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Skinuva® Scar+ SPF is a physician developed and clinically tested scar photoaging defense cream using highly selective growth factors with Zinc Oxide mineral sunscreen.
Skinuva Scar+ SPF has all the benefits of the original Skinuva Scar but with added non-nano Zinc Oxide for broad spectrum SPF 30 UVA/UVB protection. Skinuva Scar+ SPF has been specifically formulated for areas exposed to the sun such as the face, neck, and hands to minimize the darkening effects associated with sun exposure and help reduce the appearance of redness and hyperpigmentation.
Skinuva Scar+ SPF helps prevent sunburn in sun-exposed scars. If used as directed with other sun protection measures, Skinuva Scar+ SPF decreases the risk of skin cancer and early skin aging caused by the sun.
Skinuva Scar+ SPF comes in two sizes:
The 30 mL/1.0 oz Skinuva Scar+ SPF is ideal for smaller scars less than 6 inches in size, such as eyelid surgery scars, breast augmentation scars, or C-section scars.
The 15 mL/0.5 oz Skinuva Scar+ SPF is ideal for smaller scars less than 1 inch in size.
It is recommended to use Skinuva Scar+ SPF 2-3 weeks post procedure or when the incision site has closed. For optimal results, Skinuva Scar+ SPF should be used twice a day for 3-6 months. It may be used longer for more mature scars.
Skinuva Scar+ SPF can be used on scars of any age, although it is within the first 12 months of the scar’s healing phase that Skinuva Scar+ SPF provides the most optimal benefits.
Growth Factors: Selective Growth Factors are the ingredients that elevate Skinuva Scar above all other scar treatment products. Our physician innovators tested and chose the most effective synthetic growth factors in the development of Skinuva Scar. Fetal scarless healing occurs due to a complex upregulation and downregulation of certain growth factors. These Growth Factors reduce redness, pigmentation, and thickening of the skin and also promote the correct type of collagen production needed for scarless wound healing.
Silicone: By creating a barrier on the skin, silicone promotes a hydrated environment for the skin to heal.
Centella Asiatica: An herbal ingredient, this has long been used in Asian cultures for its exceptional wound-healing properties.
Hyaluronic Acid: Used widely in skincare products to promote hydration as well as healthy cell function and healing.
Vitamin C: Offers a trio of benefits, acting as a protective antioxidant, reducing hyperpigmentation and promoting collagen production.
Aloe Vera: Helps create a hydrating environment as well as soothes the skin with its anti-inflammation properties.
- Zinc Oxide: Acts as a shield from the sun's UVA/UVB rays. Non-nano formulation, broad spectrum UVA/UVB protection, anti-inflammatory and antimicrobial properties.
How does physical sunscreen differ from chemical sunscreen?
Physical sunscreens are mineral based (such as Zinc Oxide, found in Skinuva Scar+) and sit on the surface of your skin acting as a shield or reflective barrier on the skin’s surface, protecting the skin from the sun’s rays. Chemical sunscreens partially absorb in the skin and prevent UV damage through a chemical reaction.
What are the types of Zinc oxide found in sunscreen, and what is non-nano Zinc?
Zinc Oxide can be found in different particle sizes, and traditionally, the larger particle sizes would be effective but leave a pasty residue after application. However, smaller particle-based Zinc, such as nano-Zinc, although not clinically proven, can be potentially absorbed in the skin. Non-nano Zinc oxide is the recommended safe type of Zinc oxide, which is the type of Zinc found in Skinuva Scar+, and recent advancements in developing non-nano Zinc have tremendously reduced the pasty residue effect seen post application.
Why was Zinc Oxide used in Skinuva Scar+ SPF?
Zinc Oxide is very effective against both UVA and UVB rays, therefore it is a broad-spectrum blocker. It’s also very well tolerated on skin and safe for use in everyone, including child-bearing women and children.
Why was Skinuva Scar+ developed?
We wanted to provide an all-in-one product for both scar management and as a safe and effective sunscreen, particularly for those sun-exposed scars on the face and other parts of the body. Skinuva Scar+ has the same clinically proven ingredients as Skinuva Scar along with non-nano Zinc Oxide sunscreen.
What are the benefits of Zinc Oxide?
Zinc oxide helps protect skin from sun damage by reflecting and absorbing UVA and UVB rays. Zinc has anti-inflammatory properties which can help skin that is undergoing healing. Zinc can control excess oil through its astringent properties when applied topically. It can help those with oily skin and help maintain the oil balance, which can help decrease the risk of acne breakouts.
- Cervantes et al. The role of zinc in the treatment of acne: A review of the literature Derm Ther. Jan;31(1)
- Line et al. Zinc in Wound Healing Modulation. Nutrients. 2018 Jan; 10(1): 16
Zinc also has anti-microbial properties. A prior study showed a reduction of developing bacterial infection with the use of topical zinc oxide.
Roselli et al. Zinc oxide protects cultured enterocytes from the damage induced by Escherichia coli. J Nutr. 2003 Dec;133(12):4077-82
Does Skinuva Scar+ cover UVA and UVB protection?
Yes, Skinuva Scar+ covers both UVA and UVB protection, thus being a broad-spectrum blocker.
Does Skinuva Scar+ leave a pasty residue after application?
No, our formulation does not leave any pasty residue after application.
What SPF rating does Skinuva Scar+ have?
Scar+ is an SPF 30. This means that it blocks nearly 98% of all UV radiation. In contrast, SPF 50 offers marginally better protection, blocking up to 98% of UV radiation. The American Academy of Dermatology recommends using a sunscreen that is SPF 30 or higher, and broad-spectrum UVA and UVB rays.
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