Non-Prescription Treatments for Rosacea
The Zenmed product line reportedly limits inflammation and decreases tissue swelling as it heals and regenerates the skin through a trans-dermal delivery system.
Their Rosacea Cream is marketed as an all-natural topical containing water, aloe vera gel, essential oils of lavender, helichrysum, rose geranium, chamomile, and rosewood, manuka extract, rose hip oil, carrot seed oil, vitamins E, B, D, and C and sorbin acid as a natural preservative which help to calm the redness, flushing and broken blood vessels associated with rosacea.
Gentle Cleansing Gel by Zenmed is marketed as an acne cleanser to remove impurities, debris, and excess oil. With a pH of 5.5.it is slightly acidic with the ingredients -water, ammonium myreth sulfate, glycerin, kukui oil, essential oils of tangerine, lavender and geranium, vitamin E and a natural unidentified preservative.
Derma Cleanse also by Zenmed is an acne product. They believe that the Derma Cleanse is available in capsule form reported to treat acne internally and topically as it cleans, tones and detoxifies your skin. Each capsule contains Lian qiao-fructus forsythiae, jin yin hua-flos lonicerae, Yellow dock-radix rumicis, Chi shao yao-radix paeoniae rubra, Zhi zi-fructus gardenia jasminoidis, Burdock root seed-fructus arctii, Mu danpi-cortex moutan radicis, Chastetree berry-fructus viticis agni-casti, Chamomile-flos anthemis seu matricariae, Jing jie-herba schizonepetae, and Dandelion root-radix taraxici.
Zenmed products are notrecommended for use during pregnancy.
ZincO Cream by Rosacea Care is a flesh-tinted SPF20 topical cream for ultra-sensitive facial skin. This physical sunscreen contains zinc oxide to shield the skin from UVB and UVA rays. It forms a protective barrier to soothe the skin and provide some protection from sun, wind, cold, and heat. It helps to tone the skin while it diminishes redness and blemishes. It is chemical free and washes off easily. ZincO contains no dyes, alcohol, or, fragrance.
Vita-Oil by Rosacea Care is a light unscented moisture oil for delicate facial skin areas. The ingredients include esters of vitamins D, A, and C.
Rosaceacare Serum is a light moisturizer containing the anti-oxidants grape seed extracts and green tea as well as Distilled Water, Cassia Betaglycan, L-Superoxide, Phospholipids, Vitamin K, L-Mandelic, Sphingolipids, Willowherb Extract, L-Sodium Hyaluronate, Resveratrol, L-Caryophyllene, Xanthan Gum, Selenium, Zinc, L-Glutathione, Honey Extract, Sandalwood, Tangerine and Ylang Ylang.
Strontium Calming Lotion is specially formulated to calm facial redness, burning, itching or stinging resulting from exposure to environmental or chemical irritants. Strontium is a natural element found in green, leafy vegetables. It may take several weeks to for The Calming Lotion to calm the pain or discomfort from the hyper-reactive sensory fibers in the facial skin. The action of this lotion is very subtle, over time with continued use; one may begin to notice that products used of the facial skin no longer cause as intense a reaction as they once had.
The ingredients include Purified Water, Strontium Chloride Hexahydrate, Butylene Glycol, Pentylene Glycol, Cyclomethicone, Ethylhexyl Stearate, Isocetyl Stearate, Dimethicone, Glyceryl Stearate, Steareth-2, Peg-40 Stearate, Green Tea Extract, Tocopherol Vitamin E, Allantoin, Grapeseed Extract, Cetearyl Alcohol, Phospholipids, Silica, Ethylhexylglycerin, Xanthan Gum, Phenoxyethanol, Magnesium Aluminum Silicate, and Disodium EDTA.
Kinerase is a moisturizer recommended for use following microdermabrasion, laser resurfacing, and chemical peels due to its gentle nature. The active ingredient is a synthetic chemical N6-furfuryladenine designed to enhance the skin’s ability to retain moisture.
AFIRM is a retinol based anti-wrinkle product believed to be gentle enough to be tolerated by some rosacea patients. Available in two strengths:
Afirm 1x is the gentler of the two containing a very small amount of retinol. The ingredients include Water, Retinol .15%, Emulsifying Wax, Benzyl Alcohol, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, C10-30 Cholesterol/Lanosterol Esters, Glycerin, Cetyl Alcohol, Dimethicone, Cyclomethicone, Bisabolol, Acrylates Copolymer, PEG-10 Soya Sterol, Stearic Acid, Magnesium Aluminum Silicate, Pehnoxyethanol, Disodium EDTA, Triethanolamine, Cetyl Ricinoleate, Tocopherol, BHT, Methylparaben, and Ascorbyl Palmitate.
Afirm 2x contains twice the amount of retinol and is better for use for those with normal skin not affected by rosacea. The ingredients are Retinol .3%, Water, Ascorbyl Palmitate, Magnesium Aluminum Silicate, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Benzyl Alcohol, Glycerin, Cetyl Ricinoleate, Cetyl Alcohol, BHT, Dimethicone, Cyclomethicone, Bisabolol, Stearic Acid, PEG-10 Soya Sterol, Pehnoxyethanol, Methylparaben, Acrylates Copolymer, Triethanolamine, C10-30 Cholesterol/Lanosterol Esters, Disodium EDTA, Emulsifying Wax, and Tocopherol.