The #3 Rated Stretch Mark Product: Apothederm Stretch Mark Cream
Apothederm Stretch Mark Cream will be considered in the review below. It is meant to work on all stretch marks to reduce their appearance, regardless of age. The manufacturer states that it also improves skin smoothness, texture and firmness, while moisturizing the skin and making the skin tone more balanced and even. By reading on, you can learn about the ingredients it contains and ascertain whether we believe this to be a quality product or not, and that it does what it is supposed to do.
- Aqua (water)
- Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea Butter)
- Limnanthes Alba (Meadowfoam) Seed Oil
- Cetyl Alcohol
- Glyceryl Stearate
- PPG-3 Benzyl Ether Myristate
- Tocopheryl Acetate
- Theobroma Cacao (Cocoa) Seed Butter
- Sodium Hyaluronate
- Sodium Stearoyl Glutamate
- Pichia/Resveratrol Ferment Extract
- Glycyrrhiza Glabra (Licorice) Root Extract
- Olea Europaea (Olive) Fruit Oil
- HCL Algae Extract
- Yeast Extract
- Butylene Glycol
- Caprylyl Glycol
- Hexylene Glycol
- Xanthan Gum
The recommended application is that this stretch mark cream should be used every day in the morning and evening by rubbing it into the affected areas in a circular motion.
Possible Side Effects
No warnings are placed on this product, other than the fact that it should be kept out of your eyes. Worryingly, there is a possibility of there being derivatives of the allergen soy in the ingredients although this is uncertain because the company has not explained the source of some of their ingredients. It is advisable that you should not use this cream while pregnant, as it has not been tested on pregnant women, so the possible reactions are not known.
A 5.7oz tube of Apothederm Stretch Mark Cream costs $89.95. This seems a bit steep but you do not have to pay for shipping, as it is free when you place an order over $75. This only applies to the U.S., as international shipping is not available at this time. Orders placed for addresses in Washington State will have a sales tax added onto their order.
Apothederm has a returns policy that allows you to return a product within 30 days of placing an order if you are dissatisfied with the product you receive. You must contact Customer Service for an RGA number to write on the return package. All item contents must be returned including instructions or it may affect your refund, and consumers are limited to one return per product. If the product you receive is damaged, (packaging or products), they must be returned to the company. If you want to claim a shortage, you have to contact them within five days of receiving the product. Shipping charges are not included in the refund. We were unable to read any customer reviews about this product. Instead, Apothederm provides details of an independent study carried out by a dermatologist on 30 individuals, which demonstrates high levels of success with the product. However, the sample size is very small to make an accurate judgement about its effectiveness.
This product seems easy to use and would appear to have produced good results, judging by the study that was carried out. There is a returns policy, which means that you can feel safe trying the product out. However, if you find that the product works for you, you might decide that the price does not. The price seems excessive and for Washington State customers there is an extra charge that makes it even more expensive. It would be difficult to sustain long-term use of this cream at this price. Furthermore, we felt that the guarantee is restrictive as you have only a small window of opportunity to try and return the product if it is not for you. The product’s effectiveness is not fully verified because we were unable to locate any reviews from real customers. This cream might just be too damaging to the pocket without a guarantee of its effectiveness to meet your needs.
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*The views and opinions expressed in this page are strictly those of the Editor. Results may vary from person to person and cannot be guaranteed.