Fact of Life: Stretch Marks Exist
Its one of those things that we just have to accept, lots of us are going to get (got!) stretch marks for a variety of reasons. Some people are not worried about these scars as they are relatively common and very often completely harmless. However, others desire get rid of these stretch marks in any way possible. There are many alternatives for resolving / reducing stretch marks from natural remedies to surgery. For me, the best way to guarantee a good stretch mark cream is to purchase yourself a commercial stretch mark cream.
Which is the Best Cream for Stretch Marks?
A more than fair question considering some of the stretch mark reducer creams are relatively expensive. However, there may be some trial and error before hitting on a stretch mark solution that completely satisfies you and your skin type. Having said that, some of the commercial creams such as TriLastin are highly regarded, clinically approved, and are more likely to be successful than some of the hit-and-miss home remedies. Other commercial cream like Celtrixa may need careful checking of reviews to be sure.
If you want, check out the reviews on this site, which I have complied over time. You might find some of it useful. The sidebar – hopefully – will have a link to the reviews. A good stretch mark cream will make all the difference.
What Qualities Should You Look For in A Good Stretch Mark Cream?
Again, there is a wide variety of products for you to try on the markets. Choosing just one and following through with the course (which is important) is difficult.
Here are a few of the things that I looked for when starting to use Stretch Mark Creams:
Price: Not for me the key consideration, but still important. When there are cheaper alternative (such as different oils etc) you must be satisfied that the product is doing what you want and represents fair value for money. For me the price is worth it to reduce the stretch marks from my body. For other they might want to spend less and experiment with different alternatives to find a solution.
Reputation of Company: Companies such as EC Research (who make TriLastin) have spent lots of money proving that their product works. This is more than advertising as testing is done independently. Others have sales channels through companies such as Amazon (the link provides 4 star products), which encourages feedback for all purchases. Both of these are great indicators of other people success with the stretch mark reducer creams and give an indication of whether they’ll work for you.
Availability: As it may take some time to get rid of / reduce all your stretch marks (I’ve got loads :(). Make sure that you buy a popular brand that is readily available on the market. End of line sales are great, but not if you’re left half way through a treatment!
Guarantee: The first tell-tale sign of a good stretch mark cream is the fact that they are guaranteed. This is a sure fire way to be confident that the company has some faith in the product. They’re not going to waste money promoting a product if all sales are returned. Once again remember that you may need multiple bottles of a product to deal with stretch mark reduction. Companies are relying on you to purchase not only the first bottle, but maybe more bottles if required. The Guarantee is their way of showing that the product will, in their opinion, ultimately work.
Ingredients: The next most important things are ingredients. The preference is for natural ingredients that have been tested and completely safe. However, even those stretchmark creams that have been tested for maternity use recommend you first check with your doctor before commencing treatment. Better safe than sorry.
The other thing to look out for are official (or chemically) sounding ingredients. Often these are safe compounds that have been trademarked in some way to protect intellectual right. If you are not sure ask. A good stretch mark cream will have top quality ingredients.
Overall, stick to stretch mark reducer creams with better reputations – they have them for a reason.