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

Arubix Anti Redness Cream now available

I have received an email from the new US distributors of the Arubix Anti Redness Cream. This product contains Chrysanthellum indicum, also known as golden chamomile. A related paper titled Randomized placebo-controlled trial of a flavonoid-rich plant extract-based cream in the treatment of rosacea was published in the Journal of the European Academy of Dermatology […]

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The author was kind enough to provide a copy of the article. Interesting extracts: 1-methylnicotinamide (MNA+) is one of the two major primary metabolites of nicotinamide (along with nicotinamide-N-oxide). Although MNA+ exerts its therapeutic function through multiple mechanisms, it seems that its anti-inflammatory properties are the prime mechanism. The reduced form, nicotinamide adenine dinucleotide (NADH), […]

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A well written high level article about the trend for traditional cosmetics to contain emerging ingredients for added pharmacological benefit. The article deals with skin care, moisturizers, sunscreens, hair products and eye creams. Cosmeceuticals: An emerging concept Indian Journal Pharmacology 2005;37:155-159. Today a new hot topic in the cosmetic industry is ‘cosmeceuticals’, which is the […]

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BioForm Medical, the owners of Cutanix Corporation, have announced that Quadrinone, the active ingredient in their products, is `4-ethoxybenzaldehyde’. Quadrinone is known to many in the rosacea community via the products known as Dramatic Relief Multi-Action Skin Therapy or (DRL). This announcement accompanies the paper entitled The Efficacy of 1% 4-ethoxybenzaldehyde (Quadrinone) in Reducing Facial […]

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Rosac is a topical preparation that combines 2 sunscreens with sodium sulfacetamide and sulfur. Other Sulfacetmide preparations include Plexion, Rosanil and Rosula. Rosac contains avobenzone (Parsol 1789) and octinoxate (also known as Octyl methoxycinnamate) as chemical sunscreens. This study is saying that rosac cream was better at reducing papules and pustules and redness as well. […]

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