Avene • Diroseal • Treatments
|Would buy this product again.||56%|
Age: 25-29 Skin: Combination, Medium Hair: Brown Eyes: Brown
I really wanted to like this - I have sensitive/combination skin that tends to get oily on the t-zone and I started to notice that I am getting a few small spider veins on the side of my nose and my face does flush red and hot occasionally in reaction to certain things. This didn't have any effect after several months of daily use, and I found it to be very heavy, greasy and non absorbent. It seemed to sit on top of my skin, and when I would wake up in the morning my skin was still very oily and sticky. I'm guessing this is due to the fact that it contains mineral oil and appears essentially like coloured Vaseline. I think it is quite expensive given the amount and the ineffectiveness of the product and the quality of ingredients. I'd look elsewhere!!!
Age: Unknown Skin: Sensitive, Fair, Neutral Hair: Brown, Wavy, Medium Eyes: Hazel
Wanted to love this. :o(
Within 5 seconds of my first application, my skin turned bright, angry BEET red, as if I'd just had a TCA peel or some such. I washed it off, and the redness subsided pretty quickly, but the following day I had an oh-so-charming and super sexy rash on my cheeks and chin. Come and get it, boys!
I've used Retin A in the past without issues, but over the past few years my skin has gotten more sensitive. I used Avene Eluage with no reactions aside from slight redness, but was looking for something with less fragrance that would also counter redness. I thought Diroseal would do these things for me.
It gets three stars because my skin was part of the problem: It's picky and temperamental and choosy (just like mama).
Age: 19-24 Skin: Sensitive, Fair, Warm Hair: Brown, Wavy, Fine Eyes: Brown
Avene Diroseal is a treatment product for people suffering from rosacea. This green lotion is meant to counteract the redness on the face and also contains some ingredients to thicken skin surface. I use this twice a day before sunscreen in the morning and moisturizer at night. I can see how with continuous use, my skin has better coped with rosacea before starting the treatment, but I cannot be entirely sure because aside from this product, my dermatologist also prescribed Robaz (metronidazole). I do see how it can somewhat reduce the perpetual redness on my cheeks. Another thing I am concerned about is the mineral oil contained. So, one lippie off for that. Otherwise, I think it is a fairly good product.
Age: 44-55 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium Hair: Brunette, Straight, Fine Eyes: Brown
I have been pleasantly surprised by the effectiveness of this product. I have broken capillaries (sun tanning when I was younger) and this really help cover them using only a little product and it doesn't make my oily t zone worse. I haven't been using it long enough to comment on whether is 'fixes' anything but it definitely calms down my Rudolph nose.
Editing my original review as the red is still quite evident and I was hoping for a reduction but after several months, it is still the same. The comment about keeping my nose less oily is still true!
Age: 36-43 Skin: Normal, Fair-Medium Hair: Brown Eyes: Hazel
I don't believe broken veins can be cured by a topical treatment. If Roseacia is a problem for you do as I did and get laser treatment early on.. Diroseal does however work well for mild redness or as a maintenance product post laser. For me, as maintenance, it works well used on an occassional basis. It's not much money and as you will need to use on limited areas only, long lasting. I was told by my clinic that its effect is to mildly thicken surface skin, and it does have that kind of feel - a bit like applying a gentle face mask and leaving it on. It's not unpleasant though. Overall its an occassional remedy for me, especially in the winter. If you have a significant redness problem though, go laser! the short term pain will be worth it x.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Combination, Fair, Cool Hair: Other, Curly, Fine Eyes: Brown
This is a product that works wonders on redness especially around the nose area (after a while of using it I got less of a rudolph nose during cold winter time).
A friend of mine, with severe broken capillaries, used this cream for 2 whole years without interruption (and without putting any other cream on her face, also washing and toning with Avene). She did get her capillaries fixed. So THIS WORKS but only if you are dedicated to the treatment and persistent.
I have never heard of any other product that works for broken capillaries on the face than this. Since I suspect later in my life I will get them too I plan of using this product. I hope they never discontinue it.
PRO: fragrance free, no oiliness so you can use the color concealer too or any makeup from foundation to powder; it actually works; because it calms skin down the pores are closed and skin looks better; calms down winter redness on nose and chin; very sanitary package; one tube will last you almost 8 months of applying it two times a day everyday if you only need it around the nose area.
CON: None (price maybe...)
I strongly recommend this product to anyone with broken cappilaries or if they know they might get them one day (DNA inheritance from their moms) to prevent them.
Age: Unknown Skin: Sensitive, Fair-Medium, Warm Hair: Blond, Wavy Eyes: Blue
Diroseal's formulation is almost identical to Retrinal .05% with the exception of some green tint (not noticeable once applied) and one additional ingredient: hesperidin methyl chalcone. It is a citrus bioflavonoid which is very calming and healing. It supposedly strengthens capillaries. I've been using it for a month now and quite like it, especially around the eyes. I scored a fresh tube from pharmamundi.com for $17.
