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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Azeloglicina (Azelaic Acid + Glycine) for the Redness of Rosacea

A newly published article introduces us to a new formulation of Azelaic Acid known as Azeloglicina. Azeloglicina (chemical name  Potassium Azeloyl Diglycinate) is described as a “condensation product between one mole of Azelaic Acid and two moles of Glycine” and is touted as an improvement over the individual properties of both. A company called Singerga […]

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A recently surfaced patent assigned to Intendis suggests that we might soon see a Tinted Finacea reach the market. According to the patent application, a tinted formulation of Finacea had improved anti-inflammatory effects compared to regular Finacea – “Surprisingly, it was found that there was a further marked reduction in cytokine release in the cultures […]

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Finacea matches the pH of Skin so Penetrates Well

We know that the pH of skin is around 5.4. The makers of Finacea, Intendis have formulated Finacea to be pH of 4.8, which means that Finacea is reasonably close to the same pH as skin. One of the ingredients of Finacea is sodium hyroxide, which is alkaline, so can be used to adjust the […]

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Some recent trial results confirm that Intendis are moving forward with the development of Finacea Foam. The summary of a recent trial, quoted in Skin and Allergy News shows that Finacea Foam is more effective at reducing rosacea symptoms compared to the inactive vehicle. This trial doesn’t show whether Finacea Foam is more effective than […]

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An unusual patent has surfaced that is suggesting the oral use of azelaic acid. Azelaic Acid is better known as the active ingredient in the topical finacea. This patent suggests an oral treatment that combines niacinamide with azelaic acid. The owner of the patent, Elorac is known from their recent trials of Carbamide Peroxide as […]

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