Dirt, pollution, bacteria are just some of the many things that cause skin to become red, itchy, and irritated. Being that we're exposed to them every day and if, like me, antihistamines don't always work for you, there's always the option to turn to (drum roll, please) skincare products! With the ingredients and technologies skincare products are made with today, it's impossible not to find something that will soothe and calm down the redness on your face.
For a basic anti-redness skincare regimen, keep scrolling for the best products to try!
Facial cleansers are the foundation of skincare routines. Using one which addresses your skin type and specific concern, along with your other products, guarantees that everything will easily be absorbed and work miracles together. For reducing redness and irritation, as much as possible, look for ones that are fragrance-free and with a low pH.
Human Nature Nourishing Facial Wash
It's full of antioxidants that strengthen sensitive skin, and mild moisturizers that gently cleanse, hydrate, and soothe!
Human Nature Nourishing Facial Wash, P200, Beauty Bar
Simple Moisturizing Facial Wash
This foam-free facial cleanser doesn't have artificial fragrances, colors, and chemicals so it can purify skin without irritating it.
Simple Moisturizing Facial Wash, P249, Lazada
In Her Element Low pH Rose Gel Cleanser
A low pH facial wash which cleans, moisturizes, and balances your complexion. Your skin won't feel any tight or dry feeling after using this!
In Her Element Low pH Rose Gel Cleanser, P675, BeautyMNL
Cetaphil Gentle Skin Cleanser
A basic fragrance-free and foam-free cleanser which gets rid of dirt and oil while providing relief to dryness and redness.
Cetaphil Gentle Skin Cleanser, P744/473 ml, Robinsons Department Store
Clinique Mild Liquid Facial Soap
This easy-to-rinse formula refreshes and rejuvenates skin, leaving it feeling comfortable all day and night.
Clinique Mild Liquid Facial Soap, P1,350, Rustan's The Beauty Source
Gone are the days when the only ones available were drying and alcohol-heavy toners. These days, you can choose from a variety of soothing and cooling toners that can either hydrate or further clean your complexion! Ingredients such as calendula, green tea, and rose water will help calm redness instantly.
Pixi Rose Tonic
This pretty pink toner contains rose flower water to minimize your complexion's redness and soothe "hot spots." The result is a balanced and happy skin.
Pixi Rose Tonic, P890, SM Beauty
Dear Klairs Supple Preparation Unscented Toner
Created with a ton of soothing plant-based extracts, Supple Prep's unscented version reduces redness, swelling, and irritation while moisturizing and improving your skin's health.
Dear Klairs Supple Preparataion Unscented Toner, P1,150, Lazada
Make P:rem Safe Me Relief Moisture Toner
It's low pH and alcohol-free, the perfect combination for anyone whose skin easily gets red and itchy.
Make P:rem Safe Me Relief Moisture Toner, P1,370, Freyja Glorietta
Herbivore Botanicals Jasmine Green Tea Balancing Toner
Jasmine flower, in combination with green tea, aloe vera, witch hazel, ginger root, and salicylic acid work to reduce redness, fight acne-causing bacteria, get rid of skin's oiliness, and treat exisitng zits.
Herbivore Botanicals Jasmine Green Tea Balancing Toner, P2,160, Sephora.ph
Kiehl's Calendula Herbal Extract Alcohol-Free Toner
This alcohol-free toner contains calendula, allantoin, and burdock root to reduce excess sebum and calm down flare-ups.
Kiehl's Calendula Herbal Extract Alcohol-Free Toner, P2,425, Greenbelt 5
In my experience, a moisturizer is the quickest way to get my skin to calm TF down. I can literally feel it penetrate and ~hug~ my complexion, and I can see the redness reduce to practically nothing. For me, it's best to opt for creams and gels with centella asiatica, honey, and aloe vera. However, there are moisturizers with none of the ingredients mentioned but still work amazing on easily irritated complexions! Just find what works for you (We have amazing options here.) and enjoy the cool relief once you slather it on your face.
Physiogel Calming Relief A.I. Cream For Dry, Irritated, And Sensitive Skin
This rich moisturizer provides dry, sensitive, and eczema-prone skin with instant relief. It also repairs and strengthens the skin's moisture barrier to make it less prone to irritation.
Physiogel Calming Relief A.I. Cream For Dry, Irritated, And Sensitive Skin, P789, Watsons
Dove DermaSERIES Replenishing Face Cream SPF15 Dry Skin Relief
A quick-absorbing moisturizer that softens, soothes, and smoothens dry, itchy skin. Its fragrance-free, hypoallergenic, paraben-free, non-comedogenic formula also makes it perfect to treat eczema and psoriasis.
Dove DermaSERIES Replenishing Face Cream SPF15 Dry Skin Relief, P900, Lazada
Avene Skin Recovery Cream
For super sensitive complexions, the Avene Skin Recovery Cream is the moisturizer for you. It contains the famous Avene Thermal Spring Water to soothe and calm redness and flare-ups.
Avene Skin Recovery Cream, P1,275, Watsons
Burt's Bees Sensitive Daily Moisturizing Cream
Rice extract, aloe, and cotton extract are what make this soothing moisturizer a must-try! It shields complexions from harsh environmental aggressors and richly hydrates skin without leaving a greasy film on top.
Burt's Bees Sensitive Daily Moisturizing Cream, P1,595, Beauty Bar
Dr. Jart+ Cicapair Tiger GrassCream
A centella asiatic-rich cream which can easily calm down inflamed skin. Tip" During the warmer months, only apply a small amount of this because its texture is thicc.
Dr. Jart+ Cicapair Tiger Grass Cream, P3,211, Sephora.ph
Face masks are like weekly at-home facials that give your skincare routine an extra boost. Those that target super sensitive and easily irritated skin can come in a gentle clay, gel, or cream form. P.S. Avoid super heavy duty masks which leave skin extra matte because this can end up further drying and irritating your skin, leading to more redness.
Innisfree Jeju Volcanic Color Clay Mask in Purple (Calming)
This clay mask contains both Jeju volcanic ash extract and panthenol to draw out dirt, bacteria, and excess sebum while moisturizing and soothing skin.
Innisfree Jeju Volcanic Color Clay Mask in Purple (Calming), P550, SM Mall Of Asia
Skin Inc Sooth-N-Purify Black Gold Mask
A vitamin C, charcoal, and gold-infused mask that alleviates redness and irritation in under 20 minutes!
Skin Inc Sooth-N-Purify Black Gold Mask, P700, Sephora.ph
Lancome Rose Jelly Mask
This sleeping mask contains anti-inflammatory ingredients. Apply it all over your face the before bedtime so you'll wake up to a refreshed, hydrated, and rejuvenated complexion.
Lancome Rose Jelly Mask, P735, Sephora.ph
COSRX Ultimate Moisturizing Honey Overnight Mask
This gel mask is an eight-hour sleep in a tube. It calms, brightens, and moisturizes skin while you catch up on your beauty sleep!
COSRX Ultimate Moisturizing Honey Overnight Mask, P810, Lazada
Peter Thomas Roth Cucumber Gel Mask
Chamomile, papaya, pineapple, and aloe vera extracts will purify your complexion while soothing and hydrating it.
Peter Thomas Roth Cucumber Gel Mask, P2,800, Zalora
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