Way back to 2018, my skin was at its worst. In my teenage years, I had always shown early signs of rosacea (the instant flushing after a glass of wine), and a pale skin very prone to show spider veins under my eyes. But with the years, now in my 20s, my rosy glow turned into burning red and I started suffering a from more severe rosacea and sensitive skin.
Those who have done their research about rosacea will know that it is a reactive skin condition, that means that the skin reacts by certain triggers by flushing or blushing and /or producing small bumps, usually on the cheeks.
I started eliminating all possible triggers: alcohol, spicy food, hot showers... I even stopped running because exercise could also be a trigger, but my skin kept getting worse. I couldn't really understand why.
My rosacea was so severe, and my skin was reacting to anything that would touch my skin.
When it comes to skincare products, I had tried everything: different skincare routines, products especifically designed for rosacea and sensitive skin, but it wasn't helping at all. I was so desperate.
I was trying new products, having a "simple" routine, but I became so frustrated at the consumerist, multi-product approach of brands. It felt like I always needed MORE products to have great skin. It felt it was never enough!
I was desperate to find a solution for my skin, and I started a deep research on the skin - where my skin started healing - just like a reporter, trying to find what the beauty/skincare industry wasn't telling me. This lead me to a deep research of the *skin's inherent functions and health*, rather than researching for new *skincare products/ medications /treatments*, which turned into TWO very different fields of research.
I discovered many insights on my Rosacea, but most importantly it lead to me discover the two most important factors for a balanced skin:
- the skin barrier
- the skin microbiome.
And can you guess what is the biggest threat to the integrity of both? Skincare products!
I realised I got so caught up trying to fix my rosacea with products, that I didn't realise that all of these skincare routines were damaging my protective skin barrier in the first place.
So I finally decided to take a big leap of faith and I stripped back my routine to just ONE product that simply works by nourishing the skin barrier and fueling the skin's microbiome: A biocompatible oil-based formula I started doing for myself.
I would use it to cleanse, moisturise and nourish my skin. It was simply the only product my skin could tolerate at this point, and the only product that worked differently than the rest. It doesn't work by replacing your skin's inherent functions, but instead it supports the skin's and protects the skin barrier. Find more on how oils work in this post.
I promise that just after just a few days, I could already so MUCH improvement. The spots on my cheecks started to dissapear and my redness started to fade away, progressively my skin started to heal and truly transformed my skin into a healthy and balanced complexion. My skin started reacting to everything and with time, my sensitive skin issues were gone. I honestly couldn't believe it was happening!
I'm not joking when I say my skin has been balanced and glowing ever since (I still tend to flush if I drink wine, or I sometimes still get a period spot), but I know my face as its best and FEELS GOOD.
I fell in love with the simplicity of it. I felt so empowered by using less that I had the burning passion to share it with others.
And that's when Qualia was firstly originated (of course, at that point was only an idea in my head).
Now, afters YEARS of skin research, and with the help of dermatologists and pharmacists, I developed custom formulas for all sorts of skin profiles, so that every person could use just ONE product made specifically to balance their skin.
I've found so much meaning in helping others use less, sharing what I learned, and specially, demonstrating that the skin CAN take care of itself and be the best it has ever been! This is what some of our customers are saying about the product:
"I used to wake up with odd unexplained issues marks and blemishes some would last a while.this has stopped I no longer fear glancing in the mirror Trust this product and whatever science is behind it. Skin CAN take care of itself and this beautiful oil supports and enhances my skins natural ability to do this The company have been responsive in all my enquiries and I feel they are on hand should I have any problems Very very glad I found this." - Jane
"I have enjoyed using this oil. Love the simplicity of it in that no other products are required and my skin feels good. The small amount of roseacea I had on my cheeks has faded away. Very pleased with it." - Marie
Thank you so much for reading my story, I hope Qualia can be part of yours! ❤️ If you're interested in learning more, please take our online skin quiz and get your custom formula today.
If you have any questions or would like to share your story, please do not hesitate to e-mail me at firstname.lastname@example.org , I would love to hear your thoughts!