Extracts From Plants Of The Tsuga Genus And Uses Thereof In The Treatment Of Skin Disorders


Extracts derived from plants of the Tsuga genus having comedolytic and/or anti-acne activity are provided. The Tsuga extracts are suitable for the treatment of skin disorders associated with the formation of comedones, such as acne. The use of the Tsuga extracts in the prevention of acne and/or comedones is also provided. The Tsuga extracts also possess anti-inflammatory properties which allow the extracts to additionally combat the irritant or inflammatory effects of other acne treatment compounds (such as retinoids) and/or be incorporated into dermatological formulations for sensitive skins. In addition, the Tsuga extracts possess wound healing properties that can facilitate the healing of, and/or reduce the scarring from, acneic lesions.

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  • Publication: Oct 4, 2012
  • Application: Mar 15, 2012
    WO CA 2012050161 W
  • Priority: Mar 25, 2011
    US US 201161467741 P

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