Warning – Light Therapy Scam Advertising Using My Image (without my permission, of course)

Hi Rosy Friends 🌸,

I wanted to issue a warning of a growing trend of companies stealing screen grabs or clips from my YouTube videos without my permission to pretend I’ve reviewed/liked/endorsed their products⚠️

Most recently, I was alerted that a company called RosaLight did just that.

RosaLight Scam
This is a screen grab of the RosaLight video. I am NOT holding their product and did NOT give my permission for them to include me in their ad.

They worked a clip of me into a video they shared on Facebook. It didn’t specifically state, but it very clearly implied, that I had used their product to treat my rosacea. The product I was actually holding in the clip they used (without my permission) was from an entirely different company.  It’s on YouTube and clearly states the real name of the product and the company selling it. It happened to look similar, so RosaLight just grabbed my image and threw it into their advertising to pretend I had tried them out.

December 2019 Update

Facebook responded to my copyright infringement report and has taken the RosaLight video down.

I Do NOT Endorse RosaLight ⛔️

I have never tried the RosaLight product and, after reading their dubious claims and seeing their dubious advertising, I wouldn’t trust them.

This is not the only time my image has been used to imply that I have tried/liked/endorsed a product I’ve never tried/liked/endorsed.  I’m writing this blog post as a warning.  If you don’t see a review of a product on my official accounts such as my YouTube channel, my blog, this review site or on my social media accounts, the odds are that my image has been tweaked to make it look like I’m saying something I’m not. 

If you see my image/video clip on an ad for a product and aren’t sure if you should trust it, please don’t hesitate to reach out to me on social media to confirm.

Companies know how much those of us struggle with rosacea and all its various symptoms. Unfortunately, scam companies will stoop to some dubious tactics to try to sell to us because they know how desperate we can feel to try to find the right treatment.  They’ll do/say some very misleading things to try to get our money.

Please be careful out there, Rosy Friends.  We’re all in this together, and we deserve better than to be scammed.

A big thank you to the Rosy Friend who alerted me to this on Instagram – you know who you are.💜

June 2020 Update

On June 16, 2020, I received an email from one of the co-founders of RosaLight. It contained the following message:

“The reason why I’m writing to you is to simply apologize for what happened with your footage in our ad. Unfortunately, the video we used for our initial advertising was provided to us by our manufacturer and we missed to do our due-diligence on it, assuming he had all the rights to the material. As soon as I found out what happened I immediately advised our marketing to take the video offline from all our marketing channels.”

RubyLux LED Light Therapy Mask

RubyLux LED Light Therapy MaskProduct Name: LED Light Therapy Mask

Brand/Manufacturer: RubyLuxLights

Green/Natural ingredients: N/A

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

How long did 1 purchase last?: Still going…

Where to Get a RubyLux LED Light Therapy Mask

Global shipping rosacea product Global shipping: The RubyLux LED Light Therapy Mask(*affiliate) at RubyLux’s Official Website

What does it claim to provide?

According the the company website, this mask is a wearable photobiomodulation (PBM) light therapy product that offers 7 colours all in one unit. It makes it possible to treat the entire face at once, hands-free. It claims to improve the skin on the face in many ways such as enhanced collagen production, wrinkle and sagging skin reduction, pigmentation problem correction and acne elimination.

The 7 colour options available include:

  1. Red (660 nm): For treatment of wrinkles, fine lines, faster healing, inflammation reduction, reduced pore size appearance, sagging skin repair, increased collagen and elastin production, thinning skin improvements and more.
  2. Blue (415 nm): For treatment of acne, killing acne-causing bacteria to reduce outbreaks.
  3. Purple (Red 660 nm and Blue 415 nm): For treatment benefits of both red and blue light therapy simultaneously.
  4. White (full spectrum): For treatment of Seasonal Affective Disorder or simply the winter blues. Some claim fine lines and sagging skin benefits.
  5. Green (520 nm): For treatment of skin tone, balancing complexion particularly where there is excessive redness and improves ruddiness in the complexion.  Green light therapy may also reduces pain sensitivity, eases mental stress, decreases hyperpigmentation, and improves lymphatic drainage.
  6. Amber/Yellow (no wavelength provided): For treatment purposes comparable to red only closer to the surface of the skin.  Helpful to individuals with extremely sensitive skin, for instance, rosacea.
  7. Teal (Blue 415 nm and green 520 nm): For benefits of both blue and green light, including to boost cellular energy and promote a healthier metabolism.  This may also assist those with Seasonal Affective Disorder.  It may help to boost morning energy levels when used like a visor instead of as a mask.

