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Kelo-cote silicone c-section gel, tester review thread - Final feedback. NOW CLOSED

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TheOtherHelenMumsnet (MNHQ) Fri 04-Jan-13 10:09:35

This thread is for the 250 Mumsnetters who are trying out the new silicone c-section gel from Kelo-cote.

Below are the first set of feedback questions, more will be added at a later date. Please answer the questions below and add any other comments you may have.

Everyone who adds their feedback to this thread will be entered into a prize draw where one winner will receive a £200 John Lewis voucher.

Q1 How easy or difficult did you find Kelo-cote to apply?

Q2. On average how long did you find it took Kelo-cote to dry? Was this a longer or shorter time than you expected?

Q3. How did you find the feel of the gel? e.g. texture, stickiness etc

Q4. Before taking part in this product test, had you ever tried Kelo-cote or any other scar reducing product before? If so, which one(s)?

The next set of feedback questions will be added around the first week of February.

Thanks,
MNHQ

Snugglenush Fri 04-Jan-13 10:31:15

Q1 - I found it very easy to apply and it has become a very quick and simple part of my daily routine.

Q2 - Not very long at all - about a minute maybe up to 2 minutes on occasion if I had applied it slightly thicker. It was quicker that it seemed from the directions.

Q3 - It was quite thick and sticky - I found I had to apply it to my scar straight away or else it become almost too thick and sticky to apply.

Q4 - No

LishK Fri 04-Jan-13 10:31:28

Q1 How easy or difficult did you find Kelo-cote to apply?

I find it easy to apply, just seem to use a lot of it each time as it states not to rub in (c section scar quite long)

Q2. On average how long did you find it took Kelo-cote to dry? Was this a longer or shorter time than you expected?

It takes about 5 mins to dry, which was a bit longer than expected, but not a problem.

Q3. How did you find the feel of the gel? e.g. texture, stickiness etc

The gel feels quite strange, a little sticky and dries to a kind of coating over scar.

Q4. Before taking part in this product test, had you ever tried Kelo-cote or any other scar reducing product before? If so, which one(s)?

I've never tried it before. I used BioOil before but it just seemed to moisturise, rather than fade scar. This definitely works better.

Boggler Fri 04-Jan-13 10:31:34

I'm 18 weeks post c section and have been using kelocote gel since the 22nd December.

Q1. The gel is easy to apply just squirt on your (clean) finger and apply along the length of the scar. It's stickier and thicker than I expected and I find that it's not as easy to spread as I thought it would be.

Q2. It takes a few minutes to dry around 3-5 to be completely dry. This is a bit longer than I expected is not really a problem I just factor it into my morning/nightime routine.

Q3. As I said in q1 it is a lot thicker and stickier than I expected.

Q4. I've never used any scar reducing product previously.

Q1. To begin with, I found it a little hard to apply the gel because my scar was red, bumpy and raised, so I had to use a little more and rub it in. It is now easy to apply because my scar has started to flatten.
Q2. It did take 10mins to dry for the first week because of the slight difficulty in application, but now takes 5mins.
Q3. The gel can be a little sticky, but it's fine once dry. As above, once the texture of the scar improves, the gel feels quite smooth.
Q4. I have not tried any other product for scars before Kelo-cote.

My scar has improved so much already since using the Kelo-cote gel. It was itchy, sore, red and raised. My scar is less bumpy, smoother, not itching and has turned a pale pink colour. It really was taking far too long to heal before starting the trial. I'm very grateful to Mumsnet and Kelo-cote for giving me the opportunity to try this.

I should add, I am now 5 months post-c-sec

MyMillsBaby Fri 04-Jan-13 10:39:52

Oh fab - I've been waiting for this thread to begin! I've been reviewing Kelo-Cote for some time now and applying twice daily on my scar. There's is definitely a visible improvement and the soreness (scar is only 8 months old) has abated entirely. It's no longer red and bumpy and has turned a nice silvery shade which is barely visible. I'll be continuing with the product over the next few months to see if it continues to get better.

Q1 - Application is fairly easy. As you have to apply directly to the scar and not rub in - it can be a bit tricky to see what you're doing if you have a flabby pouch (like me).

Q2 / Q3 - The gel is greasy but then it should be. Having said that it dries within 2 minutes and doesn't leave a sheen so it's entirely invisible with no smell.

Q4 - I've tried Bio Oil before but find it takes ages to dry and gets on your knickers / clothing. It's also very expensive as you find you have to use lots per application to get any benefit.

First impressions (at this stage) are 9/10. It's certainly improved my body confidence and there's no more uncomfortable rubbing against my knicker-line.

Q1 How easy or difficult did you find Kelo-cote to apply? Really easy.

Q2. On average how long did you find it took Kelo-cote to dry? Was this a longer or shorter time than you expected? AS expected, I leave my moisturiser 5 minutes before i get dressed too.

Q3. How did you find the feel of the gel? e.g. texture, stickiness etc I liked it. It was quite sticky but that didn't last

Q4. Before taking part in this product test, had you ever tried Kelo-cote or any other scar reducing product before? If so, which one(s)? NO

Q1 How easy or difficult did you find Kelo-cote to apply? Very easy - it's not too thin that it runs everywhere like a bio oil type product but its not too thick that you end up over-applying and waiting ages for it to dry without rubbing it in.

Q2. On average how long did you find it took Kelo-cote to dry? Was this a longer or shorter time than you expected? I found it did take a while at first but then tried using less and it took around 5 minutes to be completely dry

Q3. How did you find the feel of the gel? e.g. texture, stickiness etc. I really liked it, it felt a bit like thin glue product - it wasn't greasy and didn't leave me feeling hot or oilly but I could tell it was there without it being uncomfy - like an extra layer of skin.

Q4. Before taking part in this product test, had you ever tried Kelo-cote or any other scar reducing product before? If so, which one(s)? I tried applying bio oil but found it far too greasy and it made me break out in spots (which my whole body is probe to if I use the wrong product!) plus whenever I use bio oil I find I'm agitating my scar by rubbing it in for ages so it can become sore, I like this gel because you just apply, wait for it to dry and then you're done.

Just to add - I have a scar on my fore arm which I have been using it on as well and have found that has softened some of the scar tissue around it, it has also reduced the redness in it - I know that wasn't really the point of the gel but thank you! I hate this scar and the idea of it reducing is brilliant! Plus I still have loads of gel left - you really do only need the tiniest bit, even on my massive c-sec!

1 - very easy. I just paint a line a bit like nail varnish and wait for it to dry.

2 - only a minute or so; much less time than I expected.

3 - quite sticky but it applies easily and once it's dry it's unnoticeable.

4 - no, never.

meggymegmegs Fri 04-Jan-13 10:54:08

Q1 How easy or difficult did you find Kelo-cote to apply? Easy, no problem at all.

Q2. On average how long did you find it took Kelo-cote to dry? Was this a longer or shorter time than you expected? A couple of minutes. About as expected.

Q3. How did you find the feel of the gel? e.g. texture, stickiness etc. Stickier than I expected but not so much that it's a problem.

Q4. Before taking part in this product test, had you ever tried Kelo-cote or any other scar reducing product before? If so, which one(s)? No

Snorkmaiden75 Fri 04-Jan-13 10:54:33

Q1 Application is a bit tricky as my scar is quite long. Need a couple of fingertip blobs usually to cover the scar. I have found it best to wax/shave as the product didn't really seem to reach the scar otherwise!

Q2 Usually 3-4 mins which is fine at night but can be a rush in the morning with showers, school run and sandwiches to fit in! I expected the gel to be a bit thinner and quicker drying. However it is already improving the redness and irritation from my 2 year old scar.

Q3 The feel of the gel is quite thick and sticky, more so than I expected. Fine once dry.

Q4 Had tried Bio Oil before on chicken pox scars and stretch marks but not tried any product on my c-section scar as would have worried about fragrance and irritation.

Chopsypie Fri 04-Jan-13 10:57:06

1 - Application is easy, but took a few goes at first to get the right method

2 - a few minutes, I dont really check the clock, but it doesnt seem excessive

3 - Stickier than I expected, but fine once I was used to it. From the look of it I expected it to me more like bonjela?

4 - No nothing

villanova Fri 04-Jan-13 11:01:42

Hi, I'm 10 months post-scar, which is still quite red and raised. My old scar (now almost 7yrs old - birthday on Sunday!) is also still visible above it.
Q1. It was really easy to apply, as the silicone made it glide across the skin, so it didn't pull, which wouldn't have been nice for the delicate skin.
Q2. I didn't really monitor this, as I tended to be straight off to do other things.
Q3. Feel was nice, almost too lightweight, as it was hard to be sure I had spread it well enough over all the scar lines
Q4. No, I had looked at the information on Bio-Oil, then dismissed it as hype & marketing without scientific backup, and read some scientific papers on the internet about moisturisers improving scars.

Mrsj36 Fri 04-Jan-13 11:03:50

1 - very easy though I had to use more than I thought I would have to (I am not sure the tub will last!)
2 - I didn't always have time to wait for the recommended 4-5 mins but it always seemed to dry quicker than that
3 - slightly hard to control as a bit oily & sticky
4 - nothing except bio oil & Shea butter

I found it made my scar slightly tight & pulled it a bit once it had dried sometimes.

Wildwaterfalls Fri 04-Jan-13 11:12:39

1. Gel is easy to apply, although in the early days it was a bit difficult to estimate how much was needed to cover the scar and it was easy to apply too much. You get used to that though.

2. If you apply the correct amount, about 3-4 minutes, which is manageable and in line with expectations.

3. i liked it - a bit sticky when applying but formed a nice 'seal' over the scar.

4. Nothing.

WhatEverItIsIDidntDoIt Fri 04-Jan-13 11:18:57

Q1. Really simple to apply but I definately use more then the 'recomended' amount although my scar is not particularly large.

Q2. I didn't wait 4 or 5 minutes because having that amount of time spare would be a luxury, I would estimate that it dried in less time then specified.

Q3. It's got quite a silky feel to it upon application and gets a little sticky whilst drying. Once dry it feels a little rubbery to touch although not in an unpleasent way.

Q4. No.

Clareada Fri 04-Jan-13 11:24:26

1. it's easy to apply once you get the hang of it. Needed to do it in front of a mirror though due to flabby tum obscuring my view downwards.
2. to start with it took longer than expected to dry as I was applying too much. Once I'd sussed how much to apply it just takes a few minutes.
3. quite sticky
4. used some wheatgerm oil very early on (it's 27 months since c-section)

goldenretriever Fri 04-Jan-13 11:27:59

Q1 Really easy

Q2. A few minutes - probably a bit quicker than expected

Q3. Quite sticky, but not too bad

Q4. Bio-Oil - unsure if this did any good or not.

Watto1 Fri 04-Jan-13 11:31:34

1 Very easy

2 A couple of mins

3 Too sticky for me. I really don't like the feel of it once it has dried.

4 No

Emmysmum2010 Fri 04-Jan-13 11:45:16

1 - very easy to apply if standing in front of the mirror, 11 weeks post section number 2 there is no way I could actually see my scar sad

2 - dried quickly if not applying too much, I'm a little heavy handed so its easy to squeeze out too much.

3 - once completely dry it felt like a very thin layer of glue, not sticky at all.

4 - none

Q1 How easy or difficult did you find Kelo-cote to apply?

Quite easy

Q2. On average how long did you find it took Kelo-cote to dry? Was this a longer or shorter time than you expected?

A couple of minutes, could have done with it being quicker to be honest, I am up and out in 20 minutes in the morning.

Q3. How did you find the feel of the gel? e.g. texture, stickiness etc
Did not like the stickiness, it felt very much like the liquid skin spray you can get instead of using plasters.

Q4. Before taking part in this product test, had you ever tried Kelo-cote or any other scar reducing product before? If so, which one(s)?

Have used bio oil (in fact use it still but not on caesarian scar which gets very itchy.

Did find some relief from the itching once it had dried but for those two minutes had to sit on my hands to stop me from scratching.

MissRee Fri 04-Jan-13 12:14:20

Q1 How easy or difficult did you find Kelo-cote to apply?

Quite easy

Q2. On average how long did you find it took Kelo-cote to dry? Was this a longer or shorter time than you expected?

Could have done with it drying quicker but its no worse than a normal moisturiser.

Q3. How did you find the feel of the gel? e.g. texture, stickiness etc

Wasn't overly keen on the thick stickiness of it to be honest. Had to have a "trim" downstairs so that I could apply it without making it uncomfortable as my scar is very very low down.

Q4. Before taking part in this product test, had you ever tried Kelo-cote or any other scar reducing product before? If so, which one(s)?

Only Bio Oil but not regularly enough for it to have made a difference.

FlamingGallah Fri 04-Jan-13 12:16:01

1. Very easy once got hang of how much to use

2. About 5 minutes, bit longer than expected.

3. Bit sticky but not a problem

4. I've used one of the specific c section silicon sheets before, that I got from Boots. It was rubbish and wouldn't stay on so ended up taking it back. This gel is much easier!

StrawberriesTasteLikeLipsDo Fri 04-Jan-13 12:32:50

Marking place, am waiting for infection to clear up then will start to use the gel

iclaudius Fri 04-Jan-13 12:42:37

1 application is easy once we worked out how to get the gel out of the tube!
2. Drying time for me seems slow - at least two mins but I hot used to it .
3. Once dry it does stay as a noticeable entity on the skin - slightly sticky as others say but not unpleasant - just a reminder .
4. Used clarins and bio oil in all pregnancies and post partum .

iclaudius Fri 04-Jan-13 12:43:35

1 application is easy once we worked out how to get the gel out of the tube!
2. Drying time for me seems slow - at least two mins but I got used to it .
3. Once dry it does stay as a noticeable entity on the skin - slightly sticky as others say but not unpleasant - just a reminder .
4. Used clarins and bio oil in all pregnancies and post partum .

aerynsun Fri 04-Jan-13 13:11:09

Q1 - easy to apply but I needed more than a "grain of rice"
Q2 - It dried quicker than I expected, it felt comfortably dry within a minute or two
Q3 - it just seemed like any other gel texture to me, no more sticky or thick than expected
Q4 - I did not try anything previously as my scar is prone to flare ups

MumtoF Fri 04-Jan-13 14:04:06

Q1 Very easy

Q2. As per instructions if I put too much on it didn't seem to dry but otherwise a few minutes

Q3. It was about right as could apply the right amount, squeezing the right amount out of the tube was more of an issue

Q4. I tried Kelo-cote as soon as my scar healed (it is now two years old) to prevent it going Keloid. It still went Keloid at a later date (was no longer using Kelocote) just as my previous C-section did. On my previous scar I had sterioid injections and steroid tape which did work in some bits but made my scar sink in. I also used bio-oil. I am hoping that Kelo-cote might work this time

shoeprincess2 Fri 04-Jan-13 14:58:30

1. Reasonably easy to apply, though not particularly easy to spread across the scar.
2. About 5 minutes to dry properly, so longer than the guidance states
3. I found it quite thick and sticky, so made it quite difficult to apply to the scar without the feel of it dragging.
4. I have never used Kel-cote or scar reducing product prior to this trial.

I find it easier to apply and allow to dry at night, than in a morning. I tend to be rushing in a morning, and 5 minutes of hovering about, waiting for it to dry is a little difficult. However, the feel of the scar is improving already, so a small price to pay.

Faunanflora Fri 04-Jan-13 15:42:14

How easy or difficult did you find Kelo-cote to apply?

It is relatively easy although using the rice grain amount means that I run out by the end of the scar whilst having a thicker layer at the start so I alternate the side that I start from.

Q2. On average how long did you find it took Kelo-cote to dry? Was this a longer or shorter time than you expected?

3-4 minutes which is as I expected.

Q3. How did you find the feel of the gel? e.g. texture, stickiness etc

it is thick and gelatinous and is not unpleasant.

Q4. Before taking part in this product test, had you ever tried Kelo-cote or any other scar reducing product before? If so, which one(s)?

No.

titan Fri 04-Jan-13 15:52:57

1. Easy
2. A couple of minutes - as expected as I have used a similar product
3. Nice. Thinner and less sticky than expected.
4. Silicone gel sheets (various brands), Heal Gel and Dermatix gel which was the most similar to kelo-cote but is more sticky.

Snorkmaiden75 Fri 04-Jan-13 16:12:26

Q1 Application is a bit tricky as my scar is quite long. Need a couple of fingertip blobs usually to cover the scar. I have found it best to wax/shave as the product didn't really seem to reach the scar otherwise!

Q2 Usually 3-4 mins which is fine at night but can be a rush in the morning with showers, school run and sandwiches to fit in! I expected the gel to be a bit thinner and quicker drying. However it is already improving the redness and irritation from my 2 year old scar.

Q3 The feel of the gel is quite thick and sticky, more so than I expected. Fine once dry.

Q4 Had tried Bio Oil before on chicken pox scars and stretch marks but not tried any product on my c-section scar as would have worried about fragrance and irritation.

gasbird Fri 04-Jan-13 16:17:45

I am ten months post section. My scar has been itchy, dark red and raised. I have noticed that it is slightly less red and much less itchy since starting the test.

A1 The gel is easy to apply, I started by using a fair amount as the scar was raised, it is getting easier to use the amount recommended now.

A2. I find it takes a couple of minutes, I put it on before getting dressed and by the time I've brushed my teeth and hair it is dry ready to get dressed.

A3. The gel is quite sticky, so you need to get it on the scar quickly, but as it also dries quickly this is not a problem.

A4. I had been looking into scar reduction products and had ascertained that silicon based products were good, but hadn't yet tried anything.

pod3030 Fri 04-Jan-13 17:07:53

1. very easy once i worked out you only needed a tiny amount

2.about 2 mins, again because of the extremely thin veil of product i used.

3. more of a greasy feel than sticky, but not unpleasantly so, and doesnt stick to underwear/clothes.

4.i've used the c section gel strips, but as others have found , was rubbish and annoying when you wanted a quick loo visit and would forget it was there and it would fall into the loo.

been using the gel on a 12 month old scar which was lumpy and sore/sensitive and tight/painful. there has really been a difference in soreness, the scar is less prone to irritation and is almost un-sensitive (be careful when shaving, i nicked myself quite badly as i couldn't feel the razor, no pain at all) i will defo be continuing with this, it's great .

Squiglettsmummy2bx Fri 04-Jan-13 17:09:33

Q1: I found it very easy to apply the kelo-cote.
Q2: It took 2-3 minutes to dry, not long at all.
Q3: I found the texture fine, not too thick or sticky.
Q4: I have never used any scar reducing products before.
I am 11 months post my 3rd c-section.

Q1 How easy or difficult did you find Kelo-cote to apply?
Easy to apply, but getting in the routine to apply it twice a day was a bit hard at first

Q2. On average how long did you find it took Kelo-cote to dry? Was this a longer or shorter time than you expected?
It took about 5mins to apply, which can be tricky when dd is asking to be picked up (very demanding dd)

Q3. How did you find the feel of the gel? e.g. texture, stickiness etc
Gel is ok, a bit sticky but fine

Q4. Before taking part in this product test, had you ever tried Kelo-cote or any other scar reducing product before? If so, which one(s)?
No

Sweetiepanda Fri 04-Jan-13 17:34:24

Q1 How easy or difficult did you find Kelo-cote to apply?

Easy.

Q2. On average how long did you find it took Kelo-cote to dry? Was this a longer or shorter time than you expected?

Shorter than I expected. I don't have the time or patience to wait 5 mins for it to dry anyway!

Q3. How did you find the feel of the gel? e.g. texture, stickiness etc

Feels fine, I am used to using various sticky eczema creams so it's nothing too unusual for me.

Q4. Before taking part in this product test, had you ever tried Kelo-cote or any other scar reducing product before? If so, which one(s)?

No none.

baileyslover Fri 04-Jan-13 17:52:02

Q1 fairly easy to apply, but like other posters needed to apply slightly more than recommended amount as long scar and would run out half way along.

Q2 it takes a couple of minutes to dry, though have to admit in the mornings not sure if totally dry before need to get dressed! Probably slightly longer than I thought

Q3 feel was fine, slightly sticky as drying but once dry just felt like a smooth coat over scar and hardly noticeable

Q4 Bio oil on my stretch marks and aloe vera on healing scar

dogrilla Fri 04-Jan-13 17:55:23

Q1 How easy or difficult did you find Kelo-cote to apply?

Quite easy

Q2. On average how long did you find it took Kelo-cote to dry? Was this a longer or shorter time than you expected?

As expected - just like any other gel or cream

Q3. How did you find the feel of the gel? e.g. texture, stickiness etc

Quite thick texture and felt almost like a membrane when I applied it. LIke to think this is what makes it work though. Quite sticky on my fingers afterwards.

Q4. Before taking part in this product test, had you ever tried Kelo-cote or any other scar reducing product before? If so, which one(s)?

Bio Oil but only sporadically, so not ever noticed a difference.

Am already noticing a difference with this. Am using it on my c-section scar, which has now faded considerably compared with the scar next to it of a grim abcess I got a week after the c-sec. Interesting to compare as they both looked the same to begin with.

elizadofuckall Fri 04-Jan-13 18:11:33

1. Easy to apply, you literally just put it on!!

2. The first time that i applied it i used to much and it seemed to take about 10 minutes to dry.

3. The texture of the gel is fine and i didn't find it sticky.

4. My c section scar is 8 months old and was itchy so i hadnt put anything on it in case of irritation. V happy to say that the itching has already stopped!!

Mimisrevenge Fri 04-Jan-13 18:36:14

Q1. It's very easy to apply, probably because of the nozzle shaped applicator. I found that I'm using a lot more than a grain of rice though. I'm 9weeks post my second c section which is quite a long and wonky scar so that may have something to do with it.
Q2. Quick to dry but I do find that walking around while its on and doing other parts of my daily routine help!
Q3. Texture is exactly as I would expect f rom a gel.
Q4. I used bio oil last pregnancy, it didn't seem to make any difference to be honest so I couldn't justify the cost. I've also used palmers stretch mark cream. I quite like that but it's not specifically for scars.

The packaging is quite bland. Is this to make it fit in with more "medical" type products? So far my itching has subsided but no visible difference to the scar.

Mimisrevenge Fri 04-Jan-13 18:37:04

Oh I should mention I've used the name brucecat before on mumsnet.

pinkem Fri 04-Jan-13 19:49:49

Q1 How easy or difficult did you find Kelo-cote to apply?

Easy; it is part of my morning and evening routine and glides on smoothly.

Q2. On average how long did you find it took Kelo-cote to dry? Was this a longer or shorter time than you expected?

Approx 2-3 mins - as expected.

Q3. How did you find the feel of the gel? e.g. texture, stickiness etc

Smooth then slightly sticky as it dries.

Q4. Before taking part in this product test, had you ever tried Kelo-cote or any other scar reducing product before? If so, which one(s)?

No.

UntamedShrew Fri 04-Jan-13 19:58:36

I'm already seeing a difference - my scar is paler and flatter. I am really impressed and have recommended it to a friend already. I have to say though you could improve packaging and also make it easier for people to recommend by giving more information... Anyway maybe I'm being overly picky due to my day job, so I'll get on with sticking to your questions now!

Q1 How easy or difficult did you find Kelo-cote to apply?
Easy - once I'd got it open.

Q2. On average how long did you find it took Kelo-cote to dry? Was this a longer or shorter time than you expected?
3 minutes or so. I make it the first thing I do after drying off post shower, so it has plenty of time to dry while I am doing my moisturisers and cleaning teeth etc.

Q3. How did you find the feel of the gel? e.g. texture, stickiness etc
Nice going on, quite sticky/tacky while drying.

Q4. Before taking part in this product test, had you ever tried Kelo-cote or any other scar reducing product before? If so, which one(s)?
Yes - Bio Oil (soothing but quite ineffective)
Also those lily pads silicon patches. Utterly useless, wouldn't stick after being used just twice.

mumstonic Fri 04-Jan-13 20:09:42

I have two c-section scars about 2cm apart. First scar very faint now (3 yrs post c-section) the second most recent (8months post c-section) is a little longer, slightly raised and still quite itchy.

