Stretch marks - or striae, as they are also referred to - are formed when underlying tissue expands faster than the covering skin layers, which basically causes small tears to develop within the epidermal surface. As these tears begin to heal again, scar tissue develops, creating the dreaded, often rather unsightly scars known as stretch marks.
Some women may begin to show tendencies of developing stretch marks when reaching puberty, others may not experience any problems until they become pregnant. Others still may not be affected at all.
Prevention is better than Cure
In essence, stretch marks are basically scars - and as scar tissue can be extremely difficult to reduce/ remove completely once formed, it is obviously better to prevent stretch marks from occurring in the first place. Revitol Stretch Mark Cream does so with the help of a special formula consisting of natural ingredients, including:
- Vitamin E
- Vitamin D3
- Vitamin A Palmitate
- Olea europeae isolates (10% Squalene Oil)
- Grapefruit Seed Extract
- Aloe Vera (aloe barbadenis) Extract
Each ingredient of Revitol Stretch Mark Cream serves a specific purpose within the prevention of stretch marks. The following gives a brief overview of what these ingredients achieve.
Olea europeae isolates (10% Squalene Oil) - Extracted from olive oil, squalene oil has highly effective regenerative properties when applied to the skin. Protecting and stimulating the skin's surface, this is one of Revitol Stretch Mark Cream's most important ingredients, as it assists in the healing process of scars.
Vitamin E - Added to the squalene oil after extraction, Vitamin E deeply penetrates skin and promotes skin regeneration (new skin cell growth).
Vitamin A Palmitate - This also promotes growth of new skin cells.
Vitamin D3 - Equally important to skin cell production, Vitamin D is naturally produced within the skin's outer layers when exposed to sunlight. It is added because modern life styles mean most people do not get sufficient sun onto their skin in order to produce the necessary quantity of Vitamin D3 to maintain healthy skin.
DL-Penthenol - Another name for pro-vitamin B5, this ingredient improves lower and upper skin layers' structures, assisting in the reduction of existing stretch marks.
Aloe Vera (aloe barbadenis) Extract - Known and used in skin care for centuries, Aloe Vera can be found in most skin care products to some extent. It moisturises skin and is helpful in the reduction of scars.
Grapefruit Seed Extract - This extract is highly important within Revitol Stretch Mark Cream, because it assists in overall health of the skin, promotes elastin production and subsequently strengthens the skin. Elastin - as the name suggests - is not only responsible for skin strength, but skin elasticity. Increased production of this natural component therefore improves the overall condition of skin and enables it to 'spring' back into its original appearance after being stretched through pregnancy, for instance.
Revitol Stretch Mark Cream is formulated to prevent stretch marks by assisting general skin health and promoting formation of necessary compounds keeping skin strong and elastic. Highly effective in preventing stretch marks in the first place, it is also useful in reducing marks that have already formed.