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What is the Best Rosacea Cleanser? Our top 10 list

What is the best rosacea cleanser?                          

To effectively treat rosacea one must target deep-rooted inflammation with oral products such as Rosadyn and simultaneously treat superficial inflammation with a gentle, yet effective rosacea cleanser with redness-reducing qualities.  The general rule of thumb with rosacea cleansers is to find one that cleans the skin but does not aggravate your rosacea.  On the last point, do not choose a rosacea cleanser that target papules, pustules or acne… leave that to post-cleanser treatments.  To aid you in the search for the perfect rosacea cleanser, below are the 10 rosacea cleaners that are generally regarded as the best. (Learn more here about how Rosadyn rosacea treatment is a natural compliment to a good rosacea cleanser)

 

 

(1) Skin Effects Redness Control Calming Gel Cleanser by Dr. Dover

Skin Effects Redness Control Calming Cleanser is an excellent rosacea cleanser designed to brighten skin and gently lift away make-up, skin oils and impurities without irritation. It claims to help “visibly reduce skin redness, flushing and inflammation” which is quite a claim for a cleanser that is only on the facial skin for 30-to-45 seconds, but Dr. Dover has incorporated a quick-acting constrictor called Gatuline.  It works for most.  The addition of Bisabol, Dipotassium Glycyrrhizinate and Arnica (three proven anti-redness ingredients) synergistically enhance the effect of gatuline.  This cleanser calms the skin, alleviates redness, thoroughly cleanses the skin and does this without dehydrating the skin or interfering with the epidermal skin barrier.  This gel cleanser incorporated a mild sudsing effect to deep clean pores.  This is an excellent rosacea cleanser with a proven track record. (Learn more here about how Rosadyn rosacea treatment is a natural compliment to a good rosacea cleanser)

Pros: One of the few facial cleansers with a quick acting constrictor to help reduce skin redness and decrease the dreaded post-shower redness response.

Cons: Slightly on the pricey side and may require two applications for waterproof makeup

 

(2) Osmotics Cosmeceuticals ‘Blue Copper 5’ Anti-Aging Cleanser

Osmotics Blue Copper 5 Facial Cleansing Gelee is a superb new cleanser developed for inflamed rosacea skin.  It has incorporated third-generation Copper Peptides to heal skin and promote healthy growth.  This new generation blue copper peptide formulation stays behind for hours after cleansing to continue promoting proper skin growth and barrier protection.  This cleanser is also unique as it incorporates two of the most potent topical antioxidants that calm inflammation and also act as deep cleansers.  Malachite and Ergothioneine are two of the most potent skin care antioxidants and are incorporated into the Osmotics Cleanser at high concentrations… making this a truly unique cleanser and an excellent choice for rosacea skin.  (Learn more here about how Rosadyn rosacea treatment is a natural compliment to a good rosacea cleanser)

Pros: One of the few facial cleansers with the newest copper peptide formulation and two of the strongest topical anti-inflammatory antioxidants.

Cons: There are no downsides to this product; however, as every rosacea sufferer knows, even the best rosacea cleansers may cause a reaction.

 


(3) ROC Dermalogic Calmance Facial Cleansing Fluid

ROC Dermalogic Facial Cleanser is a thick fluid that emulsifies skin oils, makeup and clogged pores.  It is extremely gentle and can be left on the skin for up to five minutes as a hydrating/anti-redness mask.  It contains high levels of German Golden Chamomile, a proven anti-redness rosacea ingredient, dimethicone, allantoin and beta glucan ( a skin healing agent).  This is an excellent cleanser for those with primarily irritated red skin.  The dimethicone is an excellent hydrator and protects  the skin for hours after each use.  This is developed for males and females although most males are not accustomed to a fluid cleanser.  This cleanser, developed for the most sensitive skin is definitely worth a try and has excellent ratings by rosacea sufferers who have been using it since its release. (Learn more here about how Rosadyn rosacea treatment is a natural compliment to a good rosacea cleanser)

Pros: One of the few facial cleansers with a pure liquid base that allows anti-inflammatories quick penetration into the superficial layers of the skin.  It may also double as an excellent hydrating mask to reduce taught skin sensations.