Q1 How easy or difficult did you find Kelo-cote to apply?
Easy to apply, smoothed on nicely following my morning shower.

Q2. On average how long did you find it took Kelo-cote to dry? Was this a longer or shorter time than you expected?
About 5 minutes to dry which is what i'd expect from a gel or moisturiser.

Q3. How did you find the feel of the gel? e.g. texture, stickiness etc
The gel is quite thick, though smooths on easily. Its slightly sticky as it dries but not unpleasant and once dry didnt cause any issues or mark clothes.

Q4. Before taking part in this product test, had you ever tried Kelo-cote or any other scar reducing product before? If so, which one(s)?
I've tried bio-oil but found it a little too greasy.

BucketsnSpades Fri 04-Jan-13 20:31:50

I had my section 20 weeks ago.

1. Kelocote is easy to apply and just takes a few seconds twice a day. it does not feel greasy or linger on the hands. It is very easy to direct the gel onto the scar with precision and without waste.

2. It doesn't take long to dry at all, maybe a minute.

3. I like the texture of the gel, I put a small amount on my finger, dot it along the length of the scar then smooth it across. easy.

4. This was my second section, i used bio oil first time round which is very greasy. My first scar was removed during the second section but had healed very well, my second scar was also healing well but seems to be healing faster now so all in all i'm a happy tester.

ariane5 Fri 04-Jan-13 20:44:39

Q1- it was very easy to apply

Q2-it did not take long to dry, I had expected it toi take a while but it didn't take any longer than usual body creams that I use

Q3 slightly tacky/sticky feeling but not unpleasantly so

Q4 I have never used any other products on my scars

marshmallowpies Fri 04-Jan-13 23:11:19

1. I found application easy, perhaps a bit tricky around the hairline as it's hard to tell if the gel is going in the right place with hair getting in the way. (I don't want to shave or use removal cream in case I cause any more irritation to the scar, so I can't get rid of the hair!).

2. No issues with drying, I didn't find the gel too sticky or damp when getting dressed.

3. The texture was a bit thicker than I expected, but I was relieved it wasn't too runny.

4. I hadn't tried any products before (first baby, 8 months, scar had been healing well up till now but had been quite itchy).

Many thanks for the opportunity to test Kelo-cote!

13Iggis Fri 04-Jan-13 23:24:36

Q1 I find it easy but I keep wanting to use more than the instructions.

Q2. On average how long did you find it took Kelo-cote to dry? Afraid I just apply it and move on with day. Drying is probably inhibited by stomach overhang though sad

Q3. It feels very thick, which is probably why I want to use more as hard to spread along to end of scar.

Q4. I had used bio-oil a few times, but didn't stick with it.

MatriarchalDreams Sat 05-Jan-13 00:01:51

Q1 How easy or difficult did you find Kelo-cote to apply?
Easy. Needs a small amount of attention to ensure it's spread evenly but not a problem even with baby distractions!

Q2. On average how long did you find it took Kelo-cote to dry? Was this a longer or shorter time than you expected?
3 minutes average, about as expected, although sometimes haven't had time to wait for it to dry completely before getting dressed.

Q3. How did you find the feel of the gel? e.g. texture, stickiness etc
Wouldn't exactly describe it as sticky, just has a Silicone-y texture which I quite like actually. Have caught myself stroking my scar whilst on the loo a few times! Very strange, especially as previously I hadn't wanted to touch it or think about it at all.

Q4. Before taking part in this product test, had you ever tried Kelo-cote or any other scar reducing product before? If so, which one(s)?
No.

Q1. It was easy to apply but being so close to the pubic region it does get ahem caught up a bit blush

Q2. It takes about four minutes to dry which i was quite surprised at. Its not ideal when your rushing to get ready cos baby is crying to be picked up!

Q3. It does have a slighty tacky feeling almost like egg white has dried on your skin. However its not unpleasant and its reassuring as you know the product is still in place.

Q4. I used clarins oil before but it was too perfumed and agitated the area.

I should add that i had a four year old scar but dd2's was cut straight over it 11 months ago and it was really red and quite sore to touch in places. Its improving hugely far less angry looking and less uncomfortable to touch.

Susieloo Sat 05-Jan-13 07:37:41

Q1 How easy or difficult did you find Kelo-cote to apply?

Very easy but I applied more than I was meant to I think.

Q2. On average how long did you find it took Kelo-cote to dry? Was this a longer or shorter time than you expected?

My scar sits under my knickers so I didn't notice to be honest, I just bunged it on and forgot about it

Q3. How did you find the feel of the gel? e.g. texture, stickiness etc

It is quite sticky but not problematically so.

Q4. Before taking part in this product test, had you ever tried Kelo-cote or any other scar reducing product before? If so, which one(s)?

No

nushcar Sat 05-Jan-13 08:28:38

1. Easy to apply, although if you cut nozzle badly in first place, can make harder work of it.

2. Dried in a couple of minutes

3. Was thick and sticky, but dried quickly

4. Yes, uses Palmers scar treatment solution but that was not as good.

summerglory Sat 05-Jan-13 08:44:34

Hi I'm not part of this trial but the gel sounds fab. I had a cs 7 weeks ago and am looking for a product to use on my scar, please can you advise where I can get this from?
Thanks!

mrsh2305 Sat 05-Jan-13 11:25:17

Q1. I found it very easy to apply, more so than other products i have used as it is thicker so i can be more accurate.

Q2. It takes about 3 or 4 minutes. This is about as long as i expected, although when I'm rushing it can seem too long!! Its worth it though as the results are great so far.

Q3. It is thicker than i expected but i like that as it doesn't go all over the place like bio oil or other oils.

Q4. No, i have never tried anything other than bio oil or normal body moisturisers.

shezzle Sat 05-Jan-13 12:37:50

Hello, I had my dd 9 months ago and started the trial of Kelo-cote just before Xmas. I have religiously used it and only forgotten once or twice after too much Xmas wine grin

Q1 How easy or difficult did you find Kelo-cote to apply?

Very easy to dab on

Q2. On average how long did you find it took Kelo-cote to dry? Was this a longer or shorter time than you expected?

It took a bit longer than the few mins but I may have used a bit too much

Q3. How did you find the feel of the gel? e.g. texture, stickiness etc

Very sticky but once dry it was fine.

Q4. Before taking part in this product test, had you ever tried Kelo-cote or any other scar reducing product before? If so, which one(s)?

I has tried bio oil but not really noticed any changes. My scar has improved drastically, from feeling red, itchy and lumpy to very white soothed and smooth. Very impressed so far and so glad I was able to do this. I would never have bought something like this gel as I didn't really think it would work. Brilliant, thanks!

flossy101 Sat 05-Jan-13 14:55:33

1. Application is easy, the gel was abit thicker than expected, but this made it easy to apply.

2. Takes about 5 minutes to completely dry.

3. Found the gel fairly thick and sticky consistency.

4. Have used bio oil before

GiraffesMum Sat 05-Jan-13 16:01:54

Q1 Easy to apply but (and this is probably just me being very dippy) it took me ages to work out how to get into the tube. There are no instructions on the box/in the leaflet inside so I just ended up cutting the end off!

Q2 I don't count, I just factor it into my routine in the morning/evening. Probably about 4 mins but what I expected after reading the email.

Q3 It felt ok, as I expected. Not too sticky or greasy.

Q4 Had used Bio oil before don't feel it did anything for me.

I did think the instructions on the email and leaflet with the sample on it were good but the ones on the box/inside were rubbish. I have been impressed with the results so far - my scar does feel better.

sushibabe Sat 05-Jan-13 16:36:20

1)I found it very easy to apply.

2)I only found it took a minute or two to dry as its a thin layer and dried almost instantly as my scar is pretty long it takes a min to apply.

3)I found it a little uncomfortable to apply at first as my scar was still very red, raised and sensitive despite being 16months. It has become easier as its feels less sensitive already.

4)I have never used anything on my scar before.

AmandinePoulain Sat 05-Jan-13 19:22:32

I have used the gel a few times but I think I won't be continuing with it. I'm 5 months post section and the area around the scar still has the numb feeling and I actually hate touching it, it makes me too squeamish. From the few times I did use it I can say that there needs to be instructions on how to open the tube in the packaging, as well as better instructions for application - if I hadn't read in the email that I should use a rice sized amount I wouldn't have known how much I needed and would probably have used too much. It dried quickly and didn't feel sticky.

Sorry for pulling out but the product is not for me - which is an issue with me not it blush

Dollybird99 Sat 05-Jan-13 20:49:48

Q1 How easy or difficult did you find Kelo-cote to apply?
Very easy. A small squirt from the tube and just straight over the scar. It wasn't too sticky.

Q2. On average how long did you find it took Kelo-cote to dry? Was this a longer or shorter time than you expected? It only took a couple of minutes to dry completely. This was about right.

Q3. How did you find the feel of the gel? e.g. texture, stickiness etc
I didn't find it too sticky and thought it had a good texture. It had an almost immediate effect on the itchiness of my scar.

Q4. Before taking part in this product test, had you ever tried Kelo-cote or any other scar reducing product before? If so, which one(s)?

I have tried Bio-oil before but found it very greasy and it seemed to take ages to dry enough to put clothes on.

WaterBiscuit Sat 05-Jan-13 20:53:00

1. very easy.
2. couple of minutes, less than the instructions seemed to suggest.
3. surprisingly thick, but then I wasn't actually expecting it to be a coating - clue's in the name, really . . .
4. no. I just thought it would fade in time. A marked improvement since using product though.Much flatter in one section and less sensitive overall.

LadyLotty Sat 05-Jan-13 21:35:02

My c-section scar is 17 months old. I apply the gel religiously everyday, twice a day. My c scar is very low on my abdomen, well below my bikini line.

Q1. I found it initially a little confusing as to how little/much to apply. The description says a very thin layer. But the gel is so light in texture it can rub to almost nothing. The initial few days of application I applied way too much, but after a few days I did literally just need a rice grain size for ech of application to my c section scar.

Q2. On average.. It took a few minutes to dry. The more attention I paid to the drying time the longer it seemed to take! So I just applied it whenever (and before) i put on/took off my makeup.

Q3. I found the texture of the gel v similar to other forms of silicon (the stuff one uses for DIY/building works lol!) it rubs to a very thin smooth consistency, and ever so finely. It dries to a tight transparent band that is invisible to see.

Q4. Before taking part in this product test, I used another type of silicon product - silicon sheets. I stuck them onto my scar pretty consistently for months and months. It worked rather well for the right half of my scar but I still have a keloid for a good portion of the left side of my c scar. With the sheets I stuck them on and forgot about it for a couple of wks at a time. With the gel the application is daily, however it is more comfortable, discrete and it just looks much much better because the gel is transparent (compared with literally a plaster!). Still early days for me to tell whether there are any improvements to my scar though. So watch this space...

Q1 Fairly easy to apply, as long as you don't use too much, can be sticky if you use to much and take longer to dry.

Q2. As above, it took longer than I expected esp if you use a bit too much.

Q3. Fairly sticky to be honest but okay when dried.

Q4. I've only used things like moisturiser and bio oil prior to using the gel.

My c-section was a year ago next Thursday.

Miniangel Sat 05-Jan-13 22:48:06

Q1 - I found it very easy to apply but had to use the mirror as have a flabby tummy.

Q2 - Doesn't take long, on occasions I had to rush after my 6 month old and couldn't wait for it to dry but checked later and it seemed to have dried ok

Q3 - It is sticky but once dry felt completely smooth. I expected it to be thick and sticky anyway.

Q4 - No

1. Easy to apply, but only a very tiny amount needed. If you have hair around the area, it is best to part this away from the scar for optimum application.

2. Took around 5 minutes to dry. As others have said, you soon factor this into your daily routine. In the mornings, I use this time to blow dry my hair!

3. Texture of the gel was smooth. If you don't use too much, it doesn't feel sticky.

4. No

From the first day of application, my scar felt less itchy (this was a 4 and a half month old scar at time of starting the trial). I now notice that the scar feels softer, and a little paler I think. Am impressed so far!

bemybebe Sat 05-Jan-13 22:55:04

Q1 How easy or difficult did you find Kelo-cote to apply?
It was very easy to apply once I figured out I really did not need a lot to cover the scar.

Q2. On average how long did you find it took Kelo-cote to dry? Was this a longer or shorter time than you expected?
Just 3-5 minutes to dry fully.

Q3. How did you find the feel of the gel? e.g. texture, stickiness etc
Not too sticky and nicely thin.

Q4. Before taking part in this product test, had you ever tried Kelo-cote or any other scar reducing product before? If so, which one(s)?
Never tried any scar reducing products before.

bemybebe Sat 05-Jan-13 22:56:23

Q1 How easy or difficult did you find Kelo-cote to apply?
It was very easy to apply once I figured out I really did not need a lot to cover the scar.

Q2. On average how long did you find it took Kelo-cote to dry? Was this a longer or shorter time than you expected?
Just 3-5 minutes to dry fully. As expected.

Q3. How did you find the feel of the gel? e.g. texture, stickiness etc
Not too sticky and nicely thin.

Q4. Before taking part in this product test, had you ever tried Kelo-cote or any other scar reducing product before? If so, which one(s)?
Never tried any scar reducing products before.

tara277 Sat 05-Jan-13 23:24:28

Q1 How easy or difficult did you find Kelo-cote to apply?

It was easy enough to apply though certainly thick. Found it slightly creepy and would have found it much worse if the scar had been more recent ( have two caesearean scars one nearly 7 other 2 years).

Q2. On average how long did you find it took Kelo-cote to dry? Was this a longer or shorter time than you expected?

Takes a while to guage how much to use. Found it easy to use too much and then took ages to dry.

Q3. How did you find the feel of the gel? e.g. texture, stickiness etc

Thick. Rather odd sometimes throughout the day feeling aware if it but no real problems.

Q4. Before taking part in this product test, had you ever tried Kelo-cote or any other scar reducing product before? If so, which one(s)?

Tried scar reduction patches (polyurethane) on different scar and also silicone gel. Preferred the patches because they could be cut to size and weren't messy nor did they involve touching scar when prone to creepy feelings!

loveisagirlnameddaisy Sun 06-Jan-13 06:55:37

Am 5 months post-section.

1) Simple to apply, tend to use a bit more than advised as I felt the scar wasn't really covered otherwise

2) It takes a couple of mins to dry, not a problem at all

3) Quite sticky but doesn't bother me once its dried

4) I've used Scar Away silicone sheets which were a bit fiddly and moved around a bit under clothes but I do think these helped my scar a little prior to starting this trial. My scar was keloid and its my second section so although most of the scar tissue was removed I've still got some keloid scarring.

IceNoSlice Sun 06-Jan-13 07:37:58

Q1: I found Kelocote easy to apply - the consistency is quite thick so it doesn't run down and it glides on. It's a bit like nail varnish.

Q2: As per instructions I apply a thin coat and find it dries pretty quickly- in about 2 or 3 minutes. This is slightly quicker than expected; I was expecting 5 mins.

Q3: I find the texture very good. At first I thought it was a little thick but realised that this makes it easier to apply to the specific area so it is a coating rather than a product you need to rub in. Until dry, it is more 'tacky' than 'sticky' and when dry it is nice and smooth. It does not feel tight at all when dry.

Q4: I have used Bio oil and Palmers cocoa butter before. Neither had a discernible impact on the scar (although I think they have both been good in my stretch marks).

exiledmancityfan Sun 06-Jan-13 10:29:24

Q1 How easy or difficult did you find Kelo-cote to apply?

Very easy. The hardest part was making the hole big enough in the top of the tube to get enough out

Q2. On average how long did you find it took Kelo-cote to dry? Was this a longer or shorter time than you expected?

It takes about 3 minutes which is fine and less than the 5 mins we were advised.

Q3. How did you find the feel of the gel? e.g. texture, stickiness etc

The texture of the gel is lovely and silky and is just right if you get it on quick enough as it starts to go sticky quite quickly.

Q4. Before taking part in this product test, had you ever tried Kelo-cote or any other scar reducing product before? If so, which one(s)?

Not on my c-section but on a scar on my wrist. I had tried bio-oil but didn't get along with it as it is too runny

Q1 - easy to apply
Q2 - I found it took about 5 mins to dry, as I would've expected.
Q3 - I found the gel fairly thick and sticky but liked the fact it left a 'coating' when dry.
Q4 - no hadn't used anything on the scar previously.

Heartbeep Sun 06-Jan-13 17:58:42

1. Very easy to use

2. Around 3 mins. I don't find the drying an inconvenience.

3. A little bit sticky but not horribly so.

4. I've not used anything else.

mummylovesawine Sun 06-Jan-13 20:06:24

Q1- very easy - although first few days of using it iI probably put more on than recommended. my section was on 14th December with twins so scar wasn't fully healed and had to wait until it healed. then the first few applications i was a bit heavy handed

Q2- takes about 5 minutes to dry completely

Q3- very thick and sticky but not a drama

Q3- only rose oil which I used to clear up a burn scar - was very effective.

Q1 I find it quite hard to use only the recommended amount - it's quite hard to spread and I have to use a bit more in order to spread it across my c-section scar.

Q2. About 5 minutes to dry completely - as expected

Q3. Its very inoffensive! Doesn't stick too much or get all over your hands, very easy to wash off etc.

Q4. Only bio oil, but didn't like it.

Sparklezz Sun 06-Jan-13 20:20:09

1. I found that the gel was really easy to use, the nozzle didnt dispense too much at one time and i could use the nozzle like a pen for application to my scar.

2. On average i would say it took few minutes to dry but no longer than the instructions stated.

3. The gel was light, it felt like it melted on to the skin when it came in contact with it, it did feel a little bit tacky when first applied but within a minute or so that was gone.

4. I had never used Kelo-cote before and the only other skin/scar product used was by palmers for stretch marks.

Nigglenaggle Sun 06-Jan-13 20:21:23

Q1 - Reasonably easy although probably I tend to put it on too thick to spread it along the length of my scar.Would be nice if it came out a little thinner

Q2 - up to 5 minutes or slightly more which to be honest I don't really have to sit and watch gel dry twice daily. I'll be honest alot of the time I have to apply and go. It takes longer to dry than expected and this is the worst thing about using it for me.

Q3 - Quite like the texture find it quite pleasant to apply and although it is tacky when wet don't find that off-putting.

Q4 - No. I have tried a couple of stretch mark products (bio oil, mamma mio) and found them pointless

mousebacon Sun 06-Jan-13 21:29:10

Q1. Very easy.

Q2. About 3 minutes. This was shorter than I'd expected because of the thickness of the gel. It didn't cause me any problems.

Q3. The gel has a smooth, thick texture but is quite sticky.

Q4. I used bio oil throughout both of my pregnancies and didn't get any stretchmarks but haven't used any other products on my scar(s).

So far, I'm pleased with the results I've seen from the gel, the redness has definitely reduced and it all seems less lumpy.

melliebobs Sun 06-Jan-13 22:26:03

1) once I'd got into the tube (I didn't realise you had to snip the end off) it was fairly easy to apply. I know it said in the email how much to use but it didn't on the box and the first few applications I must have put too much on

2) drying time took forever. Even with the smallest amount. Even at 10 mins it still felt 'tacky'

3) it felt ok to put on. Just like a gel. When it dried it felt tacky. When it did dry it felt odd. It makes the scar feel smooth. But in a really bizzare way that I'm having difficulty describing. Almost like it had a thin layer of cling film over the top blush

4) no I've never used any scar products before

AnnaKCM Sun 06-Jan-13 22:31:39

Q1 How easy or difficult did you find Kelo-cote to apply?
Very, very easy. The tube squeezes smoothly and despite being in a hairy area, it stuck to the scar easily.

Q2. On average how long did you find it took Kelo-cote to dry? Was this a longer or shorter time than you expected?
Seemed almost immediately. It said to wait a couple of minutes, but seemed quicker.

Q3. How did you find the feel of the gel? e.g. texture, stickiness etc
It forms a sort of squeeky film, is slightly sticky when applying, but not in a bad way.

Q4. Before taking part in this product test, had you ever tried Kelo-cote or any other scar reducing product before? If so, which one(s)?
No, nothing.

Q1 Its very easy to apply

Q2. I found it dried almost instantly. I'm not sure if this is because I'm not using enough product or maybe rubbing in too much though.

Q3. The texture is just right, not too runny but not too pasty either. Makes a smooth application. has a strange talcy feeling on finger after application, but thats not bad.

Q4. I'd previously used bio oil on a different surgery scar but nothing on this c section scar or other kelo cote products

lyndseyh78 Mon 07-Jan-13 09:58:35

Q1 How easy or difficult did you find Kelo-cote to apply?
Very Easy

Q2. On average how long did you find it took Kelo-cote to dry? Was this a longer or shorter time than you expected?
About 5 mins, longer than i thought it'd take

Q3. How did you find the feel of the gel? e.g. texture, stickiness etc

It's thick and sticky!

Q4. Before taking part in this product test, had you ever tried Kelo-cote or any other scar reducing product before? If so, which one(s)?

Only bio oil which smells lovely but didn't seem to do much to the scar

NotSoNervous Mon 07-Jan-13 12:21:01

Q1) I found it easy to apply but I needed to use more then what I thought

Q2) I don't think it takes long to dry and it drys in a shorter amount of time then I thought

Q3) It is thicker then I thought

Q4) No I haven't

teebomb Mon 07-Jan-13 14:36:15

Q1 How easy or difficult did you find Kelo-cote to apply?
Very easy. It is stickier than you might think and you dont need as much as you think you do

Q2. On average how long did you find it took Kelo-cote to dry? Was this a longer or shorter time than you expected?
about right, it can rub off on clothes if you put them on too soon after appying

Q3. How did you find the feel of the gel? e.g. texture, stickiness etc
stickier than expected but got used to it and didnt affect the ease of applying

Q4. Before taking part in this product test, had you ever tried Kelo-cote or any other scar reducing product before? If so, which one(s)?
After my first c-section I used Dermatix and bio oil but ended up with a very keloid scar.

Pommes Mon 07-Jan-13 15:56:08

Q1 How easy or difficult did you find Kelo-cote to apply?

Very easy. I kept forgetting after a shower so am now in a routine where I leave it on my bedside table and apply when I get into bed.

Q2. On average how long did you find it took Kelo-cote to dry? Was this a longer or shorter time than you expected?

I apply when I am in bed so timing for the gel to dry has not been a problem. I think that the drying time for me has been shorter than the time expected.

Q3. How did you find the feel of the gel? e.g. texture, stickiness etc

Less sticky than expected, the gel feels very much like No7 serum! Much more gel is needed than the rice grain amount recommended.

Q4. Before taking part in this product test, had you ever tried Kelo-cote or any other scar reducing product before? If so, which one(s)?

No, I was wary of trying anything other than soap/water on my scar.

rubbishonlineshopper Mon 07-Jan-13 18:49:12

Q1: I found it easy to apply to my scar, which is now 2 years old (where did that go!?), but it took a bit of practice to get the right amount.

Q2: I applied too much at the start and found it took aaaaages to dry, this is a bit of trial and error really. One I got this sorted it takes a few minutes to dry.

Q3: I found it a little sticky but not too bad.

Q4: I've never used anything before to try and sort out my scar, I didn't realise there was anything like this!

welliesandpyjamas Mon 07-Jan-13 18:56:47

Q1 How easy or difficult did you find Kelo-cote to apply? Very easy, it was just the right consistency for quick application.

Q2. On average how long did you find it took Kelo-cote to dry? Was this a longer or shorter time than you expected? About half a minute, faster than expected.

Q3. How did you find the feel of the gel? e.g. texture, stickiness etc As mentioned above, just right, not too sticky, not too wet.

