Recent Rosacea Blog Posts

Burt’s Bees regimen takes on the Cetaphil skincare range

  A trial supervised by Dr. Draelos, will see Burt’s Bees sensitive range take on Galderma’s powerhouse Cetaphil brand. After 4 weeks of daily usage, trialists will decide whether Cetaphil or Burt’s Bees are just as good as each other at forming a suitable skincare regime to supplement rosacea prescription treatments. What is Burt’s Bees? […]

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Trump uses Soolantra for his rosacea

President Trump’s mandatory physical exam has been concluded and the results made public. We knew already that Trump has rosacea and was likely taking Oracea, but now we have confirmation that he is apparently instead, using Soolantra. White House doctor says President Trump is in “excellent” health Last Updated Jan 16, 2018 6:20 PM EST […]

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Hovione Trialing topical HY01 Minocycline Gel

In a crowded rosacea topical market, Hovione is trialing a new topical antibiotic formulation – 1% vs. 3% minocycline gel. HY01 is said to be based on a “proprietary formulation of crystalline minocycline base and oil-based excipients.” In the topical anti-papule and pustule market, this new formulation of Minocycline is up against the industry heavyweights […]

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Rhofade wins Allure’s `Breakthrough Product’ Award

Rhofade has achieved some publicity through an award from Allure, the well known beauty magazine brand. The award is called the Allure Beauty Breakthrough Award and was  given for `making great strides in educating media and consumers about ongoing facial redness due to rosacea’. Rhofade seems to be generally liked by rosacea sufferers – see Rhofade User Reviews […]

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Bye Bye Under Eye Launched the it Cosmetics Empire

  A recent article in Vanity Fair highlights Bye Bye Under Eye from It Cosmetics as the product that launched Jamie Kern Lima’s journey to create a billion dollar beauty brand. Of interest to roacea sufferers is that fact that Kern-Lima’s struggles with covering up her stubborn rosacea lead to the creation of the concealer, and this […]

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Prescriptions may be cheaper without insurance!

Add this to your list of weird things about healthcare, but the NY Times has an article today highlighting that in some cases you are better off not to use your medical insurance when filling a prescription. In particular the article notes that for one rosacea sufferer, her prescription of a “lotion called sulfacetamide sodium” […]

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Can a Vet be a good alternative to your Dermatologist?

In recent years rosacea sufferers have had reason to think that a Vet might have some insights into treatments that could benefit them. In particular the development of ivermectin based treatments like Soolantra have drawn many similarities with the treatments for mange in animals. Vets have been treating demodex infestations with topical and oral ivermectin […]

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Horizon Blue Cross drops Rhofade coverage

Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey has announced that they will not providing prescription cover for Rhofade, citing that facial redness is a cosmetic issue. Many rosacea sufferers will beg to differ, knowing full well that rosacea us much more than just a red face. Rosacea prescription prices are high, so no doubt […]

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Snail slime and bee glue – say what?

Just when you thought you had heard all of the crazy treatments out there for rosacea along comes another one – snail slime! Incredibly, yes. A patent application has surfaced that proposes to treat, and indeed cure rosacea – that contains snail slime, herbal tea and bee glue. Crazy Rosacea Treatments Over the years many […]

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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

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

Trump uses Soolantra for his rosacea

Trump uses Soolantra for his rosacea

Written by on January 17, 2018 in in the news, Soolantra (Ivermectin Cream 1%) with 0 Comments

President Trump’s mandatory physical exam has been concluded and the results made public. We knew already that Trump has rosacea and was likely taking Oracea, but now we have confirmation that he is apparently instead, using Soolantra. White House doctor says President Trump is in “excellent” health Last Updated Jan 16, 2018 6:20 PM EST […]

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Can a Vet be a good alternative to your Dermatologist?

Can a Vet be a good alternative to your Dermatologist?

In recent years rosacea sufferers have had reason to think that a Vet might have some insights into treatments that could benefit them. In particular the development of ivermectin based treatments like Soolantra have drawn many similarities with the treatments for mange in animals. Vets have been treating demodex infestations with topical and oral ivermectin […]

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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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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

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

Snail slime and bee glue – say what?

Snail slime and bee glue – say what?

Written by on November 1, 2017 in Natural Treatments, patents with 2 Comments

Just when you thought you had heard all of the crazy treatments out there for rosacea along comes another one – snail slime! Incredibly, yes. A patent application has surfaced that proposes to treat, and indeed cure rosacea – that contains snail slime, herbal tea and bee glue. Crazy Rosacea Treatments Over the years many […]

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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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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

Burt’s Bees regimen takes on the Cetaphil skincare range

Burt’s Bees regimen takes on the Cetaphil skincare range

  A trial supervised by Dr. Draelos, will see Burt’s Bees sensitive range take on Galderma’s powerhouse Cetaphil brand. After 4 weeks of daily usage, trialists will decide whether Cetaphil or Burt’s Bees are just as good as each other at forming a suitable skincare regime to supplement rosacea prescription treatments. What is Burt’s Bees? […]

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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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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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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 5 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

Can a Vet be a good alternative to your Dermatologist?

Can a Vet be a good alternative to your Dermatologist?

In recent years rosacea sufferers have had reason to think that a Vet might have some insights into treatments that could benefit them. In particular the development of ivermectin based treatments like Soolantra have drawn many similarities with the treatments for mange in animals. Vets have been treating demodex infestations with topical and oral ivermectin […]

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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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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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