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NOW CLOSED Do you have a c-section scar less than a year old or an older but still troublesome one? Try the new Kelo-cote silicone gel, £200 JL voucher to be won

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KatieBMumsnet (MNHQ) Mon 19-Nov-12 10:31:38

We're looking for 250 Mumsnetters to try out the new Kelo-cote silicone gel for c-section scars. Here's what they say: "Kelo-cote gel self-dries to a waterproof membrane that acts like an extra layer of skin. It's the only silicone gel clinically proven to soften, flatten and smooth the scar while maintaining the moisture balance and elasticity of the adjacent skin."

We're looking for Mumsnetters who have a either c-section scar that is less than 1 year old or a c-section scar that is less than 3 years old and is still troublesome (i.e red, itchy, raised, sore etc), to try this product over the course of three months. You'll be required to add diary style feedback on how your finding the gel during this time. Each tester will be sent a 15g tube of the silicone gel (RRP £29.99). For full ingredients list please see here.

Feedback will concentrate on what the gel feels like, what it's like to apply as well as your overall views of the gel - and any improvements noted to the appearance and feel of the scar. Please note this is in no way a scientific trial - Kelo-cote are just after testers general views and experiences and anecdotal feedback.

Additionally, we may also ask you to complete a (very) short survey at the end of the three month trial - this will focus on whether you'd be happy to recommend the gel to others and overall ratings.

Kelo-cote would also like some testers to take pictures of their scars at the beginning of trail and once a month thereafter (this is not compulsory though!). All testers who supply four pictures at the end of the trail will also receive a £10 John Lewis voucher and a tube of the new stretch mark cream each (RRP £14.99). If you're happy to take pictures, please tick the relevant box in the sign up form. Please note the pictures may be used on marketing material and the Kelo-cote website as before and after pictures. They will be completely anonymous and all recognisable parts will be removed.

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

If you'd like to take part, please sign up here.

Thanks and good luck,

MNHQ

AmandinePoulain Mon 17-Dec-12 15:11:26

I took a photo so that I'd have something to compare it to, but it's for my eyes only wink

McPheastOfStephen Mon 17-Dec-12 11:09:05

I've received mine, and also taken a before photo.

Sincere apols to MNHQ for any eyeballs which may have melted blush

UntamedShrew Mon 17-Dec-12 08:13:31

No way, I said no to photos!!

YankNCock Sun 16-Dec-12 22:59:05

Got mine, and also bit the top off!

Has anyone taken a 'before' photo? Mine haven't come out well. That's all I'm going to say.

UntamedShrew Sun 16-Dec-12 22:54:37

And YY to the opening issue. Although partly as extreme tiredness has rendered me utterly doolally - I was trying to cut off the end and then realised I'd put the outer cap back on and was actually sawing through that blush

Like the product though - only 3 days in but I'm encouraged thus far...

UntamedShrew Sun 16-Dec-12 22:48:44

Thank you for the gel!

I didn't get an email either so please can you make sure I'm on the list for the January one / resend this one? Thanks again.

Northernexile Sun 16-Dec-12 22:46:09

Hello Katie. Received some gel on Friday but didn't get an email. Do I need one? Shall just crack on with application in the meantime.

Nigglenaggle Fri 14-Dec-12 20:19:10

I also struggled with opening. Was worried it was just me!!

Bonkerz Fri 14-Dec-12 20:07:42

Mine has arrived in perfect time for a sore flare up on corner of scar!

ceeveebee Fri 14-Dec-12 20:04:05

I just snipped the end of with scissors. There should be instructions though, its not clear.

InTheBoonies Fri 14-Dec-12 11:33:40

Mine arrived today, I wonder how it will compare to the Dermatix silicone gel i've been using. It looks identical!

I have also used those lily c silicone patches which I don't rate at all as they don't stay put.

AmandinePoulain Thu 13-Dec-12 22:06:10

My first impression is that I can't get into the thing! grin Dh bit the top off in the end, surely there is a proper technique though? There aren't instructions, am I meant to have pierced it with something?

Nigglenaggle Thu 13-Dec-12 21:06:02

Got mine today smile Quite excited actually. I will be very impressed if it helps the scar which has been static for some time now...

FairyJengleBells Thu 13-Dec-12 20:52:16

God I really wanted this one sad

exiledmancityfan Thu 13-Dec-12 20:45:47

Got mine today. I will start using it tomorrow grin

KatieBMumsnet (MNHQ) Thu 13-Dec-12 12:37:14

Hi I'll be sending everyone a link to the feedback thread first week in January, for now you just need to use the gel daily as per the instructions in the information leaflet that you should have also received.

AmandinePoulain you should have received an email from me last week, I'll resend it to you today.

hohohohawthers Thu 13-Dec-12 12:15:09

Am in the same boat have no idea what feedback is needed

StrawberriesTasteLikeLipsDo Thu 13-Dec-12 12:05:27

Hi i recieved mine today also, how do i give feedback? Haven't had an email, but will be using as of 21st

AmandinePoulain Thu 13-Dec-12 11:37:38

Hi. I've just received a tube but I didn't get an email so I don't know what to do with the feedback. Do I need to take photos? And is this the feedback thread or will there be a new one like normal?

Thanks by the way!

InTheBoonies Wed 12-Dec-12 07:44:25

Got my email, says we will receive the gel within the next couple of days!

smile Thanks.

KatieBMumsnet (MNHQ) Tue 11-Dec-12 12:31:00

Hello, I believe the products were sent out on Friday so should be arriving in the next couple of days. I'll check and email everyone with an update soon.

Lamazeroo Tue 11-Dec-12 09:50:33

Mine hasn't arrived yet either. Has anyone had theirs?

exiledmancityfan Tue 11-Dec-12 08:23:28

still haven't received mine. I assume it's caught in the Xmas post.

Susieloo Tue 11-Dec-12 00:16:25

I haven't received mine eitherhmm

Still haven't received mine either sad

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