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Fatty acids found in certain types of marine algae have been found to help reduce the symptoms of acne.

marine algaeNew research from marine biochemists and published in the journal Marine Drugs has found that certain fatty acids in marine algae can kill or inhibit the growth of the acne bacteria.

These fatty acids include eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA), which is produced by marine algae and then accumulated in fish like salmon via the food chain and dihomo-gamma-linolenic acid (DGLA), which is made by some types of brown algae.

The Scottish scientists are now preparing an ointment containing marine algae extracts for trialing on acne sufferers.

 

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