Deciphering Anti-acne Formulations


Acne vulgaris (acne) is a skin disease that can be caused by multiple chronic issues including: hyperkeratinization, sebaceous gland hyperplasia with seborrhea, Propionibacterium acnes proliferation and inflammation.1, 2 Seborrhoeic dermatitis is an inflammatory skin dermatosis that is observed as red plaques covered with greasy, yellowish squames that are pruriginous and predominant in the seborrhoeic areas. Seborrhoeic dermatitis produces an excess of sebum that can be periodically more susceptible to infection from bacteria, yeasts and fungi. Seborrheic inflammation can be considered as a form of acne vulgaris, an obstruction of the sebaceous flow that can cause the formation of pimples.

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