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Fighting Acne With Chitooligosaccharides

Acne is a common skin issues and occurs in 80% of those between the ages of 11 and 30. There are many factors associated with the occurrence of acne, such as bacteria, hormones, and the increased production of sebum. While acne is not life-threatening, it can have serious physical and emotional impacts, such as scarring and inflammation as well as insecurity, feeling antisocial, and even depression in some.

Acne Causes

In the scientific community it is well known that the bacteria Staphylococcus epidermidis, Propionibacterium acnes, Staphylococcus aureus, Pseudomonas aeruginosa, and Candida albicans can all lead to abnormal follicular keratinization and inflammation of the skin. Among these, Propionibacterium acnes (P. Acnes) is a significant factor in the development of acne.

General Acne Treatment

When you have acne you look for a way to treat it. Some common treatments include retinoids, benzoyl peroxide, and antibiotics. These are used to manage symptoms and destroy the bacteria that cause acne. However, antibiotics and benzoyl peroxide have side effects, such as bacteria becoming resistant to drugs, eliminating “good” bacteria with the bad, and damaging tissue and organs with long-term use. These chemicals can also be harmful to the human cells.

So how do we treat acne when the best solution is to treat the cause?

Chitooligosaccharides in Resisting P. acnes

Scientists have been focused on developing a treatment option that resists bacteria and is safer than well-known traditional methods. This research led to the use of chitooligosaccharides in suppressing the growth of P. acnes, an important cause of acne, and it was discovered that it was highly effective in treating P. acnes.

The following image is from an electron microscope that reveals the effectiveness of chitooligosaccharides in resisting P. acnes bacteria.

Credit: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/core/lw/2.0/html/tileshop_pmc/tileshop_pmc_inline.html

Due to that research chitooligosaccharides have been selected to treat acne because of its high effectiveness in resisting the P. acnes bacteria without the risks associated with the use of antibiotics and other traditional medications. This is why the Dr. Rath Radiance Essence Ex uses chitooligosaccharides as an active ingredient to treat acne at its cause. When utilized as a skincare product, the ingredient is adjusted for highest efficiency while being gentle on the skin. Dr. Rath is an expert in chitooligosaccharides so you can be sure that this product delivers results.

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