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One of the most promising vitamin B5 supplements to come on the market recently is a product called Pantothen, which
was introduced in late 2010. This product uses a formulation that combines vitamin B5 with a booster agent called
L-carnitine. When purchased in bulk quantity, the cost is less than $1 per day, or approximately $23 per month.
is now offering an excellent supplemental acne treatment product called Hydra Deep. It is a lotion than is massaged into the
skin, then rinsed off with "warm water". In this author's experience, the Hydra Deep product was extremely effective
at reducing the accumulation of waxy sebum in skin pores and eliminating acne. Please note that the Hydra Deep product contains
salicylic acid, which may cause skin irritation if used too frequently.
Dr. Jeffrey Dach pioneered the concept of combining L-Carnitine with
Pantethine ("the active form of the B vitamin pantothenic acid") to enhance its effectiveness. These two products
may be purchased through his affiliated supplement store, TruemedMD. From Dr. Dach's website: "Using the modified Leung B5 protocol with Pantethine 750 mg with 250 mg of L Carnitine
three times a day, we have noted excellent success rates in reducing or eliminating acne. "
3 capsules L-Carnitine per day @ $0.589 / capsule = $1.77 / day
9 capsules Pantethine per
day @ $0.659 / capsule = $5.93 / day
Total cost per day = $7.70 or $231 per month
For those with oily
skin who spend time outdoors and need protection from the sun, finding a good sunscreen can be difficult. Many sunscreens
are oil based and can contribute to clogged skin pores. Neutrogena, however, makes an excellent sunscreen product called
Ultra Sheer Dry-Touch Sunblock. This unique product is non-greasy, non-comedogenic (will not clog pores), does not contain
PABA (some individuals are allergic to PABA), is dry to the touch, and is essentially invisible after it is applied. It is
also available in a Sun Protection Factor (SPF) as high as 100+ if needed. Information on this product may be found at
the website below.