My Review of this LED Light Therapy Product

What’s in the box?

The RubyLux LED Light Therapy Mask comes with Mask with an adjustable strap, controller, USB connector, power cord (power cord adapter included in versions sold outside EU) and instruction sheet.

Rosacea Skin Care Tips to Beat the Summer Heat

Rosacea summer skin care tips

Trying to achieve the right rosacea skin care strategy to stop flare-ups is hard enough, as it is, without the added heat and humidity from the summer months to make the entire process more complicated.

When the mercury starts to rise, don’t let the color in your cheeks rise with it! Instead, use the right strategy to help you to enjoy the summer while keeping the redness, bumps, itchiness, heat, and other rosacea symptoms and discomforts at bay.

Check out the following rosacea skin care tips to keep cool, even when the weather is hot:

  • Keep out of direct sunlight – Exposure to UV rays and the heat that comes with them is one of the most common triggers for flare-ups among all rosacea sufferers. For that reason, stay out of sunlight as much as possible from 10am to 2pm (when the sun is at its hottest), wear a wide brimmed hat, and work on finding a sunscreen that is at least SPF 15 but that is gentle enough not to cause a skin reaction. Sit in the shade whenever possible, and use an umbrella to create your own, when there isn’t a big tree handy.
  • Exercise in the morning or evening – Exercise is important to your health, but the temperature combined with physical exertion can make it hard to stop your skin from flushing. If you need to, do several short routines, instead of one long one. Try to work out in the morning or evening, when the temperatures are cooler, or stick to an air conditioned exercise space.
  • Learn your triggers – Take note of the environmental and physical factors that are triggers for your flare-ups and avoid them. This potentially includes foods and topical products, as well as stress and lack of sleep, in addition to weather factors such as sun and wind. By avoiding them, your skin may not be as reactive to heat and humidity.
  • Keep cool – Wear lightweight, light colored, loose-fitting clothing, stay hydrated, chew on ice chips, or even wear a damp scarf or towel around your neck to keep your body temperature down. That way, the weather won’t have as much of an impact on you.
  • Avoid alcohol – It’s true that part of the fun of summer barbecues and parties is in the great cocktails that you get to enjoy, but they are some of the most common rosacea triggers among sufferers. Instead, consider trying a tasty mocktail from the National Rosacea Society (“Beat the Red with These Summer Mocktails”) that you’ll love, that won’t trigger redness, that will keep you hydrated and cool, and that may even help to reduce the risk of flare-ups through their carefully chosen ingredients.
  • Be consistent with rosacea treatments – Whether you are using a prescription medication, a natural rosacea treatment, or light therapy, keep up with what has been working for you on a very regular schedule, every day. One of the best rosacea skin care tips that you’ll ever learn is to discover what works and stick to it. That way, your skin will be less reactive and less likely to be affected by fluctuations in the weather.

Summertime can be a ton of fun, as long as you use the right rosacea skin care tips to keep the redness down. Then you can think about what truly matters: having a great time!


Rosacea Skin Care in Winter: How to Stop Those Rosy Cheeks!

While winter is known for giving many people a pink-cheeked look when they come in from the cold, those plummeting temperatures and harsh winds can be even harder on your skin when you have rosacea.

Rosacea in Winter | Rosy JulieBC
Rosy JulieBC after walking in -30ºC weather (-22ºF)

Yes, it can look cute when you have rosy cheeks when you just walk in the door from a brisk winter’s day but when the redness doesn’t go away and is joined by tightness, dryness, burning, itching and other unpleasant symptoms, it becomes clear that the right winter skin care for rosacea is a must.

You might have found what works for you in the summertime as you protect your skin from triggers and keep it gently cleansed and moisturized but colder weather typically requires a slight change in rosacea skin care products.

Believe it or not, this is true no matter where you live. Regardless of whether your winters send the mercury well below freezing or whether you live somewhere that remains comparatively mild, it is the difference in temperatures and humidity levels from one time of the year to the next that causes your skin to require different rosacea skin care products.

