Scarring from acne, trauma or pregnancy can be embarrassing, especially if the scarring is in a highly visible area. Scars cannot be covered up with make-up as easily as dark circles or pimples because of their rough surface. Luckily, there are serums on the market that help reduce the appearance of scars. Serums are thicker than moisturisers and creams, but are lightweight and able to quickly and effectively penetrate skin.
Palmer's Cocoa Butter Formula Vitamin E Scar Serum
Palmer's Cocoa Butter Formula offers a wide array of scar treatments. Its Vitamin E Scar Serum sells for about £7 per ounce and can be found at Walmart, CVS, Kmart, Target, Rite Aid and Walgreens. It is designed to minimise the appearance of scars from injury, stretch marks, surgery and insect bites. The serum's main ingredients include vitamin E, onion extract, cocoa butter and shark liver oil. Vitamin E has been found to reduce scarring, and shark liver oil is advertised as an ingredient that helps the skin heal itself. Cocoa butter helps diminish scarring through moisturising, and onion extract helps repair scarring.
Cellex-C High-Potency Serum
Cellex-C claims its High-Potency Serum is lightweight and oil-free. It can be purchased over the counter, and is sold as part of a two-step package. The High-Potency Serum and its partner, Hydra 5 B-Complex, are a combined 30ml, and the package sells for about £58. Its main ingredients include vitamin C, zinc and bioflavonoids.
Dr. Max Powers Advanced Scar Therapy
The Dr. Max Powers Advanced Scar therapy serum advertises the ability to "promote cell renewal in existing scars" and to stimulate collagen. The serum also helps reduce dark spots on the skin. The serum sells for about £16 for 56.7gr. Its main ingredients are vitamin E, antioxidants, fatty acids and organic rose hip oil. The product is hypoallergenic and has no preservatives.
Caudalie Vinoperfect Radiance Serum
This serum is oil-free and designed to minimise dark spots, creating a more even skin tone. This product is marketed as having the ability to fix scars and hyperpigmentation from acne. This product does not contain parabens, sulphates or synthetic dyes. This serum's active ingredients include viniferine, olive squalene, mint, caraway and galbanum. It costs £52 for 28.4gr.
Clinique Even Better Skin Tone Corrector
This is a lightweight serum is designed to achieve an even skin tone by minimising dark spots and scarring. This product is safe for all ethnicities and 100 per cent fragrance free. The serum costs about £32 for one ounce.