Skincare Mythbusting for Redness-Prone Skin: Debunking Misconceptions with Evidence-Based Explanations

Misconceptions about skincare practices and products for redness-prone skin often lead to confusion. Let's uncover and dispel some of these myths with evidence-based explanations:

Myth #1: Exfoliation is Essential for Redness-Prone Skin.

Truth: Over-exfoliation can aggravate redness. Gentle exfoliation can be beneficial, but harsh scrubs or frequent exfoliation can irritate sensitive skin, leading to increased redness and inflammation.

We recommend our Redness Reducing Nicainamide Serum for plenty of reasons, but in terms of exfoliation, this serum provides a gentle approach to exfoliation through the use of fruit enzymes, in this case Papaya. The papaya serves as an active ingredient in this serum and gently buffs away dead skin cells, allowing those with sensitive skin to still enjoy the benefits of exfoliating.


Myth #2: Hot Water Helps Cleanse Redness-Prone Skin.

Truth: Hot water can exacerbate redness by dilating blood vessels. Lukewarm water is gentler on sensitive skin, preventing irritation and minimsing redness.

Myth #3: All Natural Products are Safe for Redness-Prone Skin.

Truth: While natural ingredients can be beneficial, not all are suitable for sensitive skin. Some natural extracts or essential oils can trigger irritation and worsen redness in sensitive individuals.
Our entire range of products are 100% natural, vegan and use only Australian ingredients, and we have carefully chosen all our ingredients to be safe and suitable for redness-prone, sensitive skin.

Myth #4: Skincare Products Need to Tingle to be Effective.

Truth: Tingling sensations often indicate irritation, especially for sensitive skin. Effective products for redness-prone skin should soothe, not irritate.

Myth #5: Stronger Products Work Faster for Redness.

Truth: Harsh or aggressive products can worsen redness. Gentle, consistent skincare routines with soothing ingredients are more effective in managing redness without irritation.

Myth #6: Sensitive Skin Can't Handle Active Ingredients.

Truth: Some active ingredients like niacinamide, hyaluronic acid, and certain antioxidants can benefit sensitive skin by soothing redness and fortifying the skin barrier without causing irritation.

Our Anti Redness Bundle includes the Anti Redness Cream Cleanser, Green Tea Infused Hydrating Moisturiser and the Redness Reducing Niacinamide Serum. This provides you with a simple and easy to follow morning and evening routine and includes all the above active ingredients mentioned that are beneficial and effective in soothing redness and are suitable for sensitive skin.


Dispelling these skincare myths will hopefully hep you make informed choices when it comes to treating your redness-prone skin. Our team of skin specialists are available on our live chat anytime between 7AM - Midnight (Sydney time) 7 days per week. Do feel free to reach out to us so we can help you with your redness-prone skin.