Wind, cooler temperatures, as well as air conditioning or indoor heating can all wreak havoc on your rosacea symptoms. Humidity, dryness and temperature fluctuations can require an extra layer of protection throughout the winter months. All this, on top of the stress many people feel around the holiday season when there are many different kinds of plans, gatherings, festivities and even just things to wrap up before the year comes to an end, can take its toll.

It also makes it more important to keep up with any treatments you are using, regardless of whether they are prescriptions, natural rosacea treatments or amber or red light therapy or both red and amber light therapy combined.

Winter Rosacea Symptoms Prevention Tips

Here are some great tips to help to keep your rosy cheeks and rosacea symptoms under control this winter:

  • Cold Winter Rosacea Triggers | Rosy JulieBCWhen the weather is extreme, try to stay in as much as possible. Very low temperatures and biting winds will only make things worse, fast. If you must head out, use a ski mask or scarf to keep your face protected.
  • Be aware of your body temperature. It’s easy to get very cold and very hot in a matter of moments in the winter. Stepping inside homes, workplaces and malls while bundled up can rapidly bring on the heat. Heading out the door after being warm inside can strike you with shivers. Layer with loose clothing so you can always adjust how warm or cool you are.
  • Pay attention to fabrics. Many people find their rosacea symptoms flare when they come in contact with certain fibers. One common troublemaker is wool. Take care to know what fibers are coming in contact with your face and watch for trends in irritations and flare-ups.
  • Keep cool while inside. This is especially important when you’re doing things like cooking and baking. These activities feel so normal and everyday that we often forget how warm they can make us. Steam from pots and heat from stoves and ovens can rapidly bring on rosacea flushing. Take breaks from the heat by leaving the room – or at least the spot immediately in front of the oven and stove – whenever you can. Turn on the hood fan or an oscillating fan set on low, to move some of the heat around and keep the temperature within reason.
  • Watch what you eat. Added sugars, salty foods, alcohol and other potential trigger foods abound when it’s nasty outside. This is especially true because hot foods and beverages are the most appealing when you’re trying to beat the winter chills. Try to limit the consumption of these foods as much as possible – if you can get away with a bite, go for that, instead of a whole portion – and try to wait for hot options to cool down a bit before you begin.
  • Keep your stress levels as controlled as possible. Don’t overbook your schedule, complete tasks as early as you can, don’t procrastinate, make a priority of “me time” and stick to a bedtime and waking routine as though your life depended on it. The more relaxed you are, the calmer your skin can be.
  • Maintain an extremely consistent winter rosacea skin care routine. Find the right rosacea skin care products for your unique skin type and symptoms as early as possible and stick to them – along with any treatments you’re using – without any exceptions.
  • Fireplace Rosacea Heat Trigger  |  Rosy JulieBCSit back from the fireplace. Try not to sit too close to any specific heat source as it will only warm and dry your skin, increasing the risk of a flare-up or at least a deeper blush.
  • Consider using a humidifier if your home is especially dry in the winter. If you can’t touch anything metal without getting a shock or if your sweaters and hair are particularly zappy, this may be a sign that a humidifier could help – particularly if it’s run in your bedroom at night while your skin is doing most of its healing.

Consistency with rosacea treatments and skin care as well as avoiding triggers can help you to avoid the vast majority of flare-ups and discomforts.

Winter Rosacea Skin Care Tips

The hardest part of treating your skin during the winter is usually in developing and sticking to your rosacea skin care routine. The first step is to find the right products, which can be a struggle in itself but then you need to stick to it every morning and every evening without fail. No exceptions.

Moreover, for the first two weeks of virtually any rosacea product change, your skin will often flare-up and break out. This makes it very difficult to judge any rosacea skin care products within the first two weeks of use, as things often get worse before they get better. For most people, the key is to keep it simple. Use as few products as possible, choose formulas with very gentle ingredients and avoid most options with promises such as anti-aging, exfoliating and even anti-redness in some situations (as many anti-redness formulations are designed to mask the color without healing the skin underneath, which can actually worsen the situation over time).

