Monday, 10 February 2014

My Skin and Me

For as long as I can remember I have had red blemishes on my cheeks, some refer to it as Roseacea and others mild flushing, whatever it is, it sometimes really annoys me and I do as much as I can to cover it up with make-up.

As you can see from the two photos below, taken inside and outside, the redness is clearly visible for all to see.


Salcura Antiac Skincare

Salcura Antiac Skincare

So I was asked if I would like to try some products that might help combat the blemishes by Salcura Antiac Skincare line** which I have seen on Channel 4's embarrassing bodies.   Naturally I agreed to try some to see if there was anything, other than lots of BB cream and foundation that could hide, cover and get rid of the redness.

So I was sent these lovely products to try.  All Salcura products contain an ingredient called Sea Buckthorn oil which is referred to as a 'Super Ingredient' and it helps to reduce inflammation, it calms and soothes the skin and helps to nourish and cleanse the skin.


Salcura Antiac Skincare

Derma Spray This product is said to have a proven track record and is our most effective and practical solution for eczema, psoriasis, dermatitis, rosacea and other related skin conditions.  You can and it is suggested that you spray this onto your face 3-4 times a day, so I tend to use this only at weekends and when it is on the skin, it instantly absorbs itself and leaves your skin feeling soft and moisturised.  Designed for people with dry skin, another condition I tend to suffer from on my cheeks more than anywhere and since using this, I have noticed a big difference.  It does contain Tea Tree Oil and Eucalyptus Oil which give it a definite scent. It retails for £14.99 for 100ml but there are other sizes available.

Face Hydrator - This product contains Omega 3,6,7 and ( and is designed to give your skin maximum deep hydration and it is designed for itchy, dry and sensitive facial skin.  I do have a slight itchyness on my cheeks where my redness is this gives an almost instant end to that itchy feeling, I was actually really surprised the first time I used it that I didn't want to scratch my face as much.  It retails for £11.99

Daily Face Wash - It is pH neutral and again contains no nasties and it doesn't leave your skin feeling dry after using.  You are told to use it morning and evening which I have been doing and as a wash it is light, unscented and lathers up really well once it has come into contact with water.  This face wash retails for £8.49

Daily Face Wipes - Yes, before some of you start typing in capital letters in the comment box below about the evils of face wipes, these ones contain no nasties and nor will they leave your skiin feeling really dry after using.  They are really moisturising and offer effective deep cleansing, ideal for on the go and they help remove hardened sebum (yuck) as well as excess oils, dirt and grime.  They retail for £6.99 and you get around 25 wipes.

Activ Liquid Spray - Designed to be used after cleansing the skin, you apply the spray onto your hands or a clean cotton wool pad and massage into the areas which are most affected.  As soon as it touches the skin it instantly absorbs itself. I found this spray to be quite cooling and refreshing when applied to the skin and from all of the products within this range, so far this has been my favourite.  It retails for £9.99

So having used them for the last month I am sure you want to know whether or not there is any difference, so here are my after photos and I would love to know what you think:


Salcura Antiac Skincare

Salcura Antiac Skincare

So what do you think?


All Salcura products are free from chemicals that are known to cause additional sensitisation of the skin.  Totally free from parabens, SLS, perfumes, steroids, antibiotics, hormones, lanolin, cortisones, soaps, phthalates and peroxides.

11 comments:

  1. I get mild redness on and around my nose and without cover up is very noticeable i hate having photographs taken when it is really on show, these products have made sucha difference! X

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  2. This is not really something I suffer from but it looks like they have really worked on your skin :) xx

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  3. Its awesome that they have worked so well for you..:-)
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  4. The redness has definitely calmed down a lot Rachel, that's fantastic that these have worked so well! xx

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  5. Bloody hell! That's made a huge difference. Your skin is amazing! I have lots of broken veins on my face and also a red facial rash from Fibromyalgia so I'll be checking out this company. xx
    Just Me Leah

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  6. Have you been to the dr about it? My aunty has rosacea and was prescribed a cream, it works a treat and makes a dramatic difference. xxxx

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  7. Definitely looks like the products have made a difference Rachel - much less redness don't you think? xx

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  8. I supposedly have rosacea too, it covers my whole cheeks and across my nose :( I've been using metrosa gel for the past month but it makes no difference... I really need to look into other products that might work, so thanks for this post! Xx

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  9. Really nice results!
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  10. Redness is a nightmare isn't it! Mine is better than it used to be but I do still have a patch on each cheek that never completely goes and when they're particularly bad they're a complete pain to try and cover with makeup. It's great to see there are some products that can try and help reduce it x

    Becky @ The Little Blog of Beauty

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