Today I have an incredible guest post from a reader named Tamar. I had always heard that there wasn’t really a natural way to remove deep pitted or rolling scars, but luckily she has proved me wrong!
She was eager to share her story for those of you who are suffering with deep acne scarring, so here it is:
Let me start out by giving a very brief background of my skin history. When I turned twelve, I started getting some annoying pimples on my face. However, it didn’t get really problematic until I decided to do something about it by taking antibiotics when I was eighteen (terrible, terrible idea, folks) and then going on birth control when I hit twenty (equally horrific).
Then my face began doing something it never had before: it started scarring, deep rolling scars and a full face pinkish-red pigmentation. With a clear face covered in scars, I felt a little cheated.
And Then, a Discovery…
One dull October day last fall, I was wandering through one of my favorite health food stores (Henry’s) when I stumbled across the skin care section and hawked a few random gems: a bottle of avocado oil, jojoba oil, Aztec clay, and a jar of MSM cream—most of which ended up just occupying space for the next few months since I was too timid to try anything new on my inflamed face.
Come mid-January though desperation kicked in and I decided to give one of them a go, inflammation or not. So I slathered the MSM cream on my face once a day, religiously. Around that time, I stayed for a week at my sister’s house, relaxing my skin care regimen and this included the MSM cream. As we were lounging around the house one day, I noticed she was studying my face and, irritated, I asked her what she was looking at. To which she replied—to my general amazement and elation—“Your face just looks flatter—fuller. I can’t even see any scars.”
Intrigued, I rushed to the nearest mirror and tested my face out at all different angles in bright (fluorescent!) lighting, which is typically the opposite of what I do and might have accounted for why I didn’t notice any difference—at least with the rolling scars.
When I got home, (true story here) I snatched up my camera and exposed my virgin face to the sun and cricked my neck and turned up my jaw and looked like a total dork trying to determine if, indeed, my face was “fuller”. And discovery of discoveries, in less than a month, all my scars were nearly gone. Oddly enough, it was the more stubborn rolling scars which disappeared first followed by, slowly but surely, the florid pigmentation. Needless to allude to here, I was ecstatic.
Nuts and Bolts
It is now four months later and I have just purchased a fresh jar of MSM cream, which, to satisfy your curiosity, is $12 at my local Henry’s. Let it be noted, I used this almost every day and it has lasted four months.
It has a slight tingling and tightening feeling when I first put it on, but it’s not uncomfortable at all and I imagine, though I never have, that you can easily wear it under make-up if you so desire. Also, I have noticed that pimples I do have heal a heckuva a lot faster when I glob a little of the cream on.
For those of you interested, it contains no common irritants, allergens, artificial colors or animal products. It also has vitamins D3, E, and A and aloe and grapefruit seed extract (yum!).
Lastly, I should mention that back in August I took MSM in supplement form for quite a while and, not only did I not notice any improvement in my skin, it was quite a pretty penny to keep that up in comparison to using the cream.
I currently have a handful of pimples (it’s almost that particularly abysmal time of the month) and some scattered pigmentation from recent inflammations. Yet the bane of my life, those awful, dismal rolling scars, are nowhere to be seen. I really hope you guys give this a shot because, trust me, I know how disheartening acne scars can be. And, coming from someone who has tried everything from manuka honey to microdermabrasion to derma-rollers for my scars, when I say this is the cat’s meow you best believe it.
Finally, if you kind folks want to follow me on Tumblr, I promise to pique you’re interest.
Are you suffering with pitted or rolling acne scars?
Great post, thank you!!!!
Sounds like we’ve had a pretty similar experience…I also went the antibiotic and birth control route and am now dealing with awful scarring and just overall discoloration, even in the places where I don’t have acne anymore, ugh!
A couple questions for you: Are you washing your face with anything before you put this on? If so, what?
Also, how long after you quit birth control did your skin finally start really settling down? I’ve been off it for almost 9 month now and it’s only been in the last month or so that I’ve finally seen some improvement…it’s a lot better than it has been recently, but still not great. Thanks again!
My acne started getting worse around my second year of college and it wasn’t until maybe a month ago that my brother gave me msm in supplement form that I’ve noticed a huge difference! My deep acne scars and cystic acne have almost cleared and gone away! And my acne had gotten pretty bad before I had started taking the msm. I’ll definitely try the cream form though!
I might have to give this a try to speed up the healing of my oh-so-stubborn “scarring.” Most of my problems are old scars from acne! I have so many of them… More than actual pimples.
To help my active pimples I treat them with natural aloe vera mixed with organic jojoba oil. Surprisingly this helps speed the pimple cycle up for me. But as soon as the pimple is done, it almost always leaves a red mark. I have them all over my cheeks. 🙁
Well, anyways, thanks for the article! I am interested to give this a try. 🙂
Is scarring and hyper-pigmentation/marks the same thing, kinda?
I know what you mean. Ever since the round of antibiotics and birth control, my pimples always, always scar. And, yes, hyper-pigmentation is a form of scarring. I really hope this works for you 🙂
Hey tamar congratulations on your success of ridding your scars…I have been scarring more recently after my pimples cleared…I just have to know what kind of rolling scars did you have? You mean like odd shaped wide open pore looking scars right? like a bunch of ugly depressed pits in your skin? And now they’re completely gone? So your skin is leveled now? I have the same issue and I feel like if I start treating it now it can still heal I barely turned 21 and I never really noticed them till a couple months ago…please give me some feedback! I’m so proud to hear how you got rid of them. Hope to hear from you! Best wishes!
Hey tamar I posted a comment earlier I put the wrong email address though so I don’t know if it will post…I was really wondering how your scars looked before msm..rolling scars are like narrow and shallow pits right? I have a lot on my cheeks they may be icepick but I think they’re closer to rolling because they are not deep..its like little chunks of skin were takin out of my top layer of skin.almost like wide pores or little valleys of indented skin..how were yours looking and did you have a lot concetrated in one area? I appreciate your story ery much and I’m happy for you …you must have got all your confidence back! Please provide me with some details on how your skin looked before the cream…I will be very gratefull..thanks so much!
hi tamar i loved ur post i i have alot of boxer scars on side of my cheeks n my skin is alsp oily so should i give a try to msm cream …????
Great post and very timely. While I do not have pitted scars I do have pigmentation marks that are super dubber stubborn.
I have already used MSM a while ago internally, the taste is awful, and I really do not know whether it made a difference as there was to much going on back then.
I know use just a few skin care products which are helping, but I think you have convinced me to try MSM externally.
It’s amazing how quickly it has worked for you which is awesome 🙂
Thanks for sharing.
I know! I was really surprised and really grateful. I thought I was going to have to go through loads of microdermabrasion or dermabrasion to get rid of them and I’m far too poor for that to be an option.
Anyways, might as well give it a go since it’s uber cheap. I’m glad what you’re doing for your skin is working 🙂
so i just bought this cream waiting for it to arive from england in a few days. i really hope it will work, cause im so tired of getting dissapointed.
but lets stay possitive 😉
I really, really hope it works for you too. Because I know exactly what you mean. I bought it on a whim not even expecting it to work. I used it under the same premise.
Please keep me posted 🙂
Just wondering if you managed to find the same cream that she talked about in the post… I’m currently living in Scotland and trying to figure out which brands are good and available in the UK!
The cream she is using is available on iherb for only $8! 🙂 http://www.iherb.com/MRM-MSM-Cream-4-oz/9040#p=1&oos=1&disc=0&lc=en-US&w=msm%20cream&rc=55&sr=null&ic=1
It’s a U.S-based website but ships internationally for only $4USD. First-time customers get $5-$10 off their first order if you use the code MTT700 🙂
I’ve just ordered it and I really hope it works. I’ve also found that using a mask of raw honey, cinnamon, nutmeg and lemon juice really helps for scarring and acne. I’m also taking vitex and milk thistle so my clearer skin might be due to that. Fingers crossed that my skin stays this way!!!
In answer to your first question, yes. Sometimes just water and sometimes an apricot scrub.
As for birth control, it took about five months for my skin to get better. After it, I tried BP again and my skin went crazy, so I did a brief almost caveman regimen thing and used jojoba oil and ate crazy healthy and things settled down.
In answer to Jen’s questions (sorry my computer got all screwy for a minute).
Does MSM help with light scarring / hyperpigmentation?
Yes, I had both deeper scars and scattered pigmentation, which are all gone except for the more recent pigmentation marks–but they’re fading very, very fast.
Okay, I’m in….just bought it at amazon, good luck me : )
I wish you the best! =D
Does this help active acne too?
For one, it doesn’t break me out. Also, it speeds up the healing process of pimples. It’s not a miracle worker on active pimples but it does help.
Great post. I have a lot of hyperpigmentation too, but I looked at the link you posted to the product and I see it is a natural source of sulfur. I am really reluctant to try it, as every time I have ever used sulfur on my skin (to treat acne) it has left me with the most horrendous eczema, or just really dry crocodile skin! Is this any different to sulfur products for treating acne? Did it dry your skin?
You also mentioned you’ve used BP before, and I’m sure that was very drying for you as it was for me. Does this cream compare in any way with the drying effect of BP?
I was scared to try it too because a while back I used a sulfur bar to wash my face on my cousin’s suggestion that it was great for acne. Not only did it break me out, but it also dried my face up.
The cream doesn’t, however. I think mostly because it has other moisturizing ingredients in it–like vitamin E for one.
Check out the link again and look at the bottom comment. The girl reviewing has eczema and talks about how this cream helped, with both itching and dry patchiness among other stuff. I don’t have eczema so I hope her comment helps.
Oh, also, it didn’t dry me out at all–nothing like BP!! That was scary.
Thank you so much for replying, that is very reassuring to hear! I’ll do a patch test and see how it goes.
Do you apply this cream like a moisturiser? Can you apply it at night before bed and not wash it off until the following night?
I use absolutely zero skincare, I just spas my face at night but my skin still isn’t great so maybe this is something I should try! Does it balance skin tone or anything like that?
Yes, yes, and yes. I sometimes switch up between applying this at night and in the morning. It dries right in to your skin and is not uncomfortable to sleep in at all. And, yes, I apply it as a moisturizer.
Also, it does even out my skin tone dramatically. I also noticed a wrinkle I got on my forehead when I was using BP (’cause it’s so drying!) is now gone.:)
HEY! i have done a roaccutane treatment for 7 months so i dont have pimples or acne issue anymore. But i do have holes on my face. Should i use this cream without consulting my dermatologist?
Plus, i live in karachi. From where should i order this/.?
Great post definitely something to consider 🙂 by the way I absolutely love you picture! 🙂 I also have a quick question based on your comments do you wear foundation? Because for me I would love to just use water but that’s definitely not gunna take off my sunscreen and heavy layer of mineral foundation(i too have very dark pigmentation scars left from acne). Just wondering? Thanks!
Yes, I use Bare Escentuals. It has SPF in it so I don’t bother with that. I use olive oil to take it off or sometimes make-up remover. 🙂
I’m definitely going to buy this to try and help fade my pigmentation.
Can I ask a little more about why you went off the birth control (for skin reasons only of course)? I switched from antibiotics to Yasmin, and now my skin is the best it’s been in years, since I starts to follow Tracy’s health advice and, I thought, since it’s now a few months since I started the Yasmin and I thought it was working.
Now I’m really sceptical about taking it…
Thanks for a very interesting post, can’t wait to try!
I stopped using birth control because well, for one, I getting really depressed on it. I didn’t realize it was the BC for a while though. For two, it just wasn’t helping with my skin. That was probably one of the worst phases for my acne ever. Then, also, I got to a point where I just didn’t want to rely on artificial ways to control my acne.
I’m just ordered the cream from here because it was the cheapest I could find it and because they ship to Canada (quick and for a low price):
Hope this works!
I wish you swimming results! 🙂
I’m getting married this August. I have deep scars of various sorts (rolling, box car, mild ice-pick). If this doesn’t help idk what I’ll do, because I also cannot afford other forms of treatment. I currently use raw honey, jojoba oil (doesn’t really do much), and tea-tree oil.
I didn’t have any icepick scars, but I had a few boxcar and a lot of rolling scars all over my cheeks and they cleared up. I really, really hope this works for you. And, best of luck with your wedding too! Congrats!
Thank you. I pray that whatever happens I’ll find a way to not let it ruin that day!
Did it end up working for you Amber?
Hi Tamar, I was told about msm years ago, but like you was too scared to ever try. I have oily & super sensitive skin, so anything new makes my face oilier & more breakouts…but this sounds good! Unfortunately it’s difficult to find in Australia & impossible to post. I plan to go to the U.S this year, so is Henry’s like a wholefoods store found in California? Thanks again.
