Recent Rosacea Blog Posts

Soolantra now $0 copay for insured patients

Galderma is now offering Soolantra, both the 30g and 45g tubes for $0 copay for those who are “Commercially Unrestricted”. Those eligible are described as; ‘Commercially Unrestricted’ refers to a payment by a patient that has commercial coverage (excludes all government programs) through a pharmaceutical benefit plan and a specific product has no restrictions (PA, […]

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Higher risk of kidney disease for rosacea sufferers

Up to now there has been no direct research into any possible link between rosacea and Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD). Researchers have known that patients with inflammatory conditions such as psoriasis and rheumatoid arthritis have a high risk of CKD, but whether this increased risk also apply to rosacea sufferers had until not been studied. This […]

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Mirvaso plus Soolantra – better together

This just published research suggests that you can successfully treat rosacea with Mirvaso and Soolantra at the same time. So if you are suffering from the red face and pustules and papules of rosacea, this paper suggests that using Mirvaso and Soolantra together is a viable option. Previously Mirvaso and Soolantra have been shown to […]

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Polyphenols offer promise for rosacea symptoms

This paper offers a review of the published research relating to the use of polyphenols to treat rosacea symptoms. The papers’ authors undertook a literature review to find which members of the polyphenol family offer proven efficacy when treating rosacea symptoms. Polyphenols comprise a very large number of compounds – for eg. their members can […]

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Yardley, PA Foamix Trial wants you

[Sponsored Post] Do you suffer from redness and bumps concentrated on your forehead, cheeks, nose and chin? If so, you may be eligible to participate in a clinical study of an investigational medicine for adults with papulopustular rosacea, a type of rosacea marked by redness and acne‐like bumps. If you are 18 years of age or older […]

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Galderma CareConnect Savings Card

A little known program from Galderma may offer access to expensive rosacea treatments for many currently unaware rosacea sufferers. Galderma CareConnect offers rebates, for insured and fully uninsured rosacea sufferers for prescription treatments well known to rosacea sufferers; – Oracea, Mirvaso, Soolantra and Metrogel. The program is being promoted as being offered by `any US […]

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Galderma to shed 450 jobs

Galderma to shed 450 jobs

Written by on September 27, 2017 in Galderma, in the news with 0 Comments

The heavyweight in the Rosacea products, research and development market, Galderma, is to shed up to 450 jobs from its R&D Centre in Sophia Antipolis near Nice, France. The press release cites a need to increase shareholder returns and a perceived movement in popularity away from topical creams to oral and injected treatments. The can […]

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Houston topical foam trialists wanted

[Sponsored Post] Are you having problems with Rosacea? The Center for Clinical Studies is looking for volunteers, age 18 and over that have been diagnosed with Rosacea to participate in a clinical research study for an investigational foam. To qualify you must: Be age 18 or older Have moderate-to- severe rosacea  Willing to minimize external factors […]

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The BIG Questions in Rosacea

Want to do some research in rosacea and stuck for a suggestion? Well this post is for you. Below is a list of the major open questions in rosacea research. The creator of this list tells us that this list of questions need to be answered before we can claim to thoroughly understand rosacea. Which […]

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Rosacea Phenotypes

Written by on September 24, 2017 in symptoms, What Causes Rosacea? with 0 Comments

The new way to diagnose rosacea. Do you know the phenotypes present in #rosacea? #dermatology #EADV pic.twitter.com/LTem7DCm2H — Galderma (@galderma) September 15, 2017  

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Mirvaso

Mirvaso plus Soolantra – better together

Mirvaso plus Soolantra – better together

This just published research suggests that you can successfully treat rosacea with Mirvaso and Soolantra at the same time. So if you are suffering from the red face and pustules and papules of rosacea, this paper suggests that using Mirvaso and Soolantra together is a viable option. Previously Mirvaso and Soolantra have been shown to […]

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Galderma CareConnect Savings Card

