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Usnic Acid-based Topical Formulation

SpecialChem / Mar 12, 2014

Usnic acid and usnate salts are known for use as topical antimicrobial agents. Some, for example copper usnate, have been found to be active against P. acnes, the bacteria implicated in inflammatory acne, and have thus been suggested for use as topical anti-acne agents. However, usnic acid and usnates can be difficult to formulate in a manner which delivers them efficiently to target sites in the

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