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How do Ingredients in Topicals Get Through the Skin and Provide Therapeutic Benefit? 

One of the most important jobs that skin has is to keep things out of the body. The skin forms a barrier that prevents microbes and contaminants from entering the bloodstream or tissues of the body, protecting from infection and injury. The base of MYCO CLINIC’s topical products contains a combination of oils that allow for increased permeability of the skin and therefore increased absorption of the therapeutic ingredients. This allows for maximum effect, bringing the healing ingredients deep into the tissues where they can do the most good. 

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One of the main oils in the MYCO CLINIC formulation is coconut oil. Coconut oil contains compounds called mchain triglycerides which are comprised of substantially shorter molecular chains relative to other oils and contain significant amounts of free fatty acids (FFA). These free fatty acids are known to disrupt skin barrier function and can act as permeability enhancers for other compounds. This unique attribute plays a significant role in delivering our formulation’s therapeutic ingredients faster and deeper into the surfaces of the skin. 

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Another important oil in MYCO CLINIC products is jojoba oil. Jojoba oil mimics the natural oils of the skin, called sebum, and has been shown to enhance the absorption of topical drugs. It also has properties that benefit skin health, such as anti-inflammatory components as well as a high concentration of wax esters—these are beneficial in conditions that alter the skin barrier, such as seborrheic dermatitis and eczema, and in wound healing. 

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Other ingredients in MYCO CLINIC topicals were chosen for their therapeutic properties. Sunflower oil contains both oleic and linoleic acids and has been shown to improve skin hydration and preserve the integrity of the stratum corneum layer of the epidermis. Our various botanicals were selected for similar therapeutic reasons. Ginger, turmeric, green tea, and honeysuckle oil are all known for their anti-inflammatory properties. Colloidal oatmeal is an emollient, and beeswax is both protective and anti-inflammatory.  

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Every ingredient in MYCO CLINIC products is there for a therapeutic benefit; together they act to provide pain relief, reduce inflammation, and promote wellness and skin health. 

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