red·​ness | \ ˈred-nəs How to pronounce redness (audio) \

Definition of redness

: the quality or state of being red or red-hot

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Kakadu plum adds more vitamin C to the mix, hyaluronic acid helps hydrate, and cucumber extract soothes skin beyond its costars' redness-reducing properties. Marci Robin, Allure, "Volition’s New Strawberry-C Serum Sold Out at Sephora Just 10 Days After It Launched," 30 Mar. 2019 As a natural strawberry blonde with sensitive skin, your girl is prone to some pretty serious redness. Rebecca Norris, Allure, "I Tried a Japanese Skin-Care Routine for a Month, and These Are the Results," 9 July 2018 In other cases, exfoliating can just be too harsh for some people's skin and cause irritation and redness. Sarah Jacoby, SELF, "This Is How Often You Should Actually Exfoliate Your Face," 22 Feb. 2019 Which is where this 30-minute procedure that tackles pigment, pores, redness, and sagging skin comes in. Lindsay Silberman, Town & Country, "How to Reverse Sun Damage, According to Dermatologists," 16 Jan. 2019 Last year, the two dropped a color-correcting cushion compact that worked to reduce redness and lines and contained SPF 50. Leah Prinzivalli, Teen Vogue, "BTS and VT Cosmetics Revealed Products from Their K-Beauty Collaboration," 10 Oct. 2018 Last year, the two dropped a color-correcting cushion compact that worked to reduce redness and lines and contained SPF 50. Leah Prinzivalli, Allure, "BTS and K-Beauty Brand VT Cosmetics Is Launching More Makeup," 10 Oct. 2018 Mirvaso and Rhofade reduce redness by causing blood vessels to shrink temporarily, lasting eight to 12 hours from when the product is applied. Terri Akman,, "New ways to deal with rosacea, a skin disease with a deeper impact," 30 May 2018 Clinique’s post-workout powder has a yellower tint to help tone down redness after exercise, Ms. Lauder said. Anne Marie Chaker, WSJ, "Sneakers? Check. Mascara? Check. Makeup is the New Workout Gear," 22 Jan. 2019

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First Known Use of redness

before the 12th century, in the meaning defined above

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