Wednesday, February 4, 2015

Body Merry’s Stretch Marks & Scars Defense Cream #Review #bodymerry

stretch mark cream to get rid of stretch marks
One of the most common questions after pregnancy is "how to get rid of stretch marks?" 

Ahh, the infamous stretch marks after pregnancy... Not to mention the ones you get from weight gain!

And, the stomach isn't the only place they show up! Both pregnancy and weight gain can cause stretch marks on breasts, thighs, hips, arms, buttocks and just about anywhere else you have skin...

Many of us get them no matter how hard we try to prevent them! My mom, who is a rather fit woman and the typical "skinny" gal with the perfect body, delivered three children and never had a stretch mark. I, on the other hand,  have Miss K, and my stomach ends up looking like a purple and pink mosaic vase that was shattered and glued back together thanks to all the lines on my stomach! Next thing you know, I'm one of the millions of women wanting to know how to get rid of stretch marks!

Luckily, I was given the chance to review Body Merry’s Stretch Marks & Scars Defense Cream. Like millions of other women, I have stretch marks from pregnancy on my stomach and also very thin stretch marks on my thighs and on the backside of my arms. *Shhh,, that stays between us...*

The stretch marks on my thighs and arms are due to weight gain in general and were there prior to pregnancy. I have considered trying some of the many stretch mark creams available on the market but, I was too weary of spending $15-150 for a cream that may or, may not, work. With that said, I was eager to try Body Merry’s Stretch Marks & Scars Defense Cream! After all, I wouldn't have anything to lose except my time in applying it and providing this review for my awesome readers.

About Body Merry’s Stretch Marks & Scars Defense Cream

Body Merry’s Stretch Marks & Scars Defense Cream is special-formulated cream used to prevent stretch marks and scars before they get started and, can also be used to get rid of or minimize the appearance of stretch marks and scars caused by pregnancy, injuries, weight gain and other causes.

This product should be applied twice daily by massaging the cream onto clean, dry skin at the site of stretch marks and/or scars until fully absorbed, according to the directions listed on the package.

Body Merry's product description on Amazon lists "Organic Cocoa Butter, Shea Butter, Vitamins E + C + B3 + B5, Sunflower Seed Oil, Plant Stem Cells, Organic Hemp Seed Oil, Organic Jojoba Oil, Evening Primrose Oil, Raspberry Seed Oil, Avocado Oil, Grapeseed Oil, Organic Gotu Kala, Algae Extract and Japanese Green Tea Leaf Extract" as it's ingredients. 

Body Merry's product description also adds that it has "No Harsh Chemicals + Made in USA + Cruelty Free: The formula does not contain any harsh chemicals such as Parabens, Sulphates or Phthalates. The cream is made in the USA in an FDA registered and GMP compliant facility. It is not tested on animals." This is great to know! 

Body Merry’s Stretch Marks & Scars Defense Cream Review

Let me first say that while doing this review I only had a few weeks to try the Body Merry’s Stretch Marks & Scars Defense Cream to provide an honest opinion so, please know that this review is only based on trying the product for only two weeks and, I honestly wasn't able to use it twice a day as recommended due to being sick and on a lot of meds (didn't want to mix a new product with new meds... ).  With that said, I did use the product at least once a day (usually at bedtime) and I did notice a difference in the small amount of time that I have used it. I mention this simply because I believe that if I would have used it twice a day as recommended, then I would have seen an even better result! So, please keep that in mind...

There are things that I liked and disliked about the Body Merry’s Stretch Marks & Scars Defense Cream. Let's start with what I did like....

I liked loved the fact that the Body Merry’s Stretch Marks & Scars Defense Cream actually works! As I mentioned above, I have been wanting to get rid of my stretch marks but I was skeptical as to whether or not these types of creams would actually work. Well, I can honestly say that this one does!

After about a week, I noticed that the stretch marks were starting to not only fade in color but, also in depth. By depth, I mean how deep they are. Even though it's been 4 years since I had Miss K, my stretch marks did still have a light pink tint to them and a considerable depth. Now, after just over two weeks of using the Body Merry’s Stretch Marks & Scars Defense Cream I have noticed that they are almost back to my normal skin tone and you can barely feel them when you run your hands over them. *Anyone who doesn't have stretch marks probably doesn't know what I'm talking about, but those of you who do have stretch marks know exactly what I mean...*

I also liked the cream itself - for the most part... This stretch mark cream is very thick. Not a paste but, a very thick cream, and it absorbs well. When you first apply the cream it does feel a little greasy but, it does massage into the skin very well and, after a few minutes, you can barely tell you have it on. Within 10-15 minutes it's fully absorbed and barely noticeable to the touch. This was a BIG plus for me because I rarely use moisturizers simply because I don't like greasy, heavy feeling creams... And, it left my skin feeling very soft and smooth. Like I said, I don't care for moisturizers because I don't like the feel of most of them, so I have very dry skin - even though I actually have oily skin- due to a poor skin care regimen. (With the exception of my face! I'm all about my Mary Kay and keeping up with my daily routine in the facial skin care department!) So, not only did it help reduce my stretch marks in both color and size/depth, it made my skin very soft!

The one thing I do NOT like about the Body Merry’s Stretch Marks & Scars Defense Cream is the smell! YIKES! Luckily, the scent isn't too strong after it absorbs / dries. But upon opening the jar and the initial application, you can smell the vitamins and other ingredients and they aren't too pleasant. While it's not a foul smell, it is an awkward smell that I don't care to sport around all day.  It's similar to the smell of daily  multi-vitamin tablet.... or, one of those whey protein bars... It has a chocolate/cocoa scent... and I mean like raw cocoa, not like hot chocolate or a melt in your mouth, chocolate candy bar. I don't think Mr. Man-Thing's mouth will water after smelling this!  Again, it's not a horrible smell like eggs or something stinky, it's just not a pleasant smell. While the smell isn't enough to keep me from using the product for general use, I wouldn't use it on a date-night or on hot summer day when I would be likely to sweat because I would be afraid I would smell like multi-vitamin... *Eeeek!*  I think the company could take a few steps to add a fragrance to mask the smell of the vitamins and other ingredients for a more pleasant use.

Overall, I do like the Body Merry’s Stretch Marks & Scars Defense Cream and I would recommend it. After just two weeks of minimal use, I am already noticing a difference. I will continue to use it until I finish off the bottle as I do believe I was continue to see a big difference.

Disclosure: I was provided a free full-size Body Merry’s Stretch Marks & Scars
Defense Cream to facilitate this review in exchange for an honest review. I was not compensated for this review or asked to provide a positive review. All opinions are my own. This post also contains affiliate links which means, that if you make a purchase after clicking on one of these links I may earn a small commission.

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