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5/3/10

Scar Treatment~Bio Oil Vs Mederma Vs Palmer's Cocoa Butter: Verdict

In October last year I wrote a post about Scars and Stretch Marks Removal (Click to read the post)
That's 7 months ago. I think that's a good amount of time to know which products work and which needs to be thrown out (or moved to the back of your vanity cabinet)



Bio Oil ~ I like it a lot. It has become my HG (Holy Grail) right after shower product. It has softened my scar and lightened some dark patches completely. I use it to massage my face too, and it doesn't break me out even though I have oily/combination skin. A drop of it goes a long way, which makes the little bottle last you quite a long time. The oil is thin verging on runny, so the skin absorbs it quite easily. I'm very impressed with it's performance so far. It WORKS!
Rating~ ♥♥♥♥♥

Mederma ~ The first thing I noticed when using Mederma is that it makes the area where I apply it very itchy sometimes. Which means it's doing it's job, I reckon. This tube is my second. It does soften scar tissue, but I didn't notice any lightening. I really like the gel-like slippery texture of Mederma, and I think that's why I keep going back to it. I *believe* it is working.
Rating~ ♥♥♥♥

Palmer's Cocoa Butter ~ This is only okay for me. I'd say it's 'mediocre at best' (In Simon Cowell's tone =D) and I'm not too fond of the smell either. However, it is thick, moisturizing and quite soothing for dry skin. It did not do anything for the few stretch marks I have, but we all know too well that once stretch marks turn white, it's very hard to remove them. So, there's no point expecting wonders from this or any product for that matter. I use the balm (3rd one in the pic) on my hands and lips. Not bad but not great either. I don't know what else to say about it, so I'll just move on and rate it....
Rating~ ♥♥♥♥♥

~Verdict~
I'll will be stocking up on Bio Oil, finish my second tube of Mederma and then buy another tube. No more Palmer's Cocoa Butter for me, unless maybe....nah, I don't think so.

So, have you tried any of these yet? Worked? Or, you don't need them? In that case, I'm so very J :p and do share your skincare routine. Please!


♥ Cynthia Z ^.^

38 comments:

  1. Cynth...

    Is the bio oil available in India? product sounds good and yeah..don't be J..I would definitely need it :-)

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  2. But what exactly is Bio Oil..Can you specify its ingredients please.

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  3. I have my wedding in 7 months and a scar on my side... is bio oil available here?

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  4. @GGG~ To my knowledge it's not available in India right now Poornima.

    @Anamika~ here is the ingredients list:
    Its contains the breakthrough ingredient: PurCellin Oil
    Other ingredients:
    Paraffinum liquidum, cetearyl ethylhexanoatem, triisononanoin,cetearyl ethylhexanoate, isopropyl myristate, retinyl palmitate, tocopheryl acetate, anthemis nobilis flower oil, lavandula angustifolia oil, rosmarinus officinalis leaf oil, calendula officinalis flower extract, helianthus annuus seed oil, glycine soja oil, BHT, bisabolol, parfum, amyl cinnamal, benzyl salicylate, citronellol, coumarin, eugenol, geraniol, hydroxycitronellal, hydroxyisohexyl 3-cyclohexene carboxaldehyde, limonene, linalool, alpha-isomethyl ionone, CI 26100.

    Phew! I hope I spelled everything right :D

    ♥xx♥

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  5. @Ki~ I don't think it's available in Delhi Ki. I guess if u want instant results, then a chemical peel or laser is a better option, depending on the type of scar. If it's not a very ugly scar then better not do anything in haste. Weigh yr options.

    ♥xx♥

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  6. I might get it online then... I don't mind something natural. But no laser and peels for me. My fiance doesn't mind the scar one bit. :)

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  7. Thanks for the review. I have tried Mederma but am not consistent to tell whether it worked on me. Anyway already dump it.

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  8. @Ki~ That's great! Good fiance :D. Ya u can check it out online for sure.

    ♥xx♥

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  9. Whilst on holiday with a friend who recentley had a mole removed, she introduced me to Strataderm. My friend was using it for the scar from her procedure and told me it was working wonders. As I had bad scaring on my face due to acne and had probably tried about 5 different products (incl. Mederma) she highly recommended I try it. Because of bad experience with previous products I asked my dermatologist and he told me the product is brand new, very good, made in Switzerland, and gave me a free sample. I bought some in the pharmacy and I am truly amazed at the results. I have been using Strataderm gel for 6 weeks now and the improvement in my skin is amazing, you would never know I had suffered from acne. I'm also confident enough to go out without make-up now which was a no go area for me. This product is brilliant and I would recommend it to anyone with scarring they wish to banish :)

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  10. @Lavender~ hehe... I almost dumped it too the first time but I figured I needed to have patience :)

    ♥xx♥

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  11. @Anushka~ Hi, thanks for the info...will check that out sometime

    ♥xx♥

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  12. I so want to try bio oil .Btw do you know any alternative to Bio oil ??

