patent number 5981473
A method and composition for preventing and treating acne is disclosed. The composition contains an anti-bacterial agent that inhibits the growth of the cutaneous bacteria that are believed to cause acne. In particular, the anti-bacterial agent comprises a bacteriocin produced by Propionibacterium. For instance, in one embodiment, the bacteriocin is produced by the B1264 strain of Propionibacterium jensenii. The bacteriocins of the present invention can be contained in a topical preparation that is applied to the skin.
Clemson University (Clemson, SC)
435/42, 435/170, 435/252.1, 435/252.9, 435/253.4