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Jan 21 2013

Pevonia Spa Clinica Redness Relief Skincare

I’ve been using the Redness Relief line from Pevonia Spa Clinica for more than four weeks, and my skin is happy.

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“What makes the Redness Relief Line so effective are the ingredients and the formulation,” Kendall Weatherman a Pevonia Spa Clinica Professional Aesthetician, told BeautyJudy via email. “Key ingredients in the Redness Relief Line work together to cool, decongest, vasoconstrict and strengthen capillaries, reduce skin heat, diffuse redness, soothe, diffuse blotchiness, heal and repair.”

The regimen starts with a sulfate-free cleanser that contains sodium lauroyl oat amino acids - it’s a very mild surfactant with gentle cleansing properties, according to Kendall.

“We start the regimen off right by not ‘sensitizing’ the skin,” Kendall said.

The ingredients in the Redness Relief Cleanser are:

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This cleanser smells fresh, clean and light. I absolutely love the smell, and it’s a gentle cleanser, for sure. I don’t feel it foam up too much, and I use three pumps of the container each time I wash my face.
 
The next step in the skincare regimen is the Redness Relief Toner. Here’s the ingredients:
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The toner is a refreshing insurance that your day or night is coming off for good! It doesn’t dry my skin out like most toners tend to do.

The third step is Redness Relief Moisturizer:

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The moisturizer smells as wonderful as the cleanser, and is absorbed quickly in my skin while keeping it soft. A little bit goes a long way, and I love the luxe glass jar, too.

A couple times in the morning, while I’m still sleepy in my routine as I get ready for work, I’ll forget to put my moisturizer on until I’m doing my makeup. I realize right before I put on my foundation or BB Cream and I end up back into the bathroom to apply. I love using this moisturizer because it really helps balance my skin.

With most other cleansing/toning/moisturizing routines, my skin gets tight when the products dry. It’s amazing how even in the colder temperatures, my skin is retaining the benefits of this line.

Finally, when you take your day off at night, before bed, Pevonia has an added step, technically the third step, the Visible Redness Serum. Here’s the ingredients:

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The serum also feels refreshing, and comforting to my skin. I used this prior to applying the moisturizer. I admit, I’m not the best at remembering to take off my makeup at night. But I’ve been better lately.

Kendall said all the products include the following ingredients: Green Tea Leaf Extract – Rich in polyphenols; Chamomile Flower Extract – Soothing, calming and healing; Frankincense – soothes & tones and French Rose – soothes, reduces irritation. Here’s a pic of all four, swatched from left to right in order of their use (cleanser, toner, serum and moisturizer):

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The entire line of Redness Relief is $96 for full-size products, and includes a 90-day access to professional support via video chat, text chat or phone. You can also pick the line up in trial sizes for $39, and you get the same customer service. Both include free shipping.

Overall I think the Redness Relief line is effective. I went out several times without makeup, which I’m not generally afraid to do, but while using these products, when I went out, not once did anyone ask me about the state of my health. Seriously. When my rosacea is in its glory, people ask me what’s wrong with me. I am so used to it that I was pleasantly surprised that no one did!

I intend to revisit this regimen again. I have to be careful with my budget these days, because of the wedding and how hardcore we’re saving, but I don’t consider $96 over priced for the quality of this skincare line.

Calming Rosacea in Other Ways

I asked Kendall if she had any tips for keeping rosacea calm, and she provided a wealth of information that I’d like to share with you, if any of you happen to suffer from this as well.

Lifestyle Modifications she recommends:

  • Minimize caffeine
  • Spicy foods, alcohol
  • Sun exposure
  • Stress and heat and abrupt temperature changes
  • Medications such as steroids, etc.

Also, avoid foods that contain histamine or cause a histamine response – in general – aged cheeses, processedmeats andfish, certain fruitsand vegetable, milk, yeast, vinegar, nuts, eggwhites, shellfish, chocolates. Here’s a detailed list of Histamine-related foods:

  • Predominantly aged and fermented foods such as Fermented & Aged Cheeses: parmesan cheese, blue cheese,camembert, brie, gruyere, cheddar, roquefort
  • Alcohol: Champagne, beers vary in histamine content; fermented beers are higher in histamine, Red Wine
  • Processed Meats: (cured/aged) hot dogs, dried pork, beef sausage,salami & chicken, Canned Fish (tuna, salmon, herring),smoked fish
  • Vegetables: Eggplant,tomato and tomato products, pumpkin, avocado, mushrooms
  • Fermented Vegetables: those containing vinegar: sauerkraut, tofu, pickles, olives, pickled beets and relishes
  • Vinegar: vinegar containing foods such as mayonnaise & salad dressingsFruits: apricots, cherries, cranberries, currants, dates, loganberries, nectarines,peaches, pineapples, prunes, plums, raisins and raspberries.
  • Other foods that contain histamine: fermented milk products such as buttermilk, sour cream & yogurtsoured bread & foods made with a lot of yeast, cider, home-made root beer

Foods that cause the body to release histamine are:

  • Milk
  • Papayas
  • Bananas
  • Tomatoes
  • Strawberries
  • Pineapple
  • Nuts – peanuts in particular
  • Shellfish
  • Spinach
  • Egg White
  • Chocolate

Thank you to Kendall for all this great information.

Have you ever tried Pevonia? What do you think of this skincare line? I’d love to hear your thoughts!

Disclaimer: The Pevonia Spa Clinica Redness Relief skincare products were provided to me for review by PR Firm/Manufacturer. Please visit my Disclosure tab for more information on how BeautyJudy.com keeps it real!