Recent Rosacea Blog Posts

You are not alone – brave #RosaceaNoFilter sufferers post selfies online

The annual rosacea awareness month is underway. Most of what happens during the month is barely worth highlighting, but this is different. Rosacea sufferers have been encouraged to post a makeup free, instagram filter free picture of their symptoms. The photos have been posted under the hashtag #RosaceaNoFilter. Here are some pictures of fellow rosacea […]

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Mysterious SPF 30 Sunscreen good for rosacea redness and dryness

A mysterious tinted sunscreen has been evaluated as part of a rosacea regime and been shown to be of benefit to rosacea sufferers. So what exactly is this tinted daily SPF30 sunscreen that warranted Galderma to sponsor publication in the Journal of Cosmetic Dermatology? The article doesn’t say, but some important clues can be found. […]

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Soolantra + Oracea faster together

Selling you two rosacea prescription rather than one. Sounds like the holy grail for someone with a portfolio of rosacea treatments. Of course `they’ are Galderma, and some recent publicity around a combination trial suggests that two may well be better than one. So, should you line up for two helpings of Galderma’s rosacea regime? […]

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Self medicating with Duramectin instead of Soolantra

  Is it safe to medicate yourself with prescription-similar treatments that you find on the internet? This is a critical question especially for rosacea sufferers who cannot afford full price rosacea prescriptions. How about if you wanted to try the active ingredient in Soolantra, cannot afford it and wanted to try a seemingly similar product […]

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Turmeric polyherbal formulation helps a red face

A paper just published in the Journal of Integrative Medicine has highlighted some preliminary research into the effectiveness of a Turmeric herbal formulation as a dietary supplement used to treat facial redness. More specifically, the research found that “turmeric-containing polyherbal combination” did better than plain Turmeric and also placebo in reducing the red face of rosacea. […]

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Novoxel’s Tixel breaks the skin, botox breaks the flushing

Here is a new (ok novel if you have to use that term) treatment for the most difficult to treat redness and flushing of rosacea. Researchers used a thermomechanical device to break holes into the surface of the skin, and topical botox to treat the most severe redness and flusing of rosacea. How does it work […]

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Glenmark to sell Generic Finacea

News today that Glenmark Pharmaceutiacals has received approval from the FDA to manufacture a generic form of Azelaic Acid Gel 15% (marketed under the name Finacea). There has been quite a bit of business activity related to Finacea in the last year. Indeed back in 2013 we learnt that Bayer HealthCare the makers of Finacea, […]

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Rhofade for bags under your eyes

It is true that there may be significant benefits available to rosacea sufferers from using prescription products off-label. Some well know off-label treatments for rosacea include accutane, macrolides, oral ivermectin and beta-blockers. But how about using something like Rhofade for essentially a cosmetic condition though? Is this something safe and worthwhile? Well Dr. Allenby for […]

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Coffee and caffeine reduce the risk of rosacea

Researchers studying a large group of rosacea sufferers and non-rosacea sufferers have discovered that there is a link between caffeinated coffee intake and a reduction in the incidence of rosacea. Could your daily visit to your coffee shop be relieving your rosacea symptoms? Read on to find out what the study actually discovered. Quick Summary […]

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Aclaris are the new owners of Rhofade

News today that the previous owners of the intellectual property that spawned the product we know as Rhofade, have purchased the rights to buy it back from Allergan. So those responsible for creating the company that originally created the oxymetazoline based topical, and then sold it to Allergan in 2011 are now purchasing the product […]

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Mirvaso

UK Health Regulator warns about Mirvaso and cardiovascular effects

UK Health Regulator warns about Mirvaso and cardiovascular effects

Written by on August 8, 2018 in Mirvaso Gel (Brimonidine 0.33%) with 0 Comments

  The regulator of healthcare products in the UK has issued a Drug Safety Update related to the topical treatment for the red face of rosacea – Mirvaso. This update was issued in June 2017 and seems to have gone largely unnoticed by rosacea sufferers online. Here is why it has been issued, and what […]

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Rhofade vs. Mirvaso – trial them before you leave the surgery

Rhofade vs. Mirvaso – trial them before you leave the surgery

  When faced with the prospect of paying $570 for a 30gm tube of Rhofade or $494 for a 30gm tube of Mirvaso, these authors suggest that you can save 15% straight up by asking to compare them before you even leave the doctor’s surgery. The 15% saving comes from going away being happy that […]

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Mirvaso + Dysport being trialed together

