David Pascoe

David Pascoe started the Rosacea Support Group in October 1998.

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

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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`Soolantra: a tough topical’ wins marketing award

Written by on October 4, 2015 in Galderma, Soolantra (Ivermectin Cream 1%) with 0 Comments
`Soolantra: a tough topical’ wins marketing award

As rosacea sufferers we are most familiar with the consumer side of medicine – we see our doctor, get a prescription and head to the pharmacy. But behind all that medicine is a commercial enterprise working to secure our prescription (and insurance) dollars. When a new treatment enters the rosacea market, the treatment will need […]

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“Blue Zone” inhabitants and acne symptoms

“Blue Zone” inhabitants and acne symptoms

Dan has an interesting post over that acne.org blog. He asks whether the same factors that seem to contribute to longevity in a few cities around the world might also contribute to becoming acne-free as well. The reference to Blue Zone is from the author Dan Buettner – see his list of books at Amazon.com. […]

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Genetics accounts for half of why we get rosacea

Written by on August 31, 2015 in Is Rosacea Genetic?, What Causes Rosacea? with 0 Comments

From Genetic vs Environmental Factors That Correlate With Rosacea (JAMA Dermatol) We found that approximately half of the contribution to the NRS score could be accounted for by genetics and the other half by environment. We identified correlations between rosacea and UV radiation exposure, alcohol, smoking, skin cancer history, cardiac comorbidity, and age. These findings may help […]

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Chia Seed Oil (Salvia hispanica) Also Kills Demodex Mites

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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