Our pick of stretch mark creams…

Some people swear by Palmer’s or just plain coconut oil. Some people say it’s all in the genes anyway. Some go for the prevention method of slathering on creams the second they see two lines on the test and others take the ‘make do and mend’ approach to reduce the damage.

Whichever theory stretch mark theory you subscribe to, we’ve rounded up a few of our fave creams…

Mustela’s Stretch Mark Prevention Cream from their chic Maternite range is light, easily absorbed (no running around in the nude trying to get the kids in the bathroom whilst waiting for it to soak in, then!), hypoallergenic and hardly smells of anything (‘just of clean babies,’ said our tester). The main ingredient comes from the Larch tree, plus there’s some beeswax and shea butter in the mix too…

Bloom and Blossom’s Stretch Mark Cream is super rich and thick – a little goes a long way and the base is almond oil so it has a delicate scent. Loved by Victoria Beckham, Kate Winslet and the Duchess of Cambridge, this brand pops up in celeb magazines almost as often as they do and the chic black and white pot looks great on your night stand…

Salcura’s Stretch Mark Cream takes consuming one’s greens to a new level, as active ingredients here are rose hip and green beans…But it actually smells like fresh cucumber. Can be used in conjunction with their Gotu Kola and Wild Rose Stretch Mark Oil which is a light, dry oil (our only criticism here is the dropper only holds a lil bit and we wanna use a lot, cos it’s lovely…)