Aveeno Ultra Calming with Feverfew Well Tolerated

This paper was sponsored by Johnson & Johnson, who make the Aveeno Active Naturals Ultra Calming range. J&J are attempting to target rosacea sufferers with their aveeno range that contains feverfew. Rosacea sufferers are difficult to target with cosmetics so it is encouraging to see large companies doing background research to create suitable products.

Poster Abstracts, American Academy of Dermatology 66th Annual Meeting, February 1–5, 2008, San Antonio, Texas. Supplement to the JAAD, Feb 2008, Volume 58, Number 2.

Poster Session P116, Facial tolerance of a feverfew-PFE containing daily moisturizer regimen in mild to moderate rosacea patients,

Rosacea is a disease that affects not only a patient’s physical appearance through the manifestation of erythema, telangiectasia, and rough skin, but it also has an effect on the emotional well-being of its sufferers, causing feelings of insecurity and embarrassment.

Rosacea patients struggle to find daily skincare products that they can tolerate and that will not cause their symptoms to worsen.

Feverfew-PFE (parthenolide-free extract) has been demonstrated through multiple in vitro and in vivo studies to reduce redness and irritation in sensitive skin patients, as well as calm and soothe the skin.

A regimen of once a day use of a daily moisturizer with SPF 15 and a night moisturizer, both containing feverfew-PFE, was tested for its tolerance by patients with mild to moderate rosacea.

A 4-week clinical study of a regimen of once daily application of a day moisturizer with SPF 15 and a night moisturizer was conducted on thirty female subjects with mild to moderate rosacea of subtype I (erythematotelangiectatic rosacea) or mild to moderate subtype II (papulopustular rosacea).

Facial tolerance and product performance was assessed by investigator clinical evaluations and self-assessments at various time points over the course of the study.

After 4 weeks of daily use of the feverfew-containing moisturizer regimen, study subjects exhibited statistically significant improvements versus baseline in their facial erythema, dryness, and roughness, as well as in the overall appearance of their skin as graded by the investigator. The investigator observed no statistically significant increases in facial irritation versus baseline.

Study subjects did not perceive any significant increases in sensory irritation parameters, and self-assessments indicated that patients perceived improvements in their overall appearance and skin texture.

In conclusion, a once a day regimen of a day and night moisturizer containing feverfew-PFE has been shown to be well tolerated by patients with mild to moderate rosacea and can be used to improve the overall appearance and texture of their skin.

Sponsored in full by Johnson & Johnson Consumer & Personal Products Worldwide.

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Some initial product reviews of the Aveeno Active Naturals are positive. Leave a comment below or discuss this product in the Moisturizers Forum at Rosacea Support.

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8 Reader Comments

  1. erik says:

    The moiturizer s good for my face.

  2. eduardo says:

    im just owndering if the lotion or the creme has worked better. is the creme heavier and clogs pores. do they have the same amount of ingredient just the creme is ina creamier emulsion?

  3. erik says:

    Hello Eduardo! I am from Puerto Rico, where are you from? I stopped using the Aveeno. Nowadays I use Clinique redness solution cleanser and daily cream. To control oil I apply Dermadoctor’s tease zone. I use th aveeno day lotion on my neck and it doesn’t make me breakout. I hope this helps!

  4. jane knight says:

    I like the Aveeno ultra calming and am getting good results with it.

  5. andrea says:

    does anyone recommend the dermadoctor Tease zone for ppl w/ rosacea. summer has officially hit and my skin is getting quite shiny. but i worry about aggravating my rosacea. so does anyone recommend the dermadoctor? or maybe something else to control the shine?

  6. andrea says:

    does anyone recommend dermadoctor tease zone for people w/ rosacea? summer has officially hit and my skin is getting quite shiny, but i’m afraid of aggravating my rosacea. so is it safe to use? any other products that might help?

  7. Madison says:

    This product does not work for me. Have been using it for months because it’s a good moisturizer, but has not reduced my redness.

  8. Marie says:

    My entire face is red…DR says Rosacea..used Metro gel/cream twice daily..clindamyacin..no luck. I have the mild acne under control. I hate my face, I don’t like to leave my home, or do any socializing. If someone used the Aveeno ultra calming moisturizer.. could you see a decrease in your redness? My next “experiment” is Licorice supplement, Evening Primrose. I am not vane, the opposite..very shy terrified of what people say about me and do not want nobody to look at my face. I am 40 and have battled my face and leaving home for 17yrs.

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