In October last year I wrote a post about Scars and Stretch Marks Removal (Click to read the post)
That's 7 months ago. I think that's a good amount of time to know which products work and which needs to be thrown out (or moved to the back of your vanity cabinet)
Bio Oil ~ I like it a lot. It has become my HG (Holy Grail) right after shower product. It has softened my scar and lightened some dark patches completely. I use it to massage my face too, and it doesn't break me out even though I have oily/combination skin. A drop of it goes a long way, which makes the little bottle last you quite a long time. The oil is thin verging on runny, so the skin absorbs it quite easily. I'm very impressed with it's performance so far. It WORKS!
Mederma ~ The first thing I noticed when using Mederma is that it makes the area where I apply it very itchy sometimes. Which means it's doing it's job, I reckon. This tube is my second. It does soften scar tissue, but I didn't notice any lightening. I really like the gel-like slippery texture of Mederma, and I think that's why I keep going back to it. I *believe* it is working.
Palmer's Cocoa Butter ~ This is only okay for me. I'd say it's 'mediocre at best' (In Simon Cowell's tone =D) and I'm not too fond of the smell either. However, it is thick, moisturizing and quite soothing for dry skin. It did not do anything for the few stretch marks I have, but we all know too well that once stretch marks turn white, it's very hard to remove them. So, there's no point expecting wonders from this or any product for that matter. I use the balm (3rd one in the pic) on my hands and lips. Not bad but not great either. I don't know what else to say about it, so I'll just move on and rate it....
I'll will be stocking up on Bio Oil, finish my second tube of Mederma and then buy another tube. No more Palmer's Cocoa Butter for me, unless maybe....nah, I don't think so.
So, have you tried any of these yet? Worked? Or, you don't need them? In that case, I'm so very J :p and do share your skincare routine. Please!
♥ Cynthia Z ^.^