This package encourages rosacea sufferers to combine a tube of Finacea with CeraVe Hydrating Cleanser and/or CeraVe Moisturizing Lotion.
In theory this sounds like a good idea. Many rosacea sufferers have discovered that a gentle cleansing and moisturizing combination is a key part of their rosacea beating rosacea.
Official Web Site Comments
According to the official CeraVe web site, CeraVe is suitable for rosacea sufferers; “If you are taking a prescription medication for a skin condition, CeraVe Skin Care products are designed to enhance a medication’s therapeutic effect. That’s why many dermatologists recommend CeraVe Skin Care products as part of their therapeutic regimen. The gentle and moisturizing ingredients in CeraVe Skin Care products can also help offset the drying effects of certain prescription medications used to treat conditions such as eczema, psoriasis, acne, and rosacea.”
Further, the My Finacea web site claims the following benefits from using the CeraVe products.
Delivered with MVE technology.
CeraVe Skin Care products offer the unique Multivesicular Emulsion —MVE™— delivery technology. This patented system provides a controlled release of barrier-rebuilding protective ingredients that penetrate deep into the skin to hydrate and nourish, while locking in precious moisture.
So the manufacturers are convinced, then.
From Rosacea: No laughing matter, Dr. Bikowski stresses skin care to make sure the outer layer, called the stratum corneum, is healthy. “That stops water from leaving, the skin from drying out, and stops things like microbes from getting in, also irritants and allergens.” He advises the use of the over-the-counter cleanser, moisturizer lotion and/or moisturizer cream marketed under the name CeraVe. …
“There is nothing over the counter that is of any medical value for treating rosacea except for the skin products [CeraVe],” he said.
Hmmm, Dr. Bikowski sounds convinced too.
Paula Begoun seems to be generally happy with the CeraVe range;
“Hydrating Cleanser deserves serious consideration by anyone with normal to dry skin that’s also sensitive, including those dealing with rosacea. It is an exceptionally gentle, soothing cleanser that contains several ingredients that mimic the structure and function of healthy skin …”
“Moisturizing Lotion is the lotion version of the Moisturizing Cream, and other than having a lighter texture and smoother dry-down, the same formulary comments apply. The blend of glycerin, ceramides, cholesterol, and hyaluronic acid will help normal to dry skin look and feel very good …”
How To Use
Instructions that accompany Finacea Plus recommend that rosacea patients wash their skin with lukewarm water and CeraVe Hydrating Cleanser. This should be followed by an application of Finacea. Finally, it recommends applying CeraVe Moisturizing Lotion to the entire face.
What is the special offer ?
Well perhaps the package is slightly less than exciting. The prescription for Finacea Plus offers patients a $10 coupon towards the prescription cost of Finacea and a $2 coupon toward the purchase of either CeraVe Moisturizing Lotion or CeraVe Hydrating Cleanser. A fairly modest discount scheme indeed.
The coupon itself is available at the My Finacea web site.
For more information on Finacea itself, see the Rosacea Support Group page containing Finacea User Reviews.
Here are some comments from rosacea sufferers who have tried the CeraVe range of products;
Artist said: I had also started using Finacea, a topical medication for rosacea, while still using the Cerave (the last few days using it.) I distinctly remember that the Finacea was extremely irritating to my skin, as if my face were on FIRE, when combined with the Cerave. Cerave is known to release moisture throughout the day due to microbeads or some such technology. It also contains ceramides, so maybe that has something to do with it. Who knows. I think this kept re-activating the finacea or just did not combine well with it. I then switched from Cerave moisturizer to Vanicream Lite Lotion
Carol, Brooklyn, Ohio said: (They) mentioned CeraVe Hydrating Cleanser. I tried it and i hope coria labs never stop making it! In three days, my face looks like it did so long ago. I am in love with my skin on my face! I knew from the first night i used it. It was not greasy, it washed off very quick, no residue, no redness, no drying, no itching! I love it!!!!!! I have not had to use my acid mantle or clindamycin for the last three days! love it love it please please please do not stop making CeraVe hydrating cleanser.
DmanChicago said: This relatively unknown brand of cleanser has proven to be the best for my skin. I have moderate Rosacea-mainly the redness, bumps, pimples, and at times even cysts. I’m 47, I have tried literally every product out there and this is my pick. It is completely non-irritating, doesn’t dry my skin, and simply works to clean without the greasy feeling of Cetaphil.
Mikel said: Cerave Lotion is the only lotion I can use on my face, other than DML Lotion. Cerave is far more effective but DML works on the principle of less is more. I cant use the Cerave Cleanser though as my pores get clogged. Go Figure! I use the lotion as the cream is a bit heavy for my combo skin.
MelissaW said: I have a similar reaction to the Cerave cleanser interestingly enough. I find it breaks me out a bit. However I use both the Cerave lotion and cream successfully (so far) and find it very soothing and calming for my rosacea. I have dry skin though so that is probably why I can use the cream without any issues re clogging my pores.
CrabbyCathy said: Hold on to your socks, everyone. I think I have found a moisturizer I love, that beats my beloved Canvas Base Cream! In a matter of days, it has returned moisture to my skin, or at least helped my skin heal so that it can retain it’s own moisture, as nature intended. No more dry, itchy, stinging skin. I guess ceramides do work! I apply a dab to damp skin, concentrating on my cheeks, and dab the little bit left on my fingers onto my t-zone, where I don’t need as much.
OK, the discount offer is pretty modest, but do you think you’d like to try any of the CeraVe products ? Are the something you will want to keep as part of your daily regime ?
- Finacea Plus (get $2 off CeraVe and $10 off Finacea)
- finacea user reviews
- finacea is good for acne and hyper pigmentation as well
- adding `Licochalcone A’ to finacea and metrogel
- metrogel less irritating than finacea
- finacea available Over The Counter in Australia
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