Consider the following tips as you create your winter rosacea skin care routine:

  • Morning Rosacea Skin Care Routine | Rosy JulieBCGentle cleansing. Use an extremely gentle rosacea skin care product for cleansing. The goal isn’t to have a “squeaky clean” feeling once you’re done. Instead, the idea is to remove the dirt, unwanted bacteria, product and excess oils while leaving some skin oils in place. Healthy skin does have some oil left on it. You want your skin to be clean, not stripped. In most situations, twice-daily cleansing is all you need.
    A low- or non-foaming, fragrance free, creamy cleanser is the goal. Watch out for alcohols and astringent ingredients as they should typically be avoided. The result should leave a thin film behind that will act as a moisture barrier to lock in this vital hydration.
  • Rosacea treatment. If you are treating your rosacea with a specific prescription or nonprescription topical cream or with amber light therapy and/or red light therapy, now is usually the best time to use it. Treatments are generally best used on a clean face, right after cleansing. That said, be sure to follow the directions of your doctor or dermatologist, or on the product package.
  • Moisturizing. This is best done as close to cleansing as possible. If you are using a treatment, moisturize right afterward (unless the treatment includes the moisturizing or recommends against the application of additional products). If you are not using a treatment, moisturize immediately, when your skin is no longer damp but when it doesn’t yet have that fully dry feeling. An extremely gentle moisturizer is best. In the daytime, it can help if you choose one with an SPF if the sun is one of your triggers.
    In the winter heavier creams, salves and oils are often more effective for preventing rosacea symptoms than the lighter lotions that are typically suited to warmer weather. This is the product most likely to need to be changed as a part of the rosacea skin care routine when moving from one season to the next and is the most likely to require that unpleasant transition period of about two weeks when breakouts and flare-ups can happen. Red light therapy may help to minimize the inflammation that is behind many of those symptoms and amber light therapy can help to calm the skin.

Set up a routine that will be appropriate for following the instructions on all these rosacea skin care products and treatments and stick to it without fail. Your skin loves routine and hates change, so the more you keep up the exact same patterns, the less likely you will be to have breakouts, flare-ups, and other unwanted symptoms.

*Please remember that I’m a rosacea blogger and patient with the condition, but I’m not a doctor.  This is information I’ve compiled based on my own experience, but I’m not a medical professional or a skin care expert.  For an official diagnosis or advice, please make an appointment to see your doctor!

Rosacea Diagnosis: What’s Behind Your Rosy Cheeks?

rosy cheeks rosacea symptomsWhen you continually have a red face that looks as though you have a sunburn that won’t go away, you will likely start to wonder what’s going on with your complexion. This becomes more confusing when those rosy cheeks are accompanied by additional symptoms such as itching, burning, extreme dryness, or little pimples that resemble whiteheads.

Diagnosis of rosacea is becoming increasingly common, but as there is no specific test for this condition, doctors tend to rely on a physical exam of the skin, in combination with a history of your symptoms in order to reach a conclusion with regards to what is afflicting you.

For this reason, misdiagnosis of rosacea is common. It is often assumed to be a form of acne, eczema, psoriasis, or even lupus, as all of those conditions can present with similar types of symptoms. Therefore, if you have been showing symptoms of a red face that just don’t seem to be going away, it’s important that you do speak with your doctor and not simply assume that it is rosacea.

At the same time, this same issue works the other way. Many people with rosacea have been treating their skin for another condition following a misdiagnosis. This can cause symptoms to worsen, or it can allow the condition to progress because it is being improperly controlled.

Please note that this is not medical advice.  It is not meant as a recommendation.  It’s meant to help share information I’ve discovered over the years and that I thought you might find interesting and helpful.  Always talk to your doctor before making major dietary or health changes.

Make an appointment with a doctor

If you think that you may have rosacea because of symptoms of a red face, rosy cheeks, burning, little pimples, or any of the other symptoms of rosacea it is important to speak with a doctor. The diagnosis may be made by your regular physician, or you may need to see a dermatologist.

To prepare for your appointment, you may find that a diary of rosacea symptoms will be a helpful tool. If you record the symptoms that you experience over the days that precede the appointment, you’ll be able to show your doctor the times of day when you experience the most symptoms, the types of things you ate when symptoms occurred, the amount of sunlight to which you were exposed, exercise and physical exertion, and even the amount of stress that you were feeling. This can help to point to certain triggers, which is very helpful for both yourself and the doctor in making a diagnosis and in suggesting rosacea treatments that will work.