Galderma CareConnect Savings Card

A little known program from Galderma may offer access to expensive rosacea treatments for many currently unaware rosacea sufferers. Galderma CareConnect offers rebates, for insured and fully uninsured rosacea sufferers for prescription treatments well known to rosacea sufferers; – Oracea, Mirvaso, Soolantra and Metrogel. The program is being promoted as being offered by `any US […]

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Mirvaso rebound after 2 years of happiness

Mirvaso rebound after 2 years of happiness

A paper in the Journal of Drugs in Dermatology is detailing a case report where rebound associated with Mirvaso occured after 2 years of otherwise successful use. The patient was enjoying the benefits of Mirvaso – a blanching of their erythema, for 2 years when they unexpectedly experienced rebound redness. The patient noted that Mirvaso […]

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Allergan – Rhofade has no rebound

Allergan – Rhofade has no rebound

In a document prepared for Allergan’s November 4, 2015 R&D Day presentation, Allergan is highlighting the development of its soon to be approved oxymetazoline 1% cream for rosacea. The slides relating to Oxymetazoline show the features of this product, along with other products in development, that Allergan wants to promote to investors. In the presentation […]

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Waiting for Azultro, Afrin users beware

Waiting for Azultro, Afrin users beware

Rosacea sufferers learnt recently that Allergan’s Oxymetazoline based topical (likely to be called Azultro) has been submitted for FDA approval and could be approved in the first half of 2017. For those wanting to try this claimed gentler-than-Mirvaso treatment for a red face, waiting for another year can seem like an eternity. If you are […]

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Soolantra

Soolantra now $0 copay for insured patients

Soolantra now $0 copay for insured patients

Galderma is now offering Soolantra, both the 30g and 45g tubes for $0 copay for those who are “Commercially Unrestricted”. Those eligible are described as; ‘Commercially Unrestricted’ refers to a payment by a patient that has commercial coverage (excludes all government programs) through a pharmaceutical benefit plan and a specific product has no restrictions (PA, […]

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Mirvaso plus Soolantra – better together

Mirvaso plus Soolantra – better together

This just published research suggests that you can successfully treat rosacea with Mirvaso and Soolantra at the same time. So if you are suffering from the red face and pustules and papules of rosacea, this paper suggests that using Mirvaso and Soolantra together is a viable option. Previously Mirvaso and Soolantra have been shown to […]

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Galderma CareConnect Savings Card

Galderma CareConnect Savings Card

A little known program from Galderma may offer access to expensive rosacea treatments for many currently unaware rosacea sufferers. Galderma CareConnect offers rebates, for insured and fully uninsured rosacea sufferers for prescription treatments well known to rosacea sufferers; – Oracea, Mirvaso, Soolantra and Metrogel. The program is being promoted as being offered by `any US […]

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Soolantra worth $87m in the last year

Soolantra worth $87m in the last year

Written by on July 18, 2017 in patents, Soolantra (Ivermectin Cream 1%) with 0 Comments

One thing we have learned from the news that Perrigo and Galderma are embarking on a patent dispute, is how successful Soolantra has been as a product. Perrigo Confirms Patent Challenge For Generic Version Of Soolantra Cream, 1% Soolantra (ivermectin) cream, 1% is indicated for the treatment of inflammatory lesions of rosacea. Annual market sales […]

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Soolantra is both anti-inflammatory and anti-demodex

Soolantra is both anti-inflammatory and anti-demodex

This paper is exploring the reasons for Soolantra’s success in treating the lumps and bumps of rosacea; its dual method of action – both as an antiparasitic and anti-inflammatory. The research was able to show that along with the improvement in rosacea symptoms, trialists had a significant reduction in the amount of demodex mites present […]

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Oracea

Galderma CareConnect Savings Card

Galderma CareConnect Savings Card

A little known program from Galderma may offer access to expensive rosacea treatments for many currently unaware rosacea sufferers. Galderma CareConnect offers rebates, for insured and fully uninsured rosacea sufferers for prescription treatments well known to rosacea sufferers; – Oracea, Mirvaso, Soolantra and Metrogel. The program is being promoted as being offered by `any US […]

