I received a trial bottle of Made From Earth's Rosehip and Hibiscus Facial Serum to see how well it helps rosacea. It's designed to be gentle and friendly to sensitive skin. Many of the ingredients within are anti-inflammatory. Here's what I've found after six months of use.
My Experience Using Made From Earth's Rosehip & Hibiscus Facial Serum
Contributing Factors to My Rosacea Flare-upsStress, acidic foods, and weather are rosacea triggers for many, including me. After my dad died, we learned he'd hidden how bad my mom's Alzheimer's was getting. I talked to her doctor after every appointment. He hadn't called me in a while, so I assumed there were no changes. The truth was that my dad hadn't brought her to an appointment in years. Being a family caregiver is hard. Caring for a loved one with dementia is one of the hardest things I've experienced. I'm often stressed. When I'm with my mom, I'm cooking meals she'll actually eat rather than meals that are nutritionally sound. The stress and focus on acidic foods like tomatoes have not helped my skin any. Seasonal changes also negatively impact my skin. It's been very windy and dry. My skin has dry patches that I'm doing everything possible to keep moisturized. In addition to the redness, I'm also finding the dry patches on my forehead and cheeks are very itchy. That's why I'm torn on the rosacea serum. It's definitely soothing and stops the itching. I give it high praise for that. As the instructions say, you need to apply a moisturizer after it. I wish it was all-in-one.
Instructions for Rosehip and Hibiscus Facial Serum for RosaceaA little goes a long way, and you do need very little. It spreads easily. Start with clean, dry skin. I am currently using one of three products depending on the season:
- SebaMed Paraben-Free Liquid Face and Body Wash is the one that seems to be doing the best job taming my redness and pustules in the summer months when it's hot and my skin tends to be oily.
- CeraVe Hydrating Facial Cleanser is good for the spring and fall when my skin is flaring up due to changing weather.
- Cetaphil Gentle Cleanser is ideal for winter when my skin is at its driest point.
Ingredients ListCommon triggers of rosacea are not found in this facial serum. There's no witch hazel or alcohol. It's paraben-free, too. Ingredients are:
- Organic aloe
- Hibiscus flower extract
- Organic coconut oil
- Rosehip seed oil
- Kosher vegetable glycerin
- Emulsifying wax
- Vitamin B3
- Pro-vitamin B5
- Vitamin A
- Vitamin C ester
- Xanthan gum
- Neem oil
- Pink grapefruit