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In Topic: Resveratrol

22 January 2014 - 10:08 PM

Sorry the late update but I got sidetracked by a bunch of stuff. I stopped taking resveratrol a couple of weeks ago. Unfortunately whatever miraculous oil-reducing effect I saw in the beginning has disappeared. By the end of the experiment, the resveratrol may have been reducing my oil production slightly, but not enough that I could confidently recommend it to anyone else. I don't know if my initial results were due to the resveratrol or if my body was simply being nice to me for a few days, but something was definitely reducing my oil production for a little while there.


As for the 5 Alpha Avocuta by Noviderm that I was applying to the right side of my nose, it didn't help at all. The company claims that oil-reducing effects were confirmed after one week of use in their trial. I used the cream for 8 weeks and saw no reduction in oil.

In Topic: Contributing Factors Of Oily Skin

31 December 2013 - 07:26 PM

What kinds of foods are in your typical diet? Do you avoid anything besides dairy and soy?

In Topic: Resveratrol

03 December 2013 - 10:28 PM

I'm not using Sebutape, just eyeballing it based on how much oil appears on the blotting sheets that I use. I know I could be more scientific about it and use Sebutape, but if the improvement from a product is so minor that I can't see a difference on a regular blotting sheet then it's useless as far as I'm concerned.


I'm applying the 5 Alpha Avocuta cream to only the right side of my nose (I always apply these kinds of topicals to just one side). I haven't noticed any changes from that yet. I didn't have much faith in it to begin with, but I'll still keep it up for at least a month.

In Topic: Resveratrol

02 December 2013 - 10:34 PM

What amount of red wine would one have to drink to achieve an effective dose of reservatol? biggrin.png


Lethal amounts haha. There is only about 1mg of resveratrol in a 5 oz glass of red wine, whereas the supplement I'm taking contains 200mg per pill. If you scroll down this page you can see a small breakdown of resveratrol content in wines: http://lpi.oregonsta...ls/resveratrol/




That's some promising news.  I was curious - which brand of resveratrol are you using?


I'm using the NOW Foods brand. I still wouldn't recommend resveratrol to anyone else at this point because what I'm experiencing might just be a fluke, but I'll post an update if I continue to see good results.


Hello Jofo, how are you doing on the Now resveratrol? We have used it in a trial without much luck. We are currently using topical spironolactone on some people. It is sometimes used orally for acne in women. In theory it should reduce oiliness / make the sebaceous glands less sensitive to androgens. Has any male here used it topically for at least 3 months and have success with it?


I think it's still having a positive effect on my oil production. It hasn't been totally consistent day to day, but in general it seems like my oil production is maybe 40-50% slower than normal. I have enough resveratrol to last for another couple of weeks, so I still suggest that everyone let me continue to be the guinea pig here for a little bit before trying resveratrol for yourself.

In Topic: Peppermint Oil Has Been Reducing My Oil Production

02 December 2013 - 10:28 PM


jofo what brand are you using?


I use the NOW Foods brand, but I'm sure other brands would work just as well.


I'm definitely going to try this. What did your dilution ratio end up being? 10:1?


I'm not precise with it, but it's probably closer to 15:1 water:peppermint.