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Galderma trying Soolantra and Oracea together

Galderma is set to trial the usage of Soolantra and Oracea in combination to treat sufferers of severe rosacea. What is Severe Rosacea? Severe rosacea is taken here to be participants with at least 20 but not more than 70 papules and pustules. The trial will aim to show that the addition of Oracea to […]

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Minocycline 100mg is better than Oracea

Minocycline 100mg is better than Oracea

Written by on November 18, 2016 in doxycycline, minocycline, Oracea (40mg doxycycline), solodyn with 1 Comment

A study just published in the British Journal of Dermatology has shown that Minocycline 100mg a day is as good, and by some measures is a better treatment for the papules and pustules of rosacea compared to the 40mg a day  doxyxcycline treatment Oracea. Minocycline as a treatment for rosacea is relatively unknown, with a lack […]

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Zenavod (DFD-09) is the new Generic Oracea – sadly no

Zenavod (DFD-09) is the new Generic Oracea – sadly no

News today that Dr. Reddy’s subsidiary Promius Pharma has gained tentative approval for their 40mg formulation of doxycycline for the papules and pustles of rosacea. Before we get too excited about the real possibility of the availability of a generic form of Oracea, the announcement tells us that the approval is “subject to an automatic […]

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Patent reveals possible Oracea successor

Patent reveals possible Oracea successor

Written by on January 21, 2016 in doxycycline, Oracea (40mg doxycycline), patents with 1 Comment

A patent application has emerged that proposed what might be an improvement to the doxycycline based Oracea treatment for rosacea. The patent seeks to create a sub-antibiotic dose formulation of doxycycline that is less susceptible to what it calls the `food effect’. Food effect refers to food-drug interactions which lead to either a decrease or […]

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Natural Treatments

Polyphenols offer promise for rosacea symptoms

Polyphenols offer promise for rosacea symptoms

Written by on October 4, 2017 in grape seed extract, green tea, Natural Treatments with 4 Comments

This paper offers a review of the published research relating to the use of polyphenols to treat rosacea symptoms. The papers’ authors undertook a literature review to find which members of the polyphenol family offer proven efficacy when treating rosacea symptoms. Polyphenols comprise a very large number of compounds – for eg. their members can […]

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Iranian Traditional Medicince to treat Rosacea

Iranian Traditional Medicince to treat Rosacea

Many rosacea sufferers are looking for a natural way to treat their rosacea symptoms. This quest can often be frustrating as there are very few nature-sourced treatments that have been proven to be effective. This paper published in the Asian Journal of Clinical Case Reports for Traditional and Alternative Medicine details the case of one […]

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Probiotics and Oracea for Scalp Rosacea

Probiotics and Oracea for Scalp Rosacea

This paper details a rosacea sufferer who suffered from rosacea lesions on his scalp, and was successfully treated with 8 weeks of Oracea and twice daily probiotics. The rosacea extended to a lesser extent to his cheeks and nose, and he also suffered from blepharitis and conjuctivitis. The patient ceased Oracea, but continuted with the […]

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Green Tea and Garcinia Cambogia supplements warning

Green Tea and Garcinia Cambogia supplements warning

It is wise to not become too complacent when taking all forms of dietary supplements. Even naturally based supplements can have unintended – and as detailed here, deadly consequences. The person mentioned in this news report was taking a weight loss product that contained concentrated green tea extract, as well as Garcinia Cambogia. A severe […]

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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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Metrogel

Galderma CareConnect Savings Card

Galderma CareConnect Savings Card

A little known program from Galderma may offer access to expensive rosacea treatments for many currently unaware rosacea sufferers. Galderma CareConnect offers rebates, for insured and fully uninsured rosacea sufferers for prescription treatments well known to rosacea sufferers; – Oracea, Mirvaso, Soolantra and Metrogel. The program is being promoted as being offered by `any US […]

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Soolantra more expensive than Finacea, but better, apparently

