Monday, April 29, 2013

AMW Reviews: Celeteque Anti-Stretch Mark Cream

Happy Monday!!!
As soon as my morning sickness died down (a tiny bit), I was aiming for anti-stretch mark cream application even though the scent puts me off!  Would you believe I literally wear a mask during application?  Sorry to say, I'd rather go for that route rather than having stretch  marks!  I'm not vain, but I'm just making sure I take care of my body!  *laughs*  I wish the skin has its own "skin system" wherein the body can automatically adjust to changes and steer away from ugly stretchmarks.  Unfortunately, there's none.

I was told so many times through research that genetics plays a huge role!  I literally had to take a peek at my mom's belly and true enough, she has stretch marks because she was scratching her belly non-stop due to pregnancy but the rest of her body are stretch marks free! 

That's confusing right?  But I can't take risks or chances, whether anti-stretch mark creams work or not!  I'm definitely giving them a try, plus of course, I know these products also help stop the urge to scratch your belly as it rapidly grows!

Few products that I've tried and reviewed are ---
Palmer's Organics Cocoa Butter Massage Cream for Stretch Marks 
Palmer's Cocoa Butter Formula Skin Therapy Oil


Many of you mentioned on how you guys want to try the said products I reviewed above but wants an inexpensive version!  Thankfully, a local trusted brand Celeteque actually has one!  

Celeteque Dermoscience Anti-Stretch Mark Cream




Celeteque says ---
Celeteque DermoScience Maternity Anti-Stretch Mark Cream helps strengthen skin elasticity to prevent and minimize new and recent stretch marks during and after pregnancy.
  • Elastonyl helps protect and restore the tone and elasticity of the skin.
  • Phyto Collage moisturizes the skin and minimizes the appearance of stretch marks.
  • Alchemilla vulgaris extract helps protect the skin to minimize stretch marks.
  • Shea Butter promotes the strengthening of the skin, as well as providing deep moisturization.
Net content: 100ml
Ingredients:

AMW says ---
Pros
  • Easy squeeze type tube.
  • Smells wonderful! Light floral scent. (Reminded me so much of a spa)
  • Easily absorbed into the skin.
  • Lightweight, doesn't feel heavy or greasy even if applied during summer.
  • No rashes or skin irritations occur.
  • Contains ingredients that helps moisturize and protects skin from stretch marks and dryness.
Cons
  • None
Overall
Moisturizing, helps ease skin itchiness from stretching and dryness.  Gets absorbed into the skin in no time and never feels heavy or greasy.

Tips
from Celeteque
  • Apply twice daily on stretch mark-prone areas, in the morning and night.
  • Can be used on sensitive areas like the abdomen, thighs, and breasts.
  • For best results, start application as early as the onset of pregnancy.
  • Can also be used to minimize the appearance of existing stretch marks.
from AMW
  • Apply a good amount of product all over breasts and belly, I also use some of the remaining on dryer areas of my body like my elbows and knees.   
  • Best used after shower while skin is still damp.
  • If you are pregnant and skin gets really itchy, use an oil-based product instead of creams, it helps me big time!  
  • Be consistent with your application for product to take effect.
Will I repurchase?
Yes!

To whom do I recommend this to?
Pregnant and non-pregnant ladies who are looking for anti-stretch mark creams with deep moisturization.

Where to purchase and how much?
Available at Watsons and Mercury Drug outlets for Php445.00 (approx $11.12)Like Celeteque on Facebook for more product information.  Follow them on Twitter (@CeletequeDermo)

Photos

The product comes with direction and manufacturing and expiration date.


 Color of the cream is white, very lightweight and easily to massage all over body.

 Packaging in tube, easier to control the amount of product needed.

Okay, this is an embarrassing photo of a "bun" *laughs*.  For the sake of this review, I will be showing my super cute tummy!  :P  

So far, I can't say the product really works or not as I have been using various anti-stretch mark creams and oils!  But lucky for me, now that my tummy is at its' peak in terms of size, I'm happy to announce that I don't see any stretch marks as of the moment!  The nurse also concur when I had my Non-stress exam in the delivery room and asked me what products I used (I promise you, I had to mention all the brands!  lol).  

Again, it could be the genes, I must be lucky, or it could be from all the products that I've used and applied!  At the end of the day, it's not bad to at least use creams that could help prevent or lessen the appearance of stretch marks! 

*Note: Photo taken using Samsung Note 2 by Mr. AMW, photo isn't Photo-shopped.


As of today, I promised myself I'll keep on using those anti-stretch mark creams that I bought, and acquired from friends and companies.  Why?  Well, it doesn't hurt to start preventing at this age and time!

Do you use regular lotions/creams or are you using anti-stretch mark creams too?


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(product received as gift.  Review 100% mine.  Please purchase at your own discretion.)

5 comments :

  1. I'm currently using the Palmer's soothing oil for dry itchy skin on both my breast and belly. I just never really believed in anti-stretch mark creams, but looks like it worked well for you. I'm already 7mos preggo so it might be too late for me to start using this though. hehe
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  2. Hi Nikki! Wow! You're so lucky to have good genes. Creams and lotions don't work on my belly stretch marks :( Can you also do a "What's in your Hospital Bag" post? I've been meaning to ask you what did you bring in the hospital when you deliver Baby AMW. I'm already 8mos preggy and I'm really anxious. Thanks! <3

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  3. oh, you're so lucky! flawless pa rin! when i was pregnant, i used different kinds of lotions/cream/oil for stretch marks but it did not work for me, huhuhu....i guess it's in my genes...

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  4. Thanks for sharing these stretch mark treatment products. I've had stretch marks on my thighs ever since a bout of weight gain in my late twenties. Cocoa and shea butter worked for me in fading them. Nowadays, I use them in conjunction with dermarolling, which I find helps with the absorption and fades the deeper marks as well. That said, stretch marks are notoriously difficult to treat and people react wildly differently to different treatment methods, so a lot of trial and error is required...unless of course you are willing to go for laser surgery.

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  5. Aba, celeteque has been releasing more products! I miss their moisturizers! Congrats again ate nikki :)

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