Monday, 8 June 2015

Reviewed : InstaNatural Scar Gel

I have a lot of scars. I'm clumsy and I'm fairly slow to heal (though general recovery from illness is pretty good) and I'm very bad at letting things heal. I don't mind my scars too much. They are just part of who I am and some of them remind me of certain events. That said, I wouldn't say no to reducing the appearance of at least some of them.

In the past I've made my own "skin healer" body creams with essential oils that have helped to improve my skin, but I've never tried an off-the-shelf product. I was given the opportunity to try InstaNatural's Scar Gel, which claims to help to diminish and erase surgical scars, acne scars, burns, or other dark spots over time by making them less visible in appearance. As with anything, it's effectiveness relies on regular use, in this case twice a day.
InstaNatural is an American company but you can find their products on Amazon. The Scar gel doesn't contain any parabens, sulfates or alcohols and comes in an easy-to-use pump dispenser. The gel itself is brown in colour and has a slight medicinal smell but it turns clear on application and the scent doesn't linger so don't be put off. It's quickly absorbed leaving no residue and a little goes a long way. I only needed to depress the pump half way to get enough gel for the scars on my legs and hands.

I've been using the product as directed for almost two weeks on scars less than a year old on my legs and hands that have resulted from burns, insect bites and general scrapes. The gel has had no effect on flat, white scars but there has been some slight improvement in the appearance of the red scars on my legs. They seem to have faded a little, but in general there hasn't been as much improvement as I expected in the two weeks and probably no more than I would have seen from using my own concoction. But it's pleasant to use and didn't irritate at all, even when applied to healing wounds (which it did seem to help heal a little faster).
Before (L) and after (R)
Before (L) and after (R)
If you wish to try this product yourself, it can be purchased via Amazon (I don't make any money from this). If you'd like me to share my own "skin healer" recipe let me know in the comments!

I received this product for free in return for my honest and unbiased feedback.

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