While Scar Esthetique does contain some silicone based ingredients, it may not be the best scar treatment available since it is diluted with so many unproven ingredients and contains vitamin E, which may be harmful to scars.
Created by Scar Heal, Scar Esthetique is a scar cream that claims to reduce the appearance of scars by using multiple treatment methods. It contains silicone, which is the most effective means of diminishing scars, onion extract, and a combination of various anti-oxidants and vitamins. While onion extract has become a popular method of treating scars, studies have found that it is not effective for scar reduction. Likewise, the use of anti-oxidants and topical vitamins may influence the formation of collagen within scar tissue, but they have not been proven to reduce the appearance of old scars. There is also vitamin E in this product, which has been shown through studies, does not help with scar reduction and actually increases the risk for adverse reactions, such as dermatitis and rash.
Benefits of Scar Esthetique
- Contains Dimethicone, an effective silicone gel used in treating scars
- Reasonably priced
Drawbacks of Scar Esthetique
- Not clinically proven
- Contains vitamin E which can damage the scar
- Abundance of ingredients dilutes the effectiveness of silicone
- Not effective on all types of scars
Scar Esthetique’s Ingredients
Aqua, Cetearyl Alcohol, Allium Cepa Bulb Extract (Onion Extract), Dimethicone, Saccharomyces Lysate, Palmitoyl Oligopeptide, Palmitoyl Tetrapeptide 7, Capric/Caprylic Stearic Triglyceride, Cetyl Palmitate, Glycerin, Ceteareth-20, Arnica (Montana Flower) Extract, Ascorbyl Palmitate (Vitamin C), Squalane, Retinyl Palmitate, Pycnogenol, Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea Butter), Tocopherol Acetate (Vitamin E), Beta Carotene, Phospholipids, Copper Gluconate, Ubiquinone (Q10), Glucosamine, Methylparaben, Steareth 2, Algae (Seaweed) Extract, Vitis Vinifera Grape Seed Extract, Allantoin, Laminaria Japonica Extract (Seaweed Extract), Bisabolol, Chitosan, Calendula (Calendula Officinalis) Flower Extract, Phytosphingosine, Proplyparaben, Sodium Hyaluronate
Scar Esthetique’s Size
2.0 fl oz (60mL)
The Verdict on Scar Esthetique
Although the use of dimethicone in treating scars has shown to be effective, the efficacy of silicone seems to be reduced when diluted with an over-abundance of ingredients, as the effectiveness derives greatly from its ability to form an impermeable barrier over the scar. Scar Esthetique seems to work on the false premise that using more ingredients means it will be more effective. The truth is that most of its ingredients have no proven effect and one ingredient, vitamin E, may actually be counterproductive for achieving the desired results. If you would like to see how Scar Esthetique ranked among other scar treatments, please take a look at our review grid below.
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