Cons: Males are not use to this type of cleanser and may not give it a shot.  A cleanser does not have to sud to effectively clean male skin.

 

 (4) Dermalogica Ultra-Calming Facial Gel Cleanser

This is one of my favorite cleansers and since its release in 2001 it is one of the top-tested rosacea cleansers with an excellent track record.  It is an extremely gentle cleansing gel that combats environmental assault with Dermalogica’s exclusive Anti-Ozonate Complex. It protects and soothes skin sensitized by pollution, temperature extremes, irritating cosmetic products, harsh detergents, chemical exposure, stress, poor diet or hormonal factors.  It also contains Lavender, micronized oat eactract, Echinacea and Raspberry extracts for their anti-inflammatory,calming and healing properties. Leaves no irritating residue and is formulated for even the most hypersensitive skin that cannot tolerate water. Contains no artificial fragrance or color. Professional recommendation advised. Key Ingredients: Anti-Ozonate Complex helps to shield skin from environmental assault. Lavender, Echinacea, Raspberry and Cucumber extracts help calm the skin.  Panthenol (Pro-Vitamin B5) helps heal irritated skin.  This cleanser can also be used to cleanse ocular rosacea eyelids. (Learn more here about how Rosadyn rosacea treatment is a natural compliment to a good rosacea cleanser)

Pros: This is a superb cleanser for cleansing the skin and calming inflamed rosacea skin.

Cons: This product is a bit pricey but the high quality ingredients used in this formula make the product worth the price.

 

 (5) Dermalogica Clean Bar for Sensitive Skin

Very few rosacea sufferers can use bar cleansers because of their drying and irritating actions.  Dermalogica’s Clean Bar is one of the few non-soap bar cleansers that was developed for rosacea-sensitive skin, hydrates the skin and thoroughly cleanses the skin and pores.  Clean Bar is a soap-free, acid-balanced cleansing bar, designed to banish impurities and control oil without stripping the skin of its natural moisture. Oatmeal, licorice and allantoin soothe and comfort the skin while oat kernels and rosacea-safe retinol exfoliate and a complex of botanicals maintains purity within the bar and your skin. Ideal for all skin types, Clean Bar prevents dryness and tightness by boosting the skin’s moisture barrier. Free of artificial fragrance and color, effective enough for all activity levels and gentle enough for sensitive skin.  This bar cleanser also contains Tumeric extract, Barberry extract and Mango Extract… all superb anti-irritants. (Learn more here about how Rosadyn rosacea treatment is a natural compliment to a good rosacea cleanser)

Pros: This is a superb cleanser for cleansing the skin and calming inflamed rosacea skin.   For those that must use bar cleansers, this is the one to use.

Cons: This product is a bit pricey (five times the price of most bar soaps) but the high quality ingredients used in this formula make the product worth the price.

 

(6) Toleriane Dermo-Cleanser for Hyper-Sensitive Skin

This is one of my favorite cleansers and since its release in 1999 it is one of the top-tested rosacea cleansers with an excellent track record.  It is an extremely gentle cleansing gel that is glycerin based and does not contain any preservatives, sulphates or fragrances.  This cleanser is the top cleanser for irritated skin that is even intolerant to water.  This cleanser can also be used to cleanse ocular rosacea eyelids.  This is an excellent lotion cleanser used to help severe skin inflammation or post-trigger redness.  Glycerin is not only the primary cleansing ingredient but it is the most rosacea-friendly hydrator available.  (Learn more here about how Rosadyn rosacea treatment is a natural compliment to a good rosacea cleanser)

Pros: This is a superb cleanser for cleansing the skin and calming inflamed rosacea skin.

Cons: This product may require cleansing the skin twice to remove waterproof makeup or sunscreen.

