A while back I had the opportunity to try out the Abbey St. Clare Aniba Cleanser for Rosacea, Inflammation and Stressed skin. As you know, I was diagnosed with rosacea in August, but I’ve probably had it for years. Before I started using medication, my face would turn red after I cleansed and grow very hot… hot enough to steam up my glasses! I would also get zits on my face. As you can imagine, being an adult with zits is embarrasing and uncomfortable, because you feel like you should have grown out of it by now. This is why it’s good to find the right medications and skincare products to help keep rosacea under control.
The Website Says
The reality is that there is no known cause of Rosacea and there is no known cure, but there is hope because the symptoms can be controlled. Rosacea is often called “adult acne” because of its symptoms: redness on the cheeks, nose, forehead, or chin, bumps and pimples, and small blood vessels visible on the face.
Our Rosacea synergy of essential oils and botanicals aims to provide relief and diminish the physical expressions of Rosacea or inflammation, whatever the cause. Formulated to help alleviate the flushing effects of Rosacea, this cleanser is also recommended for sensitive, blemished/ acne prone, or irritated skin.
The role of a cleanser is to clean and Aniba wash dissolves dirt and makeup but it also helps soothe away dryness, neutralize inflammation, and repair the skin. The formula is anchored by Rosewood EO* (Aniba roseodora) to stimulate cellular growth and renewal. It is combined with other powerful anti-inflammatory actives that include Helichrysum italicum and German Chamomile essential oils, willow herb, and extracts of willow bark and licorice. Amazing Pascalite clay is included to unclog the pores, draw impurities from the skin, and provide healing. Skin is left clean, soft, moisturized, and balanced.
*The source of Rosewood is from sustainable growth.
Organic Aloe barbadensis (Aloe) Juice and Extract, Olea europaea (Olive) Oil, and Simmondsia chinensis (Jojoba) Oil; Vegetable Glycerin, Niacinimide (Vitamin B3), Tocopherol (Vitamin E), Sodium Hyaluronate, Organic extracts Camellia sinensis (White and Green Tea), Salix nigra (Black Willowbark), Magnesium Ascorbyl Phosphate(Vitamin C derivative), Aniba roseodora (Rosewood) EO, Aspalathus linearis (Rooibos Tea), Glycyrrhizinic acid (Licorice), Calendula officinalis, Usnea (Lichen), Helichrysum italicum, and Plantago; Cocoamidopropyl Betaine, Emulsifying Wax NF, Pascalite Calcium Bentonite Clay, Kosher Vegetable Glycerin, Methylsulfonylmethane (MSM), Decyl Glucoside, Magnesium Ascorbyl Phosphate(Vitamin C derivative), Dimethylaminoethanol (DMAE), Matricaria recutita EO, Retinol (Vitamin A), Essential oils include Helichrysum italicum, Matricaria recutita (German Chamomile), Lavandula angustifolia, Panthenol (Vitamin B Complex), Ascorbyl Palmitate (Vitamin C Ester), Glycolic Acid, Activated Charcoal, Polysaccharide gum.
$30 for 6.7 fl. oz. / 200 mL
· Formulated for skin that is irritated but also more sensitive, including Rosacea.
· Rosewood, licorice, and helichrysum help neutralize inflammation and reduce redness.
· Gentle aloe base that is non-drying, and lightweight. No alcohol.
· Excellent for blemished skin that is also sensitive to more intense cleansers.
Does it live up to its claims?
Yes! The first thing you notice when you use the cleanser is that it smells like chamomile. This is a scent I really like. I find it soothing. Once you put the cleanser on your face it’s creamy. It doesn’t really ‘suds up’; but it does leave you feeling clean. You can use it on its own or with a Clarisonic, though I’m currently only using my Clarisonic once a week. My skin doesn’t feel stripped after using it; instead it’s soft and clean. I would agree ethat it’s non-drying and lightweight. It also didn’t irritate the blemishes that were on my skin.
Would I purchase?
Yes! This is a product that is cruelty-free and can safely replace Cetaphil’s moisturizing cleanser (great product that my dermatologist recommends but not cruelty-free) for me, which makes me happy. You get a good amount of product for the price, too. Additionally, the staff at Abbey St. Clare has been very nice and helpful in answering questions that I’ve had about their products.
If you’re someone with sensitive skin or rosacea, I recommend checking out this cleanser.
Have you tried this cleanser from Abbey St. Clare? What’s your favorite cleanser right now?
Product sent for consideration. All opinions are my own.
I’ll have to give this cleanser a try!
cinseven13 It really helps my skin
No icky ingredients AND it works? AND cruelty free? I must go check this out! Thanks for the review!
EmmyJean You’re welcome!
It sounds like something my 14 year old son might be able to use for cleansing his face, and I could use it, too! I don’t have rosacea, but have had perioral dermatitis in the past year.
FLMOMSBLOG You may want to look at Relogy for your son, because it’s specifically for acne. My friend Judi wrote a review of it on my blog. You should definitely see if this helps your dermatitis, because the extra moisture has REALLY helped my skin.
I’m so thrilled that the Aniba cleanser is working for you! Honestly, it wasn’t until I started using the ASC Aniba line that I felt like I was finally getting my rosacea under control. At this point, I actually am just using the Aniba tonic and serum (with a different cleanser), but my rosacea is still being held at bay. In fact, I just was away for 2 weeks on a work trip, and didn’t bring my Aniba products, and I really noticed a difference in my skin for the worse — it was a relief to be back home and using them once again and to be reminded that they really are effective for me. I hope the cleanser continues to work for you!
I’m trying magnesium chloride, diluted, then sprayed on neck, under armpits etc for rosacea, started at 30 and am now 56.
Tried laser, does not last, diet control helps, stimulants, coffee etc. add to inflamation good luck.