I have two pretty distinctive scars: One above my eye from when I ran face-first into a wall while naked and needed stitches (I was three, to be fair), and another from my appendix-removal surgery. I've honestly grown to love them, but I'm always open to learning how to get rid of scars. I like to think of them as little friends who will always be there to remind me that walls are solid objects and Barium sulfate suspension tastes like chalky death — though if I can help said friends blend into my skin tone a little easier, I'm all for it.
Whether you're dealing with scars from acne, surgeries, or burns, there are some awesome scar removal creams and gels that are well worth your time. Some even work wonders on common complaints like stretch mark pain, uneven skin tone, sun damage, and dark spots.
Yes, you could wander into your nearest drugstore, grab one blindly off the shelf, and hope for the best, but you're way better off using the internet to find one that works for you — specifically Amazon, and that's because of the review section. People on here are more than happy to give you genuine, honest feedback on the scar cream that worked best for them, so you can give it a shot, too. Check out the highest rated solutions here.
1Gentle On Skin Yet Tough On Every Type Of Scar
I'm in love with everything Body Merry, and apparently people feel the same way about this Body Merry stretch marks & scars cream. It's got high quality vitamins and oils that are safe and gentle on every skin type and heal acne, stretch marks, scars, and dark spots from the inside-out. The texture is awesome (not too oily and your skin soaks it right up), and it makes your body smell like chocolate and oranges.
2Help Your Skin Rejuvenate Itself While You Sleep
Your skin works harder while you sleep to rejuvenate and repair cells, and Mederma PM intensive overnight scar cream seriously helps it along with essential peptides, collagen, and antioxidants. It works on burns, acne scars, stitches, and surgeries, and reviewers are thrilled. "I can't say enough good things about this! My seven year old daughter had 9 stitches above her eye. We apply this every night and I swear it looks better every morning."
3This Treatment Gel For Intense Surgical Scars
People are flipping over this ScarFade scar treatment gel, which is one of the most highly-recommended gels for serious surgical scars. It works to both even the skin tone and smooth out the texture, and reviewers say that they're seeing serious improvements for new and old scars alike. The before and after pictures are incredible, and people are saying things like, "I am one week post-op and literally saw scar fading, new healing and improvements within only two uses! Amazing and affordable."
4This Cream Loaded With Healthy Stuff For Sensitive Skin
With loads of natural vitamins, antioxidants, and astringent oils, Naturally 30 Scar removal cream evens pigmentation, reduces fine lines, and heals scars. It also has a natural exfoliant that takes away dead skin cells to reveal luminous skin underneath, and reviewers are pretty psyched about it: "This scar removal cream has given me the best results over some of the top brands I've tried. I'll definitely continue using this product. My scars are visibly diminishing! I'm thrilled!"
5A Reparative & Glowy Moisturizer With EGF
EGF is a peptide that accelerates the growth of skin and healing communication between cells, and it's the main ingredient in this EGF repairing cream. It can be used on everything from sun damage and dark spots to scars and current acne, and reviewers love that it's got a light scent, absorbs easily, and leaves their skin feeling smooth and glowy.
6This Serum That Heals Current Acne & Scars
The Uptown Cosmeceuticals EGF Wonder serum works by accelerating the growth of epidermal cells and boosting collagen production for skin that's smooth, moisturized, and healthy. It also helps with current acne by unclogging pores and improving the skin's lipid barrier, so it makes for an awesome daily face serum or spot treatment for scars anywhere else. "I have tried EVERYTHING to combat [my scars]... Nothing worked," says one reviewer. "I had no idea I would be so pleasantly surprised... Stunned, even."
7Safe & Natural Ingredients In A Buttery Soft Moisturizer
Since it's got safe, premium, and natural ingredients, Kerah Lane organic stretch mark & scar cream therapy is a favorite among pregnant ladies when it comes to tummy marks. It moisturizes and protects with a rich formula that's been described as "thick and buttery soft without leaving a greasy residue," and it's an especially great option if you have sensitive skin.
8This Soap With Healing Vitamins & Minerals
This organic African black soap (in liquid form for convenience and mess-free use) is great for all different kinds of skin issues, including eczema, acne, and psoriasis. However, its unrefined shea butter, coconut oil, and other organic ingredients are also wonderful for healing scars, no matter which kind you're concerned about. It loads up your body with healing vitamins and minerals, and it cleanses the skin without giving you that overly-stripped feeling.
9Stimulate Growth, Repair, & Balance For Acne Scars
If acne scars are your main concern, then the New York Laboratories acne scar removal cream uses specific peptides to stimulate cell growth, repair, and balance. It's soothing and anti-inflammatory for use on the face or anywhere else on the body, and people have great things to say: "This has really done a good job on reducing the dark spots on my face — not only acne spots, but age spots and freckles, too. My face seems to be gaining a healthy, uniform color."
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