Prosacea User Reviews

Prosacea is promoted as a homeopathic topical gel to treat Rosacea. Prosacea is said to contain medically recognized homeopathic ingredients that provides “complete and effective treatment for rosacea”.

Prosacea is conveniently available over the counter and online at Walgreens and also online at Prosacea is only briefly mentioned in the online rosacea support groups. Below is a hopefully balanced selection of user comments from rosacea sufferers who have tried Prosacea.

Prosacea Ingredients

Prosacea lists its Active Ingredients as Sulphur 1x (Rosacea/Acne Treatment Gel), and Inactive Ingredients as Acrylates, Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Juice, Diazolidinyl Urea, Lactose, Methylparaben, Propylparaben, Tetrasodium EDTA, Triethanolamine, Water.

Best I can tell, “Sulphur 1x” is a homeopathic measure which means 10% sulphur. So it would appear that any possible benefits seen when using Prosacea are based on the inclusion of sulphur. If you are a homeopathic expert, please feel free to leave a comment below to confirm that Sulphur 1X does indeed mean 10% Sulphur. Thanks.

Prosacea User Reviews

tkr on28th August 2006 wrote:

I tried it and reacted horribly, had to stop prosacea…strong stough!! tamara. Only used maybe 4 days made me terribly blotchy, irritated.

patricia49423 on Sat Sep 29, 2007 wrote:

I have some great news to share! I have had Rosacea since 1994 (my pregnancy brought it on) and Finally, an over the counter treatment that works!!!!! The Product is called “Prosacea” and I bought it at Walgreens for $9.99. It is a tube of “homeopathic gel”. I find it an ANSWER to prayers!!!  It’s good to be here to share the news…… Try it…… it may help a lot of discouraged sufferers!

hikari on Wed Jan 09, 2008 wrote:

Hi everyone!!! I’m back with my report!

I LOVE PROSACEA!! Many of the reviews said that the users saw immediate results within 1-2 days. For me, it took about 10 days to see results. However, now all of the bumps are gone and the redness has faded incredibly!

hikari on Tue Jan 22, 2008

I am bummed to say that one month after starting Prosacea my skin is not looking good again. The little bumps have re-appeared, although the redness and painful under the skin bumps have not yet. I guess it’s back to square one…

lynniegirl on 25th March 2007 wrote:

Prosacea is AWESOME!!. Have been using this product since NOV 2007, once a day in the morning. I’m on my second tube. $10 dollars for fixing a disheartening problem I’ve been dealing with for over 15 years. My skin is now beautiful. My nose is no longer red, not swollen or sore, no more pustules. I look in the mirror and can’t believe how great my skin looks, with or without makeup. Others have noticed the improvement, too.

My friend also has a bad case of rosacea like mine, her skin started looking so much better, I asked her what she was doing and it was the Prosacea she picked up at a drug store. I have spent literally thousands of dollars trying to correct my rosacea and can’t believe a cheap little tube of ointment cleared it up. I am still amazed. I’ve have never posted on any forum like this, but I had such a positive experience-I just wanted to share it.

Kelvweb on 26th November 2007 wrote:

I used it sparingly only once-I couldn’t stand the smell. It reminded me of other sulphur-containing acne products I tried as a teen.

gerlygerl on Wed Aug 30, 2006 wrote:

I’ve been using prosacea off and on since it first came out, with great results. i can’t use it everyday or it makes me peel. i also like to use it as a spot treatment.

Lucia on Wed Aug 30, 2006  wrote:

It does not work for me either!

rose jill on Tue Aug 29, 2006 wrote:

Bought it on ebay. Used it only 4 days or so, burned like hell and irritated my skin more than anything. Sorry, I thought it would be good too when I seen all the positive feedback. Stronger stough than I thought. not a good choice for rosacea skin. this is me though.

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  1. odell kay says:

    what soap do yu use? Stress plays a big part in my Rosacea. Hope to hear from you soon.

  2. odell kay says:

    Una, what soap do you use? Stress plays a big part in my triggers. I was told to not eat bread. Cereals have niacin so my problem is what can I eat?

