This is a review of Herbex Body Care Stretch Mark Cream. Herbex claims this product will fade or prevent the formation of stretch marks by moisturizing skin with a blend of plant-based and moisturizing ingredients. It contains Shea Butter and Avocado Oil, as well as the popular plant extracts St. John’s Wort and Gotu Kola. Keep reading to find out more about whether this treatment is the right one for you.
- Centella asiatica (Gotu kola) extract
- Siegesbeckia orientalis (St. Paul’s Wort) extract
These plant extracts have been shown in some clinical studies to help fade the appearance of stretch marks and reduce cellulite. The manufacturer states that St. Paul’s Wort also has an anti-inflammatory effect and also helps to promote collagen production. They suggest that the Gotu kola works similarly, while also working as antioxidant to improve skin tone and texture.
- Stearic Acid
- Persia gratissima (avocado) oil
- Cetearyl alcohol
- Butyrospermum parkii (Shea butter)
- Glyceryl stearate
- Castor (Ricinus communis) seed oil
- Ethylhexyl glycerin
- Carnauba (Copernicia cerifera) wax
- Xanthan gum
- Hydrolyzed jojoba esters
- Tocopherol acetate
The manufacturer recommends applying this product to affected areas twice daily, though a dosage amount is not specified.
Possible Side Effects
The ingredients in this product are generally considered safe, though a skin irritation or rash is possible. If these side effects occur, it is recommended you stop using the product and contact your healthcare provider.
Despite the product description stating the cream may be used during pregnancy, there is also a disclaimer stating that it is not advised to use the product while pregnant or breastfeeding. The possible consequences of use during pregnancy are not listed, but do raise questions about the safety of the product.
This product cost $9.69 for a 200 ml supply. This is comparable to other stretch mark creams on the market.
Herbex does not offer any sort of guarantee for their Body Care Stretch Mark Cream. Returns are permitted if the product is damaged or if you are unhappy with the product, but in the latter case you must pay for return shipping and the product must be in good condition so that it can be resold. There are few reviews on the products site. While they are positive, the low number and lack of a manufacturer guarantee does raise some doubts about the quality of the stretch mark cream.
Herbex Body Care Stretch Mark Cream does contain ingredients known to be beneficial in the treatment of stretch marks, such as plant extracts, avocado oil, and Shea butter. It also one of the more affordable stretch mark treatments available. However, the manufacturer provides unclear information on whether or not this stretch mark cream is safe for pregnant women, which is cause for concern for many consumers. It also lacks any sort of guarantee, and the return policy does little to instill confidence in the effectiveness of the product, making it seem like a risky purchasing choice.
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|Speed of Results||Extremely Fast||Good||Average||Slow||Slow|
|Quality of Ingredients||Premium||Good||Average||Average||Unknown|
|Customer Satisfaction Evaluation||99.00%||80%||70.60%||68%||65%|
|Safety Evaluation||Safe for Use||Safe for Use||Safe for Use||Safe for Use||Safe for Use|
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|Return Policy||Risk Free||No||Risk Free||No||Risk Free|