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OLIO DI COCCODRILLO !!!!

Dopo il finto siero di vipera, la  bava di lumaca e le vitamine per curare i capelli l’ingrediente emozionale più assurdo che ho trovato è:

L’OLIO DI COCCODRILLO.

Non è uno scherzo, c’è davvero chi vende cosmetici e cremine varie, vantando che contengono questo ingrediente.

Per fortuna si tratta di piccole o piccolissime produzioni che potete trovare in questi siti:

http://www.repcillin.com/
http://doctorcroc.com/

Crocodiles are NOT harmed, and Doctor Croc is NOT tested on Animals

Olio di coccodrillo, cosa è?

Olio di coccodrillo. Come si deduce si tratta di grasso animale, sostanzialmente lardo di coccodrillo. Come quasi tutti i lipidi animali la composizione dei grassi che compongono il tessuto adiposo è influenzata dalla genetica e dalla dieta.

All’interno dei diversi gruppi: pesci, uccelli, anfibi, mammiferi terrestri si ravvisano notevoli affinità nella composizione lipidica del tessuto adiposo.

Si tratta in genere di una miscela di trigliceridi dove prevalgono acidi saturi e acido oleico 18:1n9 (anche 40%). Nel olio di coccodrillo si rintracciano anche alte percentuali di polinsaturi di cui linoleico 18:2n6 (6%) e percentuali dell’ordine anche del 2% di omega3 22:5n3 o 22:6n3 individuabili normalmente nei pesci. La miscela di lipidi non sembra nulla di speciale se non per gli omega3 a catena lunga, comunque riscontrabili anche in altri oli. L’estrazione e raffinazione può avvenire con solventi o altre tecnologie. L’olio crudo ha una colorazione rosata ed un odore intenso non molto adatto ad un qualunque prodotto cosmetico.

Cosa raccontano

La solita storia dell’antico rimedio o della medicina etnica . Per qualche ragione, se un olio è stato usato dagli egizi 5000 anni fa o da una tribù africana deve fare bene. Vista l’età media degli egizi di 5000 anni fa e quella delle popolazioni africane non si capisce perchè la loro medicina dovrebbe essere considerata a priori come più efficace della medicina e dei rimedi attuali.

L'olio di coccodrillo sarebbe prodotto senza far soffrire i coccodrilli !

Come per la bava di lumaca, ma qui ancor più assurdamente, i siti che pubblicizzano cosmetici basati sull’olio di coccodrillo si premurano di rassicurare i consumatori sul fatto che l’estrazione dell’olio dai coccodrilli non li fa soffrire. http://doctorcroc.com/frequently-asked-questions.html#ingredients

Crocodiles are NOT harmed, and Doctor Croc is NOT tested on Animals….

OVVIO che non soffrono direi io. Prima di estrarre l’olio i coccodrilli li hanno ammazzati e da morti non possono soffrire. Certamente non glielo estraggono da vivi , l’olio !

Il cosmetico poi, per tranquillizzare i sentimenti animalisti dei consumatori: NON E’ STATO TESTATO SU ANIMALI !!! SIC!

Visto che il coccodrillo è una specie protetta che negli anni 60 ha rischiato di trasformarsi completamente in borsette, in tutte le pubblicità si fa riferimento al CITES (Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species) come garante del fatto che i coccodrilli ammazzati , probabilmente scuoiati e sgrassati, per produrre l’olio cosmetico non erano a rischio di estinzione.

L'ingrediente cosmetico

Non esiste nessun INCI . Quello utilizzato: Crocodylus niloticus che rappresenta la specie non è registrato nella nomenclatura degli ingredienti cosmetici e non dice nulla di preciso. Il consumatore non può sapere cosa sia effettivamente l’ingrediente utilizzato in queste produzioni cosmetiche.

Come funzionerebbe

O meglio come non funzionerebbe . A leggere il sito fa miracoli, ma analiticamente è una miscela di lipidi assolutamente normale. Molti oli possono intervenire nei processi metabolici della pelle e hanno una funzionalità cosmetica che va oltre la normale emollienza. Nulla prova che l’olio di coccodrillo lo faccia di più o meglio di altri oli di composizione simile. Esiste ampia letteratura su probabili effetti antiproliferativi e antinfiammatori di acidi grassi polinsaturi. In Sud Africa, queste linee cosmetiche sono finite sotto la lente della: “The South African Consumers Guide to scam, pseudoscience and voodoo science.”

