Keratin products help EB,“the worst disease you’ve never heard of”


EB Awareness WeekOctober 25-31 is EB awareness week.

Epidermolysis Bullosa or “EB” is a group of inherited blistering disorders characterized by exceptionally fragile skin and excruciating chronic wounds. Some forms of EB occur because the skin is not as good at making certain keratin proteins. Others occur because the skin is not as good at making certain collagen proteins. Keratin and collagen are important parts of the skin that help keep the structure together.

People with EB have come to be known in some countries as “butterfly children” because their skin is extraordinarily delicate, like a butterfly’s wings. There is currently NO cure for EB and doctors familiar with the condition have described it as “the most painful disease known to man.” The objectives of International EB Awareness Week are:

  • To increase global awareness and provide advocacy for compassionate public policies in every country; and
  • To promote research toward finding a cure, and the development of effective new treatments

keragelT is a keratin based wound care product that is making a big difference to families living with EB. Click here to read their stories. keragelT is based on Replicine Functional Keratin, the same innovation found in the new Retrospect skin system creating a buzz in the US beauty media.

In partnership with the charitable organization DEBRA, Retrospect is providing a free set of Retrospect samples for every donation made during EB awareness week.  To learn more and make a donation click here

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7 Responses to Keratin products help EB,“the worst disease you’ve never heard of”

  1. SHANKAR on

    Pls revert me for solving eb epidermo bullaso through keratin medicine

    • Keratin Questions on

      Hi Shankar,

      The wound healing product keragelT contains Replicine™ Functional Keratin® protein, a protein that has been proven through medical research to help skin cells in a way that is of particular benefit for people living with epidermolysis bullosa. Specifically, this particular protein has been shown to activate keratinocytes and help them make more collagen 4 and collagen 7. As well as helping to quickly heal wounds, this also builds strong skin. Some forms of epidermolysis bullosa result in the body being not very good at making collagen 4 and collagen 7, so making more of it can make a significant difference.

      Collagen 4 and collagen 7 are also reduced in aging skin, so the same Replicine™ Functional Keratin® wound healing technology is very good for anti-ageing and wrinkle reduction, and forms the basis of the Retrospect line of luxury skin care products.
      http://www.retrospectusa.com/

      The medical research is described by Keraplast, the company that makes keragelT, on its website here:
      http://www.keraplast.com/evidence-based-wound-care

      Details of the product and how it can be accessed and used are can be found here:
      http://www.keraplast.com/epidermolysis-bullosa

      Keraplast is supporting the epidermolysis community through its help your skin, help their skin initiative:
      http://www.retrospectusa.com/page/help-your-skin-help-their-skin)
      This provides keragelT to families living with EB that are not able to access funded health care. The link above will tell you more.

  2. Kesha on

    My concern is if collagen is a safe method for treatment. Regards

    • Keratin Questions on

      Hi Kesha,
      Collagen is a key component of a healing wound. Collagen is the most abundant protein in the human body accounting for around 30%. Collagen is vital for strengthening blood vessels and giving skin its elasticity and strength. When there is a loss or reduction of collagen it will cause wrinkles and other skin issues. As a result collagen is one of the most popular supplements/additives because of its healing properties.

  3. Keratin products help EB,“the worst disease you’ve never
    heard of” | Keratin Questions Answered
    It’s nearly impossible to find well-informed people on this topic, but you
    sound like you know what you’re talking about!
    Thanks

  4. Carmela Correale on

    I am interested in finding your products here in Sydney Australia. I have my hair permed regularly and then I use colour because I am beginning to have grey hairs through out my hair and especially around the face area. I find that the colour does damage to my hair and makes it frizzy and lifeless. I do use expensive shampoos from the Salon Supplies but they are not good enough………
    I do recall about 30 years ago my hair had been ruined by a perm. It was so frizzy it had no curl…I worked in the salon and we had tried a new product called Kerastase and was in power mix mask, and it did wonders to my hair. The curl just sprang back.

    So I am trying to find something to repair my hair…thank you regards Carmela

    • Keratin Questions on

      Hi Carmela,
      The Bhave hair care line has our Replicine Functional Keratin in their hair care products.
      They have a repair treatment along with a shampoo and conditioner that included our unique keratin.
      They are located in Australia.
      For more information visit: http://www.bhave.us/

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