All Product Reviews

RubyLux All Red Light Therapy Bulb

RubyLux all red light therapy for rosacea bulbProduct Name: RubyLux All Red Light Therapy Bulb

Brand/Manufacturer: RubyLux

Green/Natural ingredients: N/A

Did I buy it more than once?: N/A

How long did 1 purchase last?: Still going but website says a 2 year average lifespan.

Where to Get a RubyLux All Red Light Therapy Bulb

Flag-USA USA:RubyLux ALL RED High Intensity LED Bulb 640 to 660nm at Amazon.com

What does it claim to provide?

A high-power LED bulb that is composed of 38 red LEDs that provide wavelengths from 640 nm to 660 nm. No specific skin care claims are made about the benefits of using this product, though it is meant to be used on the skin.

My Review of this LED Light Therapy Product

What’s in the box?

1 bulb, bubble wrap.

Eye protection goggles are recommended and are sold separately.  The bulb must be used with either custom covers or plastic wrap which are also sold separately.

Substance Natural Sunscreen

Substance Natural Unscented Sun Care Creme UVA UVBProduct Name: Substance Natural Sunscreen

Brand/Manufacturer: Matter Company

Green/Natural ingredients: Yes

Did I buy it more than once?: No (undecided about repurchase)

How long did 1 purchase last?: A whole summer (around 4 months)

Where to Get Substance Natural Sunscreen

Flag-Canada Canada: Substance Natural Unscented Sun Care Creme UVA/UVB at Amazon.ca

Flag-Canada Canada: Matter Company Substance Unscented Natural Sun Care Creme at Well.ca

What does it claim to provide?

Chemical-free sun protection through a natural physical barrier.  According to the Matter Company, it is safe for use on babies aged 3 months and older since it is chemical-free. Appropriate for use on sensitive skin.  Provides moisturizing and protection on all sun-exposed skin.

My Review of this Rosacea Skin Care Product

 

Product Ingredients (in version I tried)

Active Ingredients

Zinc Oxide 20% water, helianthus annus* (sunflower seed oil), isoamyl cocoate, glycerin (vegetable), leuconostoc (radish root filtrate), calendula officinalis* (pot marigold) flower, hypericum perforatum* (St. John’s Wort) flowers, glyceryl stearate (vegetable emulsifier) sesamum indicum* (sesame) seed oil, butyrospermum parkii*(Shea Butter), cetyl alcohol, bentonite, simmondsia chinensis* (jojoba) seed oil, tocopherol, xanthan gum, vitis vinifera* (grape) seed extract , camellia oleifera* (green tea) extract *certified organic

Katy Kat Eye Mascara in Very Black

Katy Kat Eye Mascara in Very BlackProduct Name: Katy Kat Eye in Very Black

Brand/Manufacturer: Cover Girl

Green/Natural ingredients: No (a couple are natural but overall, not a natural product)

Will I buy it more than once?: If it’s still available when I finish the first one, yes

How long did 1 purchase last?: 1 month (I throw mascaras out after they’ve been open 1 month)

Where to Get Katy Kat Eye Mascara in Very Black

Flag-Canada Canada: Cover Girl Katy Kat Eye Waterproof Mascara, Very Black, 10.5 Milliliters at Amazon.ca

Flag-USA USA: CoverGirl Katy Kat Katy Perry Eye Mascara, 800 Very Black (Pack of 2) at Amazon.com

What does it claim to provide?

All day mascara with for a “360 degree” effect.  Ten times volume and darkening. Special patented “360 degree” brush that sweeps lashes up and out for a sculpted look.  Won’t smudge or smear. Easy to remove with soap (regular) or oil-based makeup remover (waterproof)

My Review of this Makeup Product

Product Ingredients (in version I tried)

Water / Eau, Cetearyl Alcohol, Ozokerite, Shellac, Copernicia Cerifera (Carnauba) Wax / Cire De Carnauba, Beeswax / Cire D’Abeille, Glycerin, Ceteareth-20, Tapioca Starch, Lecithin, Ethylhexylglycerin, Alcohol Denat., Phenoxyethanol, Benzyl Alcohol, Xanthan Gum, Ammonium Hydroxide, Cocos Nucifera (Coconut) Oil, Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Extract, Sodium Gluconate, Tocopherol. May Contain: Iron Oxides, Titanium Dioxide.

