Natural Treatments

It is common for rosacea sufferers to want to find natural treatments. A wise man once said there are no alternative treatments, only proven treatments. So how do you resolve the conflict between the formal drug development process that can result in proven treatments and the desire to seek alternatives, based in nature, that may never prove their worth? In this group of articles I have sought to collect the best evidence we have for natural remedies for rosacea.

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RGC – Rosmarinic Acid, Gallic acid, and Caffeic Acid for the redness of rosacea

A recent article published in Clinical, Cosmetic and Investigational Dermatology hints at 3 new active molecules that show promise for the redness of rosacea. The combination of caffeic acid, rosmarinic acid, and gallic acid (RGC for short) is described as a new potent dermocosmetic ingredient. The research concludes `that 2% RGC topically applied on the […]

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Chia Seed Oil (Salvia hispanica) Also Kills Demodex Mites

There has been a bit of folklore around what substances are able to kill demodex mites. In 2008 Rosacea News published an article that listed 100% alcohol, tea tree oil, carraway oil and dill weed oil as proven to kill demodex mites. Many other substances, for example seabuckthorn oil are also claimed to kill demodex. […]

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Honevo Kanuka Honey proven to help Rosacea Sufferers

A poster session at the just completed 2015 AAD Meeting in San Francisco has published some results that show a special formulation of Kanuka Honey is able to benefit rosacea sufferers. The information around this announcement tells us that a `large clinical trial has proved that Honevo, a medical grade kanuka honey formulation, developed by […]

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East Indian Sandalwood Oil in Benzac Acne Solutions

A local angle for an Australian commercial producer of East Indian Sandalwood Oil. West Australian based TFS is touting its supply of East Indian Sandalwood Oil to Galderma for use in the just released over the counter Benzac Acne Solutions product. TFS is said to be the world’s only supplier of pharmaceutical-grade sandalwood oil, and […]

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Cliradex T4O wipes for treating Eye Lash Mites

In mid 2012 we learned that a company called Tissue Tech was going to trial single use T4O wipes as a treatment for ocular demodex mites. Early last year Bio-Tissue Inc., the parent company of Tissue Tech announced the release of Cliradex. This new product is promoted as a tea tree oil based moist towelette […]

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