While Scar Zone is a silicone based scar treatment, it may not be the best option available due to the fact that the silicone gel is diluted with sunscreen, vitamin E and other ingredients.
Scar Zone Topical Scar Diminishing Cream is designed to help improve the look of existing hypertrophic and Keloid scars. The active ingredient in Scar Zone is dimethicone, a silicone gel that research has shown helps in softening and smoothing scar tissue. However, studies have shown that in order to get the best results from silicone, it needs to be undiluted. There are many different ingredients that are added unnecessarily to Scar Zone. Even though sunscreen is important to wear to help minimize discoloration of a scar, once silicone is dry, sunscreen can be applied over it, so there is no need to have sunscreen in the product. Scar Zone also contains onion extract, which has been shown to be ineffective for scar reduction. There is even vitamin E (Tocopheryl Acetate) in Scar Zone, which has been shown may actually damage the skin by causing dermatitis or rash.
Benefits of Scar Zone
- Contains Dimethicone, an effective silicone gel used in treating scars
- Can be worn under makeup
Drawbacks of Scar Zone
- Silicone may be diluted by sunscreen and other ingredients
- Not clinically tested
- Contains vitamin E which can be detrimental to scars
Scar Zone’s Ingredients
Octinoxate (7.5%) (Sunscreen), Zinc Oxide (3.93%) (Sunscreen), Dimethicone (4.00% Silicone) (Skin Protection), Water, Hydrogenated Polydecene, PEG 30 Dipolyhydroxystearate, PEG 22 Dodecyl Glycol Copolymer, Capric/Caprylic Stearic Triglyceride, PEG 8, Hydrogenated Castor Oil, Cetyl Dimethicone, Cyclopentasiloxane, PEG/PPG 20/15 Dimethicone, Sodium Chloride, Silica, Octydodecanol, Camellia Sinensis Leaf Extract, Butylene Glycol, Allium Cepa (Onion) Bulb Extract, Triethoxycaprylylsilane, DMDM Hydrantoin, Tocopheryl Acetate, Lauryl Glucoside, Phytonadione (Vitamin K1)
Tube Size: 1.0 oz (28g)
The Verdict on Scar Zone
For years, researchers have been studying the benefits of silicone gels in the treatment of scars and have produced overwhelming evidence that supports the use of silicone for scar reduction. Though Scar Zone uses silicone for their product, all evidence of silicone’s benefits suggests that it works best without the addition of other substances diluting its effects. Scar Zone attempts to enhance their formula with things like onion extract which have no proven benefits in treating scars and may in fact lessen the effectiveness of the silicone and increase the chance for adverse reactions in the case of vitamin E. Our staff believes that the most effective scar treatments are the ones composed primarily of silicone. If you would like to learn about effective alternatives in silicone based scar treatments, please read our review grid located below.
For more information, visit www.ScarZone.com