Safety study of acne treatment cosmetics for females with facial acne vulgaris

Miki Tanioka, Yoshiki Miyachi, Setsuya Aiba, Katsuko Kikuchi, Osamu Ishikawa, Yayoi Nagai, Tadashi Terui, Hidenao Shimizu, Masatoshi Ito, Hiromi Kantoh, Kayoko Matsunaga, Akiko Yagami, Ichiro Katayama, Shigeki Inui, Masamitsu Ishii, Hiromi Kobayashi, Atsuko Kato, Masutaka Furue, Noriko Fukiwake, Syuhei ImayamaYumiko Suzuki

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Abstract

We carried out a four-week study in patients with facial acne vulgaris in order to assess the safety of new acne treatment cosmetics (a cream and a lotion) containing sulfur and dipotassium glycyrrhizate. We found adverse skin reaction in 5.2% of the subjects who used the acne treatment cream, and in 6.1% of the subjects who used the acne treatment lotion. These adverse skin reactions were slight or moderate, and there was no severe reaction. The average number of acne eruptions at 4 weeks was significantly decreased after application, compared with baseline. The satisfaction index for skin condition, obtained by using a visual analog scale, was improved after the study. The results indicate that the acne treatment cream and lotion are safe and useful for patients with acne.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)354-363
Number of pages10
Journalskin research
Volume7
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 06-2008

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Dermatology
  • Infectious Diseases

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    Tanioka, M., Miyachi, Y., Aiba, S., Kikuchi, K., Ishikawa, O., Nagai, Y., Terui, T., Shimizu, H., Ito, M., Kantoh, H., Matsunaga, K., Yagami, A., Katayama, I., Inui, S., Ishii, M., Kobayashi, H., Kato, A., Furue, M., Fukiwake, N., ... Suzuki, Y. (2008). Safety study of acne treatment cosmetics for females with facial acne vulgaris. skin research, 7(3), 354-363.