Treating scars, especially old ones, can be hard. Scars develop when a wound through the process when a wound heals itself. Scar tissue is made from the same collagen as the tissue that it’s replacing but forms itself in a different patter, thus creating a visible difference in your skin. With so many different scar treatments available on the market, it can be hard knowing which is effective and worthwhile. This BioCorneum review is going to take a closer look at the facts and details to learn more about how this scar treatment works and to see if it’s worth trying out for effective results. The manufacturer claims that using this gel softens and flattens raised scars, reduces redness and discoloration and relieves associated itch and discomfort.
- Octinoxate 7.5%
- Octisalate 5.0%
- Octocrylene 10%
- Oxybenzone 6.0%
Other Ingredients: Polysilicon, Silicon Dioxide, Isopropyl Myristate
Octinoxate functions as a sunscreen. Silicones are polymers that are made of repeating units of siloxane which are a chain of alternating silicon atoms and oxygen atoms that are often combined with carbon or hydrogen. They work by healing scars and by protecting the scarred tissues from bacteria, increasing hydration of the stratum corneum and by balancing the expression of growth factors. It increases hydration of the stratum which facilitates regulation of fibroblast production and also reduces collagen production. Certain growth factors stimulate fibroblasts to synthesize more collagen and other growth factors increase the level of collagenases which break down the excess collagen.
You are instructed to clean and dry the affected area. Apply the gel evenly in a thin layer twice daily, fifteen minutes before sun exposure then allow to dry. Avoid direct contact with eyes, mucous membranes, third-degree burns and open wounds. Discontinue use if irritation occurs. Make sure to talk to your doctor before using this treatment if you are pregnant, nursing, have sensitive skin or have a known medical condition.
Possible Side Effects
We were unable to find any side effects related to this scar gel.
BioCorneum is available to purchase directly from the manufacturer and from third-party retailers. One 20 gram bottle costs $69.95 on the manufacturer’s website. There are no discounted bulk purchasing packages offered.
Guarantee & Feedback
The manufacturer claims to offer a 100% satisfaction guarantee but after further research, we found that they only offer 45 days to get a refund. If you want to return a used bottle, a restocking fee will be applied. They will tell you how much is being deducted prior to the return but it will be at least 15% of your purchase.
Our Conclusive Review About BioCorneum
BioCorneum appears to be a decent scar treatment. It’s primary ingredient has been shown to have the ability to reduce the appearance of scars and is one of the most popular ingredients in scar treatments and this product is backed by a manufacturer’s guarantee which is always reassuring. However, while it is backed by a guarantee, their policy is weak. They only offer 45 days to get a refund which is only a small fraction of the time it will take to notice results and all returns are subject to a restocking fee of at least 15% of your purchase. Considering the expensive price, that can add up to a significant amount. Furthermore, it appears that although the price is expensive, you do not get what you pay for. The consumer feedback we saw indicated that this treatment does not work. With so many scar treatments available on the market, you are better off choosing one that has been shown to be effective and is backed by a strong manufacturer’s guarantee for consumer protection.