Acne is caused by Cutibacterium acnes bacteria
A novel anti-acne cream is better at clearing pimples and gentler on the skin than existing lotions, a clinical trial has found.
Acne begins when oil glands in the skin become clogged. Bacteria called Cutibacterium acnes feed on the excess oil and release inflammatory molecules that cause angry, red pustules.
Mild to moderate acne is normally treated with benzoyl peroxide cream or antibiotics, which both kill C. acnes bacteria. However, benzoyl peroxide often causes skin bleaching, dryness and stinging, while antibiotics are becoming less effective due to bacterial resistance. …