As part of Rosacea Awareness Month, Galderma revealed its new virtual platform, Rosacea Space, to show how the chronic condition ‘goes beyond the visible’.

The company called upon the rosacea community, asking friends and family affected by the condition to submit original artistic creations to Rosacea Space, illustrating what rosacea means to them. As well as entries from the public, prominent artists and influencers will feature on the website.

Rosacea is a common inflammatory disease affecting around 415 million people worldwide that presents a variety of clinical characteristics, the most common of which are flushing, persistent erythema and inflammatory lesions.

Galderma recently conducted an online patient survey that showed that 69% felt that feelings of stigmatisation associated with rosacea had a negative impact on their mental health. Moreover, 48% have heard or been told by peers that ‘rosacea is not a serious skin condition’.

Rosacea Space is made up of individual submissions as part an interactive and immersive space where participants and visitors can explore a collection that represents the diversity of rosacea and its impact. The space also invites visitors to learn more about the condition and empower skin positivity within the community and wider society.