 

 

(7) NEW Toleriane Foaming Dermo-Cleanser for Hyper-Sensitive Skin

This is an excellent new cleanser by Tolerin, a specialist Dermatology group that focuses on inflammatory skin disorders.  If you don’t like the gel formula, this new foaming cleanser is an excellent choice.  This is also preservative free and only contains ingredients developed for sensitive rosacea skin.  This cleanser is the top cleanser for irritated skin that is even intolerant to water.  This cleanser can also be used to cleanse ocular rosacea eyelids. (Learn more here about how Rosadyn rosacea treatment is a natural compliment to a good rosacea cleanser)

Pros: This is a superb cleanser for cleansing the skin and calming inflamed rosacea skin. This is an excellent deep pore cleanser for rosacea skin.

Cons: This product is formulated for sensitive skin but also targets oily skin so in some cases this cleanser my cause mild, transient dryness. 

 

(8) RosaSkin Daily Cleanser for Rosacea and Sensitive Skin

RosaSkin facial cleanser is extremely gentle and perfect for rosacea-sensitive skin that needs an extra touch of moisture. Infused with Organic Honey and pure cold-pressed Buckthorn Oil, this natural amber-colored cleanser calms delicate skin and leaves it feeling soft, smooth, and clean.   With a pH between 5-6, RosaSkin cleanser does not damage the rosacea-delicate epidermis and is safe for laser treated skin.  This product contains no parabens, sulfates, petrochemicals, synthetic fragrances or dyes. (Learn more here about how Rosadyn rosacea treatment is a natural compliment to a good rosacea cleanser)

Ingredient List: Distilled Water, Aloe Vera Leaf Juice, Cold Pressed Buckthorn Extract, JoJoba Oil, Meadowfoam Seed Oil, Stearic Acid, Soy Oil, Emulsifying Wax, Vegetable Glycerin, Palmitic Acid, Vitamin E, Potassium Sorbate, Vitamin C, Citric Acid, Rosemary Oil.

Pros: One of the few facial cleansers with pure Aloe Vera Leaf Juice, Organic Honey, and Cold-Pressed Buckthorn Oil that dissolves clogged pores while gently moisturizing the skin and reinforcing thin, hypersensitive rosacea skin.   This is also a special cleanser as it was developed for post-laser treatment cleansing.

Cons: There are no contraindications or concerns to this cleanser. 

 


(9) CeraVe Hydrating Cleanser

CeraVe gently removes impurities, cleans pores, decreases sebum and heals the epidermis.   This fragrance-free rosacea cleanser features ceramides and other skin-nurturing ingredients to protect and hydrate skin. A patented delivery technology releases these ingredients over time, for an immediate and long-term effect. Your skin feels fresh and clean, without any oily residue or tight feeling left behind. (Learn more here about how Rosadyn rosacea treatment is a natural compliment to a good rosacea cleanser)

This Rosacea Cleanser Won the Best Cleanser by Allure Magazine 2011

“The goal of effective cleansing is to loosen and remove dirt, germs, excess oils, dead cells, cosmetics, and medication residues without irritating the skin or drawing away needed moisture. CeraVe Hydrating Cleanser gently cleanses the skin while helping to maintain the right moisture balance. It is proven to prevent moisture from escaping (evaporating) from the skin’s surface. CeraVe Hydrating Cleanser provides gentle, effective cleansing while it restores and enhances the skin barrier. Its fragrance-free, moisturizing formulation is nonirritating and noncomedogenic (does not cause pimples or acne by clogging the pores). Unique, patented MVE delivery technology Like all CeraVe Skin Care products, CeraVe Hydrating Cleanser offers the benefits of unique, patented MVE delivery technology, which provides a controlled release of essential ceramides and other skin-nurturing and protective ingredients slowly over time. The unique ingredients in CeraVe Hydrating Cleanser help restore and maintain the natural protective function of the skin, help restore damaged skin, and help keep skin healthy. Elegant formulation CeraVe Hydrating Cleanser never leaves a greasy residue.”

