Since the beginning of time, the search for an effective scar treatment option has been ongoing. A large number of natural and man-made products have claimed to be the cure all for all kinds of scar tissues, including stretch marks.
Stretch marks are a big deal because anyone can develop them, no matter what your state of health is. Yo-yo dieters, teenagers, pregnant women and body builders are all susceptible to get stretch marks. So, is there a cure for these annoying marks?
In this article, we will review and compare two natural substances that are being used for a wide range of skin problems: Vitamin E and snail serum derived from the Helix aspersa. Both of these substances are derived from a natural source, but there are some differences that you should be aware of.
Vitamin E has been the quintessential remedy for the treatment of all kinds of skin lesions for many years. Those who have used Vitamin E say it can speed up wound healing and improve the cosmetic result of burns and other lesions. Medical professionals even recommend it for their burn patients and patients recovering from surgery.
Some testimonials even say that Vitamin E can help get rid of stretch marks.
Snail Serum Extracted from the Helix Aspersa
Snail serum is another natural substance that has been called the new wonder cure for skin problems. This serum is derived from the common garden snail (scientific name: Helix aspersa). This small creature has been cultivated for centuries as a food source.
Recently, it has gained popularity as the chief ingredient in skin creams and stretch mark creams. It is a hypoallergenic substance and is so gentle that it can be used by anyone no matter their type of skin.
Vitamin E versus Snail Serum
According to controlled tests, Vitamin E is not as effective as it was thought to be. A medical trial conducted on 15 patients showed that scars treated with Vitamin E made no difference or worsened the appearance of surgical scars. In fact, there was a 33% incidence of contact dermatitis caused by the application of Vitamin E.
If we take into account that this test was conducted on new scars, we can only presume that it would have the same results on older scars like stretch marks.
Snail serum, on the other hand, boasts definite improvements in photoaging skin and dermatitis caused by chemo-radiation. It has the ability to strengthen fragile skin and regenerate wounded tissue. Clinical trials back up the claims of heliciculture employees: snail serum works.
Its strengthening properties suggest that it may help remove stretch marks, but it will certainly help prevent them. Either way, this natural substance is much more successful in the treatment of skin problems than Vitamin E, and that is why we incorporate it into our line of skin care products. SABUNG AYAM