Scientists in the United States has recently found similar substances contained in mother's milk which has great potential to overcome the problem of acne.
This natural substance called laurik acid (lauric acid), the levels in breast milk (milk) reached about 45-50 percent. Known as antibacterial agents, laurik acid is also found in virgin coconut oil or VCO.
Inventor of this substance, Dissaya Pornpattananangkul, a bioengineering researcher from the University of California, stated, laurik acid could save millions of teenagers in the world. This substance is going to be new hope in the treatment of acne because of its natural and safe.
Through his research, Dissaya prove that the treatment using facial creams that contain this substance does not cause side effects. Not as well as other current treatments that can cause skin redness, heat, and burning.
One of the advantages the invention is to combine acid Dissaya laurik with "gold nanoparticles". These nano particles that make acid laurik not attached to each other when the processed form of cream and then can be separated quickly when applied to the skin.
"Nano particles can also help determine the bacteria that cause acne liposomes based on skin conditions, including pH (acidity)," he said.
and Professor Liangfang Zhang of the University Jacobs School of Engineering, said alloy between natural ingredients and the newest way of acne treatment is to increase the antimicrobial effectiveness and minimize side effects.
Together with his team, Dissata plans to conduct these tests on human skin creams. So far they have managed to meet several conditions to obtain permits testing because this product is made from natural ingredients and has been included in the safe list.
Wednesday, April 21, 2010
1:50 AM Posted by zone4health