Dermalex Rosacea & Couperose, £18.99
For those that suffer with redness, dry skin and spider veins, it's hard to find a product that's going to moisturise and treat the symptoms. I have a problem with slight reddening of the skin and have a small cluster of spider veins on my right cheek that most don't notice. Even with how subtle it is for others, I know it's there and no matter what makeup I use to disguise it, I know I'm only masking my real issue.
Enter Dermalex Rosacea & Couperose. A little tube of green pigmented cream to alleviate redness, spider veins, itchiness and dryness. I first spied it in Lloyds Pharmacy as I was shopping for an intensive moisturiser to ease my dry skin, but got caught up in the claims that Dermalex had on the box. Protection against UVA, reduction in recurrence, calming of the skin and restoration of your natural barrier are just some of the benefits Dermalex sports, and even a few months down the line I'm impressed at how it's working.
Upon first application the first thing I noticed was the colour. Green, a very light pastel green that works to soften the red on the colour wheel and cancel it out. Secondly, you have the smell; it's the first truly medicinal scented skin product I've used and it only helps to add to my confidence that this should be doing what it claims. A little goes a long way and I don't tend to use this as an all over face cream, rather a concentrated product I only apply to areas where it needs to be used. I then apply my usual day or night moisturiser as required, leaving Dermalex to really get to work. If I were to pick fault? Only that the tube itself isn't packed to the brim with product, so you get a lot of expelling air before you get anything out, which can become frustrating and result it having too much of the cream to rub in. If the packaging were changed to a jar or a tub, I think it would hugely improve the longevity of this truly wonderful cream, but it's not something I'd stop repurchasing it for.
Since first using Dermalex, my cluster of spider veins has become less apparent, my redness has been reduced and I feel a huge difference in my confidence levels. Until I can find something that's going to permanently remove my spider veins, using this twice a day means I can walk around with just a hint of concealer and a little mascara with no qualms.
Have you used anything from the Dermalex range?