Having had an unplanned c-section with N, I’ve obviously got a scar.  I was lucky enough to have one of the best surgeons at doing the op in the area according to a few people I spoke to, and considering N’s size, it was a relatively small cut.  The scar was never really bumpy as some people’s are, and the actual scar has faded really well (to be expected after 2 years, but it faded really quickly).

But I was interested to try out the Kelo-cote® scar gel I was sent to see what would happen to my scar.  I also have a leg ‘scar’ or gouge that is a different colour to my leg from a trip a few years ago, so I’ll be trying the gel on that as well.

I’m only a couple of days in, but compared to other branded scar oils this is definitely much thicker and easier to put on.  I find with the oils they just run off, but with this you rub it over the scar.  It does feel thick and although it’s not greasy, it doesn’t seem to soak into the skin but just sit on top as it dries.  It will be interesting to see how it improves the appearance after a few weeks.

Kelo-cote® is a clinically proven silicone gel, used with the aim of reducing scars, with best results seen after 3 months.  You can use it on new or old scars – any type of scar can benefit.  After it’s applied, it dries like a top layer of skin to protect the underlying layers of skin, protecting the scar area as it heals.  It’s benefits include:

  • odourless and transparent
  • suitable for use on children, pregnant women, and sensitive skin
  • can be used on scars from c-sections, burns, wounds etc
  • easy to use, twice daily application recommended
  • wide usage in the NHS for burns treatment
  • can be used as soon as stitches have been removed and wound is closed.

It’s available in several different options and formats: spray, gels x2 sizes and a UV protection version.  All can be purchased from www.kelo-cote.co.uk.

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In addition to trying Kelo-cote® gel out, Kelo-cote® are also offering one of my readers the opportunity to win a limited edition goody bag of Kelo-cote® scar reduction products and Kelo-stretchTM for stretch marks, worth over £85 including:

  • Kelo-cote® Gel (15g, £29.99) and Kelo-cote® UV(15g, £31.50) to reduce the appearance of scars
  • Kelo-stretchTM (125ml, £25.99) to help treat and prevent stretch marks

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Disclosure: I was sent Kelo-cote® to try out.  All opinions are my own.  You can find their Facebook page here and website here.

68 Comments

  1. hannahlw85

    I have a big keloid scar on my shoulder as a result of planned surgery getting infected and needing further surgery. Its red still 4 years down the line, and obvious unless I wear t-shirts even on hot days, which I’d prefer to wear vest tops. I also have stretch marks on my stomach and hips, so would like to try it on all them too.

  2. Alexandra Blue

    on stretch marks and other scarring – i wish i had had something like this when i was badly scalded as a toddler

  3. Rennene Hartland

    As suffer from keloid scarring I would use it on my scars and I’ve just lost over 10 stone so would use it on my stretch marks too 🙂

  4. Jamie Berwick

    I had my colon removed – and whilst scar cream won’t heal everything it’ll start to make things better.

  5. Tanya Vincent

    My daughter is in the process of having a large birthmark on her leg removed (we’ve had 2 out of 4 operations so far)- we’d love to try this to minimise her scar tissue.

  6. LucyDorrington

    I’d use it on my chicken pox scars!

  7. Vikki Sanderson

    My caesarean scar, stretch marks and a scar on my elbow from when I had an operaton

  8. Frances Grasby

    I have a nasty scar on my nose from a motor cycle accident

  9. Donna Ball

    My best friend had skin cancer when she was 15 and has a large scar on her back she is very paranoid of. I would give it to her x

  10. Erised777

    I have a large burn scar that I would use it on

  11. Claire Woods

    Would use on some scars I have from surgery a while ago.

  12. Marianne Lester-George

    I used to self harm as a teen, so I would use it on those.

  13. Anna Stickland

    I have a large scar than runs from the top of my neck to straight down to nearly the base of my spine. I would use it there so I could feel more confident in the summer and wear summery tops.

  14. Samantha Lea

    I’d use it on my stretch marks, Ive had them since I was 14 and hate wearing a swimsuit!

  15. Christine Oprey

    I would use it to help my stretch marks as i am a new mummy so scars are new

  16. Cheryl Price

    I would give to my friend whos son had a bad accident and has a few scars.

  17. Beky Austerberry

    My scar under my eye from skin cancer !!

  18. Caroline Clarke

    Various scars I’ve picked up throughout my lifetime.

  19. scars on my chest from open heart surgery. It has gone down but i would love to try something that really works!

  20. Raych Bonness

    I have surgery scars I’d love to use this on, sounds brilliant!

  21. Lesley Bain

    Both my daughters have recently had babies. One has a bad C-section scar so I would give her the scar treatment, while my other poor girl is covered in stretchmarks, which a year on still look angry and red, so I would give her the stretchmark treatment 🙂 x

  22. Lisa Day

    I would use it to help surgery scars as they really are ugly and they make me feel more self-conscious about them.Also stretch marks and scars from teen acne.

  23. I have been using Bio Oil for 18mths on a scar which is still red and angry looking. I would love to try this and see if I can get better results with it.

  24. Ruth Bugg

    Having Nodular Prurigo all over my body after the birth of my son for more than 2 years, I have scars all over from the damage it inflicted to my skin from the consistence itching and bleeding so I would love to try this product, feel really embarrassed as the scars are so noticeable and with summer on the way, I hope!! this would come at a great time, so would love to win.

  25. I would use this on my right thumb as unfortunately I have one very fresh scar from a deep laceration caused by a picture frame breaking and directly underneath an older scar where a pot I was cleaning shattered and sliced through my tendons…..making for one ugly thumb!

  26. Oliviac2582

    I have stretch marks on my thighs and bum

  27. laura banks

    i have a scar on my leg from when i felt out of a tree

  28. I would give some of it to my sister for her c-section scar and the rest i would use on my operation scars and stretch marks.

  29. I have two big scars on my leg from having a bone tumour removed in 2009, I asked from Kelo-Cote on Prescription but my doctor won’t prescribe it as it costs the NHS a lot of money.
    I would love to win this prize to help fade my scars.

  30. Anni Ezmerelda Large

    I’d use it to reduce the scars from when I was a self-harmer.

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