Best OTC Drugs 2024

Best OTC Choices in Scar Treatments

Over-the-counter products to treat scars are typically formulated to hydrate the skin and may contain antioxidants like Vitamin E that aim to improve skin texture. Here are Money’s picks for the best over-the-counter scar treatments.

The selections were identified by, using a methodology that combines expert assessment with analysis of online reviews, ratings and other customer data.

The information provided on is for educational purposes only and is not intended as medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment. The products featured may not be right for everyone and may carry risk even if available without a prescription. Read the product’s label and consult with a professional for individual medical advice.

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Active Ingredients
Important Points
Bio-Oil Skincare Oil Soybean oil Sunflower seed oil Safflower seed oil Simmondsia chinensis seed oil Salvia hispanica seed oil Punica granatum seed oil Plukenetia volubilis seed oil Wheat germ oil Rosehip fruit oil Calendula officinalis extract Lavender oil Rosemary leaf oil Anthemis nobilis flower oil Pogostemon cablin leaf extract
  • Helps improve appearance of new and older scars
  • Vegan-friendly
  • For all skin types
Cica-Care Gel sheet Silicone
  • Reuseable up to 28 days
Cimeosil Scar and Laser Gel Polysiloxanes
  • Applied twice a day
  • Can be applied under cosmetics
  • Can stain bedding or clothing
Kelo-cote Advanced Formula Scar Gel Polysiloxanes Silicone Dioxide
  • Applied twice a day
  • Need to apply for 60-90 days
  • Non-greasy
  • Odor-free
Mederma Advanced Scar Gel Allantoin Allium cepa bulb extract
  • Applied once daily
  • Contains parabens
  • Treats a variety of scar types
  • Should use 3-6 months for existing scars
NewGel+ Advanced Silicone Gel for Scars Silicone Vitamin E
  • Improves appearance of old and new scars
  • Quick-drying
  • For all skin types
Palmer's Cocoa Butter Formula Scar Serum Vitamin E Cocoa seed butter Safflower seed oil Dimethicone Allium cepa bulb extract
  • Must apply 3-4 times a day
  • Improves appearance of old and new scars
ScarAway Silicone Scar Sheets Silicone
  • Each sheet lasts up to 10 days
  • Prevents new scars and treats old scars
  • Safe for people 3 years and older
ScarFade Gel Dimethicone
  • Improves appearance of scars
  • Applied twice a day
  • May take up to 12-16 weeks
SkinCeuticals Phyto + Glycerin Propylene glycol
  • Lightweight
  • For all skin types
  • Silicone-free
  • Calms skin
No results match.

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