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Lorac makes an oil-free neutralizer (green) that I love. Physician's formula & several others that I've tried are too greasy.

 
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Hi all..

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CELLEX-C SKIN FIRMING CREAM

HELPS REDUCE ROSACEA SYMPTOMS

TORONTO, ONTARIO, CANADA – A recent study examining the therapeutic effects of topical vitamin C on patients with acne rosacea revealed that Cellex-C’s patented ingredient complex proved beneficial to reducing skin’s redness from rosacea and improving skin tone.

Dr. R.B. Carlin, of Saddleback Memorial Hospital in Laguna Hills, California, utilized an adapted version of Cellex-C’s Skin Firming Cream containing the principal ingredient of 5% L-ascorbic acid, plus tyrosine and zinc on patients with Acne Rosacea -- a chronic, progressive inflammatory dermatosis of the face exacerbated by free radical production. The study’s premise was that vitamin C could prove to be an effective therapeutic agent for acne rosacea since vitamin C’s antioxidant properties have been shown to decrease UV-induced free radicals when applied topically and used systemically.

Twelve patients (7 women, 5 men) with stage 1 acne rosacea [facial erythema] and stage 2 acne rosacea [papules, postules and enlarged pores] applied Cellex-C Skin Firming Cream to one side of their face and a placebo to the other every morning. To parallel a real-world clinical situation, the patients were invited to continue applying their current topical medications at night (to avoid mixing them with the test products) and were encouraged to apply sunscreen and make-up in the morning after applying the test products. After three weeks, the patients reported any noticeable difference from four areas on each side of the face as well as observing degrees of redness.

The results revealed that Cellex-C Skin Firming Cream contributed to a marked reduction in the inflamed redness of rosacea and the rapid onset of therapeutic action in 9 of the 12 patients.
According to Dr. Carlin, “The topical vitamin C preparation tested in this study produced clinically and statistically significant results in reducing erythema within 3 weeks, even when added to patients’ existing rosacea and sunscreen use. In our judgement, this preparation is an efficacious, rapidly acting agent that can be added to other therapies to reduce erythema of acne rosacea.â€Moreover, Dr. Carlin concluded that Cellex-C’s patented formulation may well have a culminative effect that could surpass the effect of vitamin C administered alone, and that other products with higher vitamin C content and greater acidity may not yield the same results. Therefore, those Cellex-C products containing the same patented complex especially Skin Firming Cream Plus or Eye Contour Cream would be helpful for rosacea patients.

For further information on Cellex-C’s skin treatment collection or to coordinate an interview with a skin care researcher, please contact Behrman Communications at 212-986-7000.

 
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Just reading through this thread, confirms that my derm was wrong in saying she saw early signs of Rosacea. I'm definitely going to seek a second opinion now. I'm more than sure my pink cheeks, which are not hot to touch or bumpy or any other thing mentioned above were due to just being too warm.

Thanks for the great information.

 
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Thank God for you, Diane!!! I have been living with rosacea for years and it's not fun. Mine is flushed right on the front of my face, sides of nose and cheeks but mine actually goes up the sides of my face as well. I try to cover it up the best I can with foundation but even that gets flaky when applied to the areas that have rosacea. I have seen people who have it worse than I do (like my aunt - it's definitely hereditary), but it's a real challenge to not have it be the focal point of my face. When I go into department stores to inquire about skin care it's usually the first thing that the clerks zone in on. It's kind of embarrassing.

When I first started going to the doctor, I was originally diagnosed as having sun damage because for many years, I never wore sunblock and I've always been into animals and the outdoors. I have tried MetroGel and Elidel and neither worked for me. I basically gave up and have just been trying to use whatever doesn't set my face on fire. I will be making an appointment with a new dermatologist tomorrow. I have found that any skin care product with a fragrance to it makes my rosacea worse. I have also found that drinking alcohol will make me pretty rosey too. I will definitely check out the support group. I didn't even realize that there was such a group out there. I truly appreciate your providing this information.

 
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Hi everyone,

I'm new here and am so glad to have found other people who can relate to the whole rosacea thing. I've was diagnosed with rosacea about 18 months ago and have managed to prevent flare-ups by switching to organic skin care (Dr Hauschka). However, none of the products I've tried have helped with the flushing
Has anyone here tried laser/IPL treatments?

Thanks!

 
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Hi! I just found this site by browsing the internet. I was looking for other's that have problems with Rosacea. My skin has become so sensitive I have not yet found a foundation I can use.

I can only use Eucerin Cleansing Lotion for cleaning my face. For moisturizing I use Eucerin Calming Lotion or SBR.

For make-up I have tried Bare Minerals, Bobbi Brown, Sheer Cover, L'Oreal. I need something that will not cause more dryness to my face. I've gotten to the point my cheeks and forehead are flaking. As well as I need help with the redness. My face is constantly red and at times it becomes bright red. Very embarassing...

