Review: Hiruscar Post Acne Gel For Acne Scar and Dark Marks Gave Me Breakout Instead!

No you did not read wrong. This product that I’m about to talk to you today is a post acne gel specially formulated to treat our number #1 enemy – acne scars and dark marks. But why the title is about breakout? You are about to find out.

While Mederma doesn’t work at all for me, I was hoping this Hiruscar Post Acne Gel For Acne Scar and Dark Marks works better since it’s especially for post acne scars. I purposely drove to the nearest Watsons in the neighborhood to get this. There is a few variant and I settled with the most expensive and most promising one.

At the point where I bought this…my skin was in one of the best state I ever had. Breakout wave stopped for a good few weeks which I was happy about it. Previous acne marks on both jawline faded but there is still just a tiny bit of darker marks to take care of. Which is why I wanted to give this gel a try.

At RM38.80 this comes in a white plastic tube. When the tube was new and plump I need not to squeeze too hard to get the gel out. The gel also doesn’t ooze out when I unscrew the cap. As you can see the silver strip on the tube has faded gradually.

This gel is advised to apply ONLY on closed acne wound. If you had “freshly” pop a zit please avoid applying this gel on the wound. I am not sure why but when the product direction said so means there’s a reason for it. Apply on the acne scars 2-3 times a day in the morning and before bed. This can also be applied after any skin treatment products and under makeup. In fact is is recommended for better result.

Another advise is to wash your hands before and after using. Below is the ingredient list.

As the name suggest, Hiruscar Post Acne Gel is in clear gel form. It is quite thick with a strong medical scent. It’s definitely not herbal, not smelly but a scent is present. I cannot figure out what is it but it is familiar. You only will need just a teeny weeny bit of the gel. Just a thin layer will do. The gel is easily spread. It absorbed in almost immediately. It doesn’t look or feel like you had this gel on.


So. Let’s go back to the breakout thing that I mentioned in the title.

Within a few days after I used this I started to have breakout. I didn’t really suspect this gel because this gel is for acne scars and marks. But then I didn’t use any new skin care products at that time so I continue using until it hit the second week. By second week the break out is far more worse than when it started. It was huge, red and painful. What I notice is the more I apply (twice a day) the more worse it gets. I had posted my breakout pictures in this post.

The breakout beginning to subside when I finally realized it was Hiruscar Post Acne Gel that cause all the breakout and I stopped using immediately. Within a few days I didn’t get any new breakout. Then it was time to focus on getting rid of all the scars and marks….AGAIN.

I started off with a clear, good skin but because of this my skin gotten so much worse. All this happen before I started my whitening journey with Guerlain Blanc de Perle.

Could it be that one or more ingredient doesn’t suits me? I don’t know. This is a product that I regretted buying because it does more harm than good to me.

Hiruscar Post Acne Gel For Acne Scar and Dark Marks is available Guardians, Watsons and other pharmacies nationwide. I bought mine from Watsons.
Price: RM38.80 for 10g


Disclaimer: This is not a sponsored review. I bought the product on my own.


44 thoughts on “Review: Hiruscar Post Acne Gel For Acne Scar and Dark Marks Gave Me Breakout Instead!

  1. When I first heard of the Mederma launch, I was hopeful. But it caused itch and rashes on my face. There was no visible result. Till today when I see other acne scar reducing products in the market I recall of the itchy face days. Sorry to hear that it broke out on you. Better luck with other products next time.

    1. Mederma is useless! Sorry Mederma. This one suppose to help with acne marks but gave me continuous breakout. Sad. Just when my face is getting better this worsen it.

    1. There’s 3 type in Hiruscar range. I think I know you tried which one. I read that you need to apply very long duration to see result. At least it doesn’t break you out. Mine was horrible.

  2. Thanks for the heads up Fiona! Was thinking about trying Mederma or Hiruscar cause I haven’t tried products to heal acne scars before. But I think I won’t bother with these two brands now. Thanks for saving my face 😀

          1. Haha nvm la u bought w your own money. . Maybe it works next time? U know how skin can change haha. But thanks you!!! It is very sweet of u!

