Scars and stretch marks are really annoying, aren't they? I haven't met a woman who doesn't have these concerns.
I'm using some products at the moment, although I've not been using them regularly, to be honest.
This is not a review. I'm going to start using them religiously and let you know my verdict in a few months time.
My skin concerns/type: Scar tissue on my belly button from a 2-time piercing I really regret, a few stretch marks on hips, uneven skin tone and occasional dryness.
Bio Oil- It contains the breakthrough ingredient 'PurCellin oil', which they claim it improves the appearance of scars, stretch marks, uneven skin tone, aging and dry skin. The minute I read people raving about this on the net, I just couldn't wait to try it out. The little bottle is so cute too!
Price- RM 32.80 (Rs.460.00)
Mederma Gel- I first tried this between 2006-2007, probably the year it was first advertised in India. I didn't see any improvement of my scars and stretch marks then, even after I'd used up the tube. I bought another tube again 2 months ago, to give it another shot. It is a topical gel formulated with Cepalin, a botanical extract derived from onions. Meant for scars from injuries, surgery, acne; and also stretch marks.
Palmer's Cocoa Butter Formula- This has been around for a while now but I've never tried it before. Formulated with a combination of cocoa butter, vitamin E, collagen, elastin and shea butter. It is specially meant for preventing and reducing stretch marks.
These three came in a pack for RM 30.32 (Rs.425.00)
I can only hope that they won't turn out to be a total waste of money and effort.
***We just need to remind ourselves that when it comes to scars, we ought to be more patient than when we're waiting for our nail polish to dry, or during the commercials when watching 'Lost' or 'Desperate Housewives.'
Good luck meee...!
**Only Palmer's Cocoa Butter and Mederma are available in India right now.