Q4. Before taking part in this product test, had you ever tried Kelo-cote or any other scar reducing product before? If so, which one(s)? No

TheFutureMrsB Mon 07-Jan-13 19:12:26

Q1 How easy or difficult did you find Kelo-cote to apply?

Very easy!

Q2. On average how long did you find it took Kelo-cote to dry? Was this a longer or shorter time than you expected?

It takes about 3 - 5 mins just like many other people have noticed. I did think it would be quicker.

Q3. How did you find the feel of the gel? e.g. texture, stickiness etc

It's fine, a little strange at first as it seems so thick and sticky but when you get used to it, it's fine. You do need to work quite quickly as it seems to get stickier as time goes on!

Q4. Before taking part in this product test, had you ever tried Kelo-cote or any other scar reducing product before? If so, which one(s)?

Nope I haven't tried any but I am impressed by this. I have noticed much less itchiness which is great!

TheFutureMrsB Mon 07-Jan-13 19:13:43

Oh, I meant to add -

The drying time depends on how thick you apply it. I find a thin layer will take roughly 3 mins (maybe 4).

chatwir Mon 07-Jan-13 20:24:18

1. Easy to use in front of a mirror

2. Few mins to dry but now put this on first thing before dressing

3. Good texture and feel. I liked the fact it was sticky as it stayed where it needed to be

4. Never used Kelo-cote but think this product is amazing

brownyb Mon 07-Jan-13 20:41:44

7 months post c-sec and I have a redish, itchy and slightly bumpy scar.

Q1 How easy or difficult did you find Kelo-cote to apply?
Very easy, it slides on well even over the bumpy bit of my scar where it was a bit infected.

Q2. On average how long did you find it took Kelo-cote to dry? Was this a longer or shorter time than you expected?
I put it on first thing and then go about brushing teeth, make-up etc and it's dry by the time I get dressed. In the evening I put it on before my bedtime routine, so drying time isn't really an issue.

Q3. How did you find the feel of the gel? e.g. texture, stickiness etc
Pleasant, if a bit sticky.

Q4. Before taking part in this product test, had you ever tried Kelo-cote or any other scar reducing product before? If so, which one(s)?
Haven't tried Kelo-cote before but I have been using pure coconut oil, just because it's what I use for everything (including a very cute baby bottom!)

mummyofcutetwo Mon 07-Jan-13 20:52:56

Q1 How easy or difficult did you find Kelo-cote to apply?
It was sticky and found it a little tricky to apply.

Q2. On average how long did you find it took Kelo-cote to dry? Was this a longer or shorter time than you expected?
About five minutes, which is longer than I expected.

Q3. How did you find the feel of the gel? e.g. texture, stickiness etc
It was a lot more sticky than I expected.

Q4. Before taking part in this product test, had you ever tried Kelo-cote or any other scar reducing product before? If so, which one(s)?
I tried bio-oil after my first caesarean four years ago but it was very expensive and the results weren't earth shattering so I haven't used it again this time around.

themachinist Mon 07-Jan-13 22:43:59

Q1 How easy or difficult did you find Kelo-cote to apply?

Couldn't be simpler. Although I had to use a couple of rice grains-worth to get coverage on my large and bumpy scar.

Q2. On average how long did you find it took Kelo-cote to dry? Was this a longer or shorter time than you expected?

A couple of minutes, although it was difficult to tell as the scar is in such an 'overhang'. It seemed to dry more rapidly than expressed in the instructions.

Q3. How did you find the feel of the gel? e.g. texture, stickiness etc

No problem, as I would have expected. Felt fine, not too sticky, and texture and look of it was great.

Q4. Before taking part in this product test, had you ever tried Kelo-cote or any other scar reducing product before? If so, which one(s)?

On my first keloid scar (that was cut out on second c-section) i used raw cocoa butter and bio oil plus other moisturisers over 3 years with little effect. This second scar (now 2 yrs old) is keloid, but less severe than the first, but already looks to be slightly less red and less bumpy (or this could be wishful thinking!).

princesssugar Tue 08-Jan-13 10:19:36

Q1 How easy or difficult did you find Kelo-cote to apply? It was fairly easy to apply but difficult to not rub in. It took a few tries to work out how much to use.

Q2. On average how long did you find it took Kelo-cote to dry? Was this a longer or shorter time than you expected? It took about 5 minutes which was longer than i thought, maybe i used too much.

Q3. How did you find the feel of the gel? e.g. texture, stickiness etc it s quite thick but not as sticky as i was expecting. Left quite a smooth feeling on my fingers afterwards

Q4. Before taking part in this product test, had you ever tried Kelo-cote or any other scar reducing product before? If so, which one(s)?
Bio oil and is cheap cousin rescue oil!

gabbagabbahey Tue 08-Jan-13 13:51:07

Q1 Very easy and straightforward to apply.

Q2. A couple of minutes - not long at all.

Q3. I like the fact that it's a clear gel. It's a little stickier than I expected. I've tended to notice the stickiness more after my night time application.

Q4. I smothered myself in Bio Oil and vitamin E during my pregnancy to avoid stretch marks. I haven't used any other products to deal specifically with scarring.

Q1 How easy or difficult did you find Kelo-cote to apply?
Ok but a bit messy. It's a bit too sticky for my liking. On the positive side it's not runny like some creams/oils so no fear of it running onto clothes.

Q2. On average how long did you find it took Kelo-cote to dry? Was this a longer or shorter time than you expected?
Only 3-4 mins, about what I expected.

Q3. How did you find the feel of the gel? e.g. texture, stickiness etc
Very sticky. I feel like I waste a lot of it as it sticks to my finger.

Q4. Before taking part in this product test, had you ever tried Kelo-cote or any other scar reducing product before? If so, which one(s)?
Only bio-oil.

No change in the appearence of my scar yet but it hasn't become red or infected again since I started using this smile

HappyGoJules Tue 08-Jan-13 14:42:26

Q1 Found it easy to apply once I got the hang of how much to use!

Q2. It took longer than expected, usually use the hairdryer now!

Q3. Texture was fine, don't have an issue with it.

Q4. I've not used other scar gel before

CorporeSarnie Tue 08-Jan-13 14:52:40

Q1 - Application was fine, only thing I don't like is putting it on the bit of my scar which overlaps with my bikini line (poss TMI but I don't like the sensation of the kelo-cote on the hair). This can't really be avoided though!
Q2 - It dries quite quickly - I tend to use before bed and before dressing in the morning, but haven't had to particularly wait to get dressed.
Q3 - Texture is fine imo, I'm not crazy about the feel of the remaining product on my fingers before I wash the excess off, but think that's more me than the kelo-cote.
Q4 - I used some Scar-zone (a silicone-based product sold in the U.S [I used to live there]) on my CS scar, but had not seen much improvement. I used Burt's Bees Mama Bee and some American oil for stretch mark prevention - I didn't get any but don't know if that is just because I'm not prone.

jes73 Tue 08-Jan-13 16:46:01

1. Though it is thicker than expected, I had no problems applying it. My scar though about 1 year old was quite prominent as had to be packed up and opened again due to excessive bleeding during delivery.

2. It took about 3 - 5 minutes depending if I put a little extra on.

3. It is quite thick and sticky but not uncomfortable.

4. I had used the Johnson's Bio oil.

bialystockandbloom Tue 08-Jan-13 18:20:38

1. Very easy to apply.

2. Takes about 5 minutes. Longer than expected, and a bit irritating when you have to get dressed quickly. this may be because of the fold of blubber overhanging the scar

3. A little bit stickier and thicker than expected, but not too much of a problem.

4. Had tried bio-oil before (half-heartedly) but it didn't do anything. The Kelo-cote seems to have made a difference already, less itching and redness.

reastie Tue 08-Jan-13 18:43:52

Q1 How easy or difficult did you find Kelo-cote to apply?

Very easy

Q2. On average how long did you find it took Kelo-cote to dry? Was this a longer or shorter time than you expected?

Maybe a couple of minutes. It was longer than I would have thought but as I expected after I'd read the info leaflet of the product.

Q3. How did you find the feel of the gel? e.g. texture, stickiness etc

It was fine. Went on well and didn't leave my finger sticky.

Q4. Before taking part in this product test, had you ever tried Kelo-cote or any other scar reducing product before? If so, which one(s)?

I'd dabbled with bio oil a while ago but not religiously or for any period of time

Makinglists Tue 08-Jan-13 19:55:04

Q1 How easy or difficult did you find Kelo-cote to apply?
A1. Very easy though I sometimes ran out at the end of scar and needed to squeeze out a bit more (I am applying first at the end of my scar which is most thickned/lumpy)

Q2. On average how long did you find it took Kelo-cote to dry? Was this a longer or shorter time than you expected?
A2. A few minutes, as I applied after my shower and I have to jump almost straight into my clothes there was a small damp mark on my pants but it didn't last and didn't stain

Q3. How did you find the feel of the gel? e.g. texture, stickiness etc.
A3. No stickiness when applying or on my hands. When I felt my scar later in th day there was a slight tacky feel but nothing unpleasant.

Q4. Before taking part in this product test, had you ever tried Kelo-cote or any other scar reducing product before? If so, which one
A4. I tried bio-oil about a year after my c-section for about 3-4mths ( I am currently 2 years post c-section with a lumpy scar). i don't think bio-oil did much about the appearance though I think it helped with the tightness and pulling).

So far it has been an easy and pleasant product to use.

youmaycallmeSSP Tue 08-Jan-13 20:10:55

1. Very easy to apply. I'm not sure about the 'grain of rice' sized amount though. I seem to be using more than that as I keep missing the scar due to having to peer over the mummy tummy blush

2. About 4-5 minutes, although I don't keep a strict time. This is what I expected from the instructions and I suspect it's taking longer than some other posters due to me using a bit more than them.

3. It's very silky but not oily. I haven't found it at all sticky when I first put it on. I find the texture quite pleasant.

4. I was given some Bio Oil to use during pregnancy but I used it on my face rather than over my scar.

Catbag Tue 08-Jan-13 20:14:22

Q1 How easy or difficult did you find Kelo-cote to apply?
I have found it very easy to apply, although I find that I need slightly more than the advised rice grain amount to cover the scar completely.

Q2. On average how long did you find it took Kelo-cote to dry? Was this a longer or shorter time than you expected?
I have 12 week old twins and so do not have the luxury of wandering round for five mins or so to let it dry. Lucky then that it seems to dry within a couple of minutes on me which was certainly swifter than I had anticipated.

Q3. How did you find the feel of the gel? e.g. texture, stickiness etc
I found that I could barely feel the gel on my finger when applying it; it felt very light and not at all sticky. Once it had dried, it left a very smooth finish on my scar, more like a sheen than anything else, and I have found that I am not as afraid of touching my scar as a result.

Q4. Before taking part in this product test, had you ever tried Kelo-cote or any other scar reducing product before? If so, which one(s)?
I have never tried Kelo-cote before, nor actually heard of it. The only other product that I have used is Bio-Oil, but only on my stretch marks, and with limited success.

Bollydarling Tue 08-Jan-13 20:23:33

I have found it very easy to apply the Kelo-cote and have managed to apply it regularly as it is so quick and easy. It seems to take no time to dry, much quicker than I thought it would from reading the instructions. The gel feels fine to me - not sticky, doesn't smell and don't feel the need to wash my hands after applying it. I haven't ever used a scar reducing product before and have been very surprised at how effective Kelo-cote is.

ChartMistress Tue 08-Jan-13 20:48:59

Q1 How easy or difficult did you find Kelo-cote to apply?
Fairly easy to apply but needed to use more than specified to cover the whole scar

Q2. On average how long did you find it took Kelo-cote to dry? Was this a longer or shorter time than you expected?
Longer time than I expected, often more than 5 mins, but perhaps I'm applying too much

Q3. How did you find the feel of the gel? e.g. texture, stickiness etc
Very sticky, which is good as it didn't get all over my clothes but I don't like the texture on my fingers afterward and find it hard to wash off properly

Q4. Before taking part in this product test, had you ever tried Kelo-cote or any other scar reducing product before? If so, which one(s)?
No, hadn't tried this or anything else

Q1 How easy or difficult did you find Kelo-cote to apply?
Hard to put such a small amount on my scar.

Q2. On average how long did you find it took Kelo-cote to dry? Was this a longer or shorter time than you expected?
as expected based on the instructions

Q3. How did you find the feel of the gel? e.g. texture, stickiness etc
A bit stickier than I would have expected.

Q4. Before taking part in this product test, had you ever tried Kelo-cote or any other scar reducing product before? If so, which ones?
No I hadn't. But it got me thinking about it.

One thing about this product is that I realise my c-section scar is (yet another) neglected aspect of my body / looks since having children. However, if I am going to do anything about it I think it's more to do with feeling good about it in my head, rather than necessariy any scientific improvement in the scar, if that makes sense. For this reason the small amount of sticky gel with set instructions about how to apply feels a bit depressing. I think I would rather just apply a lovely feeling cream that felt like I was pampering myself as a treat, rather than applying a medication. I hope that makes sense! There may be others who are genuinely determined to improve their scar, but I'd just like to feel a little bit pampered and 'worth it' - even if the look of the scar didn't really improve.

Q1 Very easy to apply - I just squeeze out about half a pinky-nail's worth and smooth it over my c-section scar in one swipe. I'm not sure that it covers it properly: my scar is lumpy, long and raised. I think that shaving would make it easier to apply and cover the scar, but I'm too lazy busy to shave all the time. I can't see how a little bit "as big as a grain of sand" is ever going to cover a scar, so will stick to my larger blob. I just feel, deep down in my bones, that I'm not using enough and would prefer to use more.

Q2. I'm not sure that I always wait for it to dry. I apply it then do my teeth, then go to bed / get dressed. I've not noticed it staining any clothes, so assume it dried ok. I have no feeling at all around my scar, and it's tricky to see the scar itself. So I'd say it takes 2 mins to dry. It's around what I expected.

Q3. I found the texture of the gel quite pleasant - not sticky, not oily, not too thin, not too thick. Just right.

Q4. No, never tried any scar-reducing treatments before

Marrow Tue 08-Jan-13 23:57:34

Q1 How easy or difficult did you find Kelo-cote to apply?

Very easy on vertical scar. Found horizontal scar more difficult (due to overhang blush so have stopped doing this one now.

Q2. On average how long did you find it took Kelo-cote to dry? Was this a longer or shorter time than you expected?

Takes about 5-6 mins which is as the instruction stated so was expected.

Q3. How did you find the feel of the gel? e.g. texture, stickiness etc
Felt ok. Scar is a little tacky throughout the day.

Q4. Before taking part in this product test, had you ever tried Kelo-cote or any other scar reducing product before? If so, which one(s)?
Tried Bio-Oil but it is too runny and rather strong smelling

Glitterfairys Wed 09-Jan-13 13:51:28

1. I have been using Kelo-cote gel on my c-section scar and I have found it easy to use .
2. On average , it takes 4-5 minutes to feel like it has dried in properly which is fine as by the time I have applied moisturiser everywhere else it has dried in.
3. The texture was a little bit sticky to apply but once dried I found the texture was fine , a bit like a film covering but not annoying at all.
4. I have previously been using bio - oil which I liked the texture of but didn't seem to make a load of difference to my 2 previous c- section scars.Kelo-cote is the only scar reducing product I have used since my 3rd c-section and I'm looking forward to see if there is a difference in the next few weeks .

SpottySlippers Wed 09-Jan-13 17:45:30

Q1 How easy or difficult did you find Kelo-cote to apply?

I have found it relatively easy to apply with the nozzle being of the right size to dispense as the tube is squeezed along the scar.

Q2. On average how long did you find it took Kelo-cote to dry? Was this a longer or shorter time than you expected?

It takes about a minute for drying, which includes the time taken to massage the gel into the scar.

Q3. How did you find the feel of the gel? e.g. texture, stickiness etc

The gel has a good level of stickiness meaning it doesn't run off the scar when it has been applied, the texture is nice and smooth.

Q4. Before taking part in this product test, had you ever tried Kelo-cote or any other scar reducing product before? If so, which one(s)?

No I haven't.

Haribolicious Wed 09-Jan-13 18:00:17

Q1 - Very easy to apply

Q2 - Not very long at all - if I applied a bit more that intended then maybe about a minute

Q3 - Like others here, I found it was quite thick and sticky - I had to apply it to my scar straight away or it got too sticky to apply and would just stick to my fingers

Q4 - I have used bio-oil - I used it quite regularly after my CS over 2 years ago but I only use it every now and again if my scar gets sore or itchy/irritable.

melliebobs Wed 09-Jan-13 22:37:13

It might just be me. But this silicone stuff is making the area around my scar VERY itchy

Cosmostocupcakes Wed 09-Jan-13 22:44:51

Q1 How easy or difficult did you find Kelo-cote to apply?

I found it easy to apply although I have a long scar so used more than recommended.

Q2. On average how long did you find it took Kelo-cote to dry? Was this a longer or shorter time than you expected?

Found it dried 2-4 mins although moat of the time just had to continue getting dressed before it dried.

Q3. How did you find the feel of the gel? e.g. texture, stickiness etc

Texture was as expected - thicker than silcone hair products, little sticky whilst drying but not unpleasant.

Q4. Before taking part in this product test, had you ever tried Kelo-cote or any other scar reducing product before? If so, which one(s)?

I have not tried other Kelo-cote products but used a silcone strip for a while - can't remember brand but was very annoying as did not stick/stay and was always aware of it. I also used bio oil. and palmers scar oil. no difference but I did not use religiously.

Willowisp Thu 10-Jan-13 09:41:05

Q1 How easy or difficult did you find Kelo-cote to apply?

A) Easy to apply. Although at first was concerned to make sure I did it properly, now I just slick it on.

Q2. On average how long did you find it took Kelo-cote to dry? Was this a longer or shorter time than you expected?

A) Haven't considered how long it takes, don't want to be fiddling with it, so slick it on, leave well alone & just get dressed etc.

Q3. How did you find the feel of the gel? e.g. texture, stickiness etc

A) not bothered by it - I'm used to using handcream/body cream/oils. If anything it felt like frizz-ease hair serum, so slightly slimy, but not unpleasant. I had no expectations of what I would be receiving & using.

Q4. Before taking part in this product test, had you ever tried Kelo-cote or any other scar reducing product before? If so, which one(s)?

A) I've use micro tape from Boots to try to support the scar & keep it flat. The surgeon said unlikely the tape would support scar, but the light pressure from the tape might help to stop it puckering.

As part of this trial I'm using only the Kel-o-cote.

Biggem Thu 10-Jan-13 09:44:31

Q1
It was a bit difficult to start with, especially trying to use the tiny amount as suggested. I also found it difficult to apply on an 'unQ1 How easy or difficult did you find Kelo-cote to apply?

Q2. On average how long did you find it took Kelo-cote to dry? Was this a longer or shorter time than you expected?
As stated on the packet BUT I didn't always wait before I put on clothes and it hasn't stained anyth

Q3. How did you find the feel of the gel? e.g. texture, stickiness etc

Q4. Before taking part in this product test, had you ever tried Kelo-cote or any other scar reducing product before? If so, which one(s)?shaved' area...

Q2. On average how long did you find it took Kelo-cote to dry? Was this a longer or shorter time than you expected?

Q3. How did you find the feel of the gel? e.g. texture, stickiness etc

Q4. Before taking part in this product test, had you ever tried Kelo-cote or any other scar reducing product before? If so, which one(s)?

Biggem Thu 10-Jan-13 09:49:10

Q1
It was a bit difficult to start with, especially trying to use the tiny amount as suggested. I also found it difficult to apply on an 'unshaved!' Area

Q2
As stated on the packet BUT I didn't always wait before I put on clothes and it hasn't stained anything and I do still feel / see the difference.

Q3.
Different and weird but in a good way!! Not sticky, her smooth.

Q4. No

LynsW Thu 10-Jan-13 10:10:41

1) Found the gel easy to apply
2) Dried in about 5 minutes
3) Gel is a bit thicker & stickier than expected, and doesnt spread very far, so I needed to use more of the gel.
4)No despite having had 2 c-sections I havent used any other scar products before.

britney92 Thu 10-Jan-13 10:13:05

Q1 How easy or difficult did you find Kelo-cote to apply?

I found it very easy to apply. It went on very smoothly and a little went a long way

Q2. On average how long did you find it took Kelo-cote to dry? Was this a longer or shorter time than you expected?

I found it dries quite quickly if you don't use too much. i think i was a bit heavy handed at first

Q3. How did you find the feel of the gel? e.g. texture, stickiness etc

The texture is quite sticky initially but and dries with a thin film over your scar which i think when you first a have c-section could feel very reassuring as i was constantly worried about getting an infection in mine in the first few weeks

Q4. Before taking part in this product test, had you ever tried Kelo-cote or any other scar reducing product before? If so, which one(s)?

I've only tried bio oil which didn't show very good results

KiwiMumofTwo Thu 10-Jan-13 10:28:26

Q1 How easy or difficult did you find Kelo-cote to apply?
Very easy. Just glides on.

Q2. On average how long did you find it took Kelo-cote to dry? Was this a longer or shorter time than you expected? Shorter - to be honest I only wait a couple of minutes then assume it's ok.

Q3. How did you find the feel of the gel? e.g. texture, stickiness etc Feels fine. I had a slight burning feeling for the first couple of weeks. Not painful just a bit unusual.

Q4. Before taking part in this product test, had you ever tried Kelo-cote or any other scar reducing product before? If so, which one(s)? No

maggotts Thu 10-Jan-13 10:44:16

Q1 Very easy.

Q2. Takes quite a while to dry although haven't really thought about how long till started this! Definitely longer than expected.

Q3. I like the texture and it feels nice going on but it does stay sticky for quite a while. Absolutely fine once dry and don't notice at all.

Q4. No.

bigyellow Thu 10-Jan-13 10:52:21

Hi

My replies below:

Q1 How easy or difficult did you find Kelo-cote to apply?
Very easy and became part of my routine after a shower

Q2. On average how long did you find it took Kelo-cote to dry? Was this a longer or shorter time than you expected?
A couple of minutes so if I applied it straight after a shower, it would be dry by the time I got dressed. I expected it to take a few minutes to dry.

Q3. How did you find the feel of the gel? e.g. texture, stickiness etc
It feels quite thick and sticky when first applied but once dry, is not noticeable.

Q4. Before taking part in this product test, had you ever tried Kelo-cote or any other scar reducing product before? If so, which
No

salcz Thu 10-Jan-13 10:59:50

Q1 How easy or difficult did you find Kelo-cote to apply?
Quite easy, although as the scar is low down I needed to trim as hair made it more difficult.

Q2. On average how long did you find it took Kelo-cote to dry? Was this a longer or shorter time than you expected?
Much quicker: I sometimes applied to an area twice as it dried so quickly I couldn't tell if I had applied properly the 1st time.

Q3. How did you find the feel of the gel? e.g. texture, stickiness etc
Quite slimey and sticky

Q4. Before taking part in this product test, had you ever tried Kelo-cote or any other scar reducing product before? If so, which one(s)?
No

essexmumma Thu 10-Jan-13 11:07:36

Q1 How easy or difficult did you find Kelo-cote to apply?

Really easy to apply and although I find the scar site still very numb it didn't cause any problems/irritation etc.

Q2. On average how long did you find it took Kelo-cote to dry? Was this a longer or shorter time than you expected?

It took only a minute or two to dry which was fine as I just got on with something else whilst it dried like putting on body cream or face srub. Very impressed.

Q3. How did you find the feel of the gel? e.g. texture, stickiness etc

The feel of the gel was fine, it goes on well and not as sticky as I imagined at all. Found it quite silky and very comfortable on the scar.

Q4. Before taking part in this product test, had you ever tried Kelo-cote or any other scar reducing product before? If so, which one(s)?

I had tried bio-oil but found it white pricey.

Maffy Thu 10-Jan-13 11:51:39

Q1 How easy or difficult did you find Kelo-cote to apply?

Very easy, just as directed.

