Bepanthen Stretch Mark Cream *REVIEW*

We all know Bepanthen as a big name in preventing sore bums, but they now have a different offering... preventing stretch marks during pregnancy.
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Interesting!

I was sent a tube to review and I have to say, I first wondered if I'd smell like a nappy cream... trust me though, you don't

Whilst I can't review this product for the prevention of stretch marks (It's a road map already on my tummy!), I can certainly vouch for it's moisturising qualities - which is one thing you're to do in order to prevent stretch marks: keep skin as supple as possible in order to cope with the rapid stretching of the skin.

During pregnancy our collagen and fibre production can sometimes struggle to keep up with our most rapid skin stretching so whilst keeping skin supple is a good start, you need to be looking beyond moisturisers and focus on something exactly like Bepanthen Stretch Mark Cream, which contains Centella Asiatica. This is a tropical plant which is known to stimulate collagen and fibre production resulting in strengthening of the skin, thus being effective at preventing stretch marks.

how to prevent stretch marks in pregnancy, review, carsonsmummyI'd choose Bepanthen Stretch Mark Cream for the prevention of pregnancy stretch marks over something like a preventative oil, anyday. The amount of outfit changes I'd have to make by getting dressed too soon after oil application was a nightmare (think smears across thin summer tops - yeah, gorgeous). I also felt I had to use a lot else it would just drag your hand across the skin instead of sinking in. I ended up giving up, hence being covered in marks now - 6 years after Carson was born!

With the Bepanthen Stretch Mark Cream, a little goes a long way and it is easily absorbed into the skin.

The fragrance is subtle and more like a soft, warm baby powder (I hope this makes sense?!) It's absolutely lovely and the consistency is very light with a silky feel... and NO greasy residue left behind! The pump action lmeans easy application with both hands without having to clean the bottle of sticky greasy fingerprints after each use too.

Bepanthen Stretch Mark Cream retails at £24.99 and you can buy it from Boots

I'll admit that I thought £24.99 was a little steep at first but then I realised, I'd paid that previously for an oil that was fiddly, had no fragrance and left me greasy (with stretch marks anyway!). So OF COURSE I would pay this for Bepanthen. It's worlds apart, in my opinion!

DISCLAIMER: I was sent this PR Sample for the purpose of review. I was not paid to write this post and as always, all opinions are my own - honest and open.

47 comments:

  1. Interesting post, I've always wondered whether there is actually anything that can prevent stretchmarks, or whether it's just genetics x

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  2. Lol unfortunately it's too late for me too, if this had been available I would have certainly used it although its a bit pricey if it had of prevented what I have now it would have been so worth it.

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  3. Nice review - no more babies for me so couldn't justify the price just for a moisturiser.

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  4. Seems a bit pricey but it if works then defo worth the money. I got lucky and don't really have stretchmarks just small faint one on hips thanks to ott use of Bio Oil x

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  5. Eeee I hate oils so this would appeal to me too. I loved Mama Mio tummy rub x

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  6. I had a sample size of this recently I was happy with it but would need to try it more than once to see if I like it. I currently use Palmers stretch mark cream.
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  8. Looks fabulous! I never knew they had a stretch mark cream - just nappy creams! Thanks for introducing me!

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  9. It's good to see a brand that is contributing to both the parent and baby. I love the idea of producing a stretch mark cream for the mum and also a nappy cream for the baby. I have a few stretch marks on my post baby body and would try this! I am similar to you, seems pricey but have spent more on creams here and there that didn't work. Would be better to invest in one like this that actually works ☺

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  10. looks great, better than haing to slap on loads of oil & staying greasy for 9 months

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  11. i bought myself a bottle of this, its such a nice cream!! great review!

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  12. I love how non-greasy the Bepanthen products are compared to a lot of others on the market. xx

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  13. This sounds amazing, must try it. x

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  14. I was lucky enough to try this and bio oil and have remained stretch-mark free after 2 babies. I also can't recommend Bepanthen highly enough for nappy rash, relieves sore bums almost straight away.

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  15. Wow, great review. Lots of useful and interesting info. Thanks. Xx

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  16. Im starting to look old after 15yrs working nights and hope this make me look my age.

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  17. I have some quite noticeable stretch marks and wish it had been available when I was pregnant. It is nice that it's not greasy.

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  18. Sounds good. Makes me wonder how this product would be if used by someone 'of a certain age' :- i.e. older. As older skin looses it''s elasticity, which I believe is due to a reduction of collagen. Maybe worth Bepanthen considering.

    Rachel Craig

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  19. love this stuff even works on poorly hubbys

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  20. Definitely going to give this a try if I can - 18 weeks with my second baby and my usual cream isn't doing it for me this time round!

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  21. Looks great! I've tried the Bepanthen nappy cream on my daughter but not seen this so might need to check it out

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  22. Thanks for this great review. Bepanthen is a brand which I have never really tried but certainly going to look it out now!

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  23. Bepanthen is great, its the only thing i used on my daughter ( great for tattoos too) not seen any of these other bits before though, just nappy cream.

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  24. Never knew about this. Will tell my sister who is pregnant to check out. The bepanthen nappy cream is excellent to use

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  25. sounds really good will get my daughter some

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  26. Pam Francis Gregory24 October 2014 at 10:40

    Looks great!

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  27. Too late for me, but my daughter is pregnant with her first, so definitely something for her to try out

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  28. This looks great - I would love to try it

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  29. Wish I'd read your review sooner, The damage is done now.

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  30. I would love to try it on my stretchmarks

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  31. This looks great. I'll have to tell my sister about it for her 2nd pregnancy.

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  32. This looks brilliant, bit late for me, but will recommend to mums to be

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  33. Looks great, have used their products on my son but none on me, yet!

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  34. This looks fab, hope it smells nice, shame this wasn't around when I had my two.

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  35. I've only ever tried the nappy cream, based on your review it sounds like its well worth trying, thanks x

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  36. Sounds great - I like the idea of a cream rather than oils

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  37. Sounds great

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  38. Would love to try this now, After reading your review, Sounds fab!

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  39. Sounds interesting, would definitely give it a try.

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  40. Great review. I will give the product a try after reading your review.

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  41. Didn't know they did cream for stretch marks, would definitely try this.

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  42. Wish id have known about this when I was pregnant...hated the oils

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