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Stretch marks are nothing to be ashamed of. They are badges of honor, if you will, your scars from carrying your baby, losing weight, or hitting puberty — hey… you survived! While stretch marks are a completely normal part of life, we also totally understand they can be annoying and can make some women feel self conscious — which is why we’ve done the research on the best stretch mark creams for you. Almost all women are affected by stretch marks during their pregnancy, so if you’re currently pregnant or just had a baby, you know what we’re talking about.
Stretch marks are caused when the skin is literally stretched before it has time to grow. Breaks in collagen occur and what’s left are the stripes or tears in the skin that can vary in color. While the color may fade over time, the marks never fully disappear, but there are creams and oils that can help minimize the look of stretch marks by pumping some much needed moisture back into the skin. Below, you’ll find our top 13 picks for the best stretch mark creams in 2020.
Best Overall – Mamma Mio The Tummy Rub Butter
Best Organic – Glow Organics Belly Butter
Best Vitamin E Oil – Palmer’s Cocoa Butter Formula with Vitamin E Skin Therapy Oil
Most Affordable – Bio Oil
Best for Sensitive Skin – Belli Elasticity Belly Oil
Best for Prevention – Body Merry Stretch Marks & Scars Defense Cream
Best Intense Treatment – Basq Stretch Mark Butter
Best Smelling – Shea Moisture Mommy & Me Pre/Post Natal Stretch Mark Body Butter
Best Splurge – Clarins Stretch Mark Minimizer
Best for Pregnancy – Mederma Stretch Marks Therapy
Best Post Pregnancy – Mommy Knows Best Maternity Stretch Mark Cream
Best All Natural – Earth Mama Belly Butter
Best for Dry Skin – StriVectin SD Advanced Plus Intensive Moisturizing Concentrate