Friday, March 07, 2008

Reader's Question: Scarzone vs. Pearl Cream

Question from lovethatlook

hey anne,

i think my skin is just like how yours used to be! I used to never get acne on my cheeks and then wham, there they are. Now I'm dealing with the scars AND new acne still rising there. How long should I use Scarzone till I switch over to the pearl cream?

yummiebitez says:

Well, I initially used ScarZone specifically for the scar/infection mark from my nose piercing in the hopes that it'll make it less noticeable (I had a nose piercing before and it got infected. I'm sure ya'll prolly thought it was a mole on my nose.. but it's not. But that's another story), and not for my acne scars. Then I read somewhere (and of course I forget where) that ScarZone also helps with acne scarring too. I just started using it again since it was just sitting there for a while since I stopped using it for my scar on my nose, and didn't want it to go to waste. And at the time, my face was starting to clear up, and I was pretty much looking for a remedy to help with the acne scarrings. I used ScarZone every night and morning for about a month, and I must say it did help minimize the appearance of my acne scars on my cheeks. However, I stopped using it after a month since I noticed that I was starting to get tiny bumps on my face where I applied it, and I felt that it wasn't working on me anymore. That to me was a signal for me to stop.

Then I would say about a few weeks later, I decided to try the pearl cream. I was a bit hesitant about it since I've never heard about it, and the packaging wasn't just appealing to me (I know, just because the packaging sucks doesn't mean the product doesn't work). But after reading reviews and seeing results from Anna and Fei, I decided to give it a shot and went to the closest Asian market to buy it. Since then I just started using it every night, only because it makes you face looks white and pasty.

Anyway, to answer your question, I suggest that you use one or the other. You don't necessarily need to try both of them in my opinion. The reason I made a switch was because I was merely trying to find a product that works out for me the best. I feel that the pearl cream work better for me since I actually saw results within a week and with less application, whereas ScarZone took about a month with twice a day application. But if you want to try both of them, make sure you stop the previous product you're using for at least a week before introducing a new one, so that you're skin has that time to rest. It'll also help you determine whether or not the new product is working for you.

As for now, I'm still using pearl cream, but just every other night. I don't want to get overzealous in using it every night because it does make your face lighter. It is pretty much a whitening cream. But, I did pass on my ScarZone tube to my friend. She's been using it and she's very much grateful for it because she said it really works, and now she got her roommate to use it too. It just really depends on your skin and how it will react to it.

Some tips for when using pearl cream:

I'm not sure if all pearl creams have the same consistency, but the one I'm using is pretty solid that you kind of have to wet your hands so you can get some on your fingers. I suggest dampening your fingers a bit with toner to help. Pearl cream is also pretty thick, so try to apply it as thinly as possible to your face. Last time I did this, I got a zit the next day. If you put on too much of it, it can and will clog your pores. So again dilute it with toner. I suggest that you use a non-alcholic toner (make so sure of it that it doesn't have alcohol in its ingredients!!). Try Nivea Visage Moisturizing Toner.

And I hope this helps.

1 comment

  1. Wow, this post was really helpful. I'm having the exact same problem with my skin. My acne has somewhat cleared, but my face is still riddled with scars. I tried looking for pearl cream at the 99 ranch here in Irvine, but they didn't have ANYTHING. Boo.


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