Red-Action Complex

Skin Redness & Rosacea Treatment

TREAT | Redness associated with photoageing

Skin Redness & Rosacea Treatment

Designed for sensitive and redness prone skin, Ultra Red-Action Moisturiser can be applied morning and evening to nourish and soothe. Apply our Ultra Red-Action Complex before moisturising to visibly reduce the appearance of redness associated with photodamage.

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This bioactive moisturiser nourishes and soothes sensitive, redness-prone skin. Contains powerful ingredients to promote the healthy barrier function of the skin and visibly reduce the appearance of facial redness. Paraben free. Synthetic fragrance free.

Suitable for all skin types.

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This ground-breaking serum contains Ultraceuticals unique Anti-RED Complex developed to visibly reduce the appearance of redness associated with photodamage and minimise skin blotchiness. This advanced serum features powerful antioxidants and soothing ingredients.

Suitable for all skin types.

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What causes facial redness & sensitive skin?

‘Sensitive skin’ is a term used to describe skin that has a reduced tolerance to the application of products. Sensitvity, and the facial redness it can lead to, is often a result of an impaired skin barrier but can also be associated with changes in the capillaries caused by sun damage.

There are many trigger factors that can cause an impaired skin barrier, including:

• Diet
• Climatic conditions - heat, cold, low humidity
• Stress – which impairs lipid bilayer formation
• Over cleansing and under moisturising
• Using incorrect skin care products or proffessional treatments
• Photoageing
• Skin disorders or diseases such as Rosacea and Psoriasis

How does an impaired skin barrier cause redness?
1. Lipids in the skin barrier are disrupted by one of the above factors.
2. The barrier integrity is compromised enabling irritants to penetrate.
3. Penetrants interact with epidermal cells, causing an inflammatory response.
4. The inflammation leads to vasodilation (expansion of the blood vessels), leading to redness/ Erythema, often accompanied by a stinging sensation and sometimes swelling.

How does photoageing lead to redness?
• Free radicals damage from the sun thins the skin making it easier to see the underlying blood vessels.
• The sun injures the skin stimulates natural wound healing. This process triggers the development of more blood vessels, which also contributes to redness.
• The sun also causes new and existing blood vessels to become twisted and dilated leading to more redness.

Photoaged skin
1. Hyperpigmentation appears.
2. Fine lines & wrinkles appear.
3. Dermis becomes thinner and dermal matrix is broken down.
4. Blood vessels (capillaries) become contorted & enlarged giving the appearance of redness.

Ingredient Spotlight – Ultra Red-Action Moisturiser

Niacinamide and Ethyl Ascorbate help to minimise visible redness and blotchy skin tone. Vital hydrators Sodium Hyaluronate, Sodium PCA and Urea work with Niacinamide (B3), Vitamin E and essential fatty acids to support the skin’s lipid barrier function.

Ingredient Spotlight – Ultra Red-Action Complex

Ultra Red-Action Complex is a fast-acting and lightweight serum developed to visibly reduce the appearance of redness associated with photodamage. This powerful serum contains Ultraceuticals unique Anti-RED Complex (Kinetin, Andrographolide and Niacinamide), within a truly innovative formula that has been clinically tested to reduce the visible signs of facial redness.

Kinetin is found naturally in plants. It is a growth factor that prevents plant leaves from drying out and withering. Kinetin has been clinically tested to reduce the appearance of surface capillaries and improve the visible symptoms of mild to advanced facial redness and rosacea.

Andrographolideis derived from the medicinal plant Andrographispaniculata and has been used centuries in Asian medicines. Recent studies have shown that it has antioxidant and potent anti-irritantproperties. In research published in various medical journals, Andrographispaniculata was demonstrated to have inhibitory activity on the level of Vascular Endothelial Growth Factor (VEGF) in the skin.

Niacinamide is a vitamin which has demonstrated anti-irritant benefits. Studies have shown that Niacinamide can decrease the visible signs of photoageing, including decreasing skin surface hyperpigmentation, reducing fine lines and wrinkles, decreasing sallowness and decreasing redness / blotchiness. It has been shown to improve skin elasticity and support the skin’s lipid barrier function. Kinetin and Niacinamide have also been shown to work synergistically to have an anti-ageing effect of the skin, including reducing redness.

Real Visible Results – Red-Action Moisturiser

Our products are clinically trialled through panel tests to ensure efficacy. We are proudly certified Cruelty Free and never test our products on animals.

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