Medicell Labs Advanced Redness Relief Hydrating Cream addressed the three important factors of redness, but not with the strength of our #1 pick:
The formula contains Aloe Vera to assist in the anti-inflammatory process.
Medicell's use of Aloe Vera and Niacinamide help calm strained blood vessels. While this is a good start, the use of Niacinamide raises concern as it is known to cause skin flushing in some cases.
Rosehip oil contains vitamins and antioxidants used to help heal skin damage. The healing effect of Rosehip oil is dependent on the skin’s current healing properties, and because the skin’s defenses are preoccupied with defending against irritants like bacteria, an oil-based healing process could take much longer than it would with EGF. For this reason, we believe the product isn’t as strong as it could be.
Our concern with this formula comes from its use of alcohol. Alcohol is sometimes combined with skincare products to provide a quick-drying finish, but this comes at the cost of sucking the moisture from the skin’s surface as this study shows. This is a huge ‘NO’ in our book. Moisture is crucial to overall skin health and we cannot find an acceptable reason to include alcohol in any redness-support supplement, because dryness slows the healing process.
Advanced Redness Cream addressed all three of the important factors, but it didn’t fully address the problem of skin damage. For that reason, and for the customer service criteria, we’ve placed it in our #2 spot.
Water (Aqua), Glycerin, Benzimidazole Diamond Amidoethyl Urea Carbamoyl Propyl Polymethylsilsesquioxane, Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea) Butter, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Coco-Caprylate, Cocos Nucifera (Coconut) Oil, Hydrogenated Lecithin, Oenothera Biennis (Evening Primrose) Oil, Propanediol, Prunus Amygdalus Dulcis (Sweet Almond) Oil, Spent Grain Wax, Palmitic Acid, Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Juice, Potassium Azeloyl Diglycinate, Disodium EDTA, Carbomer, Xanthan Gum, Behenyl Alcohol, Cetearyl Alcohol, Tocopheryl Acetate, Rosa Canina Fruit Oil, Aminomethyl Propanol, Niacinamide, Calendula Officinalis Flower Extract, Isomerized Linoleic Acid, Behenic Acid, Linoleic Acid, Triolein, Triticum Vulgare (Wheat) Germ Oil, Palmitoyl Tripeptide-5, Beta-Sitosterol, Ascorbyl Palmitate, Anthemis Nobilis Flower Extract, Epilobium Angustifolium Flower/Leaf/Stem Extract, Hamamelis Virginiana (Witch Hazel) Water, Alcohol, Ethyl Lauroyl Arginate HCl, Phenoxyethanol, Decylene Glycol, 1,2-Hexanediol, Citric Acid, Propyl Gallate, Propylene Glycol, Tocopherol, Zea Mays (Corn) Oil, Beta-Carotene, Cetyl PEG/PPG-10/1 Dimethicone, Polyglyceryl-4 Isostearate, Hexyl Laurate, Isopropyl Titanium Triisostearate, Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891)