  3. Una says:

    Right now I’m using Indian Hemp and Hatian Vetiver Soap that I got at the Vitamin Shoppe. It says that it is anti-inflammatory. I’m also using Albrey’s Vegecol toner and aloe vera straight from the plant. My face is still red (the doctor said that the redness won’t go away) but the scaliness and bumps on my forhead seem diminished.

  4. Odell Kay says:

    I met a lady that has her redness under control. She uses Eucerin cream. and it says on the box ‘for redness control.’ I don’t have scaliness. I get bags under my eyes that almost look like there is fluid in them. They are raised enough so they are noticeable. Thanks for the tip on the soap.

  5. odell kay says:

    Is anyone on antibiotics? I am.

  6. Comment via email.

    “I have these red dots and a shades of red that never go away some times a lil white heads there on my cheeks and my nose and chin is there anything for red ness”

  7. Camille says:

    Everyone on here needs to consider trying Darphin paris’s Intral line of face wash and creams. It cleared up my redness so much that I forget I have rosacea. Expensive but worth it.

  8. Odell Kay says:

    Where do you get Darphin line of face wash?

  9. Camille says:

    I first bought it at blue mercury but later saw I could get it on amazon or from darphin’s website.

  10. Odell Kay says:

    I read the labels of everything now. Niacin is in energy drinks, cereal, etc. That makes me flush.

  11. Candice says:

    I just turned 27 and my husband asked me while we were at the DMV waiting to get my licence renewed, “What do you want for your birthday?” I didn’t really know, but my name was called to go do my paper work so I got up and left my husband in the waiting area. while I was talking to the woman behind the counter, she asked me how I got my sun burn… I didn’t have sun burn, I have rosacea. So when I got back to my husband, I told him I know what I want for my birthday. Something to get rid of my embarrassing red skin all over my face! He must have took me seriously, because he came home with Prosacea and told me to try it. Well, one week later the bumps are gone. I’m still red, but not as bight. I look like have have blush on my cheeks basically. I’m hoping to have some nice clear skin in the coming future.

    If you wondering whether or not you should try it, I would tell you to go for it. It seems to work for some people and some people don’t have that much luck. its the same with any medicated items. It couldn’t hurt to take a chance to have clearer healthier looking skin. I’m not sorry and I thanked my husband for buying it for me.

  12. Trisha says:

    Thanks Candice…you helped me decide to go ahead and give it a try. I’m almost 60 years old and although my Rosacea is not as bad as many have, it is still aggravating to have people comment on whether I’ve been in the sun too much. I will get the Prosacea and give it a try. Will let everyone know how it works for me.


  13. Carol says:

    I have been using lavender soap and L-Lysine ointment with A & E from Basic Organics. Works really well to stop the pain and redness.

  14. edtimbob says:

    Works great for me. I am off Doxycycline Hyclate. My insurance wouldn’t pay for Metro Jell. This is the best stuff since the Fountain of Youth. Thanks!

  15. Carol says:

    Glad to hear it. I love it myself for fine lines around my eyes and mouth as well and it is great for small cuts, chapped lips, etc.

  16. Trisha says:

    I had commented on June 12th that I was giving the Prosacea a try and I am happy to say there is a noticeable difference in the redness of may skin. I had a lot of red at the base of my neck, on my cheeks and chin. I see a difference in all areas but especially on my neck and cheeks. I would have to recommend that if you haven’t tried it you should, certainly can’t hurt and might help.

  17. sondra lyons says:

    I just started using the product myself. I have redness, broken capalaries on my checks and nose. I have only used not for too days. Do you really see a difference. I do not have the bumps that others have but the redness, looks like I have sunburn everyday. I have the makeup green tint stuff you put under foundation, but sometimes you don’t want to have to blob that stuff on and just look well not red. Keep me posted.
    thank you.

  18. Trisha says:

    Sondra, I do see a difference; however, I am only using it once a day instead of twice a day because it does dry the skin. The one thing you want to be sure and do is keep your skin moisturized even if you do not use treatments for the Rosacea. For me if I let my skin get dry the Rosacea became worse. I do not have the bumps on my face either, just a few, but I do have a lot of redness and it has helped.

  19. Bobbie Campbell says:

    Very disappointed,I had so hoped this would help-nothing seems too work.I think ti made it worse.

