In this review of Apothederm Stretch Mark Cream, we will assess the product’s quality and customer support offered by the manufacturer to determine if it is an ideal cream for reducing stretch marks. Apothederm claims that the product will reinforce skin structure and visibly repair stretch marks within weeks. This is a bold claim and we have provided detailed information on a number of factors that may contribute to its ability to meet this claim.
- Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea Butter)
- Limnanthes Alba (Meadowfoam) Seed Oil
- Olea Europaea (Olive) Fruit Oil
- Theobroma Cacao (Cocoa) Seed Butter
- Sodium Hyaluronate
- Pichia/Resveratrol Ferment Extract
- Glycyrrhiza Glabra (Licorice) Root Extract
This formula is designed to have efficient emollient and moisturizing properties. The formula contains a patented peptide which indicates that it is of a high quality. This peptide, Heptapeptide-7, works to boost collagen levels which should result in the reduced appearance of wrinkles and stretch marks. Other ingredients such as Shea Butter, Olive Oil, and Cocoa Butter have soothing and softening properties. The addition of Limnanthes Alba is positive to note as this substance provides tocopherols which form moisture barriers for hydration retention. This is an impressive list of ingredients, however, competing brands provide additional supportive ingredients (often in the form of an entirely separate bundled product). These dual-action alternatives contain medical grade silicones that are formulated to retain moisture and increase healing more efficiently.
The manufacturer clearly articulates how to use this product for optimal results. It is recommended that you apply the product to stretch marks in the morning and evenings in a circular motion. The cream should absorb fully before you put clothes on. The manufacturer provides no warnings of possible negative side effects. This is a concern as skin products may contain allergens which could result in itching, burning, and/or redness. We cannot determine the potency of each dosage as there is no indication of the concentrations of active ingredients.
A 168.5ml bottle of this product can be purchased online from the manufacturer for $95. This is the standard price and there are no discounts to further encourage purchase. On top of that, $95 is an expensive price to pay for a skincare product. There is no stipulation of the lifespan of each bottle. Long-term use could, therefore, become extremely expensive.
Purchases of this product are backed by a 30-day guarantee. This is an indication of the manufacturer’s confidence in the product’s effectiveness. However, only one product within an SKU is eligible for a refund. Furthermore, there is a substantial number of negative customer reviews stating that the product did not provide desired results within months of use. This is extremely concerning as results seem to vary extensively.
Apothederm Stretch Mark Cream Review – Conclusion
This product contains a substantial formula of key ingredients designed to reduce the appearance of stretch marks. The inclusion of a guarantee bodes well for the efficacy of the product. That being said, there are several disadvantages to this product. It is extremely expensive, making long-term use unwise for many potential customers. There are affordable alternatives on the market that provide more potent formulas. And, ample negative customer reviews suggest that this product is ineffective. For these reasons, we do not recommend Apothederm Stretch Mark Cream for remedying stretch marks.