We're all familiar with Mederma and their products, and I'll be the first to admit that I'm a big skeptic when it comes to advertisements. When I was contacted about their new advanced scar gel I knew I had to try it -- certain it was just another gimmick. How could something I apply once daily to my old scars really make that big of a difference?
With my very first application of the product I was surprised by the pleasant, clean smell of the clear gel. I don't know what I expected? Maybe I thought it'd be something like the old petroleum jelly I have in my washroom but this product is clearly more refined, clean and easy to use without a nasty odor. Not only do I not mind using it on my arm, but I don't mind using it on my children, too.
For existing scars you need to use the product daily for 3-6 months. I've been using it for a little over one month and have already noticed a difference! The skin is smoother and more "normal" and the colouring of the scar is definitely fading. In fact, a few weeks into the trial I burned myself again and can testify that this stuff is a whiz with new scars. These days I have to look pretty closely to determine where I even need to apply as both have faded quicker than promised.
I took before pictures, but they didn't come out very well. (If anyone has a nice camera they'd like me to review ... *winkwink*)
This is definitely going to be a permanent part of our family medicine kit, leaving my whole family free to explore our favourite hobbies: extreme cooking and extreme childhood. Now if you'll excuse me, I'm off to find more scars to zap. In this family of four there are certainly some lurking around...
This is a brand-new product and Mederma wants you to try it out immediately! There will be FIVE lucky winners from this giveaway. Four of you will receive the Mederma Advanced Scar Gel and one of you will received the gel in addition to and "Advanced Confidence Survival Kit," which I was also lucky enough to preview. It's a handy-dandy little kit I now keep in my car for emergencies of the beauty kind. (Giveaway after the jump.)
I was sent this product free of charge.
This has in no way affected my opinion of the product or service. This review is my opinion and has been written in my own words. Results may not be typical. Everyone's skin is different. You should not assume that your scars will fade as quickly as mine did.
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