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10 of the best stretch mark creams

10 of the best stretch mark creams

With the weather warming up, skin becomes more exposed, which means we need to spend a little more time taking care of it post-winter neglect.

Stretch marks are a common skincare concern amongst women, so we have put together our edit of the best stretch mark creams and treatments to strengthen and even out the skin.

What are stretch marks?

Stretch marks are a common skin condition which most people will experience at some point in their life.

They can look like silver streaks across the skin, but they also range in colour, depth and intensity depending on your skin tone. While they start off quite prominent, they naturally fade over time, especially when using stretch mark creams and treatments to help support and strengthen the skin.

What causes stretch marks?

Stretch marks can be caused by a number of factors, but become most prominent during pregnancy when the skin stretches suddenly.

They can also be caused by genetics, so if a family member has them, it could be more likely that you will also get them at some point.

We advocate complete body positivity here at lookfantastic, and think that all skin is beautiful, but if stretch marks are a particular concern for you, take a look at our best stretch mark creams and treatments below.

10 of the best stretch mark creams for 2019

  1. Mama Mio Goodbye Stretch Marks Stretch Mark Minimiser
  2. Weleda Stretch Mark Massage Oil
  3. Mama Mio The Tummy Rub Butter
  4. Pai Pomegranate and Pumpkin Seed Organic Stretch Mark System
  5. Burt’s Bees Mama Bee Belly Butter
  6. StriVectin Intensive Concentrate for Stretch Marks & Wrinkles
  7. Little Butterfly London Cocoon of Bliss Stretch Mark Butter
  8. Neal’s Yard Remedies Organic Mother’s Balm
  9. Murad Firm and Tone Serum
  10. The Chemistry Brand Retin-Oil

Which is the best stretch mark cream for me?

  1. Mama Mio Goodbye Stretch Marks Stretch Mark Minimiser
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    Mama Mio Goodbye Stretch Marks Stretch Mark Minimiser

    The experts in pre, during and post-pregnancy skincare, Mama Mio is undoubtedly one of the best brands on the market when it comes to targeted treatments.

    Their Goodbye Stretch Marks Stretch Mark Minimiser has been specially formulated to reduce the appearance of both new and old stretch marks caused by both pregnancy and weight fluctuations. In fact, even if you’re not pregnant, this is one of the best products to use for stretch marks.

    Free from common chemical nasties, the formula is instead infused with nourishing botanicals to soothe and moisturise, while Sepicalm™ VG helps to fade marks and Matrixyl 3000 promotes skin repair by boosting collagen production.

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  2. Weleda Stretch Mark Massage Oil
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    Weleda Stretch Mark Massage Oil

    If you love completely natural and clean beauty products, you will love Weleda’s Stretch Mark Massage Oil.

    Enriched with a blend of arnica extract and sweet almond and wheat germ oils, the oil helps to keep the skin soft during pregnancy so that it retains its elasticity and reduces the chance of stretch marks.

    We recommend using this from the moment you find out you’re pregnant to help prevent the appearance of marks.

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  3. Mama Mio The Tummy Rub Butter
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    Mama Mio The Tummy Rub Butter

    If you don’t like the feeling of an oil on the skin, you will love Mama Mio’s The Tummy Rub Butter (although it says tummy in the title, we actually love to use over the whole body!).

    Formulated to keep your skin soft, supple and elastic for when your bump grows, the butter is enriched with Omegas’ 3, 6 and 9 to build the skin’s strength and reduce the chance of stretch marks. Shea butter and Vitamin E work to nourish and condition, and also reduce the chance of itching or irritation during pregnancy.

    Free from common chemical nasties, it’s great for all skin types including sensitive.

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  4. Pai Pomegranate and Pumpkin Seed Organic Stretch Mark System
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    Pai Pomegranate and Pumpkin Seed Organic Stretch Mark System

    This two-step system from Pai is perfect for helping to reduce the appearance of stretch marks during pregnancy as it works to promote suppleness, smoothness and elasticity.