There aren’t any screening tools such as blood tests for rosacea, so the most important thing that you can do when you prepare for your first visit to the doctor’s office is to go with a clean and moisturized face. Don’t wear makeup. Observing your skin is one of the primary techniques that a doctor can use to help to decide whether or not your red face is caused by rosacea. If you cover it or change it with makeup, that could mislead your doctor.

At the dermatologist appointment

Your doctor or dermatologist will likely speak with you about your medical history. This may include questions about medical conditions, your skin care routine, mental health issues (as stress and anxiety can be some primary rosacea triggers), lifestyle (such as time spent outdoors in direct sunlight), whether or not your family has a history of rosy cheeks, and even about your menstrual cycle (if you are female, of course).

Some components of a physical exam may also be conducted in order to rule out other potential causes of the symptoms. This will mostly involve a careful skin examination during which the symptoms are carefully observed. At this time, you will likely be asked about other symptoms such as any pain, itching, burning, or stinging that you feel in the red parts of your face.

Receiving a rosacea diagnosis for your rosy cheeks and other symptoms

The actual diagnosis of rosacea should be relatively fast, easy, and painless. This will be even faster if you have taken note of your symptoms and potential triggers, in advance. The reason is that it will help your doctor to more quickly rule out other potential conditions that could be causing the symptoms.

An accurate rosacea diagnosis is key to being able to treat and overcome your red face symptoms and to reduce or eliminate the discomforts associated with this condition, such as burning and stinging. Beginning treatment early on is also important to helping to slow the progression of the condition. While not every rosacea sufferer’s symptoms will worsen over time, many people who have this skin disorder do find that it becomes more severe as the years pass.

Since there are many different components to a rosacea treatment, and it takes some trial and error to discover what will work for each specific individual, an early start is your best advantage. Some of the things that you should expect to have recommended to you include:

  • Dietary changes (to identify and avoid trigger foods and drinks)
  • Sun protection
  • Gentle skin care including proper cleansing and moisturizing
  • A topical product, such as a prescription medication or natural treatment.
  • An oral antibiotic (this is a common first effort to clear symptoms)
  • Avoiding excessive heat and steam (stoves, hot beverages, soups, saunas, hot tubs, etc)
  • Light therapy (LED, LLLT, Laser, etc)

Light therapy is a relatively new type of treatment for red face symptoms, but positive responses over the last decade to treatments involving red light or red combined with other colors of light, have made this a much more common practice. If your doctor or dermatologist does not bring up the topic among the initial forms of treatment for rosacea, don’t hesitate to bring up the subject in order to discuss whether or not it will be appropriate for you and your new skin care routine.


What is Rosacea? Rosacea Symptoms & Types [With Pictures & Video]

What is Rosacea? Rosacea Symptoms, Triggers & Causes [With Pictures] - Rosy JulieBC
This is my face in 2015 (summer), back when I’d given up on trying to find a treatment. This isn’t a flare-up. This is how my face looked every day. Flare-ups were worse. It was the “before” picture I took ahead of starting red LED light therapy treatments

I’m not a doctor. I’m a patient

Before I get into describing rosacea, what it is, what it isn’t and so on, I just want to say that I’m not a doctor. I’m not a skin care expert.  I’m a rosacea blogger. I’m a patient.  So the info I’ve put together on this page is meant to share what I have learned about the condition in the way as I understand it.  It’s based on info shared with me through amazing sources such as my doctors, the National Rosacea Society, the Mayo Clinic, and the TalkHealth Partnership’s Rosacea Hub. This is meant for informational purposes only.  Please don’t take my word for it if you want a diagnosis or treatment recommendation.  Visit your doctor 🙂

What is Rosacea?

According to the Medical Dictionary Online, this is the definition of Rosacea:

A cutaneous disorder primarily of convexities of the central part of the Face, such as Forehead; CHEEK; Nose; and Chin. It is characterized by Flushing; Erythema; Edema; Rhinophyma; papules; and ocular symptoms. It may occur at any age but typically after age 30. There are various subtypes of rosacea: Erythematotelangiectatic, papulopustular, phymatous, and ocular (National Rosacea Society’s Expert Committee on the Classification and Staging of Rosacea, J Am Acad Dermatol 2002; 46:584-7).

