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hannah

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This is an email from Diana G.

"With my last order I purchased the anti-inflammatory cream.  It is the first cream I have purchased because my skin is very oily and doesn't usually tolerate creams well.  I liked the actives in the cream and there was a recent story about inflammation as a possible cause of rosacea

http://www.healthday.com/Article.asp?AID=607014

From my experience it seems to be the case.  I was having some breakouts along the sides of my face and on my forehead and I attempted all the things you would normally try for acne (exfoliating/drying up the spots) but nothing seemed to help. 

When I got the anti-inflammatory cream I decided to try that even though it's counterintuitive for me to put a cream on top of oily/breaking out skin.  I left it on as a mask for about 20-30 minutes and washed my face and went to bed.  The next morning when I woke up I was completely amazed.  My skin was baby soft and smooth and I couldn't stop touching my face because it felt so great. 

Based on my experience I would recommend the anti-inflammatory cream for those with rosacea skin to try. "

and this:

"Just to expand my on my experience.  The following evening I went to a party.  It was extremely hot (in the 100's).  The house was very small and crowded and people were spilling out to the patio so the AC did zilch.  Normally this would be rosacea "hell". 

My face felt warm because of the temperature but I did not have my usual rosacea flareup where it swells, burns and turns beet red.  In fact, the longer I've used skin actives the more tolerant my skin has become.  My skin also looked very good that night and a friend I hadn't seen in a long time was amazed. 

Here is some more info about Dr. Gallo's research from the UCSD website:

http://ucsdnews.ucsd.edu/newsrel/health/08-07CauseOfRosaceaDK-.asp

I really do believe inflammation is at the heart of rosacea and being able to control that really seems to help.  I'm sure you know there is a school of thought that many chronic diseases are the result of stress on the body due to inflammation. "
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Looks like what we need is an active that can kill small amounts of stratum corneum tryptic enzymes (SCTE) and/or cathelicidin. Obviously, having these is a must to prevent further diseases from arising, but using a substance that kills them 1-2 times a week could literally "cure" someone - hypothetically speaking.

Hannah, I stumbled across this abstract while looking for something to kill/slow down stratum corneum tryptic enzymes (SCTE): http://pt.wkhealth.com/pt/re/ijco/abstract.00013257-200410000-00004.htm;jsessionid=GgLVdMcF4FX6dGvTBS01MFPZQDmWhjw2nY2 cfLpTn6L5myz4z9cc!1646970248!181195628!8091!-1

In it, it says: "it could be demonstrated that the SCTE activity in the human horny layer decreases after in vivo application of cleansing products containing sodium lauryl ether sulphate (SLES)."

Apprently, this substance, SLES, is used in many cosmetic products today? Using it too often or too much of it causes irritation, but using a little seems to do what we need (according to the current information) which is decrease SCTE activity. Is it possible to make this substance available for sale? Am I interpreting this information correctly?

- Nate
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Sodium lauryl sulfate is a detergent. You will find it everywhere, just buy a shampoo, but I doubt that it will do any miracles on psoriatic skin.
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What about soybean trypsin inhibitor? Or maybe just a change in pH? Isn't trypsin highly dependent on pH to do its business?

Just musing...

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Too hypothetical for us (Skin Actives Scientific) to get involved. It will take years of expensive research, let the specialists work on it.
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I figured. I was only half-serious, anyway. Besides, it seems like there are trypsin inhibitors everywhere, once I started to look - egg whites, for example.

Chances are that if it was that simple, we'd know about it by now (although there's always a chance of the simple things being overlooked...)

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What about a paste of baking soda and water? Baking soda kills everything, doesn't it?


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Baking soda does not kill anything (fortunately). I think it is used to absorb odors in the refrigerator.

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Oh darn. I thought it killed the dust mites in my carpet. Better stick to SAS products for my face!


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Some people are finding that baking soda mixed with water (paste) is having some good effects to thier rosacea.  Some have said that it is taking the redness down and taking their p&p's down.  I saw this on the rosacea support group.  I do not know if it kills anything.  I know some people drink it for certin things.  You might want to take a look on the support forum.


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