Acne Treatments

Whilst acne and rosacea are different conditions, for some rosacea sufferrs, the mildest acne treatments might prove useful – especially if the main rosacea symptoms are papules and pustules.

We can learn a lot from the much bigger world of acne treatments. Below is a collection of acne articles that are of interest to rosacea sufferers.

Recent Rosacea Blog Posts

Epsolay is on its way, will it stay?

The benzoyl peroxide based Epsolay is one step closer to becoming a new treatment for the papules and pustules of rosacea. Based on an active ingredient of 5% bezoyl peroxide, and encapsulating inside silica, the new cream has continued to be tested and now Phase 3 results have been published. So what do the Phase […]

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What’s new for rosacea treatment?

If, like me, you see a published article titled `What’s new for rosacea treatment’ and get a small rush thinking there must be something new about to burst on to the market, then maybe you might share my disappointment. All regular readers of this web site will know the latest and greatest information about the […]

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Epsolay is Sol-Gel’s Benzoyl Peroxide for Rosacea

A new treatment for the papules and pustules of rosacea has been given its product name. Publicity surrounding the trial of the new benzoyl peroxide based rosacea topical has mentioned that the product is to be called Epsolay. Previously Epsolay has been known as VERED, S5G4T-1 and DER 45 EV. It is encouraging that Epsolay has […]

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Sol-Gel’s S5G4T-1 (Epsolay) benzoyl peroxide cream for papules and pustules

Described in the official trial only as a “topical cream”, Sol-Gel are undergoing a Phase 3 trial for a product newly designated as S5G4T-1. What is S5G4T-1? (Now Epsolay) Although the clinical trial listing doesn’t provide any details about the components of S5G4T-1, their own web site reveals more information. Based on Sol-Gel’s product portfolio, it seems […]

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Rosacea is itchier, drier and redder than acne

This paper published in the Pakistan Journal of Medical Sciences is confirming one of the things what we know about rosacea – that it differs from acne in a few important ways. Rosacea sufferers have an impaired epidermal barrier function that leads to rosacea-specific symptoms of erythema, itchiness, dryness and burning. The water and lipid […]

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