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Recent Rosacea Blog Posts

Polyphenols offer promise for rosacea symptoms

This paper offers a review of the published research relating to the use of polyphenols to treat rosacea symptoms. The papers’ authors undertook a literature review to find which members of the polyphenol family offer proven efficacy when treating rosacea symptoms. Polyphenols comprise a very large number of compounds – for eg. their members can […]

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Green Tea and Garcinia Cambogia supplements warning

It is wise to not become too complacent when taking all forms of dietary supplements. Even naturally based supplements can have unintended – and as detailed here, deadly consequences. The person mentioned in this news report was taking a weight loss product that contained concentrated green tea extract, as well as Garcinia Cambogia. A severe […]

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Epigallocatechin Gallate (EGCg) from Green Tea Shrinks Skin Cancers

An article today in the Daily Mail highlights some research into the actions of an extract from Green Tea on skin cancer tumours. Interestingly the same benefit would not be seen from drinking green tea because it is too weak in that form. Green tea has been shown to be useful topically for rosacea sufferers […]

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Thanks for the tip from Dan, this very interesting paper has recently surfaced. The researchers found that simply placing cotton pads that had been soaked in green tea on the skin for 20 minutes improved the outcome of red light treatments. The author suggests that the scavenging capability of green tea extends the `action spectrum’ […]

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This just published paper is suggesting that the topical application of polyphenol antioxidants (aka green tea) post IPL treatment resulted in more hydrated skin and reduced oxidative degradation of skin lipids. The authors suggest that this will enhance the effects of the IPL therapy. This post-treatment therapy is in addition to some other recently published […]

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