  3. I developed a really bad rash from using Hiruscar (the yellow and blue tube one). I applied it on my legs and armpits (old razor burn scars) and sometimes a little on my thighs because I have some stretch marks. The rash came after about two weeks of religious usage, applied twice or thrice daily. Initially, I didn’t know the rash came from Hiruscar because they first appeared as tiny bumps, I thought they were just in-grown hair or something. But in a day the bumps started to itch a lot and my legs and armpits turned red and sore 🙁 I only realized it was Hiruscar because the rash only developed on the areas I’ve applied it on. My thighs are less severe because I only applied Hiruscar on the stretch marks sometimes. I’m still in the midst of recovering (or should I say worsening 🙁 ), it’s day 3 actually and the rash is still not subsiding. I’ve tried applying different soothing gels but to no avail. I’ll be heading to the doctor’s tomorrow. Just wanted to share this to everyone! Please only apply small amounts to see if it suits you first! I have no allergy or any skin conditions. Wanted to fade my scars but Hiruscar created more scars for me :'(

    1. I am so sorry to hear that A. I guess your allergy is more severe than mine. Unfortunately Hiruscar saw my post and said I bad name them. They said their product is safe and definitely not something that can cause breakout or allergy.
      Please go see a doctor asap. Skin allergy can be serious. I agree with you on doing patch test. At first I thought I’m the odd one. But now I found out I’m not!

      Thank you for sharing your painful story with us. Appreciate it. Do get well soon. Update us when you can ya. Thanks again A.

  4. omg its make me scare to use it,, but at least im save,, but my causin use its,, she says its good,, so she recommend it to me,, i just search for some review and i found this,, not gonna try it,,, haha

  5. My face has dark marks and I’ve been dying to try this hiruscar gel but after i read your review, i’m having second thought. But different people, different reaction right? i have an oily skin and i’m afraid to try oil-based products because of breakout. may i know your skin condition because i’m afraid hiruscar going to give me breakout too.

  6. What type of skin do u have?? I just decided to buy hiruscar..and after reading ur post i felt like a bit unsecure..cause i have combination skin and acne scars especially on my forehead..and i always touch themm.. *regret* …so ??

    1. I have combination skin. You can still try Hiruscar as everyone’s skin type is different. I may be a bad experience but there are also many that had good experience with the gel.

  7. I am struggling now to get rid all my acne marks . So I tried Hiruscar post acne gel few years before and it cause me some breakout.Now I’m back to it again cause I’m pretty stressful to get rid all of my acne and acne scars. Then I find it works out if only I use the right cleanser, toner ,moisturizer and sunblock . I just started few days ago and maybe I need some patience while healing my acne &acne marks. Currently I am using Cetaphil gentle cleanser , hada labo tamagohada toner, hiruscar post acne gel,cosrx emulsion and biore sunscreen ( the white bottle with matte finish with SPF 50) I have oily and sensitive and acne prone skin . So , it’s pretty hard to find the right product for me 🙁 I carefully search on every product for this word “NON-COMEDOGENIC”

    1. I had bad acne scars left from the wrong steps of cleansing my face. Never found a solution for about a year. Then I decided to try Hiruscar recommended by a pharmacist. For about 3 weeks using it, I can see that my scars, especially on my forehead, had lightened. But as someone mentioned somewhere above, you need to use the right cleanser, toner, moisturizer, and sunscreen. However, Hiruscar might not work for you. Please do a patch test first before using it on your face.

  8. Hi there

    We’re in the same boat! I used the regular hiruscar gel because the post acne ones were out of stock. Only just a day after using it, I got small red pimples around the area where I applied it. I remember rubbing tomato on my skin and it caused the same thing, so I kind of quickly figured out that hiruscar doesnt work for me. Too bad because I was really looking forward to get rid of a lot of acne scars on my face. I even bought two tubes because there was a discount

  9. I was curious about hiruscar after reading the list of ingredients and chanced across your review. Niacinamide is good for scars and looks like a key ingredient however they have onion extract.
    I have a feeling that the reactions other posters have experienced is due to the salicylates in onion. Like the person who said it felt like rubbing tomato on their skin.
    Tomato is very high in salicylates. Diet and food intolerances definitely have an impact on ones skin. Having a child who had eczema and asthma one learns quickly what to avoid.

    1. That is a good insight on the ingredients found in Hiruscar Chez. Thank you for letting us know about the onion extract. Skincare is very individual. What may work for others may not work on us. I’m glad it work wonders for others.

  10. Hey girl since u said before u used this u have a clear skin. And to what ive read from the comment that u have oily skin too? May i know what skincare u are using now?

  11. Hi Fiona n others,i been using for several months of this hiruscar post acne n had read ur post b4….but dint go thoroughly on all comments…As my experienced…i started feeling itchy after 3rd weeks applying and i’ve greasy n sensitive skin…for a man who hv deep scars in cheek n nose…it cm to high effect in lightening it n go smooth but after 3rd weeks,my skin started iritate whilst i continue n ceased using until today…2-3 days apply twice n stop few days after the itchiness gone…due to my scar practically lightened…i hv checked severely the ingredients and found the high chances that caused all of us getting itchy is the “fragrance butylcarbamate”….u peeps hv to becareful for the fragrance which in others developed countries had warned…tq

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