Category: Acne

  • Is It the Sugar, the Milk, or the Cocoa in Chocolate Causing Acne?

    Is the link between chocolate and acne due to the sugar, the milk, or the cocoa in chocolate? Researchers put white chocolate, dark chocolate, baking chocolate, and cocoa powder to the test to find out. A century ago, “diet was commonly used as an adjunct treatment for acne. During the 1960s, however, the diet–acne connection […]

  • Does Chocolate Cause Acne? 

    What are the effects of dairy products, sugar, and chocolate on the formation of pimples? Acne affects nearly one in ten people globally, “making it the eighth most prevalent disease worldwide.” What is nutrition’s role? If we go back a century, dermatology textbooks “recommended dietary restriction”—for example, advising those with acne to avoid foods like […]

  • Clascoterone Cream (Winlevi) for Acne

    Date:  December 27, 2021 Issue #:  1640 Summary:  The FDA has approved Winlevi (Sun), a 1% cream formulation of the androgen receptor inhibitor clascoterone, for treatment of acne vulgaris in patients ≥12 years old. It is the first topical androgen receptor inhibitor to be approved by the FDA.

  • Sanofi snaps up acne vaccine developer Origimm Bio

    Sanofi has added to its vaccine pipeline with an agreement to acquire Austria’s Origimm Biotechnology and its vaccine-based immunotherapy for people with acne. The French group said that ORI-001, a vaccine based on recombinant proteins from the  Cutibacterium acnes (formerly Propionibacterium acnes) bacterium that is often found in acne lesions, could be the first ever […]

  • Dietary Cure for Hidradenitis Suppurativa

    What is the role of dairy- and yeast-exclusion diets on arresting and reversing an inflammatory autoimmune disease? A landmark study suggested that exposure to dietary yeast, like baker’s yeast, brewer’s yeast, and nutritional yeast, may worsen the course of Crohn’s disease, an autoimmune inflammatory bowel disease. The reason the researchers even thought to do the […]

  • Topical Green Tea for Acne and Fungal Infections

    Which plant should we use for which skin disease? That’s the topic of my video Natural Treatment for Acne and Fungal Infections. Thousands of studies have been published to date about the health effects of green tea, but it wasn’t until fairly recently that researchers began to look at the possibility of using green tea […]

  • FDA hands Cassiopea its first approval, for acne drug Winlevi

    Italian biotech Cassiopea has won US approval for Winlevi, a topical therapy it says is the first new approach to treating acne in nearly 40 years. An androgen receptor inhibitor, Winlevi (clascoterone) has been cleared by the US regulator for the treatment of acne in patients 12 years and older and is due to be […]