SOS Stretch Mark Defence & Solution for Stretch Marks Review
Stretch marks are a hot topic when it comes to pregnancy and post-pregnancy skincare. Some claim they are genetic and some that you can help avoid them by using different creams and oils. I believe that you can reduce your risk by looking after yourself and your skin and that you can help existing stretch marks by using products too.
I know that I’m genetically prone to getting stretch marks because I got them during my teenage years when I developed hips and I also got a few small ones on my belly towards the end of my first pregnancy and on my breasts when my milk came in the first time around.
I’ve just had my second baby and during the last month of pregnancy, I got a few new stretch marks on the bottom of my bump but none anywhere else and when my milk came in this time, I didn’t get any stretch marks on my breasts. I was quite good at creaming and oiling my bump this time around but definitely forgot some days.
Stretch Mark Defence from SOS (Science of Skin) is a brand new anti-stretch mark product for mums-to-be that I used during the last two weeks of my pregnancy for the final stretch!
What I really love is the format of this product — it’s an ultra-fine mist spray which makes it so easy to use and great for hard to reach areas which pretty much is everywhere in your last trimester. Stretch Mark Defence offers rapid and effective hydration and is packed full of active ingredients including green tea, vitamin E and super-hydrating plant extracts to help relieve the signs and symptoms of stretching skin such as tightness, dryness and irritation. It replenishes skin with the nutrients it needs and helps improve the skin’s performance.
Moisturising has never been so easy and quick! My skin was left feeling hydrated and cared for and there was no greasy residue. The spray format is so handy and refreshing too when the weather is hot.
I did not get any new stretch marks while using this product and my existing ones felt soothed by the hydration from the spray.
Post-pregnancy, I swapped products and started using the Solution for Stretch Marks cream instead as this cream is formulated to be used on existing stretch marks. You get the best result if you start tackling stretch marks as soon as they appear.
This rich cream has been developed by a team of skin and scarring experts and the formula contains active green tea extracts, highly moisturising natural ingredients and vitamins C and E combining the most effective ingredients from science and nature to actively soothe problem areas where stretch marks occur including breasts, tummy, hips and thighs.
It’s ideal for using post-pregnancy to treat any stretch marks. I use the cream on my belly and it helps my skin to feel healthy, tighter and smoother. It’s a very concentrated cream and I only need to use a small amount for each application. So far, I’ve used the cream once a day for two weeks and I’m much happier with my belly. I think the stretch marks will fade quickly if I keep using this cream after my bath/shower each night. The formula sinks in quickly and easily.
I was sent these products for this review. As always, all my reviews are 100% honest and all thoughts and opinions are my own.