Try before you buy ...
First ever review, written for warning's sake...
When i first saw this product on the site months ago, and saw how many AMAZING reviews it had, I was instantly sold. I have had issues with bright red cheeks since i was about 16...people making jokes about me being out in the sun too long or blushing, leaving me to explain that i have rosacea only to have them smirk or chuckle like Im lying. When I saw that people reviewing this miracle product had the exact same issues i did i knew I HAD to buy this. Needless to say I was soooo excited from the second i ordered this product until the second i tried it on. That's when it all went downhill.
It did absolutely nothing for my skin. No coverage, no relief. In fact, and i hate to say this but i think its important to note, it actually made my skin worse! I started breaking out and my skin was actually redder everywhere i had applied this. I tried for 2 weeks thinking that my skin just needed time to get used to the new product. I just kept breaking out and becoming more red. I finally gave up.
I recently gave what was left to a friend with similar skin issues, and she had the same "nothing" results as i did. (luckily she didnt have any adverse reactions other than disappointment)
I highly recommmend to anyone who is interested in this product that they should really find a way to try it and see how there skin reacts over about a weeks time before they shell out hard $$. Im very glad that it works so great for so many people. I just dont want anyone else like me to be disappointed AND out $27.
Great Product - Great Brush!
I was a little nervous to try this product after reading some of the other reviews, but I didn't experience any of the issues other reviewers mentioned. I was very nervous and on first application, tried to use as little product as possible since some people said it was turning their skin so yellow. For me, with the brush included and having very fair skin, this product is a miracle. After working with the product, I apply much like the bare minerals foundation - swirl, tap, buff - and it does a great job off-setting the redness across my nose and cheeks. I find myself using less foundation because I don't have to cover the red, so it creates a more natural look overall. The redness remedy brush is amazing and worth the price of the product by itself! I definitely credit the brush with the smooth and even application. I would be willing to leave the house with just this product and no foundation over it, even, as I think the effect is still very natural... except that my vanity would probably prevent it. But no issues with looking too "yellow" or with the product not blending right into my face. I've only been using it for a week or two, so I haven't noticed any major long-term effects from use, but I am pleased with the temporary effect.
Love this stuff
After 1 week of daily usage the redness on my chin and cheeks has greatly calmed down. I will be a life time fan of this product!!
If you've severe redness, try again!
I had high hopes for this product to do what it said it would. I have rosacea. My skin is always very red and tender. I've used BE for a long time now and usually love their products. I used this exactly as I was told by the BE consultant and was very disappointed! It did NOTHING to conceal or help any redness whatsoever. Now it just sits on my counter. What a waste of money.I realize people have different skin so maybe it'd work for another, but I have sensitive, fair skin and it did nothing! What a bummer!!!
this is the perfect
I got this hoping it would work, though not actually expecting it. I've bought so many items in the past that didn't do what they claimed. This works! Not only do you not see the redness after I use it, but as I've heard Leslie say.. it heals it. The area across my nose and onto my cheeks hardly has any redness anymore.
On to my puffiness under my eyes.. firming eye treatment will be my next purchase.
Thank you Leslie!!!
You have to try this!!
I have struggled with a lot of redness my whole life and although being rosy-cheeked as a child might be attractive, it's not so much so as a middle-aged adult. This product works wonders! Most products are much too yellow and don't do a good job at balancing the redness in my skin. However, this one is amazing at providing that balance and makes my rosy-cheeks glowing healthy! Trying is believing.
This might be my favorite BE product. Products of any brand never seem to work for me... until I used this! I can be comfortable without makeup now! It instantly soothes my skin and gives it a cool, hydrated feel. It magically and instantly removes redness from my skin. Love it!
Not worth it
I've been using this product for 3 weeks, but it is not delivering. It does not conceal redness on contact as advertised, nor have I seen any effects over time.
I will not be purchasing this product again. However, I really love the brush it came with, almost enough to say the brush is worth the $27! It's soft, and the dual ends make it so I can pack light. Love it.
Flawless complexion starter
I don't have skin problems that cause redness other than apple-red cheeks. Most people say I am lucky that I don't need blush, but I am embarrassed by it. The redness remedy tones down my natural blush and I don't feel as self-conscious about it. It may sound silly, but I feel more confident and pretty after using this!
Redness Remedy Rules!
I didn't have high expectations for this product, but I ordered it because I have rosacea and have been using a lot of summer bisque to cover it up under my foundation. This product immediately evened out my skin tone and I was able to just wear a little Bare Escentuals medium beige foundation over it for a perfectly natural look. The silky brush is a pleasure to use and very easy to clean since it has synthetic bristles. I am a huge fan of Bare Minerals products because my skin is so sensitive. This product helps me have confidence that I won't look flushed and red when I'm at work. If I could only apply one product before leaving the house, this would be it. I am ordering an extra jar so I can be sure I won't ever run out! Thank you, thank you!
This product was made for me!
After years of being plagued with the redness of Rosacea for which Nothing ever worked, I 'stumbled' on BE's Redness Remedy. It is amazing! Now my face looks normal and healthy and even-toned for the first time in my life. It is wonderful!
After cleansing and moisturizing, I first apply Prime Time Brightening Foundation Primer, followed by the Redness Remedy. I use the Fairly Light Foundation and end with a couple of 'swishes' of Clear Radiance. Sounds like a lot, but the products' applications are fast and easy.
Important: It takes a bit of practice to apply the right amount of Redness Remedy, and it is easy to unnecessarily use too much. I've found that if I use the correct amount of BE products, whether alone or in combination, 'heaviness' is not a problem. If my BE application is done correctly, it Never feels like I'm even wearing makeup.
Better than some - Not amazing
Okay - so I have REALLY red cheeks, like to the point where people always think I'm burning up or ... others. The makeup person at the boutique told me that it really works because of a, b, and c. So I bought it. I used it just like it said to - and nothing has happened. When I wear it under my makeup, I feel like I'm wearing TONS of foundation - which as most of you know with Bare Escentuals, that is not the case. There are also some days that I just don't want to wear makeup, and this makes me look super yellow.
I do have to say - it sometimes works - but I feel like I have to layer and layer it. It is better than other companies *cough* Clinque *cough* - but I think for the price - it really isn't worth it.
Torn about this item
I bought this item when it first came out...I'm torn about it. First I want to review this product as a concealer which is how a lot of people are using it. For me, it's too yellow. It seems odd to me to use a yellow product to cover redness. Green covers and neutralizes redness. So as a concealer, I rate this product very low-1-2 hearts. Now as an actual redness remedy/therapy, I rate the item a bit higher. I have used it for a few months and it seems to help reduce the redness a bit. I use it at night before bed on the redness around my nose and cheeks. It seems to help a little, but not a lot. I also have been using this item on breakouts and it seems to help make the breakout go away quicker. I think it dries out any congestion and helps it go away faster. I think this item works better on breakouts than the blemish therapy, which did not help my skin at all. If you're looking for a concealer, look elsewhere (there are green primers out there that look well); as a therapy for redness or breakouts, give it a shot.
I was so excited to purchase a product to reduce the redness around my eyes, in my T-Zone and on my acne scars. I am usually pretty tight with my money, but for redness reduction in my face, I'll spend. So I got this, brought it home and used it every day. Two months of daily morning and night treatment later, I'm still red. Red red red. Maybe it just didn't work for me, but I would not recommend this to a friend. :(
HUGE redness issue SOLVED!
My entire life I have had issues with my face turning red for NO reason - everyone always thought I was embarrassed or upset, or drinking, etc...but none were the case. I was told about this makeup by a friend who SWEARS buy it, I had always used the drug store brands like cover girl and the like in the past. I was getting married in a month so thought it was a good time to shop for good makeup for my big day. I went in to the Bare Escentuals store and the sales rep gave me a makeover and showed me different products and allowed me to try them also. I will never buy anything BUT BareMinerals makeup products. I wore the Redness Remedy on my big day and my face didn't look red in ANY of the photos! Love this product, works like a charm!
1st I am not sure why they have a redness remedy product that is yellow based. Green neutralizes red and yellow neutralizes purple. This product doesn't work and it makes my face fill really oily. I would not recommend it to any one.
Great product for rosacea
All the makeup i tried, my red skin bleed through. I had almost given up. I can't say enough nice things about this product. It really works the first day. I went to a local store. The assistance put the product on me and WOW. Truly amazing. If you suffer with a really, really red face. Try this product. I'm senstive and haven't had a problem.
With time works great!
I have mild rosacea in my cheeks and some break outs. I started using this on my cheeks every morning and I have noticed the redness is going away. It also helps make any breakouts less noticeable. Sometimes it seems that buffing on my foundation takes some of the Redness Remedy off, so if I have extreme redness, I will put some on top of my foundation. It even helps with dark circles under my eyes! I love this product and will continue to buy it!
Yeah, no more red
I got this product a couple of weeks ago. I couldn't wait to receive it when I heard about it on QVC. It did not disappoint. I use it every morning and again before bed. My red cheeks and nose have lightened tremendously. I am using 1/2 as much foundation as I did before receiving this. It feels cool when you apply it and it has lasting results. I took it with me when I got my eyebrows waxed the last time. It cooled my skin and covered the redness. I didn't even get the small bumps I normally get. I don't ever want to live without it again.
No more red cheeks for me
I take the brush and lightly pat my redness with the remedy powder and wa-la, redness gone. I can use it with other foundation or alone, it's light and airy.
didn't work for me
I have rosacea, especially around my high cheek area (not so much my nose). This product did nothing for me. When I apply it, it looks like it just comes off because you see no effect. I feel like I am not using this product correctly, but I have tried different ways. I have loved every other BE product. I really wanted a solution so this was disappointing. The Night Treatment works much better for my redness.
I have used this for 3 weeks with no improvement, nor does it cover up the redness in my cheeks. Bisque works much better. I am very disappointed in this product, but have been happy with many other BE makeup items.
This does nothing for my rosacea.
I was so excited about this product, went to my local boutique to buy it, did not want to wait for snail mail. I have mild rosacea and this does nothing to correct the redness, after two weeks+ of use, I see no difference.
I agree about the smell, it is strong.
I am going to give it to a friend to try for her redness, as it seems to work for some. But sadly, it does nothing for me. =(
A God send for my cheeks
I have always had rosy red cheeks that nothing seems to cover. I had been using Well Rested which covered it finally but tried this because I wanted the brush. WOW This product got rid of the redness in my cheeks in 1 week! I cannot believe how well this product works!
Great for yellow/gold skintones but...
I have a very yellow/golden/olive skintone but I really dont have a any major redness issues however I do get redness & have some minor broken capillaries around my nose area. Summer or Honey Bisque works well to cover & hide but it still wasnt flawless like I'd like. When I found this product I had been using a redness solutions compact by Clinique but it just wasnt strong enough for me. Since my skin is very yellow I felt like I needed a stronger pigmented product & since I am a total BE girl & this one was a fair bit more yellow & a loose powder which I feel gives you more control OF COURSE it was in my basket as fast as I could grab it!
I've used it for a while now & I am amazed at the coverage this offers for my minor redness. It completely hides the broken capillaries area around my nose & I even use it on my eye are with the BE maximum coverage concealer brush before I use any other eye products.
Recently I was out on the water & got VERY sunburnt on my face. To make things worse I had sunglasses on so I had a distinct pattern of sunburn. I used this product with the handy buki brush just on the ares of burn before my foundation & it helped tremendously to even it out. You could still obviously tell I had a sunburn but with this on it didnt look 1 tenth as bad as it really was.
CONS - my sister has mild rosacea & she has a light, very pink skintone, & it just didnt cut it for her, washed her out, didnt cover the red adequately with out really packing the product on & then it just looked funky.
Also as I started tanning heavily & got very very dark (BE Golden Tan foundation) it almost is to light & seems to be very noticeable under my foundation. Looks like I used a wrong shade concealer. I have to make an extra effort to buff, buff, buff it in & then use Honey Bisque over to blend it in. Not a big deal really, its just 1 extra step I wish I didnt HAVE to do but since Im looking for flawless I guess I really cant complain to much.
Bottom line - works great on my yellow/gold skintone when Im not extra tan.
Didnt work to well on my sisters very pink skintone.
A big THUMBS DOWN!
I'd rate it a no-heart if I could. I was soooo looking forward to this. I have some rosacea and the product description sounded just the perfect remedy. But no cigar - not even close! It didn't conceal any of the redness let alone treat it. I suppose this is one of those products that works on some but not on others.
To add insult to injury, I have to pay for the return shipping. Guess it's just too much to expect real 100% satisfaction. A downside to purchasing online, yeah?
I'm going back to my Bisque. At least it does a good job of concealing...
product didn't do anything for the redness on my face. it's a yellow color and doesn't blend into the skin, also has an odd smell to it. not worth the price!
This stuff works like a charm! Thanks Leslie!
I never write reviews unless I absolutely LOVE a product and must tell others about it. This stuff has helped reduce the redness on my face by a TON. I absolutely swear by it, and I've only been using it for less than 2 weeks. It is VERY yellowy but I just put it under my foundation and I'm good to go! I have really bad acne scars and general redness and not only does redness remedy cover them well, they have also started to fade overall. I'm so excited to keep using this product! I'm buying more now so I don't run out!
Less Than Expected
I am a huge fan of BE skincare and makeup. However, the Redness Remedy fell very short of my expectations. Upon opening the jar, there is a very chemical smell. I am sensitive to scents and in my opinion, the scent slowly lingered after wearing it and didn't fade very fast at all. I have mild rosacea with reactive redness. The Redness Remedy is yellow and although I understand yellow counteracts red, on my fairly light (foundation shade) skin, it looked like I packed on yellow powder, regardless of how light my applicaiton was.
The redness on my cheeks still showed and didn't fade....even after several days use. I did not "feel" any relief or less sensation than the warmth and irritation felt when you have a rosacea flareup.
After using for several weeks, my experience did not improve. I did not see any short term or long term benefits. The PureTransformation NIght Treatment is 100% more effective for my skin and at helping to reduce redness and relieve any heat and irritation from my rosacea cheeks. The PTNT not only works instantly a soothing my cheeks but it also covers my redness (I use the Light) on top of smoothing my skin, reducing my pores, etc.
I will not repurchase the Redness Relief and I wish I knew my results from using it would not change or else I would have returned it...but I kept using it hoping I would see results and I have missed the return period.
It actually works!
I am actually from the UK and picked this up whilst on honeymoon in Hawaii. I stared using this & even my husband noticed a difference in my skin! I suffer from rosacea and any heat, sun, the slightest drop of alcohol or even just talking to people I don't know makes my skin bright red & angry looking. But this has really made a difference. I have been using it in the morning & before I go to bed after moisturising. The brush is fab & I like is so much more that your standard brushes, the synthetic bristles are so much kinder to my skin. I am very impressed & look forward to you releasing it in the UK very soon!