It's crazy but I didn't have any stretch marks during or after my pregnancy.
Let’s talk stretch marks.
Going into my pregnancy I was super worried about stretch marks. As you can see in the picture above with my son, I don't have any.
It All Started After My Test Turned Positive
When you see the first positive pregnancy test, you're overcome with a wave of emotions as the thoughts of excitement and anticipation start to come.
I still remember the exciting, giddy happiness I felt at the time.
But then came the worrying thoughts.
And at the top of the list were stretch marks.
In the forums & articles I was reading, weight gain almost always came up as being one of the top factors to getting stretch marks.
I figured I would just maintain a proper diet with adequate nutrition and regular exercise.
But that, I can control. I was worried about what I couldn’t control.
The next top factor that always comes up when you search about stretch marks online is genetics.
“The severity of stretch marks and how long they last after pregnancy is basically a matter of luck/genetics.”
“I’ve heard about certain oils & creams but I guess there’s no stopping them completely if you are prone to getting them.”
“My mom had them so does that mean I’m going to get them too?”
The Start Of Many, Many Sleepless Nights
It’s easy to think that you didn’t need to worry about stretch marks early in your pregnancy. But I personally think many moms overlook this until it’s too late.
I read enough stories online about how much easier it was to prevent than treat the marks.
And that was the start of many sleepless nights searching for a solution.
I was definitely worried about a few things as this wasn’t just my own health we’re talking about, but my baby’s as well.
So the ingredients were very important to me because it could affect my baby.
But even as I searched for all these creams, I couldn’t help but feel a little lost.
Was this all going to be worth it in the end?
Maybe if I was careful with my weight management, used a moisturizer religiously and took a few basic vitamins - I should be fine… right?
Honestly, at some point - I just gave up.
There were just SO many creams to choose from and what if I made the wrong choice.
Should I get a cheap one but what if the quality wasn’t good?
What if I had gotten an expensive one but it turns out to be a total sham?
And worst of all was the growing anxiety that’s been building up in the back of my mind this whole time.
I started picturing the silverish ridges & roadmaps running all the way up my thighs, waist and front belly.
I honestly thought that my stretch marks were just something I was going to have to live with forever.
Just one of the many badges of motherhood to add to the list. Until one of my girlfriends told me about this company. According to her, there was a lot of fuss about it in the new mom circles. Plus, she personally had a lot of really good things to say about them too.
So I started going into research mode and decided to dig into everything I could find about these guys.
Formulated By Award-Winning Scientists
The company is called TriLASTIN and the guys behind the company had partnered with a team of award-winning scientists to formulate a real solution to treat stretch marks.
But they also went further to not just treat existing stretch marks but to also prevent them from ever appearing in the first place.
In 2004, they took this research and created TriLASTIN. The company had strongly believed that mothers have a right to have a say in the products used on their body.
In the years that followed, they’ve sold their product lines in over 130 countries and gotten worldwide acclaim for its quality and proven effectiveness.
Even that story was enough to convince me…
But what really pushed me over the fence was the sheer amount of positive reviews I stumbled upon on Amazon for the maternity cream with an impressive 4.5 average star rating. (over 3500 reviews!)
And when I saw this testimonial - I knew I had to get my hands on this stuff ASAP.
“I am on my second container of the Stretch Mark Cream and love it. No need to purchase any other products with this as I’m in my 37th week with no marks anywhere. I started using the product at 12 weeks after seeing an ad on Instagram. It said to start it right away so I did! I use it once a day after showering and combine it with belly butter on top of it. I do like that it’s not thick and absorbs nicely.”
What 8 Months Pregnant on TriLASTIN Looks Like
So this is me at 34 weeks of being pregnant and although it was a super nerve-wracking experience in the beginning, I had NO stretch marks!
I ordered TriLASTIN after I read the great reviews and I used it twice a day, usually after my shower and before bed to relax.
But I heard from some people that they get stretch marks towards the end of their pregnancy or even after the baby is born so here’s an update on that.
5 Months After Delivery
So as you can see, TriLASTIN actually worked for me even after my little baby turned just about 5 months old!
I didn’t have any issues with stretch marks throughout or after my pregnancy.
And by now, I'm sure some of you are a little curious about how the cream works so I did a little digging on that and found some pretty interesting science over why their formula works so crazy well!
The Special Science Behind The Formula
So at the core of it, it comes down to the special technologies they use to ensure you get the best results.
One of them is called SDDS™ (Sequenced Diffusion Delivery System).
It works by creating an invisible layer over your skin which helps your skin to absorb all of the active ingredients that’s in the formula.
And their proprietary LipoTrisome™ technology replaces cellulite with firm, elastic tissue.
Like I said, one of my top concerns was my baby’s safety and when I looked into their ingredients label, they were 100% safe for babies. The ingredients list had no sign of toxic or unsafe ingredients which is quite a big factor for me.
They’re Dermatologist Tested Too!
Another one is if this cream was going to mess up my skin.
I’ve been burned in the past even by skincare creams as they were not tested or validated by people who are actually experts in the field - dermatologists.
TriLASTIN’s philosophy is super mom centered so obviously this was not going to be an issue list. But it’s still nice to know that they have expert dermatologists giving the green light on their formulas.
Plus, they’re also hypoallergenic, paraben-free and have a zero tolerance for animal testing!
The Complete Maternity Stretch Mark Routine
I obviously cannot shout about these guys enough as they’ve changed my life. And if you wanted to give them a try - here’s what I’d recommend.
The Complete Stretch Mark Routine is one of the best ways to get started with TriLASTIN. Because the formulas work together holistically with both prevention & treatment - to give you maximum results.
I would absolutely use them again if I ever have to and know that you are going to absolutely fall in love with them too!
And People are Loving It!
This product works wonders! It goes on so smooth and I can feel a difference in my skin. I have zero stretch marks or any sign of them. I also had pre-existing stretch marks on my upper thigh. I have been putting Trilasten on them as well and they are starting to disappear.
So far so good!
Goes on light and smells amazing. I’m 23 weeks pregnant and have been using it for the past two months. No stretch marks so far. It also helps my belly feel moisturized and helps prevent the dried out itchy feeling that my stretching skin can cause. Hopefully it continues to work this great when I get even bigger :)
- Alyssa W.
Loving Trilastin stretch mark cream
Loving my Trilastin stretch mark cream so far! It is silky, smells amazing and doesn't leave an oily residue. I'm 20 weeks pregnant and have faded stretch marks on my hips and thighs from a fast growth spurt as a pre-teen. I'm really hopeful that this will help prevent any more stretch marks with this pregnancy!
- Sarah W.