Green Tea Extract may benefit rosacea

Written by on August 31, 2005 in green tea, Natural Treatments, Rosacea Topicals with 2 Comments

Extract from Medscape Medical News from WebMD

In a small study 75% funded by Syed Skincare, patients with papulopustular rosacea treated with a cream containing 2% polyphenone (green tea extract) experienced a significant reduction in lesion count compared with patients applying vehicle cream.

Women randomized to the green tea extract cream had a 70% improvement in rosacea compared with women in the vehicle cream group, said Tanweer Syed, MD, PhD, an associate professor of dermatology at the University of California at San Francisco.

Dr. Syed developed the polyphenone cream.

The cream not only has been shown to improve rosacea, but green tea extract also has natural anti-aging and anti-acne properties as well as a sun protection factor (SPF) of 50, Dr. Syed claimed. “The green tea has a soothing quality that helps the redness.”

The findings are from a small study. Larger studies with multiple investigators will be required to confirm the results.

[Update:] please be aware the Dr. Syed has been charged for posing as a doctor.

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2 Reader Comments

  1. mary lilak says:

    The green tea extract polyphenol published has been the preparation and the only preparation that not only relieved my skin condition ,I requested it, to be sent to me after I read the research article. Iwish to have it sent again .No other preparation works. Please inform me , as to how I can continue to obtain this remarkable product again. Awaiting your reply. Thank you, Mary Elizabeth Lilak

  2. Hi Mary,

    If you ordered the Syed cream then sorry, but that cream contained steroids without saying so. Also the creator of the cream has been charged with pretending to be a doctor.


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