When I was pregnant with No. 1, I was immediately asked to buy the *popular* Palmer’s Cocoa Butter Formula Complete Stretch Mark and Pregnancy Skin Care Kit.
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…
Palmer’s Cocoa Butter Body Oil with Vitamin E
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…