One of the many truths of motherhood is the appearance of stretch marks during pregnancy. Since I’ve gone through three pregnancies, I can say I’ve definitely been graced with my fair share of battle scars, especially around my mid-section.
I’ve recently had the chance to review Dr. Max Powers Stretch Mark Treatment. The cream is designed with vitamins and nutrients which are specifically formulated to promote elasticity and collagen production to reduce the appearance of existing stretch marks as well as help prevent them from occurring in the first place.
While the packaging and description suggest that the Stretch Mark Treatment is being more promoted towards those who may get stretch marks while buffing up at the gym, I figured its natural, organic ingredients would be just as beneficial to the mamas out there who received their badges of courage during pregnancy.
The scent of the Stretch Mark Treatment is light, but does smell a bit like citronella. I wasn’t crazy about it, but liked it more than some of the heavy menthol based creams out there. Because the cream is designed more for body builders than moms, it’s easily forgivable. I’d rather be working out downwind from citronella fella than stale sweat guy.
Also, I feel it’s important that I point out that it’s not a lotion. I say this because it’s designed to stay on while you’re working out, so it doesn’t completely absorb into the skin. I could definitely still feel it on my skin over an hour later, but it wasn’t greasy and didn’t bother me at all.
After using the cream on my old stretch marks for a week, I didn’t notice much of a difference in the appearance of the lines, but there was a definite change in the softness of my skin.
Would I recommend it?
Because I didn’t test it for more than a week, I don’t feel comfortable claiming or disclaiming the efficacy of its potential to reduce existing stretch marks. I do however feel, given the noticeable change in how the tested area of skin felt, that it may be valuable in reducing the formation of new stretch marks.
If you’d like to buy some Dr. Max Powers Stretch Mark Treatment, it’s on sale for $9.00 on their site.
Disclaimer: I received one or more of the products mentioned above for free using Tomoson.com. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers.