Recent Rosacea Blog Posts

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

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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Book Review: Pathogenesis and Treatment of Acne and Rosacea

A new comprehensive hard cover text book covering acne and rosacea was recently published. This 768 page tome is aimed at dermatologists and other professionals. The publicity for this book reads; Pathogenesis and Treatment of Acne and Rosacea will be an indispensable reference for all physicians who care for patients with acne or rosacea and […]

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Zenavod 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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Eucerin AntiREDNESS Soothing Care with SymSitive and Lic A

A recent paper has highlighted the potential benefit of a new range of rosacea skincare that contain licochalcone A (Lic A) and an active called SymSitive. This new active ingredient being highlighted is 4-t-butylcyclohexanol, and is marketed under the name SymSitive. In a study that was undertaken by employees of Beiersdorf, a new addition to the Eucerin Redness Relief […]

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Micellar Water: Cleansing without rinsing

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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Demodex Mites are as old a human origins

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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Patent reveals possible Oracea successor

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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Ivermectin is a very useful drug indeed

Rosacea sufferers have become increasingly familiar with Ivermectin in recent years since the development of the rosacea treatment Soolantra. Clinical trials first came to rosacea sufferers’ notice in 2006 when trials started for CD5024 in Australia. The slow research and development process saw this active molecule formulated into a 1% cream, trialed extensively and then […]

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Mirvaso as indicator of sun damage redness

A novel clinical use for Mirvaso has been proposed by an article in the Australasian Journal of Dermatology. Researchers are suggesting that Mirvaso can been used to differentiate between the redness associated with rosacea and the redness of sun damaged skin. If the redness improves after application of Mirvaso then sun damage can be eliminated […]

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NRS: 2015 was a banner year for Rosacea

According to a recent posting at the NRS blog, 2015 was a banner year for rosacea. This claim was based on ; demodex research came into sharper focus. genetic research sun damage research links to other diseases found Genetic Breakthrough I found the genetic research into rosacea the most encouraging research finding in 2015. Genetics […]

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Mirvaso

Mirvaso as indicator of sun damage redness

Mirvaso as indicator of sun damage redness

A novel clinical use for Mirvaso has been proposed by an article in the Australasian Journal of Dermatology. Researchers are suggesting that Mirvaso can been used to differentiate between the redness associated with rosacea and the redness of sun damaged skin. If the redness improves after application of Mirvaso then sun damage can be eliminated […]

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What a “sponsored” post looks like

What a “sponsored” post looks like

Bloggers sometimes write sponsored posts about a topic that they may or may not be interested in. If you have never seen what a sponsored post might look like, I have linked to one below. This post highlights Mirvaso and Soolantra, seeking to promote these products through the voice of a blogger and user of […]

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Mirvaso and Soolantra together like best buddies

Mirvaso and Soolantra together like best buddies

Galderma is proposing a Stage 4 trial of 188 participants to demonstrate the effectiveness of Mirvaso and Soolantra used together in treating the redness and papules and pustules of rosacea. The trial is looking for rosacea sufferers with between 15 and 70 papules and pustules and also a score of 3 or 4 in the Clinician’s […]

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Australia has the cheapest rosacea treatments in the world!

Australia has the cheapest rosacea treatments in the world!

Being a rosacea sufferer in Australia can be a depressing experience. It seems that the rest of the English speaking world get all the latest and greatest treatments years before we do here downunder. New treatments can take years to be approved in Australia. We Ozzies suffer from a bit of an insecurity complex because […]

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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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Soolantra

Ivermectin is a very useful drug indeed

Ivermectin is a very useful drug indeed

Written by on January 20, 2016 in Ivermectin, Soolantra (Ivermectin Cream 1%) with 4 Comments

Rosacea sufferers have become increasingly familiar with Ivermectin in recent years since the development of the rosacea treatment Soolantra. Clinical trials first came to rosacea sufferers’ notice in 2006 when trials started for CD5024 in Australia. The slow research and development process saw this active molecule formulated into a 1% cream, trialed extensively and then […]

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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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What a “sponsored” post looks like

What a “sponsored” post looks like

Bloggers sometimes write sponsored posts about a topic that they may or may not be interested in. If you have never seen what a sponsored post might look like, I have linked to one below. This post highlights Mirvaso and Soolantra, seeking to promote these products through the voice of a blogger and user of […]

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Mirvaso and Soolantra together like best buddies

Mirvaso and Soolantra together like best buddies

Galderma is proposing a Stage 4 trial of 188 participants to demonstrate the effectiveness of Mirvaso and Soolantra used together in treating the redness and papules and pustules of rosacea. The trial is looking for rosacea sufferers with between 15 and 70 papules and pustules and also a score of 3 or 4 in the Clinician’s […]

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Australia has the cheapest rosacea treatments in the world!

Australia has the cheapest rosacea treatments in the world!

Being a rosacea sufferer in Australia can be a depressing experience. It seems that the rest of the English speaking world get all the latest and greatest treatments years before we do here downunder. New treatments can take years to be approved in Australia. We Ozzies suffer from a bit of an insecurity complex because […]

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Oracea

Zenavod is the new Generic Oracea – sadly no

Zenavod is the new Generic Oracea – sadly no

Written by on February 2, 2016 in doxycycline, Oracea (40mg doxycycline), patents with 2 Comments

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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Oracea and Finacea prescription prices are increasing !

Oracea and Finacea prescription prices are increasing !

The JAMA Dermatology has just published a summary of the trend in prescription prices from 2009 to 2015. The news is not good. Overall the brand-name prescriptions increased in price FOUR FOLD during this period. Four national chain pharmacies in the West Palm Beach, Florida, area—specifically, Costco, CVS, Sam’s Club, and Walgreens—were initially surveyed in […]

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Its official–Mirvaso, Soolantra and Oracea make the grade as proven rosacea treatments

Its official–Mirvaso, Soolantra and Oracea make the grade as proven rosacea treatments

The just published update to the 2011 Cochrane review of interventions for rosacea has given its opinion on the last 4 years of published rosacea research. Previous Cochrane reviews on rosacea interventions have been published in 2004, 2005 and 2011. This review looked at 106 randomized clinical trials with 13,631 participants. Cochrane Review Results The […]

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Say goodbye to Generic Oracea

Say goodbye to Generic Oracea

Written by on December 11, 2014 in doxycycline, Galderma, Oracea (40mg doxycycline), patents with 3 Comments

A recent ruling from the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office has put the final nail in coffin of the hopes for the availability of Generic Oracea. Rosacea sufferers will need to wait until that late 2020’s until the current patents protecting Oracea expire. Concerted efforts from Amneal Pharmaceuticals and Mylan Inc. have both failed to […]

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Natural Treatments

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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Chia Seed Oil (Salvia hispanica) Also Kills Demodex Mites

Chia Seed Oil (Salvia hispanica) Also Kills Demodex Mites

Written by on August 28, 2015 in Demodex Mites, natural treatments, over the counter with 0 Comments

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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Honevo Kanuka Honey proven to help Rosacea Sufferers

Honevo Kanuka Honey proven to help Rosacea Sufferers

Written by on April 2, 2015 in Home Remedies, natural treatments, research with 88 Comments

A poster session at the just completed 2015 AAD Meeting in San Francisco has published some results that show a special formulation of Kanuka Honey is able to benefit rosacea sufferers. The information around this announcement tells us that a `large clinical trial has proved that Honevo, a medical grade kanuka honey formulation, developed by […]

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East Indian Sandalwood Oil in Benzac Acne Solutions

East Indian Sandalwood Oil in Benzac Acne Solutions

A local angle for an Australian commercial producer of East Indian Sandalwood Oil. West Australian based TFS is touting its supply of East Indian Sandalwood Oil to Galderma for use in the just released over the counter Benzac Acne Solutions product. TFS is said to be the world’s only supplier of pharmaceutical-grade sandalwood oil, and […]

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Cliradex T4O wipes for treating Eye Lash Mites

Cliradex T4O wipes for treating Eye Lash Mites

In mid 2012 we learned that a company called Tissue Tech was going to trial single use T4O wipes as a treatment for ocular demodex mites. Early last year Bio-Tissue Inc., the parent company of Tissue Tech announced the release of Cliradex. This new product is promoted as a tea tree oil based moist towelette […]

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Metrogel

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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Generic Metrogel Pump 1% from Sandoz

