When I was pregnant with No. 1, I was immediately asked to buy the *popular* Palmer’s Cocoa Butter Formula Massage Cream for Stretch Marks.
Palmer’s Cocoa Butter is a household name for stretch mark cream that practically every pregnant woman I know used it, I decided to try it too.
“Palmer’s Cocoa Butter Formula Massage Cream for Stretch Marks helps reduce the appearance of stretch marks with a special combination of COCOA BUTTER, VITAMIN E, COLLAGEN and ELASTIN.
It lubricates the skin to help it retain its natural elasticity and moisture. This non-greasy cream relieves the dryness associated with stretched skin due to pregnancy and smoothes stretch marks due to weight loss.”
Now, the good girl I was, I started applying the stretch mark cream when I was about 3 months’ pregnant before the bump became too big (as advised by wise women).
I applied the cream first thing in the morning and then again after my evening bath. On weekends, I’d apply an extra layer in the mid-day when I remembered.
After delivery, I continued applying it right up till No. 1 was almost 1 year old! Needless to say, I was one of Guardian’s best customers and I also have many of the freebies that came with the Palmer’s Cocoa Butter sets…
Not only did I use Palmer’s Cocoa Butter Formula For Stretch Marks with Vitamin E and Shea Butter, I also used the Palmer’s Cocoa Butter Formula Massage Cream and Palmers Cocoa Butter Itchy Skin Soothing Oil (helps relieve itchiness from stretched skin).
The cream, lotion and oil are easy to apply and the cocoa butter smells heavenly.
…Maybe I inherited the terrible skin from my father’s side of the family (my Mum’s skin is baby smooth and line-free even after 3 pregnancies)
…Maybe it had to do with the 30 kg I put on during my pregnancy.
Unfortunately, none of Palmer’s Cocoa Butter Formula helped to reduce the horrible stretch marks I got from my first pregnancy.
I really hate them and even though I’m not a bikini babe, I’m sad that I’ll never have the choice of baring my tummy in public again…
Sigh, mommy friends with jelly-bellies and stretch marks try some reverse pyschology i.e. wear my “mark of Motherhood” proudly!
I do and am also trying out other oils for this pregnancy…