Origin: Extracted from the berries of the saw palmetto (Serenoa repens) plant.
Also Known As:
American Dwarf Palm Tree
Overview: Saw Palmetto is a natural extract that comes from the berries of small palm trees. The extracts contain various saturated and unsaturated fatty acids (no cholesterol) and sterols.
Its berries can potentially influence the levels of androgens in the body. It blocks the conversion of testosterone into dihydrotestosterone (DHT) making it useful for conditions such as hormonal acne.
- Creams and lotions
- Skin cleansers
- Anti-acne products
Ideal Concentration Level in Products: There is no official saw palmetto dosage recommendation for the treatment of acne. The University of Maryland Medical Center suggests that consuming 160 milligrams twice a day may be effective for treating BPH and testosterone conversion.