HOW TO PICK THE BEST SCAR CREAM FOR YOUR SKIN
What is the best scar cream for your skin? All scar products claim to improve scar appearance or texture, but how do you know which one is really best for you?
While virtually all scar creams make amazing claims, very few have any scientific evidence to support them. Ironically, some products can even make scars worse.
Several products contain Vitamin E. Many people swear by vitamin E. Some doctors even recommend it. Surprisingly, studies show that in up to 90% of cases, vitamin E fails to improve, or even worsens scars. To add insult to injury, 1 in 3 people develop an allergic dermatitis (redness, itching, swelling and flaking). People seeing any improvement in their scars after using vitamin E are likely only seeing the benefits of moisturizing the scar. At best, vitamin E is therefore no better than plain petroleum jelly (ie Vaseline).
Onion extract is another fairly common ingredient. What do the studies show?…. Again, it is no better than plain petroleum jelly when it comes to improving scar appearance.
Most skin care products contain water. Water encourages bacterial growth after the product container is opened and the cream can then become contaminated. Preservatives like parabens, methlyparabens and formaldehyde prevent bacteria growing but can also be very irritating to the skin. Allergies to formaldehyde occur in 9% of people.
Whichever scar cream you choose, we recommend you avoid these ingredients whenever possible to decrease the risk of allergic skin reactions.
InviCible contains only hypoallergenic ingredients. It contains NO preservatives or fragrances. Due to it’s superior safety profile, InviCible was awarded the National Parenting Center Seal of Approval and was also voted a Champion in The Compact for Safe Cosmetics by Skin Deep.
InviCible is also very user-friendly and very easy to use after face, tummy and breast surgery. You simply massage it into the scar.
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