In more simple terms, rosacea is a skin condition that presents in a number of different ways. The one thing that everyone with rosacea has in common is skin redness in the affected area.

Also called “acne rosacea”, this skin disorder is typically focused on the central part of the face, such as the cheeks and nose, but it can also affect the outer areas, such as at the temples and closer to the ears.

Some of the symptoms of rosacea can include redness, flushing, blushing easily, bumps, skin thickening, and even eye irritation. The symptoms that you experience depend on the subtype that you have.

There are four rosacea subtypes. Virtually everybody who has the condition starts with subtype 1, though there are some who experience other subtypes without the first one. If left untreated, the condition will frequently – though not always – worsen.

Rosacea Symptoms and Subtypes

Each of the subtypes of the condition has its own set of potential rosacea symptoms. Since each case of this skin disorder is unique, your case will have its own unique combination and severity of some or any of these symptoms.
Regardless of subtype, though, some of the most common symptoms of rosacea are:

  • persistent redness
  • very dry skin
  • very sensitive/reactive skin
  • blushing easily
  • sun burning quickly
  • hot/burning skin
  • itchy skin
  • the development of “plaques”, which are patches of very dry skin that vary in size.

Rosacea Subtype 1 – Facial Redness (known as erythema)

Rosacea Subtype 1 – Facial Redness (known as erythema) - Rosy JulieBC

This is usually focused primarily on the nose and/or the cheeks. Redness appears as a blush or reddening of the skin.  This is known as erythema. As this subtype progresses, blood vessels can become visible.

Rosacea Subtype 2 – Bumps and Pimples (known as papulopustular rosacea)

Rosacea Subtype 2 – Bumps and Pimples (known as papulopustular rosacea) - Rosy JulieBC

These bumps can look quite similar to pink pimples or whiteheads (though not blackheads). They are not the same as the pimples caused by acne vulgaris but are the reason that the condition is sometimes known as “acne rosacea”. That name is, unfortunately, quite misleading and will frequently cause sufferers to choose the wrong treatment strategies.

Rosacea Subtype 3 – Skin Thickening (known as rhinophema)

Rosacea Subtype 3 – Skin Thickening (known as rhinophema)

Thickening of the skin among rosacea sufferers most commonly occurs on the nose. It causes the nose to increase in size and will give it a more bulbous appearance. This is known as rhinophema.

Rosacea Subtype 4 – Eye Irritation (known as ocular rosacea)

Rosacea Subtype 4 – Eye Irritation (known as ocular rosacea)
Over time, untreated rosacea symptoms can even progress to the eyelids and eyes, making them feel sandy or itchy in a way that is often compared to seasonal or dust allergies. Eyes will often look bloodshot and/or watery as the redness makes its way into them, as well. This is known as ocular rosacea.

“Acne Rosacea”

Acne rosaceaAlthough the term “acne rosacea” is used as though it is a form of this condition, it is actually a kind of misnomer for subtype 2.

The pimple-like bumps, redness and inflammation from rosacea subtypes 1 and 2 can often be mistaken for acne vulgaris, to the point that many doctors will misdiagnose one condition for the other. However, acne rosacea is not a form of acne. The pimples in subtype 2 are not the result of acne vulgaris.

Many dermatologists are trying to reduce the use of the term “acne rosacea” in the hopes of promoting a greater separation between the two unrelated conditions.

Rosacea Triggers

There are a virtually countless number of potential rosacea triggers and every patient has a different combination that will lead to his or her own symptom flare-ups. That said, according to the National Rosacea Society, some of the most common triggers include the following:

  • sunlight
  • alcohol (especially red wine)
  • spicy foods and beverages
  • hot (temperature) foods and beverages
  • Environmental temperature extremes
  • Humidity
  • Stress and anxiety
  • Anger or embarrassment
  • Hot baths, showers and saunas
  • Strenuous exercise and physical exertion
  • Drugs causing blood vessel dilation (including certain blood pressure medications)
  • Corticosteroids (including prednisone)

To discover which factors may be triggering your rosacea symptoms, it is often recommended that you keep a rosacea diary that allows you to monitor the various influences you are experiencing and track when a flare-up occurs. Identifying patterns and trends is your best route to knowing your rosacea triggers.

