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Softer Bump, But Still Covered in Stretchmarks.
Member Name: kellface
Advantages: Leaves skin soft and smooth. Enriched with good stuff.
Disadvantages: Medicinal smell. Hasn't really helped with my stretch marks.
I've been taking Pregnacare Vitabiotics since I found out I was pregnant, and they've done me the world of good, so when I saw that Pregnacare also did a skin cream I thought I'd invest in some for my ever expanding stomach. Pregnacare cream is enriched with vitamins and other goodies to help your skin through it's ever changing state during pregnancy, it contains no nasty stuff like artificial colours or preservatives.
Pregnacare cream comes in little 100ml tubes for a small price of around £5 depending on where you shop. I bought it from the Pregnacare website for just over £6. I thought it was a bargain compared to a lot of the other stretch mark creams available which retail at over £10. The cream itself smells a little medicinal, I was expecting something pretty and fruity smelling to make you feel yummy but it just smells like most ointments. It's a lovely feeling when your rubbing it into your skin, it's not overly greesy which I hate about some creams, and it DOESN't leave your hands all slimy and horrid.
Evening Primrose Oil
It's easy enough to apply, you simply massage a small blob of cream onto your stretched out areas like your tummy, legs, arms and breasts. Fortunately I only needed it for my stomach as nowhere else has really become plagued with stretch marks, like my stomach. I already had chunky thighs anyway ha-ha! The only thing the product states is to avoid the nipple area when your using Pregnacare cream, I'm assuming this is for when your using the cream after childbirth - if your breastfeeding - so your littlen isn't ingesting any of the cream. Also it states that it isn't to be used on broken or irritated skin.
I still use the cream today even though it's not really done anything for my stretch marks, it has kept my skin soft and smooth but I wasn't expecting it to work miracles on my stretched out tum. I know that once my stomach decreases in size (I can't wait!) the stretch marks will fade and become lighter so I'm not overly fussed any more about them. I'd recommend pregnant women give it a try, but maybe start applying it earlier than what I did, I only started applying it around 20 weeks when a couple of stretch marks started to appear.
Apparently over 70% of women saw improvement after a couple of weeks but I have only noticed the difference in how soft my skin is, my stretch marks are still big, angry and purple! I will continue to use it after I've given birth to see if it aids in my skin getting back to it's original state (obviously with lots of exercise and what not too). So I will probably update this review around 6 months after birth, if I remember!!
Summary: I'll see if it works after I've given birth now I guess.
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