I tried the popular Instagram anti-redness ‘miracle formula’ and I’ll now be ditching my foundation

I’m proud of my Celtic roots but when it comes to my skin-tone, my heritage kind of did me a dirty. Condemned to a lifetime of lathering on factor 50 at the faintest blink of sunlight, and forced to kiss goodbye to any dream I might have of being a golden goddess, I’ve had no choice but to sit pretty in the pinkness that the genetic lottery awarded me.

I, like many others, used to try and cover up my pink complexion with thick coverage foundation but lately I have been embracing the hand that nature dealt with, and going makeup free. However, when I saw this product on Instagram, which promises to protect your skin from the sun, whilst treating blemishes and concealing pink tones, I just had to find out if it lived up to the hype.

Rosalique’s three-in-one anti-redness ‘miracle formula’ claims to be the bio-scientific solution for sensitive and red skin. Designed to be a targeted formula for those prone to rosacea, keratosis pilaris, even skin tones and more, the little green bottle has been whipping up quite the storm online, with thousands of five star reviews and a growing Instagram following.

Having said this, when I read online that a beauty product is a ‘miracle formula’, my instant reaction is to roll my eyes and say ‘yeah, pull the other one’, but with the reviews on this product being so strong, I just had to find out for myself if it worked.

My face before using Rosalique

Does it work?

As per Rosalique’s instructions, I cleansed and moisturized my face before squeezing a little blob of the cream onto my finger, ready to apply. I was taken back by just how green the formula is. I thought to myself ‘surely this green cream isn’t going to give my face the even, balanced skin tone I’m after?’

The formula is a vibrant, mint green color
The formula is a vibrant, mint green color

Well, I couldn’t have been more wrong, when massaging it into my skin, I could slowly see the color of my skin changing, and becoming more neutral. With a mirror, I moved around my apartment into different lights to ensure that my mind wasn’t playing tricks on me.

My face after applying Rosalique
My face after applying Rosalique

I then took a picture of my face in the exact same location and lighting that I had taken a makeup-free picture moments before I had applied the formula. The difference between the two pictures is astounding.

The formula gave me such good coverage whilst still feeling completely natural on my skin, that I would be entirely comfortable going about the rest of my day without even applying any more makeup. If I was going out in the evening and wanted to make extra effort, I would be more than happy to ditch the foundation, pop some mascara, lip stick and blush on and call it a job well done.

For the mid-range price of £29.99, or £26.99 if you subscribe, I believe this SPF50, three-in-one product will save me money on foundation, facial sun cream, and blemish solutions in the long run.

Call it what you will, science or sorcery, this stuff works.

Rosalique’s top tips

Rosalique's three in one anti-redness 'miracle formula' claims to be the bio-scientific solution for sensitive and red skin
Rosalique’s three in one anti-redness ‘miracle formula’ claims to be the bio-scientific solution for sensitive and red skin

  • Use on a well cleaned face after applying your moisturizer
  • Don’t be spooked when you first use it, it is green! Green neutralises red, plus the green will transform and take to your skin tone when massaged into your skin.
  • Don’t use too much. Apply a thin layer, and if you would like more coverage, apply another thin layer.
  • You can use it on your own as most find they just need Rosalique, however you can use it in combination with your favorite foundation, it acts as an incredible primer too.

The product can be purchased on Rosalique’s website, Amazon, All beauty and Fenwick.


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George Holan

George Holan is chief editor at Plainsmen Post and has articles published in many notable publications in the last decade.

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