What are stretch marks?
Stretch marks are visible linear scars which form in areas of dermal damage where skin is fragile due to disorders in our biology, namely hormonal imbalances that cause the skin to thin and be prone to tearing if it is overly stretched.
Stretch marks are characterized by thinning of the overlying epidermis, with fine dermal collagen bundles arranged in straight lines parallel to the surface.
Stretch marks can now be prevented and treated with a naturally active skin regenerating serum produced by a little creature for the repair and regeneration of its own skin.
It works for human skin because the little creature’s skin is made of the same collagen, elastin, water holding molecules and skin cells and structures found in human skin.
The substance is an immune serum or biological compound made of glyco-protein enzymes and complex protein and glucose molecules. The watery serum is made into the creams for stretch marks we present here by combining it with all natural emollients, emulsifiers and moisturizers.
We offer two creams for the prevention and/or treatment of stretch marks.
BIOSKINEXFOL™, a home microdermabrasion and skin regenerating cream. It contains micro-crystals to exfoliate old, rough, raised damaged tissues and help the biological serum penetrate through them to dissolve scars in the dermis by the action of enzymes, and therefore get rid of stretch marks.
The natural immune serum is collected from the only living being that produces a serum to protect its exposed skin and to keep it supple and healthy while also triggering regeneration of skin tissues when damaged.
The serum is a biological substance secreted by land snails you may find in vineyards or gardens in Mediterranean areas. Snails of the species Helix Aspersa Müller. It is gathered from the snails with a process that does not inflict any damage to the little creatures.
The secretion of the snails stimulates fibroblast proliferation and rearrangement of the dinamic structures of cells (actin cytoskeleton). And it has superoxide dismutase (SOD) and glutathione-S-transferase (GST) antioxidant activities as well as other multiple modes of antioxidant action, acting at the level of free radical production and also sequestering free radicals.
It also stimulates extracellular matrix assembly and the regulation of enzymatic metalloproteinase activities, which limits the extent of the damage during wounding and scar formation.
Together, these effects provide a complex array of molecular mechanisms that explain the cellular regeneration that the secretion induces. Scientific studies support its use as a regenerative ingredient in skin care products.
Unlike more or less clever pharmaceutical, nutraceutical, botanical, herbal concoctions, or drug discoveries, it works because it is already the most original, complete and balanced natural solution for the regeneration of damaged skin cells and structures.
It is the only substance made by a creature living in Mother Nature to bathe its skin with it and protect and repair itself when damaged. And it is the only creature that thrives around with its skin exposed nude —very much like like us humans expose our nude face to the sun—.
Furthermore, it is the only creature thriving under the sun with skin made of very similar structures and molecules to those human skin is made of.
This little creature produces this fluid immune serum with potent regenerating properties for two purposes:
- a) to quickly regenerate his/her skin and thus survive accidents, stress, damage inflicted by natural predators and extreme environmental hazards, and
- b) to protect it from UV radiation and pollution. And it has been working for it for the last 600 million years.
Nature’s Gift for Healthy Skin – discovered by chance and thanks to keen observation of Mother Natures’ wisdom.
It is similar to the natural secretion that aids land snails in locomotion (you can see them as silvery paths left behind by snails while crawling); reduces the snail’s risk of injury (snails can crawl over sharp leaves and even on razor blades without injury); and helps keep away dangerous insects.
It is also the substance which dries and covers the entrance of their shell with a ‘trapdoor’ like structure called an operculum or epiphram to protect them while estivating and to also protect them from oxidation when coming out into the dangerous rich oxygen atmosphere after estivation.
Keen observation and chance led to the discovery as Chilean snail farmers, supplying the French ‘escargot’ gourmet market, noticed dramatically softer skin and rapid healing of minor cuts and scars without infection when handling the snails.
The natural substance produced by the snails is characterized as a complex glyco-conjugate formed by glycosaminoglycans (GAGs, glucose chains), proteins and peptides (amino-acid chains), bio-available copper and other trace minerals or oligoelements, and glycoprotein enzymes. The natural colloid also contains antimicrobial peptides that act as defense molecules against invading bacteria.
The whole natural substance, not an isolated element or drug derived from it, when applied to human skin, “digests” or dissolves damaged cells and triggers the reproduction of new healthy collagen, elastin, glycosaminoglycans and proteoglycans (glycans bound to core proteins) from within the deep layers of the skin. It also helps to control acne and folliculitis (a skin infection commonly known as razor bumps).
When the skin losses glycosaminoglycans (GAGs) the supportive inter-cellular matrix weakens and results in loose, flaccid skin, both on the face and body.
GAGs are complex sugar molecules that participate in the regulation of physiological processes through their interactions with a wide variety of proteins and proteoglycans. They also play a critical role in cell proliferation, migration and adhesion. The mucin not only contains those molecules but, what is far more important, it stimulates the proliferation of glycosaminoglycans within the skin matrix.