Mirvaso + Dysport being trialed together

A clinical trial has been listed proposing the combination of Mirvaso and Dysport (the Galderma owned Botox-like product) to treat the redness and flushing of rosacea. So if you have ever wondered whether botox and Mirvaso might work well together, this trial is for you. The trial will examine how well the combination of Mirvaso […]

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Severe rosacea treated with Accutane, Prednisolone, Azithromycin, Mirvaso, and Metrogel

Severe rosacea treated with Accutane, Prednisolone, Azithromycin, Mirvaso, and Metrogel

This paper from Drugs R&D, details an extensive treatment regimen undertaken to deal with a patient with a severe case of rosacea. Click the photo above for a larger view of their symptoms and how they improved over time. Note that only one side of their face was treated with Mirvaso in the hours before […]

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Mirvaso and Rhofade are very different indeed

Mirvaso and Rhofade are very different indeed

Some laboratory based research has for the first time given us a highly detailed view of the method of action of 2 recently approved treatments for the redness of rosacea. The two treatments, brimonidine based Mirvaso, and oxymetazoline based Rhofade have been shown by this research to differ in their method of action. Although brimonidine […]

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Soolantra

Soolantra + Oracea faster together

Soolantra + Oracea faster together

Selling you two rosacea prescription rather than one. Sounds like the holy grail for someone with a portfolio of rosacea treatments. Of course `they’ are Galderma, and some recent publicity around a combination trial suggests that two may well be better than one. So, should you line up for two helpings of Galderma’s rosacea regime? […]

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Self medicating with Duramectin instead of Soolantra

Self medicating with Duramectin instead of Soolantra

  Is it safe to medicate yourself with prescription-similar treatments that you find on the internet? This is a critical question especially for rosacea sufferers who cannot afford full price rosacea prescriptions. How about if you wanted to try the active ingredient in Soolantra, cannot afford it and wanted to try a seemingly similar product […]

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Will we see a Tea Tree Oil Rosacea Topical?

Will we see a Tea Tree Oil Rosacea Topical?

  Given that the Ivermectin-based topical Soolantra has emerged as a viable topical treatment for the papules and pustules of rosacea, might rosacea sufferers expect to see a tea tree oil based topical in the future? One of the claimed methods of action of Ivermectin is common to tea tree oil – namely the eradication […]

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Soolantra for Ocular Rosacea

Soolantra for Ocular Rosacea

  This just published article is describing some clinical work has been concluded that proposes using topical Ivermectin (Soolantra) to treat ocular rosacea. Soolantra so far has only been approved as a treatment for the papules and pustules of rosacea. Soolantra is thought to be effective against rosacea because of its anti-demodex and anti-inflammatory properties. […]

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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 2 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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Oracea

Soolantra + Oracea faster together

Soolantra + Oracea faster together

Selling you two rosacea prescription rather than one. Sounds like the holy grail for someone with a portfolio of rosacea treatments. Of course `they’ are Galderma, and some recent publicity around a combination trial suggests that two may well be better than one. So, should you line up for two helpings of Galderma’s rosacea regime? […]

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Generic Oracea – sadly just not going to happen

Generic Oracea – sadly just not going to happen

A recent ruling from a Delaware Federal judge has confirmed that Galderma’s patent protection covering Oracea is secure, and confirming that generic Oracea is just not going to happen. This most recent ruling found that Amneal Pharmaceuticals’s attempt to create a generic version of the once-daily low dose doxycycline treatment infringes 5 of Galderma’s US […]

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Severe rosacea treated with Accutane, Prednisolone, Azithromycin, Mirvaso, and Metrogel

Severe rosacea treated with Accutane, Prednisolone, Azithromycin, Mirvaso, and Metrogel

This paper from Drugs R&D, details an extensive treatment regimen undertaken to deal with a patient with a severe case of rosacea. Click the photo above for a larger view of their symptoms and how they improved over time. Note that only one side of their face was treated with Mirvaso in the hours before […]

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Best Practices for Treating Rosacea

Best Practices for Treating Rosacea

This paper, a sponsored supplement in the DermatologyTimes is detailing the latest and greatest treatments for rosacea. Drs. Baldwin, Bhatia, Del Rosso, Stein-Gold, and Webster are asked a series of questions relating to their clinical experience in treating rosacea. Best Practices in the Treatment of Rosacea In this Dermatology Times supplement, a group of experts in […]

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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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Natural Treatments

