AcnEase is an all-natural acne treatment pill. The manufacturer makes a big deal of the Traditional Chinese Theory, and how their ingredients were derived from it.
Fructus Gardeniae is one of the first ingredients named in their proprietary blend. The biggest news about this ingredient has been the potential for a new diabetes treatment based on it. However, there aren’t any studies with the effects on Acne. Despite the lack of tests on this particular ingredient there has been some speculation about the effect of Insulin and Insulin-like Growth Factor’s effect on Acne. As yet however, there is little evidence to support this idea yet.
Herba Houttuyniae also known as “Heartleaf, or Lizardtail” is another key ingredient with some clinical evidence available. A study was conducted testing the anti-microbial effects of certain medicinal plants against acne-inducing bacteria (Propionibacterium acnes). The study showed that Houttuyniae required a much higher concentration to inhibit and kill the bacteria.
Other ingredients include: Balsam Pear, Mustard Leaf, Dandelion, and Scierotium. Several of these products have been used as treatments for diabetes and some digestive ailments, however only Dandelion has been consistently to treat Acne.
AcnEase contains some ingredients and has a clinical study (conducted by the manufacturers and marketers) it is very expensive. There are cheaper alternatives that will work just as well if not better.