Product review: ZenMed Skin Eraser scar treatment

If you know me ZenMed skin eraser kit - somanylovelythingsa little bit, you will probably know about my history with acne, and how it affected my life (and still does), as not long ago, I decided to talk about the fight with my acneic skin.

After being through it all, even when I am spot free (quite rare lately!), the scars are a constant reminder of how terrible it was, and no amount of make -up can conceal the feeling it brings me every time I take real notice of them. I kinda got used to them and learnt to ignore them most of the times, but some days is hard and I am more sensitive to the issue.

Even though I will end up doing laser re-surfacing at some point, I am always willing to explore less dramatic (and costly) ways of improving a bit, even though I know laser is the only way they will almost vanish.

I was thrilled to be contacted by ZenMed, an American company which creates all sorts of solutions for problematic skin – acne, eczema, rosacea and of course, scarring – to try one of their lines on my skin.

The Skin Eraser kit reached me and I could not wait to try it. It consists of an exfoliating product, the Renewing Microdermabrasion Complex (which contains Purified Water, Montmorillonite, Ground Walnut Shells, Zinc Oxide, Glycerin, Extracts of Chamomile, Sea Kelp, Sage, Coltsfoot, Yarrow, Balm Mint, Rosemary, Althea, Wild Thyme and Horsetail, Vitamin B5, C and E, Allantoin, Algin, Glyceryl Stearate, Phenoxyethanol and Ethyl Hexyl Glycerin) and a serum, the Skin Eraser (which contains Purified Water, Ascorbic Acid, Glycerin, Glycolic Acid, Sclerotium Gum, Lactic Acid, Allantoin, Sodium PCA, Panthenol, Sodium Alginate, Phenoxyethanol and Ethyl Hexyl Glycerin).

To start with, what I liked about the company is that they are very attentive. After shipping was confirmed, I received emails with detailed instructions on how to best use the products. I also had a couple questions which were answered quickly and efficiently by the 24-hour helpline chat on their website.

ZenMed skin eraser kit - somanylovelythings

Basically, you scrub then apply the serum. No secret. First, you need to use the products on an adaptation phase; in one week, use it a couple of times and leave the serum for a minute maximum. After that, use it for five days in a row, leaving the serum on overnight. Then, you should have a five-day break so the skin can regenerate. The “course” or “cycle” should then be re-started – five days on, five off. This review is based on three courses, so 30 days.

The scrub is on the right side of tough – you should lightly scrub each small area of the face (or other treated area) for 15-20 seconds, then move on to another. Then I apply a thin layer of serum – three pumps is enough to cover the face. If you had any acid peels before, you will be familiar with the colour and texture of the serum.

And there is no redness, no itchness, no dryness and flaking, which are usually present in these treatments. I was very impressed! I did feel some tingling on areas I had blemishes and the skin is certainly more sensitive at the end of the 5 day-course, but nothing uncomfortable or visible.

By the end of the second “cycle”, I started to draw my first conclusions on the treatment. I saw someone in the office who I hadn’t seen in a while and she commented on my skin. I NEVER get comments about my skin looking good. She asked if I had changed my make up, as my face looked smoother and brighter. I was happy.

That prompted me to get pictures taken, a day before I was due to. And what a surprise! Skin looked so much calmer, less redness in scars. Some of the scars actually seemed smoother and my face looked brighter. The biggest improvement I noticed was on pigmentation – those dark marks left behind after a spot goes were practically gone, all over, even old ones – some take months to go naturally!

After finishing the third course, on which I experienced a little bit more improvement. One thing is sure: for my skin, it seemed to work. Of course, I wasn’t expecting to have baby bottom, supermodel airbrushed skin restored to my scarred face, but I still had a lot of expectations: I was looking for something that would improve the aspect and texture of my skin, make the scars less visible (easier to conceal with make-up), bring a bit of brightness and smoothness to my face, make make-up sit better and at times reduce the amount of make-up needed. And I got that to a degree, and that’s why I am continuing the treatment! I have plenty to keep going for quite a while.

ZENMED Skin eraser before and after - somanylovelythings

The pictures don’t quite capture it; I am quite impressed with the results, but it is always worth bearing in mind that they happened subtly and progressively. I am definitely keeping the treatment going, and it’s very likely I will order another kit. I am not blemish free, and been trying new things to stop them appearing; it is a constant battle.

For £45 a pop, this is a great buy. This is a very small investment on a product that has given me some improvement on the most sensitive issue I have, and that is something.

