This stuff is also known as "avocutine" the marketing-attractive way to describe it.
Let me try to put into words how excited I am about the research behind this stuff:
AHHHHHH! Something that actually teaches overactive oil glands to produce less oil. Now before my oily comrades pee themselves, let me backtrack.
It is extracted (with a lengthy process, so it is in no way natural by normal people's standards, by cosmetic company standards, very). What it does is actually COMMUNICATES to the oil glands (similar to peptides if that's a good analogy) to produce less oil. Um, yes. Actually.
Fairly new discovery, so it hasn't been widely put into use yet. Kinerase is the leader, they have made it the cornerstone of their acne line (I have the clear skin moisture light and the regulating mask, will be reviewing off course). Dr. Obagi's main line (not the ZO) has a cleanser called clenziderm that contains it. Veda life sciences carries it in their oily skin moisturizer. And surprisingly, but logically, Mustela has it in their cradle cap formula (cradle cap, like dandruff and oiliness, is an androgen related issue, which means this ingredient holds promise in controlling scalp problems too).
I AM SO EXCITED FOR MY SKIN TO NORMALIZE PRODUCTION!
Image courtesy of sephora.com