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How does the green concealer camouflage redness?

A highly popular color corrector, the green corrector is favored by individuals prone to redness. This product is very effective in concealing signs of irritation, small blood vessels, or post-inflammatory marks. How do green correctors work? Let's explore together the colorimetric mechanisms at play.

Published March 25, 2024, by Pauline, Head of Scientific Communication — 5 min read

Redness: What are the Causes?

Painful and uncomfortable, redness on the face is a relatively common skin issue that often leads to frustration and a loss of self-confidence in those affected. Depending on their causes, they can take on different forms, more or less widespread and inflamed.

  • Irritation redness.

    One of the primary causes of redness isirritation triggered by skin contact with an allergen: this is often a case of contact eczema. Unlike atopic dermatitis, this allergic reaction can occur in theabsence of a genetic atopic predisposition. After contact with the allergen in question, several symptoms may appear: red patches, swelling, small bumps, fluid-filled blisters, skin thickening, and flaking. Various substances can cause allergic reactions, such as perfumes, clothing dyes, nickel accessories, resins, cosmetics, pesticides, and more...

  • Redness caused by the dilation of micro-vessels.

    Chronic redness can also be due to rosacea, a dermatosis characterized by a strong dilation of the blood vessels. More commonly observed in individuals with fair skin, the redness caused by rosacea is often accompanied by tightness, tingling , and hot flashes. The causes of rosacea are not well understood. However, it seems that genetic predisposition, parasitic colonization, heat, sun rays, stress, or certain diets may exacerbate the redness.

  • The redness caused by skin blemishes.

    Another inflammatory phenomenon that can cause redness is acne. Various physiological mechanisms are involved in the pathogenesis of acne, among which are excessive sebum production, an overgrowth of the bacterium Cutibacterium acnes , and follicular hyperkeratosis. These different factors cause the obstruction of skin pores and inflammation of the sebaceous glands. The result: microcysts and blemishes appear. Due to the inflammatory nature of acne, eruptions are accompanied by redness and can lead to erythema once the acne is controlled. It should be noted that these red marks are temporary and usually disappear on their own within a few months, unlike acne scars.

The green corrector to diminish redness?

The complexion correctors come in many colors: purple, red, yellow... These cosmetic products are formulated with pigments, used in the form of very fine powder, which give them their coloration. One of the most popular is the green corrector, used to camouflage redness. The effectiveness of this corrector relies on the ability of the green color to cancel out the red. Indeed, red and green are complementary colors, which means they neutralize each other when combined.

If you have paint at home, you can conduct a test by mixing a bit of red with green. You will obtain an ochre color, somewhere between brown and beige. By adjusting the proportion of red and green, you will see that it is possible to achieve a shade close to your skin color. Therefore, if you have some redness on your face, you can use a bit of green concealer to neutralize it. There are two possible techniques, depending on the extent of your redness.

  • In case of localized redness : if the redness you wish to conceal is very localized, we advise you to apply a few drops of green concealer directly onto your skin in the form of small dots. Be sure to use the concealer sparingly to avoid any caked-on effect. Then blend the product using a makeup sponge or your fingers by gently tapping. You will then see your redness disappear. For an even brighter complexion, you can apply a foundation right after the concealer.

  • In case of widespread redness : if your redness is spread across your face, you can proceed in the same way and apply the green corrector directly to the affected areas or mix a few drops of corrector with your foundation before applying it. These two techniques offer a similar result and an even complexion. The second simply allows you to save some time by simplifying the makeup process and reducing the number of necessary steps.

Discover the Typology green corrector.

At Typology, we offer you a green concealer that provides natural coverage for your redness and helps to reduce it application after application. Enriched with niacinamide and green algae extract, compounds known for their anti-inflammatory properties, it soothes the skin and reduces the appearance of micro-blood vessels to permanently decrease the appearance of redness. Finally, this tinted care is suitable for all skin types, even the most sensitive.


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