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Recent Patents on Phytoconstituents based Formulations for Treatment of Acne Infection: A Review.

BACKGROUND: Acne is a skin infection of skin, occurs in both men and women during their life span. There are various natural or synthetic products available in the market to prevent and cure this disease.

INTRODUCTION: The majority of the world population depends on the herbs or natural resources for the relief in acne disease. These are used to lessen the cost of treatment and side effects of synthetic analogs.

METHODOLOGY: We have explored the various authentic web resources to compile information regarding different patented and marketed herbal formulations for acne treatment.

RESULTS: It has been found that most of the herbal formulation for acne include the plant actives/extracts having the potential activity against the Propionibacterium acne. The occurrence of this skin disease also associated with the presence of free radicals in the body, which also causes the inflammation and redness of the skin. Further, the study of various patents also revealed that herbs with antioxidant properties used in most of the herbal anti-acne formulations. Moreover, the various patents also give the idea that herbal formulations also prevent the appearance of pimples on the skin.

CONCLUSION: It has been concluded that the herbal anti-acne formulation not only used to treat the acne but also acts in the prevention of this disease in a safely and economically manner.

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