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7 Best Over The Counter Creams And Oils To Get Rid of Stretch Marks

Written by Elizbeth Lizzy - beauty therapist.

There is nothing like total flawless I mean skin that is 100% clean with any blemish, but we aim for 95%. One of the major skin defects that hinder one from that is Stretch marks.

Stretch marks can really give someone heartache, it can make a person cry causing depression and other negative things that comes with it.

This is why you should try to get ride of any major stretch mark you might have, fade them out is the word. A good skin improves ones confidence greatly so that you can stand tall among your pears, man or lady.

Stretch marks does not care about gender. Male or Female can get stretch marks. Though it is not much on the female gender, it still happens to many people i.e men and women.

I am going to highlight some top, over the counter creams that will help you fade your stretch marks. So whether you have old stretch marks, or you want to get ride of those new ones you see on your thighs, breast, arms, bum and other places, this stretch mark removal creams will do that for you. This creams will be  absorbed deep into your skin and will help rebuild the ripped and torn skin underneath, because that's what stretchmarks are- your skin ripping and stretching too suddenly

1. Coconut oil and vitamin E : Coconut oil and Vitamin E is one of the best remedy for stretch marks on the skin. Get a coconut oil and mix it with vitamin E, apply it to the skin where this marks are present.

View offer N2000 Virgin Coconut Oil

With Vitamin E

View offer N6950 Vitamin E

2. Bio Oil
One of the best stretch mark removal oil around the world, this is particular for Pregnant women. Apply it every night it's made for stretchmarks and scars! Frankly It has so much more in it than most products out there, you will see results within two week.

You can also use it at night as a moisturizer too because it evens skin tone, helps with scars, and re-hydrates skin. It doesn't stain your cloths nor sheets.

View Offer N6000 Bio-Oil

3. Cocoa butter

some Cocoa butter based cream usually have a special blend of pure Cocoa Butter, Vitamin E, Shea Butter and Bio C-Elaste, a 3 in one combo. Bio C-Elaste is a powerful combination of Collagen, Elastin, Centella Asiatica, Sweet Almond Oil and Argan Oil. 

This cream helps in improving elasticity and suppleness of stretching skin during and after pregnancy. Cream is Ideal for stretch mark prone areas such as bust, hips, and others, including the marks that appear because of weight fluctuations.

View N4000 Cocoa Butter cream Or the raw one

View offer N10000 Shop Cocoa Butter Body Butter

4. EMU oil and soap

Emu Oil is natural oil that can get rid of stretch marks. It contains Omega 3 and Omega 6 fats that stimulate the growth of new skin cells, ingredient include Vitamin E which is considered to be a great skin rejuvenator. It also helps in absorption of oil into the skin. Linolenic acid and oleic acid are also present in the oil.
Emu Oil is used for repair of damaged skin as in the case of scars and stretch marks. There are many types of products to choose from like Emu Oil Body Lotion, Pure Emu Oil and Emu Bath Oil. Any of these can be used for treatment of stretch marks. 

Application is dependent on the type, for the body lotion Apply by rubbing in Emu Oil Body Lotion after taking a shower as that softens the skin and ensures more absorption. 

For the Pure Emu Oil is a concentrated oil that can be directly rubbed on to the affected area twice or thrice everyday. If using Emu Bath Oil take a bath in oil water once a week.
Price N15000 Emu Oil

5. Rocapy soap 
Also known as ANTI STRETCHMARK SOAP, is a very good soap especially when you don't have any dedicated soap. Apply Rocapy Soap directly on affected on the skin where theose stretch mark lines appear, then leave for longer period (overnight is best). Regular use use of this soap will see your stretchmarks gradual fade off.

For best application one hour a day is best for sensitive skins. Good for all skin type, because it does not tone it does not darken, it only exfoliates and makes bright glowing skin.

6. Revitol
Patience is needed with this product. I usually recommend Revitol for the black skins and skins like the African Amerian with a deep-caramel complexion, having one of the hardest categories. 

Revitol is most effective before or very soon after stretch marks appear that is when they are still fresh with a reddish color.

Constant application will make them narrower, smoother to the touch but after 2 to 4 months the stretch marks becomes invisible.

7. Mederma
This cream fades and as well prevent the marks, by increasing the moisture content of the skin, it keeps the skin more elastic, thereby preventing more Stretch marks from appearing.

Formula combines a unique blend of ingredients:
Cepalin which is a proprietary botanical extract,
Hyaluronic acid and
Centella asiatica plant extract.

It might as well be used during pregnancy beginning in the second trimester, and while breastfeeding.

View offer Price is Mederma Stretch Mark Therapy ₦3,250

Note: Though Stretch marks does not fade immediately you start applying this creams, nevertheless there are some marks that fade faster, like marks that are new, but the old ones do take time.

Written By Elizbeth Lizzy Okoro 
Studied Beauty Therapy In London School of Beauty & Make-Up,
Use Comment form to ask questions, I'll get it as it is linked to my email.


  1. Hello pls am pregnant nd av dem on my boobs.which one of dese really works well? Coz i heard bio oil doesnt.

  2. Hello pls am pregnant nd av dem on my boobs.which one of dese really works well? Coz i heard bio oil doesnt.

    1. Whoever told you that Bio oil doesn't work is wrong. Bio oil is one of the main ingredient of stretch mark removal creams. Some skins are tough, some are tougher so the same quantity I used for my marks won't be the same for you if we have different skin type.

      Instead of staying undecided pick any one and use.

  3. Dear Lizzy I developed stretch marks during puberty but they weren't that obvious but when my normal light skin tone suddenly became darker due to the sun in my new environment I was wrongly advised to use diva body lotion and now my stretch marks have multiplied and are worse and kinda vein looking. What do you advice?


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