I have rosacea which I know means I have vasoreactive skin. I read that green coffee extract improves vasoreactivity. What does that mean for someone who has rosacea?
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These answers are for informational purposes and do not replace a physician head-to-head visit. A patient-physician relationship is not established.Great question!!!!It turns out I was in the lab investigating this very subject. The work is in regards XXXXX XXXXX product called RevaleSkin. It appears green tea stabilizes skin reactivity. Blood vessels are less apt to dilate in response to external stimuli such as the sun, heat. I am a big believer in RevaleSkin. I personally feel that it does more for the redness of Rosacea than any of the prescribed products presently on the market. Stiefel will no longer be manufacturing it, so I would purchase some while it is still available. We also discovered that it acts very well as a sunscreen. The morning version, in addition has sunscreen in it, but green tea has photo-protective properties equal to an SPF of 15.I use it myself and when I use it. many patients compliment me for my skin. Happy to answer further questions for you.
Thank you, XXXXX XXXXX wanted to know specifically related to green coffee extract. It says it improves vasoreactivity. Is that good or bad for rosacea?
I replied, but didn't get a response so I will try again. My question was specific to green coffee extract and the effects on rosacea. It is supposed to "improve vasoreactivity." Is that good for rosacea?
Sorry, I should have made it clear: CoffeeBerry is a green coffee extract. Green Coffee Extracts like CoffeeBerry are derived from the beans or fruit of the coffee tree before they are blended. They have polyphenols which quench free radicals. In fact, they are stronger anti-oxidants than green tea, pomegranate, Vitamin C and E etc. One of the most potent ingredients in green coffee bean extract and CoffeeBerry is chlorogenic acid ( a polyphenol). Chlorogenic acid and its breakdown product ferulic acid both reduce vasodilatation. As you probably know it is versatilities that causes the redness of rosacea. By controlling this dilation of blood vessels, rosacea is improved. Our research only dealt with the topical use of CoffeeBerry, not the oral use. I strongly doubt the oral version will work as well on the superficial blood vessels of the skin as the topical version. In other words some of the effect that you might be aware of with green coffee extract, as far as weight loss, would probably not apply to the skin. Chlorogenic acid has metabolic effects that are different than its effects on the blood vessels. To summarize, green coffee extract would be very helpful in treating the redness of rosacea because it controls the dilatation of blood vessels.I am sorry I made a typo by saying green tea stabilizes the skin. I meant to say green COFFEE stabilizes skin reactivity, as I was talking about RevaleSkin which uses a green COFFEE extract. I was actually drinking green tea while typing the above! By the way, if you find ads for RevaleSkin with CoffeeBerry, the woman pictured is my patient, and the redness in her skin really improved as much as shown. The photos were not touched up.Just to be sure, I am not paid by Stiefel for recommending this product. Another good product that is less expensive is Aveeno Ultra-Calming cream. It has feverfew as its active ingredient. Happy to answer further questions or clarify the above. Obviously, this is one of my favorite topics and I REALLY do appreciate the opportunity to answer this question.If there is any more information I could give you to change that horrible rating ( which now sends me off this site's recommended, customer's choice, list.), please let me know. ( I do give a generous amount of my proceeds to charity..in fact I did so a few hours ago). After all, try not to penalize me for a simple typo. It was the sweet taste of the green tea that made me do it!
30 years practice in general and cosmetic dermatology
Thank you. Do you think there would be any negative effect on my rosacea in taking green coffee extract even if my reason for taking it is to control weight?
No, not at all. Certainly not a negative effect. If anything it might be beneficial. However, the skin benefits would not be as potent as topically applied green coffee extract.