Yes, exactly like. It’s also called Sprouts sometimes 🙂
what is this msm cream? is it found in india?is it f orever l iving msm cream? plz reply
I got rid of my scars and acne with M2 skin refinish. i still have a few tiny scars left (probably 4 or 5 but the bigger ones are completely gone) and big pores but im clear of any active pimples. its made of mandelic acid and malic acid so its great at re-texturizing. Its recommended by my doctor. it doesn’t work fast on the scars but it controls all acne so im very happy about it. You guys might wanna give it a try too. its not very cheap but i get mine repackaged (by my derma) in small tiny jars so its more affordable.
Hi Tamar, just a few questions:
1) How much of the cream did you apply?
2) Did you apply it morning and night?
3) How long did it take to see results?
1. Just a thin layer.
2. Just once a day–either morning or night.
3. And, about a month.
O Gosh this is amazing! Ive never heard of such a thing working this well! It sounds awesome! I have just bought a msm cream from trimedica. Tamar, do you think another brand of msm cream will also give results? Thanks for the story and discovery!
I’m sure it will as long as it has the same or more MSM in it. 🙂
Hi Tamar, I have a question. Does the MSM Cream work for pitted rolling scars on the nose. I have one at the base and it’s embarrassing. Since the area on the nose is a little different, i’m worried it will not work.
Just got mine in the mail! WOOT excited to try. I just have red scars. Not sure what they are called, but I guess the tone of my skin is really off, so i’m excited. I’m going to try it on my back too! Hopefully it get’s rid of those scars too 😀 Thanks!
it dint work
It is hard to believe the results from this cream.
I suffered from acne in my teen years and into my twenties. i took Accutane when it became available and this was effective in fighting acne. I have residual scars that are rolling scars. It has been many years and have had a dermabrasion, several micrdermabrasions and collagen injections. I have not been pleased with these results. Now that i am in my 40’s, aging has made some of these scars more apparent.
I am just wondering if the cream would still be effective if you have had the scars for a while. What does the packaging on the cream say? I don’t know if I want to get my hopes up again.
It is good to see that you have had a good outcome.
The packaging on the cream doesn’t mention scars because it’s not made for scars per se. It only mentions that it may improve the integrity and resilience of collagen tissue.
As for working on older scars, I’m not sure. My rolling scars were less than a year old by the time I started using the cream. At any rate, at only 12 dollars it’s at least worth a shot.
I’m sorry to hear you had no success with more conventional treatments :/
Thank you for your response.
I will definitely try it. The best part about this treatment is the price.
…getting a little older, I have come to realize that most of us are a little unhappy with something about our appearance. I am trying to just be healthy and to work on my inner beauty. Inner beauty is what is going to last and make us happy.
I just got the cream 3 days ago after reading unbelievable positive reviews everywhere. I don’t really have deep scars, but I have very thin super sensitive skin with enlarged pores from skin picking and my skin looks quite bumpy when the light comes from behind. I don’t have a lot of acne anymore but I do get pimples quite frequently (range from 2-10). I also read the cream is good for joint pain so first I tried it on my sore back and only later on my face. And the results are almost creepy, I never had such an effective cream and usually I cannot handle any kind of moisturizer in my face (usually I use pure unrefined organic oils). With this cream my face looks matt (and stays matt) and more evened out instantly and feels super calm. I had a big pimple painful pimple above my lip that didn’t wanna come out and overnight with the cream it got flat and almost invisible and the pain was also gone. I find it so surprising and creepy that I expect side effects in a couple of weeks because it’s just too good to be true and I don’t understand where it was all my life. And it also helps my back pain, I just wanna put that stuff everywhere on my body.
Is it possible to overdo it with MSM? Are there really no risks involved?
I’m glad you had such great results! I was a little freaked out how well it worked with me, too.
I don’t think it is possible to overdo it. If you were using MSM internally, yes. But with the cream I don’t think so.
Anyways, good luck. And don’t expect the worse!
I’m very interested in trying MSM. I had a very severe break out about month ago (I made the mistake of quitting BP cold turkey after having used it for almost three years. I’ve been using tea tree oil and my skin has calmed down some, but now I have lots of hyperpigmentation and some scarring; a few days ago, I switched to Manuka Honey (I’m praying it will not break me out). For now, I am just using the Manuka honey and nothing else just to see how my skin will react. I wanted to know if it would be OK to incorporate the MSM into my regimen, and also any advise on how to do it. Thank you!
This sounds too good to be true… Seriously? That is incredible.
I personally do not have big or deep scars but I definitely have scarring all over my cheeks and chin and as of recently- my neck & jawline. I was lucky to not have cystic acne, but I do have scars/pimples of all sizes in general over the last many years and of course, I picked at most of them until now.
I also, have active pimples. I recently decided to stop wearing make-up and cleaning my face (at all) but it has not been very long at all, the only thing is that I have no seen any new breakouts yet which is fairly normal in my case.
I’m not sure if I want to use this simply because nothing has worked for me and I started this new process of not putting anything on my face BUT I would love to know if I can buy it at a local health food store? It seems everyone is buying it on-line.
I am excited to give it a go but don’t know when that might be.
Thanks for sharing, i have a question..
Can you use MSM cream around the eye area? or under eye area for reduce wrinkles and increase collagen?
Just stumbled across this article and it has convinced me to buy MSM cream! I just ordered mine online and I can’t wait to get it! I’ve been struggling with rolling acne scars for a while (my acne is under control now ever since using the Clinique Acne Solutions system), but I hate having to worry about trying to cover them up with makeup everyday. I’m really hoping this stuff will work. I’m an actor, so having smooth skin is a must if I want to continue film work.
Hey Tracy! I’m so so so happy for you!! I just also purchased some MSM cream from your link to amazon. Is this the same one you use with all the extra vitamins and aloe?
I was also wondering, how do you wash your face? What’s your skin regimen like? Do you just use water? I’m trying to be gentle with my skin now instead of using chemicals to wash and it’s helping. I’m really looking forward to using this and believe it will heal my skin! Thank you for sharing!!
Hi Tamar, thanks for this post!!
I’m so excited to try this for my terrible rolling scars.
What was the brand of MSM cream that you used please?
I’ve been using this for a week and a half for my hyperpigmentation marks (no pitted scars, just flat dark marks) and I woke up today with new dark marks on one of my cheeks… I have no idea how this happened it’s almost like I teleported back in time to a couple of months ago when my marks were way worse. I don’t see how MSM cream could do this per say but I can’t imagine how else this could have happened
I have been using the MSM cream every night for one month now, and I wanted to share my results so far.
I have well over a hundred red marks and dozens of scars (mostly boxcar and a few rolling) left over from a very sudden and severe acne break out I experienced a few months ago. After reading this post, I prayed that this cream would quickly get rid of my marks and scars, but I tried not to keep my hopes up too much…I’m glad I did. Although this cream has noticeably faded some of my red marks, it has not made them completely disappear; the scars are also still there. However, I have noticed that the few new spots I’ve gotten this month heal much more quickly than before, which is great. Also, it didn’t break me out, and it moisturizes well. Perhaps my hyperpigmentation and scarring was just too severe and maybe it will take more time for the cream to work for me (if it works at all). Also, I wonder if my skin just isn’t as resilient now that I’m older (29), maybe it works better on younger skin. Anyways, I’m going to continue using it since I am seeing some improvement.
I guess I would recommend that people try it and hopefully it will work better for them, but I would warn them not to expect miracles, especially those that have more severe scarring or red marks. Remember we are all different, and what works for one person, may not work for another. I’ll keep you all posted on my progress.
As it approaches another month, please update us! 🙂 I just finally bought a tub today and used it this evening. I’m hoping it will get rid of the clusters of super-light marks on my cheeks from the last year. Without them, my skin would be 99% better… Oh, hopes 😀 I have one pit-y mark–;)–that’s wide and white. So weird. I can imagine that if yours are like that, they would reasonably take a little while to plump up. Here’s hoping!
Hello! Well, I’ve now been using the MSM cream for two months, and I have definitely continued to see significant improvement, yay! However, I still am far from being completely clear of the scarring/hyperpigmentation; my skin is healing fairly quickly, given how terrible it looked just two months ago, but I’m impatient, which is why I feel like it’s taking forever. My forehead (which was much worse than the rest of my face) seems to be clearing up the fastest …go figure. The scars on my cheeks are still numerous and still look pitted (boxcar) and purplish but they do seem to be fading, slowly but surely. At this point, I think I could probably cover them up with makeup and my face would look almost clear; however, I have chosen not to wear any (I don’t want to risk ruining the progress I’ve made). I want to add that after applying the MSM cream at night, I dab on a mixture of fresh aloe vera gel (straight from the plant) and manuka honey on any active pimples I get; this seems to help heal them more quickly and minimizes scarring. My family has commented on how much better my skin looks now, and my mother mentioned that (aside from the scarring/marks) my face looks brighter and more hydrated than even before my face broke out! So I continue to be hopeful.
Annie, I think this cream would help you, especially if your marks aren’t too severe. I hope you see good results!
Thanks for the progress report, Lorena 🙂 If your mother noticed your improved overall complexion, it sounds like you’re definitely doing some things right in your life/style! I’ve been using the cream for less than a week, and I will definitely continue for as long as it takes… So far, it seems to be having some effect for sure.
What is the brand of MSM cream which worked for you? Thank you…..
Thank you so much for sharing this. So i ordered the cream, and today is day 1 . Im treating deeper acne scars. Would you say it took 1 month or more like 4 months to see the changes? Bless U!
The brand is MRM MSM Cream and you can find it on Amazon. I think the company that makes it also has a website which sells it. Tamar has a link to it in her post.
Hello Tamar,im from Turkey(some country from euro-asia)i i have deep rolling scars too and want to use MSM cream,too but is it sold in Turkey?please tell me if it is ot if its not, how can i buy it ?if u help me i’d be very pleased because deep rolling acnes on my face made me depressed.
This sounds great I really hope it works for me. Do you have any pictures from what your scars use to look like? Any updates?
Thanks for sharing the info on MSM cream. I went on Accutane when I was 25 to treat the acne problem I had since I was 12. I read that Retin-A could be used to treat pitted acne scars, but like the idea of using something natural instead. I have ordered the MSM cream from Amazon and will give an update soon. I hope it gives me good results. I am now 38 and would urge everyone with acne to eat healthy and go to a Dermotologist if possible. Buy the time I went on Accutane I already had pitted scarring so the sooner you teat your acne the less chance of acne scars.
Hey Tamar, I wanted to know when exactly would you put on the MSM Cream (before or after washing your face? Morning or night?). Also, how many times a day would you apply it and how much of it would you use? This would be very helpful knowledge. Thanks!
Hi! I’ve now been using MSM cream for three months, and would like to give an update. After seeing pretty significant improvement in my scarring and hyperpigmentation the first two months, I’m afraid my skin has plateaued. My acne marks are still purplish/reddish and the scars are still indented 🙁 I’ve been applying a layer of MSM every night, like Tamar did; I’d like to ask her how severe her scarring was, but it seems like she stopped commenting months ago. I’m going to finish up the jar, but I’m not sure if I’ll buy another one. I guess I’m disappointed…I was really hopeful. I don’t mean to discourage anyone who want’s to try it; I’d say give it a shot since everyone is different and others might have better results.
glad to hear about u.
i too have similar problem bonous i have some ice picks too, will it be equally effective.
thaks! love xoxo
I have almost used the entire jar of MSM cream and have noticed little difference. There was an improvement in the texture of my skin in the areas of my face not subjected to acne scarring.
I would love to report a better result.
Acne seems to be quite a pervasive issue even into our adult years. PLease everyone, do consult a dermatologist, if possible, to treat and prevent acne. There are effective treatments for acne that did not exist when I suffered with it.
So this clears hyperpigmentation? Ive tried everything!
THank you! I will try out the MSM cream.
