Our reviewer puts this buzz-heavy scar treatment to the test
We’ve all got scars, some more visible than others. Whether your scar is from a childhood spill off your bicycle, a C-section, or acne, InviCible may just make that scar invisible forever. Invented by Dr. Minas Chrysopoulo, an accomplished plastic surgeon who has spent years helping women heal their scars from breast reconstruction surgeries following mastectomies, InviCible is his formulation after years of study and real life application.
If you have any scar new or old, I highly recommend you check out their incredibly informative website for an education on what to look for in a good treatment, why their cream works, answers to many questions, and a wealth of testimonies. I’m here to tell you that in my personal experience, even on a 20 year-old surgical scar on my cheek, it works!
Contrary to popular belief, Dr. C says that Vitamin E and petrolatum-based creams, as well as creams with preservatives and fragrances will not help your scar and could actually make it worse by causing rashes and contact dermatitis. What is needed is a product that regulates our body’s natural collagen (to improve the scar’s texture) and fades hyperpigmentation (the darkened part of the scar). Scientific studies conclusively prove that silicone improves new and old scar texture, but it doesn’t help the color fading.
So Dr. C and his team of chemists added two forms of Vitamin C and their “Pro-Biosyn-4” (sunflower and safflower seed oils, and aloe and licorice extract). These three ingredients are it in this powerhouse product. They all work throughout the four stages of scar formation, which basically involve balancing the body’s amount of collagen and water to soften the hard tissue, restore elasticity, and reduce redness and dark pigment. It’s best if you can utilize the ingredients early, but they DO WORK even on old scars, and I can attest to that.
InviCible comes in a sleek, scientific-looking bottle with a pump dispenser – you can depress it for a full, half, or even quarter pump, depending on the size of your scar. Its white and odorless, silky texture glides over the skin and soaks in without feeling greasy. You apply a thin film 2-3 times per day under your moisturizer and stay out of the sun (or use a good sunblock). It can start to work in 2 weeks depending on what you’re using it for and treatment could take up to a few months, again depending on your scar.
It is safe and hypoallergenic because it excludes any skin irritants. Some users have reported a slight stinging sensation upon application from the Vitamin C, but I have not experienced this at all. InviCible is one of only 300 products to be in compliance with the Compact for Safe Cosmetics, holds the National Parenting Center Seal of Approval and is not tested on animals.
When I started treatment five weeks ago my scar was a crescent-shaped crater with red blotches. It is still there, but it’s flatter, smoother, and the red patches are gone – it’s nearly invisible. I wish I would’ve had this cream 20 years ago, and this scar would probably be gone by now, I’m guessing! I’m going to keep using it until I see no more improvement, which could take up to a couple of months.
I’m also trying it on a facial melasma I have had since the birth of my daughter. It’s definitely lighter, but with the lack of sun in my state now, I’ll have to continue my test to give more accurate results during our sunny months when it’s at its worst.
There are two different sizes of InviCible: 15mL for $39.95 or 30 mL for $69.95. The website can help determine which size is appropriate for your scar, and you can try the 15 mL size for a 30 day risk-free trial. So, go check out their site and educate yourself on how you can treat ANY scar you may have, or ask your question here and I’ll do my best to answer it – InviCible can most likely help you too!
Readers – do you have a few scars you love and a few scars you would love to get rid of? Share their story in the comments.
Wht contributor Mel is a new(ish) Mom to the absolutely adorable Kellyanne, an avid makeup junkie and a junior high science teacher. Beauty and brains – just what we want in a wht author!
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