Katy Kat Matte Lipstick in Sphynx KP001

Katy Kat Matte in Sphynx KP001Product Name: Katy Kat Matte Lipstick in Sphynx (KP001)

Brand/Manufacturer: Cover Girl

Green/Natural ingredients: No (one or two natural ingredients, the rest not)

Will I buy it more than once?: If it’s still available when I finish the first one, yes

How long did 1 purchase last?: 6 months (if I use it once or twice per week)

Where to Get Katy Kat Matte Lipstick in Sphynx

Flag-Canada Canada: CoverGirl Colorlicious Katy Kat Matte Lipstick, Sphynx at Amazon.ca

Flag-USA USA: CoverGirl Colorlicious Katy Kat Matte Lipstick, Sphynx at Amazon.com

What does it claim to provide?

Shade created by Katy Perry. Demi-matte lipstick in a moisturizing, rich formula. Infused with shea butter.  Smooth application with a soft finish.

My Review of this Makeup Product

Product Ingredients (in version I tried)

Ricinus Communis (Castor) Seed Oil, Isopropyl Isostearate, Ethylhexyl Hydroxystearate, Acetylated Lanolin, Ozokerite, Euphorbia Cerifera (Candelilla) Wax/Cire De Candelilla, Paraffin, Copernicia Cerifera (Carnauba) Wax/Cire De Carnauba, Cetyl Lactate, Cetyl Alcohol, Squalane, Fragrance/Parfum, Ascorbyl Palmitate, Tocopheryl Acetate, Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea) Butter, Silk Powder/Poudre De Soie, Maltodextrin, Persea Gratissima (Avocado) Oil, Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Extract, Cocos Nucifera (Coconut) Oil, Propylparaben, Hydrogenated Vegetable Oil, Retinyl Palmitate, Camellia Sinensis Leaf Extract, Lauroyl Lysine, May Contain/ Peut Contenir: Mica, Titanium Dioxide, Iron Oxides, Red 7 Lake, Yellow 5 Lake, Red 6 Lake, Yellow 6 Lake, Red 27 Lake, Blue 1 Lake, Red 27, Carmine, Orange 5

La Roche-Posay Anthelios Ultra-Light Facial Sunscreen Fluid

La Roche-Posay Anthelios Ultra-Light Facial Sunscreen Fluid for rosaceaProduct Name: La Roche-Posay Anthelios Ultra-Light Facial Sunscreen Fluid

Brand/Manufacturer: La Roche-Posay

Green/Natural ingredients: No (I think there’s one out of dozens)

Did I buy it more than once?: Yes

How long did 1 purchase last?: A whole summer (around 4-5 months)

Where to Get La Roche-Posay Anthelios Ultra-Light Facial Sunscreen Fluid

Flag-Canada Canada: La Roche-Posay Anthelios SPF 60 Ultra-Light Facial Sunscreen Fluid at Amazon.ca
Flag-USA USA: La Roche-Posay Anthelios SPF 60 Ultra-Light Facial Sunscreen Fluid at Amazon.com

What does it claim to provide?

A water-resistant and fast-absorbing sunscreen with a matte finish.  Provides SPF 60 for high UVA protection to protect from UV-induced skin damage while outdoors. It provides long lasting protection and is photo-stable.  It is tested on sensitive skin, fragrance-free, non-comedogenic and PABA-free.

My Review of this Rosacea Skin Care Product

 

Product Ingredients (in version I tried)

Active Ingredients

Avobenzone 3% (sunscreen) • Homosalate 10.72% (sunscreen) • Octisalate 3.21% (sunscreen) • Octocrylene 6% (sunscreen) • Oxybenzone 3.86% (sunscreen)

Inactive ingredients

water • cyclopentasiloxane • alcohol denat. • silica • dicaprylyl ether • styrene/acrylates copolymer • diethylhexyl syringylidenemalonate • PEG-30 dipolyhydroxystearate • dimethicone • cyclohexasiloxane • polymethylsilsesquioxane • nylon-12 • dicaprylyl carbonate • phenoxyethanol • lauryl PEG/PPG-18/18 methicone • sodium chloride • caprylyl glycol • PEG-8 laurate • caprylic/capric triglyceride • poly C10-30 alkyl acrylate • disteardimonium hectorite • isostearyl alcohol • p-anisic acid • disodium EDTA • cassia alata leaf extract • maltodextrin • dodecene • poloxamer 407

SBT Seabuckthorn Soothing Salve for Rosacea

SBT Seabuckthorn soothing salve for rosaceaProduct Name: SBT Seabuckthorn Soothing Salve for Rosacea

Brand/Manufacturer: SBT Seabuckthorn

Green/Natural ingredients: Yes

Did I buy it more than once?: Yes

How long did 1 purchase last?: A whole winter (around 4-5 months)

Where to Get SBT Seabuckthorn Soothing Salve for Rosacea

Flag-Canada Canada: SBT Seabuckthorn Soothing Salve for Rosacea at Amazon.ca
Flag-USA USA: SBT Seabuckthorn Soothing Salve for Rosacea at Amazon.com

What does it claim to provide?

