Kristine Kucera, PA-C, MPAS, DHS


The National Rosacea Society (NRS) is set to introduce Seals of Acceptance for products that are safe and suitable for individuals with rosacea. This initiative aims to alleviate the challenges faced by those living with the condition, providing a trusted resource for rosacea-friendly skincare and cosmetic options. 

A panel of dermatologists will evaluate products to determine which meet the necessary criteria to receive the Seal of Acceptance. These criteria include being free from common rosacea triggers, such as fragrances, alcohol, and certain ingredients that may cause skin irritation or flare-ups.

With more than 16 million Americans diagnosed with rosacea, this initiative should also encourage the skincare and cosmetics industry to prioritize the development of rosacea-friendly options. 

Once the program publicly launches later in 2023, approved products will be listed in a directory of accepted products. I very much look forward to seeing the list of products that will be included. It is essential for patients with rosacea to use specifically formulated cleansers, moisturizers, and sunscreens in combination with prescription therapeutics to gain maximum and long-lasting control of their disease. In dermatology offices, it is extremely important for us to make specific over-the-counter product recommendations of cleansers, moisturizers, and sunscreen that will give our patients the best chance at success. For more information:

Kristine Kucera, PA-C, MPAS, DHS, is Assistant Clinical Professor, University of Texas Southwestern, Medical Center PA Program, Dallas, TX. She is a member of the DEF Advisory Council.