaks in, is not oily, eliminates flakes and calms some of the redness." —Cheryl

Eslor Herbal Soothing Gel ($42) is a moisturizing oil-free gel made from natural aloe vera and botanical extracts that help to balance and hydrate the skin. It calms and conditions irritated, dry and chapped skin while also reducing deep wrinkles caused by dryness and UV damage.

"Another day or two of application, and all inflammation, redness, and damage had disappeared. A week later, the skin is completely clear, no sign of damage." —linda

"I had bad sunburn in both my shoulders and back, but the most worrisome ones were the ones on my face. I could feel the cream soothing my skin right away. By the second day of applying this cream to my face and shoulders, the burning sensation was almost totally gone, my skin was healing and almost back to normal." —Leticia

Sevani Advanced Complexion Corrector ($39 in the shop) is a light spray for correcting redness, rosacea, uneven skin tone, wrinkles, irritation, inflammation, open pores and acne. This complexion correcting mist improves skin's texture and adds radiance overtime with natural exfoliants and nourishing ingredients, such as niacinimide, licorice root, panthenol and green and white teas.

"I have a great deal of reness on my nose and cheeks, not sure its rosacea but i put this on first thing in the morning and amazingly the redness is near gone." —Terri

"It is the product that has calmed my rosacea better than anything else, and I hope that I am never without it. I have been using that every day for well over a year, now. No more red cheeks!" —Jer

Sciote Anti-Blemish Vitium Soothing Perfecting Pads ($45) Blemishes don't stand a chance with our natural & unique formulation. The perfect blend of Willow Bark, Clove Oil, Lavender, Witch Hazel, Juniper and Cayenne. All powerful botanicals that help control sebaceous gland production while immediately balancing, calming and soothing the skin. This powerful cocktail of ingredients will prevent the growth of acne-causing bacteria in a gentle more effective way, without dryness, irritation and redness to promote clean, clear beautiful more radiant skin.

"When I received this product, my skin was angry — red and irritated with several small spots. Within two days, the spots and redness were gone completely." —Lori

"This product is AMAZING!!!! I use is all over my body and I can't believe how soothing it can be be and it immediately takes the redness out of my skin. Best acne product ever!!!!" —Angel

Blissoma Smooth A+ Perfecting Serum ($25.99) is a moisturizing treatment that contains 4% niacinamide, anti-inflammatory herbs and vitamin A to treat and prevent acne breakouts, cleanse and calm pores, soothe rosacea and reduce hyperpigmentation on damaged or irritated skin.

"I applied it whenever I had unwanted redness on my cheeks and overnight my skin would become normal and calm. I find that when I use it as a spot treatment, my pimples healed faster and didn't leave a scar or dark mark at all, which was pretty impressive." —Hazel

Are there any skin care products you've tried from TIA that have successfully diminished redness? Let us know in the comments below!