Soolantra more expensive than Finacea, but better, apparently

A study has been released that headlines a result that even though Soolantra costs more than Finacea, overall it is actually cheaper than Finacea. The study uses a complicated formula to deduce that even though Soolantra sells for more per tube than Finacea, the overall cost versus the benefit you receive shows that Soolantra is […]

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Soolantra better than Metrogel at long term remission

Soolantra better than Metrogel at long term remission

This just-published study finds that once your rosacea is under control, Soolantra once a day will likely do a better job at keeping papules and pustules at bay compared to Metrogel 0.75% twice per day. Why not Metrogel 1%? Interestingly this study did not compare Soolantra against Metrogel 1%, but Metrogel 0.75%. The leaves us […]

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Finacea vs. Metrogel and Mirvaso–Fight!

Finacea vs. Metrogel and Mirvaso–Fight!

A recently listed Clinical Trial aims to recruit rosacea sufferers to find out how well they are getting on with their usage of Finacea, Metrogel and Mirvaso. The trial outcomes are several, but include the recording of adverse reactions to treatments, patient satisfaction and likelihood of switching rosacea treatment. The trial is being sponsored by […]

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Large Trial for Metrogel 1% Competitor

Written by on March 27, 2015 in clinical trials, Metrogel 1%, prescriptions with 0 Comments

A clinical research company has posted a large clinical trial to compare a Metronidazole 1% Gel to Galderma’s Metrogel 1%. The multi center trial is looking for 947 participants across the US. The manufacturer of the comparison Metronidazole 1% Gel is not mentioned, but a reasonable guess would be Metronidazole Gel from Sandoz. Generic Metronidazole […]

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Fact Sheets

How to diagnose Rosacea has radically changed

How to diagnose Rosacea has radically changed

Written by on November 22, 2016 in in the news, Rosacea Fact Sheets, symptoms with 4 Comments

A recent meeting of dermatologists and ophthalmologists has made a significant change to what constitutes a diagnosis of rosacea. This change will likely reframe many discussions on how practitioners come to make a diagnosis of rosacea. Also, given the internet age and easy access for patients to disease information, these changes will also affect how […]

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What is the difference between acne and rosacea?

What is the difference between acne and rosacea?

Many of us come to rosacea after thinking that we might have symptoms that look like an adult form of acne. I know I thought for several years that I was becoming a teenager again with red lump and bumps that sure felt like acne. Acne is thought to be related to the overgrowth of […]

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How to Make your Doctor a Rosacea Expert

How to Make your Doctor a Rosacea Expert

Do you sometimes feel that you are better read than your doctor when it comes to rosacea? Well this might be the case, especially when you consider that there are so many medical conditions for your doctor to consider, and the generally easily available medical information available on the internet. Of course the quality of […]

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Soolantra listed at $275 a tube

Soolantra listed at $275 a tube

A recently published paper that seeks to compare the long term, shall we say, `total cost’ of Soolantra, Finacea and Metrogel 0.75%, has given us a window into official listed prices for these prescription items. The following table is from this paper – Cost-Effectiveness of Ivermectin 1% Cream in Adults with Papulopustular Rosacea in the United […]

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Do I have Rosacea? – Questionnaire to answer definitively yes or no

Do I have Rosacea? – Questionnaire to answer definitively yes or no

Written by on February 10, 2016 in Rosacea Fact Sheets, What Causes Rosacea? with 0 Comments

A very interesting paper has just been published that details a new questionnaire and `screening algorithm’ that has achieved a very high success in diagnosing rosacea. Currently there is no generally recognised way to screen people as either suffering from rosacea or not. This newly proposed screening instrument looks to be a convenient way to […]

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User Reviews

Rhofade User Reviews

Rhofade User Reviews

Allergan’s Oxymetazoline based cream, Rhofade (oxymetazoline hydrochloride cream 1%) – for the treatment of the redness of rosacea is now generally available. Does it work to effectively and safely reduce the redness of rosacea? You have come to the right page to find out. Some Oxymetazoline History For rosacea sufferers it has been a long […]

