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jsmithson

Member Since 26 Nov 2006
Offline Last Active Jul 14 2015 06:35 AM

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In Topic: New anti sebum drug: MTC896

14 July 2015 - 06:28 AM

I notice that the trial finished in April but no results have been posted by the company. I'm very interested to see what happened!

In Topic: Study Shows Amount Of Oil On Your Skin Impacts Amount Of Oil Being Produced.

13 July 2015 - 03:57 AM

http://link.springer...1007/BF00560397


Wow, what a dynamite study!

A good guy who used to come here said there was evidence for a constant sebum excretion rate. I don't remember the studies myself. This guy even performed a study on himself to test the theory! I can say of myself, my skin just keeps getting more oily as time goes by. So it seems to me to be a constant sebum rate.

But what if the feedback mechanism to stop sebum production doesn't work in my skin because my sebum is not viscous enough?

Another study I saw said that acne skin has less saturated and more unsaturated fat than normal skin. Unsaturated fat is less viscous than saturated.

I hope more research is done in this area!

I just noticed the date on this study: 1974! Oh well, I guess more research in this area is not likely.


In Topic: Doxycycline

18 February 2015 - 06:38 PM

Have you tried benzoyl peroxide?


In Topic: New anti sebum drug: MTC896

18 February 2015 - 08:53 AM

Wow so here I am 4 years later responding to the thread I started! It's amazing news that this drug has finally made some progress clinical trial wise. I actually wrote this one off since nothing happened for so long. I suppose the outcome they're looking for will be an improvement in acne since that's where the dollars are - us poor oilies are probably not a big enough market to justify the insane clinical trial expense.


In Topic: No Moisturizer Works For My Oily Face

11 August 2014 - 09:49 PM

If you have oily skin your water barrier is probably not working properly so you get dry skin. I'm not sure if the oily skin is a cause of TEWL or a symptom of some other problem which also causes TEWL?

 

My dermatologist told me that Tretinoin - which I see you have also used - causes dry skin.

 

If you're very oily then reducing the oil will probably improve the quality of your skin. Topical tretinoin won't reduce oil. If you're female you could try some anti androgens (check other threads). If you're male you might try large doses of vitamin A (check other threads). I'm not a fan of megadosing on vitamins but that's a personal thing!

 

I'm currently using BP. This is the only thing I put on my skin. The BP I use - which I get from my local chemist - contains a moisturiser in addition to an oil absorber. My skin is reasonably good quality while I use it. Unfortunately it doesn't help with oil production cry.gif. I tried Dan's BP but my skin didn't like it!

 

I'm about to try chlorophyll PDT at home to address the oil production. If I have success I'll come back here and talk all about it!