Denver, Colorado (PRWEB) August 07, 2012
It’s not just teenagers anymore. As more adults are faced with how to get rid of acne, many are turning to natural supplements, topical creams and other medications – as well as diet and lifestyle changes – to fight those bothersome bumps.
Official statistics indicate that acne now affects 25% of adult men and 50% of adult women, while one third of adults affected with facial acne also have acne on their body. In fact, according to the Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology, dermatologists find themselves seeing more adult acne patients than in previous decades. Not only that, but the skin condition is lasting longer and requiring treatment for many adults well into their mid-forties. (Source: Collier CN, et al. Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology. 2008; 58(1): 56-59.)
Unfortunately, today’s medical professionals agree that acne is reaching “epidemic” proportions. For an estimated 60 million Americans, it’s like a curse without a cure. What’s worse, there appears to be little modern medical relief in sight. For example, in a recent study, 88% of adult women taking antibiotics for persistent acne found that these modern meds offered virtually no help, and in some cases, made their acne worse. Very distressing indeed. (Source: Choi CW, et al. Journal of the European Academy of Dermatology and Venereology. 2010; 25(4): 454-461.)
The fact is, according to the latest medical findings, acne is nearly impossible to completely treat and cure because it is “multi-factorial”. This means acne has a wide variety of factors or causes, which all must be treated at the same time.
So what’s causing this latest rash of adult acne?
The answer is pollutions, poor diet, hormone-fed meats and even today's antibiotic medications for acne say the experts. In addition, according to the Journal, the one common denominator appears to be stress, the “new normal” in today’s wired and wireless world.
Acne also tends to run in families and can also be triggered by hormonal changes related to menstrual cycles, pregnancy, birth control pills, greasy or oily cosmetic and hair products, drugs such as steroids, testosterone, and estrogen, high levels of humidity and sweating. Diets high in refined sugars, processed meats and dairy may also be related to acne. As a result, many acne sufferers are turning to natural supplements, as well as diet and lifestyle changes to get rid of acne.
“We’ve seen a steady increase in sales, which we believe is partially related to the rise in adult acne, along with its resistance to antibiotic medications,” said Amber Henry, spokesperson for Human Innovation Labs, the Denver-based makers of Acne-d, a new skin-clarifying dietary supplement.
“Studies are showing that clear skin starts with good nutrition,” said Henry. “Because many of us have had skin issues, we wanted to develop a natural supplement that we would take ourselves, one with time-tested natural ingredients known to be safe and effective. That meant no harsh or questionable ingredients that could backfire or cause harmful side-effects.”
“Also, most times, topical products alone aren't enough to fight breakouts,” added Henry. “We created Acne-d to complement our customer’s existing skin care routines with the nutrients needed by the body to naturally defend itself against inflammation, remove toxins, reduce swelling, spur faster healing and support healthy skin from the inside out.”
Acne-d developed to provide safe, effective defense against acne.
Acne-d is based on a blend of vitamins, minerals, herbs, amino acids and antioxidants. In addition to vitamins A, B, C and E, and minerals such as magnesium, selenium and zinc, Acne-d’s formula incorporates Horsetail Herb Extract, a healing herb that is rich in silica to promote softer, smoother skin; Collagen Hydrolysate, a protein that aids in moisturizing and firming the skin; and L-Proline, an amino acid that helps build collagen and repair skin damage.
Other ingredients include Burdock Root Powder, a favorite medicinal herb for centuries for eliminating toxins and treating skin problems such as acne; Yellow Dock Root Powder, which contains more iron than any other plant and has been used to heal blemishes and other skin conditions; and Green Tea Leaf Extract, considered one of the most powerful antioxidants with over 200 times the potency of Vitamin E in fighting free radicals which can damage the skin.
The supplement is currently offered on Amazon, as well as the firm’s website, where sales have risen month over month since the product introduction. Availability at retail outlets is pending.
About Human Innovation Labs, LLC. Based in Englewood, Colorado, Human Innovation Labs is a privately-held firm dedicated to developing safe, effective natural supplements and other innovative products to help treat a variety of aliments, including acne in teens and adults. More information about the company’s new skin clarifying dietary supplement can be found online at: http://acne-d.com.