A month ago I blogged about all the Stretch Mark creams I was using.(Click here to read that post) Well, so far still okay, no stretchmarks on my belly and I'm a week shy of 8 months pregnant. They say, once you see your baby, you won't care about whatever stretch marks you have.... err... okay, but my rationale is ... if I can do whatever I can to prevent or make it less jia lat, then I will. It's just a matter of applying a cream/oil a couple of times a day, it's not a painstaking amount of effort (actually, I do it at least 3 times a day lol).
The difference between this one and all the others I've been trying is that it contains Hyaluronic acid. Now I know this ingredient works great for hydrating my face (I've been using Hada Labo, which has hyaluronic acid, on my face and swear by it)... so I am confident it's a vital ingredient in a stretchmark cream too. The cream locks in moisture and binds up to 1,000 times its weight in water.
Texture wise, it feels slightly lighter than my Shea Butter based creams, and muchhhhh lighter than the cocoa butter based creams. Absorbs very well, without a greasy feeling. I can put my clothes on immediately after application.
I will pack this one in my hospital bag too, because it's breastfeeding safe. Made from natural and safe ingredients. So it will be convenient to use while starting to nurse at hospital, rather than have to pack a belly butter and a boob cream separately.
If you're only going to invest in one cream during your pregnancy instead of alternating between 5 different types, then I would suggest getting this Mederma Stretch Marks Therapy Cream, because of the effective ingredients, the pleasant lightweight nature of the cream, the price is comparatively ok too (mid range), and it's an all rounder (can use on your boobs, and can continue using while breast feeding).