Acne Cure: Breast Milk Cream? Lauric acid found to banish pesky pimples with no side effects By Kate Seamons, Newser Staff Posted Apr 19, 2010 9:22 AM CDT 6 comments Comments Banish acne using...breast milk? (Shutterstock) (Newser) – Move over, Proactiv. Turns out breast milk may be the real key to banishing the acne that strikes some 85% of teens. Scientists discovered that lauric acid, which is found in breast milk—and, less titillatingly, coconut oil—fights acne without side effects like redness and burning, reports the Telegraph. They plan to test a lauric acid-containing face cream on humans in the near future, so they can begin peddling it to aforementioned massive market as soon as possible.