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The present invention relates to compositions for the treatment of pilosebaceous gland inflammations, especially of the hair follicle and its appendages, in particular of Acne Vulgaris and Folliculitis, comprising as active ingredient AIF or chemical compounds which finally release AIF, or combinations of aluminum and fluoride salts which finally release AIF. AIF in accordance with the present invention relates to Aluminum fluoride (Aluminum Trifluoride; Aluminum Fluoride), CAS No 7784-18-1, EINECS No. 232-051-1, having an empirical formula of AIF.sub.3. Said compositions have, inter alia, pharmaceutical, cosmetic or quasi-cosmetic properties. The present invention also relates to the use of said compositions in said treatment, and to methods for the treatment of pilosebaceous gland inflammations with said compositions.