Treat Acne with Coconut Oil and Nano-Bombs (Longer Version)


San Diego, CA, April 14, 2010 — A natural product found in both coconut oil and human breast milk lauric acid — shines as a possible new acne treatment thanks to a bioengineering graduate student from the UC San Diego Jacobs School of Engineering. The student developed a smart delivery system published in the journal ACS Nano in March capable of delivering lauric-acid-filled nano-scale bombs directly to skin-dwelling bacteria (Propionibacterium acnes) that cause common acne. On Thursday April 15, bioengineering graduate student Dissaya Nu Pornpattananangkul will present her most recent work on this experimental acne-drug-delivery system at Research Expo, the annual research conference of the UC San Diego Jacobs School of Engineering. Read more at: www.jacobsschool.ucsd.edu

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    3 thoughts on “Treat Acne with Coconut Oil and Nano-Bombs (Longer Version)

    • mkup4ever

      There are skincare products now on the market that contain Lauric acid but without the nano gold delivery system. Can acne sufferers benefit from these products? I know they will not be as effective, but will they have some effect on acne?

    • picuda1969

      Can acne live on a alkaline or what’s the ph of body shuld ve so acne don’t colonized

      Can you eat coconut straight or raw and the results?

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