Finacea and Finacea Foam (Azelaic Acid 15%)

One of the best known topicals to treat the papules and pustules of rosacea is Finacea. Finacea is Azelaic Acid 15%. Finacea is only available on prescription in the US but is available over the counter in Australia. Be sure to check out the Finacea User Reviews and also the recently approved Finacea Foam product.

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Found an interesting looking patent for a water soluble version of azelaic acid. Azelaic acid is the active ingredient in finacea. Therapeutically improved salts of azelaic acid Azelaic acid is a completely new class of acne and rosacea therapy, chemically different from most of the currently available acne or rosacea medications, including retinoids and alpha-hydroxy […]

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An interesting looking article that so far remains an unknown ingredient. Octadecenedioic acid: A new ingredient with pleotropic benefits for skin Anthony Rawlings, PhD, AVR Consulting Ltd, Northwich, United Kingdom; Johann Wiechers, PhD, Uniqema, Gouda, Netherlands; Jean-Claude Nicolas, PhD, INSERM, Montpellier, France; Marie-Dominique Galbert, PhD, University of Rennes, Rennes, France Azelaic acid, a dicarboxylic acid, […]

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`Licochalcone A’ is an extract from Licorice Root (Glycyrrhiza Inflata) and is an ingredient in Eucerin Redness Relief Daily Perfecting Lotion. Compatibility of skin care formulations containing licochalcone A with commonly prescribed medications for rosacea Teresa Weber, PhD, Beiersdorf Inc, Norwalk, CT, United States; Ronald Rizer, PhD, Thomas J, Stephens & Associates, Colorado Springs, CO, […]

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Finacea (Azelaic Acid 15%) User Reviews

  Finacea is a topical rosacea treatment made by Intendis. Its main active ingredient is azelaic acid 15%. Officially, finacea “is a topical treatment for the inflammatory bumps and lesions of mild to moderate rosacea”. Other topical and systemic treatments exist for the papules and pustules of rosacea, so finacea is not your only choice […]

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More tinkering at the edges of rosacea research. This study found that applying azelaic acid 15% (finacea) to healthy skin was more irritating than metrogel (metronidazole 0.75%). There seems to be no shortage of papers that look at combinations of the available rosacea topicals. Another relevant study from 1999 ; “Azelaic acid (Azelex) is a […]

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