Topical Rosacea Treatments
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Faultless Hydration [April 2007]
Beyond the age of 25, all facial skin may be functionally and cosmetically enhanced through supplementary hydration.
Adults with problem-free skin may choose from the seemingly endless array of readily available moisturizers with the assurance that the formula they choose will produce, at the very least, less dry skin.
In contrast, most rosacea patients experience considerable difficulty in finding a cosmetically elegant rosacea moisturizer which performs evenly, reliably and without hampering absorption or performance of any topical medications.
An ideal moisturizer for rosacea patients will provide a substantial increase in skin's moisture levels in a manner which lasts throughout the day, avoids adding to any already present excess facial oil, and excludes any ingredients which may provoke an inflammatory response.
Hydrating Serum can be considered the inverse of a typical moisturizer.
Moisturizers routinely comprise almost completely of inert, bulk emollient filler and a small amount of additional purportedly active ingredients, which probably serve a greater role in marketing than any bona-fide and measurable therapeutic benefit.
As a vastly superior replacement for conventional moisturizers, Hydrating Serum contains 85% natural humectant (sodium hyaluronate) in a base of penetration-enhancing deionized, purified water and soothing panthenol (Pro-Vitamin B5).
Sodium hyaluronate is used because it's the principle substance the skin uses to maintain moisture, in addition to the body's internal water (the skin's only true hydrator) and its natural secretions.
Because sodium hyaluronate is "skin native," the potential for side effects is as minimal as humanly possible.
Sodium hyaluronate's biological role was established in the 1930s, and contrary to many cosmetic ingredients, its use is not a fleeting trend.
Summary of Hydrating Serum's benefits for rosacea patients of all ages and skin types:
For further information, including notes and instructions for using Hydrating Serum with other forms of rosacea treatment, generic cosmetics and topical medications, please see the Rosacea Hydrating Serum comprehensive notes.
Author: Peter Wilson.
Reviewed: Tuesday, 20 July 2010.
Further Information: Faultless Hydration [April 2007] : Bakel Skin Care : Basal Cell Carcinoma (Skin Cancer) & Rhinophyma [April 2007] : Rosacea: A Potential Complication of Skin Cancer Removal [April 2007] : Cycling Hormones and Female Skin Behaviour [April 2007] : Variable-Pulse Nd:YAG Laser in the Treatment of Facial Telangiectasias (Broken Capillaries) [April 2007] : Senetek Initiates Clinical Trials of Pyratine 6 for Acne Rosacea [April 2007] : New RosaTox Forté Firming Soothing Mask [March 2007] : More on Metronidazole (Metro Gel/Lotion/Cream) :