Turmeric polyherbal formulation helps a red face

Turmeric polyherbal formulation helps a red face

A paper just published in the Journal of Integrative Medicine has highlighted some preliminary research into the effectiveness of a Turmeric herbal formulation as a dietary supplement used to treat facial redness. More specifically, the research found that “turmeric-containing polyherbal combination” did better than plain Turmeric and also placebo in reducing the red face of rosacea. […]

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Coffee and caffeine reduce the risk of rosacea

Coffee and caffeine reduce the risk of rosacea

Researchers studying a large group of rosacea sufferers and non-rosacea sufferers have discovered that there is a link between caffeinated coffee intake and a reduction in the incidence of rosacea. Could your daily visit to your coffee shop be relieving your rosacea symptoms? Read on to find out what the study actually discovered. Quick Summary […]

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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 5 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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Rhofade

Rhofade for bags under your eyes

Rhofade for bags under your eyes

It is true that there may be significant benefits available to rosacea sufferers from using prescription products off-label. Some well know off-label treatments for rosacea include accutane, macrolides, oral ivermectin and beta-blockers. But how about using something like Rhofade for essentially a cosmetic condition though? Is this something safe and worthwhile? Well Dr. Allenby for […]

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Aclaris are the new owners of Rhofade

Aclaris are the new owners of Rhofade

News today that the previous owners of the intellectual property that spawned the product we know as Rhofade, have purchased the rights to buy it back from Allergan. So those responsible for creating the company that originally created the oxymetazoline based topical, and then sold it to Allergan in 2011 are now purchasing the product […]

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Rhofade good for at least a year and gentler than Mirvaso

Rhofade good for at least a year and gentler than Mirvaso

If you decide to try Allergan’s topical for redness – Rhofade, is it likely to work for you, and how long should you expect it to continue to work for you? Well, a year long study of users of Rhofade has found that the vast majority continued to enjoy ongoing significant relief from their facial […]

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Rhofade vs. Mirvaso – trial them before you leave the surgery

Rhofade vs. Mirvaso – trial them before you leave the surgery

  When faced with the prospect of paying $570 for a 30gm tube of Rhofade or $494 for a 30gm tube of Mirvaso, these authors suggest that you can save 15% straight up by asking to compare them before you even leave the doctor’s surgery. The 15% saving comes from going away being happy that […]

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Mirvaso and Rhofade are very different indeed

Mirvaso and Rhofade are very different indeed

Some laboratory based research has for the first time given us a highly detailed view of the method of action of 2 recently approved treatments for the redness of rosacea. The two treatments, brimonidine based Mirvaso, and oxymetazoline based Rhofade have been shown by this research to differ in their method of action. Although brimonidine […]

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Fact Sheets

Rosacea Phenotype Report Card – track with your doctor

Rosacea Phenotype Report Card – track with your doctor

  So you have heard something about the new phenotype approach to treating roscea. Doctors are hoping that this new approach will lead to better treatment outcomes for all rosacea sufferers. Find out what here you need to know about rosacea phenotypes, and also how you can use a simple report card to work together […]

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Best Practices for Treating Rosacea

Best Practices for Treating Rosacea

This paper, a sponsored supplement in the DermatologyTimes is detailing the latest and greatest treatments for rosacea. Drs. Baldwin, Bhatia, Del Rosso, Stein-Gold, and Webster are asked a series of questions relating to their clinical experience in treating rosacea. Best Practices in the Treatment of Rosacea In this Dermatology Times supplement, a group of experts in […]

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5 Expert Tips for treating rosacea

5 Expert Tips for treating rosacea

Written by on April 4, 2018 in Rosacea Fact Sheets with 2 Comments

Thanks to an educational supplement in DermatologyTimes, we have access to 5 expert rosacea tips, or as they are called “treatment pearls”. Make sure to treat the skin barrier before initiating drug treatment. Patients need to avoid the use of alcohol-based products, as well as harmful soaps or toners, and focus on appropriate use of […]

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How to diagnose Rosacea has radically changed (Phenotypes are now in)

How to diagnose Rosacea has radically changed (Phenotypes are now in)

Written by on November 22, 2016 in in the news, Rosacea Fact Sheets, Rosacea Symptoms with 6 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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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 for your rosacea. What are theses modern cleansing marvels, and what are you missing by not having them in your daily regime? What is a Syndet? Well the term means `Synthetic Detergent’ and is an attempt to create a […]

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AAD: How to Wash Your Face

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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