These are some of the best products around for – hopefully – preventing stretch marks in pregnancy
Bio Oil £12
The popular orange oil has been designed to help to improve
the appearance of scars, stretch marks and uneven skin tones. It has won 85 skincare awards and is the No.1 selling stretch mark product in 11 countries, so it has many fans. It contains a blend
of plant extracts and vitamins in an oil base containing PurCellin, supposed to be very for dehydrated skin.
Secret Saviours £69.95
A brand new treatment, this has been developed by surgeons who wanted to find a way to reduce the appearance of scarring. It comprises a band that you wear daily on your bump, having first massaged in a gel containing Indian pennywort, traditionally used for skin healing, Vitamins B5 and E, also good for skin regeneration and a blend of essential oils including rose and patchouli. At night time there is a soothing gel with the same ingredients.
Bapanthen Stretch Mark Cream £24.99
With an extract of Centella Asiatica, a tropical plant that stimulates the production of collagen to help your skin get stronger, which may also help reduce the development of stretch marks.Contains provitamin B5 and glycerin which both nourish and moisturise, making skin soft and supple and boosting its elasticity. Other ingredients include olive oil and skin lipids.
Pai Pomegranate and Pumpkin Seed Stretch Mark System £45
Loved by celebrities like Natalie Portman, this dual system comprises a pomegranate and pumpkin seed cream and an oil. It contains additional ingredients proven to help the skin’s elasticity such as vitamins E & C and Omegas 3,5,6,7 and 9. It aims to help your skin bounce back after stretching. It’s fragrance free and it is suitable for even very sensitive skin.
Palmer’s Cocoa Butter £3.09
One of those products women across the world swear by as a skin nourishment and treatment, Palmers has put it in a cream that contains Bio C-ElasteTM, pure Cocoa and Shea Butters and Vitamin E. It can be used all over to treat dry and itchy skin. It’s hypoallergenic, paraben and phthalate free and it is also dermatologist tested.
Clarins Stretch Mark Minimiser £37
From the well respected skin care specialists comes this rich cream containing Crowberry extract which can help reduce the appearance of stretch marks. It helps the skin to produce more collagen bres which make the skin more elastic and less prone to tearing under strain. It’s also fragrance free which is good if you can’t bear strong smells in pregnancy, as many can’t.
Plant Me Botanics’ Rose Otto and Moringa Face and Body Oil £60
This sweet smelling oil is an ethical product. Moringa Oil, soft and non-greasy, has been used since ancient Egypt for its moisturising bene ts and is supposed to be good for the prevention of stretch marks. It contains Omega-9 which delivers moisture deep into the dermis. Rose oil can be used in the treatment of scars and has a wonderful fragrance