Came across an interesting looking new product from MooGoo – Demodectic Rosacea Powder, that appears to be available to order. The product is an innovative approach to try to eliminate demodex mites by making the surface of the skin an environment where the mites cannot survive. If this demodex-hostile environment can indeed be achieved whilst also not rendering the skin too dry it may be a good `natural’ solution to demodectic symptoms. Their box artwork calls the product `Demodetic’ Rosacea Powder, but the rest of the web site spells it Demodectic Rosacea Powder, not sure what is the actual official product name.
From the MooGoo Web Site;
We at MooGoo have spent a long time trying to develop something natural to help treat Demodectic Rosacea. We have formulated a special powder and licensed it as a medical device to do just this. Basically, this powder works to create an environment on the skin that irritates the mites and absorbs excess sebum which they need to survive. Our customers who have given it a try have had excellent results so far.
What is MooGoo Demodectic Rosacea Powder?
This powder is said to be “A proprietary mix of all natural mineral complexes.” and further “We have machined specific minerals and micas into a super fine powder. The size and shape of the particles is such that it interferes with the shell casing of the mites and they can no longer survive on your skin. It also soaks up the excess Sebum that the mites need to survive.” The powder is available as Night Powder and Day Powder. The Day Powder also contains mineral foundation.
Rosacea Powder Pilot Study
On the 15th of May Moo Goo, via a post on their Facebook Page asked for volunteers who live near Drummoyne in Sydney to try the Rosacea Powder and then compare the demodex population after 2 weeks and 4 weeks treatment.
What is a Class 1 Medical Device?
A Class 1 Medical Device is a designation from the Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA) and relates to the risk and intended use for a medical device. The listed example Class 1 Medical Devices are “elastic bandages, tongue depressors, cervical collars, slings, non-sterile dressings”. A search for MooGoo at the Australian Register of Therapeutic Goods (ARTG) reveals some of their other products listed, but not yet these powders.
We want your review!
If you get to try these powders, I’m sure many other rosacea sufferers would love to hear from you.