Worth mentioning I also got the Oil-free Day Lotion and really liked this moisturiser. It has no fragrance, it is very light, absorbs really well, sits great under make-up and has a really soothing effect. It is a shame it hasn’t got an SPF!

ZenMed is also a cruelty free company, all their products are made in the USA, with 100% recyclable packaging (they don’t use boxes, as I mentioned before, and their packaging is fuss free, clean and effective, which I like).

You can get hold of the ZenMed Skin Eraser kit  and the Oil-free Day Lotion on the ZenMed website - they also have an extensive range of medical cosmetics to treat active acne, rosacea and eczema. Very worth considering.

This post contains PR samples. This review, however, is based on my own true experience with the products and reflects my honest opinion on them.

60 thoughts on “Product review: ZenMed Skin Eraser scar treatment

  1. Thank you for this review, I love the skin eraser as well. I also struggle with many deep acne scars like ice pick and boxcar ones. I have been using the skin eraser for awhile now and have seen fantastic results. I also use the zenmed face wash with my olay face brush and their acne spot treatment to keep blemishes at bay. I hardly ever see pimples anymore.
    Also, you could look into derma rolling. It has been wonderful for me as well using it with my zenmed kit, of course, not at the same time.You roll once a month with a 1.5 dermaroller needle and then apply a rich nighttime moisturizer.. It has helped fill in the holes with collagen from my own skin. Once a week I still use the scar treatment. You could see if that helps you any along with the zenmed stuff.

    • Hi Bella
      Thanks a lot for your comments, I was very nervous about posting it. I will try some of their acne products too as at the moment I am suffering with a few breakouts. It is so frustrating, I am so tired of it all. Really.
      I did a course of dermaroller, will keep it going when the weather cools down a bit and I have no sunny hols booked! But I know I need more, every 4-6 weeks!
      Thank you so much for the tips – good to know that it’s working for you – it is great encouragement to feel I am on the right path! xxx

  2. Nice to hear this treatment and im so much intetested since i wanna help my friend suffering from a deep scar caused by pimples and knife-wounds. please contact me
    thank you. God b with u

    • Hi

      It did work for me and I think it is worth a try for acne scarring. As I mentioned on my review, deep scars won’t disappear by using the product, although I noticed the general aspect of my skin is much better, and pigmentation has improved a lot. Please get in touch with Zenmed, the manufacturer of the product, and I am sure they can answer all your questions.
      :)

  3. hi, just want to know where can i buy that product? i just want to try it.. i’m from osaka japan. i’m 19 and i have those weird scars in my face. and as i read this i’m hoping it’ll help me. im waiting for your reply

  4. This is really good, I had also a scar in my face, since I was teenager since I got married. I’am always a shame to show my picture to every one, I was thinking when my scar in face will erase and when my face will be shine again? Hope this product will help me to erase all my scar in my face, and to be shine again, and I become handsome again?

    • Hi Michele

      Well, that’s the thing: there is NO concealer. LOL :)

      As I mentioned on the post, pigmentation improved considerably and I also noticed a small improvement on texture.

      Thanks for visiting the blog.

    • HI Nikko

      As I mentioned on my post, the improvement is quite subtle; however noticeable, especially for someone like me who suffered from a condition for such a long time.

      Thanks for visiting the blog!

  5. I feel bad about myself because I don’t feel confident about my face. I don’t go out anymore as that often because my face have pimples, and with all the acne scars that I have on my face doesn’t make me any better. I tried a lot of ways to cure my acne but none of it works. Thank you for this.
    I hope they have this product in the Philippines.

    • Hi Rhonn

      I know how you feel, trust me. Please read the whole post, as I mentioned, I found some improvement in general, but obviously the scars are still there.

      You can visit the Zenmed website (http://zenmed.com/skincare/scars/) and get in touch with them, they will be able to help you with more information.

      Thanks for visiting the blog and best of luck

    • No problems, Donah, thanks for your visit and comment! Please do, as hard as it was for me to share it, I am glad it may be of any help to others suffering from similar problems out there. xxx

  6. i wish i have that product too bec i also have a terrible acne scar on my face how can i get that product here im in the phils.?

    • Hi Marty
      Thanks for dropping by. Could you please send me more information over at somanylovelythings[at]gmail[dot]com and we can talk about it – really looking forward to finding out more!
      Dani

    • Hi Korina
      Yes, I still would – I kept using for a longer period of time after the review! I had really bad breakouts in the last few months so went back to treating the acne itself (I am on antibiotics at the moment, long term) opposed to the scars. But would definitely go back to it. I feel now that my breakouts are calming down (fingers crossed), the quality of my skin is much better :)
      Dani x

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