Sensitive skin is a common concern, in fact, 60-70% of women and 50-60% of men report having some degree of sensitive skin. Along with this, facial redness is common and can be a result of a variety of factors, and not necessarily from the traditional sense of ‘sensitive skin’. Ultraceuticals recently launched a product that specifically targets redness and even rosacea in the skin - the Ultraceuticals R.E.D. Corrective Serum. . Let’s breakdown what facial redness is, the key triggers and all things Ultraceuticals R.E.D. Corrective Serum.
Everyone's skin is unique which means that the redness they experience on their skin can be completely different from one another. Let’s breakdown how to diagnose red skin and how each form.
FACIAL REDNESS: Facial redness often goes undiagnosed and untreated. The common causes of facial redness include photoaging, true sensitivity, and rosacea. Exposure to the sun and free radical damage creates oxidative stress that affects the dermal matrix. The breakdown of the dermal matrix results in thinning of the skin, triggering underlying blood vessels in the dermal matrix to become more visible, leading to the appearance of facial redness. Oxidation causes an inflammatory response, then angiogenesis is induced by the upregulation of the Vascular Endothelial Growth Factor (VEGF). Angiogenesis is the formation of new blood vessels from pre-existing vessels. In normal conditions, blood vessels only form when and where they are needed, during growth and healing. With photo damage, these signals can become unbalanced, causing increased blood vessel growth, dilated and increase in appearance of redness and telangiectasia.
TRUE SENSITIVITY: True sensitivity is a form of chronic inflammation and a condition in which skin has a reduced threshold for irritative reactions. Sensitive skin easily breaks out in rashes and blotchiness in response to external triggers. It is the inflammatory process associated with the reaction that causes the appearance of redness.
ROSACEA: Rosacea is a chronic inflammatory medical condition that typically affects the face. It results in redness, pimples, swelling, pustules, and small and superficial dilated blood vessels. Often, the nose, cheek forehead and chin are most involved.
Now that we reviewed redness and sensitivity a bit more, let’s talk about the mechanisms to reduce visible redness, soothe skin discomfort, calm sensitive skin (reduce hypersensitivity), reinforce and support the skin’s natural protective barrier, and deflect redness.
The new Ultraceuticals R.E.D. Corrective Serum has ingredients that address each mechanism to reduce visible redness in the skin. Let’s review each ingredient:
Phoenix Dactylifera (Date) Fruit Extract: To reduce visible redness, Phoenix Dactylifera (Date) Fruit Extract is rich in polyphenols and other antioxidants and tolerates extreme conditions of the desert.
Ascorbyl Glucoside: This is a stable vitamin C derivative that helps to even complexion and reduce visible redness.
Zinc Glucoside: To soothe skin discomfort, Zinc glucoside, which is a water-soluble salt that penetrates the skin, therefore making zinc available in the skin.
Acetyl dipeptide-based molecule: This functions as a calming messenger, calming and reducing sensitivity.
Tasmania Fruit Extract: To calm the skin, the new R.E.D. serum has Tasmania Fruit extract. Tasmanian berry is a native Australian plant that thrives in extreme conditions. It has been shown to have three times greater antioxidant power than blueberries. This soothes the skin and helps to reduce the appearance of facial redness.
Ultraceuticals’ new R.E.D. Corrective Serum also contains ingredients to support and repair the skin’s natural barrier function:
Niacinamide: Niacinamide increases ceramide production and free fatty acid levels in the stratum corneum (the top layer that makes up the epidermis, the first layer of defense of the skin) to reinforce the barrier function and moisture retention.
Squalane: This ingredient is sustainably sourced and from 100% vegetable origin, is a skin identical lubricant and NMF that helps with skin moisturization.
Panthenol: Acts as a sponge, helping the skin retain moisture to improve barrier function.
Silica: This is another ingredient in the new Ultraceuticals R.E.D. Corrective Serum that helps to deflect light by providing a blurring effect to reduce the appearance of redness.
The new Ultraceuticals Ultra R.E.D. Corrective Serum has a wide range of ingredients to calm, sooth and reduce the appearance of redness in the skin. The benefits of this amazing new serum include conditioning to help reinforce the skin’s natural barrier and helps to reduce sensitivity to environmental triggers. It also provides an immediate comforting and cooling effect to the skin. To maximize the cooling effect, store this serum in the refrigerator prior to use.
The Ultraceuticals R.E.D. Corrective Serum has been dermatologically tested, proven to be safe for both sensitive and rosacea prone skin, non-comedogenic and vegan friendly. The appropriate usage for this serum is 2-3 pumps, twice a day, directly after cleansing the skin. After panel testing with this serum, facial redness was reduced over 1-3 months.
With the concern of facial redness being such a common one, the Ultraceuticals R.E.D. Corrective Serum will be a great addition to your product offerings. Shop the Ultraceuticals R.E.D. Corrective Serum here! .