I am curious as to why this works!? How can it fill in scar tissue?
i’ve been using this cream for a little over a month now for some pitted scars, as well as hyperpigmentation and some hypertrophic marks. the pitted scars are looking a bit better, and the pigmentation has faded a little bit, though it was slowly fading to begin with so i’m not sure if that can be attributed to the msm cream. i’m going to keep using it in the hopes that it will continue to fill in the pitted scars at the very least.
aside from scar treatment, it does keep my skin very well moisturized. and i should mention, i generally layer it with the Scar Control treatment from Forces of Nature (disclaimer: i’m not an advocate for them in any official way, just a customer).
for those of you that have asked msm can possibly fill in scars, or seen a plateau, maybe i can help clarify a little bit. from what i understand, msm is a molecule that serves as a source of sulfur. sulfur is an element that our bodies (and skin!) need to function properly, but it isn’t found in most of the foods that we eat even if we avoid processed foods, so most people are likely to be deficient. a quick google search tells me it’s supposed to be found mainly in raw onions and garlic, and raw/unpasteurized dairy products, and i don’t imagine anyone eats enough of any of those things to build up a significant amount of sulfur in their body for healing. on the subject of skin specifically, collagen and other protein components of skin are made of long chains of amino acids (the simplest units for building proteins), and one of those amino acids gets its properties from a strong sulfur bond. so it would make sense that without enough sulfur, the integrity of proteins that rely heavily on that amino acid would suffer, thereby causing less than healthy skin. i’m not sure whether or not msm and sulfur in general is also involved in cell metabolism or growth processes other than protein production, but if i had to guess, i’d say mostly likely it is.
the longer it’s been since a scar has formed, the slower the remodeling and healing process gets, which is why people with older scars generally see slower (or no) progress, whereas people with newer scars may see more dramatic results. scars tend to remodel for at least a year after formation, even the process does slow down.
the idea behind msm cream, and any other (pseudo-)natural topical scar lotion or treatment, is to support the growth and healing process of the skin. it doesn’t actually stimulate your skin to grow back necessarily, sadly there’s no magic regrowth lotion or pill, but it does provide the skin with essential building blocks and keeps it nourished, allowing the natural healing and scar remodeling process to progress at its optimum pace and quality. this is the same mentality behind treatments like coconut oil, castor oil, honey, etc. all of these natural products protect and nourish the skin, and while some are claimed to have more incredible properties than others (for example tamanu oil, or frankincense and myrrh), the concept is more or less the same. the advantage to these products is they are basically harmless, but the disadvantage is they rely on your skin’s own healing ability to begin with, and results are of course not guaranteed as everyone’s body is different.
compared to natural products, things like tretinoin/retin-a, are synthetic derivations of natural products (in this case vitamin A), and their action is mainly to cause dermal irritation in order to reactivate the skin, bring in blood flow, and stimulate a healing response. the advantage to these topical prescription medications is that you see them working more quickly (skin gets red, flaky, thinner, more exfoliated). but the disadvantage is they can thin your skin out too much and cause more damage over the long run, especially when combined with sun exposure and inadequate moisturizing, because they sensitize the skin so much.
(note: that’s not to say natural products are all safe! i’ve heard of people using lemon juice or other citrus oils or juices to lighten scars, and this can cause sensitivity and result in damage as well.)
personally, my scars are just over a year old, and i had been using natural oils to treat them and keep them moisturized for several months before i found out about msm. i’m still hopeful that my skin will get better, but it’s a slow, tedious process. i can definitely relate to those of you who are impatient! i check my face every day and it’s an extra source of stress. but this cream gives me a bit of hope.
*Bulent: you can order the cream off Amazon and have it shipped to Turkey, however, they will charge you extra for international shipping.
Wow! Thank you, Purple, very informative:) But I can’t help but feel discouraged about not having many options.
Is this a joke. I just want to make sure this is not just a spammer, because I don’t want my hopes to be crashed if I really do try this. Has anyone else seen differences from using MSM on pitted acne scars?
Hi Navya – This is not a spam article or some kind of sick joke. I promise. But I still would suggest trying it without having your hopes too high. No matter what you try for your skin (when it comes to specific products like this, or specific supplements), everyone is different and will see different results. Nothing is ever going to work for everyone. Perhaps Tamar was lucky? But either way, it’s a safer and cheaper bet than anything else out there… so it’s worth a try… but … go into it with a detached attitude, not one with your hopes soaring (if that’s possible)
Navya, like Tracy says, everyone’s different and not everyone will get great results. I personally think Tamar got lucky..either that or her scars and marks weren’t very severe. She stopped commenting on this post many many months ago so we can’t know for sure. I tried the MSM cream for three months, and while I did see some improvement, it definitely did not get rid of my scars or hyperpigmentation 🙁 I might try it again..I’m not sure yet.
Yes, and it sounds like her scars were relatively new as well, so I’m not sure if that had something to do with it? Sorry to hear it didn’t work that well for you Lorena
If you have Melasma or hyperpigmentation spots on your face, taking Folic Acid will help.
I had Melasma really bad and began taking Folic Acid, and it went away.
I take 1 mg daily (prescription), but you can buy it very cheap at Wal-Mart and take about 800 mcg daily.
I’ve also had an age spot
burned off at the dermatologist’s office. When I had the same spot lasered, it came right back!
It’s all right; hopefully someday I’ll find something that works.
Whats up this is kinda of off topic but I was wanting to know if blogs use WYSIWYG editors or if you have to manually
code with HTML. I’m starting a blog soon but have no coding expertise so I wanted to get advice from someone with experience. Any help would be enormously appreciated!
I use wordpress.org, and use the WYSIWYG editor… occasionally using the html part to fix up a few things, but yeah. I don’t really know how to code either, but I’ve learned some basics through this whole process of having a blog!
Just an update: I’ve been using the MSM for a few months and I have noticed definitely a 50% improvement in the few scars I have. Then again, I only use it about 50% of the week. Also, I keep getting new breakouts every month in the area with the worst scarring and pigmentation (duh), so it’s hard to tell what’s new redness and what’s old. Overall, I think the MSM helps and is worth using. It calms my skin really well even when it’s inflamed. And makes the overall texture nice for makeup application. (I also imagine it protects my pores from makeup like a base cream would, but that’s pure imagination.) It definitely doesn’t cause breakouts.
I tried it for about a month and at first thought they were filling in some but they are really still the same. I think I just had my hopes too high. My acne scars are also pretty old (since age 23. I’m now 26)so that could have been why I didn’t get much improvement. I hope one day we can find something that will help improve them. Good luck everyone!
Hello Tamar, or Tracy 🙂
I come from Australia, and would really love to purchase the one Tamar linked to. Although its not available anywhere in Australia, and no one online will send it to Australia either.
I found this one http://www.puritanspride.com.au/msm-cream-sku-005615.html/
I was wondering if you think this could be just as good? Or possibly not?
It wouldn’t be a huge investment in something that could work.
Although I previously tried for a fair few months a MSM cream made by an Australian company called MooGoo, and had no luck. Although there were a large number of ingredients based in their cream.
Any help would be greatly appreciated.
Just bought some MSM lotion at my local health store! Gonna post before and after pictures, it’s funny how the universe works since I was not looking for any acne scar remedies on the internet and I accidently bumped into this post by coincidence. I can tell it worked on you, you look really cute 🙂 Wish me luck!
I had a bad round of cystic acne last summer that left me with tons of scarring around my cheeks and jawline. A few months ago I started using tea tree oil to get rid of the scars – I’d had great success using TTO on other parts of my body to get rid of acne scars. But for whatever reason, TTO had no effect on my facial scars. I stumbled across this post and figured I had nothing to lose. Sure enough, I’ve been using MSM cream on my face for about a month now and have seen significant improvement in my scars! Many of them have faded away, and the deeper ones look MUCH better than they did a few weeks ago.
For what it’s worth, I bought what I’m guessing is a fairly low-grade brand of the cream (TriMedica). It’s got a bit of a waxy feel to it and smells a bit funny, but if you don’t want to spend too much, I can say that this brand worked for me.
Hey Hannah, that’s awesome! I’m really happy to hear that the MSM cream has made a difference for you
Does this really work cause my cheeks are full og.acne scars and deep boxcar scars also hopefully this works for me
Hi Anna – when it comes to fighting acne and scars, there is no guarantees with anything. Works for some and not for others, but it’s definitely worth a shot
I would love to buy MSM Cream but it’s not available locally where I live and i’m not old enough to buy online. I feel super depressed because though I finally found a natural solution for pitted scars and now it’s gone. Do you know any natural treatments for pitted scars beside MSM Cream?
Im going to give it a try(:
I came across your post 2 weeks ago and ordered the same MRM MSM Cream and have been using it for 3 days now. I really hope this thing delivers the same miracle for me as it did to you, because I’ve tried just about everything like you, Tracy. I’ve dermastamped, tried numerous scar serums, and it’s been so frustrating dealing with these indented scars. I have no money for laser treatments and while I did subcision and filler once six months ago, the results are wearing already. Not to mention I broke out horribly a few months ago and was left with more dents on my face than ever. They’ve caused me indescribable agony and depression. I know I shouldn’t get my hopes too high, but I really have to hope for something because there’s nothing left for me to do. Thanks for sharing this and sharing your story.
* I meant to address Tamar in my previous post. My apologies, but thank you Tracy also for your website and various informative articles!
If I am unable to get this specific msm cream (I’m in Australia) will others be as good and what if the ingredients are slightly different and their amounts?
I’m thinking about heading to vitamin king since I can’t seem to find this cream or any msm cream at all and even if I do I’m not sure that its not going to clog my pores. Would there be a solution for my pores with using this? Is it just msm that does the trick because I’ve seen msm in powder form and just wondering maybe if I rub it on whether it will work.
Hello: Just wanted to say that I had deep rolling scars as well. I have tried micro dermabrasion (went through it four times). But nothing worked long term.
About 10 months ago, I shifted to natural cleansing method — I use olive oil as a cleanser and as an overnight cream. My scars reduced a bit but not noticeably.
Started using MSM cream as a result of this post, my scars have reduced appreciably!! I don’t even use it super regularly — just apply it under my makeup about 3-4 times a week for the last 3 months or so.
I am so grateful for this information!! Thank you!!
Yay!! I’m glad this stuff worked for you Nisha, that’s awesome! I’m happy for you!
I am very interested in getting this product! I notice it’s available on Amizon although I would like to know the percentage that people with the best results are using and what the brand name is!!! thanks so much for putting this out there and giving people HOPE! God Bless, Faith
r u frm india where did u find msm cream?
I don’t even remember having good skin. I had acne since I was 12yrs old. I was left w/some pitted scars that bothered me so at 53 I went for resurfacing 7 yrs ago. Big,big mistake. I had rolling indented scars along with a dent on my cheeks besides being red for months from the surgery. I’ve had all the lazer treatments to help build up my skin,fraxel 7 x’s, Perfecta, smoothbeam, affirm. Tried all the natural so called remedies including micro dermabrasion at home & chemical peels. Then fillers. God I can go on & on. Now I’ve been taking Vit c along w/msm for a while. One product I like is called “Aqua Cure”. It exfoliates gently. You can see it on youtube. After all this I still have the scars,a little better but there still there. I haven’t found anything yet that I can say is the magic bullet. Save your money on lasers. Try a dermapen. That gives as good a result as lasers for me. Take Vit c. I’ll give MSM cream a try & see what happens. I’ll let you know if anything changes. If not for me then I hope for you. Living w/scars is horrible. Always thinking people are looking at your skin. Avoiding lights overhead & from the side. I wish you all the best in your search & if you do find anything please share. Go to realself.com. You can find people who swear by some lasers & some who like me came out worse but it’s nice to know your NOT alone.
I ordered the MSM cream 3 weeks ago and started using it along with 100% unprocessed raw honey. My acne has pretty much completely cleared up and my scars have faded significantly. 🙂 Can’t wait to see more results with continued use!
Hey Elyce, did you have scars besides hyperpigmentation? like any indented scars that went away while putting on MSM cream?
This cream may lighten post acne hyperpigmentation (which are commonly referred to as SCARS, yet they are not scars) However, this cream will do nothing for recessed (Indented, ice-pick, rolling, boxcar etc) scars. Absolutely NOTHING. Spare yourself the disappointment and Save your money. This is a sham.
I assume you tried it and it didn’t work for your recessed scars? I’m sorry to hear that Rebecca :(. But everyone is different. It’s just a default that it’s not going to work for everyone (story of every product ever). It may work for some people’s recessed scars.
Yeah I actually saw what looked like smoothing out of a dented linear like scar that I had for a few weeks but it seems that over time if you stop using the MSM cream, the dents resort back to how they used to look. But at the same time, the MSM cream does seem to have smoothed out a few dents I had on my temple area, which is weird.
Anyways I wish everyone luck.
I’ve come across this website last year and was really intrigued by the article and have been researching MSM Cream for awhile. I have both post-acne marks and deep acne scars :/ I have been using the Murad Post-acne marks kit for a month now http://www.murad.com/post-acne-marks-kit and I don’t see any type of improvement yet. But I am willing to give it another 2 months before I quit just to see. So, I am now curious to try out the MSM Cream to treat my deep acne scars. I have been to the dermatologist about 4 times trying the laser treatments, but no difference whatsoever. So, my question is, if I’m going to try using the MSM Cream along with my Murad post-acne marks routine, should I apply the cream before or after the Post Acne Spot Lightening Gel? Please let me know and tell me what you think.
Does it work with tiny ice picks…I have few I wanna get rid of or atleast spurt their growth..thanks..oh and what brand msm did you use?
When I clicked on the link in the article it brought me to this MSM Cream brand:
I am using MRM MSM cream. There is a link in the article. I think I have pitted scars. I’ve been using it for a month and they have filled in a lot and the red pigment has faded as well. It might fill in for you some, but you never know. In my opinion it’s worth a shot since it has worked so well for me and it’s cheap. Good luck!
