The most basic cause of acne is excess sebum coupled with the presence of the acne-causing bacteria propionbacterium acnes (P. acnes). The strong bactericidal properties of lauric acid, a nutrient found in virgin organic coconut oil (one of the key ingredients) helps to create an antiseptic layer on the skin that may combat the growth of acne. Coconut oil discourages overproduction of sebum by providing natural moisture to the skin, while the high lauric acid content helps to fight surface bacteria. In fact, the U.S. National Library of Medicine highlighted lauric acid a potential alternative treatment to replace antibiotic therapies used to treat acne. It is also more effective than benzoyl peroxide! A recent study showed that Lauric acid inhibits P. acnes bacterial growth and is 15 times more potent at killing acne causing bacteria than benzoyl peroxide.
Additionally, Chia is rich in vitamins A, B1, B2, B3, iron, magnesium, potassium, phosphorus, manganese, copper, iron, molybdenum, niacin and zinc. The high levels of Vitamin B3 and Zinc help to explain why those with oily and acne prone skin see such great results while using the Skin Savior Multibalm. Vitamin B3, a proven anti-inflammatory, helps to reduce the redness that often accompanies blemishes and calms the skin. Topical zinc has been shown to help calm sebum production and may help to ward off bacterial infections in acne. Zinc is also a required element for tissue repair and rebuilding. It helps your skin heal after acne and can also help prevent scarring. And if that weren’t enough, chia seed has hydrophilic properties helping the skin retain moisture.
Now you know, and knowing is half the battle.