“…there is not a shred of evidence to support the claims being made for the product. Extrapolation of science in support of the claims is illogical and incorrect. The claims that the product can benefit a host of skin conditions is untested and unproven and simply thumbsuck. There is not a single study in over 21 million published articles indexed at PubMed in support of the claims of this product, or the main ingredient, Crocodile oil.”

In realtà alcune ricerche pubblicate sull’olio di coccodrillo ci sono:

Acad Emerg Med. 2012 Mar;19(3):265-73. doi: 10.1111/j.1553-2712.2012.01300.x. Crocodile oil enhances cutaneous burn wound healing and reduces scar formation in rats.

Li HLChen LPHu YHQin YLiang GXiong YXChen QX.

Source: State Key Laboratory of Stress Cell Biology, School of Life Sciences, Xiamen University, China. Abstract OBJECTIVES: This study was performed to evaluate the burn wound-healing efficacy of crocodile oil from Crocodylus siamensis by employing deep second-degree burns in a Wistar rat model. METHODS: Twenty-four rats were assigned equally into four groups using a random-number table, and two burns were created on the dorsum of each animal except for the sham group. The three treatment groups received with saline solution (12 burns, served as negative control), silver sulfadiazine (12 burns, served as positive control), or crocodile oil (12 burns). Silver sulfadiazine cream was used as standard care, and the treatments were repeated twice daily for 28 days. After day 28 the animals were euthanized and the wounds were removed for quantitative real-time polymerase chain reaction, histologic, and immunohistochemical study. RESULTS: Crocodile oil accelerated the wound-healing process as indicated by a significant decrease in wound closure time in comparison to the burn control and silver sulfadiazine treatment groups. Histologic results showed well-organized and distributed skin structure and collagen deposition in the animals treated with crocodile oil. Transforming growth factor-β1 (TGF-β1), a key cytokine promoting scarring, was also observed to play a role in the burn wound healing. Immunohistochemical staining results showed the negative expression of TGF-β1 and Smad3 in the 28-days-postburn skin of crocodile oil group versus positive in the epidermis of burn controls. Compared to the burn control group, expressions of TGF-β1 and Smad3 mRNA decreased significantly (p < 0.01) in the 28-days-postburn skin of the crocodile oil group. CONCLUSIONS: Our results showed that crocodile oil could enhance cutaneous burn wound healing and reduce scar formation in rats, which might be related to TGF-β1/Smad3 signaling.

© 2012 by the Society for Academic Emergency Medicine.

PMID:

 22435858

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/11337979Lipids. 2001 Mar;36(3):247-54. Unique phospholipid metabolism in mouse heart in response to dietary docosahexaenoic or alpha-linolenic acids.

Watkins SMLin TYDavis RMChing JRDePeters EJHalpern GMWalzem RLGerman JB. Source: Department of Food Science and Technology, 1 Shields Ave., University of California at Davis, Davis, CA 95616, USA. smwatkins@ucdavis.edu

Abstract Diet and fatty acid metabolism interact in yet unknown ways to modulate membrane fatty acid composition and certain cellular functions. For example, dietary precursors or metabolic products of n-3 fatty acid metabolism differ in their ability to modify specific membrane components. In the present study, the effect of dietary 22:6n-3 or its metabolic precursor, 18:3n-3, on the selective accumulation of 22:6n-3 by heart was investigated. The mass and fatty acid compositions of individual phospholipids (PL) in heart and liver were quantified in mice fed either 22:6n-3 (from crocodile oil) or 18:3n-3 (from soybean oil) for 13 wk. This study was conducted to determine if the selective accumulation of 22:6n-3 in heart was due to the incorporation of 22:6n-3 into cardiolipin (CL), a PL most prevalent in heart and known to accumulate 22:6n-3. Although heart was significantly enriched with 22:6n-3 relative to liver, the accumulation of 22:6n-3 by CL in heart could not quantitatively account for this difference. CL from heart did accumulate 22:6n-3, but only in mice fed preformed 22:6n-3. Diets rich in non-22:6n-3 fatty acids result in a fatty acid composition of phosphatidylcholine (PC) in heart that is unusually enriched with 22:6n-3. In this study, the mass of PC in heart was positively correlated with the enrichment of 22:6n-3 into PC. The increased mass of PC was coincident with a decrease in the mass of phosphatidylethanolamine, suggesting that 22:6n-3 induced PC synthesis by increasing phosphatidylethanolamine-N-methyltransferase activity in the heart.