Any suggestions would be appreciated.

 
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I've had rosacea for so long and have tried just about everything to help it. Saw the thread on la roche posay, took a look see. I will talk about this line with my dermatologist this weekend. Thanks for this post.


 
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i have lupus, which looks simialr to rosacea. sometimes i cant cover up my scars at all, but on milder days dermablend foundation helps

 
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Hello.. having lived with rosacea for a number of years, I have made the treck of skincare mistake-alley myself..


The main thing that has helped my skin the most over the past months is

sea buckthorn seed oil . I add it into my skincare and serums I make.

I also stick to AL mineral makeup which has also made a major improvement in my skin. Metrogel/metrolotion did help my rosacea, but not as much as the sea buckthorn seed oil. I am now able to dispense with the prescription meds for rosacea completely.

I do still have to be very careful what skincare products I use tho. The fewer ingredients the better for me. And forget about any foaming/soap type cleansers unless I add in olive oil ..

Life has definately gotten better since I found sea buckthorn seed oil


Rosacea is a fickle pickle at the very least.. what works for one person might not for another.. I am just so thankful the sea buck. works for me !

Jane

 
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Hello there,

My name is Fern and I am new here and I think it's wonderful to share these types of ideas and beauty secrets and all. I came across this post which is very interesting . With my expirience of five years as a Make-up Artist & Cosmetic Skin care specialist , I have discovered a secret to the redness , flushing and such symtoms of this condition. For the people I have worked with and models I use a reflief secret to irritated , inflamed , red skin . "Pepto-Bismal" the thick light pink formula that coats , protects and soothes and irriated stomach , Has the same effect on your skin . Smoothing the pink fluid with a cotton ball on your entire face and neck avoiding mouth and eye area , leave on from 5 to 15 minutes depends on you anything with in the time range . Rinse off with cold tap water , pat dry gently . What I like to do after rinsing the mask and pat drying my face I follow with an ultra skin calming moisturizer such as Aveeno , found in any super market or drugstore very inexpensive. It really reduces redness by a great diffrence maybe not all but it really helps before concealing it by doing your normal make-up applications. I dont belive in concealing skin problems with out treating them or treating them with out concealing them. Women should look gorgeous in any aspect. Hope this tip has helped you. Take care ladies.

Fern Woodhouse,

Kimora Lee Simons Beauty's

1st National Make-up Artist

For Baby Phat Fashion Models.

 
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Originally Posted by Color_u_pretty Hello there,
My name is Fern and I am new here and I think it's wonderful to share these types of ideas and beauty secrets and all. I came across this post which is very interesting . With my expirience of five years as a Make-up Artist & Cosmetic Skin care specialist , I have discovered a secret to the redness , flushing and such symtoms of this condition. For the people I have worked with and models I use a reflief secret to irritated , inflamed , red skin . "Pepto-Bismal" the thick light pink formula that coats , protects and soothes and irriated stomach , Has the same effect on your skin . Smoothing the pink fluid with a cotton ball on your entire face and neck avoiding mouth and eye area , leave on from 5 to 15 minutes depends on you anything with in the time range . Rinse off with cold tap water , pat dry gently . What I like to do after rinsing the mask and pat drying my face I follow with an ultra skin calming moisturizer such as Aveeno , found in any super market or drugstore very inexpensive. It really reduces redness by a great diffrence maybe not all but it really helps before concealing it by doing your normal make-up applications. I dont belive in concealing skin problems with out treating them or treating them with out concealing them. Women should look gorgeous in any aspect. Hope this tip has helped you. Take care ladies.

Fern Woodhouse,

Kimora Lee Simons Beauty's

1st National Make-up Artist

For Baby Phat Fashion Models.

Welcome to MUT Fern and soccermom


 
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Wow! Since so many people here are looking for testimonies I thought I would post our info sheet here. The info you all shared is great I am going to keep it for my classes to share with them. Great INFO! We have tons of eye on arbonne testimonies about rosacea.

I myself suffered with ezcema. My grandfather with psorisis, and my daughter with KP. We have had our share of skin ups and downs and product list of trys a mile long. I can say that we do have a 45 day money back guarentee and that is the best way to go when trying alot of the company products listed from all the companies on this thread. That way you don't end up with a product graveyard in your closet and nothing but lent balls in your pocket.


Ann Phelps


ROSACEA


What It Is

Rosacea is a condition of the skin often referred to as adult acne (although it shouldn’t be confused with acne) that causes red blemishes to form on the nose and cheek area. General redness and broken and enlarged capillaries often accompany these areas. The cause of the condition is unknown but it is suspected that genetics play a role. In its mildest form, Rosacea can be difficult to recognize. It almost always affects the nose
area with red blemishes among red patches on the skin. Sometimes, oily skin accompanies Rosacea. Flare-ups of this condition have been associated with the consumption of alcohol, spicy foods, citrus, hot beverages, tobacco, external heat, and sun exposure. Clients with this condition should be advised to avoid these irritating factors. Menopause may be a factor, too.


