As I’m sure it’s the case for a lot of pregnant women, stretch marks are a real worry for me when I’m pregnant. Luckily after my pregnancy with Lamb, I only got stretch marks in places that didn’t bother me. For example , the backs of my thighs and my sides. After a couple of years the ones of my sides faded and to be honest I have no idea what the ones on the back of my legs are like – I can’t see them!
During my second pregnancy I made sure I kept on top of moisturising my skin and keeping it hydrated. This time round I don’t think I got any new stretch marks, just the old ones got a little worse (they had faded pretty well from my first pregnancy).
Science of Skin got in touch and asked if I wanted to try out their brand new stretch mark creams. I received their Stretch Mark Defence and Solution for Stretch Marks.
“Science of Skin develops scientifically proven, solution-focused skincare remedies. Taking the very best from science and nature, Science of Skin was founded by one of the UK’s leading cosmetic surgeons Douglas McGeorge and Ardeshir Bayat, both of whom are experts in skin health and passionate about creating products that actually work.
Since 2015 the range has grown to include Solution for Stretch Marks, Stretch Mark Defence and Solution for Bites (launching June 2016) with more fantastic products in the pipeline to support your skin health needs.
Science of Skin offers you reliable skin therapies for you and your family, safely helping to heal, soothe and repair skin: giving you innovative and effective solutions for your family’s skin health.”
I was really happy with both of these creams and found them to be really hydrating. At first they felt quite wet when I was rubbing into the skin, which is something I dislike about moisturisers etc, however both creams rubbed in really well and felt really nourishing.
As this was my second pregnancy, I already had stretch marks from my first pregnancy, so obviously I wasn’t going to be scar free by 9 months, however I don’t think my marks were any worse.
After using the Stretch Mark Defence for a few weeks I really thought my skin felt soft and healthy. Now I’ve had my baby I’ve moved on to using the Solution for Stretch Marks and although I don’t think it will get rid of my stretch marks entirely, I’m hoping they will fade like they did after my first pregnancy.
If you want to see more products from Science of Skin and read more about the new Stretch Mark range you can visit their site here.
*I was sent these products free of charge in exchange for my honest opinion and review.