- Stretch marks, also known as striae, are pink, purple or red streaks that appear on the stomach, thighs and other areas of the body.
- These scars are caused by the physical stretching of the dermis (middle) layer of the skin, usually due to weight gain, growth spurts in adolescents or during pregnancy.
- Widespread stretch marks can also be the result of Cushing’s syndrome or a similar adrenal gland disease. If you think you could be suffering from Cushing’s syndrome, please consult your physician immediately.
- Treatments can help fade the appearance of stretch marks over time, but it’s impossible to completely remove them.
Key ingredient to look for
Long known for its purifying and detoxifying effects, birch leaf extract fortifies skin with a high level of tannins, flavonoids and saponins. Also helps against muscle soreness and bruises, promotes the excretion of fluids and increases metabolic activity.
Rich in saturated and unsaturated fatty acids along with vitamin E and carotene, shea softens and smoothes skin. It also protects against dryness, environmental damage and accelerates the healing of superficial wounds and irritations.
Wheat Germ Oil
Known to help restore skin, refine its texture and keep the connective tissue healthy, antioxidant-rich wheat germ contains high amounts of vitamin E, lecithin and essential fatty acids.