A substance said to destroy bacteria, grapefruit seed extract is often touted as a natural remedy for acne. But although it's used as an ingredient in range of acne-fighting personal-care products, there's little scientific support for the claim that grapefruit seed extract can help keep your skin clear. What's more, a 2012 report conducted by American Botanical Council determined that many grapefruit seed extract products currently on the market contain synthetic chemicals (such as preservatives and disinfectants) that aren't listed on their labels.
If you're seeking a natural remedy for acne, there's some evidence that certain herbs (such as dong quai and vitex) and topically applied tea tree oil show promise as skin-clearing treatments. For more help in fighting acne, try opting for gentle cleansers, avoiding heavy makeup, and keeping your stress in check. Read the full article: Grapefruit Seed Extract.