My Grandma kept on telling me to apply this cream called Hirudoid on my scars and said it would help remove it. The first time I heard it, I was like "Grandma, I'm not gonna put hemorrhoid cream on my face." After a little bit more research, I discovered that this isn't really any scar removing cream, but a cream that helps blood circulation in the legs. However, improving blood circulation is a good first step for scar removal too, so I complied.
One night, I came by the following YouTube commercial! It's in Cantonese, but it had me sold on the product!
My grandaunt was visiting from Hong Kong in a couple months, so I had her look for it and bring me some (it pays to be in good terms with relatives - haha). She said it was pretty hard to find, but she eventually found it in some drug store and it cost approximately $200 (HKD) which translates to around $25 CAD.
I am so glad my grandaunt found this product for me. The usual scars that take around 3-4 weeks to fade, took around 3-4 days to fade. Like, of course it's still there, but it's faded so much. I was really amazed with the results Hiruscar gave me. I can now go outside with no makeup on and not scare anyone on the streets!
Hiruscar is made from the same company that created Hirudoid cream. Except, this time, it's really meant for scar removal. Although, I wouldn't necessarily describe it is as a "cream"... it's more like "gel" like texture in my opinion. If you're concerned about the smell, I do find that it smells a little bit like aloe (but that is one of the major ingredients in the product).
I used to feel so ashamed when passing by those skincare tables in department stores because they all try to sell me stuff. Now, I can strut through them with confidence.
The camera really doesn't do much justice to the results this cream has done for me. On the before photo, that's what my scars used to look like -- and I even had makeup on in that picture! On the after photo, I have no makeup on. So it's pretty comparable, in my opinion. The pictures were taken under different lighting, but trust me, this little tube of miracle delivers amazing results.
Before: I even have makeup on in this picture!
After: No makeup at all!
Sorry I don't have better before and after photos. This was the best I could do as I don't normally take pictures of my imperfections.... Although some of you may not think that these are any noteworthy results, they look a lot more significant in real life than in the pictures.
I really recommend this product to those who suffer from acne scars. Whether they may be brown marks, indented, or raised scars, Hiruscar is said to improve your skin condition.
If you're interested in the list of ingredients: Allium Cepa, Vitamin B3, Sorbeth-30, Aloe Vera, PPG-26-Buteth-26, PEG-40 Hydrogenated castor oil, Carbomer, Iodopropynyl butylcarbamate, CMCM hydantoin, Allantoin, Vitamin E, Mucupolysaccharide polysulphate (MPS), Purified water, Fragrance.