Age: 36-43 Skin: Oily, Fair-Medium Hair: Brown Eyes: Black
I use Diroseal before bed to calm down skin inflamation from my stronger retinoid Afirm 3X. I wake up in the morning with a calm creamy white skin. Diroseal by itself isn't strong enough to improve signifiantly skin texture and faint lines or stop acne. The other Avene retinaldehyde lines, Eluage and Retrinal, are of similar weakness. I also do not believe these creams can shut down capillaries/ spider veins. On the other hand, retinaldehyde is very effective in calming down inflamatory redness often seen in rosacea. I prefer Diroseal to the others becaue it can be found cheaper and it doesn't paint the face in permanent color like Retrinal (yellow) and Eluage (foundation brown) do.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Sensitive, Fair, Cool Hair: Brunette, Wavy, Fine Eyes: Green
I normally dont use other skincare product than the basics, but I love this. After a couple of days, my cheeks look much less red.
Would I buy this product again? Yes
Age: 30-35 Skin: Normal, Fair Hair: Brunette Eyes: Blue
Love this product. Rec'd a few samples from my doc. Not sure why people are using it for Roseacea (sp)? That seems to me like it might irrirate that condition more? I was told by my doc that this is like a much milder form of Retin-A, which I have also used before to prevent wrinkles, which was too harsh on my sensitive skin. I put the Diroseal on at night and, for me, I actually get a bit dried out in some spots in the morning, but never oily?! Overall, my skin looks younger (I think.) And I am very critical of my face and possible wrinkling. I swear it even looks like my skin is evening out - as far as color. I had a few freckles/sun spots that didn't go away through the years and I seem to think it is giving me a more "even", fresh complexion. I've pretty much tried every product there is to combat aging and limit wrinkles, as I age and this is one of those 'so far, so good' products. I'm happy.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium Hair: Brown Eyes: Brown
Luckily, I didn't buy this product - I've been offered to try two sample sizes first, since I just have a bit of redness on my nose.
I've been told to put this only on that spot.
And I am putting this thing on that red spot on my nose for months - without any results...
I agree with the reviewer who said that the texture is greasy and non absorbent, and that it mostly stays on top of the skin by morning.
I am never going to buy this.
I need to add that I used this cream for my broken capillary That was my "red spot" on the nose, as my doctor told me.
She also told me that this cream couldn't help me in this case, because this is for the people having rosacea, for instance.
Now, I just needed to add this - because maybe I didn't do justice to this cream.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Combination, Medium, Warm Hair: Brown, Straight, Medium Eyes: Brown
I used this religiously for months back in 2003, just remembered the horrors of this product. I had just developed rosacea like symptoms on my skin, redness, broken veins (lots!) and already had existing issues with extreme congestion, oiliness and comedones. The texture of this product is greasy and non absorbent, so I have no idea how it even managed to affect my skin if most of it had either rubbed off or stayed untouched on top of the skin by morning. The green tint is a joke, since it literally disappears once spread into the skin. I didn't find this to help with calming my redness at all.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Combination, Medium Hair: Brunette Eyes: Green
great great moisturizer. I love texture, it doesnt make you break out, and calms the redness in skin. LOVE it.. a little too much for summer days, but great in winter. makes me have that amazing dewy glow.
Age: 36-43 Skin: Dry Hair: Brown Eyes: Blue
I am in two minds about products which are aimed at reducing rosacea. On the one hand, i have never come across an effective one ( although Yon-ka 54 cream did help a little bit), on the other, i have had the condition since my early teens and at almost 42 i have very few visible capillaries. My face still turns tomato red because of the heat/ alcohol/ stress, but not more severely than it would do 20 years ago, and when my complexion is 'at peace' it is just slightly pink or even pale. So it makes me think that all the anti-rosacea stuff i have used over the years actually prevented things from getting worse and strengthened the blood vessels.
Let us go back to diroseal. I started using it every night in january and i gave up last week because 1) Couldn't see any results; 2) My skin ended up being red and itchy in the mornings.
My skin is now back to normal, thanks to Nivea sensitive night cream plus a baby rash cream...
It contains a retinol-like ingredient which gives it anti-aging properties, but it might well be at the root of my problem.
I think I will stick to simple,though gentle skin care in the future ( the nivea sensitive range is awesome), and save for IPL treatment. My dad has had it, and it did make a huge difference.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Combination Hair: Brown Eyes: Green
I used this cream as directed until I ran out, and did not see any results whatsoever. Of course, it may be that had I bought a second tube I would have seen results, but I was not convinved. Will try a different brand to see if I can find something better. (My rosacea is not severe, just redness/flushing in cheeks and some broken capillaries.)
