After sporting a burgeoning bump for 9 months, stretch marks were inevitable for this Momma Bean. Rub after rub, and bottles after bottles of Palmer’s Cocoa Butter day and night, only to end up in disappointment.
So, after almost two years of trying to find ‘the one’ I thought I might as well stick to a normal skin lotion and just get over it. Until I came across this…
…and things started to change.
Dr Organic’s Vitamin E Scar and Stretch Mark Serum.
With the name, you would probably think of it as a watery substance without peeking inside. Once opened though, you’ll be surprised that it’s actually a very thick and rich cream.
As I had very little faith in stretch marks creams or oils due to many disappointing experiences, I really didn’t expect much from this cream until it was about to run out. This was when I noticed the difference on my jelly belly! Something I was unable to see with the creams or oil I’ve tried in the past, the likes of Palmer’s Cocoa Butter (all their stretch marks range!) and Bio Oil, which is said to be a baddie for scars as well.
Don’t worry, I won’t subject you to any nightmare-inducing images of my belly here! I’m just sharing. 😀
Let’s take a good look at this product, shall we?
This vibrant packaging is sure to catch the eye, along with the sunflower touch. Pretty and summery, don’t you think?
This serum (cream) comes in a squeezable tube packaging, which is convenient when you want the last blob of cream to come out! You don’t want to waste one single blob, I can tell you that much.
You might think that 50ml is not a lot, but wait until you see the swatches below and the saying, ‘a little goes a long way’ for this cream is an understatement.
Also I used this tube pretty much after about 5 weeks of non-stop creaming day and night and I think it’s because I was very generous when it comes to my belly. Take it as me trying to speed up the process of vanishing those nasty-looking streaks, and whether this method would really speed it up, one bean can only hope.
So when you think about it, 50ml lasting for 5 weeks of non-stop usage, is reasonable enough.
For those who are curious about the ingredients, check below and be amazed by them. All-natural and organic ingredients combined in one tube to bring you a smoother and radiant looking skin.
At first I wasn’t sure what smell to expect from a cream enriched with tocopherol (Vitamin E), but the combination of ingredients in this little tube gave that ripe banana scent, when you’re peeling the fruit open. I know! I can get very specific with smell sometimes. 😉
It also has a very faint Cocoa Butter or Shea Butter aroma, too. Basically, it’s not overpowering nor distracting once applied, which is one of the things I like about this cream.
Hydrating • Restoring • Regenerating • Protecting
It has a light magnolia-ish color. This tocopherol enriched cream aims to instantly nourish and regenerate, restoring the skins natural moisture levels to give scars and stretch marks a smoother, more toned and radiant appearance.
Remember what I said above about ‘a little goes a long way’ for this cream is an understatement?
Well, just check out the swatches above and how a small blob could have done the job here. You need to smear the cream thoroughly so it gets absorbed completely, leaving no residue. To be fair, I did go overboard here with the swatches! I didn’t mean to, the big blob just came out! It looks like I’ve just painted my skin white.:-D
But that shows you that you only need a little to start, and just put more as you go along.
Nevertheless, you’ll be pleased to know that there is no sticky feeling afterwards or feeling greasy either.
Organic Vitamin E Scar & Stretch Mark Cream can be used on:
Reducing and preventing stretch marks
Extremely dry skin conditions
Pregnancy massage cream
After sun treatment
Now I must say that I’ve only used Dr Organic’s Vit. E Scar & Stretch Mark Serum around my belly to focus on my stretch marks, so whether this could end up clogging your pores when used on your face as a moisturiser (especially for sensitive skin), I wouldn’t really know.
As for the swatches result?
Noticed that very visible difference? Before shows my hand looks rather dry and dehydrated, while After is quite the opposite.
Here’s one amazing result that I’ve been wanting to share with everyone…
Reasons why you would love this product or Dr. Organic’s range even more…
As for this Momma Bean, unlike the creams and oils I’ve tried, I can definitely say that this cream is by far the only one that showed me positive results. Results that are not only felt but can be seen by the naked eye. Don’t get me wrong, my stretch marks have not completely disappeared, but after using this cream for over a month religiously:
The well-defined stretch marks especially around my belly button now feel smoother to touch and less visible
Skin feels softer and moisturised compare to being dry before even when I was using the oil or another stretch mark cream
My eczema on my belly vanished!
One might say the price of £8.19 is too much, but bear in mind that you only need a little. Make sure to go on a look out for bargain deals at Holland and Barrett and don’t miss it like me! I completely missed their Buy 1 Get 1 half price just by a day!
Winter is upon as folks and especially for those who suffer with dry skin that gets even worst with the cold plus heating at home, you need to stock up your skincare stash to keep the moisture in and look even more beautiful this season.
Dr. Organic’s range is available at any Holland & Barrett store, which are all over the UK and has their own online shopping site — here.
What’s you favourite scar or stretch mark cream? Any disappointing experience about a hyped up product that you’ve used but failed you?