GAGs are of utmost importance for the prevention and treatment of stretch marks.
The reason is GAGs have a large water holding capacity, occupy a large space in the extra-cellular matrix and fill most of the intercellular space between collagen & elastin proteins. They perform a critical role as shock absorbents and provide binding, hydrating and swelling pressure to cell tissues. In doing so, they enable skin to withstand compression forces and thus prevent tearing and scarring of the deep layers during pregnancy, puberty growth spurts, overstretching when practicing body building (in association with steroids) or by more than average weight gain.
Proteoglycans (PGs) are proteins linked to glucose chains (GAGs) and are vital components of connective tissues. They play an important role in modulating the structure and regulating the functions of cells and molecules within the skin. The timely turnover of ProteoGlycans influences the development and differentiation of cells.
Wound healing depends on the level of GAGs and PGs which if not adequate leads to abnormal scars. They are thus critical for healing and prevention of stria distensae / stretch marks (atrophic scars) keloid and hypertrophic scars.
Scars and stretch marks develop as a result of disruption of the integrity of the dermis, which is the deeper layer of skin. The appearance of scars and stretch marks is due to bands of collagen which the body lays to form strong bonds in order to hold the skin together where it was once cut, as seen in surgery and trauma. Stretch marks are similar to scars in that there is pulling of the skin, leading to small linear scars, but there is no actual separation of the skin as with true scar formation.
Stretch marks appear after the skin is stretched excessively such as in pregnancy, spurt of growth during puberty / adolescence, rapid weight gain, and physical activity especially with weight lifting. Pathological endocrine conditions like Cushing’s Syndrome may favor the appearance of stretch marks. Some drugs, mostly systemic cortisone and progesterone, are other factors contributing to the development of stretch marks.
Many different forms of treatment have been tried to improve the appearance of scars and stretch marks.
Topical creams , such as those containing Vitamin A (retinoic acid), glycolic acid or moisturizers such as squalene, olive oil derivatives, emu oil, rose hip oil, cocoa butter, aloe vera butter or shea butter have been used to prevent stretch marks. But when used to treat stretch marks, improvement, if any, is very slight. Some found a little improvement, especially in early stretch marks, whereas others found no difference.
Dermabrasion with a diamond fraise, if performed superficially, gives no improvement. If performed more deeply, it can cause dyschromia , scarring or even rupture of the skin at the depth of stretch marks. Dyschromia is the technical name for irregular or patchy discoloration of the skin that can be caused either by variations in pigment density (melanin), changes in blood vessels (vascular changes), or growth of foreign organisms on the skin.
Microdermabrasion by itself, tends to give irregular results. It is uncomfortable and scarring may occur.
Lasers especially pulsed dye laser, have shown some improvement, mainly on red stretch marks.
Superficial peel can be induced by 20–70% glycolic acid. The experience of glycolic acid treatment of stretch marks is disappointing. This is not surprising as alpha-hydroxy acid acts superficially, mainly by diminishing the adhesion of the stratum corneum cells.
Medium depth peels with standard Trichloracetic acid (TCA) at 35% to 50% (mass per volume) have been tried with irregular results and complications where large areas have been treated.
Deep peels with phenol are too dangerous for extrafacial skin, because of their potential for life threatening complications, local scarring and persistent hypochromia (decrease in the amount of hemoglobin found in red blood cells).
The following classification of stretch marks based on external signs can be useful to assess treatment responses.
Stage I:Fresh, inflammatory usually discolored marks.
Stage II a: White, superficial marks without laddering and without palpable depression at the surface of the skin.
Stage II b: White, superficial marks without laddering but with palpable depression at the surface of the skin.
Stage III a: White, atrophic striae with laddering measuring less than 1 cm width, without deep pearliness.
Stage III b: White, atrophic striae with laddering measuring less than 1 cm width, with deep pearliness.
Stage IV:White, atrophic striae with laddering measuring more than 1 cm width, with or without deep pearliness.
Stretch Marks Treated by a Novel Treatment – Two Options
1. Apply a HOME EXFOLIATION PROCEDURE and BIOSKINCARE CREAM, and follow with 6 hours of occlusion with a cheap petrolatum cream. Do this two or three times a week for stretch marks in Stages I and II a.
2. Apply our ultra-exfoliating BIOSKINEXFOL Home Microdermabrasion for Stretch Marks and Raised Scars which is the same cream in BIO BODY CREAM, only it is infused with micro aluminum crystals for a gentle ultra-exfoliation by microdermabrasion and follow with 6 hours of occlusion.
Do this three times a week for about 8 weeks if your stretch marks are old, rough, raised, in Stages II b to IV.
