Navigating Skincare Product Labels for Redness: Deciphering Ingredients

Understanding skincare product labels is key to identifying ingredients that can either soothe redness or trigger irritation for sensitive, redness-prone skin. Let's delve into deciphering these labels to aid in making informed choices:

Ingredients to Look For:

  1. Anti-Inflammatory Agents: Ingredients like green tea or milk thistle possess anti-inflammatory properties that soothe redness and calm irritated skin.

  2. Hyaluronic Acid: Known for its hydration properties, hyaluronic acid helps in retaining moisture, reducing dryness, and indirectly minimising redness. When we use hyaluronic acid in our products, we use vegan hyaluronic acid to ensure we maintain being a 100% natural, vegan brand using only Australian ingredients.

  3. Ceramides: These lipid molecules fortify the skin barrier, enhancing its ability to retain moisture and preventing irritants from triggering redness.

  4. Niacinamide: With its anti-inflammatory and barrier-strengthening effects, niacinamide can aid in reducing redness and improving overall skin health.

Our Hydrating Anti Redness Bundle provides a simple, gentle morning and evening routine full of anti-inflammatory ingredients to manage your redness. It includes the Anti Redness Cream Cleanser, the Green Tea Infused Hydrating Moisturiser, the Redness Reducing Niacinamide Serum and the Sleep With Me Hydrating Gel Mask.


Things to Avoid:

  1. Foaming Cleansers: Traditional cleansers (such as foaming cleansers) are usually quite harsh and abrasive for those with sensitive skin which normally leads to irritation. It was therefore important for us to formulate a cleanser of cream consistency to deliver the most gentle approach to cleansing. The carefully selected ingredients which go into this beautiful formulation are incredibly gentle and melt into the skin. Our Anti Redness Cream Cleanser goes above and beyond to assist in reducing redness, inflammation and rosacea. With its light and bouncy consistency, it comforts delicate and sensitive skin, whilst gently removing daily pollutants, excess oils and makeup.


2. Harsh Exfoliants: Those with redness or rosacea tend to have sensitive skin. Having sensitive skin means using rough, grainy exfoliants can be harsh and abrasive and damage your skin barrier. 

Creating a skincare range specifically formulated for sensitive skin meant it was important for us to think carefully when it came to deciding on an approach for exfoliation.  We consider over-exfoliation a deadly sin for your skin. Particularly if you also suffer from dry and dehydrated skin, over-exfoliating can severely weaken your skin barrier which triggers inflammation as a result.

Our solution? Incorporating Papaya into our Redness Reducing Niacinamide Serum which is commonly known as a 'fruit enzyme' - a form of exfoliation which is completely changing up the skincare game, particularly for those with sensitive skin who react to granular exfoliants. This is the most gentle form of exfoliation and buffs away dead skin cells without being overly harsh, leaving your skin silky soft.

Tips for Deciphering Labels:

  1. Scan the Ingredients List: Look for soothing or anti-inflammatory ingredients listed higher on the label, indicating higher concentrations.

  2. Patch Testing: Perform a patch test before using a new product on a larger area to check for any adverse reactions or redness.

  3. Avoid Overcomplicated Formulas: Simplify your skincare routine with products containing fewer ingredients to minimise the risk of irritation.

Being able to decipher skincare product labels will help you to make informed choices for your sensitive, redness-prone skin. By recognising soothing ingredients and avoiding potential triggers, you can cater to your skin's needs without exacerbating redness or irritation.