Acne. Itâ€™s one of the most prevalent and aesthetically pesky skin care challenges both men and women deal with at some point in life.
Acne usually strikes first at puberty, but can stick around through adulthood. Even celebrities cop to dealing with breakouts, enthusiastically endorsing their favorite infomercial and mall kiosk acne-battlers.
Most of these over-the-counter topicals use harsh ingredients like salicylic acid or benzoyl peroxide that can dry out and redden skin. Dermatologists often prescribe a regimen of even more invasive treatments like oral antibiotics or Acutane paired with abrasive prescription creams/gels. Natural remedies tend to be a bit gentler and include tea tree oil, white willow bark and topical/internal probiotics.
Penelope Shihab, founder of biotech company MONOJO and CEO of Milwaukeeâ€™s Columbia Biotech USA has an innovative take on creating and maintaining clear skin. The ingredient Shihab utilizes for her new skin care line SKINUE is pretty unexpected. In fact, itâ€™s as quirky as it is exotic. SKINUE relies on camel milk to battle blemishes. And this isnâ€™t just any ordinary camelâ€™s milk. SKINUE sources the camel milk whey for its products from the camels of the royal family of The United Arab Emirates.
The science behind SKINUE began at MONOJO â€“ the only applied biotechnology firm in the Middle East and North African region. Shihab discovered the effectiveness of camel milk for treating acne after "MONOJO started its biotech research back in 2005 and focused on researching monoclonal antibodies. MONOJO conducted research on camelâ€™s milk, as it is easily found in Jordan where MONOJO is located, and discovered that the camel milk, due to high protein concentrations in it, can be used to provide specific and highly effective therapies. In 2011, the research studies provided that using engineered camel milk, with its specific anti-acne proteins, helps in fighting acne. MONOJO then started formulating skincare products that bo…Read more...