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Beauty, Skin care, Stretch marks Stretch Mark Removal Cream, OTC Products & Home Remedies

Stretch Mark Removal Cream, OTC Products & Home Remedies

By Aishani Khanna   

If you are self-conscious then stretch marks can be especially annoying to you. Stretch marks are a result of abnormal stretching in the skin. Stretch Marks are not only limited to pregnant women but can happen to people belonging to any age and gender. Stretch Marks can be a result of weight gain and they can appear on any part of your body, from your abdomen to your thighs. Stretch Marks will generally go away with time by themselves but if you want to speed up the process then you may want to look into different stretch mark removal cream. Remember that no cream will fully eradicate stretch marks but will surely help in lightening their appearance. For pregnant women, it is obvious that they will get stretch marks during their course of pregnancy. They should start applying any good stretch mark removal cream with a doctor’s prescription in early months of pregnancy, so as to minimize the appearance of the stretch marks and maximize the recovery process. Stretch Marks can have a reddish or bluish appearance. One may consider the below-mentioned creams in order to minimize the appearance of stretch marks:

1. Bio-Oil

Price: Rs 450 for 60ml

You might have heard about Bio-oil from the TV and Newspapers Ads etc. It is probably the most used oil when it comes to treating stretch marks. It is advised not to use this Oil during pregnancy as it is high in Retina A. Bio Oil is great for sensitive skin and is known to lighten scars and also helps to even an uneven skin tone. Bio oil is also known to moisturize the skin and it helps in treating dry skin areas as well.  It has a light fragrance and can be used for both oily and dry skin.

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2. Palmer’s Massage Cream for Stretch Marks

Price: Rs 425 for 125gm

This magic lotion contains the goodness of Shea Butter coupled with Almond oil which makes it one of the most used stretch mark removal creams in India and abroad. It is an odorless lotion which is known for lightning stretch marks. It also contains Argon oil, Collagen, and Elastin. It is paraben-free, which is a major plus point for this cream. It can be used during pregnancy as well. It is also known for its hydrating nature.

3. Luciara Cream for Stretch Marks

Price: Rs 465 for 50 gm

This cream is the most used cream to remove pregnancy stretch marks. Many pregnant women start using it as soon as they come to know about their pregnancy so as to avoid stretch marks. It is light and creamy in texture. It is advised by most doctors during pregnancy to avoid stretch marks. It is known to lighten stretch marks over time.

4. Biotique Coco Butter Cream

Price: Rs 180 for 60 gm

Biotique is a trusted brand in India and this stretch mark removal cream lives up to its brand name. This cream is rich in coco butter which moisturizes the skin and leaves it smooth while lightening the stretch marks. It is full of the goodness of Sarsoan Oil (Brassica compestris oil), Almond Oil and coco butter. It can be used in pregnancy as well to avoid or remove stretch marks.

5. Mederma Skin Care Cream for Scars

Price: Rs 450 for 10g

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Mederma is a known name in India owing to their promotional ads. Mederma is known to lighten scars as well as stretch marks. It helps to retain moisture in the skin which helps in preventing the stretch marks. It is safe to be used during pregnancy. Regular use of Mederma for a few weeks will help you in lightening your stretch marks.


Coconut and Olive Oil can also be used to treat and lighten stretch marks. These oils have been used for ages to lighten stretch marks. Rubbing of these oils daily for a few weeks on the affected area can help reduce the appearance of stretch marks and will eventually eradicate them.

Olive oil is rich in Vitamin E which helps in nourishing and moisturizing the skin, it also has anti-inflammatory properties which helps in reducing the appearance of such marks. It provides you with the nourishment which your skin needs to heal. Coconut Oil not only makes your skin supple but also helps in nourishing and tightening it so as to lighten the appearance of stretch marks. Coconut oil is rich in Lauric acid content which helps in the growth of new skin cells and also helps in repairing the old ones which will eventually eradicate such marks.

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