As a child, I was fascinated by books about wizards, witches, and magic potions, but I've never found a beauty product that I would classify as out of this world until now. I've been using Invicible Scars Minimizing Complex ($82) for just almost three weeks now and I can honestly say that this is one of the most remarkable products I have ever used. Not only does Invicible live up to its claims about making scars less noticeable, it made some of my scars disappear completely.

Here's some background information on my scar situation: I have very pale skin, so whenever I get an injury, I end up with a with a very noticeable mark. I used Invicible on three scars of different ages - a small, raised, bright pink mark from a recent cut, a month-old dark-colored burn mark, and a five-year-old surgical scar.

After using Invicible for only two days, the burn mark and the bug bite had faded dramatically.  Over the next few weeks, both of these scars became completely invisible. The surgical scar, which is a particularly nasty, jagged little number, took a bit longer, but became significantly less noticeable. The color faded significantly and the texture improved.

The only thing that doesn't thrill me about Invicible is the ingredient list, which begins with silicone - albeit dimethicone, one of the safer ones. While topical applications of silicone have not been proven to have harmful effects in humans, silicone has caused enlarged livers and cancer in animals. Most of the other ingredients are benign skin conditioners, including aloe, sunflower seed oil, and licorice extract. While the combination of ingredients doesn't seem like a typical witch's brew, this product is about as close to a magic potion as I've ever encountered.

Be warned that Invicible offers a "free trial" that results in you being charged the full price if you keep the product and then you are put on a monthly refill program. However, to the company's credit, the steps are laid out clearly (unlike some we could mention - OOKISA, you know who you are) and apparently you can cancel at any time. If you do decide to buy this (Sarah was given a sample), let us know what your experience was like.


Silicone (dimethicone, dimethicone crosspolymer), vitamin C (ascorbic acid, tetrahexyldecyl ascorbate), probiosyn-4 (helianthus annuus [sunflower] seed oil unsaponifiables, carthamus tinctorius [safflower] seed oil, aloe barbadensis leaf extract, stearyl glycyrrhetinate [licorice extract]