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Andy

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Andy,

 

Don't you find yourself cringing a little, waiting for that flush to start and then it doesn't?  Sure hope this continues to work and doesn't end up having any side effects.  Did you ever do any research on wether topical application can affect blood pressure?  It doesn't seem like it would be strong enough.

 

So about the new herb, are you taking it internally?  It sounded very promising for quite a few different things when I search on the web after your original mention.  Can you give us any details on how/how much etc you're using? 

 

Thanks!


Sure, being a rosacean I'm used to having virtually anything that works in my favor to backfire within a few days, but all this seems like a genuine improvement and it better stay that way because this means so much and gives me a real chance to actually live life more freely and "normal".


I think I used about half a teaspoon and mixed into my green tea cream since I was already about halfway through the bottle. I thought the smell was really terrible at first, but you soon learn to appreciate it as the sweet smell of success


You go girls!
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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.

 

Bellamermaid:  I too would like to know your recipe for green tea extract + licorice extract + HA.-- there must be some cream or distilled water too, right, for these SA to dissolve in?   Interesting combination that seems very worthwhile trying.  Thanks, Sharon (Shar)

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Bellamermaid: Since you have had good results with the Replenix fortified with Caffeine, I added caffeine to my routine. (You can get it by using green tea with caffeine, or look for caffeine by itself.) It definately adds to the calming effect of my other actives, and works immediately. Thanks for sharing!!

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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!
 

Hello Karla,
 
Thank you so much for your warm welcome!
 
I have been using Green Tea Extract and Licorice for some time now. It was mentioned ages ago, well before I even knew about SAS. After testing what seemed like a million moisturisers, there was talk of the Replenix CF cream and serum. Of course when my face was red raw, about 3 and a half years ago, I couldn't tolerate anything. By attacking my rosacea from every angle possible, I am now at a really good place, despite the fact that I have alot of pain associated with neuropathic rosacea. This means that my skin's health is wonderful but my central nervous system isn't.
 
Anyway, I digress. I finally found a beautiful moisturiser which was the Replenix. At first I used the cream but found it a little heavy with too many ingredients I didn't understand. I changed to the Replenix CF serum instead and have never looked back. I love it. Basically it is a lightweight, fast abosorbing, water soluble formula contains 90% polyphenol isolates, derived from green tea. It is fortified with Caffeine. These polyphenol isolates are known for their highly potent antioxidant properties. Also contains hyaluronic acid to provide lightweight moisture and to help improve the texture and tone of the skin. Non-comedogenic and non-sensitizing, the Replenix Serum is suitable for all skin types, particularly sensitive skin.
 
I then found a compounding chemist who makes me batches of 2% Licorice Root Extract into a gel base which my skin tolerates really well. I then mix together the Replenix and Licorice gel in equal amounts.
 
I recently stopped using the Licorice and boy did I notice a difference. Andy alerted me to the topic of Licorice and I immediately had my chemist make a batch up. Within 2 weeks I couldn't believe the difference. I will NEVER stop using it again, it's just brilliant for rosacea. It changes the texture of the skin to soft and supple and decreases the sensitivity like nothing else.
 
I will continue with this approach, but it is wonderful for everyone that ingredients like Licorice are available because these ingredients are crucial to healthy skin, especially those impared with some disorder which alters the structure of the skin.
 
I will now work towards adding other ingredients from the Skin Actives range and keep all posted of my results.
 
I am really excited by your results Karla and I too will add the EGF to begin with. Here's to beautiful skin
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so i'm going to go ahead and get the licorice and green tea (EGCG) to add to canvas.  My question is what is HA?  is that something needed for rosacea or is it a base of its own?  can it be added to the canvas and the other actives?

 

Are the ingredients i'm choosing god for reducing capillaries/redness or am i missing a vital ingredient?  what's up with sea kelp?  is it well tolerated and can it be added to the canvas with the rest of the actives?

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HA is hyaluronic acid. It is a polysaccharide present in large amounts in the dermis, and applied to the skin it helps keep hydration, plus supplies building blocks for the skin to use.

Sea kelp seems to be beneficial for all types of skin, probably because of the polysaccharides rich in fucose, but also because it is rich in nutrients.

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so i'm going to go ahead and get the licorice and green tea (EGCG) to add to canvas.  My question is what is HA?  is that something needed for rosacea or is it a base of its own?  can it be added to the canvas and the other actives?

 

Are the ingredients i'm choosing god for reducing capillaries/redness or am i missing a vital ingredient?  what's up with sea kelp?  is it well tolerated and can it be added to the canvas with the rest of the actives?

it took my skin about a month to be able to use the kelp in a serum,,,,,,,now i use it day and nite.....But i started with a dab of seakelp and a dab of jojoba oil.....put it on for a 2 min. mask a cpl times a week.....then 30min....till i could make a serum from it.....it's sweeeeeeeeet.

for vein health i also use horschestnut and vit K oil [mixed into jojoba oil..i think canvas would work too.......not 100% sure on this ].

licorice has to be #1 for rosacea i think......egf is great also.

i will try the green tea eventually.

goodluck and have fun. emily


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Hi!

I had a question about an extract and thought I'd post it here, rather than start a new one...

I read the following about Cucumber Extract:

Cucumber extract, Cucumis Sativa, is great to add into skin care products for its anti-inflammatory and skin tightening properties!

I was wondering why it isn't sold by SAS - or is there something that works just as well or better than Cucumber Extract?

Also, What about Red Tea Extract?  I read this about it....

Red Tea Contains highly defensive natural Anti-oxidants. Red Tea has been validated to be anti-aging. Red Tea Contains 50% more Anti-oxidants than Green Tea.

If anyone knows anything about any of this, please pass this info on to me.  Thanks!!

Cass.

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Most of the chemicals in cucumber will be destroyed or lost when making a powder extract. It makes more sense (I think) to put a cucumber in your food processor or mixer and make a nice mask out of it.

I would use cucumber if it were available as a freeze dried extract, but I have not seen it, maybe because it is so easily bought almost anywhere fresh.
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I'm a Rosacean as well but my skin has been under control for a few years so I don't think about it much anymore. A few years ago, there was a lot of talk about caffeine for Rosacea. I've never used it on my face for fear of a rebound scenario. I would think that if you can do well without it, why chance it? Or, has the rebound theory now been disproven?

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Hi Karen,

How were you able to get your Rosacea under control -- was it a combination of things?  I'm curious what worked for you!

Thanks!

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