As a result of teenage acne, my skin has unfortunately been left with some mild scarring. With that in mind, I was intrigued when I heard word of a new gel that helps eradicate everything from acne scarring to stretch marks, wrinkles, eczema and psoriasis, and was even more curious to give it a go when it was sent to my house a few weeks ago.
Heal Gel is described as an "advanced rescue gel that soothes, repairs, protects and rejuvenates the skin."
Forming a protective later on the surface of the skin to ensure its active ingredients can work deep within, the gel is said to repair tired or damaged skin, resulting in an instant lifting and brightening effect.
I've tried tons of anti-scarring, micro-dermabrasion and strong exfoliating products on my skin over the years, but what initially attracted me to Heal Gel was the fact it's been created by some of the UK's leading cosmetic surgery. And if they don't know about healing/repairing the skin, I don't know who does.
The surgeons in question spent three years perfecting the formula, which was originally produced to shorten healing time post-surgery.
The product is designed to:
* Firm the skin
* Reduce under eye puffiness
* Smooth wrinkles
* Fight blemishes and acne
* Relieve bruises, sprains and burns
* Reduce redness and swelling
* Ease psoriasis and eczema
* Reduce the appearance of scars and stretchmarks
* Calm and sooth irratuiin
Comprising arnica, peptides, biodynes and silicone, the product has received a wealth of rave reviews in the blogging community and even has a ringing endorsement from Queen of the kitchen, one Nigella Lawson.
|Heal Gel: N igella Lawson's a fan. (Pic: Google Images)|
Nigella says: "I always keep a pot of this to hand. It is kind to skin and miraculously anti scarring."
What do I think? I won't frighten you/embarrass myself by posting horrific before and after photos, but what I will say (after just two weeks' use) is my skin's already feeling softer.
I can't say it's stopped me getting my monthly hormonal break out, or reduced the appearance of my scarring, but it's still early days. Other folks who've tried the product claim it took up to three months to fully work its magic, so I'll definitely keep you posted.
The gel itself is fairly thick, but lightly scented, and it doesn't take long for it to sink into the skin. It's a pricey product (at around £33 for a 30ml pot) but a little goes a long way.
If you're after a much cheaper option for acne scars, I'd recommend good old Cocoa Butter. If you've got a little more to spend, try anything by spa skin care brand Karin Herzog; I've seen great results with her products.
Have you tried Heal Gel, like Nigella?
Do you suffer from any of the above skin problems? What products do you recommend to tackle acne scarring?
FTC Disclaimer: This product was sent to me for review consideration. I have not been paid to write this post; neither am I affiliated with the brand in any way. All opinions are my own and 100% honest, as always.