This last month I have had the opportunity to review even more products from the wonderful company, InstaNatural. For this post, I will be reviewing the Stretch Mark and Scar Cream.
Read ahead to learn more about this product, and see how it worked for me!
About InstaNatural's Stretch Mark and Scar Cream:
Stretch marks and scars are created when collagen is weakened and skin is stretched or torn beyond its limit. Our cream heavily moisturizes affected areas – such as hips, stomach and arms - delivering nourishment and hydration to enhance elasticity of your skin and help restore a youthful look and even appearance.
DIMINISHES APPEARANCE OF EXISTING STRETCH MARKS & SCARS -
Reduce current "tiger strips" and scars with our powerful cream that will heal the skin to fade away those reddish-blue stripes on the body. Helps restore skin tone and texture for a more even appearance.
PREVENT NEW ONES FROM FORMING -
Not only can you fade away current blemishes with this powerful cream, but also you can prevent new ones from forming. This prevention cream strengthens and protects against future marks, and makes it harder for the skin to stretch beyond its limit.
POWERFUL & NOURISHING HYDRATION -
Our body cream moisturizer is full of natural and organic ingredients - such as Vitamin C, Cocoa Butter, Rosehip Oil, & Mango Butter - that provide unsurpassed hydration and moisture to nourish your skin. Use all over the body, even hands and feet, to get softer, suppler skin.
FOR MEN & WOMEN -
Stretch marks are a common occurrence on both men and women. For women, more than half will accumulate them during pregnancy, most likely on their tummies and stomachs. Our topical cream is perfect to use whether it is during pregnancy or after birth. For men, apply it on common trouble spots, such as the abdomen, chest, arms and shoulders.
MANUFACTURER GUARANTEE -
InstaNatural backs their products with a Lifetime Money Back Guarantee, no matter where you buy our product. If you're not satisfied, simply contact us and get a full refund.
+ Vitamin C (15%)
+ Cocoa Butter
+ Rosehip Oil
+ Mango Butter
+ Grapeseed Oil
+ Evening Primrose Oil
Before using this product, I already had a positive opinion about the InstaNatural brand. I love how all their items are made with natural ingredients and are cruelty free. Any time I have written the company, I have always had warm, helpful and friendly replies. They are quick to ship their products after ordering, and package them well to prevent damage and/or leakage.
I wanted to give their Stretch Mark and Scar Cream a try for two areas. The first was to see how it would help the stretch marks I have from my pregnancies. My stomach really isn't all that bad, but my butt is. (Apparently my stomach was more forgiving when it came to the weight gaining and growing baby pulling at my skin. My butt looks like a cat attacked and clawed it!) These marks left from pregnancy have faded completely, though can be faintly visible. I wanted to see if they could be improved by using this product.
The next area I wanted to test this product is my right leg. Earlier in the year my leg was operated on, and I have probably around a dozen little scars from different incision areas. Some of these have faded to a pink color, others still look new and purple.
For best results, InstaNatural recommends using the cream twice a day, morning and night. I have used it for a couple of weeks now, and have seen improvement. First, I will say I really like the pump feature on the bottle. This makes it easier and more convenient to get the desired amount of cream quickly. The product itself is very thick and creamy and has a clean and mild pleasant scent. With just a single pump I was able to cover a large area of my leg. To get great results, it is important to keep rubbing in the product over the affected areas until it is absorbed. Because this cream is so thick and moisturizing, it will still have a "wet" feeling even after the skin has absorbed it. I have used lotions in the past where I ended up applying a second layer because my skin still felt a little dry. You won't experience that with the Stetch Mark and Scar Cream. After applying and rubbing into your skin, it will take a few moments for your skin to dry. I say 'dry' meaning not a wet surface feeling to the touch, because it will still feel very smooth and moisturized. The cream gave me moisturizing results compared to some of the lotions and body creams I have for dry skin. (Being in the sun all day here in Hawaii, I can get dry and itchy skin easily.) On top of the moisturizing benefits, I also saw a change in the scars/marks.
I saw the greatest change on my scars on my leg. The purple scars faded to a light pink, and the faded pink marks faded to almost skin tone- slightly darker. This made me happy and feel not so self conscious with wearing shorts. Previously I felt uneasy when I had pink and purple marks on one leg that were easy to spot. It feels wonderful watching them fade quickly.
For my stretch marks, I didn't have the same results. I can only assume because they are older, and from multiple pregnancies. They were already faded pretty well, so I didn't notice a change in color appearance. However, they do look and feel much smoother, which does help them blend in better with the skin.
On both of my areas I tested this product, I saw improvements. I did see a greater improvement with my scars versus my stretch marks. I do think this is because the scars were new and recent from surgery, rather than old stretch marks from combined pregnancies. I think this would be a great product for prevention during pregnancy, and also something to apply while they are still fresh and new. I am less aware of my scars on my leg now that they have faded so much, less of an eye sore.
I would use this for the moisturizing benefits alone! Hours after applying the product, my skin still feels very soft and smooth, one of the best moisturizers I have used to be perfectly honest. And once again, with InstaNatural you don't have to worry about the ingredients and what you are applying to your skin. With InstaNatural you know you are using natural and organic ingredients. I love that they also offer a lifetime manufacture guarantee, so what have you got to lose?
I received one or more of the products mentioned above for free using Tomoson.com. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers.