Palmers Cocoa Butter Stretch Mark Cream is a good product, at the price, for preventing stretch marks, but not such a good one for getting rid of stretch marks. Palmer’s is one of the cheaper products on the market, at about five dollars. Stretch marks are caused from an increase in weight or a growth spurt over a short period of time. The weight gain can cause the skin to stretch, leaving red or purple marks. After pregnancy many women find they have stretch marks on their bellies. Palmers Cocoa Butter Stretch Mark Cream is one of the many products on the market that is supposed to prevent as well as alleviate stretch marks.
Palmers Cocoa Butter Stretch Mark Cream smells horrible. For a rare few the product works but for many others it doesn’t begin to eliminate or even fade the stretch marks, especially on African American skin. Stretch marks must remain moist in order to stop the itching. Palmer’s Stretch Mark Cream claims to be an effective moisturizer with the ability to moisturize all layers of skin, but it didn’t stand up to its competition when it came to moister; skin was dry and itchy minutes after an application of the product. Palmer’s is better at preventing stretch marks rather than eliminating them.
Palmer’s is cheap and as the old saying goes, “you get what you pay for”. Don’t expect this product to eliminate stretch marks overnight; don’t even expect it to prevent stretch marks. The cream doesn’t contain certain ingredients found in most other stretch mark creams. Another product that is similar is Tummy Honey. Palmer Cocoa Butter Stretch Mark Cream contains collagen, elastin, and Vitamin E.
When used as directed Palmer’s provided no noticeable difference after two weeks of regular use. Many people claimed to see a slight difference after using the cream anywhere from 5 to 8 times a day. Palmer’s is much less cost effective when one five dollar tube only last about a week. Sure the competitors cost more, but they are much more effective.
If you are looking for the best most effective product to first and foremost prevent stretch marks, as well as eliminate existing stretch mark, then Palmer’s Stretch Mark Cream is not the one for you. If your pockets are pretty much empty then I do suggest giving Palmer’s a try but be prepared to spend double trying to get the same result that the more expensive brands offer.