According to a 2020 survey, Mederma® is the #1 recommended brand of stretch mark creams among Dermatologists, so you really can’t go wrong.
The Mederma® portfolio contains two affordable options, one over-the-counter product for stretch mark treatment during and after pregnancy and one cosmetic oil.
Mederma® Stretch Marks Therapy is a clinically shown to treat stretch marks by hydrating the skin, reducing discoloration, and improving skin texture. It visibly reduces stretch marks and hydrates the skin by bringing together onion extract (Cepalin®), hyaluronic acid and centella asiatica extract in an intensive cream formula. It comes with a light scent and can be used during pregnancy, from the start of the second trimester, and throughout breastfeeding. Its unique triple action formula enhances collagen production and cell renewal. It has been clinically shown to increase the moisture content of your skin, thereby improving its softness and texture as well as the appearance of stretch marks.[6,7] A survey conducted in 2011 confirmed that 76% of women who used the cream for 12 weeks saw a reduction in their stretch marks.
In 2020 online consumer reviews for stretch mark creams, Mederma® Stretch Marks Therapy was named the “best stretch mark removal cream”, “best during pregnancy”, “best overall”, and “best hydrating” among others.
Mederma® Quick Dry Oil is a multi-use product targeting various blemishes, such as stretch marks, scars, uneven skin tone, or dry skin. By blending Cepalin® with complex oils, such as coconut, rose hip and sweet almond oils, as well as botanicals, such as chamomile, ginger, and jasmine extract as well as vitamin C, it nourishes and moisturizes the skin to improve the appearance of stretch marks. The oil is fast absorbing and fragrance free.
1 IQVIA ProVoice Survey, February 2020
2 2011 Survey Conducted by Merz North America, Inc.