I am the poster child for this product, Redness Remedy from bareMinerals. I’m of Irish descent, I have fair skin with all kinds of pink and red in it, and I have broken capillaries. Whatever possessed me to wait a few weeks to try out this product, I don’t know—but let’s call it fate. I’ve had the worst summer cold for two days now, and I can’t even begin to tell you (which is why I’m going to show you in a minute), just how red my poor nose is from all of that honking. I’d like to think this cold is the reason for the timely review of this product! I think that if this doesn’t work on me, it just won’t work at all, so we’ll see!
Redness Remedy is a skin therapy product from bareMinerals that is supposed to reduce facial redness on contact, and help over time to reduce that redness due to the RareMinerals ActiveSoil Complex. If you’re a bareMinerals skincare user, you know it can be a powerful and effective complex over time.
I really need you to be open-minded for a minute. Yellow and green are the corrective pigments for redness—but even I gasped when I saw the product. But I am, a bareMinerals girl…and sometimes you just have to trust Leslie. Now is one of those times!
So I used Redness Remedy as directed, and I really like the Soothing Compress Brush to apply it with. It’s a synthetic, antibacterial-treated brush that is really soft and gentle on the skin.
Let’s be kind. This photo of my nose was shot in macro, and believe me, no one will go around looking at your skin in macro! But obviously, I have broken capillaries (which I’m debating having lasered off), and I have hereditary skin redness issues. Let’s add that to the constant blowing of my nose every 5 minutes for the past two days—and you get what you see below. A huge honking mess.
If there was one thing I would do differently, it would be to apply a little moisturizer on all the dry spots around my nose, because it seems like Redness Remedy makes those stand out a little. What I really liked was that it just kind of matched the rest of my fair skin, as if I had a concealer on, but when looking at my entire face, it didn’t stand out. The one thing I’m not quite sure of is how this will work on darker skin tones. If anyone has any experience with that, please comment and let us know!
The ingredients contain soothing things like; colloidal oatmeal, lavender oil, and aloe. It remains to be seen if this will help reduce redness over time, but I know that I have to have my capillaries taken care of professionally—I don’t expect Redness Remedy to take care of that drama. But it’s nice to know they’re soothed in the meantime.
Lauroyl Lysine, Water/Aqua/Eau, Soil Minerals, Populus Tremuloides Bark Extract, Nymphaea Alba Flower Extract, Glycyrrhiza Glabra (Licorice) Root Extract, Aloe Barbadenis Leaf Extract, Colloidal Oatmeal, Anthemis Noblis Flower Oil, Sodium Palmitoyl Proline, Sodium Cocoyl Amino Acids, Sarcosine, Magnesium Aspartate, Potasium Aspartate, Sorbic Acid, Linalool, Butylene Glycol, Limonene, Glycine Soja (Soybean) Oil, Sodium Dehydroacetate, Lonicera Caprifolium (Honeysuckle) Flower Extract, Lonicera Japonica (Honeysuckle) Flower Extract, Lavendula Angustifolia (Lavender) Oil, Lavandula Hybridia (Lavandin) Oil, Mica, Zinc Oxide (Ci 77947). (+/-): Iron Oxides (Ci 77492)
(Could score higher if it really helps to reduce redness over time.)