Apothederm Stretch Mark Cream Review

by Chrystal Johnson on March 2, 2011

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After two back-to-back pregnancies, I definitely bear the “badge” of motherhood—deep, highly visible stretch marks.  On my stomach, my sides, my lower back and my breasts. You can’t miss them.

When I was pregnant, I tried every preventative measure possible to avoid getting stretch marks. Since that didn’t work for me, I was really hesitant to try a stretch mark cream.

However, as a medical writer, I am more confident in products that have independent clinical studies, so when I was presented with the opportunity to review a stretch mark cream that has positive clinical results, I decided to give it a try.

According to the clinical study, after using Apothederm Stretch Mark Cream, 70% of participants saw results in 2 weeks and 90% saw results after 12 weeks.

The cream is fragrance free, paraben free and not tested on animals.

The base ingredients include shea butter, coca butter, olive oil and meadowfoam seed oil. Then, SmartPeptides (the company’s patented heptapeptide 7), resveratrol, licorice extract, brightening amino acids, algae extract and other ingredients that work to fade the appearance of stretch marks and nourish the skin are added.

The product literature says that Apothederm Stretch Mark Cream will:

  • Reduce appearance of both red and silver stretch marks
  • Improve discoloration
  • Even skin tone and texture
  • Protect the skin to help prevent future stretch marks

So, did the stretch mark cream meet my expectations?

The answer is a resounding, yes.

I have been using the cream for about 5 ½ weeks now, and my stretch marks have faded significantly. Don’t get me wrong, they’re still there, but they aren’t nearly as noticeable.

I showed Brian my stomach the other day and, at first, he wasn’t sure why I was doing that until he looked at my stomach—then a look of pure shock crossed his face. The change is that significant.

The stretch marks on my breasts are much deeper than the ones everywhere else (to the point where one of them bled while I was pregnant with Kaylee), and even those are getting better. Since they’re the blue type, it has taken longer to see results with them, but the blue has faded a lot and they seem to be smoother.

I will definitely continue using the Apothederm Stretch Mark Cream. I’m looking forward to seeing the results after a full 12 weeks. If you have been searching for a way to reduce the appearance of your stretch marks, I recommend checking out Apothederm.

Apothederm Stretch Mark Cream retails for $89.95 for a 5.7oz bottle. You can learn more on their website or facebook page.


I received one or more of the products mentioned above for free using Tomoson.com. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commissions 16 CFR, Part 255 Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising. Tomoson Product review & giveaway Disclosure.

About Chrystal Johnson

Chrystal, publisher of Happy Mothering, is a mother of two sweet girls who believes in living a simple, natural lifestyle. A former marketing manager, Chrystal spends her time researching green and eco-friendly alternatives to improve her family's life. She enjoys sharing those discoveries with anyone who's willing to listen.

{ 4 comments… read them below or add one }

1 Jackie Foster March 4, 2011 at 8:05 am

Wow sounds like it works great! Too bad it’s so expensive though, as many of the products that actually work are. I wonder if the effects last after a person quits using it?


2 Chrystal
Twitter: HappyMothering
March 4, 2011 at 9:32 am

It does, I am actually quite surprised that it works so well. Apparently it works by increasing the collagen production in the areas where you apply it, so I would think the effects would last long term. They’ve been posting giveaways for it on their facebook page, so if you follow them, you might have a chance to win some :-)


3 Yola May 23, 2012 at 6:20 pm

As we all know that creams can reduce the stretch marks or other skin problem we have. As long as you the product is perfect and can’t damage your skin. Much better to review what kind of product you want to choose for.


4 Julie Jones
Twitter: Brebysmommie
February 26, 2013 at 10:22 pm

Wow! That’s expensive. I need cream to help with the itching. I honestly don’t care what they look like. My stomach stretch marks itch all the time even without having a pregnant belly. I’m going to be in trouble in several months.
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