PMID:

 11337979

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REPCILLIN CROCODILE OIL
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Cosmetics made in significant part of crocodile oil; non-medicated health and beauty products made in significant part of crocodile oil, namely, moisturising cream, essential oil balm for skin, soap, essential oil spray for skin and hair, bath oil, lip balm

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This is a brand page for the REPCILLIN CROCODILE OIL trademark by Repcillin cc in Port Elizabeth, , 6001Write a review about a product or service associated with this REPCILLIN CROCODILE OIL trademark. Or, contact the ownerRepcillin cc of the REPCILLIN CROCODILE OIL trademark by filing a request to communicate with the Legal Correspondent for licensing, use, and/or questions related to the REPCILLIN CROCODILE OIL trademark.

Status Update! On Saturday, February 9, 2013, status on the REPCILLIN CROCODILE OIL trademark changed toRESPONSE AFTER NON-FINAL ACTION – ENTERED.

On Thursday, May 10, 2012, a U.S. federal trademark registration was filed for REPCILLIN CROCODILE OIL by Repcillin cc, Port Elizabeth 6001. The USPTO has given the REPCILLIN CROCODILE OIL trademark serial number of 85621342. The current federal status of this trademark filing is RESPONSE AFTER NON-FINAL ACTION – ENTERED. The correspondent listed for REPCILLIN CROCODILE OIL is JEFFREY M. FURR of FURR LAW FIRM, 2622 DEBOLT RD, UTICA, OH 43080-9604 . The REPCILLIN CROCODILE OIL trademark is filed in the category of Cosmetics and Cleaning Products . The description provided to the USPTO for REPCILLIN CROCODILE OIL is Cosmetics made in significant part of crocodile oil; non-medicated health and beauty products made in significant part of crocodile oil, namely, moisturising cream, essential oil balm for skin, soap, essential oil spray for skin and hair, bath oil, lip balm.
Word Mark: REPCILLIN CROCODILE OIL
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RESPONSE AFTER NON-FINAL ACTION – ENTERED

2/9/2013
Serial Number: 85621342
Filing Date: 5/10/2012
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Goods and Services: Cosmetics made in significant part of crocodile oil; non-medicated health and beauty products made in significant part of crocodile oil, namely, moisturising cream, essential oil balm for skin, soap, essential oil spray for skin and hair, bath oil, lip balm
Mark Description: The mark consists of the words “Repcillin Crocodile Oil” appearing in white and outlined in black with a green crocodile outlined in black that has white teeth and a black and white eye, and whose features are black, wearing a white lab coat with gray shading and which is outlined in black, and a gray and white stethoscope which is outlined in black, with a circular orange background outlined in black.
Type Of Mark: TradeMark
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Last Applicant/Owner: Repcillin cc Port Elizabeth 6001

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FURR LAW FIRM
2622 DEBOLT RD
UTICA, OH 43080-9604
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International Class Code(s): 003
US Class Code(s): 001, 004, 006, 050, 051, 052
Primary Class: Bleaching preparations and other substances for laundry use; cleaning, polishing, scouring and abrasive preparations; soaps; perfumery, essential oils, cosmetics, hair lotions; dentifrices.
Class(es) Status: Active
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In Sud Africa , come nel Regno Unito, l’Advertising Standard Agency controlla la correttezza della pubblicità.

Repcillin – ASA – Don’t believe the claims

by Harris

Posted 24 January 2012 

I first wrote about Repcillin here.

Repcillin is a cosmetic product manufactured from crocodile oil. It makes a number of unbelievable claims, including “[B]alm may be helpful in offering relief from itchy or painful skin conditions such as allergies, eczema, insect bites, sunburn, abrasions and skin infections. It may be helpful in preventing wrinkles” and “MCC (Medical Control Council of South Africa) Registered”.

A complaint was laid with the ASA and John Sweet, the “founder of Repcillin”, was unable to offer any evidence in support of the claims. Appears to be a scam.

