About Gundry MD Correct + Calm Redness Relief Cream
Using probiotic-derived technology and soothing ingredients to “rebalance your skin’s levels of healthy bacteria,” Gundry MD’s Correct + Calm Redness Relief Cream can reduce facial redness, increase hydration, calm irritation, and help reduce visible inflammation.
All you have to do is apply Correct + Calm Redness Relief Cream twice daily wherever you’re concerned about redness, allow to absorb for 2-3 minutes, and you’ll be on your way to hydrated, nourished skin and a smooth, renewed complexion. Best of all, Gundry MD’s Redness Relief Cream is formulated with all skin types in mind, so it’s ideal for anyone who experiences unwanted or excessive redness, especially on the face and neck.
Excessive neck and face redness can be a huge burden. But you already know that. People are always staring at you, and you’re constantly being asked if you’re OK. But will Correct + Calm Redness Relief Cream help you finally experience some respite from this “fire within”? We’ll help you find an answer here.
Now, there’s a whole lot of information to unpack on the Gundry MD website, so let’s start with the man behind the company.
Who Is Dr. Steven Gundry?
For more than 30 years, Dr. Steven Gundry has been an expert in heart surgery, during which time he traveled the world and developed several innovative medical technologies, including the Gundry Retrograde Cardioplegia Cannula, the Skoosh Venous Cannula, the Gundry Lateral Tunnel, and the Gundy Ministernomy.
But in 2001, Dr. Gundry treated a chronically ill, overweight patient who managed to reverse his heart-threatening systems by simply focusing on a “combination of natural, dietary nutrients. After spending a year performing his own research and coming to “unmistakable conclusions,” Dr. Gundry left his position at Loma Linda University Medical Center and founded The Center for Restorative Medicine, where he has “spent the last 14 years studying the human microbiome.”
Ultimately, all of this led Dr. Gundry to create his own system known as Holobiotics, which involves using supplements and health products to take care of the “good” bacteria that live in, on, and around your body, so that they can promote better health. In the instance of Correct + Calm Redness Relief, this “probiotic-derived technology” is used to decrease redness and inflammation.
Dr. Gundry is also author of the best-selling book Dr. Gundry's Diet Evolution: Turn Off the Genes That Are Killing You and Your Waistline (we’ll talk more about this in a moment).
What exactly makes up this probiotic-derived technology? Will it work? What about the cream’s other ingredients? We’ll tackle all of this next.
Correct + Calm Redness Relief Cream’s Ingredients
According to the Redness Relief Cream label listed on their website, it contains the following ingredients (only active ingredients are hyperlinked):
Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Juice, Cetearyl Alcohol, Cetearyl Glucoside, Bacillus Ferment, Camellia Sinensis Leaf Extract, Potassium Aspartate, Sarcosine, Sodium Cocoyl Amino Acids, Propanediol (Natural Ecocert), Glycerin (Vegetal Derived), Centella Asiatica Extract, Magnesium Aspartate, Scutellaria (Skullcap) Baicalensis Root Extract, Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea Butter), Cyclopentasiloxane, Dimethicone, Glycyrrhza Glabra (Licorice) Root Extract, Chamomilla Recutita (Matricaria) Flower Extract, Rosmarinus Officinalis (Rosemary) Leaf Extract, Carthamus Tinctorius (Safflower) Seed Oil, Tetrapeptide-14, Polygonum Cuspidatum (Japanese Knotweed) Root Extract, Heptyl Undecylenate, Avena Sativa Bran Extract (Oat Beta Glucan), Gallyl Glucoside, Rosmarinyl Glucoside, Caffeyl Glucoside, Hamamelis Virginiana (Witch Hazel) Extract, Honey Extract, Arnica Montana Flower Extract, Aspalathus Linearis (Rooibos) Extract, Avena Sativa (Oat) Extract, Boswellia Serrata (Frankincense) Extract, Camellia Sinensis (Green Tea) Extract, Commiphora Myrrha (Myrrh) Extract, Cucumis Sativus (Cucumber) Fruit Extract, PEG/PPG-18/18 Dimethicone, Butylene Glycol, Fragrance (Parfum), Phenoxyethanol, Sodium Polyacrylate, Tocopherol (Vitamin E), Trideceth-6, Polysorbate 60, Acrylates/C10-30 Alkyl Acrylate Crosspolymer, Allantoin, Caprylhydroxamic Acid, Caprylyl Glycol, Potassium Sorbate, Sodium Benzoate, Aminomethyl Propanol, Tetrasodium Glutamate Diacetate
Tetrapeptide-14 (likely the “anti-redness peptide matrix” referenced on Redness Relief’s website) is a proprietary ingredient formulated by Helix Biomedix, which is claimed to “block the transmission of the inflammatory signal and hence reduce the inflammatory response.”
