The Ordinary Rosacea Regimen

Rosacea Regimen

If you’re looking for The Ordinary Rosacea Regimen, Deciem recommends using these three products from The Ordinary. Rosacea is a medical issue, therefore, it is always best to talk to a professional. There are many reasons why people have rosacea and what works for one person may not work for another. Further down, we have lots more information all about rosacea including a really informative Q&A.

Your rosacea routine

MorningCleanse | Hyaluronic Acid | NMF | SPF
EveningCleanse | Azelaic Acid
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The Ordinary, Deciem & Rosacea

Come and chat with the Deciem Addicts in the Facebook Group, many of whom have Rosacea and have really got it under control with the right products. Use the search box and type rosacea for all the latest posts.

Hyaluronic Acid – Rosacea Regimen

Hyaluronic Acid
  • Hydrates
  • Plumps the skin
  • General skin repair
  • Use this in the morning and/or evening
  • Hyaluronic Acid is a water-based product and would be applied as one of your first layers directly after cleansing.
  • Apply a few drops onto cleansed skin. Some say apply to dry skin, some prefer to apply to damp skin. Deciem say whichever you prefer.
  • Always patch test products.

Natural Moisturising Factors – Rosacea Regimen

Natural Moisturising Factors
  • Hydrates
  • Use in the morning and/or evening
  • Apply a small amount and add more if you need.
  • Use after water-based products, anhydrous and emulsions.
  • Some suspensions will be applied after this.
  • This product is available in 2 sizes. 30ml and 100ml. Make sure you buy the 100ml, it´s much better value.
  • Always patch test products.

Azelaic Acid – Rosacea Regimen

Rosacea Regimen
  • Dullness
  • Uneven Tone
  • Textural Irregularities
  • Best to use this in the evening. If used in the morning always use sun protection.
  • Conflicts include other strong acids, peptides & EUK134 (antioxidant)
  • Always patch test products.

The Ordinary & Deciem Products for Rosacea

A beginner’s guide to The Ordinary skincare for rosacea-prone skin- which products to avoid and which products can help soothe redness.

What is Rosacea? 

Rosacea is a medical condition that can affect facial skin. Its exact cause is unknown but it’s probably genetic. Skin mites and bacteria might also be a trigger. Rosacea tends to be more common in women over 30 and those with a fair complexion although anyone can have rosacea.

What causes Rosacea?

Whilst rosacea is thought to be hereditary, it can also be triggered by stress, hot and cold temperatures, food and drinks including alcohol, caffeine, spicy foods, sugar, dairy and many more factors. This is why it´s best to talk to a doctor. It could be just one thing that you´re eating or drinking that´s setting off your redness. It´s worth keeping a food and drink diary to see if you spot any patterns also noting stress levels.

How do I know if I have rosacea?

If you think you might have rosacea, it’s best to see a doctor for diagnosis and treatment. There is no specific test for rosacea but a doctor will be able to eliminate other causes to come to a diagnosis. 

How does rosacea look and feel?

There are a few different signs which could mean you have rosacea;

  • Most common symptoms are redness and thickening of the skin
  • You could also have visible blood vessels, acne-like spots or bumps
  • Flushing (redness of the cheeks) with certain triggers like heat, alcohol and exercise
  • Sensations of itchiness, burning and stinging
  • Dryness of the skin
  • Also, bumpiness of the nose and dry eyes could be signs of rosacea
  • The symptoms vary from person to person so it is best to see a medical professional for confirmation.

Which products/ingredients should I avoid with rosacea?

Try and avoid anything that might trigger inflammation. Here are the main skincare don’ts for rosacea sufferers

  • Avoid overzealous cleansing- scrubs and foaming cleansers that make skin feel tight
  • Hot water when washing the face is definitely a no-no
  • Skincare that contains alcohol and/or fragrance and dry and irritate the skin. 
  • Strong acids can irritate, best to avoid glycolic acid
  • Sun protection is very important. It´s best to stick to mineral/physical protection, chemical sunscreens can be irritating

Which The Ordinary products should I use for rosacea? 

If you suffer from rosacea, the skincare focus should be reducing redness, calming inflammation and building the moisture barrier. Here are the ideal The Ordinary products for rosacea-prone skin.

  • The Ordinary Mineral UV Filters SPF 30. Sun protection is very important, particularly in the case of rosacea. This is because UV is a trigger. Mineral sunscreen is less irritating than chemical spf.

  • Squalane Cleanser. This is a really bland non-irritating cleanser, perfect for rosacea skin.
  • Hyaluronic Acid 2% + B5– Hydration is important for healthy skin and the added vitamin B5 (panthenol) is soothing and nourishing.
  • Mandelic Acid 10%. Strong acids, like The Ordinary Glycolic Toner and the red AHA peel, should be avoided. Mandelic acid is a lot gentler, therefore is a good option for sensitive rosacea-prone skin.

While you can’t cure rosacea with any product you can buy, you can definitely help the situation by giving your skin what it needs – soothing and nourishing ingredients. If you suspect that you have rosacea, your best option is to see a doctor for a diagnosis and prescription medication like antibiotics. 

The Ordinary skincare range is an excellent choice for if you have rosacea – it’s fragrance and alcohol-free with plenty of simple skin supportive products.

What other Deciem products would be good for rosacea?

In our live Q&A in the Facebook Group, this is what Deciem had to say about rosacea.

As none of our products can be considered medical treatments for rosacea, you may wish to discuss suitable treatments for persistent signs of rosacea with your physician or dermatologist. However, you may wish to explore one of the following products to target signs of inflammation: Hylamide Sensitive Fix Booster, NIOD Superoxide Dismutase Saccharide Mist (SDSM2) or NIOD Modulating Glucosides.

The Ordinary & Deciem Skincare Routines & Skin Types

Rosacea Q&A

Debbie Thomas from D.Thomas Clinic London, held a Q&A in the chat room all about rosacea. You can read all the questions and answers here.