Archive for August, 2015

Recent Rosacea Blog Posts

Genetics accounts for half of why we get rosacea

From Genetic vs Environmental Factors That Correlate With Rosacea (JAMA Dermatol) We found that approximately half of the contribution to the NRS score could be accounted for by genetics and the other half by environment. We identified correlations between rosacea and UV radiation exposure, alcohol, smoking, skin cancer history, cardiac comorbidity, and age. These findings may help […]

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Chia Seed Oil (Salvia hispanica) Also Kills Demodex Mites

There has been a bit of folklore around what substances are able to kill demodex mites. In 2008 Rosacea News published an article that listed 100% alcohol, tea tree oil, carraway oil and dill weed oil as proven to kill demodex mites. Many other substances, for example seabuckthorn oil are also claimed to kill demodex. […]

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How microbes may cause Rosacea

There are several microbial agents that appear to have their fingers in the rosacea pie; Demodex folliculorum, Bacillus oleronius, Helicobacter pylori, Staphylococcus epidermidis, and Chlamydophila pneumoniae. A 2014 paper in the Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology attempts to put the potential microbiomes into perspective. This Galderma funded paper seeks to “propose an alternative […]

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Benzac Skin Refining Mask – Salicylic Acid 0.5%

Galderma have announced a new product in the recently revamped Benzac Acne Solutions range, known as Benzac Skin Refining Mask. This product may be of interest to rosacea sufferers who want to try a Salicylic Acid based product in their regime. Long time members of the Rosacea Support Group will remember Linda Sy’s Acne Oil […]

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Finacea Foam (azelaic acid 15%) User Reviews

  News today that the FDA has approved the azelaic acid based Finacea Foam. FDA Approves Bayer’s Finacea (azelaic acid) Foam, 15% for the Topical Treatment of the Inflammatory Papules and Pustules of Mild to Moderate Rosacea WHIPPANY, N.J., July 31, 2015 /PRNewswire/ — Bayer HealthCare today announced that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration […]

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