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Stretch Mark Cream: What works (or waste of money)??

(111 Posts)
Cupcake83 Fri 27-Jan-12 11:58:10

Ok so I am pregnant with #1, about 9 weeks or so according to Dr Google.

In a vain attempt to prevent stretch marks I have been lathering Bio Oil and Palmers cocoa butter (not together) all over my boobs, back, hips and tum for a while and wanted to see what others are using/have used in the past and most importantly if they are any good smile

I'm aware that regardless of what I smother myself in I may still end up with stretch marks - but at least I tried right???

Bodicea Tue 08-Oct-13 17:04:39

I used bio oil at first but then fell in love with the mamamio tummy rub oil. It smells an feels lovely and I did get a comment off the midwife on my "lovely skin" which is stretch mark free at 35 weeks - it does feel nice and soft which considering I get excema is an achievement.
I also take fish oils every day - efalex, mum omega or pregnacare - whatever is on offer and think that that could be a factor in it too.

Cariad007 Tue 08-Oct-13 17:53:58

I've read that if you're going to get stretch marks you're going to get them, and all the creams and oils in the world won't help. Having said that, I'm still willing to try a few preventative measures! I've just been sticking with Palmer's Cocoa Butter. They also market a special stretch mark cream but I've had a look at the ingredient list on that and it isn't any different to their regular cocoa butter lotion, although twice the price!

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Orangeisthenewbanana Mon 12-Oct-15 07:36:31

I used Cusson's Mum&Me Bump stretch mark cream while pregnant with DD and again while pregnant with DC2 (currently 33 weeks). No stretch marks yet. However I do agree that although keeping your skin supple certainly can't hurt, I don't really think you can totally prevent them if they're going to happen. It's more blind luck (and genetics).

ALR123 Mon 12-Oct-15 08:14:19

I'm naturally slim but got tons of stretchmarks in puberty so I wasn't holding out any hope with pregnancy as I know my skin is just not very stretchy! Have used bio oil and cocoa butter every day and yesterday noticed (at 27 weeks pregnant) they're starting to appear down the outside of my legs already. Grrr angry

sizethree Mon 12-Oct-15 09:47:01

Drinking loads of water and staying super hydrated has helped ward off mine I think.mim prone to dry skin and eczema and I've just been sticking to diprobase cream as it's got a good viscosity without overloading the skin.
37 weeks and no marks (yet!)

LenaShcherbak Sun 24-Apr-16 15:23:10

I got Dermalmd Stretch Mark Cream for my daughter who is starting to develop stretch marks from growing. It's working great and the redness is fading.

babyboybump91 Sun 08-May-16 19:00:54

I have tried everything from coconut oil to bapanthen stretch mark cream and most natural remedies.. still managed to end up with stretch marks, the only one i have found that makes a difference was forever livings alpha-e factor luckily a friend told me about it at 18 weeks before they got to bad. im now 22 and i haven't had anymore! and the ones i do have have faded loads! think this will be my new best friend throughout pregnancy. its also lovely for your face and sore cracked feet so thats an added bonus!.

some info below if anyone would like to have a gander.


good luck

Ellarose85 Sun 08-May-16 20:30:09


angryscousebird Sun 08-May-16 20:51:26

I used this one www.moltonbrown.co.uk/store/bath-body/body-lotion-cream/white-sandalwood-nourishing-body-lotion/KBT046/

No stretch marks and went from 22 inch waist to 52 inch waist!

Didn't use it with the dd and covered in them!

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