Innovation is a catalyst for change - this saying has again been proved right in the recent CIMS Medica Excellence Awards 2019 where a novel breakthrough for acne & pimple. Purodil bagged the award for ‘Most emerging brand in wellness category (Derma)’. The 5th Grand edition of Nutrition and Wellness 2019 award took place in Mumbai on 10th December 2019. The award recognises the excellence in various domains viz. research and development, manufacturing, distribution and other support services. Purodil emerged as an undisputed winner amongst its rivals due to its innovative approach in treatment of acne, pimple, folliculitis, cellulitis and boils.

In India, for treatment of such condition the mainstay is a topical formulation which provides a temporary relief causing recurrence and relapse. Aimil Pharmaceuticals addressed this lacuna by introducing a dual therapy for treatment of acne and pimples.

Innovation at work

Purodil syrup and tablet is a unique systemic approach as it works on gut- brain- skin axis where it detoxifies the impurities of blood by virtue of Chirayata (Swertia chirata) & Kalmegh (Andrographis paniculata). To provide quick symptomatic relief Purodil syrup and tablet contains Manjistha (Rubia cordifolia) & Haridra (Curcuma longa) which act as anti-inflammatory and anti- allergic respectively. Stress-acne-stress cycle is also known to be a major impediment in treatment of these disorders. Purodil oral therapy is enriched with Brahmi (Bacopa monnieri) & Giloe (Tinospora cordifolia) which exerts anti-stress action and hence terminates this vicious cycle.

Innovation + Technology = Miracle

To augment this internal therapy Aimil has also launched Purodil gel which is an exclusive topical innovation to fight acne & pimples. Purodil gel exerts lethal action on acnegenic bacteria (P.acnes & S.epidermidis) due to a novel phyto- constituent alpha- mangostin enriched from garcinia fruit. In a study published in International Journal of Research in Cosmetic Science it was revealed that Purodil gel showed better percentage inhibition (98%) against P.acnes as compared to clindamycin (84%) at 1 gm/ml concentration. Patients many times get worried about the scars, redness due to acne and pimples Purodil gel is enriched with Kumari (Aloe vera), Neem (Azadirachta indica), Sariva (Hemidesmus indicus) which are known to repair reduce redness of acne damaged skin. Teenagers are the main victims of acne and pimples and due to their junk food eating habits, glycemic load on liver is always high which results in increased androgens and sebum production leading to acne and pimples. The element which act as a key to this chain is 5-alpha reductase which when inhibited decreases sebum production and hence the prominence of acne. Purodil gel with advanced polymer technology inhibits 5-alpha reductase locally by Bakuchi (Psoralea coryfolia). The gel has also been studied for primary skin irritation test where it was found to cause no scars, erythema, skin irritation and edema. The clinical study of dual therapy resulted in seven- fold reduction in papula number combined with reduction in redness and inflammation.

Aimil’s philosophy of taking Ayurveda parallel to modern science is itself a testimony of innovation at work and when it is married with advanced technology like polymer sciences, it sets new benchmark for the whole industry. This innovation directly benefits the patients and open a new paradigm of treatment options for physicians. And recognitions like the CIMS medica excellence award serves as a motivation for the whole industry to think out of the box.

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