On November 1, 2011, I began using APOTHEDERM Stretch Mark Cream. The directions stated that I was to use it twice daily, applying to the stretch mark areas and seeing results in as little as 14 days and up to 12 weeks. Trust me, I was skeptical. It has been nearly 7 years since I had my last child and 11 1/2 years since I had my first. I had years of stretch marks to work on. Some were that white color, but others were that thick dark purple. I had no expectations of this working at all. Plus, I wasn't very good about using it twice a day let alone every day. But, I did use it fairly regularly for the last 8 weeks and...........
I am totally serious. I tried taking pictures but decided I wasn't comfortable with those areas of my body all over the Internet. But, I can honestly say, this stuff worked!!!!! Holy cow! I am still in shock. I was applying blindly and not really noticing too much until around Thanksgiving when I actually looked where I was applying the cream and I realized that I could visibly tell the marks were less noticeable. By last week, my mouth actually dropped and I couldn't pull myself away from the mirror. The thick, dark purple ones were visibly lighter. This stuff is amazing! 11+ years of stretch marks sitting on my body and now they are hardly noticeable. The cream also had a nice, gentle scent and softened my skin in addition to reducing the stretch marks.
So, how does this stuff work???????
APOTHEDERM is a Seattle-based dermatology biotech company that develops the most advanced bioactive peptides. They have over 20 years of research and development to back them up. Their peptide technology has been licensed to leading skin care companies around the world.
APOTHEDERM STRETCH MARK CREAM reinforces the skin's fundamental support structures and helps to visibly repair existing stretch marks. The patented SmartPeptide technology helps build collagen while reducing the appearance of red and silver stretch marks as it smoothes skin texture. In a clinical study of 30 subjects, 70% had visible improvement in stretch marks in as little as 14 days and more than 90% saw overall improvement after twelve weeks of continued use. The study included new and old stretch marks as well as red and silver stretch marks. The cream blends four natural emollients : shea butter, coca butter, olive oil and highly moisturizing meadowfoam seed oil for a silky, fast absorbing formulation. For more on the ingredients and science behind APOTHEDERM STRETCH MARK CREAM, go to http://www.apothederm.com/.
Now for the best part - You can get your own Stretch Mark Cream or any of APOTHEDERM's other great products at a discount. If their other products work as well as their Stretch Mark Cream, you won't be disappointed!
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This review is my honest opinion. I received one complementary bottle of APOTHEDERM Stretch Mark Cream in order to facilitate this review. I was not compensated in any other way. I only review products that I believe would benefit myself or my family. Thanks to Mamapedia and Apothederm for this opportunity.