For most people, scars are a fact of life, be they small or large, and as a result of past injury, operation or some other cause. The main complaint is that people don’t like the appearance of scars on their skin, but scar timmues can also feel itchy, even burn at times, and can make the area feel unpleasant. Both Decleor and elemis have several products within their ranges whic contain ingredients intended to deal with scars, so today we’re showcasing a few of them:
This unique product from Elemis can be used both in the bath and directly on the skin and contains a number of vitamins and minerals which are essential for nourishing the skin. It contains milk Protein which regenerates skin tissue, deeply nourishes and repairs dry, dehydrated skin conditions as well as Japanese Camellia Oil which promotes skin healing and prevents thickening of scar tissue.
While many people use this cream from Elemis to deal with very dry, dehydrated skin (for which it’s excellent, just FYI!) it contains an ingredient called lavender absolute, which allows the dynamic healing properties of lavender to rapidly repair damaged skin and heal scarring. It’s got anti-inflammatory properties too, so any raised or keloid scarring will appear flatter and smoother.
This gel from Decleor is intended for use on skin which is suffering from scarring and stretchmarks and works by toning, firming, repairing and revitalising problem areas. It works by speeding up cell renewal, which in turn helps the skin to heal more efficiently and with less scarring. The gel contains an amino acid called Proline L., which is similar to plant collagen and helps re-build the skin’s supporting fibres.
Japanese camellia oil is regarded as one of the finest carrier oils formassage and other treatments, and is powerful in the treatment of scarring, so it stands to reason that this oil blend from Elemis would be an ideal product to use. Not only does it help to reduce the formation of scar tissue, it also reduces the appearance of scar tissue, and provides high levels of hydration to the skin.
Scarring on the face from acne or other causes can be difficult to deal with as the skin on the face is so delicate. This lavender herbal repair mask from Elemis contains gentle ingredients with anti-inflammatory powers which help to balance and calm the skin, reducing irritation and minimising the appearance of acne scarring. It’s cooling and non-drying and will purify, soothe and rebalance your skin.