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Kelo-cote silicone c-section gel, tester review thread - Final feedback. NOW CLOSED

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TheOtherHelenMumsnet (MNHQ) Fri 04-Jan-13 10:09:35

This thread is for the 250 Mumsnetters who are trying out the new silicone c-section gel from Kelo-cote.

Below are the first set of feedback questions, more will be added at a later date. Please answer the questions below and add any other comments you may have.

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

Q1 How easy or difficult did you find Kelo-cote to apply?

Q2. On average how long did you find it took Kelo-cote to dry? Was this a longer or shorter time than you expected?

Q3. How did you find the feel of the gel? e.g. texture, stickiness etc

Q4. Before taking part in this product test, had you ever tried Kelo-cote or any other scar reducing product before? If so, which one(s)?

The next set of feedback questions will be added around the first week of February.

Thanks,
MNHQ

mummylovesawine Sun 06-Jan-13 20:06:24

Q1- very easy - although first few days of using it iI probably put more on than recommended. my section was on 14th December with twins so scar wasn't fully healed and had to wait until it healed. then the first few applications i was a bit heavy handed

Q2- takes about 5 minutes to dry completely

Q3- very thick and sticky but not a drama

Q3- only rose oil which I used to clear up a burn scar - was very effective.

Q1 I find it quite hard to use only the recommended amount - it's quite hard to spread and I have to use a bit more in order to spread it across my c-section scar.

Q2. About 5 minutes to dry completely - as expected

Q3. Its very inoffensive! Doesn't stick too much or get all over your hands, very easy to wash off etc.

Q4. Only bio oil, but didn't like it.

Sparklezz Sun 06-Jan-13 20:20:09

1. I found that the gel was really easy to use, the nozzle didnt dispense too much at one time and i could use the nozzle like a pen for application to my scar.

2. On average i would say it took few minutes to dry but no longer than the instructions stated.

3. The gel was light, it felt like it melted on to the skin when it came in contact with it, it did feel a little bit tacky when first applied but within a minute or so that was gone.

4. I had never used Kelo-cote before and the only other skin/scar product used was by palmers for stretch marks.

Nigglenaggle Sun 06-Jan-13 20:21:23

Q1 - Reasonably easy although probably I tend to put it on too thick to spread it along the length of my scar.Would be nice if it came out a little thinner

Q2 - up to 5 minutes or slightly more which to be honest I don't really have to sit and watch gel dry twice daily. I'll be honest alot of the time I have to apply and go. It takes longer to dry than expected and this is the worst thing about using it for me.

Q3 - Quite like the texture find it quite pleasant to apply and although it is tacky when wet don't find that off-putting.

Q4 - No. I have tried a couple of stretch mark products (bio oil, mamma mio) and found them pointless

mousebacon Sun 06-Jan-13 21:29:10

Q1. Very easy.

Q2. About 3 minutes. This was shorter than I'd expected because of the thickness of the gel. It didn't cause me any problems.

Q3. The gel has a smooth, thick texture but is quite sticky.

Q4. I used bio oil throughout both of my pregnancies and didn't get any stretchmarks but haven't used any other products on my scar(s).

So far, I'm pleased with the results I've seen from the gel, the redness has definitely reduced and it all seems less lumpy.

melliebobs Sun 06-Jan-13 22:26:03

1) once I'd got into the tube (I didn't realise you had to snip the end off) it was fairly easy to apply. I know it said in the email how much to use but it didn't on the box and the first few applications I must have put too much on

2) drying time took forever. Even with the smallest amount. Even at 10 mins it still felt 'tacky'

3) it felt ok to put on. Just like a gel. When it dried it felt tacky. When it did dry it felt odd. It makes the scar feel smooth. But in a really bizzare way that I'm having difficulty describing. Almost like it had a thin layer of cling film over the top blush

4) no I've never used any scar products before

AnnaKCM Sun 06-Jan-13 22:31:39

Q1 How easy or difficult did you find Kelo-cote to apply?
Very, very easy. The tube squeezes smoothly and despite being in a hairy area, it stuck to the scar easily.

Q2. On average how long did you find it took Kelo-cote to dry? Was this a longer or shorter time than you expected?
Seemed almost immediately. It said to wait a couple of minutes, but seemed quicker.

Q3. How did you find the feel of the gel? e.g. texture, stickiness etc
It forms a sort of squeeky film, is slightly sticky when applying, but not in a bad way.

Q4. Before taking part in this product test, had you ever tried Kelo-cote or any other scar reducing product before? If so, which one(s)?
No, nothing.

Q1 Its very easy to apply

Q2. I found it dried almost instantly. I'm not sure if this is because I'm not using enough product or maybe rubbing in too much though.

Q3. The texture is just right, not too runny but not too pasty either. Makes a smooth application. has a strange talcy feeling on finger after application, but thats not bad.

