Vitamins for redness

Vitamins for redness

There are literally thousands of different makeup and skincare products out there targeted at covering up or eliminating redness, but with so many options on the market, it has me questioning “If they were so effective, then why are they not putting themselves out of business by curing everyone’s redness concerns?“


Last year I decided to delve into this more as I too have been plagued with redness on my lower cheeks and have purchased a whole host of different products in hopes of covering this. What I found was with these topical products I didn’t get much of a result. The serums I used never gave me much of a result, even though I diligently used them for months on end. The green concealers only meant I had to slather more concealer, then foundation over them in order to also hide the green. The green primers left me looking a little unwell and dulled my natural glow. And the glow primers I tried were just not suitable at all for my sensitive combination skin type. The most frustrating thing of all of this is that I wasted so much money and product! 


This is what led me to research what herbs and vitamins could be used in order to soothe the redness from within. I knew if I was facing this issue, that you too may also be experiencing these same frustrations, so a natural supplement would be something we could all use!


My first question was, what actually causes this redness in my skin? 


The answer? Redness in the skin on our faces is typically caused by the dilation of blood vessels near the skin's surface. This dilation can occur due to things like inflammation, irritation, increased blood flow in response to heat or exertion, or underlying skin conditions such as rosacea, sunburn, or allergic reactions.


So what vitamins and herbs can we take to reduce this? 


My top herbs and vitamins I discovered were;


Maqui Berry

It is rich in antioxidants, particularly anthocyanins, which help reduce inflammation and protect skin cells from damage caused by free radicals. This helps with reducing redness and promoting skin health.


Olive Leaf Extract

This contains compounds like oleuropein and hydroxytyrosol, which have incredible anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties. These compounds help with soothing irritated skin and reduce redness by calming inflammation.


Mangosteen Fruit Extract

This exotic (and may I add, EXPENSIVE!) fruit is packed with antioxidants such as xanthones, which have really powerful anti-inflammatory properties. These antioxidants help alleviate skin redness by reducing inflammation and protecting skin cells from oxidative stress.


Evening Primrose Oil

This oil from the seeds of a very pretty little flowering plant contains gamma-linolenic acid (GLA), an omega-6 fatty acid with anti-inflammatory properties. GLA is a key compound that helps regulate inflammation in the skin and is incredible for reducing redness associated with eczema & rosacea.



This essential mineral is packed with antioxidant properties that help protect skin cells from oxidative damage. Selenium helps neutralise free radicals leading to reduced redness.



We’ve probably all heard of this one, but did you know it plays a role in several cellular processes, including inflammation regulation and antioxidant defence? By ensuring we have adequate magnesium levels in our body, we can help maintain our skin health and reduce redness by supporting these processes.


The real cherry on top?


Digestive enzymes!

I knew that we needed to include this in the blend as our gut health is so hugely related to our skin health. The better our gut health is, the stronger our skin barrier will be, and this is a crucial factor in helping to reduce redness. 


So, you ask, “How do we get all of these into our routine without spending a fortune?”


The Rosacea Cleanse of course!! It has been a total game changer for so many, myself included! 


The best part? These cost you no more than $1.02 USD per day and there’s a 30 day money back guarantee! 


Eradicate redness & reveal your glow!


Talk soon,

K xx

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