I am Wednesday Addams pale, broken up only by rosy flushed cheeks and a permanently red nose. In general, this isn't too bad - it's cute, almost, given my creepy china doll colouring - however, it's made worse by just about anything; heat, cold, hot food, exercise of literally any kind, anxiety, embarrassment, tiredness... I could go on (basically, I was destined for the life I lead; sitting in watching Netflix and exerting myself as little as possible). So, when SEQuaderma got in touch and I told them about my skin, I was really excited to hear they had something that could combat it - enter SEQuaderma for Redness Prone Skin*.
Now my issues with redness mainly come from what is described across the SEQuaderma site as "flushing or temporary redness" in my opinion, but this is said to tackle that as well as general redness and even Rosacea. I definitely don't have anywhere close to Rosacea but I do have enough redness to be able to give this a fair shot, and that's exactly what I've been doing for about three weeks now. First things first - I love this bottle; it's classy and elegant and I like the idea of being able to have matching bottles for various skin conditions if that's something that you might need - it has a cap to cover the pump and it's generally just elegant and sleek.
I do have a confession though - I hate the smell. It's not horrible per say, just old fashioned and heavy. If you've been here a while, you'll know I have issues with things that don't smell great, but even Katy admits that this doesn't have the best smell - so it's not just me being a drama queen (for once in my life). This is, however, smooth and quite thin - which is good as it is intended to be left, without rubbing in, on your skin for ten minutes and then rubbed off with a wet tissue. It does comes in a fairly small bottle, but as I only use it on the appropriate areas and not all over my face, I can't see myself running out any time soon.
So does it work? Yeah - I'd say that it does. My skin is barely red at all since using it, and my skin is definitely considerably less red when flushing (helpful when I'm playing it cool and eating my hot nandos, or when I inevitably embarrass myself at least once a day). I like it a lot - I find it smoother than my usual serum, I find my skin softer and generally looking better; I do find it frustrating that sometimes I forget about putting it on and I have to twiddle my thumbs for ten minutes whilst it dries and sets it, but in that case I do fit in an extra YouTube video in every morning.
So would I recommend it? Yeah, probably. It definitely works for me - although, and it does say this on the outside of the bottle, it is pretty intensive as treatment goes. It's not perfect, the smell definitely could be better (although it doesn't linger on the skin), and it does take between 2 and 4 weeks to start to see real results (although I did see them faster) - however, it is fairly inexpensive at £17.99 (you can buy it online or from Lloyd's Pharmacies) and if your skin is poor, it really is worth the money. I have to say that I've been impressed with SEQuaderma as a company - I like that they tackle the underlying problems of skin instead of masking issues (they also have products for acne, eczema and thinning skin), I find them friendly and helpful over on Twitter and overall? The products really appear to work from my experience and everything I've read. Good job, SEQuaderma.
Have you tried SEQuaderma or anything similar?
Post written in Collaboration with SEQuaderma, however I have been testing the product regularly and all words and opinions are my own.
*Products marked by an asterisk(*) were sent by SEQuaderma in consideration for a review, however this has not influenced my opinion and all views expressed are completely my own. Please read my disclaimer for more information.