I decided to give it a try! I just ordered mine and it should be here by the 2nd of May. Hopefully by the end of May I will finally be rid of my disgusting rolling scars. I will be sure to update if anything happens 🙂
I’ve heard a lot of good things about this. Also grapefruit seed extract has been used in a lot of different treatments. I just ordered some based on this great discussion! Thanks for sharing!
I just received my MSM Cream today 🙂 Wish me luck!
Rachelle, did you have any luck????
Anyone having good results using MSM cream?
I’m 23. I’ve had acne since around age 8 and scars since the age of 14.
I’ll start using this cream today and see how it works.
I came across this post a few months ago and decided to try MSM cream based on the experiences of Tamar and some of the other commenters. I actually have been using a different brand: Life-Flo MSM Plus Maximum Strength, with a 15% concentration of MSM. I purchased their MSM cream because it’s not packaged in a jar and therefore is not exposed to light, air, or bacteria from fingers, which can cause ingredients to degrade. (I don’t know if MSM is affected by this, but many “active” ingredients are, and I’d rather be cautious.) I have a lot of pitted scarring and some boxcar scars—after three months of applying it once (almost) every day, they are less noticeable and have filled in, though not disappeared entirely. The texture of my skin is smoother and much more even now, however. My skin has improved enough that even my husband has noticed: even upon close examination, he says that he can hardly see many of the scars now—that the pitted scars look more like slightly large pores. It would be great if they continued to improve, but I’m happy with the results I’ve seen and can’t complain!
What is the name of the cream that you used?
Does anyone have before and after pictures?
I have before and after pics
Here you go 🙂
Nice!!! Great progress Elyce!! 😀 Your skin looks great!!
I am doing the caveman regimen, so what is the opinion on taking MSM INTERNALLY to help prevent/heal stars instead of using the cream?
Internal MSM is supposed to help with scars too…. I feel like I remember hearing/reading that you had take a lot to see a big difference and it was expensive…. and maybe wasn’t quite as effective as the cream……..I feel like I remember hearing there was some kind of downside vs the cream, but I’m having a hard time remembering what it was exactly. Either way, I think it is a good supplement to take and most people report having more supple skin and hair and stronger nails when they use it.
Anyone here have experience with internal MSM?
Thanks Tracy! Yes any other feedback is welcome! I really don’t want anything touching my face right now as it heals and also really believe in the science of the caveman regime. Plus, most creams seem to have aloe and not recommended for sensitive skin.
I currently add MSM powder to my water so I hope it does make a positive impact!!
Only last summer, my skin went from being nice and clean to a LOT of breakouts and everything. It later left scars of all kinds (ice picks, raised, rolling, and emotional ones :'( ). I am trying the MSM cream right now but so far it has had no significant results. Can someone please post before and after pics? How long did it take before scars started filling? And please describe the detailed, proper regimen to use if it helped? Thanks in advance!!
Hey Adam, have you seen any improvement??
This shit does not work. I’m already on my second jar and I have seen absolutely no results, I still have a bunch of disgusting pitted scars. Are all of the comments on here and reviews online seriously fake? Who took the time to write all of these fake reviews? If anything I think this crap has been clogging my pores because I have gotten 5 red lumps on my face so far and 2 on my neck. So fucked up to get someone’s hopes up like this. I feel horrible about all of the scars and ongoing acne on my face and I was hoping this would help like I read. Don’t fuck with people with bad acne because you don’t know how horrible this crap makes us feel. There are days where I curse the day I was born and think about how freeing death would be. But the thought of the possible pain of death along with the “what happens after question” makes suicide hard, although I might actually get there at some point because I am just so tired of dealing with this and seeing my face get worse everyday while my fucking doctor won’t prescribe me accutane even though he sees all of the fucking scars on my face.
To my knowledge, the reviews here are from real people and aren’t fake. Believe me, I know how awful bad acne makes you feel, I’ve been there, and I would never fuck with anyone or publish information I knew to be false. It’s simply the fact that different things work differently for different people and unfortunately nothing is guaranteed to work for everyone. Because it didn’t work for you doesn’t mean it won’t work for anyone or that a person who sees success with a certain product that didn’t work for you is lying. However, I’m really really sorry though that you didn’t see any improvement with it… my heart is with you. I know you are hurting and so frustrated. Sending love <3
I spent a year and a half on Accutane and it took away my nodular breakouts but did nothing for my scarring. As dangerous as the drug is to the human body I would have suffered liver damage before my scars went away. If you’re talking about how bad you feel now and considering death, then you don’t need Accutane anyways since a side effect is psychological issues. I have horrible damage to my face that makes me look older than I am and the texture is really hideous, but if this cream doesn’t work for me I’ll keep trying to find something that does. You’re going to continue to hate the world until you learn to value yourself internally. I know what I’m talking about since my nodular breakout was during my senior year. I was on the yearbook staff and I kept any picture from going into my yearbook. Take a breath, take a step back, pick up and try again.
My dermatologist did the same thing to me. For years I used expensive prescription medication, every time I went off the meds, more scars.
My chiropractor told me that he completely cleared his skin of acne by taking 50,000 mg of NON-SYNTHETIC vitamin A with 150 mg of Zinc for two weeks.
Accutane is derived from vitamin A but I was surprised he could clear up his skin after such a short course. But I tried it, I took vitamin A derived from fish oil and it cleared up the cystic acne. I still break out but it’s not as bad, but I’m going to do another two week course.
It’s certainly worth a try!
Hi Z. Can you tell me exactly what brand of Vitamin A and Zinc you took? I’m desperate and I’m willing to to try anything to finally put an end to my acne.
I have had acne since I was a teenager and ended up with bad acne scars. I have been using a face serum fairly new from wingflower.com that has literally removed most of my deep scarring and helped me to look 10 years younger from last year. You should try it and see how it works for you.
Angel I so understand feeling so depressed and disappointed. please try taking it internally, they sell pure MSM powder on amazon, you will have to work yourself up a little at a time. it tightens skin so it does help some. I also use microneedling.. and I have bought a red light the one that covers your whole face. with big pitted scars it hard. I also did something that is new doctors are doing with needles to lift the scars by going under the scar it self and lifting it. they use diabetic needles. I tried a couple myself, it did bruise and it can get infected so finding a Doctor to do this is best. I also do Microdermabrasion.. all this stuff you can do at home except for maybe the one with lifting scars to break them loose. I am turning 52 and I understand. don’t let this stuff get to you. just read and do what people say helps them. I haven’t used cream but I do use MSM powder. you can also make a spray with distilled water and spray it after bath and then I use a vitamin C serum right after. The red light therapy I got off ebay used it was like 150$ and I use it at least every other day. besides scars all this does help tighten and firm skin. The micro needling is tough but it does help.. don’t give up and when you feel like you might talk to someone that has same issues.. you can hallor at me okay 🙂 hang tough. this is not easy for any of us. we all were not born with beautiful complections. but we sure have tools to help make it better.
hi frnz..i m from india..& i m suffering from last 10 years of acne problem & 1 Year of little scars problem on my both cheeks..how can i buy this product? ( i mean which online shop) & what is the indian price in rupees of this product?
Pls. Reply me..
Hi Friend, I’m sorry I don’t know where you could get this that ships to India and I don’t know how much it is in Rupees
I just purchased this lotion to try on my acne scars, hope it works for me. I do have a question and I wonder if anyone can help, I have been having dry but oily skin, will this lotion make it more dry? I try removing my makeup at nioght with just raw honey but its not enough to remove makeup and I have to use a facial cleaner to remove makeup.
I have started taking estroblock for my hormonal acne, and its seems like it helping but I won’t know for sure until another 2 months.
Not sure if it will make your skin more dry – maybe someone else can chime in? Anyone?
As for removing makeup, check out this cloth: https://thelovevitamin.com/5457/how-to-remove-makeup-without-cleansers-oils-or-makeup-remover/
Angel- have you tried estroblock, milk thistle and burdock root? Tracy posted an article on these supplements. I have been taking them for a month and it looks like they help because this time during my time of the month I only got two pimples, but they were not as bad as they normally get, usually my face is in pain and I have huge bumps. If you are a guy I am not sure if you can take estro block, good luck, I have tried different things but realize that not everything works for everyone
I recently ordered MSM cream, but I am also doing the caveman regimen. Should I apply the cream daily and not wash it? Or should I wash it off with water? Any advice as to how frequently I should apply the stuff or how long I leave it on there would be great. I still want to do the caveman, but after reading these reviews I want to see if the cream can help with my hyperpigmentation. 😛
I don’t know if you can use them together… I mean, if you’re using this cream, it’s not really the caveman. I would just try one or the other to start with
I don’t know if you can use them together… I mean, if you’re using this cream, it’s not really the caveman. I would just try one or the other to start with.. but hey, I can’t say it won’t work doing a caveman-ish thing with a little MSM thrown in. Haven’t tried it myself so I don’t know! You are free to experiment!
Alright, thanks! I’m just worried about the stuff clogging my pores if I apply it daily and then never wash it off. I don’t want to use anything else, because I have noticed a BIG reduction in my acne after eliminating dairy and doing the caveman, but the hyperpigmentation is pretty bad. I put it on last night, and I feel like I’ve already seen some improvement! But do you think I should lather and lather and lather it on every day? Or wash it with only water once a day or so?
I don’t know my friend, you’ll have to experiment and see what works for you
Alright, thanks Tracy! <3
Don’t know if you want to try it but I have been removing the msm lotion in the morning with organic rose water ( I buy it from mountain rose herbs, hydrosol) it also calms down redness.
It’s a great toner
I forgot to mention I add the rose water to a cotton ball
Hey Tracy! I really want to try this product, but I was wondering if you had before and after pics of this working for your skin? Thank you!
I actually haven’t used MSM cream (this is written as a guest post from a reader, Tamar, who used it)…. I was so lucky that after my severe acne I didn’t have pitted scars, and all my red marks had faded by the time I heard about this…
But anyway, one of the commenters above, Elyce, actually did post some before and afters, check them out: http://honeymsmblog.wordpress.com/2013/05/23/photogrid_1366296168456-png/
I’ve been using the MSM for a couple of days now and really really like it. I had severe acne breakouts since 4 years ago and have not been able to control it nicely until a year ago when I started going to the gym regularly ( at least 3 times/week).
Now I no longer have painful cystic acne bumps just pimples here and there. However, due to my severe breakouts before, I have dented acne scars on both cheeks and my temple. They are not red, look calm, and are not deep. Mostly rolling scars, a few boxcar scars, and no ice pick scars.
The MSM cream makes my face feel so hydrated and yet not oily. I believe bc it hydrates my skin so well, it made my face appears fuller and so the dented scars are definitely less obvious. I use the cream during the day as well under light make up and boy, it is such a nice make up “primer”…I mean really no oily face at the end of the day.
After all, it is the best facial cream I have ever used in regards to hydration.
To all of you who are fighting to get active aches under control, it is so important that you lead a healthy life style. Definitely exercise regularly! And do moderate to intense activities where you have a good hearty sweat (great way to detox). All other acne/scar creams will work a lot better when you lead a healthy life style! Have hope!!
Does anyone know where I can buy msm cream in Toronto (oh and Estroblock?)? I can’t order it online. And is it okay to use it although my skin is still breaking out sometimes?
I’m honestly super desperate these days cause nothing I do seems to have a lasting effect on my skin. I’m eating almost only raw foods (I enjoy it!), no sugar, no dairy, lots of good stuff, green smoothies, good fats. I’m taking zinc, fermented cod liver oil, milk thistle. I love my job and boyfriend. I only wash my face with water.
My skin has improved since I started eating more consciously last summer but it never got entirely good. I still break out very often and badly in the middle of my cycle. There’s almost no time without a pimple. I have lots of red marks.
This weekend I broke out so badly, I almost couldn’t believe it. Even on my chest, which is usually perfect. This morning I decided to be optimistic now instead of depressed because it can hardly get any worse. 🙂
I don’t want to accept that it’s just my destiny to have a terrible skin. (I’m 27) And it’s really effecting my whole personality and behavior in so many ways. People without acne just can’t imagine.
Any other ideas?
This is just so frustrating.
Thanks a lot for this very inspiring website Tracy. 🙂
You could probably find MSM in a health food store or something like that, but I’m not sure. Estroblock, you can only get it online from the States as far as I am aware. You can probably find a different brand of DIM in Canada, but I’m not sure what to recommend or what is as high quality as Estroblock that’s available here. I hope you can get your hands on some because it sounds like it would probably help you!
You might benefit from seeing a doctor. Sounds like you are doing everything you can but are still breaking out. Have you ever heard of PCOS? Having persistent adult acne breakouts that are hard to control is a sign of PCOS. It has to do with your hormones. You might want to do a quick online search of PCOS and also go see a doctor.
Best of luck. I have had bad experience with persistent and severe acne as well.
Hey guys, so it’s been a month now and no progress yet :/ I still have deep pitted scars. I am going to stick with it though because they say it could about 6 months for these ugly scars to disappear so maybe close to that time if I don’t see any difference whatsoever then I’ll stop wasting my time. . .
I just started using msm cream 2 days ago… lets see how it goes.
Rachel, have you tried anything else for your scars like Retin-a?
Also how long have you has the deep pitted scars for…
Hi tracy I’m interested to the product but unfortunately the website that selling the product is not selling or deliver in our country…hope you can help me in this matter..thank you very much for telling ask that we have the apportunity heal all our scars in the face..and to become beautiful again..may the lord bless you always.
Hi lovely, you may be able to find a different brand of MSM cream in a local health food store or something! Unfortunately I don’t have a list of other brands and what’s available in different countries. Just have a search around to find an MSM cream that IS available where you live and go with that.
Thank you for this post… I have a few questions perhaps Tracy can answer.. After reading this post and ordering my MSM cream I went online to do research on MSM and I discovered its a whole other world.. and it comes in powder/capsules/crystals.. and is good for many many things as well as skin/hair/nails.. It said it tightens skin helps it look younger, helps with wrinkles ( not that i’m old, but it was so interesting to see that a natural thing can do this.. it also said it helps with acne and everything) I was wondering if you know anything about the powder version or if you know anything more about MSM other then whats in this article? If you do would you be able to tell me your experience with it .. do you have an article on it? I was thinking of taking the powder in the morning in water.. or the capsules after reading all about it on online and many web-sights I’m convinced it will do nothing but good…. but I first wanted to ask you about it… do you know about it?? ( if you don’t i think it would be something you would really enjoy learning more about, msm just seems like magic )
Thank you tracy
I’ve never tried it myself which is probably why I’ve never written about it, but I have definitely heard of the benefits of MSM when taken internally and that it does improve your skin tone/suppleness, and strengthen your hair and nails. If you try it, let us know your results.
With old scars nothing will happen because the skin is no more remoddeling, so a cream that helps remoddeling will be of no help.
SO THINK: You have to innitiate a remoddeling process before. I made great experience with FRAXEL RESTORE with 50 -70 mj of energy settings…important to get rid of acnescars.
Or probably using skinneedling.
After innitiate a skin remoddeling process the cream will help very well
I hope that you really did get rid of your scars with MSM cream (which I highly doubt) and are not fooling everyone while you make commission off the MSM cream.
Hi Lori – This article is a guest post written by a Love Vitamin reader, not me. I haven’t actually used MSM myself because luckily I came away without any serious scarring after my bad acne. So I can’t actually first hand verify if it works or not (my impression is that it works for some and not for others), but I don’t see why this person would send me a guest post telling me about this if it wasn’t true. She isn’t getting anything out of it except to help others by sharing something that worked for her. However, I do get a small commission (like a few cents per jar) if someone buys it on Amazon through my link, but I never ever link to stuff on Amazon that I wouldn’t talk about anyway. That’s the truth from my end – I’m positive this cream won’t work for everyone, but this article is here because it might be worth a shot just to see. If you don’t want me to get a small commission, don’t buy it on Amazon and I’m totally okay with that 🙂 Hope it works for you, love x
I have very old, indented scars and have been using msm cream once a day for about a week. While the scars are still obviously there (I don’t believe in miracles), they do look better. I think that my skin is just more hydrated so the scars look “plumped out” a bit, but the cream somehow gives my skin a velvety, mat appearance which helps make the scars look better. Nothing makes scars look worse than greasy, shiny face (mine seemed exaggerated if my face was shiny). I have hopes that my skin texture will continue to improve. I also just started taking neocell fish collagen, which I read can help with scars and wrinkles, but both times I’ve taken it I’ve had some nausea, so I will stop. Just read vitamin c serum helps. Anyone try that?
Well I just started using the cream. I don’t have scars.. Or erm. I thought I didn’t like. I have some in-depth scars but they’re so small it’s unnoticeable. Still. I started to use this cream a few days ago. And well, it’s not even been a week now but this cream does contain vitamin E and I’ve read from Seppo Pussa’s website that Vitamin E is important for skin so I guess it wouldn’t hurt trying this.
I am 23 yrs old and i am having pits
On my face which was left behind acne
.. Does this MSM cream help to remove
This pits and scars???
Pls reply soon..
Thank u dear…
That’s what it’s claimed to do and some people are having success getting rid of their acne scars and pits with it. But like all acne treatments or skin care products, it doesn’t work for everyone, so I wouldn’t get your hopes way way up. It’s totally worth a try though!
I ordered some MSM cream 1 month ago after reading the article. I have Shallow rolling scars over both cheeks along with 2-3 pitted scars. The cream did help with the overall complexion of my skin (tighter skin, pores less big) my rolling scars are about 50%-60% less noticeable (they are very smooth, I almost can’t feel them using touch anymore) as for the pitted scars the only improvement I noticed is that they are less wide but still visible.
I have to say after reading countless articles and spending countless hours/days looking for a cure, this is definitely worth the 12$ or so.
I still have no clue what MSM does exactly but I did see results and I do recommend it to people with acne scars, especially shallow rolling scars. If you have deep pitted scars (moon crater type) this probably won’t help you much.
Thank you and No this is not an add.
That’s great news Rask! 🙂
thanks for the update! i have the similar situation and would also like to minimize the size of my pores. Can’t wait to try the product!
Hi, which msm cream did you purchase and how old were your scars?
Do you know if this product is all natural and paraben free?
I couldn’t find that on the product or online and noticed other brands that advertise paraben free.
Like all formulated products, the ingredients list is pretty long, and therefore always questionable (in my opinion, even if the ingredients are natural). The more ingredients, the more likely there’s going to be something dangerous/irritating, or just doesn’t jive with people. However, the reason this cream is highlighted in this article is not based on my opinion, but simply because that’s what Tamar actually used. Overall the ingredients look pretty good as far as naturalness goes though, and I don’t see any parabens in it.
Hi everyone.. I wanted to give my feedback of using this cream.. its been about 2-3 weeks.
Usually i’ll get 1-2 new cystic pimples surfacing each week. Since I started using this cream AND putting on Manuka honey mask day and night for 30+mins I have no new pimples (knock on wood), even considering how poor my diet was this last week. As for scarring, no improvements. For those concerned if this blocks your pores, i find this to be a better replacement to other moisturizers and did not find it blocked my pores. This product is worth a shot. I’ll update once again.
I bought this cream and used it for about 2 weeks. I liked the feel of it but then I noticed several darks spots on my chin that weren’t there before. I haven’t had any breakouts and the only thing I changed about my routine was using MSM cream.
I also saw a thread on acne.org where a guy got a bunch of new brown spots on his face after starting to use it (he was also using a couple other new products at the time so it may not have been the MSM cream… but heads up anyway).
Did anyone try the dermaroller. Heard that it works but it’s painful
If I use the MSM cream, does it dry out skin, if so, should I use an oil with it?
hi, just wondering if i could wear msm cream as my morning moisturizer, meaning i would be wearing in the sun. is it alright to be wearing msm cream in the sun? thanks!
did you notice when you started using msm cream that older scars that ” healed” were suddenly popping up again? ive onlu been using it for about a week now but have seen a lot of old scars i thought i had finally gotten rid of seem to be coming out. im wondering if i should discontinue or if this is part of the process?
YES! This absolutely happened to me. I stopped using it when I noticed, but I’ve started back up again and those scars that reappeared *seem* to be lighter again. Did you continue using it?
I’m not sure if it was the MSM cream but I also had old scars appear and also scars that I don’t think I ever had appear. So I stopped using MSM cream. I hope these new scars and old scars disappear! It’s been a months since I stopped using the cream and I still have the scars!
Hi. I am from South Africa. Where can I get from this MSM cream? What is it exactly?
First of all thanks for replying to these posts and encouraging us on. Because of this thread I have decided to buy MSM cream and give it a try.
I’ve had acne throughout my teen years but it cleared off after I had my daughter, but since I got pregnant with my 2nd and even up till my acne has resurfaced and is now worse than ever. I started using tea tree oil acne medication to treat my acne and it has subsided for a while, but unfortunately my scars still remain and it’s just frustrating. I glad I found this thread and I really hope this product will work for me as it has for some of you.
please give updates after using this cream.
I started using MSM cream (because of this post) on Sept. 20th. I had a huge cystic outbreak from January until mid-August of this year, and now I have hypertrophic scars and hyperpigmentation on my forehead, cheeks, and jawline.I allowed the acne to heal for the following 6 weeks before looking for solutions to my scarring. I incorporated the MSM cream into my routine as follows:
-Wash off makeup with Dr. Bronner’s Peppermint Soap(diluted 1:4)
-Apply 100% aloe vera gel with fingertips and allow to dry for about 3 min.
-Apply MSM cream.
In the morning I wash, apply aloe, apply Nelson’s Pure and Clear moisturizer (which I love), and then Mederma(which I don’t like so much because it has parabens in it, but it also has some good stuff and was given to me).
I have seen some improvement in scarring, but I have no way of knowing if it would have improved just as well without the MSM cream. Based on the price, it’s totally worth a shot. As a side note, my very thin eyebrows have gotten thicker! Pretty neat 😀
I’ll update after a few more weeks have gone by.
OH! something else I noticed: I tried eating a vegan diet from May to July (90 days) to try and eliminate any “stress” on my system with the thought that my body would have more available resources to repair the damaged tissue. I started eating meat again about two weeks ago, and I can already see an accelerated difference in my skin quality and healing. Nothing else has changed but (I keep a diligent food diary) my average protein intake has increased from an average of 44g/day to an average of 120g/day. I increased lean protein, legumes, and incorporated natural whey protein powder (half a scoop every morning within 30 min of waking,and a scoop after intense weight training)–no dairy, grains, or added sugar except for during a 6 hr period once a week–gotta love cheat day!).
Those are my observations on my healing process thus far- I can ATTEMPT to help answer any nutrition-related questions if people have them- I’m currently a graduate student in Nutrition and Integrative Health with an undergrad degree in Biology/Chemistry (Pre-med). Good luck to anyone looking at this board–I carry your struggles with me.
Try rosehip oil also! It’s helped my red marks from acne.
I just ordered this for my son. He has only ONE small ice pick scar on his cheek. He is worse than a girl about his looks. He had bad acne and took accutane for it and worked great. Just one scar. I can’t wait for him to try the cream before he wants to go to the dermatologist! Thanks for the information!
Wow. I wish I had a mother like you!
me too..mine let me suffer….then again looking back I might have been too self conscious to even allow her or anyone to help.. or even so much as TALK about it so I don’t know…if it was my fault but bottom line I was the child and she was the adult and I got NO help!
Thank you for posting this Tamar. I was currently using a basic ‘sulfur’ cream for breakouts and scars when I read this, but thought I would switch to the more organic MSM as suggested. The sulfur cream worked (as in it exfoliated my face) but it was too harsh for daily use. Since I was feeling impatient, I checked my cabinets, and found that I happened to have a jar of MSM supplement capsules. So I opened up a few capsules of the MSM powder and added them to a small bottle of vitamin E/Olive Oil and mixed it well. (I had to let it sit for an hour or so before the mixture was nice and even). I used it on my face last night, and this morning I was able to exfoliate a lot of dead skin just like I was with the sulfur cream (maybe even more), except without the irritation. I tend to be very hard on myself and focus heavily on every flaw, but I’m hoping a steady regimine of this will, in time, help to heal the scarring and hyperpigmentation from prior break-outs.
Anyhow, I’m wondering what your thoughts are on creating your own mixture of MSM cream/oil and if you think it may be as effective as the store-bought kind since the active ingredient is the same.
PS: I also like to mix a little zinc oxide powder (which I got online) in with my vitamin E and/or olive oil. Just lightly massage in, then blot with a tissue to not look oily. This has two great effects. Provides some sun protection to the “new” exfoliated skin, and the anti-inflammatory zinc also helps keep skin clear. I suppose you can use it in your moisturizer of choice. Just thought I’d pass that little tip along for anyone who’s interested.
I have a scar on my cheek due to an accident from when I was about 19 years old. My parents paid for me to go to one of the top skin doctors in Las Vegas for laser resurfacing and subscision. It cost @ 4k and it did make an improvement. I still have slight scarring & heard about MSM cream so I figured I’d try it. Here is my regime:
Morning- Wash face with CeraVe
Use Dr. Thayer’s Rose Water Witch Hazel as toner
I apply a mixture of Rosehip Seed Oil & Helichyrsum Oil
Apply Pristine Beauty Hooray for Brallywood Moisturizer
I then mix a little of my foundation (Revlon Colorstay) w/
MSM cream on the back of my hand & then apply to my
face – men could actually mix a little tinted moisturizer w/
the MSM cream & people wouldn’t notice you have
anything on ( just play w/ the amounts to get your right
Evening- I repeat everything for daytime, I just don’t add foundation
to the MSM cream at night
I have had people tell me that my skin is better, I still see some scarring though – but, one thing to remember is, once skin is damaged, it will never go back to 100%. I constantly have to remind myself of this. My skin has probably improved 75-80% – so I’m thankful for that. Also, I take Dr.’s Best MSM 1500 supplements – I take them for shoulder pain but I’ve noticed my hair has gotten thicker & healthier as well as my nails. I had a scar through my right eyebrow & the hair actually grew back so I don’t have to draw in my eyebrows all the time anymore. I also use the Herbal MSM soap (ordered off of Amazon) and it helps soften the appearance of stretch marks.
