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This is a review of Just 4 Mums Stretch Mark Cream which I picked up recently in Home Bargains for yes, you've guessed it, a bargain. Being 30 weeks pregnant I have not picked up any new stretch marks this time round but did get a few in the last few weeks last time so have been slathering on oils, lotions and creams in the hope that I can avoid any new ones with baby no 2.
Weight wise, I have done well this pregnancy with not actually putting on any weight so far, like last time I stayed the same weight and then lost a load (obviously) when the baby was born. It's not deliberate, I'm not thin to start off with so can't afford to load on any weight anyway. I just seem to get full really quickly when eating and can't manage all my meals.
I have been using oils on my skin but was on the look out for some cream when I saw the tube of Just 4 Mums Stretch Mark Cream in Home Bargains. The tube was 150ml and its ingredients appealed to me: cocoa butter, shea butter, rosehip oil, argan oil to help boost elasticity and promote supple skin. Packaging wise it is a white plastic tube with a flip top lid and really easy to squeeze out the product.
This cream comes out really thick and I have been focusing on the stomach area, at night after bathing and before pyjamas, on it goes then in the morning before dressing after a shower again I lather it on. I have to wear a bump band over the cream to protect my clothing as it doesn't sink in to the skin terribly well.
I think this is working really well. So far it looks like there might be one small stretch mark beginning to make itself known (a small red blob is how they start then they go bigger and in time fade to a silvery colour).
I don't think this smells too strongly of its ingredients and because of how thick it is, you tend to use too much. I like the consistency of it and feel like it is doing my skin good, especially at night time. I think this would work well on legs and thighs as a cellulite treatment if massaged in well. One observation I did have was how similar this was to the Little Angels stretch mark cream which I used in my last pregnancy. Slightly different packaging but very similar contents in my opinion.
I paid just 99p for the tube which I think is a good price and it has lasted a few weeks with regular use.
For the price paid, I don't think you can go wrong with this cream. I think you can pay a lot more to get the same results and there is no guarantee with any cream or oil that they will totally prevent you from getting stretch marks but you can try at least. I will definitely repurchase and continue use with this cream and hope that I don't have any more visible battle scars on my body after this pregnancy!