Clinical Scar-Reducing Serum
0.5 fl. oz. for $24
Last Updated:03.13.2015
Jar Packaging:No
Tested on animals:No
Review Overview

Scar-Reducing Serum is an innovative specialty product formulated with ingredients that fade the appearance of scars, smooth skin’s texture, and promote optimal healing of wounds. High concentrations of quercetin, the active antioxidant component of onion extract, and vitamin C along with skin-repairing ingredients reduce redness and inflammation, as well as dramatically minimize scar texture and restore normal color.

This silky, targeted treatment serum helps prevent and reduce the formation of scars on newly healed wounds and helps older scars feel softer and smoother so they’re less apparent. Results are long-lasting and can be visible in as little as 8 weeks of daily use; best of all, the formula contains ingredients proven by research, so your scar(s) stand a very good chance of improving, and that’s exciting news! This product is suitable for all skin types, including breakout-prone or rosacea. As with all Paula’s Choice products, Scar-Reducing Serum is fragrance-free.

  • Concentrated with quercetin and vitamin C to fade the appearance of scars.
  • Skin-healing and skin-repairing ingredients reduce redness and inflammation.
  • Promotes optimal ongoing healing of wounds once they've closed.
  • Fragrance-free.
  • None.

Silky treatment serum inhibits new scars, helps fade old scars, reduces scar redness, improves scar texture and color, and aids skin’s natural healing process.


Dimethicone/Vinyl Dimethicone Crosspolymer, Cyclopentasiloxane (silicone slip agent/healing agents), Silica (thickener), Petrolatum (emollient/skin protectant/healing agent), Quercetin (antioxidant), Tetrahexyldecyl Ascorbate, Ascorbic Acid (vitamin C/antioxidants), Alpha-Glucan Oligosaccharide (water-binding/repairing agent), Calendula Officinalis Flower Extract (soothing plant extract/antioxidant), Hypericum Perforatum Flower Extract (antibacterial/soothing plant extract), Tocopherol (vitamin E/antioxidant), Sodium Hyaluronate (skin-repairing ingredient), Carthamus Tinctorius (Safflower) Seed Oil (non-fragrant plant oil), Dimethicone (silicone slip agent).

Brand Overview

Paula's Choice Skincare At-A-Glance

Paula's Choice Skincare was established in 1995 when best-selling beauty author and consumer advocate Paula Begoun (known as The Cosmetics Cop) decided to develop her own products. Like most of us, she was fed up with products that overpromised results, cost a lot of money, and failed to deliver—or made matters worse!

As a natural evolution of Paula's personal mission to help consumers find the best products for their skin, the line has grown into an extensive range of skincare and makeup products that are formulated to meet the needs of almost every skin type and skin concern imaginable. From acne to wrinkles, oily skin, rosacea, large pores, eczema, redness, dry skin, and on and on, Paula's Choice offers a solution.

Paula's Choice Skincare stands apart from other cosmetics brands. The formulas contain only ingredients that have substantiated, published research showing they are beneficial and effective—so you get visible results. Stable packaging is another feature of the brand, using innovative, opaque, and air-tight or air-restrictive components that keep antioxidants and other light- and air-sensitive ingredients from breaking down. The line is also 100% fragrance-free, which is best for all skin types, especially for those with sensitive skin or rosacea.

Disclosure: Paula Begoun is the creator of Beautypedia and founder of Paula's Choice Skincare products. Reviewing thousands of skincare and makeup products over the past 30 years, both on this site and in her best-selling books, Paula's mission has always been to help consumers find the best products possible for their skin. The Beautypedia Team proudly and unequivocally maintains this commitment. In addition, The Beautypedia Team reviews all products using the same rating standards and criteria, whether it is a Paula's Choice product or another brand.

Why are all Paula's Choice Skincare products rated highly? The Paula's Choice Skincare Team would not launch a product unless it was worthy of a high rating from The Beautypedia Team. Paula and The Beautypedia Team were researching and reviewing products long before Paula's Choice Skincare ever existed and consumers were constantly requesting a skincare brand that met all of Beautypedia's criteria. As a result, The Paula's Choice Skincare Team was created and uses the same research and criteria to formulate Paula's Choice products as The Beautypedia Team uses to review products.

Strengths: All products are fragrance-free; uniquely formulated AHA and BHA products; effective skin-lightening options; toners that go beyond the norm; all sunscreens provide broad spectrum protection; proven anti-acne products; antioxidant-rich serums and moisturizers; anti-aging products that work as claimed.

Weaknesses: Does not offer a complete collection of makeup; makeup shade range isn’t as extensive for darker skin tones; limited concealer options.

For more information about Paula's Choice, call (800) 831-4088 or visit www.paulaschoice.com.

About the Experts

The new Beautypedia Team proudly and unequivocally maintains the commitment to help you find the best products possible for your skin. We do this by relentlessly pursuing and relying on published scientific research so you will have unbiased information on what works and what doesn't-and the sneaky ways you could be making your skin worse, not better!

The Beautypedia Team reviews all products using the same research, criteria, and objectivity, whether the product being reviewed is from Paula's Choice or another brand.

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Serum on steroids

This product did nothing for my scars whatsoever. Just when I was about to give up on it, I found an off-label use for it. It works as an excellent serum-on-steroids product. After an overnight use, my face looks as if it's beaming from within, sans makeup.Great for eye area as well.

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Truly works on more than just scars!

I bought this when I first read about it, mostly to treat a few tiny post teen acne scars. I admit they weren't huge, but they bugged me so I gave it a try. I was shocked how fast it worked! Two scars were gone in just 7 days, and a brown spot on my wrist (I have one on each wrist in the same place, they look like cig burn scars but aren't) vanished in 10 days. The other great thing about this serum is it fills in tiny lines like crow feet & eye crepe like lines. Well worth the $!

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Scott B.
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