Acne and Rosacea

Some of the key actives in our preparations include:

  • Adapalene – acts on retinoid receptors; normalizes differentiation of follicular epithelial cells resulting in decreased microcomedone formation
  • Azelaic Acid – inhibits growth of Propionibacterium acnes and reduces follicular keratinization
  • Mandelic Acid – Antibacterial and improves hyperpigmentation
  • Salicylic Acid – keratolytic, weak antifungal and antibacterial actions
  • Benzoyl Peroxide – antibacterial action due to oxidizing effect, mild keratolytic properties
  • Tretinoin – modulates cell proliferation and differentiation, decreases inflammation in acne, decreases formation of new comedones and decreases inflammatory lesions
  • Clindamycin – lincosamide antibacterial, inhibits growth of Propionibacterium acnes
  • Erythromycin – macrolide antibacterial, inhibits growth of Propionibacterium acnes
  • Sulphur – thins and moisturizes skin epidermis, inhibits growth of Propionibacterium acnes
  • Ivermectin – inhibits production of inflammatory cytokines, causes death of demodex parasites which may play a role in skin inflammation in rosacea
  • Mupirocin – mupirocin reversibly binds to the isoleucyl t-RNA synthetase in Staphylococcus aureaus and Streptococcus, resulting in inhibition of protein synthesis

Some compounded formulas require a prescription from the doctor. Contact our pharmacy or one of our sales representatives for more information.