A skincare solution for mild rosacea…


Elemis cleanser and toner set Q. Hi Alison, I've used both Liz Earle (which did not suit me) and Gatineau but have a continuous problem with redness which appears to be mild roseacea, which runs in the family.

I end up wearing heavy cream foundation then covered further with Laura Geller Balance & Brighten powder – but is there a way to reduce redness from a skincare routine, rather than using a green toned cream which again I don't like, and heavy make-up? Most foundations don't cover the redness on my nose area. Thanks M.

A. Although you are using excellent make-up, it doesn't have any skincare benefits so I would recommend Bare Escentuals mineral foundation. The minerals actually have a cooling and calming effect on your skin and further enhance your skincare routine.

We also have the Rose petal cleansing routine, which is a cleanser and toner, or the Pro-Radiance Cleanser, an all-in-one cream cleanser from Elemis.


  1. beverley waine April 5, 2011 at 1:39 pm -  Reply

    Hi im 51 and my skin is getting dry especially round my eyes fine lines and creppiness and throat area . i have sensitive skin and dont know what to use. The backs or my hands too.

  2. Sarah Cullen-Jones April 6, 2011 at 12:48 pm -  Reply

    The above information is very helpful as I also suffer with roseacea. Can I ask which moisturiser would I use as I find my skin can also be dry and sensitive?
    Look forward to hearing from you.

  3. Liz Welsh April 10, 2011 at 12:57 pm -  Reply

    Hi Alison Have been sing Decleor which I love so much thought I might try Judith Williams Can you please tell me if the products contain alclhol Thank you

  4. mary giguere June 9, 2011 at 11:15 am -  Reply

    Hi Alison
    I am in my mid-50s and for a few years have suffered hormonal ups and downs with my skin. I have mild rosacea on my cheeks and neck and have occasional spotty breakouts on my chin. But also quite sensitive skin.
    Can you please recommend a range of products for me.

  5. lynsay coventry June 19, 2011 at 3:39 pm -  Reply

    Hi Alison,
    I work various unsociable hours including nights, and my query is regarding a skin care routine when working night shifts. Having neglected my skin for far too many years now (I’m 45!), I have purchased several products from Elemis including the 30-day bliss capsules.
    I’m unsure of when is best to use products specifically designed for either day or night time use, ie: are such products designed to be used when one is asleep?
    When working night shifts, would I still use the night time capsules at night (ie before I go to work), or would I use these in the morning at the end of my shift, as I go to bed?
    Please help!

  6. Claire Humphrey September 9, 2011 at 8:18 pm -  Reply

    Hi Alison
    I have Roseacea – is there a serum to reduce the redness that I could use with my gatineau products daily.

  7. Pauline Owen September 24, 2011 at 12:58 pm -  Reply

    Help, I need Tova, body,mind and spirit bringing back pleeeeease xxx

  8. Sue Cully October 12, 2011 at 2:28 pm -  Reply

    Hi Alison
    I’m more than a little confused about the order in which skin care products and sunscreens should be used. I have always put my oils or serums (ie Decleor, Prai etc) onto my skin after cleansing and toning, then either moisturised and then put my sunscreen on top or in the case of Ultrasun just used that. My friend told me that in the case of Ultrasun she understood that it needed to go onto bare skin. There are no instructions on the Ultrasun products to suggest this, so am I correct in thinking that this is the case and does this apply to all sunscreens? Also….could you suggest a combined moisturiser and sunscreen for daily use. I walk quite a lot and don’t ever leave the house without applying one. I am 59yrs old.

  9. Annette Falinski January 8, 2012 at 11:24 am -  Reply

    Hi Ali,
    My teenage son has started using cleansers and scrubs but im worried about him using products that are too harsh. I notice that elemis have brought out a range for young skins and was wondering if it was coming to qvc soon? its a shame the packaging is so geared to girls as it will be difficult to persuade my son to use it. otherwise could you suggest a range that would be kind enough to his skjin, but also effective on the usual problems of teenage skin?
    thanks so much

  10. Raveena February 6, 2014 at 5:09 am -  Reply

    Hi Alison,
    I have a very sensitive skin that reacts to most products I used and mild rosacea also.Please suggest me a daily routine to get a clear skin free from redness and small zits.

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