Soolantra Cream is based on Cetaphil Moisturizing Cream

In the media materials released when Soolantra was announced, Galderma told us that Soolantra is based on their Cetaphil Moisturizing Cream.

Soolantra Media Release

Soolantra (ivermectin) Cream, 1% is a new, antibiotic-free, prescription topical treatment for the bumps and pimples of rosacea.

Soolantra Cream may provide visible results as early as week two.

Cetaphil Moisturizing Cream is the basis for Soolantra Cream and its fragrance-free mild, non-irritating formula avoids common rosacea irritants.

This seems to be a nice tie in with the Cetaphil range of products and shows how Galderma is pursuing their goal of owning the market for rosacea treatments.

If you have been able to tolerate Cetaphil Moisturizing Cream then you might also be able to use Soolantra.

Soolantra Ingredients

Here are the list of ingredients of Soolantra from the Soolantra Prescribing Information ;

  • Ivermectin 10mg in 1g.
  • Carbomer Copolymer Type B (Allyl Pentaerythritol Crosslinked)
  • Cetyl Alcohol
  • Citric Acid Monohydrate
  • Dimethicone
  • Edetate Disodium
  • Glycerin
  • Isopropyl Palmitate
  • Methylparaben
  • Oleyl Alcohol
  • Phenoxyethanol Polyoxyl 20 Cetostearyl Ether
  • Propylene Glycol
  • Propylparaben
  • Water
  • Sodium Hydroxide
  • Sorbitan Monostearate
  • Stearyl Alcohol

Cetaphil Moisturizing Cream Ingredients

  • Water,
  • Petrolatum,
  • Glyceryl Polymethacrylate,
  • Dicaprylyl Ether,
  • Glycerin,
  • Dimethicone,
  • Glyceryl Stearate,
  • Cetyl Alcohol,
  • Prunus Amygdalus Dulcis (Sweet Almond) Oil,
  • PEG-30 Glyceryl Stearate,
  • Tocopheryl Acetate,
  • Benzyl Alcohol,
  • Phenoxyethanol,
  • Sodium Hydroxide,
  • Acrylates/C10-30 Alkyl Acrylate Crosspolymer,
  • Dimethiconol,
  • Disodium EDTA,
  • Propylene Glycol.

Will You Try It?

Do you like Cetaphil Moisturizing Cream ? Have you tried it ? See Cetaphil Moisturizing Cream User Reviews for more information.

Update: Soolantra is a winner

Since this post was created, Soolantra has been released and in the several years since has garnered quite a good body of positive reviews. Have a read of the Soolantra User Reviews for many comments from users.

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7 Reader Comments

  1. henry gaughan says:

    soolantra ,is on sale yet?

  2. henry gaughan says:

    sorry should read is it on sale yet

  3. Evie Fishkin says:

    I asked my derm to prescribe it for me. I had to wait two weeks for insurance approval. I’ use it every few days. It does irritate my skin so I can only leave it on an hour or so. Soolantra seems to be working although I still have a spot or two…smaller.
    Proacea , sulfur works well. Ttree oil w/laventor is effective. My skin is much better using soolantra, Procea, T-tree oil w/lanvender.
    Sun or spicy foods do not bother me.

    • Anne says:

      I have just started using Soolantra every evening and have noticed an improvement in a week. I was wondering now what moisturiser to apply during the day?

  4. Joan says:

    I’ve been using Soolantra for 3 weeks now after my shower and noticed an improvement within 10 days. The blotchy angry redness has greatly reduced and the small red spots have gone. I tried Mirvaso to no effect – in fact it aggravated my condition!

    I don’t think the rosacea will ever completely go but this creme, used sparingly (it’s over $60 a tube) works for me so far.
    PS: Anne, Cetaphil moisturiser works well for me – very mild but effective and non greasy.

  5. Stevie says:

    Is Soolantra comedogenic? I’ve been using a Metronidazole cream for a while and the pimples on my nose are worsting not getting better. Perhaps the gel type is better

    I wonder if I have acne rather than rosacea (or both?) and therefore the cream is exacerbating this. I’ve tried the Cetaphil moisturisers and they seem to zit me up too. Any non-comedogenic, gel-based moisturisers you recommend?

    I know you cannot diagnose my condition, but I live in an Asian country in which the derms are by-the-(local)book, are mostly blind to the patient’s mental state or questions (they are the DOCTORS, not you!), and have usually never even heard of the condition.

    Therefore, what do you think?

    I’m 45, Caucasian, have a history of acne (rosacea?) since my teens (two courses of roaccutane then, and kids nicking naming me ‘Rudolph’ for my red nose.) Dalacin T solution (clindamycin) kept things in check throughout my 20s, then BAM, whiteheads and pimples galore around the central area of face when I hit my 30s. Tried BluLite to some success, but things are getting worse again.
    I only have spots on my nose and occasionally surrounding area and on chin (at the corners of my mouth). My nose and surrounding skin is definitely red, but not terrible (yet). I never get blackheads (and never have since my teens), just small, pin-head sized yellow pimples that can come up from nothing within a matter of hours, or red bumps that usually pimple up after a day or two.


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