The Secret Acne Treatment: Lactoferrin

The Secret Acne Treatment: Lactoferrin

In the world where most products promise instant relief, lactoferrin is fast becoming a steadfast pillar in the skincare industry. Many people have endlessly tried different treatments for persistent pimples, but may have been approaching the problem from the wrong angle. 

Then comes lactoferrin, an ingredient that may spark curiosity in even the most seasoned of beauty and skincare enthusiasts. Here’s a secret: lactoferrin might be the ingredient that the skin needs. Read on to learn why lactoferrin can be the skincare treatment that many have been looking for.

The Secret Science Behind Lactoferrin

Lactoferrin is an iron-binding, naturally occurring protein in the body. It is present in human breast milk, tears, saliva and other bodily fluids from the nose, respiratory tract and intestine. High concentrations of it can be found in colostrum, also known as the yellow, creamy secretion before the proper breast milk flow that mothers produce after birth.

The main biological function of lactoferrin is to help the immune system fight pathogens. It is the reason why lactoferrin is found in human secretions. Places that are constantly exposed to pathogens need lactoferrin the most. 

Pathogens use iron to reproduce, using it as a food and energy source. As lactoferrin is an iron-binding protein, it latches onto iron molecules and transports them to where they are needed in the body. When pathogens do not have iron molecules to feed off on, they die off on their own.

How, then, does lactoferrin help the skin?

Solve from Within: Acne and Lactoferrin

Acne is mainly caused by clogged pores, but several things can cause this clogging. This includes the following:

  • Excess oil (sebum)
  • Bacteria
  • Dirt
  • Dead skin cells
  • Hormones

Identifying what causes your acne can make the treatment much easier. It may be that the reason topical treatments do not work for your acne is because it is better to treat it from within. 

Lactoferrin has natural antibacterial and anti-inflammatory properties. Aside from enhancing the body’s natural defences in fighting bacteria, it also helps in reducing inflammation and sebum production. In addition, it can also help repair damaged skin cells, important for skin that has been persistently plagued by acne. 

For lactoferrin to work, it is recommended that it is consumed through oral supplements. Though there are natural sources of lactoferrin in cow’s milk, the lactoferrin present in it is very little. If lactoferrin is what you are after, it is still best to get it from oral supplements. This way, you can measure and control the amount of lactoferrin that enters your body.

For easier lactoferrin consumption, oral supplements like  Lactoferrin + d-Alpha Tocopheryl Acetate + Zinc (Lactezin) are made. These work together to form the clinically tested Lactezin capsule which helps lessen pimples and give clearer skin in as early as 2 weeks when taken twice daily. Carefully selected, these ingredients specifically targets the acne causes that science needs to dig deeper to address.

Lactoferrin + d-Alpha Tocopheryl Acetate + Zinc (Lactezin) is an over-the-counter drug registered anti-acne treatment in the Philippines. To find out more about lactoferrin and how it can be used for acne treatment, feel free to browse our official website.

If symptoms persist, consult your doctor 

ASC Ref Code U033I072519L

Sources:

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6048199/

https://adc.bmj.com/content/archdischild/67/5/657.full.pdf

https://www.webmd.com/vitamins/ai/ingredientmono-49/lactoferrin

 

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