This review is going to take a closer look at bioCorneum to learn more about how this product works and to see if it’s worth trying out. This product is a silicone gel scar treatment that is designed to reduce the appearance of scars. The manufacturer claims that using this gel will soften and flatten raised scars, reduces redness and discoloration and relieves associated itch and discomfort.
- Octinoxate 7.5%
- Octisalate 5.0%
- Octocrylene 10%
- Oxybenzone 6.0%
Other Ingredients: Polysilicon, Silicon Dioxide, Isopropyl Myristate
Octinoxate is incorporated as a sunscreen. Silicones are polymers that are made of repeating units of siloxane which are a chain of alternating silicon atoms and oxygen atoms that are often combined with carbon or hydrogen. It helps heals scars by protecting the scarred tissues from bacteria, increasing hydration of the stratum corneum and by balancing the expression of growth factors. It increases hydration of the stratum which facilitates regulation of fibroblast production and also reduces collagen production. Certain growth factors stimulate fibroblasts to synthesize more collagen and other growth factors increase the level of collagenases which break down the excess collagen.
You should ensure that the affected area is clean and dry. Apply the gel evenly in a thin layer twice daily, fifteen minutes before sun exposure then allow to dry.
Avoid direct contact with eyes, mucous membranes, third-degree burns and open wounds. Discontinue use if irritation occurs.
Talk to your doctor before using this treatment if you are pregnant, nursing, have sensitive skin or have a known medical condition.
You can purchase bioCorneum directly from the manufacturer and from third-party retailers. One 20 gram bottle costs $69.95 on the manufacturer’s website. They do not offer any discounted bulk purchasing packages.
The manufacturer claims to offer a 100% satisfaction guarantee but after a little digging, we found that they only offer 45 days to get a refund. If you want to return a used bottle, a restocking fee will be applied. They will tell you how much is being deducted prior to the return but it will be at least 15% of your purchase.
bioCorneum Review – Conclusion
bioCorneum appears to be a promising scar treatment that can potentially help reduce the appearance of scars. It comes in a quick-drying silicone gel and it is backed by a manufacturer’s guarantee which is always reassuring when looking into a product. However, their return policy is weak and limited. They only offer 45 days to get a refund which is a fraction of the time it takes to see results. The price per bottle is expensive and the manufacturer will deduct a restocking fee for opened products which means that if you purchase this treatment and find that it’s not working for you, you will be charged a fee. Furthermore, the consumer feedback we saw reported that this treatment does not work. Consumers reported that after continuously using this gel, they did not see any improvement in the condition of their scar and were dishearted to see they could no longer be issued a return. Taking these factors into consideration, this product is too expensive to take the risk. You are better off choosing a scar treatment that is backed by a strong manufacturer’s guarantee for consumer protection and one that is reasonably priced.