If you struggle with Asian Flush, Asian Glow, alcohol flush reaction or whatever you want to call it, you’ve probably tried to find a cure online.
We get it. We have, too.
Research will bring you to Redee Patches (or maybe you’ve seen their targeted ads online). These Asian Flush patches are supposed to reduce that bright red face you get from alcohol, without having to swallow any capsules or cut alcohol from your diet.
So do the patches work? The short answer: no.
Want to learn about our experiences with Redee Patch? Read on!
What is Redee Patch and how do I use it?
Redee Patches are simply that: patches you apply to your skin so you don’t flush red from negative reactions to alcohol. Sounds simple enough. But can such a simple solution actually work well enough? Unfortunately, no.
Users apply Redee patches to the skin, ideally a dry and hairless area so they stick better. Redee suggest using two patches, applying them about 30 minutes before you start drinking alcohol.
Side note: this is in comparison to Glowless Patches which only require the user to wear one patch, although it’s pretty massive.
They also suggest users drink plenty of water and have a meal before drinking to see the best results from Redee. As you can imagine, drinking lots of water and eating actually help everyone with Asian Flush. It doesn’t necessarily make Redee better, but would help everyone trying to minimize their Asian Flush.
Redee also suggests that their patches can deliver ingredients into your system up to 12 hours and may help with hangover symptoms the next day, if left on overnight. Of course, that would require leaving on both patches while you slept. Otherwise, you peel them off and throw them away when you’re done.
So what’s the catch?
For those of you reading, you might have noticed one problem right off the bat: you need to wear two patches. This means you either need to wear them where people can see (like on your upper arms) or have a friend nearby that could apply the patches to your back (and hope your shirt covers it).
While most of us are desperate for Asian Flush relief, having to wear two large patches on your skin is not ideal. Either people will ask about them, they’ll be visible in pictures from your night out, or you’ll constantly feel these stickers on your body. If you’re also doing activities that might cause you to sweat (like dancing at a club) the patches can become wet and uncomfortable.
Youtuber Maggi and her friend try out Redee Patches below! Watch in real-time how their flushing still comes through, even with the patches
What ingredients are in a Redee Patch?
Each Redee Patch contains Glutathione, NAC, l-theanine, Vitamin C and B Complex, Alpha-lipoic acid, Holy Basil extract, milk thistle extract, and Cosmoperine®. Also known as tetrahydropiperine, Cosmoperine® is derived from piperine, the active principle of black peppercorns.
To a person on the street, these ingredients might not mean much. But if you’ve done some research into alcohol flush solutions, you might recognize these ingredients in other products, too.
Glutathione, NAC, l-theanine, Vitamin C and B are very popular in Asian Flush treatments. Many anti-flush products contain these ingredients, including Essential AD2 and Sunset Alcohol Flush Support (our current favourite)! So how come they don’t work in Redee Patches? The main issues with Redee comes down to the applications: patches. The ingredients have to work harder to get through your skin and be added to your system before they can work.
There’s also a few ingredients missing that could have played a big role. An important missing ingredient is Dihydromyricetin (DHM). Studies have shown that DHM can greatly increase the rate at which your body can breakdown alcohol and it’s one of the main ingredients in Lighten Up, another Asian Flush product we reviewed recently.
Other helpful ingredients that Redee doesn’t have are Quercetin and Bromelain. Perhaps having these ingredients included in Redee patches could have helped with the effectiveness.
What are the side effects of a Redee Patch?
The ingredients found in a Redee Patch are natural, using vitamins, antioxidants and plant extracts, so side effects would be rare. However, it’s important to speak to your doctor if you’re unsure how you’ll react.
Since the patches attached to your skin externally, you’ll want to make sure your skin doesn’t negatively react to the adhesive. This might mean trying out a patch while at home for a shorter amount of time to make sure you don’t have a reaction to the patch adhesive.
However, supplements and patches like these do not need to extensively tested like medicine. As you’ll see at the bottom of their website, Redee states: “These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.”
This is common. Other Asian Flush supplements and patches should have the same statement on their website. It’s not a warning, but something to keep in mind. Products like these are not medicine, nor should they be treated as such.
Did Redee work for us? No.
Unfortunately, we didn’t see enough reduction in symptoms to give Redee more than a 2-star rating. Their ingredients are a good start, but more could be done to improve them. We also hate that you have to wear two sticky and awkward patches throughout the night. We’d much prefer capsules or tablet solutions instead.
In short: the patches don’t provide enough relief. We still got very red in the face and experienced our usual alcohol-induced headaches. It also wasn’t all that fun peeling off the patches afterwards, either.
What about Redee Patch reviews?
Redee’s website is full of reviews from previous customers, which is obviously very helpful. However, it’s hard to tell if Redee has removed any negative comments.
Some criticisms of the patches from customers include things like:
“The smell is strong and unpleasant”
“I wish you could only use one patch instead of having to have two on at a time. Also wish they could be put anywhere, not just the upper body.”
“Still red face after using 2 patches and tried twice. Followed all the instructions.”
“I only have 2 complaints: the sticky residue left on your body from the patch that you really have to rub off, and the fact that it’s advertised as “30 patches” – you think you have 30 uses but you actually need to use 2, so it’s only 15 uses.”
It’s definitely worth noting that some Redee Patches reviews are positive and it does work for some with Asian Flush symptoms. But not all.
Youtuber Kay Varilla also tries out Redee Patches while drinking alcohol. Even with a patch on her chest and on her arm, she still turns bright red.
Where can I buy Redee Patches?
Currently, you can only buy Redee Patches on their website. It looks like Redee was once listed on Amazon USA, but it currently shown as “unavailable.” There’s also no reviews on the Amazon listing, so it may be that they never officially launched on Amazon. By selling through Amazon, customers could have access to more unbiased reviews to inform their decision on whether to buy or not.
If you want to try them yourself, you can buy in patches in various sized-packs. Redee sells patches in batches of 6, 12 and 30 and give customers the option to “Subscribe and Save 10%”. However, if you were to wear two patches every session, six patches would only last you three nights out (currently selling for $11.99 USD).
Redee Refunds? YES.
Redee provides refunds to customers who are not happy with their results. This is a big bonus for those of us trying to find the best Asian Flush relief. To get a refund (minus shipping), customers will need to email firstname.lastname@example.org. Customers will be asked to complete a survey to “help us improve the product.” Will these surveys actually influence Redee’s formula? It’s unclear, but at least customers can receive a refund (unlike other products like Lighten Up).
Our thoughts on Redee Patches
While Redee does have some good things going for them, they simply are not effective enough. Some ingredients in Redee are a great start, but more will need to be done to get these patches to 5 stars.
If you can’t swallow capsules or tablets, patches for Asian Flush is a great option. However, it does mean you’ll feel adhesive stickers on your body and they may even be visible, which is far from ideal. Some users also complain the patches have a smell and leave sticky adhesive on the body when removed. It’s also unfortunate that users need to wear two patches and they are a solid white colour, making them very noticeable.
Redee Patches definitely work for some people, we won’t deny that. But they are not the best option on the market for Asian Flush relief.