Well, I think I finally found the cause(s) of my EC as mentioned in this thread so I do not have to worry about it anymore. I believe this is the cause since I have a lot of other symptoms besides my lips which show collagen deficiency. I know you lose collagen as you get older, but I got this at an early age when I should not have had collagen defiency. I guess I will be the first guinea pig here, but I will check back in about 3 months to let you know if the collagen made my lips softer or moister. Also, any other benefits I might notice from taking it.