LacSal Cream, TriReduction and SuperCop 2X were recommended by Dr Pickart of Skin Biology. The LacSal exfoliates chemically, but with lactic and salicylic acids. TriReduction is fantastic and is used whilst working up to the SuperCop 2X. I think the most effective ingredient must be the copper peptides in the SuperCop 2X (I am not a scientist or a doctor and this is all based on my opinions and results).
I started using the LacSal Cream daily. It is strong and you have to ease into it very slowly. The first few weeks were rough; I was too eager and overdid it (ouch), but once my skin calmed I used it quite sparingly.
The next improvement came with using Squalane Oil and Emu Oil to soften and emulsify the skin. I prefer to use pure oils. At first, I mixed the SuperCop 2X with the oils; only recently have I been able to put the SuperCop 2X directly on my skin. Within two weeks, the light spots and uneven pigmentation diminished by at least 50%.
It was when I reached the stage of being able to handle the pure SuperCop 2X that I noticed the change in my stretch marks.
After many trials, I have found a combination and process that has made noticeable changes. I use a round, rubber cellulite massager in the shower to increase circulation and a cellulite cream called Revitol (which contains capsicum and caffiene). You can't get lazy and skip treatments if you truly want results. The old damaged skin comes off and the regeneration of new cells seems to thrive on stimulation of the circulation.
Meanwhile, the oils softened my skin and seemed to replace the lipids that our bodies stop producing as early as our 20s and 30s. I cannot stress enough the importance of lipid replacement. That was really my turning point.... I then started to use the TriReduction Protect & Restore and, eventually, reached my current stage of being able to use full-strength SuperCop 2X.
I still swear that the first morning after applying the SuperCop 2X there was a visible change. My skin glowed. It looked so great, I didn't feel like hiding under make up. I have spent so much money on make up not knowing there was another option. (It also decreases aging signs and wrinkles).
I am still in the 'process', due to my bountiful scarring, and will be for a year or two. I strongly encourage you to visit Skin Biology. Dr Pickart is brilliant, fantastically generous and and has created an entire area on his website for people to address problems. He is passionate about researching and helping people; he is most certainly changing my life and healing my body.
Treat your body as well as you treat your face - with that mentality, I found answers. Marta, thank you for your compassion, thank you for listening.
Ingredients in LacSal Cream
Purified water, lactic acid (8.5%), glyceryl stearate,PEG-100 stearate, ethylhexyl palmitate, squalane, carthamus tinctoriusseed (safflower) oil, cetyl alcohol, salicylic acid (1.5%), stearic acid,PPG-2 myristyl ether propionate, polysorbate 20, allantoin, propyleneglycol, retinyl palmitate, methylparaben, propylparaben, diazolidinyl urea,mixed (alpha, beta, gamma, delta) tocopherols, mixed (alpha, beta,gamma, delta) tocotrienols, ubiquinone (CoQ-10), xanthophyll (lutein),and lycopene.
Ingredients in TriReduction
Purified water, aloe barbadensis leaf juice (aloe vera) gel, copper peptides (hydrolyzed soy protein and cupric chloride), squalane, ethylhexyl palmitate, glyceryl stearate, PEG-100 stearate, PPG-2 myristyl ether propionate, cetyl alcohol, stearic acid, cupric chloride, olea europaea (olive) fruit oil, polysorbate 80, allantoin, propylene glycol, retinyl palmitate, lavandula augustifolia (lavender) oil, menthol, diazolidinyl urea, methylparaben, propylparaben, tocophersolan (Vitamin E), fragrance, mixed (alpha, beta, gamma, delta) tocopherols, mixed (alpha, beta, gamma, delta) tocotrienols, xanthophyll (lutein), lycopene, ubiquinone (CoQ-10).
Ingredients in SuperCop 2X
Purified water, aloe barbadensis leaf juice (aloe vera) gel, copper peptides (hydrolyzed soy protein and cupric chloride), squalane, ethylhexyl palmitate, glyceryl stearate, PEG-100 stearate, cupric chloride, carthamus tinctorius seed (safflower) oil, cetyl alcohol, PPG-2 myristyl ether propionate, stearic acid, salicylic acid, glycine, olea europaea (olive) fruit oil, allantoin,propylene glycol, polysorbate 20, lavandula angustifolia (lavender) oil, propylene glycol, tocophersolan (Vitamin E), fragrance, retinyl palmitate, menthol, camphor, methylparaben, propylparaben, diazolidinyl urea, mixed (alpha, beta, gamma, delta) tocopherols, mixed (alpha, beta, gamma, delta) tocotrienols, ubiquinone (CoQ-10).