Acneherb Gel (Anti Acne)
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Lavender is one of the most valuable oils for the treatment of acne. Lavender controls the bacteria that cause skin infections, soothe the skin, help balance the production of excess sebum, and reduce scarring.
Also, Due to the desirable aroma, disinfectant and balancing effects of Rose Geranium, it uses in skin care products.
In a clinical trial, 59 patients with acne, received this gel or Clindamycin gel for 4 weeks. Results showed that the percentage of reduction of the disease after 2-4 weeks with this gel was 48.8% and 76.8%, and for the Clindamycin gel, was 55.3% and 49.9%.
|Gel 30 gr|
|Lavender (Lavandula stoechas) Essential Oil - Geraniums (Pelargonium roseum) Essential Oil|
|Apply locally a thin layer of acneherb gel on the affected area every night. Duration of treatment is determined by the physician, although it is normally one month.|
|Geraniol, linalyl ester, terpineol, linalool|
|Based on 0.56% eucalyptol, and 1.02% ß-Citronellol in product|
|Acne (Zit) is the commonest chronic skin condition. It occurs commonly adolescence, affecting many teenagers and frequently continues into adulthood. Acne is characterized by noninflammatory lesions whiteheads and blackheads comedones ) and inflammatory (papule, cyst, and nodule). Acne may cause psychological complications. Depression and reduced self-esteem can be the psychological roblems,especially in adolescence, when the personality of the individual is still under development.Therefore,treatment are very important ,in order the consequences of acne to be minimized or eliminated. Acne is clinically divided into two groups:In the first group; the condition is mild to moderate and lesions are confined to the face, with no scarring.The disease, in the second one, is often moderate to severe and lesions are found on the body and may result in scarring.Affective factors linked to acne include: an increase in sebum production, blockages in follicles, hyperkeratinization, propionibacterium acnes (P.acnes) and inflammation. Lavandula stoechas (lavender) is used for topical treatment of acne; preventing scarring on the face, and blemish on the face and body. Lavender is the most effective essential oil for the prophylactic and remedial treatment of acne. It is bacteriostatic, sooths the skin, and helps to balance overproduction of sebum and reduce scarring. Essential oil of Pelargonium roseum is antidepressant, antiseptic, a worthwile astringent, homeostatic (blockage of beeding) and also increase time healing that make it very useful for the treatment of injuries. Pelargonium roseum is used in dermatological treatment products due to its sweet smell; astringent, antiseptic, and balancing the secretion of sebum. Pelargonium roseum is very effective for very dry or greasy skins and dry skins with oily spots. In a double-blind, clinical trial, 59 patients with acne vulgaris applied randomly either acneherb topical gel (containing essential oils of Lavandula stoechas and Pelargonium roseum) or clindamycin topical gel 1% for 4 weeks. Patients were visited every two weeks for follow up. the end of the study, for analyzing the overall results of management in each stage; the process of the disease symptoms changes were again rated and patients were classified in 4 groups: no reply, middle, good, and very good. Analysis of data revealed the following points: Two drugs hadn’t significantly differ with regard to the impact on erythema, comedo, papule, and pustule. Both 2 drugs had the greatest influence on papule. However, that was not important difference between the two drugs (p ≥0.2). Neither of which had been effective on cystic acne. The reduction percentage of disease rate, 2 and 4 weeks after treatment by acneherb topical gel were 48.8% and 76.8% and for clindamycin gel were 55.3% and 49.9% respectively; that was a significant difference between the two drugs during that period (p<0.001). Both drugs, 4 weeks after treatment, decreased lesions type by 93.1%. The overall result of treatment in the two groups, namely acneherb gel and clindamycin gel was very good and there was no statistically significant difference between the two groups (p=0.95). Researchers concluded that by using topical formulation of clindamycin, this composition might be absorbed through skin surface. In addition, systemic and topical application of clindamycin have side effects including diarrhea, dysentery, colitis, e.g. pseudo membranous colitis; regarding these results, while using acneherb gel as anti-acne treatment is equally as effective as clindamycin gel 1%, it avoids harmful side effects including pseudo membranous colitis.|
|Severe hypersensitivity to product ingredients.|
|With recommended dosage and appropriate application, no side effect is reported, although it may cause skin irritation such as redness and burning in sensitive individuals. In certain case, stop the drug and consult with the doctor.|
|To prevent from skin allergies, before applying the Acneherb gel, rub the pea-sized amount of it on the skin adjacent to wrist and if no allergic reactions including redness, burning, and sever itching happens after 12 hours, initiate treatment course. - It is very important that you use this gel only as directed. Check with your doctor at any time your skin becomes too redness and burning during using product, stop the drug and consult with dermatologist. - Do not use this gel in or around the eyes, if it accidently occurs, rinse with large amounts of water. - After applying the Acneherb gel, wash your hands with soap and water. - Keep out of the reach of children. - Keep tightly closed immediately after application. Store at room temperature (15-30˚C), away from direct light.|