Anti Vitiligo Oil
Anti Vitiligo Oil is a topical herbal oil preparation containing 100% organic ingredients. Find out how effective this formulation of natural oil and herbs is in the treatment of vitiligo.
Anti Vitiligo Oil is a herbal oil preparation for treating vitiligo. It is available in clear bottles of the following volumes: 100 ml, 300 ml, 600 ml, 1000 ml and 1500 ml.
Anti Vitiligo Oil has a brown color and an odor that some people will find awful. Therefore, a nighttime application may recommended for such people.
The ingredients of Anti Vitiligo Oil include extra virgin coconut oil, black cumin, barberry root and Psoralea corylifolia.
All of the ingredients of Anti Vitiligo Oil are 100% organic and obtained from sustainable natural herbal resources.
Anti Vitiligo Oil is easy to apply and it should be applied no more than 2 times daily. Long-term use is safe and none of the ingredients have been shown to cause serious side effects.
To apply the oil, make sure to wash your skin first. Then rub the oil on your vitiligo patches and leave in for as long as possible. Allow 10 – 12 hours before applying a new coat of oil.
Store Anti Vitiligo Oil away in a cool, dry place. Avoid directly heating the oil since high temperature can damage the ingredients. If the oil congeals during storage, place it in a bowl of warm water to make it flow again.
The extra virgin coconut oil used in Anti Vitiligo Oil is extracted from fresh coconut without heat, bleaching or chemical refinement. This is the best quality coconut oil with all the medicinal phytochemicals still present.
Therefore, extra virgin coconut oil is rich in vitamin E which is an antioxidant.
Antioxidants help remove harmful free radicals from the body. In the skin, antioxidants remove the reactive oxygen species that can damage skin cells. These reactive oxygen species and free radicals have been shown to cause vitiligo by destroying melanocytes.
Melanocytes are the special skin cells responsible for producing melanin, the skin pigment. When oxidative stress increases and overwhelms the natural antioxidants found in the skin, the melanocytes are progressively destroyed and melanin production falls off.
The vitamin E from extra virgin coconut oil can help prevent this oxidative damage and save melanocytes from destruction.
Besides it vitamin E content, extra virgin coconut oil is also an excellent moisturizer. Therefore, it contributes to skin health and can promote repairs deep within the skin.
Black cumin is an ancient traditional remedy for a number of diseases. It has antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, antiallergic, analgesic and antibiotic properties.
Therefore, this herbal extract can also reduce oxidative stress in the skin and protect melanocytes from harmful free radicals. Such protection can improve melanin production and stop further depigmentation of the skin.
The anti-inflammatory properties of black cumin can also be useful in stopping the spread of vitiligo.
One of the steps leading to the autoimmune destruction of melanocytes is the activation of inflammatory cytokines by T cells of the immune system. These cells and the inflammatory factors they release are involved in the autoimmune attack on skin cells such as melanocytes.
Therefore, the anti-inflammatory property can help protect melanocytes and renew melanin production and the repigmentation of vitiligo spots.
Barberry is the name given to large family of shrubs. The main phytochemical in barberry root is berberine.
Berberine is a dye used in the textile industry as well as in the laboratory. However, its medicinal uses are even more important. Berberine has antifungal, antibacterial and antiviral properties.
The medicinal properties of berberine that are most useful in the treatment of vitiligo are its anti-inflammatory and immunomodulatory properties.
Berberine suppresses inflammatory cytokines. Therefore, it can help stop the autoimmune destruction of melanocytes. Some of the cytokines blocked by berberine are interleukins and tissue necrosis factor released by T cells.
Therefore, the actions of berberine can protect melanocytes, stop depigmentation and restart the repigmentation of vitiligo patches.
The main phytochemical of Psoralea corylifolia is psoralen. It is the same psoralen used in PUVA (psoralen plus ultraviolet A light) vitiligo treatment.
Psoralen is a photosensitizing compound that promotes the darkening and repigmentation of the skin following exposure to ultraviolet light. Therefore, a little sun exposure is recommended after applying Anti Vitiligo Oil.
However, because psoralen makes the skin more sensitive to ultraviolet irradiation, the skin should be protected with sunscreen (SPF of 30 or more) or loose clothing while using Anti Vitiligo Oil.
On its product website, there are a lot of positive testimonials from users of Anti Vitiligo Oil. The manufacturer claims a 53% re-order rate and a 85% success rate.
However, elsewhere online, the rate of success with Anti Vitiligo Oil is not as high.
Anti Vitiligo Oil is similar to another vitiligo oil called Vitiligo Organics. It shares the same active ingredients except for one. Since the product website of Anti Vitiligo Oil does not list a manufacturer, there is no way to know for sure if the product claims are true.
Those who experience good results with Anti Vitiligo Oil usually see the first signs within the first 2 months of using the product. However, it may take as long as 3 months before seeing such results.
A good number of users report that Anti Vitiligo Oil works but slowly.
For those who do not see any improvement in symptoms, the manufacturer offers a 100% money back guarantee.
Given the active ingredients of Anti Vitiligo Oil, the product is likely effective especially when combined with other vitiligo treatment. On its own, it does not work for everyone and it is unlikely to be effective against generalized and rapidly spreading vitiligo.
The main complaint about Anti Vitiligo Oil is not the side effects of which there are very few.
The main complaint about Anti Vitiligo Oil is its slight pervasive odor which is why most people prefer to apply it before going to bed and then wash it off in the morning.
However, at least one of the ingredients (Psoralea corylifolia) of Anti Vitiligo Oil needs sunlight to work properly. Applying the product only at night can, therefore, reduce its efficacy unless each application is followed by a brief exposure to light from a UV lamp.
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