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Possible cure For Acne

Beauty Byte: A Cure For Acne?

This is big. Scientists believe they may have found a cure for acne. This hope comes from a study in which the drug SMT D002 reduced the flow of sebum in pores by 90 percent.

The drug was developed to treat a condition unrelated to acne, although its creators will not reveal it. (Nor will they disclose the active ingredients.) What's more is that as of yet, the drug has yet to produce any side effects. This is especially exciting considering that Accutane, the most similar drug on the market in terms of effectiveness, comes with some pretty serious potential side effects. It is important to note, however, that the trials so far have been small, so further testing is needed before any conclusive findings can be announced.

The drug is currently being made into a topical cream, but no word as to when it will be available. I think this sounds like an exciting development — even if it does sound a little too good to be true — so I'll keep you updated on anything else I hear.


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snowbunny11 snowbunny11 9 years
That would be amazing. I finally have the insurance to try accutane, and all the docs in my area refuse to prescribe it to women now...I wonder if that is even legal!! I would definitely jump to try something new.
rgrl rgrl 9 years
Skeptical over here. I guess I'm just a pessimist.
intensebandgeek intensebandgeek 9 years
(*cries*) This would be flippin' AMAZING.
JaimeLeah526 JaimeLeah526 9 years
Where can I sign up to be in the trial for this one? Haha.
carhornsinapril carhornsinapril 9 years
i wonder -- would this affect the rate at which your skin ages? i assume it would have a similar effect as accutane, but i'm not exactly educated on how that affects your skin's rate of aging, either. i just hear less sebum, and assume drier skin. thoughts from anyone (especially accutane users)?
carhornsinapril carhornsinapril 9 years
ha. like gigill, i'm waiting for a major trial to bring out the list of side effects. but really, this sounds so promising. if i could have a drastic improvement in my cystic acne WITHOUT antibiotics, it would be a miracle.
sweetrae80 sweetrae80 9 years
if it's safe i'll buy it
stayplus stayplus 9 years
Omg please let this topical cream come out soon. I've had acne continuously ranging from the odd spot to a face full of zits for almost half of my life. It would be such a relief to me to take a break from all this.
Jenny86 Jenny86 9 years
YAY! I don't have acne. But I when I break out, it's a bitch!
gigill gigill 9 years
I'm just waiting to find out what the side-effects are. They'll crop up; they always do.
gruiz711 gruiz711 9 years
def keep us updated on this one!!
okmaebe okmaebe 9 years
Man, I am IN!
Kaori Kaori 9 years
Oh my God, I'm so excited! If this stuffs works without major side effects, then I'll finally be saved from this horrid skin!
sofi sofi 9 years
ok, my last post but this bugged me. From their website: you see that the original trial was for Parkinson's research. :)
sofi sofi 9 years
ok, I know I read something on a beauty blog regarding this, but I just found some research indicating that it may be Parkinson's research this company was doing: In addition, seborrhoea is a non-motor symptom of Parkinson's disease that is estimated to affect a large proportion of patients. What I read was that they were really researching about Parkinson's and happened to see this decrease in sebum.
sofi sofi 9 years
man, I just read something about this AND they said what it was used for somewhere- argh!! I can't remember where it was, but I know they had more info.
Beauty Beauty 9 years
I think they might be mum because they don't want to give out details, but methinks they also may want to create buzz around the product itself.
nomerz nomerz 9 years
maybe because they don't want to give out details until they know if it works...? That would be so amazing if it did! I would definitely buy it. I have had acne for ten years now...
linds1019 linds1019 9 years
Why won't they disclose the ingredients or what they originally created this for?
TennisStar TennisStar 9 years
i hope this works!!!! i would totally buy it!
cocomademoiselle cocomademoiselle 9 years
Exciting news!
bailaoragaditana bailaoragaditana 9 years
Yeah, sign me up for this if it works!!
Francoisehardly Francoisehardly 9 years
If it works and without side effects, I must have some.
hanako66 hanako66 9 years
This is awesome...of course it comes out when I am in my late 20s and not as a teen!
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