Topical L-Carnitine To Reduce Sebum Production?
Posted 18 July 2012 - 10:41 PM
I've been thinking about giving this a try by adding L-Carnitine to my moisturizer.
You can read the full study here:
Posted 19 July 2012 - 05:45 AM
Posted 19 July 2012 - 09:34 AM
That is interesting. I just started using L-carnitine in combination with B5 orally. Will you break up the pill and mix it in with your moisturizer?
Posted 11 August 2012 - 03:09 PM
Edited by BSider, 11 August 2012 - 03:19 PM.
Posted 11 August 2012 - 05:47 PM
I'm a little confused, though, about how you did the test: did you wash your skin first, before applying the Skin Indicators after waiting for a while? Did you really wait for an entire HOUR, first? The second one does appear slightly less greasy, although maybe not as much as you had hoped...
Posted 11 August 2012 - 07:41 PM
I'm a little confused, though, about how you did the test: did you wash your skin first, before applying the Skin Indicators after waiting for a while? Did you really wait for an entire HOUR, first?
Haha, yes I ordered the Sebutape a while back after reading how you measured your sebum excretion during your no-face-washing experiment.
Here's the procedure I used for measuring:
1. Wake up, eat breakfast and wait an hour (to make sure the sebum is flowing)
2. Wash face and wait 5 min to dry
3. Apply isopropyl alcohol to sebum measurement area
4. Set timer for 1hr and wait
5. Apply Sebutape and hold for 5 seconds
6. Blot the area with Gatsby oil blotting sheets to soak up excess oil
7. Repeat (4)-(6) two more times
8. Of the three Sebutape samples, choose the sample that looks closest to the "average" of the three (for me they all looked pretty similar).
The second one does appear slightly less greasy, although maybe not as much as you had hoped...
The 8/11 sample does appear to be slightly less oily -- I tried converting both samples to black and white in Photoshop (via Image->Adjustments->Threshold) and then measured the black:white pixel ratio via the Histogram. The 7/22 sample had a ratio of .109 and the 8/11 sample had a ratio of .104. Unfortunately, only a 5% decrease.
Posted 13 August 2012 - 05:01 PM
Posted 26 August 2012 - 01:13 AM