SCA PRO growth factor technology explained 

Jenna Swift

Jenna Swift



SCA PRO is a patented technology from the purified secretion of the snail Cryptomphalus aspersa.  

Rich in growth factors, SCA PRO prevents, protects and repairs skin damage, while providing the skin with powerful regenerating, antioxidant and firming action. SCA PRO promotes skin rejuvenation by directly targeting fibroblasts to stimulate the production of new collagen, elastin and hyaluronic acid. As a result, SCA PRO is proven to reduce the number and depth of wrinkles, return firmness and smoothness to the skin and providing extra luminosity.1,2.3.4 

The SCA PRO complex also contains powerful anti-oxidant activity, helping to protect skin health and promote a glowing complexion. 

When used alongside aesthetic treatments, SCA PRO has also been proven to:  

  • Reduces redness immediately after treatment5 
  • Accelerates skin recovery6,7 
  • Enhances the results of rejuvenating skin treatments6,7 

The history of SCA PRO 

Having evolved over 600 million years, C aspersa adapted its metabolic processes to suit ever-changing environmental conditions. It developed a natural defence mechanism to protect itself against external aggressors, including extreme temperatures, dryness, radiation and chemicals.  

Scientists discovered that C aspersa secreted a protective fluid and could heal itself quickly. Dr Rafael Abad Iglesias studied this fluid closely, to find out if it could help human tissue to protect and repair.  

C aspersa was first used on patients suffering from radiation dermatitis following the Chernobyl disaster. After further investigations, production was patented in the mid-1990s and clinical development was awarded to Cantabria Labs.  

C aspersa is now considered a powerful and effective skin repair and rejuvenation technology, approved by over twenty scientific and clinical publications. 

Products featuring SCA PRO 

ALLSKIN | MED GF Firming Serum

ALLSKIN | MED Firming Serum

ALLSKIN | MED C Radiance Gel

ALLSKIN | MED Radiance Gel

ALLSKIN | MED GF Firming Eye Cream

ALLSKIN | MED Firming Eye Cream

ALLSKIN | MED GF Replenishing Cream

ALLSKIN | MED Replenishing Cream

ALLSKIN | MED C Brightening Ampoules

ALLSKIN | MED Brightening Ampoules

ALLSKIN | MED GF Regenerating Ampoules

ALLSKIN | MED Regenerating Ampoules

Read more about how SCA PRO can be used to enhance clinic treatment results.

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1 Castro B, de Paz N, Gonzalez S, Rodriguez-Luna A (2022) ‘SCA Slows the Decline of functional Parameters Associated with Senescence in Skin Cells’, Int J Mol Sci, 10;23(12):6538
2 Rinaldi F, Trink A, (2014), Double-blind pilot study on efficacy and tolerability of a topical formulation containing SCA in the treatment of photoaging, hi_tech dermo.
3 Iglesias-de la Cruz MC, Sanz-Rodriguez F, Zamarron A, Reyes E, Carrasco E, Gonzalez S (2012)Secretion of the mollusc Cryptomphalus aspersa promotes proliferation, migration and survival of keratinocytes and dermal fibroblasts in vitro. Int J Cosmet Sci. Apr;34(2):183-9.
4 Tribo-Boixareu MJ, Parrado-Romero C, Rais B, Reyes E, Vitale-Villarejo MA, Gonzalez S (2009) Clinical and histological efficacy of a secretion of the mollusk Cryptomphalus aspersa in the treatment of cutaneous photoaging. Cosmetic Dermatol.
5 Sisto T, Bussoletti C, Celleno L. Half-face evaluation of regenerative and reparative properties of a serum containing the secret of Cryptomphalus aspersa 15% (SCA) versus placebo, in two groups of patients with acne and photoaging treated with chemical peeling. Esperienze dermatologiche-Dermatological experiences. 2013;15.
6 Truchuelo MT, et al. A cosmetic treatment based on the secretion of Cryptomphalus aspersa 40% improves the clinical results after the use of nonablative fractional laser in skin aging. J Cosmet Dermatol. 2020;19(3):622-8. 
7 Fernandez-Gonzalez P, Vitale M, Truchuelo MT. Early and maintained application of the secretion of Cryptomphalus aspersa (SCA) 40% improves cutaneous healing after ablative fractional laser in skin aging. J. Cosmet. Dermatol. 2020;00:1–6. 

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