Dang you got an awesome deal Healing!! I like the 20g tubes I ordered though because I carry it with me EVERYWHERE I go lol. I put the stuff on like 8 times a day, always keeping my lips moist and protected!! And you are absolutely correct. For the first 2 months I was SOOOO careful not to peel prematurely and just let the build up fall off naturally or whenever I rinsed with saline solution. Then for the past month almost, my buildup all of a sudden reduced down to like 30-40% affected. I haven't really taken any pictures lately of my lips, but I did take a few in the beginning when they still built up a little. When I'm healed I'll take pics again and so when I post them you guys will see I truly had EC and was healed!