Supportive Studies and Research
Treatment of acne with a combination of propolis, tea tree oil, and Aloe vera compared to erythromycin cream: two double-blind investigations
The In Vitro Antimicrobial Activity of Lavandula angustifolia Essential Oil in Combination with Other Aroma-Therapeutic Oil
Antimicrobial and Improvement Effects of Tea Tree and Lavender Oils on Acne Lesions
Origanum vulgare L. Essential Oil as a Potential Anti-Acne Topical Nanoemulsion-In Vitro and In Vivo Study
Antibacterial activity of lemongrass (Cymbopogon citratus) oil against some selected pathogenic bacteriasAntimicrobial effects of tea-tree oil and its major components on Staphylococcus aureus, Staph. epidermidis and Propionibacterium acnes
The efficacy of 5% topical tea tree oil gel in mild to moderate acne vulgaris: a randomized, double-blind placebo-controlled study
Treatment of acne with tea tree oil (melaleuca) products: a review of efficacy, tolerability and potential modes of action
Treatment of acne vulgaris with salicylic acid pads
Comparison of a salicylic acid cleanser and a benzoyl peroxide wash in the treatment of acne vulgaris
Formulation and evaluation of antisebum secretion effects of sea buckthorn w/o emulsion
Essential fatty acids and acne
Linoleic acid and alpha-linolenic acid lightens ultraviolet-induced hyperpigmentation of the skin
Grape Seed Oil Compounds: Biological and Chemical Actions for Health
Evaluation of Wound Healing Properties of Grape Seed, Sesame, and Fenugreek Oils
A randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled trial to determine the efficacy and safety of lactoferrin with vitamin E and zinc as an oral therapy for mild to moderate acne vulgaris
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