Dermocosmetic care for rosacea

  • Maria Manuel Baía de Melo Magalhães Gonçalves University of Coimbra; Faculty of Pharmacy
  • Maria Eugénia Soares Rodrigues Tavares de Pina University of Coimbra; Faculty of Sciences and Technology; Chemical Engineering Department
Keywords: Rosacea/dermocosmetic treatment, Quality of life, Cosmetics, Cosmeceuticals, Skin care, Pharmacist advice


Rosacea is a chronic inflammatory skin disease that primarily affects the central area of the face; it is characterized by erythema, papules, pustules, nodules, and telangiectasia. This condition arises between 30-60 years of age, and it usually occurs in fair-skinned people. Rosacea is characteristic of sensitive skin, as it is a disease marked with punctuated phases of exacerbated signs and symptoms that alternate with periods of remission. Humans have long incorporated cosmetics in their daily habits; given the scientific and technological developments that emerged in cosmeceuticals or dermocosmetics, the current cosmetic options are now used for much more than adornment or cleansing. The purpose of cosmetic care in rosacea is to restore the balance of the skin, while reducing the underlying inflammation, sensitivity, and dehydration. This review aims to highlight the various dermocosmetic care options that can reduce discomfort for and bring benefit to patients who have reactive and sensitive skin associated with rosacea. Additionally, this report discusses how pharmacists - public health agents - can and should offer counseling and support interventions to patients once oral or topical medications are dispensed to this pathology.


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Gonçalves, M., & Pina, M. (2017). Dermocosmetic care for rosacea. Brazilian Journal of Pharmaceutical Sciences, 53(4), e00182.