Facial redness is a common skin concern. Some redness can be due to the use of aggressive topical agents, fragrances and dyes, while other redness is indicative of a sensitive skin condition like rosacea, impaired barrier function or atopic dermatitis. Regardless of the cause of redness, there are ingredients that will help to get this frustrating condition under control. Some ingredients that reduce the appearance of redness are anti-inflammatory and effect the function of microcapillaries. Others work by interrupting the inflammatory process.
VEGF stimulates the growth of new blood vessels and promotes hyperpermeability (capillary leakiness).
PGE2 are prostaglandins that work to dilate blood vessels.
Cytokines are immune-activated cells involved in the amplification of an inflammatory reaction.
Ascophyllum nodosum (brown algae) and asparagopsis armata (red algae) extracts reduce VEGF and PGE2 expression.
Capparis spinosa (caper bud) fruit extract inhibits the production of proinflammatory cytokines.
Hydrocortisone is used to relieve the itching, redness, dryness, crusting, scaling, inflammation and discomfort of various skin conditions.
Aloe vera extracts are rich in choline salicylate that offers anti-inflammatory benefits.
Panthenol (pro-vitamin B-5) reduces inflammation while increasing the moisture-retention capacity of the skin.
Oenothera biennis (evening primrose) seed oil is an excellent source of omega-3 gamma linolenic acid (GLA) and provides anti-redness and anti-inflammatory capabilities.
Bisabolol is the anti-inflammatory component of chamomile.
Other beneficial anti-inflammatory extracts: grape seed oil, evening primrose seed oil, borage seed oil, wheat germ oil and black currant seed oil.
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