azelaic acid in hair follicle growth Inhibition of 5alpha-reductase activity in human skin by zinc and Azelaic acid. AUTHOR Stamatiadis, D; Bulteau-Portois, MC; Mowszowicz, I. JOURNAL British Journal of Dermatology, 1988 Nov, 119(5):627-32. ABSTRACT The effects of zinc sulfate and azelaic acid on 5 alpha-reductase activity in human skin were studied using an in vitro … Continue reading "Zinc & Azelaic Acid"
Alpha lipoic acid skin benefits, oxidative damage and skin aging Anti oxidant activity of alpha lipoic acid, an anti aging element Alpha lipoic acid skin advantages has been recognized as a broad spectrum anti-oxidant for its antagonizing ability on skin aging through: to act both in cell membranes including nuclear membrane and interior of … Continue reading "Alpha Lipoic Acid Skin"
Alpha hydroxy acids, AHA’s, a two-wedged sword a closer look at an anti aging element Alpha hydroxy acids (AHA’s) have been described in the literature for the treatment of a number of conditions in which abnormal keratinization consistently contributes to pathogenesis. These include use of glycolic peel for acne scars. An study performed by Tung … Continue reading "Alpha Hydroxy Acids"
Kojic acid and skin discorlations and hyperpigmentation Kojic Acid an organic acid prepared from a Japanese mushroom is highly effective in treatment of freckles, hyperpigmentation acne scar and skin discolorations such as age spots. It also is consumed widely in the Japanese diet with the belief that it is of benefit to health. The combination … Continue reading "Kojic Acid"
5-alpha reductase inhibitors Human prostatic steroid 5 alpha-reductase isoforms–a comparative study of selective inhibitors. AUTHOR Iehlé C; Délos S; Guirou O; Tate R; Raynaud JP; Martin PM JOURNAL J Steroid Biochem Mol Biol, 54: 5-6, 1995 Sep, 273-9 ABSTRACT The present study describes the independent expression of the type 1 and 2 isoforms of human … Continue reading "Saw Palmeto"
Gamma linolenic acid in hair follicle growth Role of testosterone and its dervatives in hair loss has been subject of numerous studies and there has been several publications demonstrating local effect of testosterone in baldness and potentiation of this effect by dihydrotestosterone. Certain unsaturated aliphatic fatty acids, such as gamma-linolenic acid, inhibit 5alpha-reductase activity in … Continue reading "Gamma Linolenic Acid"