 

Repcillin / HA Steinman / 19382 Ruling of the : ASA Directorate In the matter between: Dr Harris Steinman Complainant(s)/Appellant(s) Repcillin cc Respondent

23 Jan 2012 http://www.asasa.org.za/ResultDetail.aspx?Ruling=5916

Dr Steinman lodged a consumer complaint against the respondent’s advertising on its website www.repcillin.co.za, which promotes, inter alia, its cosmetic product manufactured from crocodile oil. The complainant specifically provided the URLhttp://www.repcillin.com/index.php/product-information/12-ingredients.html, and took issue with the following claims:

“Indications: Repcillin Balm may be helpful in offering relief from itchy or painful skin conditions such as allergies, eczema, insect bites, sunburn, abrasions and skin infections. It may be helpful in preventing wrinkles”;

“MCC (Medical Control Council of South Africa) Registered”;

“Pharmacological classification: A34”;

“Other (Western Complementary Medicine)”;

“This product is safe for use in children”;

“Can be covered with a gauze or bandage to ensure full absorption”;

“Crocodile oil is obtained from licensed CITES registered farms and is registered with the Medical Control Council for medicinal use in South AFRICA”;

“Its use for beautifying the skin has been known since the days of Queen Cleopatra two thousand years ago”;

“Dermatitis eczema … is more prevalent in cities and places where there is low humidity”;

“Dark Circles under the eyes are more common especially with Indian people”.

The following disclaimers also appear:

“The reviews and testimonials on this site refer to Repcillin. We make no claims that Repcillin will have the same results when used by purchasers as circumstances are different for each client and out of our control. No clinical trials have been made”;

“Although Repcillin has healed many skin problems, we make no claims about its healing properties whatsoever”.

COMPLAINT

In essence, the complainant submitted the claims listed above are unsubstantiated by any medical literature he has reviewed. He added that the disclaimers used are insufficient warning to consumers, and that this product may be nothing more than a scam.

RELEVANT CLAUSES OF THE CODE OF ADVERTISING PRACTICE

In light of the complaint the following clauses of the Code were taken into account:

• Section II, Clause 4.1 – Substantiation

• Section II, Clause 4.2.1 – Misleading claims

RESPONSE

The respondent explained that it does not have an in-house legal representative to assist with ensuring that all claims are in compliance with relevant legislation. It is, however, willing to effect any changes that might be necessary. It added that it applied for registration with the MCC and complied in all respects insofar as such applications are concerned insofar as sourcing and manufacturing, it explained that it has to complete extensive questionnaires on its manufacturing practices, and it is one of the few companies within South Africa to comply with registration for Bio-prospecting.

In closing, it confirmed that it has no intention to “scam, mislead, cheat or steal” and has therefore “… with pleasure, already removed those phrases and words, from our website, which have caused offense and concern to Mr Steinman and the ASA”, and “… given instructions to remove the insert from our packaging on the next production run …”

ASA DIRECTORATE RULING

The ASA Directorate considered all the relevant documentation submitted by the respective parties.

The ASA has a long standing principle which holds that where an advertiser provides an unequivocal undertaking to withdraw or amend its advertising in a manner that addresses the concerns raised, the undertaking is accepted without considering the merits of the matter.

The respondent submitted that the wording objected to by the complainant has already been removed, and that it would have its packaging insert removed with immediate action as well.

As this appears to address the complainant’s concerns, there is no need for the Directorate to consider the merits of the matter.

The undertaking is therefore accepted on condition that the claims at issue are withdrawn within the deadlines stipulated in Clause 15.3 of the Procedural Guide, and is not used again in future.

For the respondent’s guidance, the Directorate wishes to point out the following:

This undertaking applies to the claims wherever they may appear, irrespective of whether or not the complainant specifically identified a particular medium (Refer Clause 15.5 of the Procedural Guide);

The Code contains very specific requirements in terms of substantiation for any direct or implied efficacy claims. As an advertiser, the respondent is expected to comply with these requirements (refer Clause 4.1 of Section II of the Code).

http://www.cdu.edu.au/newsroom/origins/edition2-2011/8-9.pdf

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/22435858

Repcillin


Rodolfo Baraldini
Pubblicato : 19 febbraio 2013

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