Hey kid8 just want to thank you for recommending this cream it has some real benefits but it's too early to tell if it is doing any healing but I think it has already. It seems like the affected area has decreased slightly but it has only been 3 days so I shouldn't be impatient. What is 3 days in comparison to 3 yrs (which is how long I've had this). Three wasted yrs really but enough with the melodrama. The cream has made my lips look amazingly normal. I had a bout of Depression the other night cause the dead skin was forming and I didn't want to go the next day with dead skin on my lips which is visible even with the application of this cream lets be frank, but when I woke up I was able to exfoliate the dead skin but the skin underneath was a wonderful shade of pink instead of angry red. The cream slows the production of keratin significantly, about 50% but on the night of the 2nd day (yesterday) I could see it forming again so I applied a liberal amount before bed and the dead skin came off in the morning by rubbing my lips together like a baller (sorry I can't really find a better explanation of this method of exfoliation). So I was rather thrilled that I didn't have to go the whole day with dead skin on my lips as I work face to face. As a manly man LOL I am a bit impartial to having my lips glossy so that is the one downfall of this product though I am able to smile like a normal person. It's a shame how people take this for granted. I'm going to purchase another tube tomorrow as soon as I activate my new debit/credit card. I think I might run out before the next one gets shipped in cause its takes a lifetime to arrive so I better hurry up. How long does one tube last for you?