  20. Bobbie Campbell says:

    Very disappointed,I had so hoped this would help-nothing seems too work.I thinkit made it worse.

  21. Camille says:

    The active ingredient that helps my skin–mine is red, flaky and has rosacea-related acne–is sulfer. I use both Prosacea and a prescription medication that has sulfer in it. Another over-the-counter option is buying sulfer soap. Brings down my redness and aleviates my acne every time.

  22. Sondra says:

    Hi Camille,

    I was wondering what prescription your dr. gave you? I go on Wed. to see a dermatologist. The prosacea works to a degree but well not as much as I would like. I am just curious about the prescription. Everyone talks about triggers that make their’s break out, well mine is just always red, more so if I am mad or irritated about something, but that cannot be controlled. Looks ok when at home but if I am outside and look in mirror well then the true redness and broken cap’s really show. Anyway, let me know what it is you were prescribed and if yours is under control. Thanks.

  23. Camille says:

    Hi Sondra, sorry for my late reply. I am using a generic of Rosula, with the active ingredients of Sulfur and Sodium Sulfacetamide. I hope you find something that works for you! I also just bought over the counter sulfur soap from Amazon or something, and that is helping my skin too.

  24. Camille says:

    Hi Sondra, I should add that because there was a manufacturing shortage of the Rosula cream (and generic creams), I got a generic in foam form.

  25. Myra says:

    It’s so strange to me that Prosacea is such a hit or miss product. Maybe if you’re sensitive to sulfur products it can make your rosacea worse. For me… it’s been a Godsend and I absolutely love it! It cleared up a bad breakout and although I still have some mild redness, the bumps have totally gone away. Only antibiotics or steroids have worked this well in the past and I feel much better about putting a tiny amount of this on my face everyday rather than ingesting antibiotics or steroids!

  26. Barb Williston says:

    Myra that is exactly it………..a hit or miss treatment………like you it has been a Godsend to me as well………….all my symptoms have completely gone just with the use of Prosacea………if I am stressed out or eat something that is full of acid I can feel a tingle or an itch on my face and I apply a small amount of cream as a precaution………I go for months at a time before I have to apply any cream at all……………the Prosacea cream is a Miracle to me………better than taking drugs………….

  27. Tracy says:

    I was using harsh acne treatments, a doctor told me he thought I had type 2 rosacea I was hesitant, I thought it was just adult break outs and who wants wrinkles and zits..I wasn’t red but had what I thought were pussy zits on occasion..I started using Cetaphil soap and Prosacea and in 2 days my skin already looks better.. I am excited to continue it’s use.

  28. Jim Dotson says:

    I’m 67, have had Rosacea for 2 years which continuously worsened. Metrogel had no effect! Finally, my dermatologist put me on 1000 mg Keflex, daily, for 4 months. It didn’t work either. My wife saw an ad for Prosacea, bought a tube, I tried it and within a week, I was MUCH BETTER and after 3 months, I am 99% clear!! I LOVE PROSACEA!

  29. Hazel Noronha says:

    I am so glad I found Prosacea. I suffered with an angry red, very sore skin. The worst was acne like pustules. This was for the better part of five years. Tried several treatments, antibiotics, prescription meds, even avoiding all the triggers like certain foods, spices, wine, sun – couldn’t do without the stress though…. but nothing worked. Just happened to be browsing at Superstore and found it for about $15. This is my second tube and my skin is 99% clear. Now I can focus on the rest of my day/life. Thank you Prosacea.

    • Jim Dotson says:

      That’s what happened to me over a couple of years. I went to two different dermatologists, bought expensive meds (Metrogel & Keflex) and nothing worked…until my wife bought Prosacea to try out…The results are amazing…all the redness and pustules are gone!

  30. Angelina says:

    Darphin intral line is amazing. I recommend ordering from darphin USA online because products aren’t cheap and if it doesn’t work for you, they have an awesome return policy. Cerave is another great line and find a good face SPF to wear daily. Sun is a huge irritant for rosacea.

