The Magical Vitamin that Helps with Acne
The Acne industry can be overwhelming with many products that have very little clinical effect. The value of product ingredients tend to be weighted more vested in marketing rather than providing a product which actually helps. When selecting an acne treatment, it’s very important to analyze the ingredients and effectiveness of each one.
Which vitamin can help with acne?
Vitamin B3, aka Niacinamide (Nicotinamide) is the proven acne treating vitamin which works! When used topically (Nicotinamide 4%), a clinical study using Cook’s acne grading scale, showed a reduction in acne vulgaris. Cook’s acne grading scale uses photographs to grade severity from 0 to 8 (0 being the least severe and 8 being the most severe). In the study, patients with moderate inflammatory acne vulgaris using Nicotinamide 4% twice daily reduced an average of 5.93 ± 0.83 grade at baseline to 4.03 ± 1.33 grade at week 4 and 2.08 ± 1.59 grade at week 8. The Nicotinamide treatment was just as effective as using the typical pharmaceutical treatment of Clindamycin.
At The Organic Compounding Pharmacy we offer a complex Acne Treatment cream consisting of 4% Nicotinamide and other clinically effective ingredients. We use a base that is non-comedogenic and is rich in omega 7. Ingredients have proven to be anti-inflammatory, rejuvenates skin, and speeds up cell turnover.
Our Acne Cream can be purchased here: http://theocpharmacy.com/product/acne-cream/
Sea Buckthorn Oil:
Rich in palmitoleic acid, also known as omega 7 which is a powerful agent in treating burns and wounds. Sea Buckthorn Oil also helps regenerate cells and increase healing in acne and scars. Sea Buckthorn Seed oil is red in color and has 1:1 ratio of linoleic acid (omega 6) and alpha linoleic acid (omega 3) which is known to moisturize and regenerate cells.
Retinol is a Vitamin A derivative. It helps reduce acne outbreaks by preventing dead cells from clogging pores. It speeds up cell turnover, rejuvenating skin at a faster rate.
Hydrating/moisturizing effect without clogging pores. It stimulates immune cells to speed up healing and fight infection. It is clinically proven to significantly reduce redness and create a soothing effect on the skin. It also reduces scars and mark formation by inhibiting melanin oxidation.
Retains water in the skin and keeps skin hydrated by attracting oxygen and holding water. It is very gentle for sensitive skin and has a natural calming effect.
Non-comedogenic base cream is ideal for acne and rosacea. It is formulated with avocado extract and helps improve red, blotchy areas and decrease oil formations in the skin.
1 Abstract Study: Khodaeiani E, Fouladi RF, Amirnia M, et al,. Topical 4% nicotinamide vs 1% clindamycin in moderate inflammatory acne vulgaris. Int J Dermatol. Aug 2013.