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« Reply #15 on: February 28, 2012, 09:49:51 AM »

"Yes we do have but unfortunately it is confidential it contains proprietary information."

I read this as: We can't tell you all the other stuff in the cream that does some of the actual work. (Probably just a moisturiser)
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« Reply #16 on: February 28, 2012, 11:00:52 AM »

"Yes we do have but unfortunately it is confidential it contains proprietary information."

I read this as: We can't tell you all the other stuff in the cream that does some of the actual work. (Probably just a moisturiser)

A bit off topic, I have been struggling with brown (age)marks on my face and started treating it with some lovely stuff at a grand cost of R200 for around 40g by one of the more popular cosmetics brands. (IT CONTAINS VITAMIN C AND CALCIUM!!) Eight months later I eventually got around to a dermatologist who prescribed me a cream (to be concocted at the pharmacy, its not an "off the shelf" item), at the costly price of R22 for a bad-assed sized bottle with the exact same ingredients as the aforementioned product (minus the claim of vitamin C and Calcium).

Go figure...
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« Reply #17 on: May 10, 2012, 07:49:57 AM »

There may be something in this:-
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J Dermatolog Treat. 2009;20(4):219-22.
The efficacy of Helix aspersa Müller extract in the healing of partial thickness burns: a novel treatment for open burn management protocols.
Tsoutsos D, Kakagia D, Tamparopoulos K.
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Plastic, Reconstructive Surgery, Microsurgery and Burns Unit, Athens General State Hospital G. Gennimatas, Athens, Greece.
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Snail extracts have been increasingly used in numerous dermatologic conditions and recent literature attributes healing, soothing and anti-aging properties to them. This study evaluates the efficacy of Helix aspersa extract in an open wound management protocol for deep partial thickness (PT) facial burns and compares it to moist exposure burn ointment(MEBO). A total of 27 adult patients with deep partial thickness facial burns (group A) were treated by application of a snail extract cream twice daily for a maximum period of 14 days or until full epithelialization. Times until debridement and epithelialization of the burn surface were compared with those of 16 patients (group B, control) treated by MEBO. Pain scores were recorded using a visual analogue scale (VAS) on the fourth post-burn day before and 30 min after application. Mean times for eschar detachment were 9 +/- 2 days (group A) and 11 +/- 2 days (group B) (p = 0.003) and for burn surface epithelialization were 11 +/- 2 days and 15 +/- 3 days respectively (p < 0.001). VAS pain scores after application in group A were significantly lower compared to group B (p < 0.001). Helix aspersa extract is a natural, safe and effective alternative treatment in open wound management of partial thickness burns in adults.
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« Reply #18 on: May 10, 2012, 08:56:23 AM »

Well,snails are very cute, so keep some as pets and you may not need any expensive commercial stuff. Also, they form part of the diet of creatures as diverse as birds and firefly larvae, so whatever you do, please do not poison them in your garden.

There: my green rant for the day done.

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