*If you think you may have rosacea, it’s very important to seek the help of a professional in order to obtain a diagnosis.  This condition isn’t necessarily easy to diagnose.  Other conditions, such as lupus, certain forms of dermatitis, eczema, and even acne can present with similar symptoms.  I strongly recommend making a doctor’s appointment your first step.  Where you go from there is completely up to you 🙂


Alon Labs Rewind Facial Skin Rejuvenating Lotion

Alon Labs Rewind Facial Skin Rejuvenating Lotion for RosaceaProduct Name: Alon Labs Rewind Lotion

Brand/Manufacturer: Alon Labs

Green/Natural ingredients: Yes

Did I buy it more than once?: Not yet, but I’m seriously considering it once this bottle is finished.

How long did 1 purchase last?: About 2 months.

Where to Get Alon Labs Rewind Lotion

Flag-Canada Canada, Flag-USA USA: Alon Labs Facial Skin Rejuvenating Lotion at Amazon.com (ships internationally)

What does it claim to provide?

The official Alon Labs website claims that the Rewind Lotion takes the original serum formula a step further by providing an all-natural formula that is non-irritating and that will provide healing benefits to the skin. It is marketed as a hydroquinone alternative.

My Review of this Rosacea Skin Care Product

Alon Labs Rewind Lotion Ingredients (in version I tried)

Distilled Water, Ascorbic Acid, Aloe Vera, Extra Virgin Olive Oil, Sodium Hyaluronate, Caffeine, Niacinamide, Resveratrol, D-Alpha Tocopheryl Acetate, Urea, Retinyl Palmitate,, Melatonin, L-Tyrosine, Calendula Officinalis, Arnica Montana, Ferulic Acid, Glutathione, Rosehip Oil, Green Tea (Camellia sinensis) Leaf Extract, Luo Han Guo (Siratia grosvenorii) Fruit Extract Stevia (Stevia rebaudiana) Leaf Extract, Cocos Nucifera (Coconut) Oil, Phenoxyethanol.

Tide PurClean (Honey & Lavender scent)

Tide PurClean Honey and Levender for sensitive skin and rosaceaProduct Name: Tide PurClean in Honey & Lavender scent

Brand/Manufacturer: Tide

Green/Natural ingredients: 65% bio-based

Did I buy it more than once?: No but I’m not ruling it out for the future.

How long did 1 purchase last?: I used individual sample packs. That said, 1 bottle is said to last 32 loads.

Where to Get Tide PurClean

Flag-Canada Canada Tide PurClean Liquid Laundry Detergent For Regular and HE Washers, Honey Lavender Scent, 1.47 L, 32 loads at Amazon.ca
Flag-Canada Canada Tide PurClean HE Liquid Laundry Detergentat Well.ca
Flag-USA USA: Tide PurClean Liquid Laundry Detergent for Regular/HE Washers – 50 oz – Honey Lavender at Amazon.com

What does it claim to provide?

The official Tide website says that PurClean is the first “bio-based detergent with the cleaning power of Tide.” Among its ingredients 65% come from bio-based sources (though I recommend scrolling down to the ingredients list on this page to see what that means).  It is a product produced in a facility that doesn’t send any waste to landfills and it is 100% wind powered.

My Review of this laundry detergent product:

Product Ingredients (in version I tried)

water, sodium laureth 1.0 sulfate, propylene glycol, laureth-9     plant based surfactant, sodium citrate, lauramine oxide, sodium hydroxide, sodium cocoate, ethanol, polyethyleneimine ethoxylate, polyethyleneimine ethoxylate propoxylate, sodium tetraborate, pentasodium pentetate, Tide purclean™ perfume, calcium formate, protease, amylase.

The Dual-Care™ HP LED Powerhead

The Dual-Care™ HP LED Powerhead for RosaceaProduct Name: The Dual-Care™ HP LED Powerhead

Brand/Manufacturer: Smarter Lights

Green/Natural ingredients: N/A

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

How long did 1 purchase last?: Still going with a lifetime warranty.

Where to Get a Dual-Care™ HP LED Powerhead

Global shipping rosacea product Global shipping: The Dual-Care™ HP LED Powerhead at SmarterLights.com

What does it claim to provide?

