Zenmed for rosacea

Zenmed offers a skincare system for rosacea. It has 3 parts to the system, each with different ingredients that may help.

Zenmed has other skincare systems, too, for acne, scars, and eczema. The formulas are gentle, dye-free, fragrance-free, and also free of petrochemicals, which is all good. However, some of the products have parabens, which I won't use.

Let's start with step 1 of the system: cleansing cream. The ingredients are gentle for the most part, like aloe vera, but it does contain parabens and diazolidinyl urea. Diazolidinyl urea is a preservative that is a formaldehyde-releaser, so I avoid it, too.

Step 2 is the anti-redness mask. It has aloe vera, green tea extract, and allantoin, which are all soothing. It also contains willow bark extract, which is a source of salicylic acid, but it doesn't say what percent it is. It contains parabens, too, which is a shame because I would consider trying it if it didn't have parabens. I like the other calming ingredients that the mask has.

On to step 3, which is the support serum. This does not have parabens, but it has olive squalene. Now, olive squalene is great for a lot of people, but I have oily, acne-prone skin, so squalene makes me break out. It does have antimicrobial properties inherently, so I sure wish I could use it. The serum also has some vitamins and organic aloe vera gel, so all in all, it is a non-irritating, good formula for most people. Just not me.

It appears to me that the system is generally non-irritating, which as we know, is key to treating rosacea. I like the salicylic acid in the mask for some exfoliation, although that may be too drying for some people. I just wish they would take out the parabens. I thought the price was pretty fair, too, for the amount you get.