Friday 18 October 2013

Cussons Mum&Me New Mum Stretch Mark Fader review

I'm not sure with a one year old that I qualify as a "new" mum anymore, but I do love to review things, so when Cussons sent me their New Mum Stretch Mark Fader to try out, I jumped at the opportunity.

I was relatively lucky with my pregnancy, I didn't get terribly large and actually, one of Mr Fork's favourite things to do was to rub my growing belly with various lotions and creams as I got bigger. It helped that Ellie dutifully kicked at him every time he did that. So I was kept lovely and moisturised throughout pregnancy although I did get crazily itchy as my skin stretched. I don't have any tummy stretch marks, but there are a couple on my hips, although I can't be sure they're all from pregnancy.

Apparently, up to 90% of us get stretch marks at some stage or another, whether it is through pregnancy or just as we're growing normally. That's where the Mum&Me Stretch Mark Fader comes in. With a triple moisturising serum designed to absorb rapidly, and a neat rollerball applicator to help massage in the serum, what's not to love? It's also supposed to be Dermatologist Approved but to be honest I'm a little fuzzy about what that really means.


Best results are supposed to come from using the product twice a day for at least four weeks. I don't really have time in the mornings to do it, so I only used it once a day and it's been about two weeks so far. I usually do it after my shower when I do all the rest of my pampering routine (ok fine, pampering = slap on moisturiser). Anyway, the product is quite nice. It doesn't have a strong smell, which is great, and I really love the little rollerball applicator. It was easy to use and didn't get clogged up at all, as I had suspected it might. It's different enough to keep me interested in using it, especially because you're supposed to use the roller to just generally massage for best effects after the serum is applied.

After I was done I got into pyjamas, and I didn't notice any residue so that's a plus for me. My skin does feel nice and soft, but I'm not sure if that is specifically from the product or just from all the extra love and attention I've been giving it. Similarly, I think that my stretch marks are marginally fainter, but again, I'm not sure if that's due to the cream working it's magic or an improvement in my skin as a whole due to all the targetted care.

Would I buy this product? Probably not, but only because I don't have that many marks and I'm not too fussed about that. If I did and I was, this is the sort of product I would be using, if only just because it would inspire me to pay a bit more attention to me, which is always a good thing right?

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