Most people are aware that Preparation H is an over-the-counter medication that reduces pain and swelling associated with hemorrhoids. BUT...did you know it has other uses as well?
Discover the amazing qualities of Preparation H.
In the mid-1970s, cosmetic scientist Dr. Ronald
DiSalvo was having lunch with a colleague when she pulled out a tube
of Preparation H™ and started applying it to her eyes. Aghast,
DiSalvo asked: “Why are you using a hemorrhoid product on your
face?” The woman explained that it was a trick long used by
Hollywood makeup experts to briefly plump up the skin of actors and
remove the telltale traces of a hangover, cigarette smoking, or
DiSalvo was fascinated. He soon discovered that one of the ingredients in Preparation H™ was called skin respiratory factor (SRF), which was used to increase oxygen intake and soothe inflamed tissue (Subramanyam 1984). The result? A fuller, softer, and smoother look.
Agents that boost oxygen consumption are also known to accelerate wound healing through collagen formation. Research shows that SRF influences oxygen consumption on the part of fibroblasts, the connective tissue cells that manufacture collagen (Goodson 1976). Some scientists suggest that SRF can help stimulate your skin to create new collagen and plump up your skin mattress.
Glamour Magazine reported that Miss USA contestants used the product to smooth their skin.
E TV's Behind the Scenes at the Miss USA Pageant reported
contestants using it to reduce cellulite on their thighs.
We were surprised when a bodybuilder ordered
He used it as a skin cream prior to a competition. Apparently it helped tighten muscles.
says "Surprisingly, it really does work for puffy eyes."
Only in Canada eh!
The original Preparation H formula includes a yeast derivative. When the other amazing uses of the product became known, the FDA said prove it. The manufactures decided not to do the required research. After all that's not why they made this product. So the yeast derivative was removed in the United States, but not in Canada. That's right, the Preparation H product the models, make-up artists and Conan use is made only in Canada.