We’ve all heard of the latest fads and crazes in skincare. Snake venom, placentas and even foreskin to name a few! These fads seem to come and go and in my opinion will never replace the time tested methods of evidence based medical skincare ingredients such as Retinol, antioxidants and sunscreen, but I’m always open to new suggestions.
Last month I was presented with what at first sounded like the next fad, SNAIL SECRETIONS. Now before you spit out your cuppa, bear with me… After reading the evidence and research studies along with seeing digital before and after images of patients, there really is something to it.
The product range in question doesn’t refer to the trail of slime the snail leaves behind and most importantly not any breed of snail.
The secretions come from the cryptomaphalus aspersa snail and the natural active protein /amino acid this snail secretes at times of tissue damage and stress for repair.
The snail’s natural growth factor contains a complex of amino acids, peptides, proteins and anti oxidants.
I’m assured that no snails are harmed in the process of gaining secretions. Two colleagues have been lucky enough to visit the snail farm in question and have confirmed this.
So why animal growth factors?
The use of animal growth factors mean the product isn’t man made and the closest you can get to human growth factors. The use of human growth factors such as placenta and foreskin is not permitted under the EU directive.
So how does the snail secretion typically help the skin?
- Blood supply and skin renewal
Giving you clinically proven visible and physical improvement of:
- Lines and wrinkle reduction
- Increased elasticity and tightness
- Enhanced texture and tone
- Brighter and healthier complexion
The evidence is quite compelling:
- Reduction in sallowness by 50%
- Elasticity increased significantly by day 90
- Dryness and roughness resolved by all patients at day 90.
The Endocare range comes in 3 different products at a fantastic price point. Each product has an index rating, relating to the concentration of SCA repair technology in the product.
Endocare tensage ampoules SCA 50 £80.00
Endocare Tensage serum SCA 15 £37.50
Endocare Tensage cream SCA 6 £37.50
The SCA 50% ampules are an intense 60 day treatment for the face, neck and décolleté An ideal option to kick start the skin, before moving onto the Endocare cream or serum. All products can be used in conjunction with skin treatments such as retinol.
On patients using the 60 day skin treatment, the study showed a 90% visible improvement, a Skin moisture level increase of 18%
And a wrinkle depth d=reduction of 46%
Check out the images:
The range is available in clinic now!