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    Posted by belassi on November 5, 2016 at 1:19 am

    After reading various monographs and papers on alternative burn treatments, I designed a cream with three actives (originally just aloe vera at 100%, using concentrate). We’ve had a few cases now where (not with our advice) people have treated second degree burns with it, and it has worked very well. Now we’ve been offered a sales point for it in a new clinic, so I need to finalise the design. My question is: should I add a silicone to it? A big problem with burns is that the damaged skin has terrible TEWL and gets dehydrated. My thinking is that a silicone component can help prevent that. Right now we have 3.5% shea butter providing the occlusive element, but the cream absorbs pretty quickly.

    belassi replied 7 years, 8 months ago 3 Members · 6 Replies
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  • crisbaysauli

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    November 7, 2016 at 11:45 am

    @Belassi one silicone supplier educated us on the wound healing properties of silicones. They say silicones protect the wounded area, while keeping Oxygen molecules available for faster wound healing. Add in the emollience that silicone brings, wounds heal faster and scars fade to a lighter shade. 

  • Bobzchemist

    Member
    November 7, 2016 at 4:16 pm

    I agree with adding a silicone, either as a fluid or a wax. The Dow Corning HIP (High Internal Phase) emulsions are an easy (but expensive) way to do this.

  • belassi

    Member
    November 7, 2016 at 4:16 pm

    Thanks for that!

  • Bobzchemist

    Member
    November 7, 2016 at 5:03 pm

    Not entirely sure why this link didn’t work but the next post does. Oh well.

  • Bobzchemist

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    November 7, 2016 at 5:05 pm
  • belassi

    Member
    November 7, 2016 at 6:38 pm

    Dow Corning 2502 is specified for wound care, I will have to find some.

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