BUYER’S GUIDE 6 most-effective stretchmark products

We’ve rounded up the most worthy stretchmark oils, creams and lotions that you can slather onto your newfound curves.

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BUYERS-GUIDE-6-most-effective-stretchmark-products
28 Apr 2016

BUYERS-GUIDE-6-most-effective-stretchmark-products

Bio Oil
Bio Oil
28 Apr 2016

Bio Oil

PRICE $25.90/125ml

FROM Watsons

WHAT Bio Oil treats uneven skin tone, ageing skin, blemishes, old scars, and of course, stretch marks. Made with a combination of mineral oils, purCellin oil, vitamins A and E and plant extracts, Bio Oil contains no preservatives.

PROS Has a light scent that is not overwhelming. Does the job at a low price. Works best on newer scars but not the older ones.

CONS Feels like it takes a while to get absorbed into the skin. You need to wait a while before putting on your clothes or they may get stained.

Palmer’s Stretch Mark Lotion
Palmer’s Stretch Mark Lotion
28 Apr 2016

Palmer’s Stretch Mark Lotion

PRICE $27.50/250ml

FROM Watsons

WHAT This lotion is widely available and is made of a special blend of cocoa butter, vitamin E, shea butter and Bio C-Elaste, a combination of ingredients like collagen, elastin and argan oil. Its natural formula is free of allergens and parabens.

PROS Easily available and value for money. Very thick when applied but non-greasy. Skin feels hydrated after use.

CONS Strong cocoa smell, that’s a little bit artificial. Some users complain of itchiness and break outs – mineral oil is known to clog pores.

Biotherm Biovergetures Stretch Marks Prevention & Reduction Cream-Gel
Biotherm Biovergetures Stretch Marks Prevention & Reduction Cream-Gel
28 Apr 2016

Biotherm Biovergetures Stretch Marks Prevention & Reduction Cream-Gel

PRICE $72/150ml

FROM Major department stores  

WHAT Rich in moisturising agents, botanical oils and “algo silicon”, Biovergetures improves skin resistance and elasticity to help it stretch during pregnancy.

PROS Pleasant smelling and gets quickly absorbed into the skin. Non-greasy texture and effective in preventing and lightening stretch marks.

CONS Pricey.

Clarins Stretch Mark Control cream
Clarins Stretch Mark Control cream
28 Apr 2016

Clarins Stretch Mark Control cream

PRICE $95/200ml

FROM Clarins Singapore

WHAT This cream helps to enhance with production of collagen fibres. With olive, coconut and palm oil ingredients, it improves skin elasticity and promotes skin healing.

PROS Nice scent and non-sticky or greasy. Effective in preventing and reducing the appearance of stretch marks.

CONS Priciest of the lot.

Mustela Maternite Stretch Marks Prevention Cream Fragrance Free
Mustela Maternite Stretch Marks Prevention Cream Fragrance Free
28 Apr 2016

Mustela Maternite Stretch Marks Prevention Cream Fragrance Free

PRICE $49.50/150ml

FROM Spring Maternity   

WHAT This cream helps prevent stretchmarks thanks to ingredients such as avocado peptides, bees wax, shea butter and Galactoarabinan, a patented stretchmark-care ingredient extracted from the Larch tree.

PROS The rich texture is easily and quickly absorbed into the skin. Skin feels moisturised. The fragrance-free version is perfect for expectant mums who are sensitive to smells.

CONS A little pricey.

Glyderm Stretch Mark Cream
Glyderm Stretch Mark Cream
28 Apr 2016

Glyderm Stretch Mark Cream

PRICE $23.90/125ml

FROM Guardian Pharmacy

WHAT Specially formulated with Tri-Derm that rebuilds collagen and helps regain skin elasticity. It’s also preservative- and fragrance-free, so it’s suited to sensitive skin.

PROS Many say it’s effective in reducing the appearance of stretchmarks. Reasonably priced.

CONS None.

Your body goes through some incredible changes when you’re pregnant. But it’s not all rainbows and butterflies and glowing — studies have shown that more than 70 per cent of expectant mums will get stretch marks during their pregnancy.

            Because the skin expands so rapidly during pregnancy, the stretchmarks could appear as dark red, purplish or white lines on their abdomen (because of the belly expansion), or even along the thighs, arms and breasts.

            One way to reduce the likelihood and appearance of stretchmarks is to make sure that your body — and skin — is well hydrated. Besides drinking plenty of water, you can also use a cream, lotion, oil or serum to boost your skin’s elasticity. Here are our top finds…

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