AC Sebum Control Enzyme PF

Oily skin and redness do not leave a flawless first impression. Active Concepts developed a product that controls excess sebum and is the answer to this persistent problem. AC Sebum Control Enzyme PF comes from the Gallotannins and Ellagitannins of meadowsweet. Meadowsweet acts as natural astringents to reduce the activity of the sebaceous glands by inhibiting the activity of 5α-reductase. This in turn, limits the amount of sebum secreted due to an astringent effect by the tannins and can help prevent problem skin. AC Sebum Control Enzyme PF regulates sebum production and secretion so that we are not just covering up the problem but providing a solution!

Efficacy Assays

  • Antimicrobial Activity Assay

    Organism specific-cidal activity... Read More

  • Antimicrobial Activity Assay

    AC Sebum Control Enzyme PF is able to sufficiently inhibit the growth of both Staphylococcus epidermidis and Propionibacterium acnes. AC Sebum Control Enzyme PF is also able to reduce the accumulation of sebum within the pilo-sebaceous channels that assists in the proliferation of skin bacteria and ultimately leads to irritation and acne.

  • Inhibition of 5-α Reductase Assay

    Evalutes 5α-reductase activity in vitro... Read More

  • Inhibition of 5-α Reductase Assay

    AC Sebum Control Enzyme PF inhibits 5-α-reductase at all tested levels and is dose-dependent, as the highest dose level is most effective. 0.075% AC Sebum Control Enzyme PF decreased 5-α-reductase mRNA by 18%; 0.10% AC Sebum Control Enzyme PF decreased 5-α-reductase mRNA by 52%; and 0.15% AC Sebum Control Enzyme PF decreased 5-α-reductase mRNA by 69%.

  • Astringent Properties Assay

    Evaluates sebum secretions and lipid index on the skin... Read More

  • Astringent Properties Assay

    AC Sebum Control Enzyme PF decreased the lipid index in 100% of our volunteers and it lowered 73% of volunteers down to normal skin lipid levels. Therefore, AC Sebum Control Enzyme PF has adequate astringent properties and sufficiently lowers sebum secretion down to normal skin levels.

  • Visual Astringency Assay

    Visually evaluates sebum production... Read More

  • Visual Astringency Assay

    According to the results, AC Sebum Control Enzyme PF may dramatically reduce the number of visual sebum spots, thus improving the overall appearance and health of the skin.

Product Information

Product Code
20395PF
INCI Name
Butylene Glycol & Water & Spiraea Ulmaria Extract
INCI Status
Conforms
Source
Botanical & Synthetic
Potential Applications
Skin, Hair, Decorative Cosmetics
Suggested Use Levels
2.0 - 5.0%
Solubility
Water Soluble
Solvent
Butylene Glycol & Water
Benefits
Problem Skin, Sebum Control
Preservation System
Preservative Free

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