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SkinQD Science

Helix Aspersa is quickly gaining notoriety and renown as a remarkably effective and all-natural way to reduce the appearance of keloid scarring or to prevent these scars from forming during the wound healing process. While thousands of patients and hundreds of dermatological professionals have affirmed the incredible results achieved through the application of Helix Aspersa, you may still be wondering if measurable scientific research, studies, and detailed exploration support the claims that physicians and patients are making nationwide.

Here is some basic science that will explain the amazing properties of Helix Aspersa, which is found in the SkinQD treatment formula. SkinQD’s unique formula features an 80% concentration of this natural secretion. The higher concentration of Helix Aspersa further intensifies the effects of this organic substance.

Understanding Helix Aspersa

Yes, Helix Aspersa is being discussed in medical circles worldwide, but what exactly is this miraculous substance? The answer may surprise you. Helix Aspersa is actually the scientific name for a species of garden snail native to the Mediterranean region of the world. The snails grow quite large, and they thrive in cool, moist environments. Helix Aspersa, the keloid and hypertrophic scar treatment, is not to be confused with the actual living organism.

When discussing medical treatments for scars, Helix Aspersa refers to the sticky secretion produced by this species of garden snail. When a snail is stressed, such as during an attack from another animal or after it has been injured, it secretes a sticky substances that helps to regenerate any damaged skin cells. Scientists have screened this sticky secretion and found that it has antioxidants that prevent corruption and toxic buildup during healing. The secretion also stimulates the proliferation of fibroblasts and the rearrangement of the snail’s basic cellular structure. The end result: cellular regeneration.

Incredibly, this same snail secretion can work to stimulate effective cellular regeneration when it is applied to the skin of humans. Helix Aspersa contains seven different active ingredients that all play a role in the reduction of visible scars. These ingredients include allantoin, protein peptides, vitamins, natural antimicrobials, collagen, elastin, and glycolic acid. Now, let’ see what science has to say about each of these important ingredients.


Allantoin can be used to regenerate animal and human skin. This substance is found in many moisturizing cosmetics, though in much smaller concentrations. When applied to the surface of a wound, it increases the concentration of water found within the skin cells. It also helps to slough away dead skin by encouraging upper skin layers to detach from the newly forming skin cells. Allantoin also has an antioxidant effect, and when applied to healing skin it can reduce inflammation, prevent irritation, and protect the new, sensitive skin being formed.

Protein Peptides

Helix Aspersa also contains protein peptides. These protein strings are able to fight off infection while the body is healing itself. They encourage the body to complete its natural healing process without any interruption from toxins or contaminants. Protein peptides work by boosting the body’s natural defense system, increasing white blood cell counts and triggering the rapid regeneration of skin cells.


Vitamins are the nutrient source for the body, and Helix Aspersa is verifiably filled with important nutrients. When skin is being created in the human body to replace damaged skin cells and close a wound, adequate vitamin levels are very important. Applying SkinQD’s vitamin-rich Helix Aspersa formula will help the body create bright, smooth, and healthy skin.

Natural Antimicrobials

A garden snail’s secretion also contains a variety of natural antimicrobials. These specific protein peptides can help to fight off infecting bacteria while the skin is healing. Common bacterial infections that can disrupt the healing process and lead to keloid scarring include E coli, Staph infection, and Acne vulgaris, the bacteria responsible for acne. The presence of these antimicrobials in Helix Aspersa helps to keep skin smooth and healthy while the wound is healing.


Collagen is a specific type of protein, and it’s one of the most important protein parts of the skin cell. When you touch your skin, it should feel springy and resilient. This resiliency is created by collagen. Scientific research has determined that the presence of collagen in Helix Aspersa accomplishes two things. First, it helps with the regeneration of skin damaged from a burn or wound. More importantly, perhaps, it prevents the body from overreacting by producing excessive amounts of collagen. Hypertrophic scars, including keloid scars, are raised scar tissue created by excessive collagen production. The presence of natural, active collagen in Helix Aspersa may help to prevent this.


Elastin gives skin its stretchiness. This connective tissue helps skin to resume its previous shape after trauma has been experienced. This is an incredibly important ingredient in Helix Aspersa.

Glycolic Acid

Finally, Helix Aspersa contains a measure of glycolic acid. This substance is found in many prescription acne treatments because it removes dead skin cells from the surface of the epidermis by weakening the lipids that hold dead skin cells together. Applying a glycolic acid substance to your skin will help to make your skin brighter and smoother.

BoNT-L Peptides

SkinQD’s Helix Aspersa treatment formula is unique in that it contains the addition of BoNT-L Peptides. This specific peptide chain prevents the fine motor skill muscles around the wound site from expanding and contracting during healing. Because excessive movement can trigger the production of too much collagen, this addition dramatically reduces the likelihood that hypertrophic scarring will develop.




The efficacy of Helix aspersa Muller extract in the healing of partial thickness burns: A novel treatment for open burn management protocols

Authors: Tsoutsos, Dimosthenis1; Kakagia, Despoina2; Tamparopoulos, Konstantinos1

Source: Journal of Dermatological Treatment, Volume 20, Number 4, August 2009 , pp. 219-222(4)

Publisher: Informa Healthcare