Similarly, gallyl glucoside seems to be contained in a couple different proprietary formulations created by Induchem, mostly to control rosacea-related redness, including Endothelyol. Unfortunately, in all of these instances, the manufacturers don’t provide any clinical proof to back up their claims.
Licorice is listed as possibly effective for reducing the appearance of itchy and inflamed skin (specifically related to eczema), and to reduce redness, swelling, and itching. Witch hazel may also be somewhat effective for relieving skin irritation, but not as well as hydrocortisone.
Outside of these, the majority of Correct + Calm Redness Relief Cream’s other ingredients act as lubricants, moisturizers, emollients, skin conditioners, or preservatives. Granted, they’re essential in order to make sure you’re getting a high-quality product, but other than helping your skin retain moisture, they likely won’t do much for your redness.
What about the probiotics we briefly mentioned above? We’ll go into greater detail next.
Will Probiotics Help Reduce Facial Redness?
Of the ingredients we just talked about, the only probiotic involved is the bacillus ferment. Just what is this, though?
Bacillus is a strain of probiotic bacteria that can reduce themselves into spore-like structures under stressful environmental conditions, making them especially hardy. Bacillus bacteria are also very popular, since they’re used in everything from manufacturing to research—and obviously, supplements for human consumption.
We’ve talked a lot about probiotics here at HighYa, and how taking these supplements can provide a wide range of health benefits. Most of these are related to digestion, including treating IBS symptoms, protecting against certain kinds of infection, boosting immune response, and reducing diarrhea and inflammation.
What about skincare though? Sure, improved digestion could reasonably have a positive impact on the appearance of your skin, but can you accomplish the same thing (or reduce redness and inflammation) by smearing probiotics directly onto your skin?
Dr. Gundry doesn’t provide an in-depth look into his Holobiotics system, but the Correct + Calm website does reference Bonicel, a proprietary formulation that’s claimed to, among other things, reduce facial redness by 35% over 14 days. However, taking a look at the before and after pictures, it doesn’t necessarily appear that Bonicel made much of a difference to the naked eye, and the company doesn’t provide access to their clinical studies.
Despite this, it appears that probiotic-infused skincare is quickly becoming all the rage. Why?
Mainly, because there appears to be some clinical evidence supporting the claim that applying probiotics on the outside can do much of what a supplement does on the inside; namely, balance the good/bad bacteria mix. And as a result, you could experience improved skin quality and reduced acne and rosacea.
How realistic is this though? Let’s dig in and see what we can learn.
What Causes Facial Redness In the First Place?
There can be many causes of facial flushing, including everything from medical conditions to allergies, but when you hear someone talking about persistent flushing, they’re probably referencing rosacea (which may or may not be accompanied by pimples or other bumps).
Rosacea is characterized by facial redness, usually around the cheeks, nose, chin, or forehead, although it can also occur on the neck and chest. In fact, it’s not uncommon for patients to experience rosacea around their eyes, leading to irritation and a bloodshot appearance. Over time and with repeated flare-ups, rosacea can also cause the skin around the nose to swell and become bumpy.
Currently, there isn’t a cure for rosacea, and its underlying cause is largely unknown. The good news is that there are treatments available, including monitoring triggers (such as foods), as well as using different combinations of creams and oral medications (often including antibiotics), depending on your symptoms and diagnosis.
When it comes down to it, there appears to be limited clinical evidence showing that probiotics, whether ingested internally or applied to the skin, can help alleviate your rosacea. However, a lot of dermatologists recommend probiotics to their patients to help reduce redness and inflammation, so it’s not unreasonable to think that you might experience some level of relief.
How much will you pay to give Correct + Claim Redness Relief a try?
Correct + Calm’s Pricing & Refund Policy
Correct + Calm Redness Relief Cream is priced at:
- 1 Jar (1.69 fl oz): $49
- 2 Jars: $86
- 3 Jars: $120
Regardless of the number of jars you purchase, your order will also include free shipping.
All Gundry MD products come with a 90-day money back guarantee, less S&H charges. In order to request one, you’ll need to call customer service at (800) 852-0477.
