Friday, February 17, 2012

Dr Sears Stretchmark Cream Review & Giveaway 2/21

From the "About Us" of their website

In the Sears family, we've made healthy children our life's mission. After raising eight children and practicing pediatric medicine for more than 30 years, we have answered questions from thousands of parents. Millions more have sought our advice through our 40+ pediatric books, articles in parenting magazines, and our appearances on more than 100 television programs such as 20/20, Donahue, Good Morning America, Oprah, CBS This Morning, CNN, NBC's Today Show and Dateline.

As pediatricians working with children and parents around the world, we know it can be challenging to find healthy snacks that taste great and fit in with busy schedules. We are concerned about the increase in empty calories, sugars, and processed foods we see in children's diets, and the growing prevalence of childhood obesity, diabetes, and other nutrition-related disorders. The key to good health is good eating, and we'd like to help make it easier through our snacks, beverages and supplements.

We also know that it can be challenging to find baby care products without harmful chemicals or allergens... products you can feel safe using to care for your infant. That's why we've developed a 100% all natural baby care line that we believe in.

Dr. Sears Family Essentials’ Stretch Mark Cream is a luxurious, 100 percent all-natural cream that reduces the appearance of stretch marks or scarring associated with pregnancy, while enhancing the skin’s natural beauty and elasticity. Made with only pure ingredients, Dr. Sears Family Essentials’ Stretch Mark Cream is designed without harmful chemicals, protecting pregnant mothers and their unborn babies from dangerous toxins that can be absorbed through the skin.

I have a PR contact that wrote to me and offered up a review of the Dr Sears Stretch Mark Cream. I was excited to try another stretch mark cream because I find products like this intriguing. I believe that there is nothing you can do to prevent stretch marks BUT there are things you can do to minimize the amount, like making sure your skin is nice and moisturized.

As soon as I got this item, I instantly wanted to try it and so did my girls. They love rubbing stuff on my belly and patting and talking to the baby so I let them. It came out of the can kind of like tooth paste but rubs on so smoothly. My favorite thing about this cream is you can rub it in completely (like lotion) and then they're good to go. Unfortunately it does NOT smell very good. The first time I put it on around my husband he gagged a little bit and asked me to pull my shirt down.

Overall this is a great cream and it even helped with my belly ring because there were times it felt a little tight and one day when the girls were rubbing this on my belly, Madison went right over the top of my belly ring and then the skin felt so much better and it didn't feel tight anymore! I love putting this cream on after a shower because that is when my skin is affected the most and although you can use the cream multiple times a day, I only use it after showers and it feels great.

I did not start using this cream until I was 8 months along so while I cannot vouch for using it from the beginning of pregnancy and on, I will say that even if you're in the third trimester like I was, its worth the purchase!

This Dr Sears Stretch Mark Cream retails for $19.99 on their website.