New and Emerging Rosacea Topicals

Written by on December 8, 2015 in New Rosacea Treatments, Rosacea Topicals with 1 Comment

One of the things I like to achieve with Rosacea News is to surface new and emerging rosacea topicals – giving a view of the sorts of topicals that are around the corner and might offer innovative treatments.

One might sometimes feel that there isn’t much happening on behalf of us rosacea sufferers, but there is plenty being developed with us in mind as future customers.

So as 2015 comes to an end lets have a look at emerging rosacea topicals that you might have missed. Even though many of these will no doubt never surface, it is still interesting to keep an eye out to see which ones of these might become keepers for rosacea sufferers.

1. Praziquantel

3% topical Praziquantel was able to clear the redness of rosacea and improve the overall quality of life of participants. See 3% Praziquantel (PZQ) for the redness of rosacea

2. RGC

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 face for 28 days improved erythematotelangiectatic rosacea symptoms either by decreasing them (in half of the volunteers, vessels are less visible) or by limiting their development (any neovessels seen)’. See RGC – Rosmarinic Acid, Gallic acid, and Caffeic Acid for the redness of rosacea

3. Tranexamic Acid

Tranexamic acid is a synthetic analog of the amino acid lysine. Lysine has been associated with rosacea for many years but so far any evidence hasn’t risen above anecdotal level. Trialists of the active topical experienced an improvement in stratum corneum function and in “clinical signs and symptoms of rosacea”. See 3% Topical Tranexamic Acid Helps Rosacea (Lysine)

4. Gladskin Rosacea Cream and Gel

Seeking to create products based on the recently publicised MRSA-killing topical Staphefekt are some topical creams to treat rosacea, acne, eczema and general skin irritation. According to the company, the way that Gladskin Rosacea can help rosacea symptoms is that  “bad bacteria that cause the irritation, inflammation and itching. The latter [ie. bad bacteria] is usually due to the Staphylococcus aureus (S. aureus) bacterium”. See Gladskin Rosacea Cream and Gel, Staphefekt in a topical

5. Anatabloc

The company tells us that results from this open-label case series show that daily application of a topical facial cream containing the minor alkaloid anatabine is safe and well tolerated and can reduce the signs and symptoms of mild to moderate rosacea.” See Anatabloc Cream helps moderate rosacea

6. Honevo Kanuka Honey

This natural treatment, Kanuka Hone yhas clinical trial results demonstrating that 65% of triallists showed an improvement in their rosacea – 34% had a large improvement and in “13% the disease disappeared completely”. See Honevo Kanuka Honey proven to help Rosacea Sufferers

7. Skinceuticals Redness Neutralizer

A paper published in the JDD suggests that using Skinceuticals Redness Neutralizer along with the regular rosacea topicals like Metrogel and Finacea, can lead to a reduction in the overall redness associated with the papules and pustules of rosacea. See Skinceuticals Redness Neutralizer can help a red face

8. Redless Specific Serum

A just published paper alludes to a new redness reducing cosmeceutical. The product is referred to as 100RXED2025, but it looks likely that the actual product name is the multi syllabic mouthful “Integral Dermo Correction Redless Anti-Redness Facial Serum”. Redless Specific Serum from Integral Dermo Correction

9. Quassia Amara Extract

Researchers from the National University of Córdoba in Spain compared a topical gel containing 4% Quassia Amara with Metrogel and Finacea. The extract compared favourably to these established rosacea topicals, and thus might offer an alternative treatment for rosacea sufferers. See 4% Quassia Amara Extract as good as Metrogel and Finacea

10. Prescription Topicals

Just in case you have missed it, recent topical prescriptions approved for rosacea include Soolantra, Mirvaso and Finacea Foam.

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    “Honevo is amazing.”

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