– This is NOT a sponsored post and I have received no compensation from the brands mentioned. All of the products were purchased with my own money and tested on my face. I allowed my skin to completely heal before trying each new rosacea skin care product. This review is 100% honest and based on my personal experience with each product line. As everyone’s skin is unique yours may react differently and individual results will vary. –
After the incredibly disappointing results I had during my last attempt with rosacea products I was more than a bit wary to try any new anti-redness lotions & potions that claimed to reduce and help prevent the appearance of rosacea. But then I stumbled upon not one but two Canadian companies that not only use natural ingredients but also offer a free introductory sample of their products to test before buying (you pay only the shipping cost). And with that awesome deal we move onto my next Rosacea Reviews: Riversol & Holistic Vanity:
I was totally floored by the Riversol sample kit!
I was sent a 15 day supply of the complete product set, detailed instructions and a personalized, handwritten note from a Riversol dermatologist that included a contact e-mail address and phone number should I have any questions. All for the low shipping cost of $3.
How did it work?
I really wanted Riversol to work for me but as you can see after only 4 days of use my rosacea was angry, bumpy and yelling at me to stop. The products are extremely light with very little odour and although they didn’t work for me I would recommend giving the generous sample kit a try.
I was much less impressed with the Holistic Vanity Rosacea Care sample kit.
Those teeny tiny containers held about 5 drops of each product and what you see in that photo is exactly what I got for my $12(!) shipping cost: 4 micro-mini containers with no instructions, brochure or anything at all resembling a professional company included in the envelope. For such a high shipping cost (sent within the same city) I expected some kind of instructions for use at the very least. (especially after receiving such an impressive sample kit from Riversol for a quarter of the shipping cost sent from across the country, harumph!)
But how did it work?
After researching the instructions for use online I was able to give the products a try. Rosacea Care from Holistic Vanity claims that “Sensitive + reactive skin types will adore this line, specifically designed to help soothe + calm skin that is prone to inflammation, irritation + redness”. Unfortunately these all natural products had my rosacea burning and inflamed within minutes of use, a free sample that was definitely not worth the $12 shipping fee.
And so my search for an effective rosacea skincare product line continues…
Until the next round of my Rosacea Reviews take a peek at my new Living with Rosacea category and learn what happened when lasers met my face, discover how I successfully cover a breakout as well as my gentle rosacea make-up removing routine.
Got a rosacea tale to tell? Go ahead and share it in the comments below!