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Cetaphil Redness Relieving – Daily Facial Moisturizer Reviews

Cetaphil Redness Relieving – Daily Facial Moisturizer Reviews

Galderma are continuing to build out their rosacea portfolio, this time with a new series of anti-redness products in their Cetaphil range. We know that Galderma sees a future in the cosmetic realm, as well as pursuing the prescription treatment market. Cetainly Galderma see their Cetaphil range as a premium product, capable of generating profit […]

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Elta MD UV Clear Sunscreen SPF46

Elta MD UV Clear Sunscreen SPF46

A reader of Rosacea News sent me an interesting looking tip for a sunscreen that could be a good option for rosacea sufferers. This zinc oxide and octinoxate based sunscreen is available in a tinted and untinted formulation. The sunscreen is promoted as a product that “helps calm and protect sensitive skin types prone to […]

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Paula’s Choice Calm Redness Relief Reviews

Paula’s Choice Calm Redness Relief Reviews

Often quoted as an expert in the formulations of skin care products, Paula Begoin is a well known figure. Now with the introduction of a range of products that bear the name Paula’s Choice, rosacea sufferers will get to see whether all the expertise garnered from critiquing other manufacturer’s products can translate into excellence from […]

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Soolantra User Reviews

Soolantra User Reviews

Even though Soolantra has only just been approved as a treatment for rosacea, and won’t be available for a couple of months, can we get any idea of how well it might work ? Thankfully the answer is yes. With credit to those who have been part of the extensive trials for Galderma’s code-named CD5024 […]

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Moisturizers

Cetaphil Redness Relieving – Daily Facial Moisturizer Reviews

Cetaphil Redness Relieving – Daily Facial Moisturizer Reviews

Galderma are continuing to build out their rosacea portfolio, this time with a new series of anti-redness products in their Cetaphil range. We know that Galderma sees a future in the cosmetic realm, as well as pursuing the prescription treatment market. Cetainly Galderma see their Cetaphil range as a premium product, capable of generating profit […]

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Rosacea is itchier, drier and redder than acne

Rosacea is itchier, drier and redder than acne

This paper published in the Pakistan Journal of Medical Sciences is confirming one of the things what we know about rosacea – that it differs from acne in a few important ways. Rosacea sufferers have an impaired epidermal barrier function that leads to rosacea-specific symptoms of erythema, itchiness, dryness and burning. The water and lipid […]

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Paula’s Choice Calm Redness Relief Reviews

Paula’s Choice Calm Redness Relief Reviews

Often quoted as an expert in the formulations of skin care products, Paula Begoin is a well known figure. Now with the introduction of a range of products that bear the name Paula’s Choice, rosacea sufferers will get to see whether all the expertise garnered from critiquing other manufacturer’s products can translate into excellence from […]

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How to survive Rosacea in Winter

How to survive Rosacea in Winter

An article today put together by University of Utah Health Care’s Department of Dermatology gives some simple tips for how to survive rosacea in winter. The advice centres around remember sunscreen avoid hot drinks don’t keep too warm moisturize humidify and hydrate Avoid Triggers and moisturize – We can do better These sorts of lists are […]

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Soolantra Cream is based on Cetaphil Moisturizing Cream

Soolantra Cream is based on Cetaphil Moisturizing Cream

In the media materials released when Soolantra was announced, Galderma told us that Soolantra is based on their Cetaphil Moisturizing Cream. Soolantra Media Release Soolantra (ivermectin) Cream, 1% is a new, antibiotic-free, prescription topical treatment for the bumps and pimples of rosacea. Soolantra Cream may provide visible results as early as week two. Cetaphil Moisturizing […]

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Cleansers

Micellar Water: Cleansing without rinsing

Micellar Water: Cleansing without rinsing

Written by on January 27, 2016 in cetaphil, Cleansing Rosacea Skin, Rosacea Skin Care with 4 Comments

The idea of cleansing without using water, or at least not rinsing with water is not a new, but one that might be worth considering if you suffer from rosacea. If you are finding it difficult to use a regular water based cleanser, or perhaps you are at your wits end with sensitive skin that […]