Speaking of customer service, what’s everyone saying about Gundry MD in general, and about Correct + Calm Redness Relief specifically?
Customer Feedback For Correct + Calm Cream
There weren’t any online reviews for Gundry MD or Correct + Calm Redness Relief Cream at the time of our research, as both appeared to be fairly new. So new, in fact, that their main URL was registered eight months ago (as of 3/2/16), and the company wasn’t listed with the Better Business Bureau yet.
However, Dr. Gundy’s Diet Evolution: Turn Off the Genes That Are Killing You and Your Waistline had an average rating of 4.6 stars on Amazon, based on 330 reviews. There, most customer seemed to compliment the program’s effectiveness for weight loss, great tasting recipes, and ease of use. On the other hand, the most common complaints appeared to reference failure to back up claims, and that it isn’t much different than any other diet program out there.
Now, let’s get to the most important question: Should you buy Gundry MD’s Correct + Calm Redness Relief Cream?
Is Correct + Calm “a Revolutionary New Approach To Skin Health”?
Although we’ve reviewed hundreds of popular beauty and anti-aging products over the years, Correct + Calm is the first time we’ve encountered a topical probiotic cream. Sure, we’ve talked about the benefits of probiotics more times than we can count, but nothing related to skincare.
During our research, we were even more surprised to learn that this trend goes back more than half a dozen years, and that many dermatologists have come out in favor of these creams (not Correct + Calm specifically, mind you). So, between the mounting—yet limited—clinical evidence and support from a lot of the medical community, there just might be something to this trend.
Does this necessarily mean you should purchase Correct + Calm Redness Relief Cream, though? First, like any other medical condition, the first person you should speak with about your facial redness is your physician. As we discussed above, there are many causes of this condition, and only your doctor will be able to diagnose you and set you up on a treatment plan based on your diagnosis.
Second, like any other skincare product, what works fabulously for you may not work at all for someone else. Although the company (and their product) was very new at the time of our research, they seem to stand behind their product with a 90-day no-hassle money back guarantee. So, as long as you can afford to lose a few dollars shipping the product back to Gundry MD, it just might be worth giving Correct + Calm Redness Relief Cream a try.
Just remember: There are literally hundreds of different creams out there, many of which come from mainstream manufacturers, all claiming to reduce your redness in one way or another. And although most of these won’t contain probiotics, they could work just as well while costing meaningfully less. In other words, just remember that Correct + Calm Redness Relief Cream isn’t your only option.
Did you give Correct + Calm a shot? If so, what kinds of results did you experience? Tell us all about it by writing a review below!
Calm Redness Relief Cream
The best cream to use for Rosacea. The redness disappears in seconds leaving my skin healthy and young. I am 74 years old and love what this cream has done for me.
Bottom Line: Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
14 out 15 people found this review helpful
I rarely write reviews. When I do, the product is either terrible or wonderful. It has to be an extreme to prompt me to write. Gundry MD is fantastic! I have Rosacea. My skin was red and felt rough in certain areas. I put a bit of cream on the affected areas and one half hour later my skin texture felt smooth. I put it on every morning and every evening. I've been using it now for about two weeks. I notice such a difference!
The redness is much reduced and my skin feels great. Like the previous review, I've tried expensive products, La Mer Cream and Dr. Perricone Neuropeptide Facial Conformer. I saw better results with Gundry MD.
Bottom Line: Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
20 out 22 people found this review helpful
Glowing and Radiant Skin
I ordered this because I was looking for a topical creme that contained a pro-biotic. The particular probiotic bi-product in this creme: Bacillus Ferment, had great clinical studies. It showed it reduced redness by 33-percent but what was more interesting to me was that it increased elasticity, reduced pore size and increased firmness. So I was looking for a natural anti-aging creme with a probiotic base. I've been using it two weeks now and I've put aside my 450 dollars jar of Chanel Sublimage Face Creme and my 550 dollar bottle of La Prairie Gold Serum.
Believe it or not, Dr. Gundry's ceam works better! I expected to see some results, but not necessarily the firmer, more radiant and "glowy" complexion I got. If you've got an extra 600 dollars around, by all means go for the La Prairie Gold Serum, it works too. But it doesn't do all the things the Gundry creme does. The best thing about it is that I see an improvement with each passing day with my Gundry cream. I wake up in the morning excited to see what my face will look like today. I highly recommend this product.
Bottom Line: Yes, I would recommend this to a friend