Sorry to be so long-winded with this post, but I was thinking if I could share my skin regime & experiences with MSM that it might benefit others.
P.S. One last thing, a good piece of advice that was given to me was this: never point out your flaws to others because chances are they wouldn’t have noticed it until you did
I just googled this particular MSM cream (the one in the link), and it does have Petroleum Jelly as one of the ingredients. This could be why some people are complaining of break-outs after using it.
Can you recommend a good MSM cream without petroleum jelly?
I have a pitted scar in the middle of my forehead have been looking for treatment to get rid of this deep scar and will try MSM it sounds promising.
Ok so I just recently went through medical menopause do to a serious medical condition that required a full hysterectomy and oophorectomy (removal of ovaries and fallopian tubes). So needless to say I have to wear estrogen patches now to avoid hot flashes, and let me just say no joke with those things. I have identified that I have some rolling scars but after going through menopause my pimples started going away because I had a controlled amount of estrogen., however now I have box car scars. To make matters worse I just turned 30…ugh. Anyway not sure if you had a combination of scars or not but I really can’t afford expensive stuff. But I will do anything to feel beautiful on the outside again. I checked out your tumblr pics which are awesome! But it gave all the more reason to try something else than what I’ve been doing. Please let me know. With everything I just want my body back at least what I can get back. Thanks for posting this -erin
How would one fit this product into their regimen. Obviously it is to be used after cleansing the face, but should one apply moisturizer before or after MSM cream? I bought some and it’s on the way.
Hi Chon! I’ve been using this MSM cream for about two weeks now and I use it after cleansing my face, and then just use the cream AS a moisturizer. It’s moisturizing on its own for me, so I don’t have to add anything else to it!
Hey guys! Little backstory, I have had acne for as long as I can remember, and I am now 18 with my face filled with “scars”. I put quotation marks around scars because the scars I have are the red marks left behind from acne, not the ice pick or deep pitted scars or anything, and it is said that technically these red spots aren’t considered scars. But, if I were to estimate, I started developing marks on my face around 15 years old possibly? Anyway, I have tried SO many things, whether it was store bought, dermatologist prescribed, or natural, and I haven’t found anything that has shown much success in healing my scars. It’s so upsetting for me to wake up and look at my skin every day and see my cheeks filled with all these red marks that never seem to fade away. And it’s not like there’s only a few, there’s a ton. I could go on and on forever about how upset it makes me and the toll it takes on my self confidence, but I’d be typing forever. I came across this post about a little over 2 weeks ago and immediately ordered this MSM cream and have been using it morning and night for the past 2 weeks. Although I have not seen dramatic results, I can definitely see that this cream is helping to lighten up many of my marks. I am definitely going to stick with this because being realistic, I know that miracles aren’t going to happen overnight and that I need to stick with this for awhile if I want to see if I am able to experience success with this product. I saw a post above from someone that used this cream at night along with washing their face with manuka honey and she seemed to have GREAT results (so jealous). Manuka honey is one of the products I have tried to help fade my red spots in the past, and I do remember it working nicely, just not fully fading them. But now that I am using this cream, I think I will do what she does with using them both and see what happens. I’m hoping for the best. Trust me, I know what it’s like to have AWFUL skin and not want to go places sometimes because it looks so bad, even when I cover my face with lots of makeup. It’s hard to stay positive about seeing progress sometimes, but I’m trying to keep a positive mindset with this! Even though I have been using this cream for 2 weeks now, I will take a picture of my skin starting tomorrow and hopefully be able to post a progress report soon. For anyone thinking about trying this product, I would just give it a go. It’s far less expensive than some other products and treatments out there, so it could be a good idea to try this out first. Plus, it’s inexpensive. Good luck to everyone!!
I’ve actually started applying castor oil to my face at night after I get done using cleanser & toner. I apply a light layer of it because it is a very thick oil & once my skin has absorbed it I apply the MSM cream. Actually, the other day, my two sons commented on how my scars are not that noticeable. It has been a gradual process but I have seen positive results. Hope this helps you.
I wanted to ask about acne marks and melasma. I had pretty bad acne on my back and shoulders, and the marks seem to be pretty bad (not rolling scars but very dark marks that last and last). I even went through something similar to a chemical peel on my back and chest which hurt like hell and had amazing results, but my skin was so irritated that the acne came back and now I have new marks all over my back. On my face there are some acne marks but those seem to heal well, however, I’ve recently developed melasma marks on my forehead and upper lip. I tried a turmeric mask with honey, jojoba, and sandlewood but I didn’t do it for so long so not sure how effective it would be. I recently came across MSM powder at the health store and I remembered reading about it on the blog. Thing is its a little pricey here in Israel and not sure if it’s easy to get my hands on some cream.
To cut a long story short, I’m getting married around April and really want to instill a regimen that’s effective with scarring and pigmentation, and that is pretty simple (the turmeric is pretty messy…). So any idea if the powder mixed in water would work too, and if it would work on these types of marks?
thanks for sharing your story. My girlfriend has rolling scars on her forehead. There is no hyper- pigmentation but they are deep. I can tell they bother her, other than that her skin is flawless. My back is covered in acne scars so I will be giving this a shot for sure, and will recommend to my girlfriend as well.
Fingers crossed >.<
Awesome Tumblr by the way!! 🙂
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Tracy, you’re leaving your canadian friends hanging here! lol The link is to the american amazon.. which seemed great because of the price 12$. Unfortunately, when you need to switch to canadian amazon, it’s 50$.
Any ideas or suggestions?
Not sure I want to buy a 50$ cream (I’ve spend thousands already trying to get rid of my acne.. now trying to deal with scarring, 🙁 so sick of this)
Hey Canadian friend, I’m sorry to leave you hanging! I actually really don’t know where you can find this specific MSM cream in Canada, but I’m sure there are other MSM creams available here 🙂 The one linked to is the one the author of the article used, but it’s not to say it’s the only MSM cream that works
A friend of mine recently told me about your website, and I am hooked 🙂
I recently started suffering from hyper-pigmentation, cystic acne, and papules ONLY on the right cheek (very bizarre). Anyway, I started using the following Topicals and antibiotic to treat all of this (per dermatologist recommendation) – Finacea Gel, Aczone gel,Tazorac cream, and the doxycycline antibiotic. I hate taking so many products, as it makes my face red.
Upon your article(s) about Manuka honey and the article by Tamar about the MSM cream, I decided to purchase both on Amazon!! My question to you is this – do you suggest I use both at the same time (ex: Manuka honey for facial wash, and MSM cream for moisturizer, or both?
I am a little nervous to try these products, but want to rid myself from using harsh Topicals. Any suggestions/advice on this matter would be greatly appreciated! And thank you so much for this wonderful blog Tracy, I am so grateful my friend introduced me to your site 🙂
Yes I would say give it a try that way – manuka honey to wash, and MSM as moisturizer 🙂 Good luck, hope it works out for you!
I bought mrm msm cream from some online seller.
But I am not sure whether it is real or fake, because it does not even have a seal. Also the smell and look & fell looks a bit weird.
Any directions in helping me to figure out whether it is genuine or not would be great?
Hi Rajesh, sorry I have no way of knowing. Who’d you buy it from?
The seller I bought it from goes by the name of “Bhejo LLC USA”.
Can you tell me if the container of the product you bought came with a seal or not? Also any specific characteristics like look & feel and smell of the product.
These could help me determine whether it is real or fake.
Another question that I have is – I am not able to find anywhere whether the product is non-comedogenic or not. Would help if you can share some info on that.
This post was written by a guest author, I actually have never used this product. Hopefully someone here who has could tell you
I bought the exact MSM cream you said,however my deep pitted scarring in my face is looking like it is getting deeper.Is this possible?i have been using this cream for over 2 weeks now.How long after using it did u see results?Please let me know what to do.
this post has been written by a guest writer. She doesn’t seem to have a look at the article regularly, but hopefully you’ll find somebody else who can answer your question! Have you tried any other natural treatments like a honey turmeric face mask (attention: this one is very coloring!!!), seabuckthorn seed oil, tamanu oil or aloe vera gel? Okay, these are no wonder-ingredients either, but for some people they still seem to work quite a bit…
Just wanted to share my experience. I used the MSM MRM cream for 5 weeks now. I carefully examined my face with lighted magnifying mirror and my large rolling scars were less shallow and the smaller rolling scar didn’t improve at all. The thing is, you have to see it under the right amount of lighting and let light hit from the opposite direction, and then you’ll see your pitted scar at its worst appearance.
A week ago my rolling scar (the large ones) were almost full. And later today after washing my face and putting on my nightly vitamin c serum, it’s getting deeper again. I think the “full effect” is temporary.
Exfoliate twice a week
Daily use of clarisonic
Collagen booster serum (vitamin c)
I too have deep scars and they are kinda old even though I have been treating them with peels for what it seems like forever now. I am not doing deep peels like I was in the beginning, so that could be why my scars look worse to me. Should I still be doing lighter peels along with the MSM or scar cream? or is it better to just let the cream do its thing on it’s own?
Msm cream is not for me as my pitted scars got worst which is very weird.im not sure why.my pitted scars is driving me crazy.wish I can get rid of it.
did you find anything that yet that helps? mine got worse after sun exposure (20 year old scars!! I am 42) I got them between ages of 15 and 28 and on…
didn’t use sunscreen one Summer and boom! TERRIBLE. texture of old scars on cheek went from almost barely visible (I never even thought about them) to disfiguring.. like cottage cheese texture
all from the sun!!(breaks down collagen ive since read) my fault.. I should have use sunscreen. I had no idea this would happen
I bought the pmd and did TCA peels back to back and TCA cross too and retin a and many many things.. and it didn’t change and some got worse and became somehow like deep lines instead! elongated scars (deep rolling?)
now im using msm cream…
it does what everyone says here HYDRATES the skin so much that its plumped up and many feel that’s temporary and if they stop using it they see scars again…a few said that so I don’t want to be discouraging. skin texture is firmer and it does seem to fade red faster too!
to fill in scars you can read even MORE results than there are here about camellia oil… I bought that too… I just cant remark as like many here I haven’t yet had the patience to consistently use anything for the length of time suggested….. but as far as reviews go people say camellia oil FILLS IN the scars……… I have them both and will continue to use… its just only been days with each and I don’t know which will work… if I use both how can I say which did the work? ill use one at a time….
will this work for scars on my temple and cheek that look like dents? or craters?
I was searching for a treatment for pitted acne scars and I ordered this cream .. I have been using it for 2 days .. I wish it could improve the texture of my skin . I will update next week ..
Hi , I used this cream for 3 days . during this time I didn’t have any new pimples which is a good thing . my bores look smaller I think because the cream is not greasy it will make your skin look matte and it will improve the (look) of the texture of your skin when you put it on your face .. I stopped using it when I saw that my acne scars look deeper and darker .. but I didn’t give up .. I made my turmeric mask ( 1 tablespoon yogurt- 1 teaspoon turmeric – 1 teaspoon of whole grain flour ) I put this mask on my cheeks and sleep with this mask on . I did this for 2 days and my scars look better and during this time I was using my oil free moisturizer from Andalou Naturals which I really like, I use it with vitamen c serum .
last night I used tamanu oil only on the scars and I woke up in the morning and I saw an improvement so I decided to use the msm on my whole face and adding a drop of tamanu oil on the scars on my cheeks .. I am seeing good results so I will keep using the msm cream with tamanu oil .
I advise people with pitted / Ice pick / rolling acne scars to use my turmeric remedy I’m sure it will make a deference and you will love it because I have tried it for 2 weeks now and my scars look better, you can put it at night and sleep with it and in the morning wash your face with warm water and use African black soap (I bought mine from coastal scents and I like it because it doesn’t make my skin dry ) . then after washing your face you can use rose water as a toner , put your vitamin C serum and then msm cream and use tamanu oil on the scars ( just one drop ).
also you must exfoliate with a good scrub 2 times a week ( I recently use Epidermx 2 microdermabrasion cream and It’s great ) ..
I have a new remedy which I’m trying for few days, if it works I will add it here . Thank you
An luck with ice pick scars Improving? Mine are sooo bad!
