(Closed) What is the Best Stretch Mark Cream to get?

posted 10 years ago in Babies
Post # 3
1115 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: April 2010

Unfortunately, I don’t think any of that stuff works. Whether or not you get stretch marks is largely genetic so I don’t think you can prevent them. And no creams make them go away.

Post # 4
10355 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2010

Creams can’t change the structure of connective skin/tissue cells – stretch marks are below the surface. Creams don’t work for anything except increasing beauty companies’ bottom lines.

Post # 5
1325 posts
Bumble bee

Speaking from experience of having a ton of stretch marks from an unneeded weight loss, there is no cream to prevent them. Genetics are you friend (or enemy in this case). Having well moisturized and healthy skin will help since without good hydration skin is always more susceptible to all forms of wear and tear. Past that though, nothing you can do.

On a positive note, if you do get them, know that about 90% of women have them somewhere, even celebrities. They also fade wonderfully with time. But if you do want to do something about it there is research going into fixing them, I mean huge $$$$ making opportunity, and things like fraxel lasering and derma rolling are some things to look into.

Post # 6
2820 posts
Sugar bee

I’ve just been using cocoa butter.  I don’t know if it will help with stretch marks but it sure helps with winter pregnant itchy skin. 

Post # 8
1253 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

I used to Vitamin E oil and all the pregnancy lotion you can find EVERYDAY and still got tons of stretchmarks from my first pregnancy. Second time around I said screw it and didn’t use anything, and I didn’t get any new ones, nor did my old ones get any worse. Its all genetic IMO

Post # 9
2103 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: February 2013

I’ve heard good things about Bio oil, but honestly, I’m not sure if any of that stuff actually works.

Post # 11
2207 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2009

Its prob genetic, but I still slather on Vitamin E and Cocoa Butter (find the most pure version you can.  I use Palmers, and ordered some pure wafers of it online) every day.  It smells yummy =o)

Post # 12
7081 posts
Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: July 2009

None of them work… The best thing you can do is keep your skin hydrated with any hydrating moisture during pregnancy, but nothing you can do will help avoid stretch marks or get rid of them.  They will fade over time.

Post # 13
1253 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

Yes, they definetly fade. My Fiance just told me this morning that he can hardly see them anymore.

Post # 14
634 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

I dont think anything works, I tried all of it and still got them. I dont really think its genetics either. My mum has four kids and has no stretch marks at all, my aunty (her sister) has two kids and no stretch marks. I have one kid and a tonne of them! I am more petiete (spelling?) than them though so I think that my have had something to do with it.

At the end of the day they are only stretch marks and they fade, my FH thinks I’m still sexy with them and he is the only person who will see them Wink

Post # 15
5150 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: June 2010

I like the Burts Bees Mama Bee Belly Balm to help prevent them from forming…it doesn’t have a scent which I like 🙂

I’ve also heard that Celtrixa can help them fade, but not prevent them

Post # 16
1145 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2000

I didn’t get a single stretch mark with my pregnancy and I used Mama Mio super rich body cream. It’s not stretch mark cream but it has shea butter and avocado oil and made for pregnant moms.  I got it as a gift and didn’t intend to use it  as such, except to soothe uncomfortable, irritating belly.  I read stretch marks  are just genetic and don’t know if I  believe in using creams.  I did put on my weight steadily and slowly so that might have helped.  I had a  few pre-existing stretch marks on the side of my hips  from when I lost and gained weight quickly during a surgery as a kid.

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