Q4. I'd previously used bio oil on a different surgery scar but nothing on this c section scar or other kelo cote products

lyndseyh78 Mon 07-Jan-13 09:58:35

Q1 How easy or difficult did you find Kelo-cote to apply?
Very Easy

Q2. On average how long did you find it took Kelo-cote to dry? Was this a longer or shorter time than you expected?
About 5 mins, longer than i thought it'd take

Q3. How did you find the feel of the gel? e.g. texture, stickiness etc

It's thick and sticky!

Q4. Before taking part in this product test, had you ever tried Kelo-cote or any other scar reducing product before? If so, which one(s)?

Only bio oil which smells lovely but didn't seem to do much to the scar

NotSoNervous Mon 07-Jan-13 12:21:01

Q1) I found it easy to apply but I needed to use more then what I thought

Q2) I don't think it takes long to dry and it drys in a shorter amount of time then I thought

Q3) It is thicker then I thought

Q4) No I haven't

teebomb Mon 07-Jan-13 14:36:15

Q1 How easy or difficult did you find Kelo-cote to apply?
Very easy. It is stickier than you might think and you dont need as much as you think you do

Q2. On average how long did you find it took Kelo-cote to dry? Was this a longer or shorter time than you expected?
about right, it can rub off on clothes if you put them on too soon after appying

Q3. How did you find the feel of the gel? e.g. texture, stickiness etc
stickier than expected but got used to it and didnt affect the ease of applying

Q4. Before taking part in this product test, had you ever tried Kelo-cote or any other scar reducing product before? If so, which one(s)?
After my first c-section I used Dermatix and bio oil but ended up with a very keloid scar.

Pommes Mon 07-Jan-13 15:56:08

Q1 How easy or difficult did you find Kelo-cote to apply?

Very easy. I kept forgetting after a shower so am now in a routine where I leave it on my bedside table and apply when I get into bed.

Q2. On average how long did you find it took Kelo-cote to dry? Was this a longer or shorter time than you expected?

I apply when I am in bed so timing for the gel to dry has not been a problem. I think that the drying time for me has been shorter than the time expected.

Q3. How did you find the feel of the gel? e.g. texture, stickiness etc

Less sticky than expected, the gel feels very much like No7 serum! Much more gel is needed than the rice grain amount recommended.

Q4. Before taking part in this product test, had you ever tried Kelo-cote or any other scar reducing product before? If so, which one(s)?

No, I was wary of trying anything other than soap/water on my scar.

rubbishonlineshopper Mon 07-Jan-13 18:49:12

Q1: I found it easy to apply to my scar, which is now 2 years old (where did that go!?), but it took a bit of practice to get the right amount.

Q2: I applied too much at the start and found it took aaaaages to dry, this is a bit of trial and error really. One I got this sorted it takes a few minutes to dry.

Q3: I found it a little sticky but not too bad.

Q4: I've never used anything before to try and sort out my scar, I didn't realise there was anything like this!

welliesandpyjamas Mon 07-Jan-13 18:56:47

Q1 How easy or difficult did you find Kelo-cote to apply? Very easy, it was just the right consistency for quick application.

Q2. On average how long did you find it took Kelo-cote to dry? Was this a longer or shorter time than you expected? About half a minute, faster than expected.

Q3. How did you find the feel of the gel? e.g. texture, stickiness etc As mentioned above, just right, not too sticky, not too wet.

Q4. Before taking part in this product test, had you ever tried Kelo-cote or any other scar reducing product before? If so, which one(s)? No

TheFutureMrsB Mon 07-Jan-13 19:12:26

Q1 How easy or difficult did you find Kelo-cote to apply?

Very easy!

Q2. On average how long did you find it took Kelo-cote to dry? Was this a longer or shorter time than you expected?

It takes about 3 - 5 mins just like many other people have noticed. I did think it would be quicker.

Q3. How did you find the feel of the gel? e.g. texture, stickiness etc

It's fine, a little strange at first as it seems so thick and sticky but when you get used to it, it's fine. You do need to work quite quickly as it seems to get stickier as time goes on!

Q4. Before taking part in this product test, had you ever tried Kelo-cote or any other scar reducing product before? If so, which one(s)?

Nope I haven't tried any but I am impressed by this. I have noticed much less itchiness which is great!

TheFutureMrsB Mon 07-Jan-13 19:13:43

Oh, I meant to add -

The drying time depends on how thick you apply it. I find a thin layer will take roughly 3 mins (maybe 4).

chatwir Mon 07-Jan-13 20:24:18

1. Easy to use in front of a mirror

2. Few mins to dry but now put this on first thing before dressing

3. Good texture and feel. I liked the fact it was sticky as it stayed where it needed to be

4. Never used Kelo-cote but think this product is amazing

brownyb Mon 07-Jan-13 20:41:44

7 months post c-sec and I have a redish, itchy and slightly bumpy scar.

Q1 How easy or difficult did you find Kelo-cote to apply?
Very easy, it slides on well even over the bumpy bit of my scar where it was a bit infected.

Q2. On average how long did you find it took Kelo-cote to dry? Was this a longer or shorter time than you expected?
I put it on first thing and then go about brushing teeth, make-up etc and it's dry by the time I get dressed. In the evening I put it on before my bedtime routine, so drying time isn't really an issue.

