Skin redness or dermatitis is any visible redness, inflammation, and/or irritation of the skin. It is determined by changes in the color, feeling, or texture of skin.


Skin redness can occur from a variety of factors, including heat, allergens, and medications. Two common types of skin redness include:

  • Atopic dermatitis, also known as eczema: A chronic condition that makes skin dry, red and itchy.
  • Contact dermatitis: An itchy rash caused by direct contact or an allergic reaction to certain substances.


A weakened or compromised skin barrier can be the cause of different skin concerns, so it’s important to keep your skin barrier healthy. Incorporating products into your skincare routine formulated to help strengthen the skin barrier may offer some help. Some of our products are designed for those with incidents of skin redness. Kiehl’s products are uniquely formulated to help soothe, calm, and improve skin’s barrier function. Check out two of our favorites that help with the appearance of skin redness over time.


Looking for a calmative, hydrating, and soothing product for your problematic skin? Look no further! Kiehl’s has an efficacious solution for problem skin in the form of this power duo, Cannabis Sativa Seed Oil Herbal Concentrate & Calendula Serum-Infused Water Cream..

Read on for more about the two must-have products to help the appearance of skin redness overtime:

CALM with Cannabis Sativa Seed Oil Herbal Concentrate!

Facial oils are often formulated with botanical and herbal oils to help improve skin’s appearance while providing hydration. Cannabis Sativa Seed Oil is an herbaceous oil known for its calming and soothing properties. With cold-pressed Hemp Seeds, this concentrated oil is naturally green in color and composed of up to 90% omega fatty acids, which are known to help nourish skin.

For an effective solution to help reduce the appearance of visible redness on skin’s surface, we recommend using a calmative, non-comedogenic facial oil for problem skin.

Cannabis Sativa Seed Oil Herbal Concentrate is a lightweight, calmative oil formulated to help improve the appearance of problem skin prone to visible redness and discomfort while strengthening the skin barrier with continued use to help skin protect itself. It’s infused with an herbal blend of hemp-derived Cannabis Sativa Seed Oil and Oregano Oil, known for its purifying benefits, and uniquely formulated in this 100% naturally derived* concentrate to help calm and replenish skin. In a 4-week consumer study on our Cannabis Sativa Seed Oil Herbal Concentrate, after one week of use, 91% said their skin felt softer, and 88% said their skin felt calm, moisturized, and relieved from discomfort.

*We consider ingredients to be naturally derived if they retain more than 50% of their molecular structure after being processed from a natural source.

After cleansing and toning skin and using a facial serum, apply 2-3 drops of Cannabis Sativa Seed Oil Herbal Concentrate into hands. Gently press fingertips to cheeks, forehead, and chin to evenly distribute before massaging into skin. Can be worn alone or under a moisturizer.

HYDRATE AND SOOTHE with Calendula Serum-Infused Water Cream!

When caring for skin, it’s important to effectively hydrate and use products to help ease and comfort skin. Calendula is extracted as an oil from the common marigold flower. Its mild properties make it ideal for use on all oily skin types, including sensitive skin. Within skincare formulas, Calendula Extract and Calendula petals are often used to help soothe the feeling of skin.

To help with the appearance of redness in just two weeks, try a multi-miracle Water Cream infused with concentrated Calendula Serum.

Inspired by our iconic Calendula Toner, our serum-infused cream is formulated with hundreds of micronized Calendula Flower petals and our highest concentration of Calendula Flower Extract. When mixed into the formula, whole petals are crushed to become "micronized petals", and upon application, our weightless water cream releases a burst of soothing hydration for instant relief from the feeling of skin discomfort while helping to address the appearance of redness with continued use.

Massage onto skin with clean fingertips after cleanser, toner, and serum, morning and night.

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