Why we recommend

Our contributing editor Becki Murray was recommended this serum by a dermatologist for her rosacea-prone skin, and it certainly measured up! It not only provided instant relief after a flushing attack, but, with frequent use, made her skin less reactive too, with a clear reduction in redness and irritation.

Meder Red-Apax Anti-Redness Concentrate

Redness-relieving serum for rosacea-prone and menopausal skin

£90.00

A serum that provides instant relief to inflamed and sensitive complexions, while also stopping redness and flushing occurring in the first place. It’s secret: a blend of pre/probiotic and skin cell-signalling ingredients.

PRIMARY BENEFITS 

  •     Reduces itchiness and irritation
  •     Brings down redness 
  •     Makes your skin less reactive over time
  •     Provides deep moisturisation

CATEGORY

Anti-inflammatory Serums

SKIN TYPE

All Skin Types and Sensitive Skin

    Redness and irritation isn’t just about how your skin looks, it’s also about how it feels. In good news, this concentrate works on both issues simultaneously for both instant and long-term relief from sensitivities. The formula is packed with skin-protecting and nourishing prebiotics and probiotics, designed to protect and strengthen your skin’s microbiome, which has been directly linked to irritation. The soothing blend also contains Northern truffle extract, which is said to help block the skin’s pain and heat receptors. This brings comfort back to your skin, especially for those experiencing hot flushes or conditions such as rosacea.

     

    HOW TO USE IT

    After cleansing, apply a small amount of the concentrate to your face and neck and massage lightly until fully absorbed. Follow with your face cream. Use it twice a day, morning and night.

    AQUA (WATER), PROPANEDIOL, ALPHA-GLUCAN OLIGOSACCHARIDE, GLYCERIN, ALBATRELLUS OVINUS EXTRACT, POLYMNIA SONCHIFOLIA ROOT JUICE, LACTOBACILLUS, CITRIC ACID, SODIUM HYDROXIDE, XANTHAN GUM, MALTODEXTRIN, TROPOLONE, TETRASODIUM GLUTAMATE DIACETATE, PHENOXYETHANOL, HYDROXYETHYLCELLULOSE.

    What causes sensitive skin?

    Skin becomes sensitive when the skin barrier is compromised and the skin cannot protect itself and its nerve endings. Ultimately, what causes this damage can be quite wide-ranging – which we explain in more detail on our specific concerns page. However, some common factors include allergies, your environment, certain food and drink, over-exfoliation, and hormones. Our skin can also become more sensitive as we age.

     

    What is the skin barrier?

    Your skin is specifically designed to act as a barrier to keep dirt and bacteria out, while holding moisture in. When we talk about your skin barrier, we mean the outer layer of your skin that helps it fulfil this function. If this outer layer is compromised, for example by over-exfoliation or some other process, this is what causes sensitivities. 

     

    What are the best ingredients to tackle redness and irritation?

    If you have red or reactive skin, you want to look for soothing ingredients to tackle the initial symptoms, and then tackle the broader issue with ingredients designed to support your skin’s natural moisture barrier and microbiome. These may include prebiotics, probiotics, aloe vera, ceramides or oatmeal. 

     

    What skin changes can be triggered by perimenopause and menopause?

    Perimenopause and menopause can cause a wide-range of skin changes. For example, your skin may become drier due to declining oestrogen levels causing a decrease in natural oils, while a decrease in the production of collagen and elastin (aka your skin’s structural proteins) reduces skin firmness, accelerating the creation of wrinkles and fine lines. Hormone changes can also make your skin more sensitive, something which can be exacerbated by other symptoms such as hot flushes that can heighten irritation and redness.



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