Q2. On average how long did you find it took Kelo-cote to dry? Was this a longer or shorter time than you expected?

Only a couple of minutes, so slightly shorted than suggested.

Q3. How did you find the feel of the gel? e.g. texture, stickiness etc

Feels stickier than I imagined but very smooth and not annoyingly gooey!

Q4. Before taking part in this product test, had you ever tried Kelo-cote or any other scar reducing product before? If so, which one(s)?

No, had not tried anything before.

leastsaidsoonestmended Thu 10-Jan-13 13:42:03

Q1 How easy or difficult did you find Kelo-cote to apply?
Very easy to apply

Q2. On average how long did you find it took Kelo-cote to dry? Was this a longer or shorter time than you expected?
Initially a bit longer than I expected but think I was using too much and now I am using a bit less it is just a couple of minutes.

Q3. How did you find the feel of the gel? e.g. texture, stickiness etc
Bit sticky until dried

Q4. Before taking part in this product test, had you ever tried Kelo-cote or any other scar reducing product before? If so, which one(s)?
Bio oil but it made no appreciable difference

Beckamaw Thu 10-Jan-13 13:44:16

Q1 How easy or difficult did you find Kelo-cote to apply?
Very easy!

Q2. On average how long did you find it took Kelo-cote to dry? Was this a longer or shorter time than you expected?
I applied before brushing my teeth and it was dry by the time I had finished. It took very little time. Faster than I expected.

Q3. How did you find the feel of the gel? e.g. texture, stickiness etc
Silky but not sticky. Feels lovely.

Q4. Before taking part in this product test, had you ever tried Kelo-cote or any other scar reducing product before? If so, which one(s)?
Yes. Bio Oil and Clarins Oil.

tiggerbounce77 Thu 10-Jan-13 14:04:01

I found this product very easy to apply and has quickly become part of my daily routine, it takes a very short time dry. Have found it quite thick and sticky. I have never tried anything for my scar previously

littlemiss26 Thu 10-Jan-13 14:44:32

1. It is easy to apply but I do struggle a little with the amount. I have tried to use the recommended amount but it is never enough so usually do a second application from the opposite side of the scar to ensure its fully covered

2. Rarely wait more than two mins before getting dressed as I'm always late, but that seems to have been long enough anyway

3. Texture is great, really like it

4. No, have used nothing else on it before and have noticed a real difference in using the product and I have forgotten to apply it at least once a week but its still working really well

McPhee Thu 10-Jan-13 15:06:20

I sadly need to withdraw from the test due to an allergic reaction.

Helen I have pmd you.

ghislaine Thu 10-Jan-13 15:24:04

Q1 How easy or difficult did you find Kelo-cote to apply?

It's very easy to apply.

Q2. On average how long did you find it took Kelo-cote to dry? Was this a longer or shorter time than you expected?

I don't have the time to leave it uncovered for five minutes but a couple of minutes seem to do the trick just as well.

Q3. How did you find the feel of the gel? e.g. texture, stickiness etc

It is quite sticky and drags on my skin at first. However, it dries to a nice smooth seal.

Q4. Before taking part in this product test, had you ever tried Kelo-cote or any other scar reducing product before? If so, which one(s)?

I used Scar-sil (on prescription) for six months.

ValiumQueen Thu 10-Jan-13 16:06:52

Q1 How easy or difficult did you find Kelo-cote to apply?

The hardest thing is finding the time to wash and dry the area and allow the product to dry naturally twice a day. I have a small baby who has been unwell, and two older children, including a 2yo.

Q2. On average how long did you find it took Kelo-cote to dry? Was this a longer or shorter time than you expected?

Just a couple of minutes. There are times I cannot let it dry naturally, and it seems fine.

Q3. How did you find the feel of the gel? e.g. texture, stickiness etc

Not the most pleasant of textures. Feels sticky, but with that it feels substantial, like you are actually adding a protective layer.

Q4. Before taking part in this product test, had you ever tried Kelo-cote or any other scar reducing product before? If so, which one(s)?

None.

Q1 How easy or difficult did you find Kelo-cote to apply?

It was OK. My scar is very low and very long, so it is tricky to make sure I put the gel in the right place. I also use more than expected as the advised amount is not enough to cover the whole of the scar.

Q2. On average how long did you find it took Kelo-cote to dry? Was this a longer or shorter time than you expected?

It dries quickly. I do not notice it.

Q3. How did you find the feel of the gel? e.g. texture, stickiness etc

Sticker than I expected. It is also hard not to rub to get it all applied properly.

Q4. Before taking part in this product test, had you ever tried Kelo-cote or any other scar reducing product before? If so, which one(s)?

None

CrispsCrispsCrisps Thu 10-Jan-13 18:54:28

Q1 How easy or difficult did you find Kelo-cote to apply?
I found it very easy to apply and made it part of my daily routine

Q2. On average how long did you find it took Kelo-cote to dry? Was this a longer or shorter time than you expected?
It took about 4-5 minutes which was longer than I expected

Q3. How did you find the feel of the gel? e.g. texture, stickiness etc
I found the gel slightly sticky but didn't think this was enough to put me off using it

Q4. Before taking part in this product test, had you ever tried Kelo-cote or any other scar reducing product before? If so, which one(s)?
I have used Bio-oil but not on my C-section scar

Jackie221084 Thu 10-Jan-13 19:40:04

Q1 How easy or difficult did you find Kelo-cote to apply?
Very easy to apply but a bit too sticky

Q2. On average how long did you find it took Kelo-cote to dry? Was this a longer or shorter time than you expected?
Took about 5 minutes to dry...a little longer than expected
Q3. How did you find the feel of the gel? e.g. texture, stickiness etc
Smooth but very sticky

Q4. Before taking part in this product test, had you ever tried Kelo-cote or any other scar reducing product before? If so, which one(s)?
Tried bio oil but it didnt work

princessnumber2 Thu 10-Jan-13 20:06:59

Q1 How easy or difficult did you find Kelo-cote to apply?
I'd imagine it would be very easy if I'd shaved the area first but my scar is very low and I don't shave or wax that area.

Q2. On average how long did you find it took Kelo-cote to dry? Was this a longer or shorter time than you expected?
quick but not sure I am always getting it on all the scar due to above issue.

Q3. How did you find the feel of the gel? e.g. texture, stickiness etc
not bad. a bit sticky but could be worse.

Q4. Before taking part in this product test, had you ever tried Kelo-cote or any other scar reducing product before? If so, which one(s)?
No

Julie0903 Thu 10-Jan-13 20:14:28

Q1. Really easy to apply.

Q2. Takes roughly 2 minutes to dry, a pleasant surprise when compared to other leading scar treatment oils.

Q3. Quite a thick gel, and at first feels a little sticky, but fine once it has dried.

Q4. Previously tried bio-oil, however never really had the time to massage it in or let it dry, so ineffective. Also tried silicone sheet, but didn't really see any effect in regards to lumps & redness in scar.
I have found Kelocote really effective, my scar is fading and becoming smoother. Even the husband has noticed the difference!

jennyg82 Thu 10-Jan-13 21:47:13

Q1 How easy or difficult did you find Kelo-cote to apply?

Quite easy.

Q2. On average how long did you find it took Kelo-cote to dry? Was this a longer or shorter time than you expected?

A bit longer than I expected, probably because my scar has an overhang and so I had to hold it up for the gel to dry. Nice.

Q3. How did you find the feel of the gel? e.g. texture, stickiness etc

Quite sticky, not helped by the overhang issue!

Q4. Before taking part in this product test, had you ever tried Kelo-cote or any other scar reducing product before? If so, which one(s)?

No none.

Bonkerz Thu 10-Jan-13 22:26:59

Been using the gel for about 10 days so far. Am 16 months post op BUT have had 2 CSs so scar has old scar tissue too.
Gel easy to apply. I used more on the ends of my scar as this is where I get inflammation the most and the ends are much darker and more raised than the middle of the scar.
I tend to apply at bed time as this is when I can wait for it to dry. Quite a sticky gel but not unpleasant feeling.
It takes about 4-5 mins to dry completely but this may be because I'm applying more on ends.

Bonkerz Thu 10-Jan-13 22:29:18

Just to add I've never used anything for scars before BUT wondered if this would work on other scars? I have a scar on my forehead from a dog bite when I was small (large scar from the 78 stitches!) it's still raised and can be red if too hot or cold and sometimes splits open. Could I use it on this scar?????

ScottishHeather Thu 10-Jan-13 22:31:23

1. I found this very easy to apply. Probably used too much on first couple of days but got dosage correct now! It is now very much part of my morning routine.

2. I find it takes around 3-5 mins to dry which is as expected.

3. I find the gel quite sticky and is a little thicker than expected but love the fact it is fragrance free and non-oily.

4. I have tried Bio Oil in the past but that is very messy to say the least.

vanguardmum Thu 10-Jan-13 23:22:15

Q1 - easy to apply
Q2 - didn't measure it, but didn't feel it was too long
Q3 - sticky
Q4 - Tried a silicon gel sheet to stick on the scar. It didn't work for long, as the stickiness of the sheet went away and it wouldn't stay in place.

spicelette Fri 11-Jan-13 00:17:19

Q1 How easy or difficult did you find Kelo-cote to apply?
Really easy once I realised I was using a bit too much, a tiny bit spreads really far.

Q2. On average how long did you find it took Kelo-cote to dry? Was this a longer or shorter time than you expected?
Once I got the quantity right, just a couple of minutes

Q3. How did you find the feel of the gel? e.g. texture, stickiness etc.
The texture was pleasant to use and I didn't find it too sticky.

Q4. Before taking part in this product test, had you ever tried Kelo-cote or any other scar reducing product before? If so, which one(s)?
No

Reenypip Fri 11-Jan-13 10:01:12

(1) easy to apply
(2) a few mins, a little bit longer than expected
(3) slightly sticky,
thicker than I expected (which is a plus as it doesn't run everywhere )
(4) haven't tried anything specific to scars before.

InTheBoonies Fri 11-Jan-13 14:04:12

Q1 Easy to apply.

Q2. It took approx. 2 minutes, this was a bit longer than I expected but no problem.

Q3. It is sticky, the tube of gel gets a bit sticky too and I have had to wipe it clean a few times. I expected it to be sticky.

Q4. I have tried; aloe vera gel, lavender essential oil, tamanu oil, dermatix silicone gel and lily c silicone gel sheets.

StuntNun Fri 11-Jan-13 15:24:43

Q1 How easy or difficult did you find Kelo-cote to apply?
Easy to apply although I wasn't sure how much to cut off the end of the tube and it takes about twice the advised amount of gel to cover my scar. One problem is that my scar is still quite painful at eight weeks post-section so it is a little bit sore to apply the gel.

Q2. On average how long did you find it took Kelo-cote to dry? Was this a longer or shorter time than you expected?
As expected. I apply the gel first then leave it to dry while I put on deodorant and moisturiser so the Kelo-cote has dried before I get dressed.

Q3. How did you find the feel of the gel? e.g. texture, stickiness etc
It is sticky enough to be easy to apply to my scar but doesn't leave my finger sticky after applying it which is convenient.

Q4. Before taking part in this product test, had you ever tried Kelo-cote or any other scar reducing product before? If so, which one(s)?
Boots scar reduction patches which were easy to apply but tended to peel off easily so had to be reapplied frequently. The gel is much more convenient.

LauraW28 Fri 11-Jan-13 15:25:56

1. Very easy, it was quick and simple to apply. Just not sure how much to use initially.

2. Just a minute or so.

3. A little greasy to start but made it easy to apply. Once dry felt very smooth.

4. No

bouncychair Fri 11-Jan-13 16:08:32

1. It took a few days to get used to the amount needed as I was using too much at first and it took ages to dry. But after that it has been very easy to apply.

2. Longer than I thought but it's not a problem once you are used to it.

3. A bit sticky but you soon get used to it.

4. No. I've not heard of them before.

worm77daisy Fri 11-Jan-13 16:45:41

Q1 I actually found it a bit too thick and am finding it a little uncomfortable to spread, my scar can still be quite tender.

Q2. Given the stickiness of the product when it first is on your finger it dried a lot quicker than I thought it would, and wasn't sticky at all once dry.

Q3. A little thick for my preference, it is would be easier to apply if a little thinner. Really pleased with how it wasn't sticky or oily at all once dry.

Q4. Yes, Bio oil, Palmers scar cream and Fade Out

Aiveen Fri 11-Jan-13 19:51:29

Q1 How easy or difficult did you find Kelo-cote to apply?

very easy after the first couple of times

Q2. On average how long did you find it took Kelo-cote to dry? Was this a longer or shorter time than you expected?

only 5 minutes, which is longer than I expected

Q3. How did you find the feel of the gel? e.g. texture, stickiness etc

It's fine, not too sticky

Q4. Before taking part in this product test, had you ever tried Kelo-cote or any other scar reducing product before? If so, which one(s)?

I used Bio Oil during my first pregnancy, but had a reaction to it this time

Q1 - I find application fairly easy as the gel is quite thick.

Q2 - I would say between three and five minutes. I'm guilty of being impatient and found it felt more noticeable when I hadn't waited properly and just got dressed.

Q3 - Gel feels quite thick which I like. I don't ever feel like it is going to run or soak into clothing. It feels like it will stay where I put it.

Q4 - I have used bio oil on other scars but not for my section scar as I don't find it easy to use.

Like others I have used Kel - cote on an old scar on my hand. It's about 5 years old and although pale still raised. I've seen a small improvement of the feel already and have high hopes that further applications will lessen this scar too.

ceeveebee Fri 11-Jan-13 21:51:31

Q1 How easy or difficult did you find Kelo-cote to apply?
Fine once I had worked out how to open it (just ended up cutting the end off with scissors)

Q2. On average how long did you find it took Kelo-cote to dry? Was this a longer or shorter time than you expected?
A couple of minutes - shorter than expected

Q3. How did you find the feel of the gel? e.g. texture, stickiness etc
My scar area is quite numb so couldn't feel it go on at all

Q4. Before taking part in this product test, had you ever tried Kelo-cote or any other scar reducing product before? If so, which one(s)?
None

I'm 3 years post CS and still have a horrible red scar. My DH has also been using it, for a year old appendix scar that he's very sensitive about.

Q1 How easy or difficult did you find Kelo-cote to apply?
Very easy.

Q2. On average how long did you find it took Kelo-cote to dry? Was this a longer or shorter time than you expected?
A bit longer than I expected.

Q3. How did you find the feel of the gel? e.g. texture, stickiness etc
It was quite pleasant.

Q4. Before taking part in this product test, had you ever tried Kelo-cote or any other scar reducing product before? If so, which one(s)?

None, I didn't know such a product existed.

shellybobs Sat 12-Jan-13 00:08:12

1. Seemed to thin out the warmer it got or when it came into contact with skin so it was a bit tricky trying to stop it dribbling down your finger before you applied it to the scar but there is a knack

2. If I lay down and let it air dry not long but if I was up and about then my 'extra tummy' prevented it from drying for a while so had to put time aside to apply the gel AND wait for it to dry before getting on with other things.

3. Didn't find the gel sticky at all but my skin had a strange sheen like quality to it after application rather like when you get egg white on your hands.

4. Had previously been bought Bio Oil to try but could stand how oily it was

bluepostdepot Sat 12-Jan-13 20:33:38

Q1 How easy or difficult did you find Kelo-cote to apply?
Easy, found it quite thick but no problem to spread along my scar.

Q2. On average how long did you find it took Kelo-cote to dry? Was this a longer or shorter time than you expected?
About 2-3 minutes. I expected it to take longer to dry.

Q3. How did you find the feel of the gel? e.g. texture, stickiness etc
Fairly thick but didn't find it sticky.

Q4. Before taking part in this product test, had you ever tried Kelo-cote or any other scar reducing product before? If so, which one(s)?
Never tried any before.

1. Easy, but messy.

2. It usually takes between 6 and 10 mins, probably because it's hard to spread the gel thinly enough for faster drying. This is longer than I have time for.

3. Tacky to touch after drying.

4. No.

Lamazeroo Sun 13-Jan-13 09:23:19

Q1 How easy or difficult did you find Kelo-cote to apply?
Easy.

Q2. On average how long did you find it took Kelo-cote to dry? Was this a longer or shorter time than you expected?
Probably 1-2 minutes. Less than expected.

Q3. How did you find the feel of the gel? e.g. texture, stickiness etc
Not unpleasant at all. No negative issues.

Q4. Before taking part in this product test, had you ever tried Kelo-cote or any other scar reducing product before? If so, which one(s)?
Not Kelp-cote. Twenty years ago I had an injury to my hand and had microsurgery to repair tendons. I saw a marvellous physiotherapist for some months afterwards. Part of her treatment was using silicone gel on my fingers to reduce scarring and increase mobility. It was amazing, and I have very little scarring or loss of movement.

Squigglywiggly Sun 13-Jan-13 10:06:00

I am 12 weeks post c section and started using gel from 21st December.

Q1 How easy or difficult did you find Kelo-cote to apply?

I find it fairly difficult to apply as have to fight instinct to rub it in.

Q2. On average how long did you find it took Kelo-cote to dry? Was this a longer or shorter time than you expected?

It takes about 5 mins to dry, which was a bit longer than expected, but not a problem as would put it on at beginning of getting dressed

Q3. How did you find the feel of the gel? e.g. texture, stickiness etc

The gel feels a little sticky but quite smooth in texture and dries to a kind of coating over scar a bit like nail varnish.

Q4. Before taking part in this product test, had you ever tried Kelo-cote or any other scar reducing product before? If so, which one(s)?

I've never tried Kelo-cote before. I have used BioOil before but it just appears to moisturise.

happyjustobeme Sun 13-Jan-13 14:44:49

1 really easy to apply and no problem applying it At all

2 just took a minute or so to dry

3 haven't used this product or anything similar before

Nigglenaggle Sun 13-Jan-13 20:05:07

I would like to add to my Q2 that although it does take more time than I have to dry and I often don't wait, it doesnt seem to be a problem. It still feels like theres a layer of gel over the scar when it is dry, and it doesnt mark or otherwise injure my clothes. Anyway, I am hoping it should still work....

mrsb1975 Mon 14-Jan-13 00:26:31

Q1 Glides quite smoothly, hard to gauge right amount. But like previous comments like that it isn't too runny like oils I've tried, so you can just concentrate on where its needed

Q2. Don't know if it was just me but it didn't feel "wet" to the skin, so was hard to gauge,as it equally stated not to rub in, I didn't want to keep checking with my finger. I'd say about 5mins, maybe using too much

Q3. Little sticky, but not too off putting

Q4. Just Bio oil but not often

LaVitaBellissima Tue 15-Jan-13 12:01:53

Q1 - very easy to apply and very little goes a long way

Q2 - a minute or so

Q3 - sticky at first but dries so well

Q4 - Bio oil which I thought worked great to minimise stretch marks but didn't do much once they were there (I forgot my thighs when pregnant so it's the only place I have them

Pheebs1980 Tue 15-Jan-13 16:30:40

Q1 I found it easy to apply although quite thick and sticky and had to leave a day as friction made my scar sore.

Q2 it dried really quickly - about 1 to 2 minutes. Was dreading waiting around for it to dry with a super active 7 month old baby!!

Q3 found it very sticky - a bit too sticky for my liking.

Q4 had not heard of kelo-cote. Was using bio oil on scar previously.

raaboonah Wed 16-Jan-13 18:18:59

a bit late the to party and i've name changed - does this cause an issue?

Q1 very easy

Q2. a few minutes - in the mornings i just put my make up on while it dries and then get dressed and at night do my NY resolution of actually taking my make up off and moisturising and by the time i've done that its dry

Q3. not too sticky and feels nice and soft when dry

Q4. i'd tried the stick on patches on some different scars which never really worked and just fell off.

feeling excited about the idea of something calming the red beast and looking forward to the results.

Ninjacat Wed 16-Jan-13 20:02:06

Q1 How easy or difficult did you find Kelo-cote to apply? - Pretty easy

Q2. On average how long did you find it took Kelo-cote to dry? Was this a longer or shorter time than you expected? - Bit quicker than expected

Q3. How did you find the feel of the gel? e.g. texture, stickiness etc - Not too thick or gloopy, felt quite light

Q4. Before taking part in this product test, had you ever tried Kelo-cote or any other scar reducing product before? If so, which one(s)? - I have used Bio Oil in the past

The next set of feedback questions will be added around the first week of February.

km479 Wed 16-Jan-13 21:36:41

7 months post section.

1. Fairly easy although initially dispensed more than necessary.

2. 2 minutes once I got used to applying it very thinly.

3. Quite sticky but still manageable. As long as you use a thin layer, it's ok.

4. Tried a mamma mio scar product - cant remember the name. It did nothing except smell nice! It was very much like bio oil in consistency.

KatieBMumsnet (MNHQ) Thu 17-Jan-13 09:38:14

raaboonah don't worry I've found you

tdm Thu 17-Jan-13 10:40:13

1. no problems
2. dries a bit quicker than 5 minutes, luckily, because 5 minutes is an eternity!
3. sticky but ok
4. nothing else tried

badgerfish Thu 17-Jan-13 10:42:54

Q1. Very easy once I got used to it. Kept using a little too much in the beginning.

Q2. A couple of minutes. This was quicker than I expected.

Q3. Took a while to get used to. It was a bit gooey and sticky at first but once dried it feels nice and soft.

Q4. I had never tried any. Never heard of Kelo-Cote.

utterlyslutterly Thu 17-Jan-13 10:45:23

Q1 - easy to apply, once you get the hang of the amount needed. I have experimented with amounts and found that you only need a line layer.
Q2 - I found it took about 5 mins to dry, as I would've expected.
Q3 - I found the gel a bit sticky at first but have got used to it and like the protection it offers my scar against my clothes
Q4 - Hadn't used anything else on the scar but did think about getting a silicon dressing.

Northernexile Thu 17-Jan-13 10:49:04

Apologies that I'm a little late adding my feedback as I didn't start using the gel till after Christmas. I was away when it first arrived.

Q1) It was easy to apply, glided on without any trouble over the lumpy bits of the scar.

Q2) It takes three or four minutes to dry; as expected really. The first couple of times I probably applied too much and it took a little longer, but now it's fine.

Q3) The texture was slightly stickier and thicker than I expected, but it dries on nice and smoothly and you don't even notice that it's there. I prefer Kelo-cote's texture to that of runnier products such as Bio-Oil, because you don't need to use as much and it's easier to control the application and get it where it needs to go!

Q4) I had never tried any other product on my (10 month old) CS scar before using Kelo-cote. I have been a little squeamish about even touching it, never mind rubbing something into it that may irritate it! I haven't had any problems like that with Kelo-cote though, and I am starting to see an improvement now.

I have used Bio-Oil on an old old scar on my arm before, but it didn't seem to reduce it at all, just moisturise it! I have tried a bit of the Kelo-cote on that too, and it seems to be starting to flatten it, which is great!

upthehammers Thu 17-Jan-13 10:59:34

Q1 How easy or difficult did you find Kelo-cote to apply?
Very easy although took me a little while to work out the right amount to use for my long scar

Q2. On average how long did you find it took Kelo-cote to dry? Was this a longer or shorter time than you expected?
About 4/5 minutes which is less than I expected considering the size of the scar.

Q3. How did you find the feel of the gel? e.g. texture, stickiness etc
Stickier than expected but like others I'm grateful for this as it's not runny and therefore extra hard to apply to where it's needed.

Q4. Before taking part in this product test, had you ever tried Kelo-cote or any other scar reducing product before? If so, which one(s)?
No

(9months and 26months post section)

Axlemaimi Thu 17-Jan-13 11:03:35

Q1 How easy or difficult did you find Kelo-cote to apply?
Very easy.

Q2. On average how long did you find it took Kelo-cote to dry? Was this a longer or shorter time than you expected?
Bit longer at times, especially just after shower.

