An oil-control moisturizer containing Policosanol® (by Sabinsa), Aloe vera extract and niacinamide as its active ingredients was effective in controlling oiliness of the skin, according to a study published in the European Journal of Biomedical and Pharmaceutical Sciences.
The formula, developed by Sami/Sabinsa, was evaluated in 17 subjects with express facial oiliness. The subjects were asked to apply the oil-control moisturizer to the face in a circular motion on cheeks, forehead and nose once a day for a period of two weeks.
At the end of two weeks of the study period, volunteers using oil-control moisturizer cream showed beneficial effects in the form of reduction in shine on skin, improved skin softness, smoothness and moisturizing effect. Application of this oil control moisturizer is beneficial for oily skin to control excess oiliness of the skin with no reported adverse effects.
Following usage of this oil control moisturizer for two weeks, sebum secretion levels on the forehead skin significantly decreased. There were no complaints of dryness or irritation of the skin during the study, which is notable since consumers often observe those effects with many oil-control skin care products.
“This study establishes the use of our patented Policosanol ingredient and gives formulators a way forward for an effective natural solution when it comes to sebum control, anti-acne and oil-control formulations," said Shaheen Majeed, marketing director for Sabinsa.