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Cetaphil Gentle Skin Cleansing Wipes, no rinsing needed

Cetaphil Gentle Skin Cleansing Wipes, no rinsing needed

I feel like a bit of a Galderma PR machine at the moment, but Galderma do seem to be doing a lot. Maybe this product is yet another step in Galderma’s quest  to own the Rosacea Market. So coming soon is a moist cloth version of Cetaphil Gentle Skin Cleanser. Have you ever wished that […]

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NeoStrata Facial Cleanser and Ultra Moisturizing Face Cream

NeoStrata Facial Cleanser and Ultra Moisturizing Face Cream

Rosacea sufferers are always on the lookup for suitable cleansers and moisturizers. One of the pearls in finding relief from rosacea symptoms is that finding a supporting and gentle cleansing and moisturizing (and protective) regime is important. A recent paper by Dr. Patricia Farris, Skin Care Based on Science: Improving Outcomes in Rosacea, tells us […]

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Syndets and Lipid Free Cleansers, What Are They? Do They Work?

Syndets and Lipid Free Cleansers, What Are They? Do They Work?

You may have come across the term Syndet or `Lipid Free Cleanser’ when researching mild cleansers. What are they, and am I missing something by not having them in my daily regime? What is a Syndet? Well the term means `Synthetic Detergent’ and is an attempt to create a cleanser that is suitable for the […]

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AAD: How to Wash Your Face

The American Academy of Dermatology has published some face-washing tips. Washing your face may seem like such a simple activity that highlighting it may feel unnecessary. For rosacea sufferers though, we know that a gentle skin care regime is important. Starting your rosacea-beating regime with an irritating cleanse is simply going to make your skin […]

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Demodex Mites

Soolantra is both anti-inflammatory and anti-demodex

Soolantra is both anti-inflammatory and anti-demodex

This paper is exploring the reasons for Soolantra’s success in treating the lumps and bumps of rosacea; its dual method of action – both as an antiparasitic and anti-inflammatory. The research was able to show that along with the improvement in rosacea symptoms, trialists had a significant reduction in the amount of demodex mites present […]

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Demodex may prolong and intensify ocular rosacea

Demodex may prolong and intensify ocular rosacea

Written by on March 11, 2016 in Demodex Mites, eyelid care, Ocular Rosacea, research with 0 Comments

An edition of a clinical newspaper for optometrists – Helio.com/optometry’s Primary Care Optometry News features an article on the relationship between demodex infestation and ocular rosacea symptoms. The web site appears to have broken formatting, so is difficult to read, but here are some extracts you may find interesting. We know that the 3 main […]

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Demodex Mites are as old a human origins

Demodex Mites are as old a human origins

Written by on January 25, 2016 in Demodex Mites, research with 0 Comments

Lots of press coverage in the last couple of weeks about some startling discoveries borne out of mtDNA analysis of demodex mites in 80 subjects. The discovery uncovered by this research is that the genetic type of mite variety seems to be exclusively passed from parent to child in much the same way as DNA […]

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Demodex Mites are hard to study

Demodex Mites are hard to study

Written by on January 5, 2016 in Demodex Mites, What Causes Rosacea? with 0 Comments

Here we have one of the leading demodex and rosacea researchers explaining why demodex mites are might hard to study. The researchers are highlighting 4 main reasons that studying demodex mites is hard ; finding them, extracting them photographing them alive, keeping them alive while studying them and proving a human immune response to the […]

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New York Times highlights genetics and demodex bacteria

Written by on December 7, 2015 in Demodex Mites, in the news, Is Rosacea Genetic?, research with 0 Comments

The Well blog on the New York Times mentions some very recent developments in the world of rosacea. It is great to see recent rosacea and genetics research and demodex bacteria research get a mention in a publication like the New York Times. Ask Well: A Cure for Rosacea? By RONI CARYN RABIN, DECEMBER 3, 2015 What […]

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