Age: 19-24 Skin: Sensitive, Fair, Warm Hair: Brown, Straight, Fine Eyes: Green
I use this as it was recommended by my Dermotologist who said it is very effective in treating & preventing spider veins. I have IPL treatment every 6 weeks for spider veins and redness.
I have been using Diroseal for about 8 weeks now but I can't see any difference so far. I will report back in a few weeks.
The price is very high for the amount in the tube so its not something i could buy regularly.
Age: Unknown Skin: Other Hair: Other Eyes: Other
I have rosacea that is breakout prone and oily plus a case of mild seborrheic dermatitis. I've been using this for over 4 months on my skin with great success. I started out using it every third day and then built up to every day after two months of use. Diroseal clears the seb derm which for me causes a lot of redness and inflammation.
I was afraid that Diroseal would cause breakouts since it contains mineral oil. It did at first and I was really disappointed since I loved how my skin looked otherwise. However, I changed cleansers from Linda Sy's Oatmeal (moisturizing) to Eucerin's Redness Reducing, the breakouts went away completely. My skin looks beautiful.It hasn't been like this since I was a young teenager. I use Diroseal at night. During the day I use Cutanix Dramatic Relief Lotion - Extra Strength to combat redness because I want to use something during the day to combat rosacea/seb derm.
I have been using the Cutanix for a couple of years and it has helped, but I did have residual redness and flakes. I've seen the most improvement when I added the Diroseal to my regime. It is the best thing I've used for my rosacea/seb derm combo. My skin looks calm and the redness is reduced to almost nothing. I've tried Metrogel, Noritate, Azelex, and Klaron for my rosacea/seb derm, none of which worked satisfactorily.
Diroseal claims to thicken the skin. I don't know if it does that. I would guess that it didn't. My skin is pretty thick anyway which is not very common for those with rosacea. My guess is that the Diroseal really combats the seb derm more than the rosacea, though I could be wrong. Anyway, I have my HG regime of Eucerin Redness Reducing cleanser, Cutanix Extra Strength and my beloved Diroseal. Nothing has worked better for me!
Age: 19-24 Skin: Other Hair: Brown Eyes: Brown
I have been using this as a treatment for my SD even tho it's marketed for rosacea, but I have.. correction HAD.. a serious bout of SD with major redness & inflammation. Once it calmed down, I began using neutrogena's clear body wash as a cleanser which seemed to help normalize my skin from all the flaking and clogged pores I had with my SD. After a while more, I got the courage to begin using the diroseal mixed with some of my regular moisturizer, because that was the only way I could tolerate it. For some reason mixing the two is best. I've found using the diroseal straight, I experience dryness & irritation 2 days later. I also experience mild irritation if I apply the diroseal first then moisturizer. I've had AMAZING results so far. No more redness AND I can actually tolerate taking showers again (I used to always come out looking very red & irritated no matter how cool my showers & so resorted to many months of having to wash my body & hair on separately so as not to get a rashy face). Also, my skin is no longer rough and dry and flaking and moisturizing is becoming a breeze -I seem to need even less moisturizer now. I didn't purge around my nose and cheeks, where I normally have a lot of clogged pores but I suspect that may be because I used the BHA body wash there beforehand. I do seem to be purging a little bit (tho I hardly like to believe in 'purging' but I suspect this is what it might be like) around my chin where I'm more recently trying the diroseal.... but I am more prone to breakouts in this area, so I'll update again on that. So, 4/5 overall for now as it did treat what I wanted it to treat excellently & since I mix this with a cream this tube looks like it will last me a long while!
Age: 19-24 Skin: Combination Hair: Black Eyes: Brown
I have been using this product for almost 3 months and the instruction indicates that I should start seeing the result. This is an emollient green-tinted lotion that suppose to helps with redness and rosacea. I do have red cheeks that I can see broken capillaries underneath. The instruction says that Diorseal should be use during night time. When I apply this lotion during the night, I wake up with a more even-toned complexion - the redness is reduced by about 85%. However, the result doesn't last through the day, at night I will have the red cheeks again. After a few months of usage I cannot really say that this product has reduced the overall redness. I think that this a good temporary relieve when you redness flares up. At £21 for an ounce, this is not cheap. I think that BHA is a cheaper and as effective alternative. I will not repurchase.
Age: 18 & Under Skin: Combination Hair: Black Eyes: Brown
Hmm.. I'm not sure what to think about this product. I bought it around 1.5 months ago, and I see a LITTLE difference, but not that much. It does say that it takes around 3 months in the instructions though, so after a couple more months, I'll edit with an update. I do see a difference though, but there is still a pink-red tinge around my nose area (thats where I treat the redness). I like how the dispenser dispenses a small amount. The price is very good, especially for the size of the tube, as you don't need that much product for each application. I imagine this will last me quite a long time..