the serum that *actually* works on my redness

I think one of the most frustrating things about having difficult-to-manage skin is that A LOT of products draw you in claiming to reduce redness. I feel like I've been duped so many times. To be fair, some of these products might work on people with less severe redness, or on redness that isn't caused by rosacea. But so many "redness-reducing" products just haven't made a jot of difference to the red patches on my cheeks and my rather rosy nose.

So why is Glossier Super Pure any different?

I decided to try Glossier Super Pure for one reason: it's main ingredient is Niacinamide.

Niacinamide is sometimes prescribed to treat rosacea, so I thought that it might have a better chance at actually making a noticeable difference to my skin.

I have been testing Glossier Super Pure for 30 days now and I am so happy to say that it ACTUALLY REDUCES REDNESS ON MY CHEEKS AND NOSE!! With consistent use (I use it once a day at night), it reduces the inflammation on my nose and cheeks and makes my skin look like its normal colour.

Guys, I've even started wearing blusher again!

I use less than a dime-sized amount of the serum, which is really watery and thin, which is how I like 'em. I press it into my skin and then let it sink in for about five minutes before putting on my night cream. One reason I'm growing to love Niacinamide is that it strengthens your skin's natural barrier, which means it's less likely to get irritated and raw in the future.

Any drawbacks?

The main drawback for me is that Glossier Super Pure doesn't really treat any of my acne. I think this is because my acne is mainly caused by my rosacea, so my spots only respond to my prescription rosacea medicine, a once-daily cream called Soolantra. Although it helps loads with the spots (often called acne rosacea), Soolantra has never massively helped with the background redness. That's why I am thrilled that Super Pure is actually working.

Have you guys tried Glossier Super Pure? What are your favourite ways of reducing redness?


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