With research showing that they affect 50-90% of all pregnant women, stretch marks are one of the biggest beauty concerns for expectant mothers.
Myths abound as to their cause, but one thing’s for certain: prevention is better than cure. And while it’s impossible to guarantee that you won’t get any, no matter what you do, most experts would agree that keeping well moisturised is a good start, and choosing a product specifically formulated to prevent stretch marks would appear to be the next logical step.
RoC Maternity Anti-Stretch Marks Serum
RoC has developed a specific formulation designed to help prevent stretch marks from developing and reduce the appearance of existing ones during pregnancy.
RoC Maternity Anti-Stretch Marks Serum contains a blend of natural ingredients including: soyabean, sweet almond oil, vitamin E, blackcurrant seed oil, bisabolol and rosehip oil. These are rich in essential fatty acids, which work alongside the formula’s well-balanced composition of lipids to help prevent stretch marks by increasing skin’s hydration and elasticity and reduce the appearance of stretch marks by strengthening the skin.
The oil has a subtle fragrance, much the same as the ROC cream range, only not quite so strong. Our tester said it was pretty easily absorbed and, like all oils, felt much nicer after about an hour once it had fully soaked in. So far so good on the stretch mark front, but she’s not due to deliver for another couple of months. Watch this space…
RoC Maternity Anti-Stretch Marks Serum (150ml) £14.99. For more information visit www.rocskincare.co.uk.