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Rescue Balm +Red Correct vs. Rescue Balm Original

They say you shouldn’t mess with a good thing, but sometimes you can make it even better. An ELLE 2020 Future of Beauty Winner, Rescue Balm was much loved by customers and media alike. After all, it’s a one-of-a-kind product that handles four common post-pimple skin issues at the same time: redness, dryness, bumps and flakes. There was nothing else like it on the market, with its ability to rejuvenate skin that’s visibly upset after a breakout.

Fast forward a bit and we thought: What if Rescue Balm could do even more? The rise of skinimilism and a demand for gender-neutral, non-makeup concealing products inspired us to take Rescue Balm’s multitasking superpowers up a notch.

Enter Rescue Balm +Red Correct the same post-blemish relief you know and love in Rescue Balm – now with a green tint to blur redness like magic. So what exactly is different about the two Rescue Balms and when should you use which? Keep scrolling to find out.

First, how are both Rescue Balms the same?

For starters, both Rescue Balms soothe, nourish and replenish skin that’s dry and in need of some extra love, whether from a pimple that’s just popped (or patched), sunburn, maskne or just general irritation.

Both creams contain skin-restoring powerhouse ingredients, like:

  • Panthenol to infuse skin with essential moisture
  • Beta glucan to replenish and renew skin post breakout
  • Oligopeptides to fortify dry and depleted skin
  • Vitamin E to revitalize skin’s tone and texture

And finally, both Rescue Balms can be used as frequently as you want! They are non-sticky, non-greasy and safe for all skin types, including sensitive skin. Plus, they are formulated without any fragrance, silicones, PEGs, mineral oil or parabens.

How are they different?

To put it simply, Rescue Balm +Red Correct has one key difference: green encapsulated pigments that blur skin redness and even skin tone. These hi-tech, color-changing capsules instantly adapt to your skin tone, going from green to beige so skin looks more even with a natural-looking glow.

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How should I use each?

In general, Rescue Balm +Red Correct is best for daytime use while Rescue Balm Original is perfect for overnight.

How to get rid of redness on your face:

Use Rescue Balm +Red Correct on your face as the last step in your AM skincare routine (after SPF):

  • After removing your Mighty Patch, to reduce pimple redness
  • To camouflage everyday redness
  • As a color corrector for redness and nourishing facial makeup base
  • For all-over complexion perfecting

 

Use Rescue Balm Original on your face, body, legs or anywhere as the last step in your PM skincare routine:

  • On acne blemishes and post-blemish marks
  • As a treatment for dry, flaky winter skin
  • On maskne or other skin patches in need of TLC

 

Rescue Balm +Red Correct is ideal for fair to medium skin tones, as the green tint can sometimes leave a cast on darker skin tones. For darker complexions, we recommend pairing the original Rescue Balm to replenish skin with Lightning Wand to immediately minimize the look of acne dark spots on your face.

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