Below are some extracts of rosacea-support member experiences with a soap based on sea buckthorn oil. Most are refering to the soap made by Facedoctor.
I had a look through the archives and it is difficult to find positive reports for this product. The web site selling this product claims that FaceDoctor Rejuvenating Soap, with an active ingredient Seabuckthorn Oil “is clinically proven to kill the Human Demodex parasite”.
As I wrote previously in can sea buckthorn oil cure rosacea ? can it touch demodex ?, I can’t find any indication that this statement is correct.
From: Erika in Michigan
Date: Nov 18, 2004 1:24 AM
I managed to get a bar of it for a good price, relatively speaking. I used it for about a week according to the package instructions (leave lather on for 10 seconds, increase the time each day until the lather is on for 2 minutes). I ended up getting a couple of nasty pimples on my chin & a couple on my forehead (which I seldom get pimples at all). I was also getting dried out, so I stopped & proceeded w/ the Ivermectin a few weeks later. I never posted on the soap b/c it was a bummer for me. In hindsight, IF the soap killed demodex, I suppose it was possible that the “dryness” was actually the flaking that some have experienced w/ using the Ivermectin. But in my case, the oiliness, pore size, skin tone, etc., was not improving. I guess too that maybe the soap was killing the critters, but the soap base was making everything else worse. I’ll never know for sure.
From: Keasha <keasha63@-.net>
Date: Nov 19, 2004 6:36 AM
I purchased the soap but couldn’t use it do to the overwhelming perfume smell, since I am sensitive/allergic to perfume. However, I would be interested in using the Sea Buckthorn Oil if it indeed did kill the domodex.
From: Gail Smith <gailsmith67@-.com>
Date: Nov 20, 2004 1:49 AM
I have the facedoctor soap, it does seem to help with acne but not rosacea. It makes your skin very dry, so it burns. I find it makes my face more red.
From: Don H <slospokes2@-.net>
Date: Dec 7, 2004 6:32 AM
Group, One interesting development, the initial 6 days there was a definite overall improvement, but starting around day 6 my forehead started to get papules like I never had before. Some were the very painfull to the touch type, no pustules on the big ones, just painfull to touch type. Now, at Day 12, they seem to be subsiding on my forehead. My normal problem areas around the cheeks has wavered slightly but overall I still see improvement. I am happy to say I have had no new papules or pustules on my nose or cheeks since starting the Sea Buckthorn products.
From: trowdy1 <hello@-.com.au>
Date: May 5, 2005 4:08 PM
I used a Sea Buckthorn based soap and a salve moisturiser for a total of about two weeks. During the time that I was using these products my skin seemed great. I still got my regular few pimples that usually come and go in about 4-5 days (after I have squeezed them), but this time around these pimples didn’t seem to heal up and go away. I kept on getting a few more, then a few more until there was quite a lot of acne on my forehead because these pimples wouldn’t heal up properly.
From: Annette Roman <a37roma@-.com>
Date: Aug 4, 2005 6:37 AM
I’ve been trying to find things that work that are not drugs. I bought Face Doctor sea buckthorn soap and oh my, the rosacea got a little better, but the soap dried my skin out something awful, so I wasn’t any better than I started with. I threw it away.
From: rose jill <roseflowerbloom@-.ca>
Date: Jul 14, 2006 9:40 AM
well for myself I tried only the seabuckthorn oil, and it aggrivated my rosacea so I had to stop using it. tamara
From: Lucia <lucia11756@-.com>
Date: Jul 15, 2006 1:02 AM
I tried the seabuckthorn products from www.bluesagenaturals.com before n it aggrivated my rosacea, so I have to say seabuckthorn is no use for me.
From: Mike <morsewoodworks@-.net>
Date: Jul 15, 2006 9:06 AM
i used the face doctor soap and the perfume was overwhelming and i was way to sensitive to it, i am sure because of that perfume in it.
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