Skin care for Rosacea

This is slightly off-topic, but I’d like to recommend the Sher System for facial skin care if you suffer from rosacea or acne (middle-aged or the usual!). I’ve been using it for a few years now, and I really do think it helps.

The first few days are tricky, and your skin may feel very dry and tight as it gets used to the new regime, but after that it is great. The system is basically a two stage cleanse, a facial oil (multi-action serum) and then a moisturiser. They have a wonderful concealer/healer cream which hides the blemishes while healing them, and they also offer makeup and suncream as well as a few other products. I like the fact that the system is based on water, and I love the facial oil.

It is expensive, I think, but is well worth it, and the bottles do seem to last a long time.

Bizarrely, the short video link on their site seems to be about the ACCA accounting courses, rather than about the skincare product, and the explanatory video I was sent when I started using the skincare system was of poor quality – but don’t be put off. I expect they have a brand new explanatory video/dvd now, and the instructions are straightforward.

Stick with it past the first few days, and you should see an improvement. I know I did …

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Lucy is the mother of a coeliac, and has been managing a gluten free diet for her daughter for 20 years - though, to be fair, she does do most of it herself now...

2 thoughts on “Skin care for Rosacea”

  1. I used the sher system for many years and it cleared my rosacea. The have closed down and the products are no longer available and my rosacea is back with a vengeance. I so wish I could find a suitable alternative or persuade Helen Sher to share her formulas.

  2. Hi Susan

    Yes, it’s a shame, because her products were great. I did get a list from her of suggested alternatives when she closed down, have you seen it?

    She suggested the following as replacements:

    COLLOIDAL SILVER – can be purchased from health stores.

    EXTRA HELP TREATMENT CREAM – Perricore Eye Cream (can be purchased from Boots)

    FOAMING FACE WASH 1 & FOAMING FACE WASH 2 – Avène Soapless Cleanser for blemish prone skin (

    MULTI-ACTION SERUM – Estee Lauder Night Repair Serum
    (can be purchased at department stores or online).

    NORMALIZING CRYSTALS – no comparable product.

    PRE-WASH 1 – Jojoba Oil or any natural oils such as Argan Oil.

    PRE-WASH 2 – Cetaphil (can be purchased from Boots) or Seba Med (

    S.O.S. LOTION – Eve Lom Dynasport (

    TONERS – Rosewater (Boots)


    TINTED SKIN ENHANCER – Garnier Miracle Skin Perfector Daily All-in-One BB Cream
    (can be purchased from Boots).

    TRANSLUCENT POWDER – Keromask Finishing Powder (

    UNDER COVER CREAM – Camouflage Cream (

    BRONZING POWDER – Guerlain Bronzing Powder Terracotta
    (can be purchased from department stores)

    I hope that’s of some help – do let me know if you find something good!

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