Today, I’m going to discuss the Kate Somerville D-Scar Scar Diminishing Serum.
Does this product live up to its claims? Let’s find out. ⭐
ⓘ In today’s post, I’ll share my 2¢ on Kate Somerville D-Scar Scar Diminishing Serum!
Kate Somerville D-Scar Scar Diminishing Serum
Summary: The D-Scar Serum is best suited for promoting better wound healing and recovery, especially for atrophic scars.
Best For: Atrophic Scars, including Pitted, Rolling, Boxcar, and to a lesser extent, Ice Pick Scars.
Vitamin C & E
Get It @ Ulta Beauty, Amazon
Kate Somerville is one of my favorite brands and I used EradiKate™ Acne Treatment with 10% sulfur many years ago to treat my cystic acne (it’s really powerful but will also dry out your skin).
I was excited to try the D-Scar Scar Diminishing Serum as I hoped it’d be the solution to my scars.
Unfortunately, at the time, I did not understand my scars as much I do today. It turns out I was using this product on the wrong type of scars (my chest keloids and facial hypertrophic scars).
In a nutshell, there are two types of scars:
- Raised Scars: red, bumpy knots of scar tissue caused by collagen over-production such as keloids and hypertrophic scars.
- Atrophic Scars: pitted scars characterized by a loss of healthy skin tissue and caused by initial skin damage with subsequent collagen under-production (rolling, boxcar, and ice pick).
So the problem was that I tried to use D-Scar on my raised scars but this product is designed more for treating atrophic scars like rolling, boxcar, or ice pick scars. These types of scars are common after dealing with severe acne where inflammation has destroyed healthy skin tissue.
The main ingredient in D-Scar is a polypeptide, DS-7™, which is a synthetic human growth hormone produced by fermentation in E. coli bacteria (INCI name: sh-Polypeptide-7). Studies have shown that this polypeptide increases both collagen and elastin synthesis in human dermal fibroblasts (source: High Performing Bio Ingredients for Cosmetics by DTS MG Co. Ltd.).
In other words, DS-7™ helps your skin repair itself after it’s been damaged. 🤗
This is very helpful if you have atrophic scars that need a “collagen boost” to restore smoother skin. You can also use D-Scar as a recovery serum following microneedling to boost overall results.
This is what I plan to do with the rest of my D-Scar tube on the indented scars near my temples.
However, if you have hypertrophic scars or keloids, D-Scar will not be as effective (although there is some silicone in the ingredient list). I recommend using a silicone gel like NewGel+ in that case.
My Verdict: Kate Somerville D-Scar Scar Diminishing Serum is an excellent scar gel for atrophic scars as it helps promote collagen and elastin synthesis with DS-7™ to improve scar appearance.