Stretch marks skincare range

Our natural stretch marks skincare products for pregnant women can be used throughout pregnancy and after birth. Our oil and cream keep the skin durably hydrated, boost its elasticity and help to prevent new stretch marks. 

Tested under dermatological control, Mustela®’s Stretch Marks products are clinically proven to effectively help expecting and new mothers to reduce the appearance of stretch marks. All products are guaranteed safe for both mother and baby.

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Frequently Asked Questions

What Causes Stretch Marks?

Stretch marks occur when the skin stretches rapidly due to sudden growth or weight gain. This can happen during puberty, pregnancy, rapid weight gain or loss, and muscle building. The stretching causes the middle layer of skin (dermis) to tear, allowing the deeper skin layers to show through, forming stretch marks. They initially appear as red, purple, pink, reddish-brown, or dark brown streaks, depending on your skin colour, and over time, they may fade to a lighter, more silvery shade.

When Should I Start Using Stretch Marks Creams?

The best time to start using stretch mark creams is as soon as you anticipate rapid stretching of the skin, such as early in pregnancy. For pregnancy, starting in the first or early second trimester is often recommended. The goal is to keep the skin well-hydrated and supple, potentially making it more elastic and able to stretch without tearing. However, it's important to note that genetics also play a significant role in whether you'll develop stretch marks, and no product can guarantee prevention.

Do Pregnancy Stretch Marks Go Away?

Pregnancy stretch marks might not disappear completely, but they often become less noticeable over time. After pregnancy, the marks can fade to a lighter colour and become less pronounced. The extent to which they fade can depend on various factors, including skin tone, diet, hydration, and genetics. While some treatments and creams can help reduce their appearance, there's no universal cure for stretch marks.

Is It Possible To Prevent Pregnancy-Related Stretch Marks?

Preventing pregnancy-related stretch marks entirely might not be possible, especially if you're genetically predisposed to them. However, maintaining a healthy weight, staying hydrated, eating a nutrient-rich diet, and keeping the skin moisturised can help reduce the risk or severity of stretch marks. Some people also find that using specific creams and oils designed for stretch mark prevention can help keep the skin supple and possibly prevent or reduce their development.

What Month Do You Get Stretch Marks in Pregnancy?

Stretch marks during pregnancy typically appear during the second and third trimesters, as this is when the most significant skin stretching occurs due to the growing baby. For most women, this could start anywhere from the 6th month of pregnancy onwards. However, the timing can vary widely depending on the individual, their skin elasticity, and how quickly they gain weight during pregnancy.

Nurturing your skin throughout motherhood

Pregnancy is a beautiful time of transformation, but it can also raise concerns about stretch marks. Here at Mustela, we understand these worries, and we're here to support you on your journey with gentle, effective skincare solutions.

Nature's embrace for lasting comfort

We believe in the power of nature's best. Our stretch mark skincare range is formulated with 97% natural origin ingredients, ensuring the safest and most comfortable experience for both you and your baby.

Two powerful options to meet your needs

We offer two nourishing options to keep your skin healthy and hydrated:

  • Mustela Stretch Marks Cream: This fragrance-free cream provides long-lasting hydration, reinforces skin elasticity with key ingredients like maracuja oil, and soothes tingling sensations.
  • Mustela Stretch Marks Oil (Certified Organic): This organic oil deeply nourishes and helps prevent the appearance of new stretch marks, leaving your skin feeling soft and supple.

Both products are clinically proven and dermatologically tested, demonstrating their effectiveness in reducing the appearance of stretch marks.

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