Q3. How did you find the feel of the gel? e.g. texture, stickiness etc
Felt fine when applying, bit sticky whilst it dried, once dry you wouldn't know it was there.

Q4. Before taking part in this product test, had you ever tried Kelo-cote or any other scar reducing product before? If so, which one(s)?
Bio oil and silicone sheets, Kelo-cote showing much better results in such a short time.

GirlsonFilm Thu 17-Jan-13 11:04:26

1. Easy to apply, quite a nice feel
2. 2-3 mins, slightly shorter than expected, but every second counts in the morning when getting self and children ready
3. It did get a bit sticky if I didn't move quickly when applying it.
4. Not on my CS scar but I have used bio-oil previously.

trockodile Thu 17-Jan-13 12:34:09

Q1 How easy or difficult did you find Kelo-cote to apply? Easy, but my scar is very big-think back to front J with the loop around my belly button!-so it is slightly awkward to make sure it is applied precisely.

Q2. On average how long did you find it took Kelo-cote to dry? Was this a longer or shorter time than you expected? Generally give it 5 mins. Do it at night.

Q3. How did you find the feel of the gel? e.g. texture, stickiness etc Bit sticky but I quite like that it does not just disappear-makes me feel like it is working!

Q4. Before taking part in this product test, had you ever tried Kelo-cote or any other scar reducing product before? If so, which one(s)? No, none.

StrawberriesTasteLikeLipsDo Thu 17-Jan-13 13:44:15

Marking place in hope that scar will of cleared up soon so i can start using it!

Merida Thu 17-Jan-13 14:09:26

Q1. Fairly easy.

Q2. Approx five mins. My scar is pretty long.

Q3. Stickier than I expected it to be.

Q4. No.

helibee Thu 17-Jan-13 14:49:53

Q1 How easy or difficult did you find Kelo-cote to apply?
I found it fairly easy to apply

Q2. On average how long did you find it took Kelo-cote to dry? Was this a longer or shorter time than you expected?
About four minutes, slightly longer time than I expected.

Q3. How did you find the feel of the gel? e.g. texture, stickiness etc
A wee bit stickier than I had expected but still fine to use

Q4. Before taking part in this product test, had you ever tried Kelo-cote or any other scar reducing product before? If so, which one(s)?
I tried bio-oil 5 years ago after c-section with my ds1 but found it itchy and no great results from it

PooFlower Thu 17-Jan-13 14:58:08

Q1 How easy or difficult did you find Kelo-cote to apply?

I found it very easy to apply.

Q2. On average how long did you find it took Kelo-cote to dry? Was this a longer or shorter time than you expected?

It took about five minutes to dry, a little longer than I expected but not a problem.

Q3. How did you find the feel of the gel? e.g. texture, stickiness etc

I liked the texture of the gel, It made it easier to apply and it dried nicely.

Q4. Before taking part in this product test, had you ever tried Kelo-cote or any other scar reducing product before? If so, which one(s)?

I tried bio oil after previous C section, I prefer Kelo-cote

Superstuff Thu 17-Jan-13 18:12:43

1 How easy or difficult did you find Kelo-cote to apply?

It was easy to apply.

Q2. On average how long did you find it took Kelo-cote to dry? Was this a longer or shorter time than you expected?

I would always wait about 5/10 mins, when it seemed pretty dry, but I'm not sure the 'correct' amount that I should be rubbing in. I'm probably putting a bit more then is needed. It's a bit longer than expected.

Q3. How did you find the feel of the gel? e.g. texture, stickiness etc

I found the texture a bit sticky. When washing my hands afterwards, they still seem to be a bit sticky afterwards, even when using soap to clean them. It's normally once I've tried my hands on a towel that the stickiness has gone.

Q4. Before taking part in this product test, had you ever tried Kelo-cote or any other scar reducing product before? If so, which one(s)?

No, I've not used any other products before.

redandwhitesprinkles Thu 17-Jan-13 18:56:35

Easy to apply

About 3 mins

It was slightly sticky but better than running all over! It isn't a problem.

Have not used anything on the scar before this.

Redness has certainly reduced. My scar was quite flat but very red. Improving all the time and am very pleased.

rosyfeathers Thu 17-Jan-13 19:28:35

Q1 How easy or difficult did you find Kelo-cote to apply?
Easy to apply.

Q2. On average how long did you find it took Kelo-cote to dry? Was this a longer or shorter time than you expected?
Took about 5 mins to dry. Which was a bit disappointing as i thought it would be instant dry. So longer than i expeced.

Q3. How did you find the feel of the gel? e.g. texture, stickiness etc
A bit sticky, and takes a bit long to wash off.

Q4. Before taking part in this product test, had you ever tried Kelo-cote or any other scar reducing product before? If so, which one(s)?
Never used anything on my scar. and i am really happy after using kelocate the redness semms to be less and is still lokkig better. quite pleased!

Newtothisstuff Thu 17-Jan-13 20:01:41

1. Was very easy to apply. Went on smoothly

2. Took around 5 minutes to dry, in my opinion quicker than I imagined.

3. I found it to be just the right consistency not too sticky just the right texture

4. Before I have used Bio Oil, I hate the smell and it takes too long to dry, so far so good with the trial

Donnah77 Thu 17-Jan-13 20:29:42

Q1 I found the gel easy to use, I used too much at first but as I got used to it I found I needed a lot less

Q2 initially it took about 8 mins for the gel to dry, it was a bit longer than I thought initially as I found I was hanging around waiting for it to dry so I could get ready for the school run, but as i got more used to it, I applied less and arranged my routine around it, in the end, I found the gel took about 5 mins to dry.

Q3 the gel was sticky at first but dried nicely. It felt smooth when dried

Q4 I hadn't tried any other products before Kelo-cote

kentDee Fri 18-Jan-13 14:38:43

1.I found it very easy to apply.

2. Quick dry time too. Very happy.

3. I found the texture fine. No problems applying.

4.I have used bio oil in previous pregnancy, only on stretch marks though.

BettyBetts Fri 18-Jan-13 17:05:00

Hello, very impressed so far given that I have only been using it for a short length of time.
Q1. I found it very easy to apply.
Q2. I found that it took a good 5 mins to dry enough to get dressed. It remained a bit tacky for a further few minutes.
Q3. I found it to be a little sticky, especially when wetting again but it isn't an inconvenience really at all and certainly wouldn't Put me off using it.
Q4. I have tried Bio Oil but although I noticed a difference in the comfort of my scar, I didn't really notice a difference further than natural healing.

Jaufre Sun 20-Jan-13 11:47:42

Q1 How easy or difficult did you find Kelo-cote to apply?

easy, but definitely need more than the 'grain of rice' the mfrs describe, at least 2ce as much - I think despite the leaflet saying it can be used on 'hairy' areas, the hairs trap the kelo cote and stop it reaching the skin. much easier to apply if I trim my pubes!!

Q2. On average how long did you find it took Kelo-cote to dry? Was this a longer or shorter time than you expected?
3-5 mins as expected from instructions. A bit of a time luxury with 2 dcs.

Q3. How did you find the feel of the gel? e.g. texture, stickiness etc
fine, at times a bit tacky but nice to feel a layer 'sealed' over the top of the scar

Q4. Before taking part in this product test, had you ever tried Kelo-cote or any other scar reducing product before? If so, which one(s)?
no

this is my 2nd CS
in general, I haven't noticed a speedier healing of the scar than I did with my first but my scar was itchy and this stops it itchingand makes it much more comfortable so logically would make it heal quicker if it's less inflamed/irritated.

so far I like it but not sold on it as being a miracle scar healer, but definitely makes life more comfortable

miniann80 Sun 20-Jan-13 13:56:53

Q1) I find Kelo cote easy to apply.
Q2) I find it if I apply a thin amount as directed it drys quickly 3 minutes 4 at most
Q3) I like the seal the gel gives.
Q4) I haven't used anything before Kelo cote

willow75 Sun 20-Jan-13 22:04:41

Q1 How easy or difficult did you find Kelo-cote to apply?
Easy to apply

Q2. On average how long did you find it took Kelo-cote to dry? Was this a longer or shorter time than you expected
About 3 mins - not long
Q3. How did you find the feel of the gel? e.g. texture, stickiness etc
It feels wet but not sticky at all

Q4. Before taking part in this product test, had you ever tried Kelo-cote or any other scar reducing product before? If so, which one(s)?
No

smallbean Mon 21-Jan-13 10:02:49

Q1 How easy or difficult did you find Kelo-cote to apply?
Easy

Q2. On average how long did you find it took Kelo-cote to dry? Was this a longer or shorter time than you expected?
A bit longer but not too bad.

Q3. How did you find the feel of the gel? e.g. texture, stickiness etc
A bit sticky but fine.

Q4. Before taking part in this product test, had you ever tried Kelo-cote or any other scar reducing product before? If so, which one(s)? None

Badmood Mon 21-Jan-13 14:53:03

Q1. I found it easy to apply

Q2. On average I didn't think it took that long. I did use sparingly, so maybe a minute or so. I have used body lotions which have taken longer to absorb...

Q3. It was a little sticky, but I thought this was down to the fact we had been away and the tube had been left near a radiator where the post had been placed in our absence blush

Q4. My scar is more uncomfortable than anything else so I have not been tempted to try any other product.

Loopyhasanotherbean Tue 22-Jan-13 16:25:32

1. Fairly easy to apply but involved standing in front of a mirror to see where scar is (flabby tummy)

2. Longer than I first thought it would take, about 4-5 minutes, wasn't sure if I was putting too much on, is thicker than I expected which might have something to do with it.

3. Stickier than I imagined, but dries ok.

4. No.

BridgetBidet Tue 22-Jan-13 18:07:06

1. Very easy to apply
2. About 3-4 minutes, would have preferred it to be quicker, I have a 9 month old and don't really have time to be standing about naked.
3. Nice texture, a little sticky but not unpleasantly so.
4. No.

OvO Tue 22-Jan-13 18:38:29

Q1 Very easy

Q2. About 3-4 minutes. Shorter than I expected.

Q3. I liked it. Felt different to the usual sorts of creams n stuff that I've used. Felt like it did properly seal the area. Was good that it didn't run, just the right consistency.

Q4. No

Angelico Tue 22-Jan-13 19:14:20

Q1 How easy or difficult did you find Kelo-cote to apply? - Easy to apply, just spread a thin layer on and it spreads fairly well.

Q2. On average how long did you find it took Kelo-cote to dry? Was this a longer or shorter time than you expected? - About 5 mins which to be honest is a bit of a nuisance with such a young baby (currently 4 months old) - but this may be because of overhang.

Q3. How did you find the feel of the gel? e.g. texture, stickiness etc - It feels fine, sticky but doesn't bother me.

Q4. Before taking part in this product test, had you ever tried Kelo-cote or any other scar reducing product before? If so, which one(s)? - Hadn't tried any other products but my scar was very good to start with so hadn't felt the need.

songbird197 Tue 22-Jan-13 19:16:10

Q1 very easy

Q2. few minutes. drying time not an issue

Q3. sticky when applying but not unpleasant once dried

Q4. no

cherrylolly Tue 22-Jan-13 19:55:15

1) Found the gel very easy to apply
2) Dried in about 3-4 minutes
3) Gel is a bit thicker & stickier than expected.
4)No, I haven't used any other scar products before.

DancesWithWoolEnPointe Tue 22-Jan-13 20:47:44

Q1 How easy or difficult did you find Kelo-cote to apply?
I found it a bit sticky

Q2. On average how long did you find it took Kelo-cote to dry? Was this a longer or shorter time than you expected?
It took longer that I expected, about 5 minutes.

Q3. How did you find the feel of the gel?
I have sensory integration disorder and found it quite uncomfortable

Q4. Before taking part in this product test, had you ever tried Kelo-cote or any other scar reducing product before? If so, which one(s)?
Vitamin e oil and bio-oil

katybassett Tue 22-Jan-13 21:21:53

1: it was very easy to apply

2: 3-4 mins longer than i expected

3: still tacky after 5 mins and stuck to clothes

4: have used Bio Oil in the past but noticed no difference

Procrastinating Tue 22-Jan-13 22:15:48

Q1 Very easy.

Q2. It took longer than expected, but that is fine, it is an excuse to lie down.

Q3. Not unpleasant, a bit sticky.

Q4. Never tried anything before.

Ninileigh Wed 23-Jan-13 09:43:22

1. Very easy to apply.
2. it took about 2-3 minutes to dry, as i expected from it's consistency.
3. It felt a bit sticky, but felt very solid, a good consistency. Fine when it dried.
4. No, never used before, have previously used palmers coco butter scar thing, but didn't think it particularly did anything.

BetteDavis01 Wed 23-Jan-13 11:45:03

Q1. very easy to apply
Q2. A couple of minutes
Q3. A bit sticky but not a problem
Q4. No never tried anything before

SquashedPea Sat 26-Jan-13 22:35:31

Q1 How easy or difficult did you find Kelo-cote to apply?

Very easy. Has quite a viscous consistency and applies very smoothly.

Q2. On average how long did you find it took Kelo-cote to dry? Was this a longer or shorter time than you expected?

A couple of minutes. About what i would expect.

Q3. How did you find the feel of the gel? e.g. texture, stickiness etc

Pleasant texture. Slightly sticky but this help with the application and stops it dripping.

Q4. Before taking part in this product test, had you ever tried Kelo-cote or any other scar reducing product before? If so, which one(s)?

Have previously used Bio Oil but I don't feel this made any real difference to the appearance.

franklinxxx Sun 27-Jan-13 22:15:53

1) Very easy
2) 3-4 mins to be completely dry, about what I expected but a bit too long!
3) A bit sticky until completey dry
4)No I have never used anything before

strathanna Wed 30-Jan-13 14:28:26

Q1 Very easy, only used tiny amount

2 - shorter than average

3 - didn't mind it actually, sticky better than greasy.

Q4. Bio oil

Bearfrills Tue 05-Feb-13 15:19:22

Sorry I'm so late with my feedback!

How easy or difficult did you find Kelo-cote to apply?
Fairly easy, I found it easier to put some on my finger and do a couple of dabs along my scar then sort of join/spread them together rather than one long spread (if that makes sense?). With one long spread I seemed to run out by the end and would have one end relatively thickly spread with the other very thinly spread/almost bare.

On average how long did you find it took Kelo-cote to dry? Was this a longer or shorter time than you expected?
It was about what I expected although a bit of a faff on a morning when every minute counts (I should probably get up earlier ... )

How did you find the feel of the gel? e.g. texture, stickiness etc
I know it has to be thick to work to make that coating that it gives but personally I didn't like it. I had to wash my hands after applying it and I was aware of it on my skin. For all it dried and wasn't tacky one dried I was aware of it and found it irritating/annoying - know when you get glue on your finger and it dries? Like that. Sorry sad I feel awful for not liking it when you were good enough to let me test it. Thank you anyway.

Before taking part in this product test, had you ever tried Kelo-cote or any other scar reducing product before? If so, which one(s)?
I hadn't used any. I used Palmers Cocoa Butter when pregnant to try and reduce stretchmarks but nothing after pregnancy and nothing specifically aimed at scar reduction.

KatieBMumsnet (MNHQ) Wed 06-Feb-13 11:18:02

Thanks for all your feedback so far. Here's the second set of feedback questions:

1. Have you noticed any improvement in your scar since using Kelo-cote at all, if so in what way?
2. Have you found using Kelo-cote easy or difficult to incorporate into your daily routine?
3. Approximately how much product do you have left (1/3rd tube / 1/2 tube etc)?

Everyone who adds all feedback as required will be entered into a prize draw where one winner will receive a £200 John Lewis voucher!

Thanks and good luck with the prize draw.

Also Kelo-cote have asked for this message to be posted:

"We've noticed a couple of Mumsnetters mentioning the gel taking too long to dry. If you'd like to speed up the drying process you can use a hair dryer on the cool setting to help the gel dry more quickly."

tiggerbounce77 Wed 06-Feb-13 11:42:55

Q1 How easy or difficult did you find Kelo-cote to apply? I found ot very easy to apply

Q2. On average how long did you find it took Kelo-cote to dry? Was this a longer or shorter time than you expected? Drying time was ok thought the time was about right

Q3. How did you find the feel of the gel? e.g. texture, stickiness etc I found it to be quite thick and a little sticky

Q4. Before taking part in this product test, had you ever tried Kelo-cote or any other scar reducing product before? If so, which one(s)?
Had never used anything like this before

worm77daisy Wed 06-Feb-13 11:43:10

1. It has become less red and is not as itchy.
2. Only takes a few seconds, squirt, pat, take contraceptive pill, pull on pants!
3. About 1/4.

mummyofcutetwo Wed 06-Feb-13 11:44:03

1. Have you noticed any improvement in your scar since using Kelo-cote at all, if so in what way?
Yes, it does seem to have smoothed it out.

2. Have you found using Kelo-cote easy or difficult to incorporate into your daily routine?
Difficult as I don't seem to have enough hours in the day!

3. Approximately how much product do you have left (1/3rd tube / 1/2 tube etc)?
I've just realised there's not much left and I'm starting to wonder if I've been using too much...

goldenretriever Wed 06-Feb-13 11:46:57

1. It feels slightly smoother and the colour has blended in a bit.
2. Easy, take it with my tablets on a morning and try to remember to do it later on.
3. About half.

youmaycallmeSSP Wed 06-Feb-13 11:48:25

1. It is looking a lot paler than it was and is noticeably paler in comparison with the other scars from surgical cuts made at the same time. The middle bit is looking better than the outer edges.

2. It started out as a bit of a faff - having a newborn baby and a toddler to get out of the house on time every morning doesn't give me much chance to let the gel air-dry - but I started applying it after showering and testing it dry while I brushed my teeth and now it slots in just fine. The evenings are a bit harder but again, pairing applying the gel with brushing my teeth helps me to remember to do it and to give the gel enough time to dry.

3. At a guess I've got about 1/3 left.

LishK Wed 06-Feb-13 11:49:13

1. Have you noticed any improvement in your scar since using Kelo-cote at all, if so in what way?

Scar seems a lot lighter than before and pulls less. Definite improvement.

2. Have you found using Kelo-cote easy or difficult to incorporate into your daily routine?

Easy as do it same time as I brush my teeth (only way I remember to do it)

3. Approximately how much product do you have left (1/3rd tube / 1/2 tube etc)?

I have hardly any left, had to ask for a second tube. But my scar is quite long. I do wonder if I've used too much. It is like a magic tube though, seems to have a lot in it.

badgerfish Wed 06-Feb-13 11:49:25

1. Yes, it's a lot less red and is much smoother
2. Very easy. It only takes a couple of seconds.
3. A little under half a tube left.

elizadofuckall Wed 06-Feb-13 11:50:55

1. Yes! On some parts of the scar, the redness has gone completely and it actually looks a lot older than 10 months old!!!

2.I have found the process very simple. Its just part of my routine now.

3.I would say that i have about 1/4 tube left.

I Love it!

mousebacon Wed 06-Feb-13 11:53:28

1. Yes, my scar (from 2 sections) is smoother and has faded nicely. The redness is much reduced.

2. Very easy, it's something I apply after my morning shower now.

3. About 1/3 of the tube.

Snorkmaiden75 Wed 06-Feb-13 11:56:19

1. Have you noticed any improvement in your scar since using Kelo-cote at all, if so in what way?

Sensitivity has reduced, colour much less red and raised bumpy areas have flattened. Very impressed with the effectiveness of the product.

2. Have you found using Kelo-cote easy or difficult to incorporate into your daily routine?

It's very tricky to incorporate into the morning routine as it takes too long to dry really and I don't fancy making the kids' sandwiches in the buff... Evening routine wise it's fine for me.

3. Approximately how much product do you have left (1/3rd tube / 1/2 tube etc)?

About 3/4 tube but that's due to me getting a replacement after my DD's found the original one and squeezed quite a lot of it out in the bedroom shock

Enjoying this product trial though, if you can work on the formulation for quicker drying time it will be perfect!

UntamedShrew Wed 06-Feb-13 11:57:54

It is paler and flatter. I am still not 100% happy with my scar but it is so much better that I now have hope!

Mornings easy, evenings I often forget.

I've hardly any left I think but it's hard to know for sure how much is left.

kentDee Wed 06-Feb-13 12:01:15

1. The colour is the biggest change to mine. Less red and angry looking so really pleased especially as I was carrying 3!
2.really easy to apply after shower. Part of daily routine.
3. I have about half left.

SquashedPea Wed 06-Feb-13 12:30:10

1. Have you noticed any improvement in your scar since using Kelo-cote at all, if so in what way?

Scar feels smoother as the lumps and bumps se to have flattened out. It is less red in appearance. Definitely an improvement but impossible to say whether this is due to time, daily massage of the scar or the gel. I am pleased with the improved appearance though.

2. Have you found using Kelo-cote easy or difficult to incorporate into your daily routine?

Really easy (and I have a newborn and toddler to contend with!). Doesn't take long to dry. I just have my knickers folded down for a bit!

3. Approximately how much product do you have left (1/3rd tube / 1/2 tube etc)?

About a third. A little goes a long way.

aerynsun Wed 06-Feb-13 12:41:36

1) yes, no flare ups at all, and it's definitely less raised
2) pretty easy, I keep it next to my bed and apply it last thing at night (it was just getting in the habit in the first place)
3) about a third

shoeprincess2 Wed 06-Feb-13 12:47:38

1. Scar is somewhat smoother and does not itch as much as it did previously
2. Relatively easy to fit into my routine. The hairdryer tip is brilliant as i often can't wait around for 5 minutes for it to dry
3. About a third of my tube is left

Mimisrevenge Wed 06-Feb-13 13:05:21

1. Yes I think the scar is much less red. It's sort of pinky brown which is close to the colour of a birth mark I have. It's also less bumpy.

2. I will try the hair dryer tip, with a toddler and a newborn I can't hang about and sometimes it's not dry before I have to get on.

3. I have less than a third left and its unlikely to last to the end of the trial. I think this is because my scar is very long and wonky, due to having an 11lb and then a 9lb baby pulled out of it!

MissRee Wed 06-Feb-13 13:09:55

1. Have you noticed any improvement in your scar since using Kelo-cote at all, if so in what way?

Not really to be honest

2. Have you found using Kelo-cote easy or difficult to incorporate into your daily routine?

It probably would be easier to incorporate into my daily routine if it didn't take so long to dry. Your suggestion of using a hairdryer is quite funny to be honest. My partner already says I take too long drying my hair - he'd think I was drying my pubes as well!

3. Approximately how much product do you have left (1/3rd tube / 1/2 tube etc)?

I think I have about 1/3rd tube left

LadyLotty Wed 06-Feb-13 13:11:33

1. Have you noticed any improvement in your scar since using Kelo-cote at all, if so in what way?

I have noticed a definite improvement in my scar (and with photos to prove). I must admit, I was a sceptic when I started using kelo-cote, because I used another silicon product prior to this for over 15 months. Plus my scar was 17 months old when the testing started. I really thought I have benefitted all there is to benefit from any silicon products, so this marked improvement comes as a complete pleasant surprise.

2. Have you found using Kelo-cote easy or difficult to incorporate into your daily routine?

I find it very easy to incorporate into my daily routine. Always before I brush my teeth - so day and night, religiously.

3. Approximately how much product do you have left (1/3rd tube / 1/2 tube etc)?

My tube of kelo-cote is quite empty.

PooFlower Wed 06-Feb-13 13:19:13

1. Have you noticed any improvement in your scar since using Kelo-cote at all, if so in what way?

My scar is fading and isn't itchy any more

2. Have you found using Kelo-cote easy or difficult to incorporate into your daily routine?

I apply after my bath and lie on bed for 5 mins to let it dry, so pretty easy.

3. Approximately how much product do you have left (1/3rd tube / 1/2 tube etc)?

I have just less than 1/3 left

Q1. There has definitely been an improvement to my scar. It is a pale pink now and the left side is hardly visible. It is smoother too.
Q2. I don't even think twice now about using the gel, it is in my daily routine without any inconvenience.
Q3. I would say I have just under half a tube left.

princesssugar Wed 06-Feb-13 14:31:47

1 it is less itchy and has changed colour gone less red, so it looks older
2 it takes too long to try, especially with having the csection "overhang". I will try the hairdryer tip though. Otherwise it is fairly straight forward to slot into the day.
3 at a guess about a third left.

helibee Wed 06-Feb-13 14:38:11

1. Have you noticed any improvement in your scar since using Kelo-cote at all, if so in what way?
yes, my scar is definitely less bumpy and not as itchy

2. Have you found using Kelo-cote easy or difficult to incorporate into your daily routine?
fairly easy to incorporate but some days annoying waiting for it to dry

3. Approximately how much product do you have left (1/3rd tube / 1/2 tube etc)?
just under 1/3 tube left

littlemiss26 Wed 06-Feb-13 14:59:13

1. Have you noticed any improvement in your scar since using Kelo-cote at all, if so in what way?
Yes there is a definate improvement. It is much less red and it looks smoother. I'll be interested to see whether it stays that way once we finish using the product
2. Have you found using Kelo-cote easy or difficult to incorporate into your daily routine?
tricky in the sense that i have forgotten it a few times. Waiting for it to dry can be a pain, but will try the hairdryer idea!
3. Approximately how much product do you have left (1/3rd tube / 1/2 tube etc)?
I have about a third of a tube left - i assume that is enough to see me to the end of the trial?

thanks

Ninileigh Wed 06-Feb-13 15:03:11

1. Its a bit less red and bumpy, seems to helping a lot.
2. Easy, out of shower in the morning, put it on, just as i would have done with a moisturiser.
3. I have about a 1/4 of the tube left. Hope it lasts till the end!!

Clareada Wed 06-Feb-13 15:06:34

1. yes the scar is definitely smoother than it was
2. easy when fitting into normal routine. Forget to do it when I'm rushing around and kept forgetting to do it when I went on holiday
3. just a little bit (maybe a quarter)

Katielou75 Wed 06-Feb-13 15:19:40

1. Have you noticed any improvement in your scar since using Kelo-cote at all, if so in what way?
Yes, it's paler and a bit smoother (though it wasn't too bad to begin with)

2. Have you found using Kelo-cote easy or difficult to incorporate into your daily routine?
Easy,just sone at the same time as moisturiser.

3. Approximately how much product do you have left (1/3rd tube / 1/2 tube etc)?
About half ish.

piemistress Wed 06-Feb-13 15:40:53

Mant apologies for delay, have had a few issues at home! Here are my answers for the first round of questions:

1) I found it quite easy to apply but it took a few goes to work out how much I needed to use. Was a bit thick.

2.) About five mins but I incorporated ut into my daily routine so was no hassle to wait for it to dry whilst I waited for my moisturiser to sink in!

3.) Felt sticky but was fine after it had dried

4.) Not on my scar no, but have been using vitamin e oil on my son's chicken pox and Mollescum scars

shellybobs Wed 06-Feb-13 15:46:00

1. Yes my scar seems paler, less bumpy, less itchy and I don't itch anymore

2. It's easy to incorporate on a night as I don't mind waiting for it to dry mornings are tougher as I'm much busier

3. I probably have about a third if a tube left

mummylovesawine Wed 06-Feb-13 15:47:49

1-definitely helping. Really pleased! Less bumpy.
2-really easy to incorporate. Just put on after a shower- too easy!
3-about 1/4 of a tube

Faunanflora Wed 06-Feb-13 16:04:21

1. Have you noticed any improvement in your scar since using Kelo-cote at all, if so in what way?

The main area of scar tissue (about 7 inches) is lighter in colour and is not as sensitive as it was although it is still very raised. One strange effect is that the scar now feels more rubbery - some people have said softer but I don't feel that, my scar feels like medium hardness latex. The smaller scar area, of about 7mm has nearly gone completely

2. Have you found using Kelo-cote easy or difficult to incorporate into your daily routine?

Easy, I put it on and then do my night -time/morning routine such as brushing my teeth, fixing my hair etc and it is usually drier by that time. However, I have noticed that although I am using the amount recommended on a large scar area, the area remains slightly sticky all of the time unless it is washed off.

3. Approximately how much product do you have left (1/3rd tube / 1/2 tube etc)?

I have just under 1/2 a tube left.

MumtoF Wed 06-Feb-13 16:17:44

1. Have you noticed any improvement in your scar since using Kelo-cote at all, if so in what way?
It is marginally less red and a little less irritated but still is a nightmare with tights or tight trousers with a zip.
2. Have you found using Kelo-cote easy or difficult to incorporate into your daily routine?
Yes, very easy in the mornings post shower. Night time more of a faff as don't want to wait for it to dry so have to remember to do it before cleaning teeth! At night do you have to wash off the morning stuff before applying?
3. Approximately how much product do you have left (1/3rd tube / 1/2 tube etc)?
Not very much but my scar is quite long, red and raised so needs more than the recommended amount . Do I contact Katie for another tube.....?

nushcar Wed 06-Feb-13 17:07:24

1. Have you noticed any improvement in your scar since using Kelo-cote at all, if so in what way?

It is perhaps less raised, but to be honest, that could just have happened over time anyway.

2. Have you found using Kelo-cote easy or difficult to incorporate into your daily routine?

Fine, just squeeze along scar and do the rest of my getting ready malarky (apply body lotion, face cream etc) until it dries. It only takes a couple of minutes.

3. Approximately how much product do you have left (1/3rd tube / 1/2 tube etc)?

Bottle is just about finished, but I do have two c-section scars.

Bearfrills Wed 06-Feb-13 18:05:13

Have you noticed any improvement in your scar since using Kelo-cote at all, if so in what way?
It's a bit smoother and paler but that's about it.

Have you found using Kelo-cote easy or difficult to incorporate into your daily routine?
A bit of a faff to be honest, especially waiting for it to dry when I'm usually in a rush and have two small children clinging to me. I don't have a hairdryer ...

Approximately how much product do you have left (1/3rd tube / 1/2 tube etc)?
About a third of a tube.

1. Have you noticed any improvement in your scar since using Kelo-cote at all, if so in what way? No but interestingly DH has nicked some for his hernia scar and IS finding it helpful GRRRRR!

2. Have you found using Kelo-cote easy or difficult to incorporate into your daily routine?
Not particularly, takes a while to dry.

3. Approximately how much product do you have left (1/3rd tube / 1/2 tube etc)?
About a 1/3rd I'd say.

Willowisp Wed 06-Feb-13 18:15:21

1. Have you noticed any improvement in your scar since using Kelo-cote at all, if so in what way?
It has faded & looks less angry...sort of cleaner

2. Have you found using Kelo-cote easy or difficult to incorporate into your daily routine ?

I've found it a bit of a pain. I think had I not been signed up to test it, I probably would have given up. Which is ridiculous on my behalf !

3. Approximately how much product do you have left (1/3rd tube / 1/2 tube etc)?

Difficult to tell as can't see through the tube, but though the other day, starting to run low.

titan Wed 06-Feb-13 18:46:29

1. No. It's keloid and worsening
2. Easy
3. Probably 1/3

Piggyleroux Wed 06-Feb-13 18:51:56

1. Yes, dramatically. My scar was raised and itchy, but since applying Kelo-cote, it has become much less raised and is not itchy at all.
2. Easy. i apply it after a shower and do the rest of my personal care routine whilst waiting for it to dry.
3. I have less than a third of the tube left.

pod3030 Wed 06-Feb-13 18:54:18

1. an improvement, it's not so sensitive and angry, i can wear jeans without having to rip them off when i get home.
2.easy, i slick a tiny wisp on first thing and last thing, i don't bother to dry it and put my clothes/pjs straight over, but then i only use a tiny amount.
3. over half a tube left.

GiraffesMum Wed 06-Feb-13 19:35:19

1. My scar is flatter, it doesn't itch anymore and is paler.
2. It has been easy to incorporate into my routine.
3. About 1/2 left - I was surprised as I thought I was using lots!

KiwiMumofTwo Wed 06-Feb-13 19:47:05

1. Have you noticed any improvement in your scar since using Kelo-cote at all, if so in what way?
Yes, less pink and more closed-up looking.

2. Have you found using Kelo-cote easy or difficult to incorporate into your daily routine?
Difficult, I have only managed to do it once a day as I have a toddler and a baby.

3. Approximately how much product do you have left (1/3rd tube / 1/2 tube etc)?
1/4 a tube. This is partly why I only do it once instead of twice a day. May scar is particularly long.

Squiglettsmummy2bx Wed 06-Feb-13 20:02:34

1. Big improvement. My scar is lighter, flatter & it no longer itches. It was driving me crazy before.
2. Quite easy. I forgot a few times when we wee battling the norivirus & I felt like death warmed ip but other than that I just do it as part if my morning & night time routines.
3. About half a tube left, maybe a bit less than that. Surprised how far the tiny tube goes.

princessnumber2 Wed 06-Feb-13 20:12:59

1. Have you noticed any improvement in your scar since using Kelo-cote at all, if so in what way?
Not really I'm afraid. But it wasn't that bad to begin with and I find it hard to apply in non-shaved areas.

2. Have you found using Kelo-cote easy or difficult to incorporate into your daily routine?
doesn't take long but i found it hard to apply for above reason.

3. Approximately how much product do you have left (1/3rd tube / 1/2 tube etc)?
About half.

1. Yes my scar is far less red. I always wipe it on left to right and I've noticed the left hand side of it is far paler prob where its had more product applied.

2. It was easy to incorporate. After i've showered i apply it before my knickers go on but i cant wait for it to dry first. Its often still tacky.

3. About a third of tube

pleasethanks Wed 06-Feb-13 20:34:14

Oh dear, I am so sorry, still need to do my first answers - sorry! Here they are;

Q1 How easy or difficult did you find Kelo-cote to apply?

Very easy, straightforward. Got used to it v quickly

Q2. On average how long did you find it took Kelo-cote to dry? Was this a longer or shorter time than you expected?

About 3 minutes. About what I expected to be honest.

Q3. How did you find the feel of the gel? e.g. texture, stickiness etc

Unusual feel, but not unpleasant

Q4. Before taking part in this product test, had you ever tried Kelo-cote or any other scar reducing product before? If so, which one(s)?

No I had not.

Mrsj36 Wed 06-Feb-13 20:52:34

1) no not really - maybe slightly paler but if so it could be that I'm now 4 months post c-sec

2) easy to remember but waiting 5 mins is a pain & often I'm rushed so probably dress too quickly

3) about half

meggymegmegs Wed 06-Feb-13 21:08:03

1. Have you noticed any improvement in your scar since using Kelo-cote at all, if so in what way?
Seems to be a little smoother.

2. Have you found using Kelo-cote easy or difficult to incorporate into your daily routine?
Very easy

3. Approximately how much product do you have left (1/3rd tube / 1/2 tube etc)?
About 2/3 tube left.

BollyGood Wed 06-Feb-13 21:10:31

1. Have you noticed any improvement in your scar since using Kelo-cote at all, if so in what way?
My scar is much less red, less tender and smoother

2. Have you found using Kelo-cote easy or difficult to incorporate into your daily routine?
It has been quite easy actually, I have forgotten once or twice but rarely.

3. Approximately how much product do you have left (1/3rd tube / 1/2 tube etc)?
I have a bit less than half a tube but I have been putting it on another scar above my c section. It was from the same operation and has almost gone! Very pleased and so happy I was able to try Kelo-cote grin

km479 Wed 06-Feb-13 22:03:52

1. It's slightly flatter and it certainly rubs less against my clothes. The dramatic difference is the colour. The scar was really quite dark and ugly but now is a load paler and blends in a lot better with my natural (Indian) skin tone

2. Easy - straight after shower. Moisturise rest of bod after so gel dry by the time I get dressed.

3. Third of a tube. I do think I got a bit excited with the results and started to use more than necessary...

Thanks for the opportunity. I'll be buying some for my mum who has a scar from a recent op...

gasbird Wed 06-Feb-13 22:20:18

Q1. Have you noticed any improvement in your scar since using Kelo-cote at all, if so in what way?

A1. Yes, it is much less itchy and less red than before. It is starting to become flatter too.

2. Have you found using Kelo-cote easy or difficult to incorporate into your daily routine?

A2. Fairly easy, I've managed twice per day pretty much every day

3. Approximately how much product do you have left (1/3rd tube / 1/2 tube etc)?

A3. About 1/4, at first I think I was using too much, I have got better at applying less now

Watto1 Thu 07-Feb-13 08:43:13

1 It's much less itchy. Doesn't look different, but to be honest I keep forgetting to put it on

2 Easy when I remember! I do find it very sticky though.

3 Between 1/3 and 1/2 of the tube left

Reading how much other Mumsnetters' scars have improved, I am determined to be more dedicated to putting it on daily.

1. scar is less raised and does not itch or hurt much anymore

2. quite difficult and some days I do forget. Having to get 2 small children out to nursery and myself to wokr in the morning means I sometimes don't have a shower and that's when I firget to apply it.

3. I've had to use more than I think I should as my scar is so long and wide (awful, inverted t-cut c-section which is still troublesome 14months on) but I think I have about just more than 1/4 left.

Snugglenush Thu 07-Feb-13 10:14:53

1: I noticed an improvement quite quickly with the appearance - it defo seemed less red. In fact its hardly noticeable now. It has also stopped itching - dont know if that is a coincidence or because of the gel.
2: I don't always manage to do it in the morning - but I manage most evenings.
3: About 1/2 of the tube is left - my scar wasn't huge and like I said above, i've only managed about once a day rather than twice.

Axlemaimi Thu 07-Feb-13 11:37:26

1. Bit paler in colour
2. Quite easy though some mornings I could do with it drying quicker!
3. About 1/2 tube

chatwir Thu 07-Feb-13 14:36:05

1.Have you noticed any improvement in your scar since using Kelo-cote at all, if so in what way?

Yes, scar is definitely less raised and less pigmented. It also feels much less "tight". Very very happy I was chosen for the trial as I probably wouldn't have believed that my scar could change.

2. Have you found using Kelo-cote easy or difficult to incorporate into your daily routine?

Bit difficult for me to allow it to completely dry and I am usually dressing just after applying it.

3. Approximately how much product do you have left (1/3rd tube / 1/2 tube etc)?

Don't have much left (less than 1/4) I think I applied too much in the 1st few weeks and now have a better idea of how much I need.

HappyGoJules Thu 07-Feb-13 15:05:34

1. Have you noticed any improvement in your scar since using Kelo-cote at all, if so in what way?
Yes my scar feels less prominent, the redness has reduced and some of the scar is barely visible now.
2. Have you found using Kelo-cote easy or difficult to incorporate into your daily routine?
Ok, bit annoying with the drying times when I'm in a rush. Do normally use the hairdryer but this is difficult when my baby is asleep and I'm getting ready for work.
3. Approximately how much product do you have left (1/3rd tube / 1/2 tube etc)?
Not much, had to ask for a second tube but found turning the tube upside down works a treat! I've yet to start the second tube, it's like the first tube is never ending but I did use too much in the beginning.

MyMillsBaby Thu 07-Feb-13 17:20:52

1. Have you noticed any improvement in your scar since using Kelo-cote at all, if so in what way?
The redness has gone down, and the bump is smoother. I've lost weight too during this trial so have gained a few stretch marks - this has helped reduce the look of them.

2. Have you found using Kelo-cote easy or difficult to incorporate into your daily routine?
Easy. I apply straight after my morning shower.

3. Approximately how much product do you have left (1/3rd tube / 1/2 tube etc)?
About one third of the tube (bear in mind I have been using it on my stretch marks).

Susieloo Thu 07-Feb-13 19:04:46

1. Have you noticed any improvement in your scar since using Kelo-cote at all, if so in what way?
Definite reduction in the bumpiness of my scar and it feels smoother

2. Have you found using Kelo-cote easy or difficult to incorporate into your daily routine?
Easy. I have it in my bag and apply it when I see it.

3. Approximately how much product do you have left (1/3rd tube / 1/2 tube etc)?
Less than one third of a tube but I have been using it way more than the grain of rice recommended.

bialystockandbloom Thu 07-Feb-13 20:35:02

1. Have you noticed any improvement in your scar since using Kelo-cote at all, if so in what way?
Definitely less red and tender. I have hardly noticed it since starting using kelo-cote. It is still raised (keloid) but it was almost three years old so very stubborn! But the colour fading has been quite dramatic.

2. Have you found using Kelo-cote easy or difficult to incorporate into your daily routine?
Pretty easy though the drying time is still annoying.

3. Approximately how much product do you have left (1/3rd tube / 1/2 tube etc)?
Probably about 1/3. Maybe I've been using too much.

teebomb Thu 07-Feb-13 21:36:33

1. Have you noticed any improvement in your scar since using Kelo-cote at all, if so in what way?
the ends of the scar have become less red and more flat. it certainly is less raised than my last one.

2. Have you found using Kelo-cote easy or difficult to incorporate into your daily routine?
i put it on before going to bed so I keep it in my bedside drawer

3. Approximately how much product do you have left (1/3rd tube / 1/2 tube etc)?
About half.

Donnah77 Thu 07-Feb-13 22:41:49

1. My scar seems smoother and not as red

2. Easy to incorporate and settled in to a nice routine with it

3. I have about 1/4 of the tube left

sunnysunnyshine Fri 08-Feb-13 08:29:34

Q1. Very easy. Although I have to apply in front of a mirror now as I'm 32 wks pregnant with dc2 and can't see past my bump!

Q2. Only a minute or 2 as long as I don't apply too much.

Q3. Thicker than expected.

Q4. Bio oil, which seemed to make my scar itch more so I stopped.

sunnysunnyshine Fri 08-Feb-13 08:37:39

Q1. Very easy. Although I have to apply in front of a mirror now as I'm 32 wks pregnant with dc2 and can't see past my bump!

Q2. Only a minute or 2 as long as I don't apply too much.

Q3. Thicker than expected.

Q4. Bio oil, which seemed to make my scar itch more so I stopped.

WhatEverItIsIDidntDoIt Fri 08-Feb-13 11:42:43

1, big improvement to the appearance to the ends of the scar, it has turned them white instead of the angry redness they once were. Also the itching has stopped completely.

2, I find it's part of second nature of my morning routine, I don't have to make a conscious effort to apply it anymore.

3, I's say I have a 1/3 of a bottle left.

I'm really pleased with the results so far, thank you!

exiledmancityfan Fri 08-Feb-13 11:50:41

1) The scar is a lot smoother and paler in colour. This is a 2nd c-section in the same place so much improved on previous appearance 20 weeks post secion number 2.

2) Easy to incorporate. I put it on after the shower whilst I am brushing my teeth. By the time I have done this and chosen my clothes for the day its dry.

3) Not a huge amount I would guess less than 1/3 but my scar is large so using more than the grain of rice that I was told.

marshmallowpies Fri 08-Feb-13 20:07:56

1. It looks paler to me, but it is still itchy and I can feel it when wearing jeans, etc. It was not very bumpy or raised to begin with.

2. I tended to forget in the mornings if I was in a hurry, but usually remembered at night time. It was quick to apply & dry so an easy thing to add into my routine when I remembered to do it!

3. I have about 1/4 of my tube left.

ariane5 Fri 08-Feb-13 20:14:44

1. my scar feels smoother and looks less raised but one end (4th cs scar) is still reddish (but thats where it was infected)

2 I put it on every morning and havnt forgotten at all

3.I think there is about a quarter of the tube left, i have to use a tiny bit more than advised as have 4 cs scars but 4th one bigger than others so need a bit more to cover it.

mrsh2305 Fri 08-Feb-13 20:23:37

1. It has made my scar less red, less bumpy and quite smooth. However my scar still itches quite a lot. I stopped using the gel for a few days to see if it stopped itching but it didn't. So it was not the gel causing the itching.

2. Its easy to incorporate in my routine although some days i probably don't let it dry completely as I'm in a rush. A quicker drying forumla would be good.

3. About half a tube

mrsh2305 Fri 08-Feb-13 20:25:14

1. It has made my scar less red, less bumpy and quite smooth. However my scar still itches quite a lot. I stopped using the gel for a few days to see if it stopped itching but it didn't. So it was not the gel causing the itching.

2. Its easy to incorporate in my routine although some days i probably don't let it dry completely as I'm in a rush. A quicker drying forumla would be good.

3. About half a tube

1. Have you noticed any improvement in your scar since using Kelo-cote at all, if so in what way? Yes, it's softer and flatter. At the edges the redness has gone. It doesn't feel so sensitive either. I was very sceptical that the product would work, especially as my keloid scar is from a 3rd c/s nearly 3 years ago, so it's fair to say that I'm amazed and very impressed.

2. Have you found using Kelo-cote easy or difficult to incorporate into your daily routine? Mornings just doesn't work for me - I get so little sleep that I'm just not going to get up 5 minutes earlier to apply and dry the gel. Evenings it's very easy, part of my shower and go to bed routine.

3. Approximately how much product do you have left (1/3rd tube / 1/2 tube etc)? Hard to say. Less than half a tube

ChartMistress Sat 09-Feb-13 10:46:39

1. Have you noticed any improvement in your scar since using Kelo-cote at all, if so in what way?
Scar has faded most on the right hand side, still quite lumpy & raised in the middle but better than it was

2. Have you found using Kelo-cote easy or difficult to incorporate into your daily routine?
Fairly easy, I do it before cleaning my teeth which then gives it a couple of mins to dry before I get dressed / get into bed. It's often still a bit tacky when I get dressed though

3. Approximately how much product do you have left (1/3rd tube / 1/2 tube etc)?
About 1/4 of a tube

tara277 Sat 09-Feb-13 13:51:21

1. Have you noticed any improvement in your scar since using Kelo-cote at all, if so in what way?

Yes, definitely seems smoother and softer.

2. Have you found using Kelo-cote easy or difficult to incorporate into your daily routine?

The drying time can be awkward in the morning when having to get dressed and ready in a hurry and not being able to wait around.

3. Approximately how much product do you have left (1/3rd tube / 1/2 tube etc)?

Around 1/4 left or so.

StuntNun Sat 09-Feb-13 19:09:00

1. Have you noticed any improvement in your scar since using Kelo-cote at all, if so in what way?

It is healing with less itching and pain than my previous c-section scar. It was raised at the start of treatment but is now flat almost all they way along it now. I'm glad to be actively doing something to help with healing.

2. Have you found using Kelo-cote easy or difficult to incorporate into your daily routine?

Easy in the morning as I apply it after showering but not so easy to remember in the evening so I usually only use it once a day.

3. Approximately how much product do you have left (1/3rd tube / 1/2 tube etc)?

About a third of the tube.

leastsaidsoonestmended Sat 09-Feb-13 19:18:44

1. Have you noticed any improvement in your scar since using Kelo-cote at all, if so in what way?

Seems to be a little smoother.

2. Have you found using Kelo-cote easy or difficult to incorporate into your daily routine

Easy

3. Approximately how much product do you have left (1/3rd tube / 1/2 tube etc)?

Approx half a tube left.

rosyfeathers Sat 09-Feb-13 20:41:14

1. Have you noticed any improvement in your scar since using Kelo-cote at all, if so in what way?
Yes, my scar is no longer reddish, and is fainter, flater and smother to the touch. This is after i have had 3 sections, all within 4 years.

2. Have you found using Kelo-cote easy or difficult to incorporate into your daily routine? I find it relatively easy to incorporate, as i put it on and leave my scar exposed for awhile. By the time i get to dressup it is dry. I have used a fan to dry it some times, but otherwise its fine.

3. Approximately how much product do you have left (1/3rd tube / 1/2 tube etc)? I have 1/5 let.

Nigglenaggle Sat 09-Feb-13 21:13:39

1)I'm not sure I've seen significant improvement, if I'm honest. Mine is one of the older scars being tested however and I would be willing to try it on my next, fresh C-section scar. I do seem to scar particularly badly.