A high-power (HP) LED red and amber powerhead bulb. It has 48 HP LED chips that provide peak wavelengths in both the red and amber ranges. It is durable and lightweight for convenient use when at home or traveling.

My Review of this LED Light Therapy Product


What’s in the box?

The Dual-Care™ HP LED Powerhead comes with the bulb, a socket and cord set (you can choose the 120 volt appropriate for North American sockets or the 220 volt for many other parts of the world), a pair of standard Super Sunnies eye protecting goggles, and the usage guidelines.

The powerhead is an LED bulb with 4 chips.  Each chip contains 16 LEDs (for a total of 64 LEDs in the entire powerhead).  Each chip has 10 amber LEDs and 6 red LEDs (for a total of 40 amber LEDs and 24 red LEDs in the entire powerhead)


Prosacea Rosacea TreatmentProduct Name: Prosacea Gel

Brand/Manufacturer: Prosacea

Green/Natural ingredients: Yes and No

Did I buy it more than once?: No

How long did 1 purchase last?: I stopped at 3 weeks but I don’t think I used half the tube.

Where to Get Prosacea Rosacea Treatment

Flag-Canada Canada: Prosacea Rosacea Treatment Gel at Amazon.ca
Flag-Canada Canada:Prosacea Gel Rosacea Treatment at Well.ca
Flag-USA USA: Prosacea Rosacea Treatment Gel at Amazon.com

What does it claim to provide?

A medicated, homeopathic topical rosacea treatment meant to “diminish common rosacea symptoms.” Among those listed were redness, “eruptions”, bumps and dryness.  It is meant to condition and soothe reddened, dry and irritated skin.

My Review of this Rosacea Treatment Product Product

Prosacea Ingredients (in version I tried)

Active ingredients: Sulphur 1x, Chrysarobinum 12x (extract from Goa powder, a substance deposited in the wood of Andira araroba)

Inactive ingredients: Acrylates/C10-30 Alkyl Acrylate crosspolymer, diazolidinyl urea,lactose, methylparaben, propylene glycol, propylparaben, tetrasodium EDTA, triethanolamine, water.

Celtic Complexion Creme

Celtic Complexion Creme for rosacea, dry skin and sensitive skinProduct Name: Celtic Complexion Creme

Brand/Manufacturer: Celtic Complexion

Green/Natural ingredients: Yes

Did I buy it more than once?: Not yet.

How long did 1 purchase last?: I’ve been working on the sample jar for over 2 months…I’d say several months for the full-size.

Where to Get Celtic Complexion Creme

Flag-Canada Canada, Flag-USA USA, United Kingdom, Australia, France, Ireland, New Zealand, Northern Ireland, Scotland, Wales and Western Europe: Celtic Complexion Creme at the official website.

What does it claim to provide?

A high quality all-natural, vegan, gluten-free and paraben-free moisturiznig creme made without using water.  This stops the product from being diluted and it allows the rich concentration to continue to moisturize for up to 8 hours.  It is extremely nourishing as it is high in vitamins, pure essential oils, vital nutrients and essential fatty acids. Provides the skin a dewy, velvety finish.  Appropriate for dry to very dry skin and is especially helpful to people living in dry, harsh and cold climates.

My Review of this Rosacea Skin Care Product

Celtic Complexion Creme Ingredients (in version I tried)

Vitellaria paradoxa (cert org shea butter), Cocos nucifera (cert org raw coconut) oil, Simmondsia chenensis (cert org jojoba) oil, vegetable glycerin, Daucus carota (cert org carrot) seed oil, Santalum spicatum (cert org sandalwood) oil, Vanilla planifolia (cert org vanilla) extract, Citrus paradisi (grapefruit) seed oil, Melaleuca alternifoli (tea tree) oil.

RubyLux All Blue Light Therapy Bulb

RubyLux Blue Light Therapy for Acne and RosaceaProduct Name: RubyLux All Blue 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 Blue Light Therapy Bulb

Flag-USA USA:RubyLux ALL BLUE Antibacterial LED Bulb – 415 nm at Amazon.com

What does it claim to provide?

A high-power light bulb made up of 38 close set blue LEDs that provide wavelengths at 415 nm. This bulb is 1.5 inches in diameter and kills many strains of bacteria in a matter of minutes.

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.