Which natural skincare is best for rosacea?

UPDATED October 1st 2023

This post aims to shed light on the best natural skincare for rosacea and give you some pointers to help you shop smarter.

As someone who has done extensive research on rosacea skincare and healing rosacea naturally, I understand how challenging it can be to shop for rosacea skincare products.

Over the years I’ve learned to read labels and run ingredients in the EWG.org database to avoid harsh chemicals but also to avoid falling prey to greenwashing. (Greenwashing is when a company uses tactics to make you think their products are safe and natural such as using the color green on their packaging and using words such as “natural” which really doesn’t mean much…)

Over the years I’ve also accumulated a counter full of products that I couldn’t use either because my skin reacted to it! This is the reason why I decided to formulate, after much testing and research, my own line of botanical skincare for rosacea.

So hopefully this rosacea skincare guide will help you save time, and money and give you some pointers on how to shop smartly if you have sensitive, rosacea-prone skin.

Natural Skincare for Rosacea

When shopping for natural rosacea skincare products (or anything really) I try to find as much information as possible about the brand to make sure our values align. I believe that as consumers, we are voting with our dollars, and what we choose to invest in or purchase impacts the environment, farmers, communities and ultimately our health.

Becoming a health advocate and demanding that companies become transparent in their practices / sourcing won’t happen at the government level, it must be a grassroots movement led by empowered humxns. 

Here are some questions I like to ask before purchasing a product:

1. Is the product sustainably made or does the company have sustainable practices?
2. Are the ingredients organic or wildcrafted?
3. Is the company transparent about its sourcing, testing, manufacturing process?
4. Does the brand’s mission contribute to a better world?
5. Do they have stellar customer service?
6. Are they cruelty-free?
7. Are the products endorsed by non-affiliated experts?
8. Is the company doing anti-racist work and highlighting brands from the BIPOC community?
9. Are they using plastic or glass?
10. Do they offset carbon production by planting trees?
11. Are the workers — especially in third world countries — paid BEYOND fair wages?
12. Are the products made in China / Asia or locally? If made in China, why?

These values are the reason why I created my own line of natural, organic skincare for rosacea. Each medicinal plant, carrier oil, essential oil, butter or wax used in my skincare line holds the highest of standards. As a Skin Herbalist, it is paramount for me to use pure, active botanicals that have been researched for their proven benefits in healing a compromised skin barrier.

Learn more about my botanical skincare line for rosacea here. Visit healrosaceanaturally.com for articles on the rosacea diet, rosacea skincare, beneficial medicinal plants and to work with me 1×1.

Radiantly Clear Demodex Rosacea Skincare System

Radiantly Clear Rosacea & Demodex Skincare System

I created my own line of botanical skincare because I couldn’t find anything on the market that met my standards for clean beauty AND addressed the needs of sensitive, rosacea skin.

The Radiantly Clear Rosacea / Demodex Botanical Skincare System contains 5 products, each formulated with pure plant botanicals that support the healing of inflamed rosacea skin while making the skin’s microbiome (the terrain) unfavorable to Demodex mites.

Why choose natural, nontoxic & organic skincare for rosacea

So why is it important to choose clean, nontoxic, organic skincare if you have rosacea?

No category of consumer products is subject to less government oversight than cosmetics and personal care products. Although many of the chemicals and contaminants in cosmetics and skincare products likely pose little risk, long term exposure has been linked to serious health problems such as hormonal issues and cancer.

The truth is that womxn use anywhere between 5 to 15 skin + haircare products in one day, so those “little amounts” of chemicals add up.

Since 2009, 595 cosmetics manufacturers have reported using 88 chemicals, in more than 73,000 products, that have been linked to cancer, birth defects or reproductive harm.

