“Bye Bye Redness™ is a red neutralizing and correcting cream that completely cancels redness in your skin from view. Rich in Peptides, Hydrolyzed Collagen and Anti-Aging Technology, Bye Bye Redness™ camouflages redness and any red-toned skin discolorations from rosacea, broken capillaries, blemished skin, irritated skin, sun damage, scars, age spots, physician procedures and more.”
Are you at all surprised that I just had to try this?
I am constantly on the hunt for something to hide the awful redness of my cheeks and forehead. I have gone through dozens of concealers over the years and have yet to find one the was perfect–the formula is usually too thick or too sheer, the color is too yellow (or even too green), and some just flat out irritate my skin.
So, when I saw that IT Cosmetics’ Bye Bye Redness had been made specifically to cover rosacea by someone who herself has rosacea, and furthermore that it claimed to be formulated so that you wouldn’t need to wear an additional product over the top of it, I just had to try it.
This product was a QVC purchase, which came with the 0.37 oz pot of the Bye Bye Redness itself, a small buffing brush, and a little plastic stand that holds the two products together. (It looks silver but it is just plastic; pretty sturdy but nothing to write home about.) This set retailed for $39.50, where as the concealer by itself retails for $32.00 so I figured, why not? I may or may not have a bit of a brush addiction, but we can discuss that at another time.
So, as I said, IT Cosmetics created this product to cover redness without the need to use an additional product (such as a foundation or powder) over it. They say they did this by infusing “micronized red cancelling pigments into a concealer cream that’s also infused with anti-aging skin loving benefits!” These special pigments camouflage “redness and any red-toned skin discolorations from rosacea, broken capillaries, blemished skin, irritated skin, sun damage, scars, age spots, physician procedures and more.” Furthermore, this product promises to give “perfect coverage that will never crease or crack and is designed to not only cover, but to make you skin appear supple and flawless.”
How could any rosacea sufferer resist trying this?
This is something I have been looking for something like this my whole life, it seems. Having to layer on different concealers and foundation and powders each and every gets to be such a hassle some time. Unfortunately, the alternative is looking flushed and splotchy (usually even under normal foundation).
The consistency of this concealer is on the thick side, yet it has a slippery texture. It doesn’t feel heavy on the skin and blends out quite nicely. A little goes a very long way. I only need to dab the tip of my finger lightly against the product, dot it across my cheek (and above my eyebrows, where I am also ruddy) and buff it in–the redness truly disappears beneath this product, almost like magic. At first I thought that this tiny pot was a bit of a rip off for the cost, but so little of the product was needed to hide my redness that this small pot could, realistically, last me years.
If the color matched, that is.
As of right now, this product only comes in one color: a universal beige-y- yellow neutral shade. This will probably work for most light and medium skin tones, and perhaps some tanner tones as well, but it certainly will not work on very pale or dark skin. Sadly, I am of the Casper pale variety.
I had some trepidation ordering it sight-unseen for the color alone. I saw how well it worked across the broad range of skin tones on the models during the QVC demo and I figured I’d give it a go anyhow. Unfortunately, my concerns about the color were valid–this shade is much too dark for my skin. Even blended out, it gives a beige-ish caste to my normally porcelain skin, and I have yet to use it without there being a fairly noticeable line of demarcation where it ends.
The color mismatch between my skin and this product makes me so sad, because this product really does work as wonderfully as they say when it comes to canceling out redness! Three tiny dabs across each cheek, two dots above my eyes, a quick buff and wa-la! It really makes the red disappear like nothing I have ever seen before.
The only problem is that it is simply too dark for my skin. As it stands, I cannot wear this product alone as they promised, and that’s really what I was hoping for. I also found my cheeks were more irritated than normal after a week of wearing this. I had a couple troublesome bumps–now, those could be my seasonal allergies acting up, or it could be a reaction to the product. I just don’t know for sure. I will likely hold off using it for a few weeks until my skin calms down and perhaps then give it another go.
I’m sure others will love this product and rightly so–it does a fantastic job of canceling out redness–but, sadly, it just seems that this one wasn’t meant to be for me! I’ll continue to fiddle with it, of course, and perhaps it will just be reserved for those times when my face is flaring up horribly.
My growing love of IT Cosmetics continues. I’m really enjoying this brand and its star is quickly rising in my beauty arsenal. I know that, in my mid-thirties, I’m perhaps still just a bit under the bar of their targeted audience, but I’m just loving the anti-aging benefits they pack into their cosmetics, and I’m find them to be great for sensitive, rosacea-prone skin! Right now I’m still part-way through testing out a couple more of their face products–in the form of their CC cream and one of their powder foundations– but will have those reviews coming soon!