Skip main navigation

Hurry, only 3 days left to get one year of Unlimited learning for £249.99 £174.99. New subscribers only. T&Cs apply

Find out more

Herbal Effect: Acne Prevention

Explore skin care products fromherbal solutions such as tea tree oil, soft coral.

Prof Lee explores acne pathogenesis, focusing on keratinocyte hyperproliferation, hormonal changes, and bacterial inflammation. Studying in vitro models, he evaluates herbal extracts’ anti-environmental and anti-microbial effects, lipase inhibition, and sebum reduction.

Tea tree oil exhibits significant antimicrobial efficacy, while soft coral extract balances oil expression. Pomegranate demonstrates anti-environmental and antibacterial effects against P-acnes. Prof Lee emphasizes the potential of herbal extracts in cosmetics to prevent and reduce acne. This insight positions herbal medicine as a crucial resource for developing drugs, clinical use, and skincare products.

Have you ever used an anti-acne cleanser and what’s ingredient of it? Although we have talked about some of the effects of herbs. Please keep an eye out for skin allergies.

This article is from the free online

Clinical Drug Development of Chinese Herbal Medicine

Created by
FutureLearn - Learning For Life

Reach your personal and professional goals

Unlock access to hundreds of expert online courses and degrees from top universities and educators to gain accredited qualifications and professional CV-building certificates.

Join over 18 million learners to launch, switch or build upon your career, all at your own pace, across a wide range of topic areas.

Start Learning now