Recent Rosacea Blog Posts

It started with uncomfortable contact lenses

This account of a struggle with getting diagnosed and then dealing with ocular rosacea is worth a read. The struggle is ongoing and we wish you all the best Darelle. Ocular Rosacea Is A Real Thing, And It Sucks My struggle with ocular rosacea began 18 months ago, when I first noticed some discomfort with […]

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Epsolay gets boost from Galderma deal

The yet to be approved `encapsulated’ Benzoyl Peroxide 5% Cream known as Epsolay has received a huge promotional boost after the rosacea heavyweight Galderma announced a 5 year exclusive license for the US market. Having the backing of a significant licensing deal from Galderma behind them is good news for the owners of Epsolay. The […]

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Teva Generics announces Generic Soolantra

Teva Generics has announced that they are now selling a generic version of Soolantra, branded as Ivermectin Cream 1%. This generic formulation of Ivermectin is indicated for the treatment of inflammatory lesions of rosacea – that is the papules and pustules common to rosacea sufferers. Teva Announces the U.S. Launch of its Generic Version of […]

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Soolantra on eyelids for ocular rosacea?

The following article was written by Eric Schmid. Feel free to leave your thoughts in the comments below. This topic was also covered by Rosacea News in 2018 – Soolantra for Ocular Rosacea Is Soolantra, spread on eye lids, a good therapy for dry eye, blepharitis, or ocular rosacea? There is a well-known therapy for […]

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Oracea prescriptions grew 110% over 3 years

An interesting graphic emerged from a recent presentation from Menlo Therapeutics, the owners of the recently approved rosacea treatment Zilxi. Menlo quote from statistics showing the typical growth of rosacea prescription sales 1 year and 3 years after a product is approved. Oracea Sales Increasing Here you can see that Oracea is the stand out […]

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Zilxi good for rosacea for at least a year

A just-published article in the Journal of Clinical & Aesthetic Dermatology confirms that rosacea sufferers who are using Zilxi to treat their papules and pustules can safely continue treatment for at least a year. Further, users can expect the benefit in terms of lesion reduction and satisfaction to increase as the year progresses. This is […]

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Zilxi User Reviews

The recently approved Zilxi, is a minocycline based topical treatment for the papules and pustules of rosacea. Zilxi contains 1.5% minocycline, in a foam formulation and is applied to the face once per day. How does Zilxi work? Officially the way that the topical minocycline formulation of Zilxi improves the papules and pustules of rosacea […]

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Zilxi Coupon – pay just $35

If you have commercial health insurance, but that insurance does not cover the full cost of your prescription for Zilxi, then this coupon will enable you to pay as little as $35 to fill the prescription. Unfortunately if you getting access to Zilxi via a state or federal funded healthcare program (Medicare, Medigap, Medicaid, TRICARE […]

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Face Masks can aggravate your rosacea

Unsurprisingly a documented case of a health worker with an aggravated incidence of rosacea due to the continued use of personal protective equipment has been published. For many rosacea sufferers around the world that are required to wear PPE for work purposes this may be a real issue. Indeed in many countries a face mask […]

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Zilxi to launch at $485 for 30gm canister

The publicity around the launch for Zilxi, the new 1.5% topical minocycline based treatment for rosacea contains confirmation that the list price for a 30gm prescription will be $485. Now known as VYNE Therapeutics, the makers of Zilxi are preparing to make their recently FDA approved treatment for the papules and pustules of rosacea available […]

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Mirvaso

Get ready for Mirvaso Foam

Get ready for Mirvaso Foam

A patent application has emerged that suggests that Galderma might have their eye a future version of Mirvaso in a foam formulation. Read below for some clues as to why we shouldn’t be surprised to see Mirvaso Foam as a future product. NO-RINSE CHEMICAL FOAM CONTAINING BRIMONIDINE, AND USE THEREOF IN THE TREATMENT OF ROSACEA US […]

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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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Soolantra

Teva Generics announces Generic Soolantra

Teva Generics announces Generic Soolantra

Teva Generics has announced that they are now selling a generic version of Soolantra, branded as Ivermectin Cream 1%. This generic formulation of Ivermectin is indicated for the treatment of inflammatory lesions of rosacea – that is the papules and pustules common to rosacea sufferers. Teva Announces the U.S. Launch of its Generic Version of […]

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Soolantra on eyelids for ocular rosacea?

Soolantra on eyelids for ocular rosacea?

The following article was written by Eric Schmid. Feel free to leave your thoughts in the comments below. This topic was also covered by Rosacea News in 2018 – Soolantra for Ocular Rosacea Is Soolantra, spread on eye lids, a good therapy for dry eye, blepharitis, or ocular rosacea? There is a well-known therapy for […]

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Ivermectin stops coronavirus growing

Ivermectin stops coronavirus growing

Our good friend Ivermectin is in the news again, this time related to the topic on everyone’s lips – coronavirus. A just published article in Antiviral Research, described here in Warning issued as researchers reveal another potential treatment for coronavirus details that Ivermectin has been found to be effective again coronavirus in the laboratory. Previously […]

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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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Oracea

Oracea prescriptions grew 110% over 3 years

Oracea prescriptions grew 110% over 3 years

Written by on April 7, 2021 in Oracea (40mg doxycycline), prescriptions with 1 Comment

An interesting graphic emerged from a recent presentation from Menlo Therapeutics, the owners of the recently approved rosacea treatment Zilxi. Menlo quote from statistics showing the typical growth of rosacea prescription sales 1 year and 3 years after a product is approved. Oracea Sales Increasing Here you can see that Oracea is the stand out […]

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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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Natural Treatments

Mangosteen Herbal lotion good for acne

Mangosteen Herbal lotion good for acne

This study has found that a herbal compound containing an extract from mangosteen and 4 other herbs was effective in the treatment of mild to moderate acne. The study authors tell us that this herbal mixture significantly reduced the inflammatory and non-inflammatory acne lesions. This is good news for those who are keen on using […]

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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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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

Face Masks can aggravate your rosacea

Face Masks can aggravate your rosacea

Written by on December 16, 2020 in in the news, Rosacea Fact Sheets, Rosacea Symptoms with 6 Comments

Unsurprisingly a documented case of a health worker with an aggravated incidence of rosacea due to the continued use of personal protective equipment has been published. For many rosacea sufferers around the world that are required to wear PPE for work purposes this may be a real issue. Indeed in many countries a face mask […]

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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 4 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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User Reviews

Zilxi User Reviews

Zilxi User Reviews

The recently approved Zilxi, is a minocycline based topical treatment for the papules and pustules of rosacea. Zilxi contains 1.5% minocycline, in a foam formulation and is applied to the face once per day. How does Zilxi work? Officially the way that the topical minocycline formulation of Zilxi improves the papules and pustules of rosacea […]

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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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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 6 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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