Treatments for Rosacea - Non-Prescription

Afirm 3x

Afirm 3x contains a generous amount of retinol and is designed to vigorously treat photodamaged skin. It is appropriate for maximal retinol therapy and is particularly helpful for those with more tolerant skin. Afirm's microsponge system protects delicate retinol molecules and allows them to be released continuously for impressive results with minimized irritation.

Active Ingredients: Retinol .6%

Inactive Ingredients: Water, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Emulsifying Wax, Glycerin, C10-30 Cholesterol/Lanosterol Esters, Cetyl Ricinoleate, Cetyl Alcohol, Dimethicone, Benzyl Alcohol, Cyclomethicone, Bisabolol, Acrylates Copolymer, Stearic Acid, Magnesium Aluminum Silicate, PEG-10 Soya Sterol, Pehnoxyethanol, Methylparaben, Triethanolamine, Disodium EDTA, Tocopherol, BHT, Ascorbyl Palmitate

Cellex-C

The purpose of Cellex-C is to help produce optimal conditions to assist the skin in appearing smoother, firmer and less lined, naturally.

Cellex-C High Potency Serum

Primary Ingredients: L-ascorbic acid, tyrosine and zinc.

Recommended for all, skin types and conditions except the most sensitive skin.

This formulation is extremely well tolerated and can be used by men and women without fear of troublesome skin reactions such as sunlight sensitivity.

Delivers up to twenty times more active vitamin C than your body can absorb orally.

Generally improvement in the overall appearance of the skin can be seen within 8 - 12 weeks of daily use.

Initially, a slight tingling may be experienced. Discontinue if the tingling becomes uncomfortable or lasts more than 5 minutes. In this case, the skin may be too sensitive to tolerate Cellex-C High-Potency Serum, and you should switch to Cellex-C Serum for Sensitive Skin.

The color of this product may change due to environmental conditions. This color change is part of the biochemical-stabilization process and will not affect the efficacy of the product when used as directed.

Avoid the eye area. Use Cellex-C Eye Contour Gel or Eye Contour Cream Plus around the eyes. Avoid hairline and eyebrows, as this product may cause discoloration, particularly on blond or grey hair.

When applying Cellex-C High-Potency Serum to your neck, please be aware that it may leave a clear residue on your collar which could oxidize and turn light brown. These stains will usually wash out provided the clothes are laundered as soon as possible after wearing.

Ingredients Include: Ascorbic acid*, acetyl tyrosine*, zinc sulphate*, sodium hyaluronate, bioflavonoids.

Cellex-C Sensitive Skin Serum

Primary Ingredients: L-ascorbic acid, tyrosine and zinc.

Recommended for those skin types that are too sensitive to use High-Potency Serum.

Cellex-C formulations should be applied once every 24 hours. If redness or irritation occurs, discontinue use. The color of this product may change due to environmental conditions.

Avoid the eye area. Use Cellex-C Eye Contour Gel or Eye Contour Cream Plus around the eyes.

Avoid hairline and eyebrows, as the serum may cause discoloration, particularly on blond or grey hair.

When applying Cellex-C Serum for Sensitive Skin to your neck, please be aware that it may leave a clear residue on your collar which could oxidize and turn light brown. This caution applies to your pillowcase as well, so you may wish to use an inexpensive cover at night while using this product. These stains will usually wash out provided the clothes are laundered as soon as possible after wearing.

Ingredients Include: Ascorbic acid*, acetyl tyrosine*, zinc sulphate*, sodium hyaluronate, pine bark extract.

Cellex-C Advanced Serum

Recommended for all skin types except the most sensitive skin.

Cellex-C features an advanced patented serum formulation available through physicians and skin care professionals only.

Cellex-C is the only skin care line in the world licensed to utilize the Bioderm patents created by Dr. Faxon-Meisner.

Cellex-C Advanced-C Serum should not be applied more than once every 24 hours. Use only as directed by your physician or skin care professional. If redness or irritation occurs, discontinue use.

Avoid the eye area. Use Cellex-C Eye Contour Gel or Eye Contour Cream around the eyes. Avoid hairline and eyebrows as the serum may cause discoloration, particularly on blond or grey hair.

Ingredients Include: Ascorbic acid*, acetyl tyrosine*, zinc sulphate*, glycine*, resveratrol, grape seed extract, L-ergothioneine, sodium hyaluronate, green tea extract.

Betaplex Smooth Skin Complexion

Smooth Skin Complex is a cream containing a combination (8%) of alpha hydroxy acids plus beta hydroxy acid extracted from willow bark.

Primary Ingredients: Lactic acid, glycolic acid, malic acid, and willow bark extract.

Recommended for dry, sensitive and mature skin.

Within two minutes after application, a slight tingling sensation may be felt. This will subside momentarily. If discomfort occurs, rinse skin with cool water and discontinue use. To enhance the exfoliation process, use an exfoliating mask once a week. Should not be used on oily skin.

Ingredients Include: Lactic acid, glycolic acid, malic acid, vitamin E, willow bark extract, aloe barbadensis gel, lecithin, allantoin.

Azelaic Acid

Pronounced: AY-zuh-lecks, Generic name: Azelaic acid, Also sold under the brand name: Finevin

Azelaic Acid or Azelex is used for the treatment of mild to moderate acne. The skin eruptions and inflammation of acne typically begin during puberty, when oily secretions undergo an increase.

Azelaic Acid or Azelex is a heptanedicarboxylic acid which has antibacterial plus anti keratinizing actions.

Azelaic Acid or Azelex is less effective in severe acne.

You should keep using Azelex regularly, even if you see no immediate improvement. It takes up to 4 weeks for Azelex to show results.

Local skin irritation can occur, however the irritation is less serious than benzoyl peroxide or tretinoin.

Itching, burning, stinging, tingling, inflammation and redness can also occur.

Side effects cannot be anticipated. If any develop or change in intensity, inform your doctor as soon as possible. Only your doctor can determine if it is safe for you to continue using Azelex.

Other side effects may include dryness, peeling or rash.

Azelaic Acid or Azelex can cause bleaching, however it is less likely to do so than benzoyl peroxide or tretinoin.

Any product that can cause skin irritation will increase Azelaic Acid or Azelex's effects on the skin.

An overdose is unlikely. However, if your skin becomes severely irritated, you should stop applying the medication and call your doctor.

Products containing Azelaic acid are not recommended for pregnant or nursing mothers.

Proactiv Solution

If you experience blemishes or redness when you first use Proactiv Solution, you may be sensitive to Benzoyl Peroxide. If this happens, stop using the product for a few days. To slowly build a tolerance for Benzoyl Peroxide, use the Repairing Lotion twice a week at night. Gradually increase nightly usage of the Repairing Lotion, as tolerated. If redness or blemishes persist, stop using the product and consult your doctor.

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