Dr. Arisa Ortiz MD Clinical Fellow, Harvard University

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Pyratine (Furfuryl tetrahydropyranladenine) is a plant cytokinin that has growth modulatory, anti-oxidative and anti-senescent effects on human skin cells. Studies show this product also improves the signs and symptoms of rosacea-as well as benefit photodamaged skin. In one study, more than 50 percent of subjects with rosacea showed improvement as early as four weeks. After 12 weeks of treatment, 80 percent of the subjects showed overall clinical improvement in rosacea. There was a 30 percent decrease in total lesion count by week four and a 40 percent decrease after 8 to 12 weeks of treatment. Erythema was reduced by 17 percent in 12 weeks, and telangiectasia by 12 percent. More recent findings, presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Academy of Dermatology, also showed progressive improvement in erythema, lesion counts and telangiectases without any adverse effects with continued use.”

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