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Alumier Skin Experts / April 6, 2018

Rosacea and AlumierMD

Rosacea is a skin condition characterized by facial flushing, persistent redness, visible vessels and blemishes.  The first sign of rosacea may be redness or flushing that comes and goes. Rosacea is most often seen in fair-skinned people between the ages of 30 and 50 and typically affects the cheeks, nose, forehead and chin. Although the cause of rosacea is not yet known, many theories exist including unstable blood vessels, the Demodex mite, genetics, H.pylori bacteria in the stomach, small intestine bacterial overgrowth and altered immune response. Rosacea symptoms can be triggered by very hot or cold temperature, sun exposure, intense exercise, cosmetics, hot drinks, alcohol, caffeine, spicy food, stress and medications.


AlumierMD has carefully chosen ingredients that focus on rosacea symptoms and potential causes to help relieve the flushing, redness and inflammation. Redyless®, also known as piperonyl glucose, is a biosynthesized ingredient that prevents flushing in response to heat, cold and food-related stresses. It also visibly reduces persistent redness by reinforcing blood vessel structure. Hinokitiol, also known as Beta-Thujaplicin, is extracted from the oils of the western red cedar tree. Hinokitiol is a superpower ingredient that has antioxidant, antibacterial and antimicrobial properties to address the Demodex mite and associated bacteria that may be involved in the pathogenesis of rosacea. Gorgonian extract is an anti-inflammatory compound derived from a marine organism known as sea whip, which is a renewable resource in the Caribbean Sea. Tetrapeptide-14 is an anti-inflammatory peptide. Together, Gorgonian extract and tetrapeptide-14 relieve the redness and inflammation seen in rosacea. Helianthus Annuus Seed Oil Unsaponifiables is a soothing ingredient that is obtained by distillation of organic sunflower seed oil. It is also a moisturizer that replenishes skin lipids, such as ceramides, to optimize skin barrier protection.


In terms of sunscreens, physical filters like zinc oxide and titanium dioxide keep the skin cooler by reflecting UV rays compared with chemical sunscreen filters that absorb UV rays converting the energy to heat. Physical sunscreen filters are also less irritating than chemicals, which is important for sensitive and rosacea-prone skin.

Look for AlumierMD’s SensiCalm cleanser, Calm-R serum, HydraCalm moisturizer and one of our physical sunscreens!

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