  31. skyway2ls says:

    I developed stage two Rosacea after using HGH shots to try and cure another health issue about 7 years ago. I had Rosacea before I used the shots, but afterwards I went from just having pink cheeks here and there to full blown bumps all over my nose, terrible itching and so on. I tried Metro-Gel that I had gotten from my dermatologist, but it did not help me at all, so I finally looked around online and found Prosacea. I tried it and it worked like a miracle for my skin and cleared me right up. I do get outbreaks if I eat spicy food or get too hot and sweaty, but as long as I mind my Ps & Qs that way and use the Prosacea every day, I stay relatively outbreak free. I’m so happy with this product! They have it at my local grocery store. It is easy to find, has no smell I have ever detected, and goes nicely underneath my regular skin care regimen. I use Cetaphil for cleansing, then put Prosacea on my nose and chin every morning and night. Next, I put on my regular moisturizers and makeup and you can’t tell I ever had Rosacea. I am female, caucasian, 59 yrs old, and have very fair, combination skin.

    • patty says:

      Just started using prosacea and was wondering can you use this product with your regular moisture together,I think its helping but my skin feels a little tite.

      • Barb Williston says:

        I applied the Prosacea and then after about an hour I would use my regular moisturizer to prevent dryness……….it has worked so well for me that I very seldom have to use the Prosacea anymore

      • skyway2ls says:

        I cleanse with Cetaphil, then use Dr Murad toner for sensitive skin. Next, I put the Prosacea on the areas that bother me – my nose and surrounding areas. I use eye cream, then apply night cream all over my face. Then I use regular moisturizer all over my face. After that I put my makeup on.

  32. Kari says:

    Used Prosacea for a week, and it burnt my face. Never will try it again.

  33. J.Bell says:

    Very unsatisfied. In more than one place on the box it stated it would moisturize while treating skin. As soon as I put it on it was like glue drying on my face. It was terrible! It dried my skin out immediately, worse than it already was. I ran out and bought another product by Neutrogena (recommended by pharmacist) that cured my skin within a couple days.

  34. Mike Reisner says:

    Prosacea Gel contains sulphur equivalent to 1% concentration, not 10%. The homeopathic ingredient sulphur 1x is indeed 10%, but the ingredient is only 10% of the final Prosacea formula.

  35. Linda P says:

    I saw significant difference after my first use and on the fourth application. I use it at night only. My rosecea got worse after I had a gastric Sleeve surgery. Very disappointing. Here i’d lost over 100 lbs and my face was super red. I hope it continues to improve.

  36. Jean says:

    Works like nothing else prescription or otherwise…on current flare beautifully!!

  37. FoxMulder says:

    Used it on my acne rosacea and it doesn’t help. It didn’t burn like Finacea and metrocream but just like those 2 prescriptions, it doesn’t do anything at all. It seems nothing help this, I’ve been prescribed doxycycline as well and it’s been 6 months. I think this disorder is caused by some conspiracy in the medical Rockefeller industry. I’ve never had anything like this until a got a vaccine and mercury fillings removed and I’m 48 Caucasian woman who tans easily and never had any blushing or stereotype rosacea or family history. This popped up a couple of weeks after the removal of mercury which I did not have bio dentist do, so no precautions were taken. I totally regret having a regular dentist do this quackery and poison me with mercury, lowering my immune system. Now, I read there’s a new Fraud and Decption Agency FDA approved drug, soolantra, that’s $800-900 a tube! This is all a racket against general population by the cabal.

  38. Kathy K Flower says:

    65 years old!!!! Tried so many products, prescribed and over the counter, for years for Rosacea. Saw this on the top shelf (in the antibiotic area of pharmacy) and thought…oh well, I will give it a try. In two days…redness gone…painful bumps subsided. I use it twice a day as I have very oily skin so there is no excessive dryness for me. In two weeks I can go without foundation if I choose. This was truly a miracle for me. I am very grateful. I buy as may tubes as I can finds because I plan never to be without it. Thank you so much for this marvelous

  39. Frankie Franck says:

    Been using Prosacea for seems like 5+ years. Of all the over the counter meds.rosacea works the best but it hasn’t cured or cleared my face. When I first put on it makes my existing R worse (darkens). I use it mainly to hopefully stop the spread. Since the ingredient is ‘sulfur’ has anyone tried sulfur pills? What I use the most of is ‘Clinique 40 SPF super city block’ dosen’t clear my face but is sure masks the redness.

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