Many of the chemicals that are banned in Europe are still found in cosmetics in the US:

  • Formaldehyde, a known carcinogen
  • Mercury, which can damage the kidneys and nervous system.
  • Dibutyl and diethylhexyl phthalates, which disrupt hormones and damage the reproductive system
  • Isobutyl and isopropyl parabens, which disrupt hormones and harm the reproductive system
  • The long-chain per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances known as PFAS, which have been linked to cancer
  • M- and o-phenylenediamine, used in hair dyes, which irritate and sensitize the skin, damage DNA and can cause cancer

All of these toxic chemicals have been banned by the European Union and many other nations, and many have been slated for removal from the store brands of major U.S. retailers, including Target, Rite Aid, Walgreens and CVS Health.

All of these toxic chemicals become a burden on your liver and a CRUCIAL element in healing rosacea is to have a liver that functions optimally. (Keep pumping those toxic chemicals in your system — including chemicals such as glyphosate, herbicides and pesticides from the non-organic foods you eat — and your liver will forever be busy trying to rid your body of toxins, toxins that ultimately show up on your skin as rosacea.)

To learn more about toxic chemicals found in skincare products, please visit EGW.org.

Natural skincare for rosacea

Quick tips when shopping for natural rosacea skincare:

  • Look for anti-inflammatory + soothing ingredients such as blue tansy, calendula, chamomile
  • Look for organic or wild crafted plants
  • Avoid overly processed coconut oil which can clog pores
  • Avoid harsh chemicals and alcohols
  • Water-based products contain emulsifiers, read the label carefully
  • In doubt, run ingredients through the Skin Deep database
  • Avoid the following: petrochemicals (mineral oil, petroleum), parabens, SLSs, synthetic fragrances

Ingredients that are beneficial for rosacea skin:

  • Niacinamide (see a list of products further down)
  • Aloe vera
  • Helichrysum Italicum, Blue Tansy, Rose and Frankincense essential oils 
  • Cooling and calming hydrosols such as Rose, Immortelle (Helichrysum Italicum) or Melissa officionalis (learn more about hydrosols)

Quick links:

In this post I share some of my favorite balms for rosacea.

And this is a comprehensive post on suncare / sunscreen products + tips if you have rosacea.


Natural Rosacea Skincare

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Radiantly Clear Botanical Skincare system For Rosacea / Demodex

The Radiantly Clear Rosacea / Demodex Botanical Skincare System contains 5 products each formulated with botanicals that promote the healing of inflamed + sensitive rosacea-prone skin while making the skin’s microbiome (the terrain) unfavorable to Demodex mites and breakouts.

Arbonne SuperCalm rosacea skincare


Adoration Calendula & Wild Rose Balm

Experience the healing properties of the calendula flower infused in skin-nourishing, organic oils formulated specifically for sensitive, rosacea skin. This balm is deeply nourishing and calming to inflamed skin, restoring aggravated skin barriers to a calm and balanced state.

Arbonne SuperCalm rosacea skincare


Appease Anti-Itch After-Sun Skincare

Crafted for rosacea “flare-ups”, eczema, dermatitis, psoriasis, bites and rashes. The Appease collection is formulated with botanicals that soothe and nourish aggravated, inflamed and itchy rosacea skin.

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9 Misconceptions About Rosacea

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Rosacea articles & resources

Podcast episode on my 30-day celery juice challenge

Free masterclass: 9 Misconceptions That Keep You Stuck On Your Journey Healing Rosacea

Read about my journey healing rosacea on healrosaceanaturally.com

Rosacea skincare article

Natural makeup for rosacea article

Work with me healrosaceanaturally.com

30-Day Medical Medium Celery Juice Challenge

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Functional Nutrition & Herbal Medicine For Rosacea

As a Functional Nutrition Practitioner, Skin Herbalist, Certified Advanced Transformative Coach, and someone who’s personally been on a rosacea healing journey, I’m equipped to work with clients in a unique capacity.

My approach – which is personalized and designed to support each of my clients’ bio-individuality – enables me to get to the root cause(s) that brings about skin inflammation.

Once we’ve pinpointed the possible root causes (emotional, physical, or environmental), we work to support the body back into balance, so it can heal itself.

The result? Clear, glowing skin.

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