Hello everyone! Sorry for the disappearing act i was busy with some personal matters…. So much has happened but we know that God is in control. Not comfortable to share but we will stay strong to overcome it… 🙂 Back to the agenda, i finally have some time to sit down and blog! 🙂
Last month, i have received a package from Gly Derm and inside contains the Gly Derm Stretch Mark Cream for me to ‘tackle’ the stretch marks on my thighs. Although i don’t have any drastic weight gain / loss issue, i’m not sure where the stretch marks came from. After some research, stretch marks are formed when skin elastic and collagen fibers network are disturbed. Skin suppleness is guaranteed by a network of elastic and collagen fibers. During puberty, weight fluctations and pregnancy, skin stretching and hormonal changes weakens skin and causes these fibers to break. This is when lines on the skin appear, known as stretch marks.
Sad to say, Stretch marks are more common in female than male (70% female, 40% male). For Female, they can be found on the Thighs, Hips, Buttocks & Breasts. While for the Male, they can be found on the Shoulders , Thighs & Lower back. For bodybuilders, their shoulders and upper arms are at risk! During or after pregnancy, they can also be found on the Abdomen, Breasts, Thighs, Hips, Lower back & Buttocks.
As such, the Gly Derm Stretch Mark Cream is specially formulated with dual-functions that help in rebuilding collagen and regaining skin elasticity in just 3 weeks. These functions help to improve the color and reduce the size of stretch marks. Manufactured in France, Gly Derm stretch mark cream is specially formulated with Tri-Derm actives which will help you regain your confidence and achieve supple smooth skin free from stretch marks.
Gly Derm Stretch Mark Cream is distributed by Menarini Asia-Pacific, the world’s largest Italian biopharmaceutical company with a heritage of over 128 years and more than 16,000 employees in over 100 countries. In Asia-Pacific, Menarini’s vision is to be a leading provider of important healthcare brands to improve the lives of people in the region.
Gly Derm stretch mark cream is specially formulated with Tri-Derm actives that help in rebuilding collagen and regaining skin elasticity. What makes it so effective is that it is clinically proven to help to improve skin colour and reduce the size of stretch mark. Initial results may be seen in just three weeks of usage* and continued usage will ensure complete and long-term effect. Intensive research and rigorous tests have demonstrated visible results of improved skin in three weeks after application of the Gly Derm stretch mark cream. The stretch marks – found to be twice as frequent in women compared to men – were greatly reduced with prolonged usage. It is also dermatologically tested, preservative free & fragrance free so it is suitable for all.
* In 2011, a clinical study was conducted by Dr. Enza Cestone, a dermatologist and venereologist, on 20 healthy female volunteers aged 18 years old and above. After applying Gly Derm stretch mark cream for 90 days, twice daily in the morning and evening, the results showed a decrease in the visibility of their stretch marks. There was also a significant improvement in the compactness and tonicity, with an increase in skin elasticity.
Besides Tri-Derm actives, Gly Derm stretch mark cream also contains medicinal herb used since prehistoric times. The three key ingredients are extract of Centella Asiatica (used as a medicinal herb since prehistoric times), Prunus Amygdalus Dulcis oil (sweet almond oil) and Butyrospermum Parkii butter (shea butter).
Centella Asiatica, which has been used as a medicinal herb since pre-historic times, helps in the healing of wounds and scars. It renews collagen content and improves the skin appearance by restoring tissue firmness and skin elasticity.
Prunus Amygdalus Dulcis oil (sweet almond oil) acts as a skin conditioning agent. Commonly used by massage therapists, it contains Vitamins A, B1, B2, B6 and E which help our skin to be smooth and soft.
Butyrospermum Parkii butter (shea butter) contains essential nutrients including Vitamin A and E, and other valuable phytonutrients, giving it a higher healing (bioactive) properties for the skin compared to other seed oil.
Gly Derm stretch mark cream is recommended by Dr Derrick Aw, Senior Consultant at National University Hospital. He said that stretch marks remain a universally challenging cosmetic condition. The common reasons for the occurrence of stretch marks include mechanical effects of skin stretching, such as pregnancy, weight-lifting, obesity and other biological factors like puberty and genetic causes. Although it may be hard to prevent stretch marks from developing, topical preparations containing active ingredients such as Centella Asiatica, hyaluronic acid, silicone, tretinoin and glycolic acid may help to improve the appearance of stretch marks on our body. Other physician-administered interventions include chemical peels, laser and light/ultraviolet radiation therapies, radio frequency and microdermabrasion procedures.”
Gly Derm Stretch Mark cream is gentle enough to use twice a day (Morning and evening) and it is best applied on moist skin after bathing. It is recommended to squeeze a small amount onto palm and gently massage into the skin on affected areas in a circular motion.
I have stretch marks on my thighs and butt area (which i won’t show you the pictures, no worries! haha) since secondary school days but i wasn’t really affected by it… After so many years, it has become pale white in color and IMO hard to remove since it has been there for so long. Therefore, i hope the Gly Derm stretch mark cream can help to fade and diminish the appearance a little.
The Gly Derm stretch mark cream smells pleasant and texture is non-greasy. It glides on my skin smoothly and it gets absorbed quickly without leaving behind sticky film. Hence, there’s no need for me to worry that it will stain my clothes. Will use it twice a day after i shower and i love how well it moisturizes and soften my skin. After using it for 1 month, i observed that it makes my stretch mark on my thigh less ‘white’ and more ‘leveled’. Now i can see more of my skin tone on my thigh area (LOL!).. Will continue to use it to see it helps diminish it completely. Will definitely recommend it if you are looking for a stretch mark cream that works and its affordable.
The Gly Derm stretch mark cream is available at all major pharmacies in Singapore and retails at $14.90 and $23.90 for 60ml and 125ml respectively. For more information about Gly Derm stretch mark cream, please visit http://www.glydermasia.com. 🙂
* Disclaimer: Products Description & information are extracted from Gly derm’s presskit