Acne/Breakouts, Aging, Moisturisers, Skin Care

Anti-Redness Cream by Roc – Does it work?

I have had quite a bit of redness going on this Winter. Thanks to some breakouts and the harsh weather I have had a red chin for months. I have always been dubious about anti-redness products but I decided to try Roc Calmance Intolerence Repairing Cream which claims to reduce redness and irritation.

I choose this one because 83% of testers on Make-up Alley said they would repurchase. That being said there were differences in opinion – some people broke out horresndously whilst some mentioned it cleared their skin. I have had no breakouts, as of yet. Just to be thorough I should mention that my breakouts also haven’t improved. I tell you this only so that you are aware of the limitations of an anti-redness cream.

It’s also quite cheap and non-greasy (not one for oily skin though as it’s very moisturising). Very often when I apply creams loaded with lab chemicals my skin gets irritated and stings. This cream soothed my skin and reduced redness.

It’s not green like you would expect, instead it’s a very pale yellow colour which helps correct a ruddy complexion. Personally I hate using greeen correctors on redness – unless you have the know how to correct the green after the green corrects the red, you’ll just look odd. A hint of Wicked Witch of the West is not a look we’re going for.

It’s also preservative free and contains a fragrance specifically developed for sensitive skin,

Roc claim that this cream reinforces the skin’s natural defenses against irritant factors to reduce its hyper-sensitivity progressively. I can’t vouch for this yet as I have only been using the cream for three weeks but I will keep you updated on my progress.

It’s also quite good as a make-up base, but not if you’re oily. I should also point out that f you have very dry or dehydrated skin you will need to moisturise further. Some people mentioned that they hate the smell, I have to say that it doesn’t bother me at all.

I bought a 100ml tube for £6.99 from Amazon and had it posted to Ireland. I have also seen Roc products in chemists all around Ireland.

Have you tried any anti-redness products?

Ingredients: aqua, glycerin, cyclohexasiloxane, paraffinum liquidum, dimethicone, cetyl alcohol, squalane, glyceryl stearate, PEG-100 stearate, cera microcristallina, simmondsia chinensis, butyrospermum parkii, chrysanthemum parthenium, bisabolol, panthenol, allantoin, ginkgo biloba, sodium carboxymethyl betaglucan, sodium acrylate/acryloyldimethyl taurate copolymer, polysorbate 80, isohexadecane, pentylene glycol, cyclopentasiloxane, paraffin, caprylyl glycol, p-anisic acid, sodium hydroxide, disodium edta, tocopheryl acetate, CI 77891, [FPT 0743].


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