How Skin Actives T-zone serum helps control oily skin and acne
T-zone serum is a typical Skin Actives product: complex and different from everything else in the market. The secret is in the ingredients, the way it should be.
The actives in T-Zone serum:
Seakelp (Lactobacillus/Kelp Ferment Filtrate) Bioferment, Potassium Azeloyl Diglycinate, Camellia Sinensis (Green Tea) Epigallocatechin Gallate, Niacinamide, Nobiletin, Fucoidan, Porphyridium Polysaccharide, Arthrospira Extract.
Sea kelp bioferment (of magic broth fame), discourages bad bacteria, promotes good skin bioflora and helps with healing.
Arthrospira (Sprirulina) platensis extract contains phycocyanin and other actives that enhance cell proliferation and promote wound repair.
Fucoidan is a sulfated polysaccharide that has antiinflammatory and antioxidant properties. Fucoidan applied to the skin will increase the density of collagen bundles, decrease activity of proteases (enzymes that break down dermal proteins), increase scavenging of free radicals, and increase cell proliferation. These effects would be mediated through increased expression of integrin a2ß1 and may also help with wound healing.
The extracellular polysaccharide produced by Porphyridium, a red microalga has sulfate groups attached to the backbone are also non-reducing terminal D-xylopyranosyl and galactopyranosyl residues. It is known that this polysaccharide has antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties, and the xylitol residues may be responsible in part for the anti-inflammatory properties (we use xylitol in our anti-inflammatory cream). Other properties: lifting, anti-wrinkle.
Niacinamide (vitamin B3) decreases inflammation and itching (pruritus), and prevents immunosuppression caused by UV irradiation. It also helps decreases skin sensitivity.
Azeloyl glycine, a derivative of azelaic acid, normalizes sebum production, and has activity as antifungal, anti acne, and skin lightening. It is a derivative of azelaic acid, a chemical that in plants initiates a defense mechanism against bacteria. Azeloyl glycone has better bioavailability than azelaic acid and does not irritate the skin.
Nobiletin inhibits synthesis of the type of fats (triglycerides) that is food for the acne bacterium. It also has antibacterial and fungistatic activity.
EGCG (epigallocatechin gallate from green tea) decrease sebum secretion and suppresses the growth of acne bacteria that feed on it. It also inhibits 5-alpha-reductase activity and helps keep pores open, preventing the formation of comedos. A great active, it also has antioxidant activity.
In short, using the T-zone serum will help you keep skin oiliness and acne under control.
DISCLAIMER: These claims have not been evaluated by the FDA and are not intended to diagnose, cure, treat or prevent any disease.