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Calming Cleanser

On Friday, my dermatologist diagnosed me with sudden-onset Rosacea (mild redness). She previously thought I had given myself a chemical burn but since my skin is still slightly pink and I flush now when slightly hot, it must be Rosacea. I'm currently using the prescriptions that she gave me, however, I'm on the search for a new cleanser. I've been using Cetaphil's gentle cleanser the past 1.5 mths and while it doesn't irritate my skin, it doesn't completely remove my make-up and is slightly drying. Any recommendations for a calming cleanser for sensitive, dry, and rosacea-prone skin? It would be nice if it could help with the redness as well. Thanks!

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I would talk to your doctor before introducing new products & to figure out what your triggers are. 

Ultimately you're going to want to use a cream cleanser/ cleansing milk, which tend to be more soothing than a gel or foaming cleanser. 

Sephora carries a few:

FIrst Aid Beauty Face Cleanser

REN has a few different ones Hydra Calm Cleansing Milk &

ClearCalm 3

clinique has a whole redness line, but I've heard a lot of mixed reviews on it. 

I would start doing some research on-line and learning what your triggers are, what ingredients are bad/good for you... Talk to your doctor & then start trying products. Introduce just ONE new product at a time & use it for a few weeks if you don't have any reactions then introduce another product. You're going to have to be diligent in reading ingredients & figuring out which ones interact with each other or cancel the other out. Some rosacea sufferers are able to use stronger ingredients like retinol, others are too sensitive, so it may take some time to find what works for you & what doesn't.

Good Luck! 

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Dannyc brings up a good point in checking with your doctor before using any over the counter product as to not inflame or further irritate your rosacea.


Look into what she's recommended along with Murad's Redness Soothing Gel Cleanser and Korres' Milk cleansers (available in wipes and 2 other formulas, once which also removes make up). The Murad one is a super gentle formula with soothing and calming antioxidants while the Korres formula relies on milk proteins which calm redness and irritation.


Try to print out ingredient listings of those products and bring them to your doc to discuss which would be a good option for you!

Re: Calming Cleanser

Hi Lwgirl, I agree with the other suggestions that have been made.  Here are a few more:


First Aid Beauty Cleanser


REN Hydra-Calm Cleansing Milk


As mentioned, it's a good idea to check with your doctor to make sure that any of these products are OK to use with your skin condition. 

Re: Calming Cleanser

LOL those are the first 2 I suggested Smiley Wink  Both are excellent products! 

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Thanks for your suggestions!

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clinique has some great face washes that are sensitive skin friendly but cleanse the skin very well.  I would try out their liquid facial soap in mild.  This is what I use and it isnt too drying like the cetaphil one can be.

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Murad also has a great soothing line.  Green packaging, I think??

Re: Calming Cleanser

Hi Lwgirl,


I just wanted to add one more suggestion to the great ones that you have already!


Redness Solutions Soothing Cleanser


The whole line is formulated for people that have sensitive redness prone skin. Check with your doctor before starting any new productsSmiley Happy


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