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#3228918 New Product Being Tested Specifically For Sebum Reduction

Posted by jsmithson on 27 March 2012 - 03:18 PM

Ok so I found something good during my usual trawl of clinicaltrials.gov.

There's a new pharma company called 'Dermira' which seems to be focusing on sebum reducing agents. Of course their target market is acne because it's such a huge market but it can benefit us oilies too!

Their most advanced agent is called 'lemuteporfin' which when used with light therapy reduces the size of sebaceous glands. Unfortunately it's not a permanent solution - you'd have to keep going back to keep your oil down - but it sounds promising.

Here's their web site:


And here's the clinical trial:


#3048498 Controlling oil with.... lactoferrin!

Posted by jsmithson on 12 March 2011 - 06:14 AM

It's amazing what you find when trawling pubmed biggrin.gif


The key point is that a reduction in sebum was found through taking lactoferrin: a milk protein.

I'm about to start a 400mg per day experiment of lactoferrin and see if there's a reduction in sebum.

My sebum is out of control and systemic retinoids and topical polyphenols are unfortunately out of the question for me!