- Morning and evening.
- On a closed, new wound, until scar texture and redness have disappeared.
- Post procedure care and everyday cuts (not for open skin).
- All skin types.
A topical solution to help soften and lighten red scars. It’s perfect for wounds after surgery, injuries or even small cuts. The ‘secret sauce’ in this formula is not so secret. It’s a trademarked composition of ingredients made by SkinMedica®, known as Centelline®. This formula has been shown to clear up fresh scars after skin trauma or surgery. In some before-and-after photos, it’s almost as if the scars were never there to begin with (though results can vary from person to person).
Some of the components in Centelline® are popularly used in other skin care products for hydration, or to fight free radical damage. But this mixture brings together multiple ingredients, specifically to induce scar recovery.
Helpful things to know about this product:
This product is not meant for open skin – it is for healing the fresh, pink scars that appear when a wound is closed.
This is not a sterile product, and would not replace the need for sterilization of wounds. Please follow proper care instructions by your doctor.
Notable skin care ingredients:
Centella asiatica – derived from a specific herb, this is an antioxidant, a hydrator, a skin soother and a helper when it comes to restoring the skin’s protective layers.
Bulbine frutescens – another botanical ingredient, this one is commonly used for skin in need of healing. It’s great for redness and sensitivity, and helps with skin repair.
Oleuropein – part of olive leaf extract, this ingredient is believed to protect skin against environmental damage, while also helping the skin repair itself. It can also fight bacterial infection on the skin.
Lactic acid – a gentle alpha-hydroxy acid that is helpful in fighting bacteria and reducing skin tone issues while also providing some exfoliation for cell turnover. This helps with skin texture and firmness. The ingredient can be moisturizing, too.
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- Kircik LH. Comparative study of the efficacy and tolerability of a unique topical scar product vs white petrolatum following shave biopsies. J Drugs Dermatol 2013; 12(1):86-90. Click here to view (opens a new tab).