What You Should Know
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Elicina did not come into existence the way many other skin care products do. This cream originated on a snail farm in Chile, when the workers who handled the snails realized that minor cuts and abrasions on their hands healed much more quickly than was average, and that their skin always felt soft and smooth. It was found that the Helix Aspersa Muller snail secretions were the secret behind the healthy skin that had the ability to heal quickly. Further research on this special ingredient resulted in the birth of the Elicina Cream, which is a topical treatment used to treat a number of skin conditions and also as an anti-aging substance.
We found Elicina Cream available for sale through the Elicina website and through numerous online retailers. The product has received a mention in numerous publications that are cited on the website and there is a long list of customer testimonials. Elicina also has a promising offer to provide a free pot of the cream to any customer who agrees to send in before and after photos that show the effectiveness of the product. We could not find information on the company website in regards to a money back guarantee on purchases.
The company website and online retailers provide a list of ingredients for the Elicina Cream, but it is unclear whether this is a complete list. The primary ingredients include allantoin, glycolic acid, collagen, elastin, natural antibiotic peptides, vitamins and proteins. According to the company website, allantoin is a natural ingredient that speeds the production of collagen and elastin. We found evidence to support the fact that this ingredient is known for its soothing, healing properties. Glycolic acid is an alpha hydroxyl acid that gently exfoliates the skin. Collagen and elastin are both important ingredients in anti-aging products, since we naturally lose both of these substances as the skin ages.
Elicina claims to effectively treat a whole host of skin issues, from acne and rosacea to fine lines and wrinkles. We are a bit skeptical of a single product that seems to be a magical cure for nearly any skin problem, without taking into account various skin types or the unique needs of each of those conditions.
- The product contains collagen and elastin.
- The product is reasonably priced and easy to find.
- The cream claims to be effective on numerous sin conditions without taking individual needs and skin types into consideration.
- We could find no money back guarantee on the item.
- Key anti-aging ingredients like matrixyl 3000 and argireline are absent from this product.
The Bottom Line
While the Elicina Cream claims to have healing properties that work on many different conditions, we could not find much evidence to support using it as an anti-aging product. The collagen and elastin may provide some reduction of lines and wrinkles, but other substances like matrixyl 3000 and argireline would be more effective in this product. Most seeking to specifically fight wrinkles would be better off looking elsewhere for their anti-aging needs.