Today we review MSM cream by MRM, the manufacturer. It is a cream application that, among other things, supports healthy hair, skin and nails, according to MSM. If you have scar tissue, this cream may be of interest to you. Scar tissue forms because the body has produced collagen, which is the last layer of wound formation. It has uneven fibers so can look angry, pink and uneven. Over time it may resemble a rope or be discoloured or look like raised cuts. Collage forms once the bleeding has stopped.
MSM works mainly by using organic sulphur, which is essential in helping connective tissue form. The cream maker says this is why it has proved beneficial in scar healing.
- Deionized Water
- Methylsulfonylmethane (MSM)
- Propylene Glycol
- Caprylic Capric Triglycerides
- Glyceryl Stearate
- Stearic Acid
- Aloe Vera Extract
- Sunflower Seed Oil
- Sesame Seed Oil
- Jojoba Oil
- Vitamin A (Retinyl Palmitate)
- Vitamin D (Cholecalciferol)
- Calendula Actiphyte
- Citricidal (Grapefruit Seed Extract)
- Melaleuca Oil
- Petroleum Jelly
- Magnesium Silicate
- Caprylhydroxamic Acid
- Glyceryl Caprylate
- Vitamin E Oil (dl-Alpha Tocopheryl Acetate)
If you have to pick the most important ingredients from this list it would be all the forms of vitamins, as these help the skin regenerate so new epidermal cells which look like the rest from. Vitamin E is particularly important for how nourishing it is – it is known to fade scars, depending on the concentration contained. Jojoba and aloe vera deeply nourish and soothe the skin, fighting inflammation which causes the redness. Overall, the working of the product rests on the high concentration of cysteine, which is a building block of skin keratin. The sulfur also softens skin. The earlier you use this product the better, as it can fight the formation of scar tissue. It is not so clear how it can fade scar tissue once it has already formed.
Apply over clean, dry skin. Children may use diminished doses. It is best to consult your doctor or not to use this cream if you are breastfeeding.
A 4 oz jar will cost you $17.95 if you buy it on the product website. There don’t seem to be bigger sizes.
We could not find any mention of a returns policy.
MRM MSM Cream Review – Conclusion
The product does seem to be mostly natural, so it should not contain major irritants. It should work to reduce the appearance of stretch marks and fresh scars but as for keloids, or old scars, the amount of reduction you could expect is not clear. As this is a broad-spectrum cream in the sense that it isn’t only formulated to diminish scar appearance, the manufacturer does not go into too much detail about how each ingredient will help. Suffices to say, it will soften and moisturize the skin. Despite the product being widely available to all corners of the globe, it gets average reviews. The formula has changed to more natural ingredients which is great – but this also means that the cream crystalizes if left for too long, and you therefore won’t be able to use it on your face. Yet other people affirm that it is indeed a miracle cream for the likes of acne scars. Remember, there seems to be no return policy, so if this doesn’t work for you, you wont’ get your money back.