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Rebecca

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Yaahhhh Bellamermaid!  Congrats on your success with Rosacea and welcome to the forum!!

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Hey Rebecca,

 

Thank you so much for your warm welcome, it is greatly appreciated.

 

Like many I am new to this concept of designing your own skincare products and what a brilliant idea it is too. I'm like a kid in a candy store but having had severe neuropathic rosacea, I have learnt to be patient and test only one thing at a time. Even if irritation doesn't show immediately, it can take upto 16 days to notice a shift for the worse. So as I said, I know a heck of a lot about Rosacea, so feel free to discuss this with me but am new to Skin Actives, so I have a lot of fascinating reading ahead of me thanks to the wonderful contributors on this forum.

 

Never give up and keep trying until you find something that works for you and don't be impatient. In a really weird twist, I think we that are concerned with our skin thanks to whatever disorder we suffer from, will probably end up looking better than any one of any age we know. My mum keeps telling me that my skin has never looked as lovely as it does now. Bear in mind that 3 years ago, I was crippled and housebound with Rosacea. My face was a burning, peeling disaster. Now I actually get compliments. If only I could get rid of the neuropathic pain.

 

I would also like to add that along with the Green Tea and Licorice Extract, hyaluronic acid has been of tremendous help also.

 

I am tempted to try the EGF but am a little gun shy as I had a very bad reaction to the Neocutis cream with VEGF (ed: this is Vascular endothelial growth factor, not epidermal growth factor). I do now know that there is a vast difference but I still feel a little trepidation. I would also like to add Horse Chestnut at some stage.

 

Once again, thanks to everyone and especially Rebecca for making me feel welcome. Hopefully one day soon I will be able to give advice as well as receive.

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Originally Posted by bellamermaid

Hello,

I am new here and it is such a refreshing pleasure to contribute to a forum that is actively concerned about all our respective needs. Skin Actives is the most brilliant innovation I have discovered and I decided to join this forum as a close fellow rosacean friend told me what a wonderful lot of people there are here.

Anyway, I had the most severe rosacea imaginable and long story short, I am now thankfully nearly in remission. Licorice played a crucial role in my recovery along with Green Tea. This combination literally makes my skin glow and has reduced it's sensitivity enormously. My skin has looked the best ever. I couldn't live without them now. I am eager to try and experiment more with other ingredients and look forward to reading all the messages and advice given. You are all amazing!

 

Hello and Welcome!!! It's great to hear you've had good recovery already and so glad you found SAS!  There are quite a few members with rosacea but even those w/out are always contributing their knowledge about the actives and how it might affect this blasted condition!

 

Did you get your licorice / green tea here or were you using pre-made products? 

 

I was so excited that SAS had both as I read mixed results on the rosacea board but especially the licorice sounded so promising and it really has been amazing for me.  My rosacea has been serious flushing on the nose, swelling & pain, usually every afternoon but also to any triggers like all my favorite food groups, red wine, coffee and chocolate in addition to hot beverages or soup and being in "still" air, no air flow, even if it's not that warm. Diffuse redness on nose, cheeks and chin, plus neural burning on the chin and those lovely little red blood vessels everywhere.

 

This is the 3rd week for me using licorice/HA and 2nd week using EGF.  My flushing is virtually gone, and much of the redness as well, my overall skin looks sooo much better.  I've not had any problems at all w/the EGF, I mixed it in a solution of Sea Kelp and distilled water and apply it first, then apply a serum of just HA/licorice & distilled water.  At first my chin seemed to burn more but that may be just a coincidence.  There never seemed to be specific trigger for that part - it would burn even if there was no flushing, but sometimes even a bad flush wouldn't bring on the burning.

 

Great to have you hear and look forward to hearing your comments!

 


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Originally Posted by bellamermaid

Hello,

I am new here and it is such a refreshing pleasure to contribute to a forum that is actively concerned about all our respective needs. Skin Actives is the most brilliant innovation I have discovered and I decided to join this forum as a close fellow rosacean friend told me what a wonderful lot of people there are here.

Anyway, I had the most severe rosacea imaginable and long story short, I am now thankfully nearly in remission. Licorice played a crucial role in my recovery along with Green Tea. This combination literally makes my skin glow and has reduced it's sensitivity enormously. My skin has looked the best ever. I couldn't live without them now. I am eager to try and experiment more with other ingredients and look forward to reading all the messages and advice given. You are all amazing!



Hey, there you are! Good to see you onboard!

Let me tell you folks, Mermaid knows one hell of a lot about our common enemy and she's the most delightful person you'll ever bump into. I'm also very excited about the chance to design your own skin care after your specific needs and skin type.

Looks like many have had success with licorice and EGF, two things I'm trying right now and they both agree very well with my skin. Truly great stuff and I'll be trying Andrographis Paniculata as soon as my package reaches me, could be really powerful if it indeed works similair to nitric oxide inhibitors.

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Welcome, Andy and Mermaid!    I'm so glad that you're having success with SA products. I've been around for awhile but have just decided to get out of denial about my rosacea. I've had to start at the beginning again and take a more conservative and cautiously experimental approach.  I've had some actives cause my skin to flare up and I'm not sure which ones - do follow the advice of all the veterans to start slow and add things one at a time. The sea kelp is definitely good for my skin. But last night when I got out of the shower, my skin felt a bit dry, so I put on more jojoba oil than usual and my left cheek (the worst area) felt a bit itchy.

 

I do have an EGF kit and would like to try it in sea kelp and water like Karla does. Karla, can you tell me how much water and sea kelp you use? And can you keep the 3/4 of a vial of reconstituted EFG? I thought I read somewhere that you have to add it to Dermagen if you're not using the whole amount? I'm confused.

Will the licorice dissolve in that base if I pound it fine and microwave it a bit?

What is the benefit of using HA? That's one active I don't have on hand.

   I think I'll be a newbie forever.

 

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Andy and Mermaid: Welcome from me, too!! The rosacea section has been quite active and I'm excited to hear your input. I'm also extremely excited about all the possibilities. My favorite actives so far are Licorice, Hyaluronic Acid, EGF, Sea Kelp. I also do well with Emu Oil. I'm in the process of trying 4-ethoxybenzaldehyde and glutathione right now with no problems so far. It's only been a few days.

Cheers!

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Artist, was emu oil better for you than jojoba? I know everyone is different. I got some itching from the jojoba. Have you tried SA's rosehip oil?
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Yes the Emu was better. I got itching from Jojoba. My best guess is that I itch with plant oils. Sadly, Emu is not from a plant, but a cute Australian bird

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I know....

I'm going to do a test with rosehip on that red cheek and see what the verdict is. Then, and only then, will I move on to the emu oil and feel guilty (which I often do anyway, because my daughter is vegetarian and her fiance is vegan - so I'm bad).

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Jojoba oil is very different from emu oil. I will try and see whether there is a plant oil that is a bit more similar in fatty acid composition.
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