Generic Metrogel Pump 1% from Sandoz

Written by on October 7, 2014 in Metrogel 1%, patents, prescriptions with 3 Comments

Despite suggestions that Generic Metrogel is easily available in the US, there are scant reports online from users getting access to cheaper Metronidazole 1% treatments. In July this year Sandoz announced that they were selling a generic version of Metrogel 1%. The generic versions of metronidazole gel were previously restricted to 0.75% as the patent […]

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Ivermectin better than Metrogel 0.75% for papules and pustules

Ivermectin better than Metrogel 0.75% for papules and pustules

Written by on September 22, 2014 in Ivermectin, Metrogel 1%, papules & pustules, research with 1 Comment

Some just published research from the Ivermectin Phase III study group suggests that Ivermectin 1% cream once a day is better than Metronidazole 0.75% twice a day at treating the papules and pustules of rosacea. The British Journal of Dermatology paper tells us that although both Ivermectin and Metronidazole did lead to a reduction in […]

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Fact Sheets

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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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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AARS, The Best Rosacea Topicals

AARS, The Best Rosacea Topicals

Written by on January 20, 2014 in Rosacea Fact Sheets, Rosacea Topicals with 2 Comments

The American Acne & Rosacea Society have published another paper in their series looking at the state of the art in rosacea treatments. This part is dedicated to rosacea topicals, and how to use them to manage rosacea symptoms. The paper is described as reviewing “topical agents approved by the US Food and Drug Administration […]

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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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Rosacea Subtypes, How are they related?

Rosacea Subtypes, How are they related?

So we all know the official rosacea subtypes right  ? Erythematotelangiectatic, Papulopustular, Phymatous and Ocular rosacea (Lets ignore neurogenic rosacea for now). Well, are these 4 sub types related, and in what way? Will rosacea progress in severity and can your rosacea proceed between subtypes? If we are in a question asking mood, then why […]

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User Reviews

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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Dermalex Repair Rosacea and Couperose Cream Reviews

Dermalex Repair Rosacea and Couperose Cream Reviews

Looking more like a sunscreen with some herbal extracts Dermalex Repair has made a gentle entrance to the rosacea market in the UK. Described as a `treatment cream for Rosacea and Couperose’ Dermalex seems to be a mild and reasonably priced skincare cream. The product publicity includes the following grand sounding claims’ The patented Tri-solve® […]

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ONRELTEA User Reviews

ONRELTEA User Reviews

Galderma, for reasons unknown, decided to rebrand the newly FDA approved Mirvaso as ONRELTEA in Canada (yes they use all capitals in the brand name). This continues the tradition for Galderma of split North American branding; Oracea in the US is known as Efracea in Canada. There is already some history of user experiences of […]

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Skinceuticals Redness Neutralizer can help a red face

Skinceuticals Redness Neutralizer can help a red face

First hinted at 2 years ago at the 2012 AAD meeting in San Diego, a new topical from Skinceuticals is now available and is starting to accumulate some modest research suggesting that it is good for a red face. This paper published in the JDD suggests that using Skinceuticals Redness Neutralizer along with the regular […]

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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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Moisturizers

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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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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Bionect improves Rosacea Symptoms

Bionect improves Rosacea Symptoms

A recent paper in the Journal of Drugs in Dermatology suggests that Bionect may be helpful for the symptoms of rosacea. The study found that after 4 weeks the burning or stinging and dryness of rosacea was much improved, while papules and redness were also improved. What is Bionect? Bionect is a prescription only cream, […]

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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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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

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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Chia Seed Oil (Salvia hispanica) Also Kills Demodex Mites

Chia Seed Oil (Salvia hispanica) Also Kills Demodex Mites

Written by on August 28, 2015 in Demodex Mites, natural treatments, over the counter with 0 Comments

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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How microbes may cause Rosacea

How microbes may cause Rosacea

Written by on August 14, 2015 in Demodex Mites, What Causes Rosacea? with 1 Comment

There are several microbial agents that appear to have their fingers in the rosacea pie; Demodex folliculorum, Bacillus oleronius, Helicobacter pylori, Staphylococcus epidermidis, and Chlamydophila pneumoniae. A 2014 paper in the Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology attempts to put the potential microbiomes into perspective. This Galderma funded paper seeks to “propose an alternative […]

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