Q3. How did you find the feel of the gel? e.g. texture, stickiness etc
Pleasant, if a bit sticky.

Q4. Before taking part in this product test, had you ever tried Kelo-cote or any other scar reducing product before? If so, which one(s)?
Haven't tried Kelo-cote before but I have been using pure coconut oil, just because it's what I use for everything (including a very cute baby bottom!)

mummyofcutetwo Mon 07-Jan-13 20:52:56

Q1 How easy or difficult did you find Kelo-cote to apply?
It was sticky and found it a little tricky to apply.

Q2. On average how long did you find it took Kelo-cote to dry? Was this a longer or shorter time than you expected?
About five minutes, which is longer than I expected.

Q3. How did you find the feel of the gel? e.g. texture, stickiness etc
It was a lot more sticky than I expected.

Q4. Before taking part in this product test, had you ever tried Kelo-cote or any other scar reducing product before? If so, which one(s)?
I tried bio-oil after my first caesarean four years ago but it was very expensive and the results weren't earth shattering so I haven't used it again this time around.

themachinist Mon 07-Jan-13 22:43:59

Q1 How easy or difficult did you find Kelo-cote to apply?

Couldn't be simpler. Although I had to use a couple of rice grains-worth to get coverage on my large and bumpy scar.

Q2. On average how long did you find it took Kelo-cote to dry? Was this a longer or shorter time than you expected?

A couple of minutes, although it was difficult to tell as the scar is in such an 'overhang'. It seemed to dry more rapidly than expressed in the instructions.

Q3. How did you find the feel of the gel? e.g. texture, stickiness etc

No problem, as I would have expected. Felt fine, not too sticky, and texture and look of it was great.

Q4. Before taking part in this product test, had you ever tried Kelo-cote or any other scar reducing product before? If so, which one(s)?

On my first keloid scar (that was cut out on second c-section) i used raw cocoa butter and bio oil plus other moisturisers over 3 years with little effect. This second scar (now 2 yrs old) is keloid, but less severe than the first, but already looks to be slightly less red and less bumpy (or this could be wishful thinking!).

princesssugar Tue 08-Jan-13 10:19:36

Q1 How easy or difficult did you find Kelo-cote to apply? It was fairly easy to apply but difficult to not rub in. It took a few tries to work out how much to use.

Q2. On average how long did you find it took Kelo-cote to dry? Was this a longer or shorter time than you expected? It took about 5 minutes which was longer than i thought, maybe i used too much.

Q3. How did you find the feel of the gel? e.g. texture, stickiness etc it s quite thick but not as sticky as i was expecting. Left quite a smooth feeling on my fingers afterwards

Q4. Before taking part in this product test, had you ever tried Kelo-cote or any other scar reducing product before? If so, which one(s)?
Bio oil and is cheap cousin rescue oil!

gabbagabbahey Tue 08-Jan-13 13:51:07

Q1 Very easy and straightforward to apply.

Q2. A couple of minutes - not long at all.

Q3. I like the fact that it's a clear gel. It's a little stickier than I expected. I've tended to notice the stickiness more after my night time application.

Q4. I smothered myself in Bio Oil and vitamin E during my pregnancy to avoid stretch marks. I haven't used any other products to deal specifically with scarring.

Q1 How easy or difficult did you find Kelo-cote to apply?
Ok but a bit messy. It's a bit too sticky for my liking. On the positive side it's not runny like some creams/oils so no fear of it running onto clothes.

Q2. On average how long did you find it took Kelo-cote to dry? Was this a longer or shorter time than you expected?
Only 3-4 mins, about what I expected.

Q3. How did you find the feel of the gel? e.g. texture, stickiness etc
Very sticky. I feel like I waste a lot of it as it sticks to my finger.

Q4. Before taking part in this product test, had you ever tried Kelo-cote or any other scar reducing product before? If so, which one(s)?
Only bio-oil.

No change in the appearence of my scar yet but it hasn't become red or infected again since I started using this smile

HappyGoJules Tue 08-Jan-13 14:42:26

Q1 Found it easy to apply once I got the hang of how much to use!

Q2. It took longer than expected, usually use the hairdryer now!

Q3. Texture was fine, don't have an issue with it.

Q4. I've not used other scar gel before

CorporeSarnie Tue 08-Jan-13 14:52:40

Q1 - Application was fine, only thing I don't like is putting it on the bit of my scar which overlaps with my bikini line (poss TMI but I don't like the sensation of the kelo-cote on the hair). This can't really be avoided though!
Q2 - It dries quite quickly - I tend to use before bed and before dressing in the morning, but haven't had to particularly wait to get dressed.
Q3 - Texture is fine imo, I'm not crazy about the feel of the remaining product on my fingers before I wash the excess off, but think that's more me than the kelo-cote.
Q4 - I used some Scar-zone (a silicone-based product sold in the U.S [I used to live there]) on my CS scar, but had not seen much improvement. I used Burt's Bees Mama Bee and some American oil for stretch mark prevention - I didn't get any but don't know if that is just because I'm not prone.

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