2)I find the drying time difficult. The morning application I find easier to remember than the evening - I'm just so tired then!! Plus DC not a good sleeper so often settling in the evening. I dont own a hairdryer!! I would love to be able to apply it once daily.

3)I think I have just under a third of a tube left.

Will there be more feedback requests?

Wildwaterfalls Sun 10-Feb-13 07:54:28

1. Significant improvement - lighter colour, smoother. Scar was relatively new though so may have improved over this period without gel too.

2. It's ok. A little annoying to have to wait for it to dry, but manageable and worth it given improvement.

3. I think I've been using a bit too much, about 1/5 left.

MatriarchalDreams Sun 10-Feb-13 13:34:23

1. It has faded significantly, a lot of the redness has gone, also it doesn't 'pull' any more, can't feel anything in fact. It's also less raised than before.

2. Generally easy to incorporate, although I do have to try to remember to apply it at the beginning of getting dressed otherwise I have to hang around for a couple of minutes waiting for it to dry.

3. About 2/3rds of the tube left.

Biggem Sun 10-Feb-13 20:59:09

1. Have you noticed any improvement in your scar since using Kelo-cote at all, if so in what way?
Less red and a lot less raised...also may just be me but it doesn't feel as sensitive to touch anymore.

2. Have you found using Kelo-cote easy or difficult to incorporate into your daily routine?
Easy, do it post shower or when I'm getting dressed I usually put it on and then brush my teeth before getting dressed.

3. Approximately how much product do you have left (1/3rd tube / 1/2 tube etc)?
About 1/2 a tube

1. I can't honestly say the scar looks any different, but I think it feels a bit softer & smoother, & it stopped itching from the day I started using Kelocote.

2. I suppose it's been quite easy to incorporate into my routine, although I do find it slightly annoying not being able to get dressed as soon as I get out the shower. However, I've just seen the tip about using a cool hairdryer on it, so might give that a go.

3. I would estimate I still have about half a tube left.

Bollydarling Mon 11-Feb-13 17:01:42

Less red n less itchy. Is making a difference
Yes, use after a shower
About half a tube. Don't seem to b getting through it very quickly

1. Have you noticed any improvement in your scar since using Kelo-cote at all, if so in what way?
My scar has definitely improved in its appearance though I'm not entirely sure this is down to kelo-cote or just natural healing.

2. Have you found using Kelo-cote easy or difficult to incorporate into your daily routine?
fairly easy, though I find I occasionally forget to apply it

3. Approximately how much product do you have left (1/3rd tube / 1/2 tube etc)?
I don't know, somewhere between 1/4 and 1/2 I'd guess

BucketsnSpades Mon 11-Feb-13 20:46:11

1. The scar has improved in appearance, in some places the redness has gone completely but the improvement is patchy so i'm wondering if i should be using more product with each application
2. I am consistent with the evening application but have missed one or two morning applications.
3. I still have about half the tube left

happyjustobeme Mon 11-Feb-13 20:58:30

I haven't noticed much difference, if any. It may be lighter on each end, but hardly at all.

I put it on after my shower, or before bed, if i have forgotten. I leave it at the side of the bed, and its fine.

I have about a quarter left, i think.

(I signed up for the test under happyaseyeam)

welliesandpyjamas Mon 11-Feb-13 21:10:06

1. Have you noticed any improvement in your scar since using Kelo-cote at all, if so in what way?

I did initially but of late I've noticed the scar getting darker, although no change to sensation.

2. Have you found using Kelo-cote easy or difficult to incorporate into your daily routine?

Sometimes, it can be easy to forget an application when keeping a family running smoothly...other habits take priority!

3. Approximately how much product do you have left (1/3rd tube / 1/2 tube etc)?

About 1/3

pinkem Mon 11-Feb-13 21:23:11

1. Have you noticed any improvement in your scar since using Kelo-cote at all, if so in what way?
The scar has stopped itching and the redness is fading.

2. Have you found using Kelo-cote easy or difficult to incorporate into your daily routine?
Easy; after a shower in the morning and before bed.

3. Approximately how much product do you have left (1/3rd tube / 1/2 tube etc)?
Approx 1/4 tube.

1. Scar is slightly less red now but it doesn't seem to have affected its raised-ness.
2. Yes, it's been easy to remember to apply am and pm, and its easily become part of my daily routine.
3. I think there's around a third left.

Cosmostocupcakes Tue 12-Feb-13 04:44:52

a) scar is lighter and slightly smoother
b) I did it morning after shower and sometimes at night - until my son ran off and hid it!
c) I have about 1/3 left

salcz Tue 12-Feb-13 21:03:57

1. Have you noticed any improvement in your scar since using Kelo-cote at all, if so in what way?
I found it made me itch quite badly/stung slightly so stopped using it.

2. Have you found using Kelo-cote easy or difficult to incorporate into your daily routine?
Quite easy once I got used to including it in my routine (whilst I was still persisting).

3. Approximately how much product do you have left (1/3rd tube / 1/2 tube etc)?
NA - see Q1

Procrastinating Tue 12-Feb-13 21:08:15

Q1. Have you noticed any improvement in your scar since using Kelo-cote at all, if so in what way?

A1. I think it is less red, and slightly less sensitive. It is still quite raised though.

2. Have you found using Kelo-cote easy or difficult to incorporate into your daily routine?

A2. Difficult. I keep forgetting.

3. Approximately how much product do you have left (1/3rd tube / 1/2 tube etc)?

A3. About 1/3.

gabbagabbahey Tue 12-Feb-13 21:16:22

1. Yes - feels softer, less raised and has been less itchy. Also my OH has spontaneously commented that he thought my scar looked lighter and smaller.
2. Very easy - moisturise face and then tummy
3. I requested more product as I think I may have been a little over-zealous with the first tube so I have a good 3/4 left.

themachinist Wed 13-Feb-13 19:23:32

1. Have you noticed any improvement in your scar since using Kelo-cote at all, if so in what way?

Yes, for sure. It is less raised, less red, and looks older. It is 2.5 yrs and keloid. It is still nasty, but hopefully the improvement will continue.

2. Have you found using Kelo-cote easy or difficult to incorporate into your daily routine?
Easy, although its easy to forget at times. It is a bit of a pain as my scar is in such a deep chasm - gorgeous overhang - but not too bad.

3. Approximately how much product do you have left (1/3rd tube / 1/2 tube etc)?

About 1/4 - can I have some more please or I will run out. I am trying to use less, but my scar is particularly large and bumpy.

Thanks

mumstonic Wed 13-Feb-13 23:02:52

1. Have you noticed any improvement in your scar since using Kelo-cote at all, if so in what way?
Yes, the redness significantly faded and my newer c-section scar looks more like my older flatter c-section scar below. Overall the scar is less visible, it feels smoother and no longer itches. I'm actually quite impressed!

2. Have you found using Kelo-cote easy or difficult to incorporate into your daily routine?
Really easy, straight after my morning shower, it only takes seconds to apply and a few minutes to dry.

3. Approximately how much product do you have left (1/3rd tube / 1/2 tube etc)?
Hmmm not much - i'd say 1/4 of the tube left if that. I may have used it a little too liberally!?.. Though I'm hoping if I carry on using it my scars will vanish completely!

ghislaine Thu 14-Feb-13 08:53:46

1. My scar is definitely less ridged (it seems thinner somehow?) but I would say that the colour is about the same.

2. It's very easy to apply although I did sometimes forget to do it in the evenings. I never had any staining though.

3. I have about a 1/3 rd of a tube left.

Beckamaw Thu 14-Feb-13 12:39:55

1) Yes!!! No longer red and less swollen looking. You can barely see it now!

2) Really easy. No hassle at all.

3) About a quarter of a tube. Starting to panic!! confused

Squigglywiggly Thu 14-Feb-13 16:19:25

1. Have you noticed any improvement in your scar since using Kelo-cote at all, if so in what way?
It is perhaps less raised, but not noticed any particular change in colour.

2. Have you found using Kelo-cote easy or difficult to incorporate into your daily routine?
Generally I have it easy to remember in the morning - part of shower routine, but often forget in in the evening.

3. Approximately how much product do you have left (1/3rd tube / 1/2 tube etc)?
About a 1/4 of a tube

reastie Thu 14-Feb-13 16:48:23

1. Have you noticed any improvement in your scar since using Kelo-cote at all, if so in what way?

No huge difference but I think it looks a little less raised and red

2. Have you found using Kelo-cote easy or difficult to incorporate into your daily routine?

Easy to incorporate once I got in the habit of putting it on.

3. Approximately how much product do you have left (1/3rd tube / 1/2 tube etc)?

Erm, actually I don't have much left, think I may have been a bit over zealous blush

bluepostdepot Thu 14-Feb-13 16:52:23

1. It is much flatter and less red.

2. Generally easy, although I sometimes forget if I'm in a rush in the morning.

3. Approx 1/3 left.

lyndseyh78 Thu 14-Feb-13 16:53:34

1. Have you noticed any improvement in your scar since using Kelo-cote at all, if so in what way? Yes it is less red and smoother

2. Have you found using Kelo-cote easy or difficult to incorporate into your daily routine? very easy

3. Approximately how much product do you have left (1/3rd tube / 1/2 tube etc)? about 1/3 tube

Lamazeroo Thu 14-Feb-13 16:54:41

1. Yes, it's less red and softer and possibly more supple.

2. I do it after my shower in the morning and bath at night. Automatic now.

3. Probably a bit less than half left.

1, my scar is a lot less less red and there are less bumps in it. It feels stretchier

2. Very easy. Doesn't take long really I do it after the shower and by the time i'm dressed it's dry.

3. A tiny bit left, i will need another tube.

CrispsCrispsCrisps Thu 14-Feb-13 17:14:23

1. The scar area seems smoother and it doesn't itch as much

2. I have found it easy to apply but it takes a long time to dry

3. I have about half a tube left

rubbishonlineshopper Thu 14-Feb-13 17:27:51

1: my scar is less red, and so less itchy, although I've still had a couple of 'flare ups'
2: it's not too difficult to use each day - tended to use at night
3: I've not got much left at all, but my scar is really quite long.

It's a good product I think!

Haribolicious Thu 14-Feb-13 17:34:28

Q1 How easy or difficult did you find Kelo-cote to apply? It's very easy to apply

Q2. On average how long did you find it took Kelo-cote to dry? Was this a longer or shorter time than you expected? Drying time was ok - was quicker than I thought based on the stickiness

Q3. How did you find the feel of the gel? e.g. texture, stickiness etc - I found it to be quite thick and sticky but I found that if I put too little on it dragged a bit but once I worked out the 'right' amount, it went on easily

Q4. Before taking part in this product test, had you ever tried Kelo-cote or any other scar reducing product before? If so, which one(s)? I've tried bio-oil but only on an ad-hoc basis

miniann80 Thu 14-Feb-13 17:35:23

1)Hello my scar is looking and feeling much better smile it is less red, smoother and a small section has almost completely faded.

2) it is very easy to use after my shower and dries quickly enough and use before bed.

3) I have around half a tube left.

Thank you for letting me use the product it's great!

IceNoSlice Thu 14-Feb-13 17:53:59

1. Some improvement in that the colour has faded and the raised bit is a little smoother. However still a bit itchy.
2. Easy to incorporate in the mornings, as I put it on straight after my shower and it dries while I moisturise, brush teeth etc. less easy at night as I have a shorter routine so need to wait for it to dry.
3. About half left.

NotSoNervous Thu 14-Feb-13 18:09:23

1) yeh I have noticed a slight improvement, it's less bumpy

2) quite easy but it would be better if the drying time was shorter

3) less then 1/4 (think ill run out before the end of the trail)

bemybebe Thu 14-Feb-13 18:34:31

1. Have you noticed any improvement in your scar since using Kelo-cote at all, if so in what way?
The scar has definitely improved - less red and definitely less bumpy to touch.

2. Have you found using Kelo-cote easy or difficult to incorporate into your daily routine?
As easy (or difficult) as brushing teeth. Everything is a task with a young baby and a disabled husband, but it is easy enough.

3. Approximately how much product do you have left (1/3rd tube / 1/2 tube etc)?
Definitely less than a half, but difficult to say. I was overusing it in the early stages though.

Much less red, becoming very faint. My mum's a nurse and was amazed!

Relatively easy; I leave it to dry while brushing my teeth.

About half a tube left; maybe a bit more. Have been quite sparing.

BridgetBidet Thu 14-Feb-13 18:47:10

1. Substantial improvement, much paler, edges less defined, less raised.

2. It would be easier if it dried quicker, it's a bit of a pain in the morning but usually let it dry while I do my teeth.

3. 1/4 tube

SpottySlippers Thu 14-Feb-13 18:51:49

1. My scar is softer, less raised and moves with the skin around it.
2. I put it on before brushing my teeth, it has absorbed by the time I put my clothes on, or my pyjamas at bedtime.
3. I have used the whole tube!!

tdm Thu 14-Feb-13 19:02:05

1. Less itchy and raised.
2. The waiting for it to dry is the only problem.
3. Probably about 1/4.

CorporeSarnie Thu 14-Feb-13 19:15:42

1. I think that my scar itches less often and it is starting to go white at one end (this end is also less raised).
2. I do sometimes forget to put it on (if the baby is being particularly picklesome), but I remember most days.
3. I have about half a tube left, perhaps I haven't used enough!

Dollybird99 Thu 14-Feb-13 19:29:56

1. My scar is definitely less red, and less itchy. It also feels much smoother and not so raised and bumpy.
2. It's very easy to remember. I keep it near my toothpaste so that reminds me! I find it dries quite quickly and have never had a problem with this.
3. I have about half a tube left.

jes73 Thu 14-Feb-13 19:39:15

1. Have you noticed any improvement in your scar since using Kelo-cote at all, if so in what way?
My scar is less raised and is paler now.

2. Have you found using Kelo-cote easy or difficult to incorporate into your daily routine?
It's not been difficult at all as I do it post shower and it is dry by the time I am dressed.

3. Approximately how much product do you have left (1/3rd tube / 1/2 tube etc)?
A little less than 1/4.

Jackie221084 Thu 14-Feb-13 19:56:46

1. Have you noticed any improvement in your scar since using Kelo-cote at all, if so in what way?
My scar feels a lot softer and far less bumpy
2. Have you found using Kelo-cote easy or difficult to incorporate into your daily routine?
Quite easy...i make it part of my evening routine...after my bath
3. Approximately how much product do you have left (1/3rd tube / 1/2 tube etc)?
About 1/3 left

britney92 Thu 14-Feb-13 20:04:57

1. Have you noticed any improvement in your scar since using Kelo-cote at all, if so in what way?
The scar doesn't seem as raised and looks a lot smaller as well as less severe

2. Have you found using Kelo-cote easy or difficult to incorporate into your daily routine?
I've struggled to remember some days to apply it so i'm ecstatic with the results since I've missed quite a few days.

3. Approximately how much product do you have left (1/3rd tube / 1/2 tube etc)?
Approx just over 1/2 a tube

Whydobabiescry Thu 14-Feb-13 20:14:03

1. Its starting to look less red and the colours definitely lighter.
2. Its been relatively easy although I'm guilty of forgetting to apply it, i think that as it's been 6 months since the cs I'm not thinking about it so much. On the whole though I remember more times than I forget.
3. Roughly 1/2 a tube.

cherrylolly Thu 14-Feb-13 20:26:58

1 - Scar looking a lot lighter
2 - Easy to remember most days!
3 - Have around half a tube left

Glitterfairys Thu 14-Feb-13 20:41:37

I think my scar is less red and raised looking and it also feels less bumpy too .
I think it fits in pretty easily to my normal routine , I seem to apply it straight after my shower and let it set while I sort my clothes out .
I have about 1/2 a tube left.

Appin Thu 14-Feb-13 21:03:18

1) my scar doesn't look much different, but is definitely less itchy.
2) Not difficult to remember, I keep it with my make up and apply it as part of my getting dressed routine.
3) Hardly any at all, maybe about a quarter of a tube at a push.

redgirl711 Thu 14-Feb-13 21:35:50

1, scar is much the same, still gets itchy but I think the redness has reduced
2, at first difficult because I was having a scar flare up but now I've got used to it, it is fine, I agree with others that it could do with drying a bit quicker but maybe this would change the product make up in which case it may become less important
3, I have only a small amount left prob less that 1/6 of the original tube.

iclaudius Thu 14-Feb-13 21:45:19

1. Scar no different to be honest
2.Not found it difficult as have it on my bedside table and pop it on when i see it. Wish it dried quicker though
3.Approximately a third of the tube is left

baileyslover Thu 14-Feb-13 23:27:12

1) scar feels smoother, flatter and less red, but only 6 months old so may have occurred anyway
2) fairly easy, but must admit some days only 1 application occurs
3) not sure but still plenty 1/2-1/3?

Makinglists Fri 15-Feb-13 12:46:10

1. Have you noticed any improvement in your scar since using Kelo-cote at all, if so in what way? Seems paler and possibly a little smoother

2. Have you found using Kelo-cote easy or difficult to incorporate into your daily routine? easy though I often only remember to do it in the morning after my shower.

3. Approximately how much product do you have left (1/3rd tube / 1/2 tube etc)? about 1/4 to 1/3

1. Have you noticed any improvement in your scar since using Kelo-cote at all, if so in what way?
I haven't used it very regularly, but my scar has not been itchy at all over the time I've used it. Not sure if this is just a coincidence though.

2. Have you found using Kelo-cote easy or difficult to incorporate into your daily routine?
Difficult. It is so hard to find the time when I just need to get everyone out of the door in the morning/fall into bed exhausted at night - which I think is an indication that improving my scar is not as much of a priority for me as I thought it was.

3. Approximately how much product do you have left (1/3rd tube / 1/2 tube etc)?
3/4, Most of the tube.

AnnaKCM Fri 15-Feb-13 13:43:57

1. It had a good affect in the beginning, making it less sensitive, less itchy, and felt better. I haven't seen more improvements though, the most was in the first month. Scar seems the same.

2. It has been easy to remember in the evening, but hard in the morning as I'm trying to get a 3 year old ready for nursery so is a bit manic.

3. It's difficult to tell, but think around half.

sushibabe Fri 15-Feb-13 13:57:44

I have noticed that sections of my scar have faded while other sections remain red and raised. The sensitivity is reduced too.

It is very easy to apply after my shower in the am and just before i get into bed at night.

I have about a 1/3 to 1/4 tube left.

Pommes Fri 15-Feb-13 14:44:05

1. Have you noticed any improvement in your scar since using Kelo-cote at all, if so in what way?

My scar seems to be much less 'weepy' and smoother in appearance. I am impressed.

2. Have you found using Kelo-cote easy or difficult to incorporate into your daily routine?

Relatively easy. I keep it in the bathroom for use after a bath/shower. There have been a few evenings I have forgotten to apply.

3. Approximately how much product do you have left (1/3rd tube / 1/2 tube etc)?

Approximately quarter of a tube.

Sweetiepanda Fri 15-Feb-13 14:51:47

1. Definitely paler and seems to have flattened out a bit. I'm really pleased there is a difference as my scar was very pink and raised.

2. Easy now, just use it after I shower in the morning.

3. Not much, no more than a 1/4

1. Have you noticed any improvement in your scar since using Kelo-cote at all, if so in what way?
Yes, it's definitely faded and is flatter than it was

2. Have you found using Kelo-cote easy or difficult to incorporate into your daily routine?
Difficult but only because I have a new baby so I don't really have my own daily routine anymore

3. Approximately how much product do you have left (1/3rd tube / 1/2 tube
Just about to run out

dogrilla Fri 15-Feb-13 20:07:09

1. scar is now four and a half months old and is def much paler and less raised than it was at the beginning of the treatment. interestingly, i had an abcess near the c-sec scar about two weeks after the op and haven't used kelo-cote on it. it is still much darker and more noticeable than the c-sec scar.

2. I used it religiously to begin with but then started forgetting a bit. still seemed to work after my sporadic efforts, but busy life stuff got in the way and scar maintenance slipped my mind. Also stopped waiting for it to dry and just put my clothes on straight away.

3. About 1/3 of a tube left.

Mehrida Fri 15-Feb-13 23:06:29

1. A lot of the redness has gone, it's definitely not as fiery as it was previously. I don't think this is down to time alone, as it hadn't really changed colour in the first six months.

2. I'm terrible for remembering stuff like this as until recently I've been surviving on such little sleep per night. If I wasn't so tired I think it'd have been easier!

3. About 1/3 of a tube.

13Iggis Sun 17-Feb-13 09:45:36

1. I can see less redness (actually it's not red anymore at all) which is very pleasing.
2. I do forget sometimes, but in general it's a quick, easy thing to use.
3. Bit less than half a tube.

melliebobs Sun 17-Feb-13 11:58:15

I have seen no improvement what do ever

I've found it easy to incorporate into my daily routine. However it takes longer than they say to dry so having to lie there with no pants on for a bit is time wasted that I could do without

I e got just less than 1/4 of the tube left

Chopsypie Mon 18-Feb-13 08:10:16

1. Used to be easily irritated, and often red and sore, but that happens very rarely now. Not sure if its down to the gel, but its an improvement.

2. Easily incorporated once I slotted it in with my morning routine.

3. I've got about a third left

DancesWithWoolEnPointe Tue 19-Feb-13 11:41:52

1. Have you noticed any improvement in your scar since using Kelo-cote at all, if so in what way?

Yes - it is a bit flatter and a bit paler

2. Have you found using Kelo-cote easy or difficult to incorporate into your daily routine?

No - I have regularly forgotten to use it or been in too much of a rush to have time to wait the minute or two for it to dry. Sad but try reflection of my life.

3. Approximately how much product do you have left (1/3rd tube / 1/2 tube etc)?

1/2 - probably indicating I haven't used it often enough at all

trockodile Tue 19-Feb-13 11:48:35

1. Have you noticed any improvement in your scar since using Kelo-cote at all, if so in what way?
Less itchy and red but still very pronounced and have some deep pain.
2. Have you found using Kelo-cote easy or difficult to incorporate into your daily routine?
Quite easy -at night after bath.
3. Approximately how much product do you have left (1/3rd tube / 1/2 tube etc)?
Not much now-it is a very big scar though. Don't think it will last through the next month.

Reenypip Tue 19-Feb-13 11:50:28

1- feels smoother than it did before
2 - once get into a routine, then it's ok and allow time for it to dry
3 - about 1/4 of tube left

LaVitaBellissima Tue 19-Feb-13 11:51:41

1. Have you noticed any improvement in your scar since using Kelo-cote at all, if so in what way?
Yes, it has vastly faded, also I have been using it on my daughters bumpy forehead scar which looks so much better!

2. Have you found using Kelo-cote easy or difficult to incorporate into your daily routine?
Easy, I also do it semi naked at teeth brushing time. You really don't need to use very much at all so it doesn't take long at all to dry

3. Approximately how much product do you have left (1/3rd tube / 1/2 tube etc)?
Probably about 1/4 of a tube

Sorry for the late feedback.

1. The difference is not as noticeable as I expected but there is a slight improvement
2. I found it quite easy to do it daily but sometimes it is hard to find time to do it.
3. I have about 1/3 left

Emmysmum2010 Tue 19-Feb-13 12:22:17

I haven't noticed any change but im not sure I actually expected too tbh. My section was only 4 months ago.

It dried quickly. Fast enough no to hinder getting dressed

Not a great amount left

InTheBoonies Tue 19-Feb-13 12:58:18

1. Have you noticed any improvement in your scar since using Kelo-cote at all, if so in what way?

I find it soothing to apply when my scar feels itchy. I have noticed some great improvement in some areas of the scar and in others very little.

2. Have you found using Kelo-cote easy or difficult to incorporate into your daily routine?

No it has been easy to do.