    Rich in a blend of plant botanicals like avocado oil and shea butter, the cream and oil also both contain Vitamin E to help the skin stretch in line with pregnancy changes so that it remains smooth and stretch-mark free.

    Plus, as with all Pai products, they are completely clean and natural, making them suitable for use throughout the whole of your pregnancy and beyond.

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  5. Burt's Bees Mama Bee Belly Butter
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    Burt's Bees Mama Bee Belly Butter

    Keep your skin smooth and even with Burt’s Bees Mama Bee Belly Butter.

    Super luxurious and rich in texture, it melts into the skin upon application to not only nourish and keep your skin super soft, but also help prevent stretch marks and other skin issues that can occur during pregnancy.

    For best results, we recommend continue using this post-pregnancy to support your skin as it bounces back into shape.

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  6. StriVectin Intensive Concentrate for Stretch Marks & Wrinkles
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    StriVectin Intensive Concentrate for Stretch Marks & Wrinkles

    For post-pregnancy or for use if you’re concerned with the general appearance of stretch marks, StriVectin’s Intensive Concentrate for Stretch Marks & Wrinkles is a wonderful option.

    The lightweight moisturiser is enriched with Collagex-CE Complex™, which helps to target the skin’s Youth Collagen, working to improve skin elasticity, appearance and tone. It melts in instantly, so also works wonders for busy girls on-the-go who don’t have a lot of time to spend on moisturising.

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  7. Little Butterfly London Cocoon of Bliss Stretch Mark Butter
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    Little Butterfly London Cocoon of Bliss Stretch Mark Butter

    Cruelty-free and made without any trace of chemical in sight, Little Butterfly London’s Cocoon of Bliss Stretch Mark Butter is perfect for anyone to make the switch to a more natural and clean beauty routine.

    It’s blended with an amazing array of nourishing whipped butters including cupuaçu, mango, cacao and shea, which also create the most heavenly scent you have ever experienced. Melting into the skin upon application, this is suitable for use during pregnancy and will leave your skin beautifully hydrated, soft and glowing.

     

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  8. Neal's Yard Remedies Organic Mother's Balm
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    Neal's Yard Remedies Organic Mother's Balm

    If you prefer a thicker, more luxurious texture to an oil or moisturiser, you will love the Organic Mother’s Balm from Neal’s Yard Remedies.

    Suitable for even the most sensitive of skin types, the balm is infused with coconut oil, beeswax and sweet almond oil to deeply nourish and condition. Minimising the appearance of stretch marks, it works wonders post-pregnancy on re-smoothing the skin.

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  9. Murad Firm and Tone Serum
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    Murad Firm and Tone Serum

    Perfect if you’re concerned with both stretch marks and cellulite, Murad’s Firm & Tone Serum targets uneven skin tone to leave it smooth, revitalised and firm.

    Working to increase elasticity within the skin’s cells, it can help reduce the appearance of “orange-peel” skin and fade any visible stretch marks.

    We recommend using this twice a day for best results, massaging in thoroughly. This also encourages lymphatic drainage, which helps to reduce the appearance of cellulite further.

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  10. The Chemistry Brand Retin-Oil
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    The Chemistry Brand Retin-Oil

    For a cheaper stretch mark alternative, try The Chemistry’s Brand Retin-Oil.

    Formulated to target a number of skin concerns, including stretch marks, cellulite, scars and signs of accelerated ageing, the lightweight oil absorbs instantly into the skin without leaving any greasy residue behind.

    Enhanced with lipids, the oil also helps to hydrate, nourish and intensely condition the skin.

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Amelia

Amelia

Skincare Specialist

I am a big believer in the idea that beautiful Make Up begins with a superb skincare regime. I like to enhance my natural beauty rather than cover up and I am always on the lookout for great products which really work. When I am not writing about all things beauty, I like to do Yoga and I make an amazing brownie. It is all about balance!