I am a bit worried about “ it’s method of operation”
It’s a synthetic gene, to simplify things so I am just wondering if it may impact other genetic “ materials “ since the skin literally covers the entire body.
What I am saying is there are documents online that tell us what it is but no studies have been carried out , no side effects recorded, what to expect in the next 5 years etc
See skin lightening is generally risky but anything that alters my gene......
PS - this is my opinion and I genuinely appreciate everyone sharing information about SLC
Hello Kweeny, I appreciate your input and understand your concern. This is a really interesting point you bring up.
But I don't think it alters the gene, alteration of a gene is irreversible and definitive and is in the same field of gene therapy. It is a reversible inhibitor and is excreted in few hours by the urine.
Just like many other lighteners out there that inhibit either enzymes or hormones in the body.
Lighteners have several ways of targeting the melanin like inhibition of tyrosinase or alpha msh or of many other enzymes/hormones.
These targets usually have many other functions in the organism than just fabricating melanin. That doesn't stop people from using them.
Alpha msh for exemple is involved in neuroimmune processes, mood control ( deficit of alpha msh is linked to anxiety, alzheimer, depression, sleep and appetite control.
Tyrosinase is involved in wound healing, and some other neuro processes).
The thing is anything that lightens your skin from the outside or inside out is inhibiting something.
So this active is no worse than another one ( im more afraid of topical products containing steroids or mercury that can harm the immediate health over the short and long term by accumulation in the tissues). It just has another target.
As long as the effects are reversible, for me , I'm okay with it. And this peptide is inhibiting a gene that is only coding melanin which for me is pretty fantastic because that means that unlike many other agents, it doesn't interfere with other mechanisms.
I find rather fascinating that everyday are discovered new ways of targeting melanin.
The thread is about what could the celebrities use for their skin, and this product fits well ( whether or not one is okay with it).
And I also understand why most of the times, celebrities are secretive of their regimens.
Some have probably access to products that will never be FDA approved, nor accepted by the general public. Because it could be so controversial, and attract a negative attention.
That said, it's important ( and I agree with you on this point) that people should have all informations to make their informed choice and I hope that maybe in the future we see more studies about this product and even about other new exciting ones.
Happy lightening everyone and also merry Christmas to y'all.