Choosing a stretch mark cream can be extremely confusing with the five million products on the market today. With all these creams that are suppose to do the same thing, how are you to know which products work, and which products are not worth the change you found in your couch this afternoon??
The answer to this lies in the ingredients, there are certain factors one must take into account when trying to minimize the appearance of stretch marks. First of all no stretch mark cream, no matter what the cost, will ever “cure” your stretch marks. Stretch marks are scars and no cream or secret formula can fix that. However, there are several creams that have proven quite effective at reducing the appearance of the scar.
In order to be an effective stretch mark reduction cream, the cream must contain several ingredients to alleviate several different problems commonly associated with stretch marks. There is the mark itself to deal with, then the discoloration, and finally the loose wrinkled skin surrounding the mark.
Generally speaking you should be weary of any cream that makes false claims in an effort to increase sales. Stretch mark creams know they are selling a product that many women would pay top dollar for, because of their desperation to get rid of the unsightly marks. Let’s take a look at the ingredients of Barmon and see what they tell us!
Barmon has three basic active ingredients…
Cocoa Butter: Cocoa butter has long been used for its ability to pass through the top layer of skin to moisturize from the top layer all the way to the dermal layers of the tissue. Individuals have touted the healing effects and benefits of Cocoa butter on the skin for centuries.
Vitamin E: The benefits and healing that comes from using vitamin E are almost endless. Vitamin E is an amazing antioxidant, and works as a skin regeneration initiator, as well as a collagen promoter. The combination of these three actions makes for one powerful skin regeneration tool. Remember regeneration of the skin is necessary to minimize the appearance of the scar/stretch mark.
Lanolin: While Cocoa Butter has the ability to penetrate the top layer of skin, the actual molecule is still rather large and has a hard time making it all the way down to the deepest layers of tissue where the stretch mark occurred. Lanolin is a fat based by product of wool, and its molecules are much smaller than that of cocoa butter therefore thought to penetrate deeper. A good example of a product that is made up almost entirely of Lanolin is Oil of Olay.
While all these ingredients are excellent moisturizing products and will no doubt leave your skin feeling silky soft and smooth, there are few, actually no eye catching ingredients that jump out at me as having the potential to greatly reduce the appearance of stretch marks. As a matter of fact Barmon has the exact same make up as many all natural moisturizers on the market.
Out of all the stretch mark creams tested, the highest rated stretch mark creams is: Revitol.
1. Revitol Discount Revitol at www.revitol.com
2. Trilastin www.Trilastin.com