Rosacea Topicals

Along with systemic treatments, topicals have long been the mainstay of gaining relief from rosacea symptoms. Best known rosacea topicals include Metrogel and Finacea. Other topicals such as sunscreens and cleansers and moisturizers are also an important part of a rosacea armament.

Recent Rosacea Blog Posts

Pyratine XR User Reviews

Showing just how important the internet is becoming for marketing new cosmetics, Pyratine XR has recently launched with a lot of press activity. As well as Senetek’s press releases on the internet I was also contacted by 2 PR representatives trying to get me to cover the release of this `new’ product. Pyratine XR was […]

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Should I moisturize before or after Finacea – it doesn’t matter!

Well here you are, one of the frequently asked questions about rosacea topicals has been answered. Does it matter whether I apply my rosacea prescription topical before or after I use a moisturizer ? This recently available abstract suggests that in fact it doesn’t matter. The study looked at the absorption of finacea before and […]

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GlaxoSmithKline to buy Stiefel (Rosac/Rosasol)

Continuing recent consolidations in the pharmaceutical industry is the report that the giant GlaxoSmithKline (or GSK) are to purchase Stiefel. Stiefel is the manufacturer of Rosac Wash and Rosac cream with Sunscreens. Stiefel is also the makers of Rosasol – a formulation of metronidazole with SPF15 available in Canada. Stiefel is also a supporter of […]

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ZENMED User Reviews

Those who have been around on the internet for a while won’t have failed to notice ZENMED. ZENMED (they use all capitals) are good at advertising and have a high profile through their advertising campaigns. In fact because Zenmed use Google Adwords you can sometimes see advertisements for them here on I have tried […]

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My regular patent trolling has unearthed something potentially interesting. The anti-nausea drug Tropisetron is patented by Galderma as a treatment for inflammatory skin conditions including rosacea. Tropisetron is officially known as a 5-HT3 receptor antagonist or a serotonin antagonist. Serotonin (5-HT) is found widely distributed throughout the gut and the central nervous system ADMINISTRATION OF […]

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