Which Products Are Suggested

Unless directed otherwise by a physician, some specific Arbonne skin care products may help to ease the discomfort and negative effects of Rosacea.

The following gentle products may be used:
• Cleanser: Cleansing Lotion, Bio-Matte® Oil Free Cleanser, Freshener
• Moisturizer: Moisture Cream Normal to Oily, Bio-Matte® Oil Free Moisture for
Day SPF 8, Night Cream Normal to Oily, Bio-Matte® Oil Free Moisture for Night.
• Specialty: Rejuvenating Cream, Skin Conditioning Oil, Bio-Hydria® Extreme,
Take Cover Face SPF 15.


Note:

Avoid products that stimulate the skin (e.g. Facial Scrub, Mild Masque, Extra Strength
Masque, Thermal Fusion Enzyme Masque, Bio-Hydria® Gentle Exfoliant, NutriMinC® RE9,
Arbonne Skin Fitness® for Men Moisture Plus AHAs).


Important Recommendation

The best recommendation for Clients suffering from Rosacea is to see a dermatologist.
The products we have recommended are suggestions only. Most treatments provided by a
dermatologist may be accompanied by a complete regimen of cleansing and moisturizing
products, unless specifically advised otherwise by the dermatologist.

References Cited:

Rosacea Q & As, UC Berkeley Wellness Letter; May 2002
Rosacea, Mayo Clinic Health Letter; September 1998

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Hi everyone. So glad to see this thread, I have rosacea also and it's always good to hear about products other sufferers are having results with.

When I was first diagnosed, my doctor prescribed MetroGel and that helped with the pustules but I still had a lot of redness. I tried Jojoba Oil as it had been recommended on a support group board I belonged to and had really great results.

 
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Hi everyone! I am new to the Rosacea thread. I am was in denial. I started with the metrocream and it felt like a chemical peel. Also tried Cetaphil moisturizer and cleanser, no luck there as well.

I ordered the sample kit from Rosaceacare. Not alot of $ to spend if you want to try different products that may work for you. So far better than the Metocream and Cetaphil.

It gets so frustrating and embarrassing when my face heats up. I feel like a real fire ball. Then people at work ask me if I was at tanning booth.

I'm looking forward with learning new information on this website. So glad I found it.

Thanks,

Christina

Pittsburgh, PA

 
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Laurie West a chemist specializing in skincare who has worked for procyte and neova, who comes and talks at my school on a regular basis , reccomends Cutanix Dramatic Relief for Rosacea and also coupersoe skin. LADIES do not despair, just becuase you have broken capillaries does not mean you have rosacea. Even dermatologists are still not 100% sure when they are diagnosing Rosacea, becuase it has not been studied as intensely as other skin disorders. Rosacea occurs mostly in people of caucasion descent , mostly Irish very fair skin typed. ( I am not trying to be racist or anything by saying that).

Rosacea also is NOT accompanied by blackhead, the presence of blackheads usually means that you do not have rosacea. You have what is know as copuerose skin, which is basically sensitive skin. You may want to increase you vit c. intake, as that helps to strengthen capillary walls and you want to make sure that you do not steam your face nor do you use hot water on your face , even taking showers using warm, not hot water. Also using sun screen all the time, expecially when you live in a hot humid climate.

Rosacea if you want to have an idea of what it looks like is that alcoholic guy on the street that his face is beet red and his nose is large and bumpy. and RED. That is what rosacea looks like.

I hope this makes some of you guys feel a bit better.

 
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When it comes to the perfect foudation, some of you gals need a little more coverage. Eeven the newest technologies in laser procedures dont cure rosacea, uneven skin tone , acne scars. So I dont understand why some magazines or commercials are discouraging cosmetic companies from providing red faced women with the "spackle" some of them need and want to look cleared faced and beautiful. These so called illuminating foundations seem to be wasted on those blessed with an almost perfect complexion . Illuminating a bright red . ruddy complexion is just plain ridiculous!

Fern,

Baby Phat

Kimora Lee Simon's Beauty

Makeup Artist

 
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I'm glad to see this thread. I suspect I have mild or early rosacea and am going to a dermatologist on Monday (for the first time in many years!). I have done some research already, but I will also try to read all of the information on this thread before I go in. I have broken capillaries and have been told by coworkers that I turn red at times, even when I'm not aware of flushing. I have also had very violent flushing reactions to certain vitamins taken on an empty stomach (so stopped that!!!) I need to find out what's in store. Not crazy about taking antibiotics, so I hope he doesn't try to prescribe them. I want to know what to do about the broken capillaries, but I may just work on covering them up first. Anyway, thanks for stickying this thread and making it easy to find! :icon_study:

 

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