HOME EXFOLIATION PROCEDURE + BIOSKINCARE CREAM – FOR NEW STRETCH MARKS
Massage routine for best results on rough stretch marks or raised scars: At night, two or three times a week (not more), take a relaxing bath and apply a strong massage with a wooden massager and a body scrub to exfoliate dead cells (similar to removing, “sanding” or resurfacing damaged skin with dermabrasion, microdermabrasion or laser procedures).
Exfoliation can help remove the scars, dull skin and the dead cells that show as stretch marks, but only if the skin has been sufficiently loosened by the bath. Apply the body scrub mixed with a moisturizer of your choice (e.g. Aloe Vera Gel, Shea Butter or any lubricating cream) on the area to be massaged. After the massage apply BIOSKINCARE CREAM immediately on your reddened skin to trigger and accelerate new collagen formation. Then attach a plastic sheet or apply a cheap petrolatum cream to occlude the area for about 6 hours and thus retain moisture and allow for further absorption of the biological cream deep within your skin.
BIOSKINCARE CREAM – Stretch Mark Prevention Cream:
- Speeds regeneration of healthy skin
- Increases skin strength and elasticity thereby the capacity to withstand over-stretching
- Effectively prevents the development of stretch marks
- Protects the skin from oxidative damage
- Helps increase production of collagen and elastin in the epidermis
- Decreases the appearance of new stretch marks
- Keeps skin healthy and firm
- Is easy to apply
- Requires No Prescription
- Comes with a 100% Money-Back Guarantee
Dissolution of Stretch Mark Scars in the Dermis by Enzymes and by Skin Resurfacing
- Stretch Marks
- What Causes Stretch Marks
- Stretch Mark Prevention and Therapy
- How To Get Rid Of Stretch Marks
- How To Reduce Stretch Marks
- Frequently Asked Questions About Stretch Marks
Two Stretch Mark Creams
a) BIOSKINCARE CREAM
Prevents and treats newly formed stretch marks
Treats Old Stretch Mark Scars
Benefits and Features
- Powered by BIOCUTIS® Serum
- Dissolve Scar Tissues with Enzymes
- Create a Non Trauma Exfoliation
- Support Healing By Your Immune System
- The Most Powerful Antioxidants
- Moisturize Deep Within The Skin
- Remove Stretch Marks and Blemishes
- Replenish the Lipid Barrier of The Skin
- No Side Effects
- Money Back Guarantee
- BIOSKINEXFOL Polishes Away Scars With Microcrystals
Ingredients in BIOSKINCARE CREAM and in BIOSKINEXFOL
- Distilled Water (solvent)
- Peg-4 Olivate (emulsifier derived from Olive Oil)
- Sorbitan Olivate from Olive Oil (moisturizer)
- Squalane from Olive Oil (natural moisturizer and antioxidant)
- Hyaluronic Acid (in solution – moisturizer)
- Biocutis® Serum: Helix Aspersa Müller Glycoconjugates
- In BIOSKINEXFOL: Corundum (Aluminium oxide) is the second hardest natural mineral known to science (next to diamonds). It is an inert substance and it is insoluble in water and organic substances, and its melting point is 2000 degrees centigrade. MSDS indicate that it is non-carcinogenic and non-toxic for ingestion. These properties make corundum better for exfoliation compared to alternatives like sugar, salt, sea salt (magnesium oxide), or baking soda (sodium bicarbonate).
- Glycerin (humectant)
- SUPRAPEIN™, a synergistic combination of botanical extracts that yields a natural preservative with a broad-spectrum of antimicrobial activity.
“I suffered from stretch marks produced by my first pregnancy. After my second child, the stretch marks doubled. They were bigger, redder and right on my belly! YUCK! I had to search the internet for a product that cured not just my stretch marks but all the symptoms produced by pregnancy. It took me a while but I found the products with the snail serum! I purchased two bottles and the final results are wonderful! The stretch marks on both my stomach and upper arms are slowly fading. I recommend the products to all my pregnant buddies. Once again, thanks for curing me and giving me perfect skin again.”
Sharon Bosworth – Age 36, Colorado, US
“It was difficult, very difficult to feel comfortable with my body during my pregnancy – 9 months of agony is what I call it. Yet, all those months were worth it when I delivered my little girl, Emily. I was depressed with the way I looked, so my loving husband started looking for a product to boost my self-esteem during those tough months, and he found the product with snail serum. I applied it for 3 months and the results were slow at first, but when I finished my two bottles, I saw superb results. My skin had a glow that I hadn’t seen since I was in high school, and my confidence level was through the roof. Your cream helped me through a really tough mental and physical time of my life, and I will forever appreciate it. Thanks!”
Jerry M. Vasquez – Age 29, Utah, US