Dermatology Handbook

The professional's guide to product selection

Rosacea treatments



Acea 0.75% w/w Gel is a water based gel containing 0.75% w/w of the active ingredient metronidazole. Acea Gel is used for the treatment of rosacea, a skin condition usually affecting the facial cheeks and forehead in which the skin appears redder than normal. Acea Gel belongs the group of medicines Antiprotozoal and Antibacterial Agents, which are used to control infection and inflammation in skin problems.

Dermalex Rosacea

Dermalex Rosacea reduces the typical symptoms of rosacea by promoting the full restoration of the skin’s barrier function. It also protects the skin through special UV filters neutralising an important trigger in the appearance of rosacea and couperose symptoms. It restores the skin barrier, treating the rosacea symptoms, and fortifies the skin barrier, protecting from new flare-ups.

Eucerin Anti Redness Concealing Day Cream SPF 25 + UVA

Applied after cleansing, it instantly hydrates, calms irritation and helps cover visible redness. This innovative formula combines two active ingredients: SymSitive and Licorice Extract. Alongside its two active ingredients, the cream also contains green pigments that cover and neutralise reddened skin resulting in an instant even-toned complexion. To minimise the chance of intolerance or skin reactions the formula is pure, while the packaging has been designed to protect it from contamination thanks to a dual valve system.

Eucerin Anti Redness Soothing Care

Eucerin Anti Redness Soothing Care

Consists of two main ingredients: SymSitive and licorice extract. SymSitive acts as a sensitivity regulator directly at the source of the hyper-reactivity. It calms the unpleasant sensation and increases the tolerance of hypersensitive skin. Licorice extract is a natural ingredient derived from glycyrrhiza inflata root extract. It is both an anti-inflammatory and an anti-oxidant, and so reduces redness and soothes irritation.


Metrogel contains 0.75% metronidazole, which is a topical antibacterial


Brimonidine is a highly selective alpha2-adrenergic receptor agonist that is 1000-fold more selective for the alpha2-adrenergic receptor than the alpha1-adrenergic receptor.

Cutaneous facial application of a highly selective alpha2-adrenergic receptor agonist reduces erythema through direct cutaneous vasoconstriction.

Red Alert Cleanse

Red Alert Cleanse

Helps prevent the appearance of skin redness by gently cleansing the skin without stripping the natural protective oils. Helps relieve and calm irritated skin and provides environmental protection. Contains Teprenone, a patented anti-redness active ingredient that aids the reduction of skin hypersensitivity; vitamin K, which helps strengthen the capillary wall at the site of damage, reducing the appearance of skin redness; sweet orange oil, which has soothing and anti- inflammatory properties. Helps relieve and calm irritated skin and provides environmental protection.

Redness Corrector

Redness Corrector

A complete ‘anti-redness’ product with six targeted actions to reduce visible redness and minimise the appearance of future breakouts. Key ingredients are: alpha-bisabolol, aloe vera, and white tea, which soothes and calms; caffeine and potassium chloride, which helps to reduce the appearance of capillaries and thread veins; perfluorodecalin and caffeine, which minimise the appearance of future redness outbreaks; vitamin E, a strong antioxidant to protect the skin from environmental damage; and bakuchiol and aloe vera, which helps to minimise the skin’s response to irritants. Benefits include: instantly conceals redness with green mineral pigments; provides anti-inflammatory effects; protects the skin from environmental damage; helps to reduce the skin’s reactivity to external irritants.

Redness Solutions Daily Protective Base SPF 15

This comforting, oil-free, make-up primer protects skin from UVA/UVB exposure, which can aggravate skins with persistent or reactive redness. Does not contain chemical sunscreens. Its green tint helps correct redness and even out skin tone.

Redness Solutions Daily Relief Cream

An extra-gentle, oil-free moisturising cream that calms skin prone to persistent redness. It relieves visible redness and blotchiness, and soothes to cool discomfort. Over time, it also helps improve the comfort of the skin and lessens the look of broken capillaries.

Redness Solutions Soothing Cleanser

An extra-gentle, non-drying cream-gel that melts away makeup and impurities. It helps calm the appearance of visible redness and irritation while preserving the skin’s moisture balance. It soothes with mild exfoliation.

Rosalic AR Intense

Rosalic AR Intense

Intensive care for skin prone to redness, discomfort and skin tone changes. Targets skin tone irregularity and helps to prevent its reappearance. Helps comfort the look of red skin


Rozex contains 0.75% metroniazole, an antiprotozoal and antibacterial agent that is active against a wide range of pathogenic microorganisms. The mechanisms of action of metronidazole in rosacea are unknown, but evidence suggests that the effects may be antibacterial and/or anti-inflammatory


Ivermectin is a member of the avermectin class. Avermectin has anti-inflammatory effects by inhibiting lipopolysaccharide-induced production of inflammatory cytokines. Anti-inflammatory properties of cutaneous ivermectin have been observed in animal models of skin inflammation. Ivermectin also causes death of parasites, primarily through binding selectively and with high affinity to glutamate-gated chloride channels, which occur in invertebrate nerve and muscle cells. The mechanism of action of Soolantra in treating the inflammatory lesions of rosacea is not known but may be linked to anti-inflammatory effects of ivermectin as well as causing the death of Demodex mites that have been reported to be a factor in inflammation of the skin