A product that will help in the reduction of flaking and redness.  It contains natural anti-inflammatory ingredients and will cool skin inflamed with rosacea symptoms.  It will smooth and soften skin.  Works effectively as an under-eye treatment.  Protects the skin from environmental damage.

My Review of this Rosacea Skin Care Product

Here’s what I said about this product on my blog: “I have tried a number of different sea buckthorn products (from a company called SBT, which is seriously great, in case you ever want to try something made with that ingredient). I had the SBT Seabuckthorn Rosacea Soothing Salve that I use on the coldest winter days when I have to go out in frigid temperatures and whipping winds.
The salve is thick and slimy (about the same feeling as putting lip balm all over your cheeks) but it provides an awesome protective barrier against the cold and wind. A few years ago, the packaging said that it was also good for flare-ups, so I tried it a few times (I’m not sure if the packaging still says that, or not).  Oh boy did that feel horrible! It was great as winter protection, but for indoors during a rosacea flush, it made my cheeks much more red, bumpy, and hotter.  I still use this product for outdoors in the winter, but I wouldn’t use it to treat a flare-up.”

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Product Ingredients (in version I tried)

Coconut oil, candelilla wax, cocoa butter, sea buckthorn seed oil, meadowfoam oil, calendula oil, sea buckthorn fruit oil, chamomile oil.

Avene Eau Thermale Thermal Spring Water

Avene Eau Thermale Thermal Spring Water for rosaceaProduct Name: Avene Eau Thermale Thermal Spring Water

Brand/Manufacturer: Avène

Green/Natural ingredients: Yes

Did I buy it more than once?: Yes

How long did 1 purchase last?: 2-4 months (less in summer, more in winter)

Where to Get Avene Eau Thermale Thermal Spring Water

Flag-Canada Canada: Avene Eau Thermale Thermal Spring Water for Sensitive Skin 50ml/1.76oz at Amazon.ca
Flag-USA USA: Eau Thermale Avène Thermal Spring Water, 1.76 oz. at Amazon.com

What does it claim to provide?

A soothing spray that can be misted on the face to provide relief from irritation. It can be used as frequently as you’d like. This can include after washing, exercising, sunburn, during travel or to set makeup, among other reasons.

My Review of this Rosacea Skin Care Product

Here’s what I said about this product on my blog: “this stuff feels amazing.  This is not just any old water.  It’s really not.  It is specially sourced from thermal springs and carefully bottled in sterile environments.  My rosacea symptoms hate water but they love this.”

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Product Ingredients (in version I tried)

Water/Eau (Aqua), Nitrogen

Physician’s Formula Twins Cream Concealer Green/Light

Physician's Formula Twins Cream Concealer Green-Light for RosaceaProduct Name: Physician’s Formula Twins Cream Concealer Green/Light

Brand/Manufacturer: Physician’s Formula

Green/Natural ingredients: No

Will I buy it more than once?: Maybe – leaning toward yes

How long did 1 purchase last?: 1-2 months (if I use it once or twice per week)

Where to Get Physician’s Formula Twins Cream Concealer

Flag-Canada Canada: PHYSICIANS FORMULA Concealer Twins 2-IN-1 Correct & Cover Cream Concealer – Green / Light at Amazon.ca

Flag-USA USA: Physicians Formula Concealer Twins Cream Concealers, Green/Light, 0.24 Ounce (Pack of 2)at Amazon.com

What does it claim to provide?

Coverage of the look of redness and blemishes on skin through a green concealer and a light (beige) concealer.  The green and light can be layered or the light can be used on its own, depending on the type of coverage desired.

My Review of this Rosacea Makeup Product

Product Ingredients (in version I tried)

Water/ Eau, Cyclopentasiloxane, Ethylhexyl Palmitate, Trimethylsiloxysilicate, Polyglyceryl-3 Diisostearate, Boron Nitride, Polyglyceryl-4 Isostearate, Talc, Butylene Glycol, Cetyl PEG/PPG-10/1 Dimethicone, Disteardimonium Hectorite, Sodium Chloride, Ascorbyl Palmitate, Caprylyl Glycol, Copernicia Cerifera (Carnauba) Wax/ Cire de Carnauba, Dimethicone, Ethylhexylglycerin, Hexylene Glycol, Magnesium Sulfate, Microcrystalline Wax/ Cire Microcristalline, Panthenol, PEG-30 Dipolyhydroxystearate, Polymethyl Methacrylate, Propylene Carbonate, Silica, Sodium Hyaluronate, Sorbitan Sesquioleate, Tocopheryl Acetate, Phenoxyethanol May Contain / Peut Contenir: Titanium Dioxide, Iron Oxides, Chromium Oxide Greens, Ultramarines

Eucerin Replenishing Face Creme Day 5% Urea

Eucerin Replenishing Face Creme Day 5% UreaProduct Name: Eucerin Replenishing Face Creme Day 5% Urea

Brand/Manufacturer: Eucerin

Green/Natural ingredients: No

Did I buy it more than once?: Yes

How long did 1 purchase last?: 2-3 months

Where to Get Eucerin Replenishing Face Creme Day 5% Urea

Flag-Canada Canada: EUCERIN 5% Urea Replenishing Face Cream Day 50ml at Amazon.ca

Flag-USA USA: EUCERIN DAY SKIN FACE CREAM at Amazon.com

What does it claim to provide?

A light formula that is easily absorbed by the skin.  It functions by boosting the skin’s “ability to retain moisture and reduce tightness.” It is appropriate for use after shaving or under makeup. Non-comedogenic (won’t clog pores) and fragrance-free. 

My Review of this Rosacea Moisturizer Product

Here’s what I said about this product on my blog: “Eucerin Replenishing Face Creme Day 5% Urea was awesome over the winter. It offered me great hydration and a barrier against super-cold weather and biting winds.”

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Product Ingredients (in version I tried)

Aqua/Water/Eau, Urea/Urée, Glycerin, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Dimethicone, Pentaerythrityl Tetraisostearate, Triisostearin, Cetyl Alcohol, Sodium Lactate, Glyceryl Stearate, Biosaccharide Gum-1, Lactic Acid, Phenoxyethanol, Arginine HCL, Potassium Cetyl Phosphate, Xanthan Gum, 1,2-Hexanediol

Eucerin DermatoCLEAN Mild Cleansing Lotion

Eucerin DermatoCLEAN Mild Cleansing Lotion for rosaceaProduct Name: Eucerin DermatoCLEAN Mild Cleansing Lotion

Brand/Manufacturer: Eucerin

Green/Natural ingredients: No

Did I buy it more than once?: Yes

How long did 1 purchase last?: 2 months

Where to Get Eucerin DermatoCLEAN Mild Cleansing Lotion

Flag-Canada Canada: EUCERIN DermatoCLEAN Mild Cleansing Lotion 200mlat Amazon.ca

Flag-USA USA: Eucerin® Dermatoclean Mild Cleansing Milk 200 Ml. at Amazon.com

What does it claim to provide?

A very gentle cleanser with a “very effective yet extra mild nature-derived cleansing complex” that will clean, remove makeup and provide the skin with protection against dryness.

My Review of this Rosacea Cleanser Product

Here’s what I said about this product on my blog: “What I like about it is that it is a lotion, not something that foams (even something like foaming action can be too much for my skin when it’s having a bad day). It can be used with or without water, which is also good for highly reactive skin, because there are days when even water can be too much. It’s pretty effective at taking off makeup and I don’t feel like my face has been stripped clean after I use it.  Typically, my skin feels softer and healthier than it did before I washed it, which is nice.”

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Product Ingredients (in version I tried)

Aqua/Water/Eau, Glycerin, Isopropyl Palmitate, Cetearyl Alcohol, C12-15 Alkyl Benzoate, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Octyldodecanol, Glyceryl Glucoside, Cetearyl Isononanoate, Sodium Hyaluronate, Decyl Glucoside, Sodium Citrate, Citric Acid, Glyceryl Stearate SE, Carbomer, Trisodium EDTA, Sodium Cetearyl Sulfate, 1,2-Hexanediol, Phenoxyethanol, Piroctone Olamine, Potassium Sorbate