– This is NOT a sponsored post and I have received no compensation from the brand mentioned. The product was purchased with my own money and tested on my face. I allow my skin to completely heal before trying any 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 trying over the beauty counter anti-redness products, all-natural redness preventing formulations and frou frou shi shi formulations without success it was finally time to put my rosacea skincare in the hands of my doctor and test out a prescription on my little rosacea cheeks.
Take a look at the before and after results for my latest Rosacea Reviews: Metrogel 1% by Galderma:
Hoofreakingray! Finally a product that actually works!
Metrogel (metronidazole) Gel, 1% is a topical treatment for those pesky inflammatory lesions of rosacea and is only available by prescription. It’s very easy to use as only a thin layer is applied to the rosacea area once per day. I apply it after cleansing my face before bed so it can work its groovy magic overnight. The pump bottle is super convenient as it provides perfectly measured doses (& apparently contains 200+ measured pumps).
I’ve been using it nightly since early Jan/2017 and so far the product has made those annoying rosacea pustules completely disappear and has faded the redness on my cheeks considerably. Unfortunately Metrogel 1% has zero effect on the excessive flushing and blushing that goes along with rosacea but avoiding my triggers definitely goes a long way to preventing those insane rosy-cheek-attacks while out and about.
Great, it works, but what about the cost?
I paid $51.00 (cdn) for my prescription which is loads less than the cost of any of the over-the-counter/online product brands I had previously tried.
$51 for over half a year of rosacea product that actually works is pretty impressive (especially when compared to the prices of the 1 – 3 month supplies of the ones that didn’t).
I still use my gentle rosacea skincare routine to remove makeup and cleanse my sensitive skin but have now added metrogel 1% to my nighttime routine:
Take a peek at my 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.
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