Are how to get rid of the redness of acne scars snail creams good for your skin

Melia muses….There is alot of hype going on about snail creams how to get rid of the redness of acne scars where I live. I have friends who have used them for scar reduction/healing for acne and thought that they really did work how to get rid of the redness of acne scars (they got the tip from their dermatologist). I’ve just watched the millionth infomercial about one of these how to get rid of the redness of acne scars creams and am wondering if they really live up to how to get rid of the redness of acne scars the claims.

When I initially heard about snail extract being used in how to get rid of the redness of acne scars cosmetics my BS detector kicked into over drive. After doing a little bit of research I’m still skeptical but at least I was able to how to get rid of the redness of acne scars find SOME scientific basis for using this ingredient in cosmetics. What is snail extract?

The technical name for snail slime is “helix aspersa müller glycoconjugates.” it’s described as a thick fluid gathered by stimulating live how to get rid of the redness of acne scars snails. (sounds like a job sarah bellum would enjoy.) chemically speaking, snail slime is a complex mixture of proteoglycans, glycosaminoglycans, glycoprotein enzymes, hyaluronic acid, copper peptides, antimicrobial peptides and trace elements including copper, zinc, and iron. The science of snail slime

There are a number of brands that claim to harness how to get rid of the redness of acne scars the power of snail trails. For example, there’s bioskincare, who says their product “protects, deeply moisturizes, renews and triggers the regeneration of skin damaged by acne, injuries, overstretching, photo-aging or dermatological/medical treatments.” is there any real science that supports the benefits of how to get rid of the redness of acne scars snail extract? Sort of. There are certainly plenty of references in the scientific literature. First of all, there a number of patents related to how to gather how to get rid of the redness of acne scars the secretion and process it for use in cosmetics. One chilean doctor, for example, patented a procedure for gathering the secretions by agitating snails how to get rid of the redness of acne scars in warm water and then filtering the mucin. (I wonder how you can tell when the snails are how to get rid of the redness of acne scars sufficiently agitated?) another patent, credited to a spanish oncologist, involves stressing the snails mechanically to induce the production of how to get rid of the redness of acne scars their mucin. I wish I could be sure that no snails were how to get rid of the redness of acne scars harmed in the production of this skin cream, but based on these patents, it doesn’t look good! But just because there are patents on snail slime, that doesn’t mean it actually DOES anything. If you’ll notice the patents are related to how to collect how to get rid of the redness of acne scars the slime, which has nothing to do with proving it really works how to get rid of the redness of acne scars on your skin. Will snail slime make wrinkles es-car-go-away?

So does it really work? A quick pubmed search reveals a variety of papers describing how to get rid of the redness of acne scars the effect of snail slime on cell cultures. In these studies a variety of effects where seen including how to get rid of the redness of acne scars the proliferation of fibroblasts, stimulation of new collagen and elastin fibers, and increased production of fibronectin proteins just to name a how to get rid of the redness of acne scars few. But since these effects were demonstrated on cell cultures I how to get rid of the redness of acne scars have a hard time understanding how they relate to a how to get rid of the redness of acne scars topical cosmetic product. I did find a few other studies, though, that indicate snail extract improves skin condition by increasing the how to get rid of the redness of acne scars dermis’ natural ability to take up and hold water. And perhaps most interesting were the studies suggesting that the how to get rid of the redness of acne scars slime might have topical wound healing properties. There’s enough legitimate science here to make me think that how to get rid of the redness of acne scars snail extract may be a beneficial ingredient.

As ridiculous as this sounds at first, snail slime may be a powerful bioactive material. But translating that efficacy to a cosmetic product is another how to get rid of the redness of acne scars story entirely. In any given product it’s impossible to predict efficacy because it depends on the how to get rid of the redness of acne scars quality of the snail extract that was used, the amount in the product, and how it’s formulated and processed. Until a marketer of these products can demonstrate they have how to get rid of the redness of acne scars data on their specific product, I would avoid spending a lot of money on snail how to get rid of the redness of acne scars creams.

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