FAQs- Eczema and Rosalique
The 12th-18th is National Eczema Week in the UK! In the UK, 1 in 5 children and 1 in 10 adults are affected by atopic eczema, the most common type of eczema. Many people also experience eczema on their face, which for some can last a week or two, or much longer for others.
We know that eczema can not only be physically painful, but a mental burden, knocking your confidence, especially during flare ups. We want you to be comfortable in your skin, whether that means sporting your bare face, or applying a little makeup. If you choose the latter, we can help. We understand that when you suffer from allergic skin conditions such as eczema, adding new products to your routine is met with wariness and careful consideration - no one wants to trigger a flare-up. In this blog post, we're here to set your mind at ease and answer your FAQs about using Rosalique on eczema-prone skin.
1) Is Rosalique suitable for eczema prone skin?
Rosalique was not formulated for eczema specifically, but that doesn’t mean it isn’t suitable. Rosalique was designed for sensitive skin, and to neutralise redness, which are two common complaints for eczema sufferers. The combination of these two factors means that Rosalique is suitable for eczema-prone skin.
2) Does Rosalique help eczema?
While Rosalique isn't specifically designed for eczema, it does contain 5 active ingredients that work to improve redness/sensitivity, provide mild moisturising properties while also concealing redness, for an extra confidence boost. These 5 active ingredients are:
- Shea butter
- α- Bisabol
To find out more about our ingredients, check out our ingredients page here.
3) How should I apply Rosalique over eczema?
As we’re sure you’re well aware, eczema can become irritated by too much touch or heavy products. We recommend using minimal contact when applying Rosalique. Don’t use heavy pressure - instead, opt for a gentle brush and pat the makeup into the skin softly. Avoid topping the Rosalique with powder, which can cling to and emphasise dry patches.
4) Will it make my skin flare up?
As we said above, Rosalique was designed with sensitive skin in mind. However, we still recommend that you do a patch test. Details on how to perform a patch test can be found here, but, in short, you should apply the product behind your ear for 24 hours and check for a reaction, before integrating Rosalique into your routine. That being said, the formulation is incredibly gentle and non-drying, with some of our customers describing it as akin to applying moisturiser.
5) My skin is extremely dry/flaky - how can I use Rosalique?
Start by prepping your skin properly. By this we mean using a good moisturiser, to minimise the dryness of the skin. We recommend our sister company Salcura. Their Bioskin DermaSerum moisturiser was especially designed for eczema-prone skin and is the perfect intensive solution for extremely dry/flaky patches. You can also use a serum/cream combination - essentially you should do what you can to make your skin as hydrated as possible before applying Rosalique. However, make sure your products have been properly absorbed before you start applying.
6) Can I use it with my medicated cream?
In theory, yes. Rosalique is not itself a medicated treatment. However, we always recommend consulting your medication leaflet and, if you’re still unsure, contact your GP.
7) My eczema is around my mouth/eyes. Can I use Rosalique here?
Rosalique is sensitive skin formulated, but if you know that the skin around your eyes/mouth is especially sensitive, we recommend extensive patch testing. You may want to leave the patch test behind your ear on for longer. You may also want to try the formula on a healthy patch of facial skin, before testing it on an eczema flare-up.
Tip: for eczema around the eyes, we recommend Salcura's Bioskin DermaSpray, applied to a wet cotton pad and placed on the eyes. It will soothe the irritation and begin to heal the skin.
8) My eczema is triggered by fragrances. Is Rosalique fragrance-free?
Yes! Rosalique is 100% fragrance and paraben free. It's also dermatologically tested and aesthetically graded.
Looking for a complimentary skincare range?
For intensive skin healing, we recommend our sister brand, Salcura. Filled to the brim with nutrient-dense, healing ingredients to support your skin, Salcura is your skin saviour to soothe and nourish sensitive eczema-prone skin.
If you have a question we haven’t answered, or any other queries, please contact our team, who will be happy to help!
For more eczema-related make up tips, check out our blog post: National Eczema Week - Make-up Tips for Eczema Sufferers.