Just wanted to share that Tamanu Oil from Vanuatu is extremely effective in healing deep scars. I went through antibiotics, accutane (this journey with skin started 5 years ago), then turned towards holistic methods using natural organic oils, the best grades. Did lots of research. Some oils have helped. But I’ve found tamanu oil from http://puretamanu.com/ to be the most effective! I still have some scars but its very much less noticeable now. I used to have to pile on lots of make up and still the holes and dents would be so visible. Within one week of using the tamanu oil, the scars and redness on my skin were visibly reduced and its getting better and better with each day! People around me have commented that my skin has improved so very much. Just wanted to share my story because I too can understand how painful acne and scarring can be. Thanks Tracy for your article on how one can be 100% beautiful even with acne and scars. I too have grown a lot as a person through my skin issue. I’m not yet at the place where I am completely secure in my own skin, like you! But I’m getting stronger and better emotionally and spiritually. I was feeling quite low today over my skin but now i’m feeling much better and really encouraged reading your post. Continue to shine and be a blessing to others Tracy! Tropical Regards from Singapore.
Just bought a jar of MSM cream off iHerb (as they ship internationally). So excited to start using this cream as I have a few types of scars to get rid of (ice-pick, atrophic and hyper-pigmentation)!!
I have been using the Dr Max Powers Scar Cream twice a day, every day, for a couple of weeks and I am noticing improvement. My post-acne hyperpigmentation is fading and my old acne scars that left pits in my face are smoothing out.
For those of you who say the Dr Max Serum is sticky, you’re using too much. It dries within a minute and then I put on moisturizer and foundation. No problems at all.
can u pls tell me how is ur old pits scars now
do your old pits scars went dissappeared .
Hey, I was wondering if I could use the MSM cream on my back because I have awful scarring there and I would really like to try this because I don’t want to get rid of them and be able to wear my swimming suit and my normal t-shirts without trying to cover up my scars.
I saw this post a week ago, ordered MSM on the link provided, been using it for maybe 4 days now.. too early to tell the improvement.. but it seems like there is a lil improvement.. so far im using it morning and night… i’ll check after a month and give an update..i got all kinds of acne scars. I hope it works for me like it did to you Tamar!
I have never posted a review online before of ANYTHING! But this cream has been so effective for me, I want to emphasize that anyone who has skin problems should try this cream! I have read many posts here giving the same praises to the MRM MSM cream, but I just wanted to add mine in too!
I have been struggling with adult acne for about 2 years and have recently been successful in clearing a lot of it up by doing oil washing method. But I had tons of scars and uneven pigment left over.
After only 1 week of using this product (1 or 2 times a day after oil washing) my skin is remarkably more even, and my large, and even bumpy scars have evened out in texture and color. They are much less red and are really healing! Also this cream is wonderful, not oily, and is very moisturizing, and doesn’t cause me to breakout. This product is great-give it a try!!!
Just wanted to post that I have recently had success in clearing my persistent acne (mostly around my chin) after doing Tracy’s bootcamp, and predominately from eliminating gluten from my diet, which is incredibly exciting! Now as I am trying to focus on fading the dark marks left behind from prior breakouts. I don’t have scarring, but definitely a lot of discoloration / hyperpigmentation. I am currently using the Jane Iredale magic mitt to remove my mineral powder at night, then use manuka honey as a mask / face wash, and just started using MSM cream after reading about it on the blog. I was using hemp oil as the moisturizer, but replaced it with the MSM cream since I don’t really need both. I have only been using it for a few days now, but it does seem to be helping lessen the redness of the old dark spots. I will update after I’ve used it for a few weeks, but am encouraged to see even modest improvements so quickly!
After reading this post,I bought msm cream online and ,ive been using it since a couple of months…along with my msm powder and pmd.I must say my scars are less noticable..and my face looks much fuller now.though my skin hasnt cleared up completely,im happy with the results so far 🙂
I’ve started using MSM too for the past 1 year and see a gradual lightening of my skin. I used to have scaly skin and since taking MSM, my skin is more hydrated and the texture is finer, smoother, pores smaller. I have idented scars on my temples which were quite big and deep at first, and over the course of 1 year of taking MSM, they have faded significantly. For anyone interested, I bought OptiMSM from http://www.iherb.com. You can use coupon code HEN293 to get USD10 off your first order.
Waat do you mean by “slather MSM cream” as you said in your article,
-Should I massage MSM Cream on face till it gets invisible
-Should I apply it as a mask meaning justly applying the cream without massaging it…
Pls anyone help…
I have to say I do notice an improvement too in the deep rolling scars with mrm msm cream.. I left on overnight for 4 nights now and also in day after shower/before makeup
skin is so soft.. only time will tell if its temporary effect on appearance due to softening .. but when it comes to our scars the whole POINT is that they are less visible right?? so even if temporary which I hope not.. I cant bring myself to stop using the cream! like everyone here I want a solution to the scarring, I want Them GONE but I am 42 and they are the SAME scars from age 19.. and up.. soooo… this is the FIRST time they can be improved in appearance by a cream! so .. I must keep using.. considering also I have oily skin and this gives,as others noted, a “velvet matte” appearance.. redness also is almost SOLVED from this cream… that I had given myself due to tca cross peels…also as others said..its a cream yet it seems to CLEAN the skin..many here have said (I READ THE WHOLE PAGE ALL REVIEWS AND COMMENTS!) that it seems to clean the skin.. and calm breakouts… I have found that true as well and I hate using any moisturizers creams etc .. this one is matte dry to the touch and makeup goes well on top. and does not break down at all during the day either. skin keeps regenerating in the same mold/shape of your SCARS..so the scar stays the same even though you’ve replaced your skin by its shedding regenerating many many times! that’s why this cream may work.. if you don’t stop.. you will make a NEW mold.. the one of the “softened” appearance….that’s how many scar gels work like mederma.. they make the skin so tight.. the scar sheets too.. and that’s why it says to use 3 times a day (or 16 hours per day for sheets) so you KEEP the new mold in place long enough of the tightened skin so your skin is retrained… this cream is similar. I see that’s what its doing.. like many I tried this cream twice before and gave up as im impatient but this time I see results.. as another poster said which was VERY smart.. it remodels so you need to damage the skin and remodel it.. so I just did tca peel that’s why its working now.. you can do a peel and/or use the dermaroller and use this cream to let it heal WITHOUT scar tissue which is the point of this cream. hope I helped!!!(this cream makes new skin grow without scar tissue which means it had to be damaged first which is why people report this works excellent on new acne scars not old ones..as skin is STILL healing.. but if old.. you must damage skin, use a deep peel and roller and this and you will see) also I looked worse before better after dermaroller..and this cream and I gave up quick after a week… but this cream after a 50% tca peel/cross and its VERY good…the redness I had from the tca cross/peel was there from October to January (now) and I use this cream a few days and its almost gone.. I wish I used the cream all this time.. from October.. but my skin is STILL healing from the tca cross as the red spots were still there from the peel .so its working:) I will continue to use and even do more peels again.. and heal faster with this cream without scar tissue.
im replying to my own comment so anyone can see. that by the way I did a huge no no.. I scarred my skin… with 100% TCA peel I bought from ebay:( and here I was trying to correct acne scarring and I gave myself a worse scar than all of them combined. be careful with tca. so I did that to myself in October and have been devastated. but I want to say that NOTHING since the mrm msm cream has even made any improvement in that scar… so even for mechanical scars! (scars you do to yourself) scars that happen from an injury from outside to in.. (and not inside to out like acne) the cream ALSO works on.. the description from manufacturer even says its for wounds and injuries…and it says “heal wounds without scar tissue” so I wish I started in October when I GOT the scar .. instead I let it heal into a scar first(its now January)..so what I did was injure the scar again…used peel again.. and now used the msm cream..so it can heal properly…and wow..it looks so much better ..in some lights it looks all smoothed out! but you know how we are with our scars..we go and tilt our heads and stand in the worst lighting possible to look at it.. (worst is car windows right? ugh) and even there it looks better. but I only just started the cream this time 🙂 I hope anyone replies and we can keep progress together.. I will respond if its months from now… when jar is done.. I heard it lasts 3-4 months and I can see how.. I even slather a ton on (on whole face too)and I can see it lasting months. let us not give up..nothing else has worked so far and this has science behind it. another advice as I didn’t know this and it may help others.. this BUILDS UP collagen.. just like camellia oil does and other scar helping products.. mederma scar gel (and all its other brands like it) STOP or INHIBIT collagen production. OPPOSITE effect.. that’s why it says its for RAISED scars..it STOPS skin from being formed…it has its merits but if collagen PRODUCTION is what you want.. mederma is not for you…inhibiting collagen does work for scars.. too.. for people with a stubborn skin type in which the non scarred areas grow collagen and make your scar look worse..also by tightening and flattening out the area altogether.. letting it heal in place… they both work…..but differently in mechanism. you would need to devote the months long time to each separately… for its mechanism to be seen. strangely enough ive mixed them.. and liked the result lol..but I know the mechanism behind it is that one grows collagen and one inhibits collagen… top reviews for scars that are pitted are this mrm msm cream and also silkia camellia oil which they say takes a year to work! I bought that as well… I just need a schedule… or to decide to stick to just one… I don’t have money for surgeries and dermatologists.. I am like many of you here.. $12 to spend here and there.. (silkia camellia oil I got for like $9 I think) and it would last the whole 12 months actually! so yeah. hope I helped.
I have been a long-time follower of this topic without previously commenting.
Tamar’s story certainly has given us all a lot of hope, and there are tons of reviews out there that speak highly of MSM cream.
However, my issues with this are:
a) I think people’s definition of what a scar is differs greatly from one person to another
b) People seem to say “I’ve just starting using this and the results are good so far” – then you never hear back from them. I don’t think anyone other than Tamar can testify to MSM cream being THE solution.
Personally, I find it hard to believe how MSM cream can have a positive effect on acne scars when applied externally and nothing else. It is especially difficult to believe that people notice such dramatic improvement in such an outrageously short period of time (e.g. 4 days, a week or whatever)
In order to determine whether MSM works to improve the appearance of acne scars, it should be done over a prolonged period of time. People should be judging the impact after weeks and months, not just after a few days or nights. I appreciate that it is hard to persevere if you don’t think it’s getting you anywhere, but honestly – you need to keep it up for more than a few days to make any kind of judgement call on it. The more severe/deep your scars are – the longer it will take – and the more unrealistic it is to even notice a difference after such a short time. That is of course assuming that it will yield any improvement at all.
I wonder if some of the people who say that scars are “filling in” are imagining things, and over time – come to realise that it isn’t actually do anything for them. I again say, people either seem to say “good so far” and then never post again or “didn’t work for me” having tried it for all of a few days. Of course, when paranoia about the cream possibly making their skin look worse – people stop (after a mere few days). There’s a sizeable lack of reviews about MSM cream about how it did or didn’t work for them over a sustained period of time. (say 6 months or more)
The previous poster Susan raised some good points, I think. I believe that applying the cream externally alone won’t do anything to improve the situation. The skin healing process needs to be put into action somehow by something like dermarolling. Then I imagine, supplying your skin with the MSM will penetrate deeper and serve to “fill in” by way of introducing new collagen. Like Susan also mentioned, I think that this also explains why MSM cream works more effectively for people who have recently had acne as the skin is still going through the healing phase. I think it’s unrealistic for people like me who have had the scars for years to expect the MSM to work at all yet alone so quickly without initiating some kind of wound healing process (I’m not suggesting you folks injure yourselves!) If I go down the MSM route, I do it in unison with dermarolling.
I mean, do we really expect to have suffered all of this time with acne scars – apply a cream and notice an improvement WITHIN DAYS. Really?
I’d like to think that if MSM cream did indeed turn out to be people’s miracle cure, that they would come back and spread the word rather than just going about their new and improved, carefree lives. I know that if I ever reach the resolution I’m looking for, I will make it my personal mission to share my experience and what worked and didn’t work for me along the way because I know how much psychological trauma it can cause.
I urge anyone who has had a positive experience out of MSM cream or anything else for that matter to share your experience with us. At the end of the day, we don’t care what road we take as long as we get to an end point that we are happy with.
So, which gives better results for pitted, boxcar, ice pick scars, and red spots, msm or retin a?
I just wanted to know if the results are permanent. Has any one stopped using the cream and still satisfied with the result?
