What is Couperose?

What is Couperose?

What to do if the red blotches won’t go away. Our skin-care guide for couperose and rosacea.

The skin on our faces is thinner and more sensitive around the nose and cheeks. The underlying veins are more visible there than in other areas. But if the capillaries remain visible and are a slight coppery-red, it can be a sign of couperose, an early indication of rosacea. The cause of this common skin disease is not yet fully understood. Individual skin care plays an important role in the success of treatment. We have compiled a list of important facts for you, along with some effective skin-care routines for dealing with couperose and rosacea.

Rosacea

Couperose is usually the early stage of rosacea. We see enlarged, reddish veins around the nose, cheek, and forehead. Why the rosacea develops is not completely clear. However, science has shown that both heredity and external factors influence the course of the disease. Rosacea skin reacts to stimuli such as extreme temperature fluctuations, sun exposure, alcohol, stress, or physical exertion with a pronounced redness, which only subsides after some time. This increased blood flow can lead to a permanent enlargement of the veins. Subsequently, inflammation occurs in the area of the sebaceous glands – and our face contains many – as well as a thickening of the skin on the cheeks and nose area.

Care

Early diagnosis and appropriate skin care can positively affect the development of rosacea and stabilize the disease. As a rule of thumb, avoid all stress factors for the skin or actively counteract them. This can include avoiding coffee and alcohol, medically regulating high blood pressure, and wearing strong sunscreen in summer and cold creams in winter. For care products, pay attention to the pH level of the products – it should be in the acidic range, i.e. between 4 and 7. Day creams should not be too rich. A combination of light creams and effective serums that are free from perfumes, alcohol, and mineral oil is ideal.

Our Skin-Care Routines

  • Cleansing: For daily cleansing in the morning and in the evening, we recommend the gentle Cleansing Milk, which can be applied with your fingers. Wash off gently with warm water. Afterwards, lightly apply the alcohol-free Tonic Soothing with a soft cotton pad.
  • Daily care: Pamper your skin with serum and day cream. Our Active Agent Concentrate Rosacea provides the ideal base for a nutrient-rich, light daily care – and can also be used as a night cream. The active-agent complex of red and brown algae extracts in combination with caffeine improves the condition of couperose skin after only four weeks. The structure of the skin's capillaries is strengthened, which makes the skin more resistant to stimuli. An ideal supplement to the Active Agent Concentrate is the Day Cream Line T. All products in this line are specially designed for sensitive skin. They contain a herbal complex of chamomile, sage, mallow, and St. John’s wort flowers. These herbs are known for their relaxing, soothing, and regenerating effects. In the Day Cream Line T, the finest rose hip oil vitalizes the skin without leaving a greasy film.
  • Intensive care: For couperose and rosacea, granular scrubs should be avoided altogether. For the removal of dead skin cells, enzyme peels are best for this type of skin. Once a week is sufficient. Our Enzyme Peel contains gentle fruit acids. In addition, essences of ectoin, fenugreek, and fermented lupine care for the sensitive skin, while the aloe vera calms and cools. Remove the peel with warm water. The finale of the intensive-care routine is a nourishing and soothing mask. The Calming Mask contains a herbal complex of soothing St. John’s wort, nourishing marigold, and pore-refining fireweed. These medicinal plants are known for their relaxing and harmonizing effects. Wheat germ oil and shea butter provide a light moisturising of the skin. Apply the mask to a cleansed face and let it work for about 15 minutes, then rinse off with lukewarm water.

Our Tip: In the Susanne Kaufmann Spa in Bezau, as well as in selected partner spas, the 80-minute Susanne Kaufmann Transformative Signature Treatment provides intensive nourishment for skin afflicted with rosacea and couperose.The treatment is tailored to the individual’s skin: after a thorough case history of the skin, carefully selected products and tailored massage techniques are combined to improve the skin’s condition. The complexion is left clear and radiant once again, enriched with energy and a feeling of harmony.

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Cleansing Milk

The Cleansing Milk contains an herbal compound of chamomile, sage and St. John's wort flowers and is ideal dry and sensitive skin.

Gentle skin cleanser

Removes eye make up

Does not dry out your skin

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Cleansing Milk

Cleansing Milk

$47

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Cleansing Milk
$47
Tonic Soothing

The Tonic Soothing contains a herbal compound of chamomile, sage, mallow and St. John's wort flowers.

Balances skin's pH level

Calming

Moisturising

Prepares skin perfectly for nourishing products

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Tonic Soothing

Tonic Soothing

$46

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Tonic Soothing
$46
Active Agent Concentrate Rosacea

The Active Agent Concentrate Rosacea contains an intensive active complex with extracts of brown algae, red algae and caffeine.

Reduces skin redness and irritation

Anti-inflammatory

Regulates the metabolism of the skin

Strengthens your veins

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Active Agent Concentrate Rosacea

Active Agent Concentrate Rosacea

$110

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Active Agent Concentrate Rosacea
$110
Day Cream Line T

The Day Cream Line T provides ideal moisturising care for dry and sensitive skin.

Moisturising

Increases elasticity

Smooths fine lines and wrinkles

Soothes sensitive skin

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Day Cream Line T

Day Cream Line T

$78

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Day Cream Line T
$78
Enzyme Peel

Reveal a radiant complexion with this exfoliating peel, developed with gentle fruit acids and hyaluronic acid to brighten and plump for softer, smoother skin. Approved by Vogue Beauty Insiders.

Gently removes dead skin particles

Refines pores

Activates your skin's metabolism

Prepares skin perfectly for masks

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Enzyme Peel

Enzyme Peel

$71

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Enzyme Peel
$71

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