pHformula CR Facial Treatment for Redness

phformula CR chronic redness

What are pHformula CR (Chronic Redness) Treatments?

pHformula CR Treatments include home products and clinic prescription facials for treating chronic redness. They can improve a range of red skin problems due to inflammation or a breakdown in the skin barrier function

Skin Redness can develop due to various skin changes; treatments vary depending on the cause. Find out more here.

What does the Chronic Redness Facial Treatment do?

At Cheshire Lasers, we provide a tailored facial treatment to address red inflamed skin. Once we have treated your skin once or twice, we can slowly increase the potency of the treatment according to your skin’s reaction and can perform a more substantial resurfacing treatment rather than our gentle facial.

Whichever treatment we use our aim is to:

  • Reduce redness
  • Reduce inflammation
  • Increase cellular turnover
  • Improve collagen
  • Strengthen the capillary walls
  • Smooth skin texture
  • Clearer, brighter skin

What does the CR Facial Treatment involve?

The CR treatment is like a regular facial, except the ingredients target chronic redness.

The treatment takes about 50 minutes and is a relaxing experience like any other facial. However, it also includes a gentle resurfacing step, which can cause slight stinging tingling for a few minutes.  Despite the slight irritation during treatment, this step works from within to improve red skin and rarely causes any visible peeling or irritation after treatment.

For more detailed information, view the bottom of this page.

How do I arrange a Chronic Redness Facial?

Arrange a skin assessment consultation with one of our Aestheticians. They will assess your skin and advise if your redness suits this facial treatment.

If you are suitable, they will give you some products to try on your skin and schedule your first treatment.

They will also recommend you use some home care products for the best results.

Book Your Skin Assessment Consultation Here

If you are not suitable for this treatment, they will advise you about our wide range of other treatments that may suit your skin better. They will also give you samples to try.

What does the CR Home Regime involve?

We will recommend CR home treatment first, although prescriptions can vary according to an individual skin:

E.X.F.O. cleanse – am and pm

A creamy cleanser which removes makeup and impurities, leaving skin clean and hydrated.

Contains Lactobionic acid, Rooibos extract, Vitamin B5, Urea and Papain enzyme

  • Superior exfoliating properties
  • Leaves skin clean and hydrated
  • Effective eye makeup remover
  • It can be used as a face mask

C.R. recovery – am and pm

A unique combination of active ingredients working synergistically to assist in speeding-up skin recovery, maintaining the overall health of the skin, and helping to prevent future skin damage.

Containing Retinol, Lactobionic Acid, Azeloglycine and PH-DVC™

  • Strengthens the skin’s natural defence barrier essential in the treatment of sensitive skin
  • Superior anti-oxidant and anti-inflammatory properties

A.C.T.I.V.E. formula – slowly introduce – pm

Assists in normalizing all skin disorders and maintaining overall results.

Contains Salicylic Acid, Lactobionic Acid, Pyruvic Acid, Glycolic Acid, Retinol, Hydrolysed Soy Protein and PH-DVC™

  •  Regulates cellular differentiation
  • Strengthens the skin’s natural defence mechanisms

P.O.S.T. recovery cream when required am and pm

A rich cream that contains a blend of humectants for maximum hydration. It helps alleviate immediate skin dryness and provides excellent anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties.

Contains Hyaluronic acid, Niacinamide, Lactobionic acid and Glycyrrhetinic Acid

  • Hydrates normal, oily or sensitive skin
  • Restores natural moisture balance
  • Enhances skin smoothness

How do the CR Facials work?

pHformula’s pioneering delivery system allows the ingredients to penetrate deeper into the skin to improve the skin without irritation.CR Treatments improve red skin by reducing:

    • microbial activity
    • inflammation
    • further flare-ups

How much are the CR Facials?

View all our Facial Prices, including our CR Facial prices, here.

What do our Facials for Chronic Redness contain?

The treatments contain the following ingredients:

Mandelic Acid

  • with powerful antimicrobial properties to help kill bacteria
  • a very gentle resurfacing acid

Salicylic Acid

  • an effective keratolytic
  • helps other actives to penetrate the skin more easily.


  • improves breakouts
  • rosacea-prone skin
  • stimulates cell renewal
  • stimulates collagen production

Lactic Acid

  • break down the bonds between cells to allow easier exfoliation of dead surface cells
  • hydrates the skin.


  • pHformula’s superior delivery complex improves the penetration of active ingredients.

What are the CR Redness Facial and Resurfacing Treatment Steps

Step 1: Cleanse using EXFO and GEL cleanse

This combination cleansing thoroughly removes impurities without disturbing the skin’s natural moisture balance.

Step 2: Facial massage/cleanse using PURE rosehip oil.

The oil benefits all skin types of red skin (even oily), providing fatty acids and antioxidants. It has an anti-inflammatory effect and prevents water loss.

Step 3: Degrease the skin using SKIN primer. This will guarantee optimum penetration of other products.

Step 4: (OPTIONAL)  LED light therapy for 25 minutes. Red, blue and Infrared light help to improve sensitive and problematic skin by normalising unbalanced skin, reducing inflammation and swelling, and purifying without irritation. 

Step 5: Gentle exfoliation/resurfacing skin using SP complex or CR resurfacing treatments. These help activate the skin’s regeneration response and reduce redness.

Step 6: SOS repair mask. This restores the skin’s natural barrier function and provides soothing, repairing and anti-oxidant properties to the skin.

Step 7: Facial Massage

Step 8: POST recovery cream applied for maximum hydration. Provides excellent anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties. Soothes reddened or irritated skin.

Step 9: SPF  50+ provides UV protection