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  13. @Palak~ Unfortunately, no girly :| But if I didn't have Bio Oil I'd be using Vitamin E oil capsules and plain old extra virgin olive oil

    ♥xx♥

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  14. good post!

    I always wondered how Bio oil would work on us asians! Good to know it works!

    xx

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  15. Hi Cynthia,

    I read a great deal of interest you this post,
    again.You know how to tell a very smart
    and all of these products,what we women want♥
    I have not tried yet,at least ...Thank for your tell and charing this.

    Nice week for you!:)

    Kata

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  16. I was so waiting for the review. So Bio Oil wins finally. I don't have scars at such but I want something for my stretch marks. Will take a look at this. Thanks, Cynth. This really helped. :)

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  17. I'm actually about to finish up my Bio-Oil!

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  18. Wow! thanks for the post hun. I always wondered how this work. I might give it a try :)

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  19. Good to know you had success with the Bio oil, sadly for me it didn't work, guess I should have given it another chance.
    xoxo

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  20. I have used Mederma in the past for my acne scars, but it didn't seem to help much. Finally got rid of them using simple lemon juice with rose water (50-50)

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  21. There's been so much good stuff written about Bio Oil. I have yet to try it myself. I have, however, tried Palmer's and I was soooo not impressed. Never again!

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  22. I work for a board certified plastic surgeon

    Mederma is usually what he recommends to his patients BUT some of them experience an adverse reaction to the cream, like redness, itching and having it not help at all.

    For those patients, he recommends the Dr. Max Powers Scar Serum since it is organic and chemical free, which means its hypoallergetic. Most healthy people who do not want to use Mederma use the Dr. Max Scar Serum. If you have a reaction to Mederma, then discontinue use, and try the Dr. Max Powers Scar Serum

    Scars that are pink are still healing, so using sunscreen is also VERY important. Scars turn white when they have finished healing.

    Wishing you a smooth recovery! :)

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  23. @Anonymous~ Thanks for the info! Sounds good. I might give it a try :)

    ♥xx♥

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  24. hey,

    my skin is very sensitive. if i hurt myself or scratch for mosquito bites they leave a mark on my body as a result i have marks on my legs and shoulders. i cant wear skirts or backless tops because of it..i am getting married in few months and i want to get rid of this marks...have used 2 tubes of mederma but haven't seen much difference..can you suggest alternatives for it...and as i stay in Mumbai, India, there is no Bio oil availabe...pls help

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  25. hi,
    i have sensitive skin. if i get hurt or scratch a mosquito bite it leaves a mark on my skin. As a result i have marks an my legs & shoulder. I can't wear skirts or backless tops...i tried using mederma tube but haven't seen any difference and as i stay in Mumbai, India Bio oil is not available....i am getting married in few months and would like to get rid of these marks...please help.

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  26. Hi, I am an Indian living in NZ, and here bio oil is very popular. If some one really need it I can send courier Bio- Oil to India.

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  27. My wife is pregnant & she really needs bio oil. Could somebody help me in getting it.

    My Details :
    Name : Adithya
    Mob : 9632427000
    Address : Bangalore India

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  28. Quick question:
    if any 1 has managed to buy bio oil from india.. online or through any store nearby to delhi then please give me the details i would really appreciate it
    if any1 of u is sure that u can't get it in india then please let it be known to me too

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  29. quick question
    have any1 ever buyed this bio-oil in india??
    if yes please tell the details
    and if some1 is sure this product is not available in india then do tell me pls
    would be highly appreciated :)

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  30. well i dont think something here for my skin,i have pimples since when i was 15 years old,now im 25 ,,in these i dont have pimples just have small pits patches acne,it only on my cheeks what should i use for that to make my skin little better

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  31. I used Mederma once but not sure it worked on my skin well enough. I also had itchy feeling which at that time didn't seem to be working on me, so I dumped it. Now I think I should have been more patient! I'll try to try it again....

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  32. hi guys i am aishu i had used many oil's but i had never seen a oil just like this its really a great oil. If you want you can Buy Bio Oil in India online , as it is not available easily in local stores.

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  33. Does the bio oil help in removing acne marks?

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  34. http://www.flipkart.com/bio-oil/p/itmdq38jsj4s73tm?pid=BEODQ38JUEPZZTPR&cmpid=content_bath-essential-oil_8965229628_gmc_pla&tgi=sem,1,G,11214002,g,search,,19319548220,1o2,,,c,,,,,,,&gclid=CMrL97biqrwCFewF4godNSwA6A

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  35. http://www.nykaa.com/brands/bio-oil/bio-oil-60-ml.html?gclid=CM2Gl_PiqrwCFewF4godNSwA6A

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  36. Can bio oil reduce the bra strap marks on shoulders?Can all age people use it since i am 21 yrs..can i use it???

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  37. i ain't gettin' bio oil anywhere in my city..............just wanna try it once nd see result..........hope it works for me!!!!

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  38. I have burn on face which was die to oil while cooking plz let me know how to get rid of this.

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