Pros: This is an excellent cleanser for inflamed rosacea skin with clogged pores.

Cons: No obvious drawbacks to this cleanser. 

 

(10) Amino Genesis Really–Really Clean Cleanser

 

 

 

This is a truly unique rosacea cleanser that rosacea sufferers are raving about.

Information taken from website: “There has never been a facial cleanser like this. Amazing dual purpose technology bathes the skin with life giving amino acids, while deeply cleansing. Imbedded dirt, makeup and other impurities are no match for the gentle power of AminoGenesis Really, Really Clean! As you cleanse, 17 amino acids go to work on contact, enhancing and beautifying your skin with vital nutrients.

Hydrate: No matter what your skin type, keeping the skin hydrated is the single most important aspect to maintaining beautiful, radiant, and youthful skin. Typical moisturizers simply cover and seal the surface of the skin in an attempt to hold moisture in. AminoGenesis has a delivery system which rapidly penetrates into the skin to directly hydrate with water. (Learn more here about how Rosadyn rosacea treatment is a natural compliment to a good rosacea cleanser)

Nourish: Amino acids are the organic miracles of life. Amino acids are the building blocks of all living tissue on Earth. These basic building blocks are essential for normal cellular function. Amino acids are the main moisture retention factors in human skin. Topical application of amino acids has shown to dramatically increase moisture content while decreasing visible lines. In addition, amino acids help in the production of collagen and elastin, regulate sebaceous gland activity, decrease discoloration due to sun damage and give the skin a softer smoother feel.

Defend: The skin is constantly under attack by harmful airborne bacteria. In addition your skin takes a beating from unbalanced molecules called free radicals. The AminoGenesis formula helps neutralize surface bacteria while working to neutralize free radicals in an effort to prevent the damage done.

Amino acids are the building blocks of all living tissue on Earth. These basic building blocks are essential for normal cellular function. Amino acids are the main moisture retention factors in human skin. Topical application of amino acids has shown to dramatically increase moisture content while decreasing visible lines.

In addition, amino acids help in the production of collagen and elastin, regulate sebaceous gland activity, decrease discoloration due to sun damage and give the skin a softer, smoother feel.

In anecdotal reports, topically applied amino acids have helped even difficult skin problems such as dermatitis, psoriasis, eczema, rosacea, acne, stretch marks and other skin care challenges.

Deionized Water, TEA-Lauryl Sulfate, Propylene Glycol, Butylene Glycol, Disodium Cocoamphodiacetate, Acrylates/C10-30 Alkyl Crosspolymer, Glycerin, Amino Acids: (L-Lysine Monohydrochloride, L-Histidine Monohydrochloride Monohydrate, L-Arginine Monohydrochloride, L-Aspartic Acid, L-Threonine, L-Serine, L-Glutamine, L-Proline, L-Glycine, L-Alanine, L-Valine, L-Methionine, L-Isoleucine, L-Leucine, L-Tyrosine, L-Phenylalanine, L-Acetyl Tyrosine), Triethanolamine, Tetrasodium EDTA, Phenoxyethanol, Methylparaben, Fragrance, Yellow 6, Caramel.

Pros: This is an excellent cleanser for inflamed rosacea skin and with new amino acid assimilation technology it holds the potential to thicken and repair rosacea-thin skin.

Cons: This product is pricey but the high-grade ingredients make this product a ‘must-try’ for rosacea sufferers.  No obvious drawbacks besides the name. 

As every rosacea sufferer can attest, having choices in what you put on your skin is important, as a product that works well for one person’s skin can irritate anothers.  Luckily, as you can see, there is no shortage of gentle yet effective rosacea cleansers to try.  Because finding a basic skin care regimen is vital to addressing your rosacea, we will soon be posting a personal review of a line of rosacea products submitted by one of our customers…we hope you find it useful. 

Learn more here about how Rosadyn rosacea treatment is a natural compliment to a good rosacea cleanser


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