Management of Rosacea-Prone Skin: Evaluation of a Skincare Product Containing Ambophenol, Neurosensine, and La Roche-PosayThermal Spring Water as Monotherapy or Adjunctive Therapy
August 2013 | Volume 12 | Issue 8 | Original Article | 920 | Copyright © August 2013
Sophie Seité PhD,a Florence Benech PharmD,b Sandrine Berdah PhD,b Muriel Bayer PharmD,b Sophie Veyrat PharmD,b Evelyne Segot PharmD PhD,b Marcela Sakalikova Mgr,c Lucia Gibejova Mgr,c Hana Zelenkova MD PhDc
aLa Roche-Posay Pharmaceutical Laboratories, Asnières, France
bL’Oréal Research and Innovation, Chevilly Larue, France
cDOST Svidnik, Private Clinic of Dermatovenerology, Svidnik, Slovakia
Rosacea does not only have a detrimental effect cosmetically,
but also leads to a distinct decrease in quality of life which,
according to the latest studies, is nonetheless less conspicuous
than in the case of atopic eczema, psoriasis or acne.2,9,10
Care must be taken to avoid psychosomatic co-morbidities,
such as anxiety and personality disorders. In addition to the
visible aspects of this disease, it can have a psychosocial impact
that must be evaluated when considering the treatment
options. By improving the physical appearance of the skin by
reducing erythema, the disabling psychological and social
consequences of the condition can be relieved, and patients’
quality of life and confidence improved. In this case the test
formula improved not only clinical signs and symptoms and
skin reactivity to “trigger factors” but also social, physical,
and psychosocial impacts of the disease.
The chronic nature of rosacea and the need for lifelong treatment
requires chosen therapies to be effective, safe and well
tolerated. Patient education and skincare counseling need to be
highlighted as having a major role in the management of this
complex and chronic disease. Provision of instructions on skin
care and cosmetics to female acne patients influenced quality
of life positively compared with a group of patients in which
no instructions about make-up were given.21,22 It is likely that
these results can be extrapolated to rosacea, in which fewer
studies investigating quality of life have been performed. A recent
study showed that patient quality of life is improved by
make-up in disfiguring skin diseases, including rosacea.23 As
ultraviolet light is a recognized trigger for rosacea, patients
should use regular applications of a high-factor sunscreen embracing
protection against UVB and UVA light wavelengths.
These studies highlight the value of a specifically designed and
packaged skincare product containing Ambophenol, Neurosensine,
and La Roche-Posay thermal spring water in monotherapy
or in combination with or after therapeutic treatment in the
global management of patients suffering from rosacea.
These studies were funded by La Roche-Posay Pharmaceutical
Laboratories France. All the authors excepted M. Sakalikova, L.
Gibejova and H. Zelenkova, are employees of L’Oréal.
Amy Whereat provided proofreading services.
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