The Antiphlogistic Action of the Chios Mastic Essential Oil: Treatment of Skin Irritations Resulting from Hair Epilation and peeling with lotions Containing Mastic Essential Oil.
E.E Protopapa, A. Heliou, A. Tsigonia, V. Kefala, A. Triantafyllou, J Tsaknis.
Technological Educational Institution, Athens, Technological Educational Institution, of Thessaloniki & Laboratory of Biologikal Chemistry, University of Athens Medical School.
The antiphlogistic effect of mastic essential oil was tested in skin subjected to epilation either by thermolysis or enzymes in different skin region and peeling. Creams containing mastic essential oil significantly reduced the time period necessary to relieve the irritatiom resulting from epilation or peeling, compared to skin regions treated with placebo cream devoid of the mastic oil.