Finacea Gel Review

(Last Updated On: May 24, 2015)

Finacea Gel Reviewed

How Good Is Finacea Gel At Treating Both Rosacea And Acne?

finacea gel acne rosaceaWhat Is Finacea Gel?

Finacea Gel is a prescription medication designed to treat both rosacea and acne.

These two conditions can sometimes go hand in hand with each other and is sometimes known as ‘acne rosacea’ where as well as the symptoms of acne the face is persistently and unusually red.

The active ingredient in Finacea Gel is azelaic acid.

How Does Finacea Gel Work?

Azelaic acid helps to treat acne by helping to inhibit the growth of keratin surface skin cells which helps to unblock pores and prevent the sebaceous glands from getting blocked and lets the sebum drain out which prevents comedones (blackheads) and pimples from forming.

It also helps to kill the acne bacteria Propionebacterium (or p.acnes) which thrives on sebum produced in the sebaceous glands. P.acnes produces fatty acids and waste products that irritate the sebaceous glands which lead to spots and inflammation. By decreasing the numbers of bacteria, the skin is no longer inflamed and can slowly begin to heal.

woman with rosaceaWho Can Use Finacea Gel

If you suffer from rosacea, acne or a combination of both, your doctor may decide that Finacea gel is a suitable treatment for you.

Finacea is not suitable for children under the age of 12 and is not recommended if you are allergic to propylene glycol.

Finacea Gel Side Effects

The most common side effects of Finacea includes;

  • Irritation and burning sensation on application
  • Peeling skin 
  • Redness and dryness

Less common side effects include;

  • Swelling (oedema) of the face
  • Skin discolouration where the gel has been applied
  • Contact dermatitis or allergic reaction

How to Use Finacea Gel

Finacea gel should be applied twice a day, in the morning and evening to clean skin and rubbed onto the affected areas gently.

It may be at least 4 to 8 weeks before any improvement is seen, though it is commonly prescribed for several months on the manufacturers recommendations.

User Reviews

The majority of independent reviews of Finacea are positive with most of users saying that within a few days their symptoms were noticeably improved, however, some users have reported side effects such as burning/tingling and itching;




Where To Buy Finacea In Ireland

Finacea is available by prescription only, you cannot buy this medication over the counter or online unless you have a valid prescription.

Our Thoughts

Although it appears from our research that Finacea is mostly prescribed for rosacea, its also effective in cases of acne and many of those prone to rosacea do seem to suffer from some degree of spots so in either case, it does work well to bring the symptoms under control. Its also one of the milder medications available.

However, Finacea can, (in some individuals) irritate the skin and have the potential to burn and dry out the skin, leading to peeling and unsightly effects and paradoxically, can even make the skin redder.

Finacea is well tolerated by many but its not for everyone, its also only available on prescription and is usually prescribed as an alternative acne treatment if others aren’t suitable. 

Recommended Products

skinception rosacea relief serum smallOne natural rosacea treatment that we can highly recommend is Skinception’s Rosacea Relief Serum.

Using a potent yet gentle selection of natural extracts and ingredients that help to soothe, relieve redness and inflammation and help to restore healthier pigmentation to affected skin while keeping it moisturised, supple, smooth and protected from further outbreaks from rosacea. 

Prices begin at €56.11 for a one month supply and shipping worldwide plus a 3 month (90 day) money back guarantee

Find out more – Read Our Full Rosacea Relief Serum Review Here

For acne;

exposed skin careExposed Skin Care is one of the most popular and most effective acne treatments available, using a powerful combination of herbal ingredients combined with acne medicine to make an acne formula that is second to none.

Containing natural ingredients that include Green Tea extract, Licorice root extract and sage extract and acne medicines that include benzoyl peroxide and azealic acid, they work together in harmony to provide a gentler, yet more effective alternative to harsher prescription medications, helping to address the cause, treat existing spots and prevent new ones from appearing.

A 60 day kit (6 piece) starts at just $59.95 (€55.77) and you can order worldwide direct from the manufacturers website.

Learn more here – Read The Full Exposed Skincare Review Here

The information in this website is for advice and guidance only. It is based on my own intensive research and personal experiences, and is not intended in any way to replace professional medical advice, or to diagnose or treat any health conditions. All rights reserved.