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 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 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? 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 clear that S5G4T-1 is […]

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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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Treating enlarged facial pores – new treatments

Cutis has a recent article that seeks to address a common condition amoungst acne and rosacea sufferers – visibly enlarged facial pores. This condition can have a negative effect on rosacea sufferers’ quality of life, and traditionally is hard to treat. Enlarged Facial Pores: An Update on Treatments Cutis. 2016 July;98(1):33-36. Joanna Dong, BA; Julien Lanoue, […]

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What is the difference between acne and rosacea?

Many of us come to rosacea after thinking that we might have symptoms that look like an adult form of acne. I know I thought for several years that I was becoming a teenager again with red lump and bumps that sure felt like acne. Acne is thought to be related to the overgrowth of […]

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