Frequently Asked Questions
1. Anna is a drug?
No, Anna is not a drug. Anna is a cosmetic product, to improve the appearance of acne vulgaris. It is also not a permanent cure because the symptoms eventually come back (in the subjects of our clinical trial on average 28 days after the infection the inflammations re-appeared). However, on the very moment of resuming the treatment the symptoms disappeared immediately.
2. Can I use Anna on infected areas?
No, Anna normalises the P.Acnes before it turns into an infection. Only use Anna on problem areas just started.
3. Anna is poisonous?
Anna is 100% natural with a fermented rye extract as the active ingredient. The recipe actually can be named a food type product. Our patent is partly based on the formula, and partly on the transdermal transport mechanism allowing the rye ferment extract to reach Propionibacterium acnes deep in the cavern of the sebaceous glands. The extract combats and normalises Propionibacterium acnes with diminishing symptoms of acne as the result.
4. Can I use Anna too often?
No, but 3-4 times a day is sufficient to make the formula work. More often results only in faster consumption of the product, not faster recovery.
5. Can I transfer infection by (co) using the roll-on?
The organism Propionibacterium acnes, which is held partly responsible for the occurence of Acne vulgaris, is an anaerobic organism that is deeply hidden in the sebaceous gland. It is only optionally aerobic. That is to say that the organism prefers to live in the absence of oxygen, but to a certain extend accepts oxygen. The risk of re-contamination (infection transmission) of P. acnes is very small. Using a so-called Kinetic Challenge Test (KCT) has determined that the "time-to-kill" of all P. acnes organisms present on the skin is less than 10 seconds. In short: all P. acnes micro-organisms which would stay on the roll-on will die within 10 seconds.
6. When can I expect improvement?
In our clinical trials, 95% of the volunteers were released after 8 days from the appearance of acne vulgaris. We assume that our test values will not be unique. However we recommend to continue using the roll-on for a few days after the symptoms have disappeared. This gives P.acnes the time to normalise.
7. How long does it take to empty the roll-on?
In average our vollunteers used the roll-on for one to two months to empty it. And in average (see point 1) the inflammations re-appeared after 28 days after the treatment stopped. This means in average people need one roll-on each second month.
8. Where is Anna produced?
Anna is manufactured in a GMP (Good Manufacturing Practice) certified factory with Food Grade certification (required in connection with the rye ferment) in the Netherlands. A factory with all necessary ISO certifications to guarantee and secure the high quality of Anna.