MSM is just a waste of time…
i used it for four months, BANG
nothing will happen
go and get some professional treatment
i havew commented above and have been using for months failthfully many scar treatments including msm cream camellia oil mederma turmeric and much more (peels) and I have to say that the lancome genefique is kickin the BUTT of anything ihave used so far for INDENTED scarring
my skin is loving it
its CHANGING it and transforming it and not seeming a temporary improvement I keep imagining with the rest after 8 months little to no improvement and the lancome (deep cobalt blue glass jar with dropper/sample size I got from ebay)
I had to share
its the FIRST thing working.
bringing the depth of the scar up… and my whole face looks better
it would last years if used on scar only so I don’t care how much it costs but I use it on whole face lightly… sparing! and its still doing wonders and I am 42 so my fine lines vanished.. after days,yes days… it DOES something
well it is lancome! so im sure its packed with mega good stuff!
its a clear serum..mederma like in texture… but makeup goes on top as a dream (it doesn’t dry and “roll” off in bits like mederma..it sinks in and is absorbed)
clear gel like
anyway I had to share
as well, what im using with it.. is something that anytime I run out I see a negative difference.. and that is from the dollar store! and it is 99 cents anyway at any store.. “Yardley almond oatmeal” bar soap… only the oatmeal one… makes skin even tone.. so TONE wise its the Yardley oatmeal soap (it rivals turmeric for evening skin tone!)but for INDENTED scars its this lancome ! genefique.
i was wondering if you have an update with indented/pitted scars and the lancome?
hi I ran out of the genefique.. I am 42 so I am losing collagen,. scars look worsew ith age! you can look good one day and bad the next (hormones) and good some years and bad other years! so whenever I thought I was having improvements.. theyd sink back in again! there are days they look soooo sunken in I want to cry then I keep reminding myself this is yet another one of those ‘bad’ days and others days they are filled in
but I fear about aging.. and my bad days when theyre sunken in to be how it is all the time!:( it means I will HAVE to get “fillers” I read there is a new permanent one for acne scars.. you can type in permanent acne scar filler…today is a bad day so I ended up here.. when I gain weight its bad too and my weight is up lately.. at the same time I read losing weight makes you lose face volume and scars will look worse(if older I think).. but for me so far losing weight makes them look better as cheek area lifts upwards…but ive been stuck at this weight two years so I am not sure. when I weighed 20 pounds less I barely noticed I had scars anymore.. and now ,, rolling scars ..look so deep like trenches all shadowy like.. grooves….hate it so much. ive been out of msm cream.. will order more. even if it didn’t help indents.. it makes skin feel so great.I JUST got my very first wrinkles.. so.. to add to scars… 🙁 ive slacked on dermaroller for months now.. I gotta be more consistent with everything!!! im always using something.. a new thing then neglect another..dermaroller did enough tightening the scars looked better.
What is the minimum of MSM that needs to be in the cream? Going to give it a try – I’ve tried allsorts on my scars including a very dear bottle of Creme de la Mer. Hope this works.
Guys, I just want to encourage everyone to keep continuing the MSM for indented scars. I know it’s an old thread but maybe someone will still see this. I am going on 38, so my scars are potentially ~15-20 years old.
Anyway just quick background info – as a teen I developed horrible cystic acne, mainly on my cheeks. Nothing worked until it had run its course, at which point (my early 20s) they disappeared literally within weeks, to never to return. I lived with red hyperpigmentation/scarring for years, until finally slowly they began to recede, which increasingly got worse in my 30s, aging and loss of collagen and all.
I have never tried laser, or other invasive treatments, due to lack of money but also not wanting to undergo anything potentially harmful. The most serious experiment for me was TCA peel at home, which sort of worked, for a while, then the scars have gotten deeper again in 2-3 weeks, and it was quite invasive to keep repeating, with the severe peeling and all.
Still to the day I have rolling and box scars, and a few ice picks as well.
When I came upon the info about MSM, it made perfect sense and given how my overall skin appearance started to look like an almost 40-year old woman’s, I decided it is well worth the try for me.
I am taking taking ~6000 mg MSM internally and I use MSM lotion externally, 2-3 times a day, for the past month or so.
It’s of course not all that I am doing. I also take extra Vitamin C internally, and using it in serum format externally also. On top of that, 1-2x a month I derma-roll, and also 1x a month I do either a lactic or glycolic peel.
I have been using retinol, hyaluronic acid, and stem cell serum over the past 12 months, that made my skin slightly better, however no huge improvement either, I just felt that I needed to add that.
At this time, I am only using the MSM and the Vitamin C serum daily, and gentle wash morning and night, and that’s it.
My indented scars look pretty amazing ever since MSM was added inside and out, honestly. I don’t think per se, that using the cream in itself would make such a difference, but combined with internal dosage, plus the derma-rolling and gentle acid peels regularly, I think this may be the winning combo, and I sincerely recommend it to everyone suffering with this type of scars.
They have filled in a lot in a month, their width shrunk, and overall my face is much smoother than it has been in 10 years maybe!
On the top of this, my entire facial skin has tightened up, small wrinkles disappeared, my complexion is even, blotchiness faded, and overall I easily look like in my early 20s, except I look a lot better because in my early 20s I still had cystic acne.
I am not advertising anything, nor anything like that, I just really wanted to share my experience here, because I see how so many of us are struggling with this problem. And trust me, I have been severely depressed about it for many years, and been extremely shy. I was so scared of people judging me because of it, and was pretty sure that I was unlovable and going to look like crap all my life. I just want to help and encourage someone, anyone, at this point, to not to give up! Keep using it! And by all means, at least add derma-rolling, just don’t do it as frequently as some websites or forums suggest! Once a month, or twice at most!!! and no more! Any more frequent than that will ruin the new collagen buildup, I’ve been down that road a few years ago.
It’s not a fast process, yes, but I am the living testimony that it’s doable.
Honestly, if my skin remained like the way it is right now, I’ll have no problems with that! I don’t even feel the need to use foundation/makeup anymore as is. I was just looking at my bare face in the car today, and that used to be the worst place ever, regarding how my scars looked. The sunshine was blasting from the side and my skin looked quite smooth and just ever so slightly “bumpy” but no noticeable sharp edged scars like before. I was so grateful.
Please, don’t give up! Collagen production takes time! Skin remodeling takes time! If you quit before time, it will ruin all your hard work!
Just don’t expect the cream alone to do miracles, especially if your scars are old. Do all the above and you won’t regret it, I promise.
Other things that potentially may speed up the process, is exfoliation with AHA-containing lotions/cremes, something I may add eventually, but for right now I don’t feel the need.
I wasted my youth thinking that I am ugly and hopeless case with my skin and now I am rewarded I think, because at almost 40, people thinking that I am in my early 20s, it’s priceless.
Before I forget, drink..drink more..sleep more..and love yourselves more..seriously. Everything is energy. You gotta put loving energy out towards yourself, and your body and skin will respond, I promise. You are beautiful and worthy to be loved, and it begins with you. Quit sending negative energy to yourself in the form of negative thoughts about yourself. Just send love and positive thoughts. Focus on your skin getting more and more beautiful each time you look in the mirror, each time you take a supplement ,each time you drink, sleep, or apply a creme..and so forth! It is not mumbo jumbo, it is scientifically proven that positive thoughts bring on positive physical results.
Sorry this is long but I wanted to put it out there, and I hope it helps even one person out there!
I’m just wondering what type of derma roller you use? I’m just wondering whether it would be worth investing
Honestly, I don’t know the brand but I will look it up for you! I got it off of Amazon, it had 3 separate heads with various needle sizes. I think it’s worth it, in the long run. In the short run it may cause micro-swelling of the skin, hiding the deep scars, making things look great, but this effect wears off in a few days. Over the course of months though, it is noticeable, slow but steady improvement. Especially if it’s not overdone! this is very important, it will do more damage than good to repeat it frequently. Once a month good rolling and that’s it, for me! Hope this helps! Good luck!
6000 mg msm a day!!? I just wanted to say hi,you sound similar to me
I am about to be 43 and this has been a lifelong struggle since teen years
I also am dealing with aging/loss of collagen now made scars look worse..ive always had them since teen years
but youth /tight skin..hid them quite well!
I have just started silica/silicea 6x
ive tried everything above including internal doses of msm just not 6000! my tablets were only 250mg
just whatever I could afford at the time.. gave it a good go always finish the entire package of whatever I try…
I cant find the at last naturals yellow msm soap anymore..i miss that soap.. or any msm soap! its like they stopped making it… maybe I just have to find it as “sulfur” soap…
it is so awesome to be close to 40 and people think youre early 20’s:) keep up the good work
due to acne oily skin… and always working on it.. some of us do look younger 🙂
at 40 everyone thought I was 23 lol it was great!!! everyday 18-22 year old guys were asking me out at work and I mean every day!
my scars didn’t show then.. they suddenly took a bad turn when I was stupid and spent a summer outside with no sunscreen…..it broke down all collagen
ive been working on it for 3 years straight now from ONE summer’s damage
I had an OUTDOOR job 8 hours a day 6 days a week and wore full foundation daily and thought that was enough
I was wrong
my foundation had no spf and I thought all of them kinda did
I just wasn’t thinking
so at 40 I looked 23
but approaching 43 I look…30
be careful lol
the ONLY bad side to looking extra young for age as if there could be a “bad” side is the gap closes… for us all.. eventually and you will seem to age quick..even though youll STILL look YOUNGER than your age and MUCH younger! it will still be a huge jump in 3 years to go from looking 23 to 30
yet that’s STILL looking 13 years younger than your real age
youth in a bottle lol? yes I take dhea and dmae and coq10 and all sorts of things!
chlorella and schizandra work wonders too.. I take them all and look younger…alpha lipoic acid too
hyaluronic acid too… I buy them all… in capsule/powder form…
I avoid sugar
one day ..eating cake and stuff and I look ten years older.. not worth it
sugar is damaging
I don’t even put any in my coffee
and I drink coffee all day lol my one vice
I just drink lots of water too
this struggle has made us all smarter and like doctors! gives a strange confidence after all!
hi i wanted to try this cream bec i am suffering from deep acne scars like my whole face was full of it and i no longer have confidence. I regret having it prick by an unknown dermatologist as my friend suggest me when i have acne breakouts ,im not rich and cant afford to buy online, if there is anyone who can give me their extra msm cream or unused? i am so despearte to use this coz i think this is the only chance, i am an asian if anybody has some, please contact me i will really appreciate it ,i really wanted to remove this scars that i have for so long. .. if anyone can help me
Hi, I know this is late, I see most posts are from 2012-2013. I have recently purchased M2 high potency cream for Hyperpigmenation. I was using Glycolic Acid which worked great but a lady at SKinRx talked me into trying the M2. She raved how EVERYONE in the office use it and love it.
Here is my question… I have been using it following instructions to the T, a month later I notice my Hyperpigmants are getting darker… bigger! Is this normal? I use Elta 45 SPF religiously… You know the saying “it will get worse before better” so I haven’t stopped using it but I am little worried. It has taken me 2 years to meticulously and expensive to fade and get rid of most of my big areas on my cheekbones that had the dark pigments and SO I AM WORRIED. I can’t find another posts about my concerns. Help..thank you
update.. after msm cream (two jars/year and a half) and camellia oil (highly recommended on that one) what I am doing now is silica 6x/silicea 6x by hylands or nuage
it is for scars
and removes all pus/abscess from body
its only 1 day here! 12 a day…
500 are 9.99
125 are about $4 and free shipping at pure formulas
so ! I read a lot of research first even on acne . org
and even fills in/heals internal scarring!
some people did report a filling in of indents
I am excited
ill surely keep posting here I have been for over a year and I have many posts above
I even did the helichrysum oil and .anything you can possibly name its true.. and now I found silica 6x:)
nothing of the probably 100! items ive bought worked for me except the camellia oil… the msm cream surely cleaned skin and made a nice texture.and even seemed to even skintone as far as any redness goes….but indents are same
it works by tightening (the msm) its why people use it for weight loss.. so you wont have a sagging jawline etc ..I would buy it again for sure and use the msm soap too as I plan to lose 20 pounds:)
many things build collagen but we also don’t give it time and we keep breaking down the collagen just to build it again… we spend more time breaking it down than building! (I am guilty , we are all impatient with scars!) so the dermaroller (very good!) and chemical peels and all this we do… breaks down collagen… I kept breaking down again before building up… doing frequent sessions of peels and stuff… just so impatient
now ill just do the silica… so I can gauge results
feel free to respond I do reply. I am buying enough supply for it to last months and give it a good go.
you take 12 a day …4 under tongue (teeny tiny tablet dissolves almost instantly..no bad taste and safe) 3 times a day.. so keep in mind if you buy the box of 125 youll just have a 10 day supply… theyre cheap! so get 500
for about 9.99
amazon has them too they are all over
i have read somewhere that this has sulfer, in my childhood once i remember having crazy sensitivity to this particular drug which was reccomended by an ayurvedic doctor (it was in powder form for consumption though) however it led to red scars all over my body and was difficult period for me to heal back, what would you suggest with this cream / lotion? is there any way to test for sensitivity or have you heard of any such experience in your past?
Many thanks for your help in advance
Hi Neha, check out this article instead: https://thelovevitamin.com/17544/msm-gel-acne-scars-hyperpigmentation/