3. Approximately how much product do you have left (1/3rd tube / 1/2 tube etc)?

I have approx a 1/4 left.

ScottishHeather Tue 19-Feb-13 13:35:00

Hi

1.scar is definitely less itchy and a lot less red in places. Feels smoother too. Very impressed.

2. Very easy - while brushing teeth morning and night

3. Probably less than 1/3 left

Angelico Tue 19-Feb-13 14:58:02

1. Have you noticed any improvement in your scar since using Kelo-cote at all, if so in what way?

Less red but my scar was excellent to start with so maybe I am not noticing dramatic effects because of that.

2. Have you found using Kelo-cote easy or difficult to incorporate into your daily routine?

Easiest doing it before doing teeth which gives it time to dry and reminds me to use it!

3. Approximately how much product do you have left (1/3rd tube / 1/2 tube etc)?

About 1/4 of a tube left. I might have been a bit heavy handed at the start.

villanova Tue 19-Feb-13 16:19:36

1. Yes, less red, but I left a bit at 1 end where I have never applied Kelo-cote, to act as a control, and the treated end is very very slightly less red than this. It also seems less raised
2. Easy in the morning after shower; harder to remember at the end of the day (and I forgot quite often).
3. Coming to the end of the tube, and have requested another.

Superstuff Tue 19-Feb-13 16:59:59

1. Yes less red, but scar is still very visible.
2. I have a routine in the morning that enables me to put on the gel (shower, make bed, get clothes out and ready) and by then the gel has dried. However, I don't have a bedtime routine so don't put it on at night. Even when I remember, I just want to get into bed, so don't bother.
3. About 1/2 left, probably because I'm only using it once a day.

bouncychair Tue 19-Feb-13 17:03:12

1. Definitely less red and starting to feel less bumpy
2. Always remember the morning but sometimes forget in the evening.
3. Just under 1/2 a tube

1. Have you noticed any improvement in your scar since using Kelo-cote at all, if so in what way?

Slight improvement, if any. Just slightly less lumpy. My scar is already brown so no colour change.

2. Have you found using Kelo-cote easy or difficult to incorporate into your daily routine?

Very difficult. It takes so long to dry, even finding five minutes to sit around naked without a 10mo crawling all over you is hard.

3. Approximately how much product do you have left (1/3rd tube / 1/2 tube etc)?

Very little.

carameldecaflatte Tue 19-Feb-13 20:32:00

1. It's definitely paler and less itchy but never having had a c section before I couldn't honestly say if this is "better" than the natural healing process! But I am pleased with the way my scar is healing.

2. It's not really a bother, just part of my routine now. Although I must admit to letting it slip a bit of an evening this last week or so and I'm blaming my exhausting 8 month old energy bundle!

3. I have probably about 1/3 of the tube left.

PeggyBabcockBoot Tue 19-Feb-13 20:48:14

1. Have you noticed any improvement in your scar since using Kelo-cote at all, if so in what way?

I have to be honest and say - not really. My scar was only 1 month old when I started using it so maybe early days?

2. Have you found using Kelo-cote easy or difficult to incorporate into your daily routine?

I forget it constantly, as I do with most body products. I do apply whenever I remember.

3. Approximately how much product do you have left (1/3rd tube / 1/2 tube etc)?

I have a small drop left and would be interested in getting some more.

Heartbeep Tue 19-Feb-13 21:05:27

1. Less red
2. Easy just apply before getting dressed & before going to sleep
3. About 1/3

Marrow Tue 19-Feb-13 22:26:06

1. Have you noticed any improvement in your scar since using Kelo-cote at all, if so in what way?

Yes it has flattened slightly and is less red.

2. Have you found using Kelo-cote easy or difficult to incorporate into your daily routine?

Reasonably easy but do sometimes forget - sorry!

3. Approximately how much product do you have left (1/3rd tube / 1/2 tube etc)?

Barely any left but do have two very long scars.

Miniangel Tue 19-Feb-13 22:46:06

1. To start off when I started applying my scar felt more sore but have noticed that it has started to lighten.
2. Easy- apply after shower in the morning and before going to sleep.
3. 1/3rd tube left.

upthehammers Wed 20-Feb-13 00:13:44

1. Have you noticed any improvement in your scar since using Kelo-cote at all, if so in what way?
It's paler, less irritable/itchy and smoother

2. Have you found using Kelo-cote easy or difficult to incorporate into your daily routine?
On my days off work when I'm not having to get a toddler, baby and myself out of the house I find it easier to incorporate into my morning routine, evenings is easy

3. Approximately how much product do you have left (1/3rd tube / 1/2 tube etc)?
quite a lot as I had to get a second tube due to maybe using too much to start with (but my scar is long from both sections)

WaterBiscuit Wed 20-Feb-13 00:25:23

1. Less sensitive to touch, and flatter in places.
2. Quite difficult, but I'm not that good at remembering things like this.
3. About 1/2,probably because I sometimes forget.

Julie0903 Wed 20-Feb-13 20:11:08

Approximately a third of tube left. Easy to incorporate into routine and scar is much flatter, no longer itchy or tight. Still a little raised in some places but confident by the time I have finished the tube, this will have flattened too.

Apologies for being late adding!
1 - My scar seems less raised and red. While its still noticable it doesn't look like a 'new' scar any more.
2 - I found it hard at first as I generally shower and run so I've had to make the time to wait for it to dry but as I've become used to using it its become part of my routine.
3 - Les than 1/4 tube left, but I have been using it on a small but very visible scar on my hand too. (this scar is about 5 years old and it has definitely faded since using the gel, its more of a chalky looking mark now)

Faunanflora Thu 21-Feb-13 16:43:18

Although I have already given the February feedback, I thought I would add an unexpected update. The scar is now bright red in some areas, as bright as it was before, and a horrid brown in others - the itchiness and soreness has returned, especially if it accidentally pulled by clothing or when putting on the gel. Perhaps the initial effect was that of focused moisturisation rather than anything else. I am still,using it as I signed up for 3 months and hope that things improve.

1. Have you noticed any improvement in your scar since using Kelo-cote at all, if so in what way?
After the initial improvements I can't say that it has got any better, although I haven't had any problems with it! Which is a good thing because it was an ongoing issue but now causes me no problems!

2. Have you found using Kelo-cote easy or difficult to incorporate into your daily routine?
It's harder now as I swim in work twice a week so I am basically washing it off mid morning but not too much faff

3. Approximately how much product do you have left (1/3rd tube / 1/2 tube etc)? Less than 1/4

FlamingGallah Fri 22-Feb-13 13:21:49

Sorry for the delay!

1. Scar has definitely been less red and itchy

2. I did need to be very disciplined in making it part of my routine, but was totally achievable.

3. I've almost run out, as my scar was very wide (2x big headed babies!)
Is there any way to get a bit more as I won't have enough to complete the trial? Thank you...

Northernexile Sat 23-Feb-13 14:19:07

1) My scar is definitely now paler in colour, and is also beginning to flatten out slightly. There is a noticeable improvement.
2) I have found incorporating using Kelo-cote into my routine fairly simple. I have been applying it after a shower and letting it dry while I brush my teeth. It's no bother at all, although I have forgotten on a couple of particularly busy days!
3) I have less than a quarter of the original tube left.

amz12 Sat 23-Feb-13 22:43:18

Q1 Found it very easy to apply Kelo-cote.

Q2. It took arounf 6-7 mins to dry, more time than I expected really.

Q3. The gel feels fine, just a bit sticky but not really a problem.

Q4. No.

OvO Sun 24-Feb-13 17:22:17

1. Have you noticed any improvement in your scar since using Kelo-cote at all, if so in what way?

A bit flatter and lighter in colour.
2. Have you found using Kelo-cote easy or difficult to incorporate into your daily routine?
Yes
3. Approximately how much product do you have left (1/3rd tube / 1/2 tube etc)?
A very small amount.

franklinxxx Mon 25-Feb-13 15:23:35

1. Yes my scar seems lighter in colour.
2. I have found it quite difficult due to lack of time with two young children!
3. About 1/3.

Donnadoon Tue 26-Feb-13 00:43:33

Only been using for 4 days and scar feels less itchy
Soothing and easy to apply
I'm very impressed so far

bigyellow Tue 26-Feb-13 20:09:03

1. It is less red but still a bit bumpy
2. Yes. I put it on after my shower as part of my morning routine.
3. I have just finished it, however I am quite late in replying.

essexmumma Wed 27-Feb-13 11:24:05

1.my scar is less red and not quite as bumpy as it was before - definitely an improvement.

2. I have forgotten a few times however generally it's become part of the routine and the results have meant I'm keen to keep using.

3. I have a very small amount left.

redandwhitesprinkles Wed 27-Feb-13 13:17:31

1. Have you noticed any improvement in your scar since using Kelo-cote at all, if so in what way?

Scar is slightly smoother (not hugely bumpy anyway) but significantly less red.

2. Have you found using Kelo-cote easy or difficult to incorporate into your daily routine?
Quite easy once I got used to including it in my routine.

3. Approximately how much product do you have left?

About 1/4 of a tube

Would recommend

BetteDavis01 Wed 27-Feb-13 14:30:54

1. Have you noticed any improvement in your scar since using Kelo-cote at all, if so in what way? Less red and a lot smoother

2. Have you found using Kelo-cote easy or difficult to incorporate into your daily routine? Easy

3. Approximately how much product do you have left (1/3rd tube / 1/2 tube etc)? about 1/4 left

raaboonah Wed 27-Feb-13 22:14:30

1. Feels a but flatter and lighter

2. Mostly easy to include provided I remember

3. About half a tube I think

spicelette Wed 27-Feb-13 22:36:29

1. Have you noticed any improvement in your scar since using Kelo-cote at all, if so in what way? yes, it is paler, seems to blend in more with the skin around and it is less sensitive
2. Have you found using Kelo-cote easy or difficult to incorporate into your daily routine? I find it annoying to wait for it to dry in all honesty and as a result if I wasn't doing it for the trial there might be times when I wouldn't bother
3. Approximately how much product do you have left (1/3rd tube / 1/2 tube etc)? about half a tube.

Jaufre Thu 28-Feb-13 21:11:25

1. Have you noticed any improvement in your scar since using Kelo-cote at all, if so in what way?
yes! Last time round I said no but at the start of feb, all of a sudden, one half of my scar became much more faded all of a sudden...now waiting on the second half.
2. Have you found using Kelo-cote easy or difficult to incorporate into your daily routine?
pretty easy, I forget sometimes or am too busy, and can't hang around naked waiting for it to dry, usually have to trust that my clothes won't rub it all off
3. Approximately how much product do you have left (1/3rd tube / 1/2 tube etc)? Better at night when I can put it on before bed and let it 'air dry' while getting dressed, or getting into bed..
I guess about 1/3 - maybe mfrs could let us know how much the empty tube weighs then we could tell you exactly how much we have left?

Pheebs1980 Thu 28-Feb-13 23:34:42

1. I did notice a slight reduction in redness but had to stop using it for a week as the friction of rubbing it in caused it to itch and become more sore.

2. Difficult in the last few weeks as my ds and myself have been ill but before quite easy.

3. Have about half left

Sparklezz Tue 05-Mar-13 08:33:53

1. my scar feels flatter and and less noticable.
2. its quite easy to fit it into my daily routine
3. i have just under half of the contents left.

Loopyhasanotherbean Sun 10-Mar-13 22:14:23

1. Not quite as red, but now 6 months since second cs so don't know what is down to time and what is down to the gel, but feels bit softer than old scar used to be from first cs and less itchy.

2. Easier to fit in than before, I think mainly as second baby now 6 months and so not as demanding as he was a couple of months ago!

3. I'd say not a lot, less than 1/4 tube, think I've applied more than I should have, but my scars aren't quite following the same line so think I might have more surface to cover than others, either that or I've been too heavy handed with it.

LynsW Mon 11-Mar-13 15:51:54

1. scar has faded in colour slightly
2. yes easy to apply every day
3. have approx 1/3 of a tube left

KatieBMumsnet (MNHQ) Tue 12-Mar-13 14:34:26

Final feedback questions

Thanks to everyone for taking part in the product test. Below are the final feedback questions for you to answer.

Everyone who provides all feedback as required will be entered into a prize draw where one winner will receive a £200 John Lewis voucher.

- Overall, how satisfied or dissatisfied were you with the results of the gel?

- What (if anything) was the most noticeable result?

- Which three words would you use to describe Kelo-cote silicone gel?

- The recommended retail price for Kelo-cote is £29.99. Would you be prepared to pay this amount for 3 month’s supply (equivalent to less than £10 per month)?

- If it were to come up in conversation, would you recommend Kelo-cote silicone gel to friends and family? If yes, why? If not, why not?

Thanks and good luck,

MNHQ

titan Tue 12-Mar-13 14:55:01

1. Not very. My c section scar has become progressively more keloid
2. Seems to prevent itchiness
3. Gooey, sticky, clear
4. Not sure
5. No because it didn't improve my keloid and there may be cheaper products to help with itchiness

LishK Tue 12-Mar-13 14:55:55

- Overall, how satisfied or dissatisfied were you with the results of the gel?

Very satisfied

- What (if anything) was the most noticeable result?

Reduced redness.
- Which three words would you use to describe Kelo-cote silicone gel?

- The recommended retail price for Kelo-cote is £29.99. Would you be prepared to pay this amount for 3 month’s supply (equivalent to less than £10 per month)?

Yes although I've needed more than one tube.

- If it were to come up in conversation, would you recommend Kelo-cote silicone gel to friends and family? If yes, why?
If not, why not?

Yes because of great fading of scar.

LishK Tue 12-Mar-13 14:57:22

Oh and three words

Simple, sticky, good

shoeprincess2 Tue 12-Mar-13 14:58:49

1. Satisfied with the product- i have noticed an improvement over the last 3 months
2. It is alot smoother and flatter than at the beginning of the test
3. Smoothing, soft and easy
4. Yes
5. I would recommend it to friends and family as it has done wonders to my scar, is easy to apply and has given me more confidence

Mimisrevenge Tue 12-Mar-13 14:59:45

Overall, I was satisfied with the gel. Don't think that this product w ill make scars vanish, however it will smooth them and make them seem less angry, itchy and red.

The most noticeable result was the change of colour from reddy purple to a much lighter pink.

3 words: silky, smoothing and calming

I think that's quite expensive. 25 is more reasonable. Not sure how it compares with other products on the market.

Yes I would recommend it, I already have. I think the cost is high for a c section scar which lets face it is largely coverable. However for scars in more visible areas, I think this would be well worth the money and could be very beneficial to those people.

bemybebe Tue 12-Mar-13 15:15:15

- Overall, how satisfied or dissatisfied were you with the results of the gel?

On the scale 0-10 about 7. I was hoping for better results, but happy with the overall reduction in redness and bumpiness.

- What (if anything) was the most noticeable result?

Less red and less bumpy.

- Which three words would you use to describe Kelo-cote silicone gel?

Silky smooth clear

- The recommended retail price for Kelo-cote is £29.99. Would you be prepared to pay this amount for 3 month’s supply (equivalent to less than £10 per month)?

Firstly, I am not sure it is 3 months worth if you do not apply tiny bit from the onset. I run out in the month, but was sent a second tube in the beginning, so was able to continue. Secondly, £29.99 seems an awful lot to pay to treat something that is not really noticeable anyway even when I wear a tiny swimsuit, but then I am not buying expensive creams normally. I would probably feel different if I had a more prominent scar and was able to reduce its appearance even a little bit.

- If it were to come up in conversation, would you recommend Kelo-cote silicone gel to friends and family? If yes, why? If not, why not?

I would happily recommend the gel as a 'give it a try'. I am unlikely to rave about it though at that stage in the trial. I will continue using it until I finish the tube and hope I will get better.

Dollybird99 Tue 12-Mar-13 15:15:51

Overall, how satisfied or dissatisfied were you with the results of the gel?

Very satisfied indeed. My scar has faded significantly and is much less itchy.

- What (if anything) was the most noticeable result?

The fading of the scar from purple to very light pink.

- Which three words would you use to describe Kelo-cote silicone gel?

Easy, fantastic and does what it says on the tin (I know that's too many!!)

- The recommended retail price for Kelo-cote is £29.99. Would you be prepared to pay this amount for 3 month’s supply (equivalent to less than £10 per month)?

Yes definitely.

- If it were to come up in conversation, would you recommend Kelo-cote silicone gel to friends and family? If yes, why?

If not, why not?

Yes I would. The scar is so much better and the itchiness is much reduced.

bemybebe Tue 12-Mar-13 15:16:29

"Firstly, I am not sure it is 3 months worth if you do not apply tiny bit from the onset. I run out in the month,"

Sorry, I run out in the LAST month...

kentDee Tue 12-Mar-13 15:17:07

1. I was very satisfied with this product.

2. Most noticeable results on my scar was the reduction of the "angry red shade". I've had triplets so I was intrigued to use something that gave me some confidence after all these months, and it has. I think it's much flatter too.

3. Easy, quick, sticky.

4. I probably would pay that amount because I know it has worked on me.

5.I would recommend it to family and friends definitely.

MissRee Tue 12-Mar-13 15:17:38

- Overall, how satisfied or dissatisfied were you with the results of the gel?

Not really satisfied at all - it didn't really do anything for my scar at all.

- What (if anything) was the most noticeable result?

It didn't do anything.

- Which three words would you use to describe Kelo-cote silicone gel?

Sticky, wet, expensive.

- The recommended retail price for Kelo-cote is £29.99. Would you be prepared to pay this amount for 3 month’s supply (equivalent to less than £10 per month)?

Nope, it didn't work for me!

- If it were to come up in conversation, would you recommend Kelo-cote silicone gel to friends and family? If yes, why? If not, why not?

No because it didn't really work for me.

elizadofuckall Tue 12-Mar-13 15:19:27

Overall, how satisfied or dissatisfied were you with the results of the gel?
Very satisfied!

* What (if anything) was the most noticeable result?*
The fading in the redness of the scar.

* Which three words would you use to describe Kelo-cote silicone gel?*
Easy, relieves itching.

* The recommended retail price for Kelo-cote is £29.99. Would you be prepared to pay this amount for 3 month’s supply (equivalent to less than £10 per month)?*
Given the results that i have seen, i would be willing to pay £29.99.

* If it were to come up in conversation, would you recommend Kelo-cote silicone gel to friends and family? If yes, why? If not, why not?*
I would definitely recommend it to friends as the results, for me, were fast and it was so simply to use and wasnt greasy as some other scar products are.

- Overall, how satisfied or dissatisfied were you with the results of the gel?

Fairly satisfied. I noticed results fairly quickly but not much improvement in the last few weeks. It may be that my scar wasn't too bad tor start with so my improvement will be less noticeable.

- What (if anything) was the most noticeable result?

Itching has pretty much gone now, and it is considerably less raised.

- Which three words would you use to describe Kelo-cote silicone gel?

Fast, Easy, Sticky

- The recommended retail price for Kelo-cote is £29.99. Would you be prepared to pay this amount for 3 month’s supply (equivalent to less than £10 per month)?

My initial reaction is that this seems like a lot of money, however my scar wasn't too bad to start with. If my scar was extremely sore and visible I would probably be happy to pay this.

- If it were to come up in conversation, would you recommend Kelo-cote silicone gel to friends and family? If yes, why? If not, why not?

I would recommend but would also manage their expectations - it can only do so much to help and if your scar isn't too bad to start with then you may not see a big enough difference to justify the cost. If it was someone with a problem scar then I would recommend without hesitation.

CorporeSarnie Tue 12-Mar-13 15:37:54

1) I am reasonably satisfied, given the timescale of the trial and that the sample was free.
2) Improvement to scar tissue (reduced redness and itching).
3) Anti-itching scar reducer
4) I think almost £30 is a lot for a product like this - in all likelihood, I'd be put off and buy something cheaper. I'd say £20 was a more suitable price point (even if it meant a smaller unit size), unless it was abundantly clear that kelo-cote gave results that other treatments were incapable of delivering, or there were discounts available e.g. a trial sample in the Bounty pack and a £5 off voucher on the back.
5) I have sent the small free sample supplied with the trial pack to a friend who had a recent CS, so have already recommended in a way. I'd mention it to friends if it came up in conversation (although CS scars is not a particularly hot topic of conversation amongst postnatal women).

Haribolicious Tue 12-Mar-13 16:05:55

1) Overall, how satisfied or dissatisfied were you with the results of the gel?
Fairly satisfied....it was better than I expected.

2) What (if anything) was the most noticeable result? I felt there was some improvement to the itchiness and redness.

3) Which three words would you use to describe Kelo-cote silicone gel? Easy, soothing, sticky

4) The recommended retail price for Kelo-cote is £29.99. Would you be prepared to pay this amount for 3 month’s supply (equivalent to less than £10 per month)? My initial reaction is that this is expensive, I would look to pay more around the £5 mark. However, if my scar was more troublesome and this gel really eased it, then I would probably pay, given that it helped.

5) If it were to come up in conversation, would you recommend Kelo-cote silicone gel to friends and family? If yes, why? If not, why not? I would definitely mention it and give my opinion (good and bad) so I wouldn't necessarily 'recommend' it but I'd definitely bring it up.

tara277 Tue 12-Mar-13 16:08:26

- Overall, how satisfied or dissatisfied were you with the results of the gel?

I think it did make a difference but not dramatic.

- What (if anything) was the most noticeable result?

skin smoother and less red.

- Which three words would you use to describe Kelo-cote silicone gel?

sticky, messy, helpful.

- The recommended retail price for Kelo-cote is £29.99. Would you be prepared to pay this amount for 3 month’s supply (equivalent to less than £10 per month)?

Yes

- If it were to come up in conversation, would you recommend Kelo-cote silicone gel to friends and family? If yes, why? If not, why not?

Possibly - have also tried the silicone sheets for other scars and would also mention that they were good and less messy/easier to use for certain types of scarring.

miniann80 Tue 12-Mar-13 16:08:31

Q1) I am satisfied with the overall result as two parts of my scar have disappeared and the rest is flatter, faded and improved.

Q2) the most noticeable improvement is where parts of the scar have gone.

Q3) fast, easy and effective

Q4) I would be put of by the price if I hadn't used it or had a recommendation. A sample and money off coupon would entice me to try it.

Q5) I would and have already recommended kelo cote.

jes73 Tue 12-Mar-13 16:10:13

- Overall, how satisfied or dissatisfied were you with the results of the gel?

Quite satisfied.

- What (if anything) was the most noticeable result?

Less red and raised.

- Which three words would you use to describe Kelo-cote silicone gel?

Sticky, calming, works

- The recommended retail price for Kelo-cote is £29.99. Would you be prepared to pay this amount for 3 month’s supply (equivalent to less than £10 per month)?

I think at this price, it is a little expensive but if my scar was really bad, I would probably pay the price.

- If it were to come up in conversation, would you recommend Kelo-cote silicone gel to friends and family? If yes, why? If not, why not?

I would recommend it if it came up in conversation as it has worked for me.

bouncychair Tue 12-Mar-13 16:23:27

1. Very satisfied.
2. Reduced redness of scar.
3. Sticky, easy-to-use, works
4. I think this is expensive but if you have a scar that you really dislike and the product works I think people will pay that price.
5. I would recommend it as it has worked for me. Would also recommend for other scars.

princesssugar Tue 12-Mar-13 16:30:04

Overall, how satisfied or dissatisfied were you with the results of the gel?
Fairly satisfied. The results werent dramaticbut noticable

- What (if anything) was the most noticeable result?
Less itchy and red

- Which three words would you use to describe Kelo-cote silicone gel?
Sticky, silky and soothing
- The recommended retail price for Kelo-cote is £29.99. Would you be prepared to pay this amount for 3 month’s supply (equivalent to less than £10 per month)?
Maybe for a more visable scar but probably not for c section

- If it were to come up in conversation, would you recommend Kelo-cote silicone gel to friends and family? If yes, why? If not, why not?
Yes as it is a product that works