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peggisue

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I am not sure which forum topic this should be under as I have concerns both about rosacea and skin aging.  Hopefully some one who uses both these products can step in and give me a bit of guidance.  I am new to Skin Actives.  For one month now I have been using the rosacea serum on my checks,chin and nose and over that I am layering the canvas base cream with 4-Ethoxybenzaldehyde.  I also have the Capillary Health Cream which I have also begun using.  I use it in place of the rosacea serum and canvas cream on the little broken capillaries on my checks and then I use the Canvas Base Cream on the rest of my face.  I switch off.  Since I am 69 I am also concerned about skin aging.  Except for the mild rosacea (which seemed to be spreading to my nose and chin) my skin is in pretty good shape for my age.  I have been really pleased at the rosacea routine.  The little bumps have all but disappeared and the redness is much improved.  I still suffer from occasional flushing.  These products were suggested to me by Hannah.  I am very grateful to finally find something that is helping my skin condition.  I just recently branched out and bought a few more products to use, including the I-bright cream , the sun screen and the LMC serum.  Here comes my dilemma:  do I layer or do I rotate products?  Specifically, do I use the rosacea serum on those affected areas, let it set for a few minutes, layer with the LMC and then,finally, the Canvas Cream?  The LMC seems to be a bit viscous and takes a few minutes to settle in and the Rosacea Serum is more of a water type consistency although I do feel it on my skin.  So far, I have just started with the LMC and have used that alone with the Canvas Cream over it. I realize that it would be most effective to use both serums every day, twice a day if possible.  So, if there is someone else here on this forum in my situation who has figured out a good protocol with these treatment products, I would love to benefit from your advice.  Thank you!  (by the way, I am loving that sunscreen)
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I hope there will be comments but rosacea is such a tricky problem that I think you will have to find your own way, i.e. what works for you.

Incidentally, we are soon coming out with our vitamin C serum, and I want to warn you against using it. The acidity would not be good for your skin.



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I have (or had, Skinactives products have pretty much banished it) rosacea as well. I use a ton of products.  The Rosacea serum is one that I ALWAYS use; the others I layer and alternate pretty much at whim. With practice you'll find out how many of which products you can layer without having a heavy mask of product on your face.
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Jetflair:  thank you so much for sharing your experience with these products.

I had good results already with only one month of use with the products that I initially bought.  For sure I am going to always use the Rosacea Serum and since it is the lightest of the products I have I think it would make sense to put that on first and then begin layering. I was just not sure whether layering would negate the products that went on after the first one.  Obviously I am not going to heap on many products at once.  I can already tell that the Capillary Cream likes to run solo. 

Have you used the anti-inflammation Cream at all for the rosacea or added the B3 serum to any of the products you have used for the rosacea? 

I look forward to the day when I don't have to work so hard at covering up my red checks!
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Contrary to what many people seem to think, "negating" effect between actives is not that common.

Right now, I can think of one such interaction: vitamin C and copper.

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Good to know!
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