Background: Acne is an infection of the skin that occurs in both men
and women during their lifespan. There are various natural or synthetic products
available in the market to prevent and cure this disease.
Introduction: The majority of the world population depends on the herbs or natural
resources for the relief of acne disease. These are used to lessen the cost of
treatment and the side effects of synthetic analogs.
Methods: We have explored the various authentic web resources to compile information
regarding different patented and marketed herbal formulations for
Results: It has been found that most of the herbal formulation for acne include
the plant actives/extracts having the potential activity against the Propionibacterium
acne. The occurrence of this skin disease is also associated with the presence
of free radicals in the body, which also causes the inflammation and redness of
the skin. Further, the study of various patents also revealed that herbs with
anti-oxidant properties have been used in most of the herbal anti-acne formulations.
Moreover, the various patents also give the idea that herbal formulations also
prevent the appearance of pimples on the skin.
Conclusion: It has been concluded that the herbal anti-acne formulation is not only
used to treat acne but also prevents this disease safely and economically.
Keywords: Acne infection, herbs, marketed formulations, patents, phytoconstituents, anti-acne gel, anti-
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