It's rare to find stretch mark removal creams that are working well. That makes Botanic Tree Stretch Mark Cream an exciting discovery!
Thanks to Bethany Scharf for writing in to let me know about this one. Botanic Tree is NOT a big name in skincare, but the price on this one made it a no-brainer to review.
Here's what you'll like... it's made in the USA and fully organic. Plus, it comes with a money back guarantee and I've found some excellent before and after photos too.
Botanic Tree anchors their cream with Centella Asiatica (Gotu kola). That's a medicinal herb known for wound healing and blood circulation issues. It makes sense that this could be a winner for stretch mark removal.
It's very high in antioxidants and helps the body to produce collagen. Because of that, it has become a common ingredient in anti-aging skincare formulas.
This stretch mark cream comes in a 4 fl. oz. tube.
My favorite skincare products are the ones that deliver results without charging crazy prices. And that's getting harder to find... even online!
But Botanic Tree's stretch mark cream is just $23 on Amazon as of the day I write this review, and that's really hard to beat. I read through dozens of legit Amazon reviews (there are a total of 188 right now).
Like any product, there are some reviewers that it just isn't working for (or maybe not fast enough to please). Botanic Tree says 93% of users see progress within 2 months, so you won't spend a great deal of money to try this one.
63% of reviewers on Amazon give it a full 5 stars. I find that even the very best skincare products struggle to get much higher than that, so it's a positive sign.
My review rating is 4.4 stars, and I'll go into more detail below with the before and after photos and alternatives.
So, instead of relying on the Amazon final score, I like to read all of the reviews and then do my own calculation. With Botanic Tree, my review score of four stars was just a tiny bit higher than their average of 3.9 stars.
But I found a number of reviewers who reported that they had results in as little as one day. You don't see that very often when people are talking about stretch mark removal.
Reviewers also submitted some useful before and after photos. Let's look at a couple of those now.
Here is a top-bottom comparison from Amazon reviewer Michelle Clavier. It took her about four weeks to reduce the size and depth of this particular deep red stretch mark. The change is pretty amazing.
It's worth noting that she didn't see very much change on older, white stretch marks. This tells me that the Botanic Tree stretch mark cream quickly boosts collagen.Collagen fills in the tears below your outer skin. Then you can't see very deeply into the lower levels where blood causes such redness.
But there's still the long term damage to the skin that leaves white stretch marks. Those go away over time, but creams alone rarely do it.
Here are a couple of Amazon reviews that go into detail:
I had my son almost two years ago and I wasn’t able to prevent my stretch marks with what I was using at the time. I have been using this faithfully every day morning and night and I can see a huge difference in my stretch marks. It’s so easily spreadable that you don’t need much product, it absorbs quickly, it smells fantastic, and it’s cruelty free. My bottle is almost gone but it’s lasted me almost 2 months. I’ve used soooo many other stretch mark creams with a combination of micro needling and chemical peels but I have never seen anything so drastically improving in such a short period of time with just one product. I love this product so much. The only thing I wish I had done was take before and after pictures so I could show you. Thank you, Botanic Tree for creating such an amazing product. I will be buying this regularly until I no longer see my stretch marks. I bought this product with my own money and I am not making this review for anything other than my honest opinion.
The Botanic Tree money back guarantee indicates that, if you use the product as specified for two months, and you don't have any results they will refund your money.
It's a little unclear what you have to do to prove that you used it properly and/or haven't seen improvement. There are free returns within 30 days, however.
The price on both Amazon and the Botanic Tree homepage are identical. However, the official website will charge shipping unless your order is above $60. Since I would not order three tubes of any cream without first seeing how it works on my skin, I'd save the extra money and buy it through Amazon.
Also, I know that Amazon is good about returns whereas the language on the official website about their own money back guarantee is little bit unclear.
For stretch marks prevention, I recommend applying this liberally to affected areas about 2 to 3 times per day. Affected areas generally include the stomach, breasts, buttocks, hips and the back of your legs up near the buttocks.
For stretch mark removal, use at least twice a day directly on the areas where you have stretch marks. It's okay to use these creams when you're just out of the shower, but towel off first so that no water dilutes the effect.
Is it safe to use while pregnant? Yes!
Is it safe to use while nursing? Yes!
Is it safe to use with sensitive skin? All reviews that I was able to locate indicate that it is. Bear in mind, everyone's skin is a little bit different, so discontinue using it if you see any problems. You will be able to return it for a refund.
Water, Fractionated Coconut Oil, Octyl Palmitate, Glycerides Cetearyl Alcohol, Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea Butter), Neopentyl Glycol Diheptanoate, Butylene Glycol, Cetearyl Alcohol (and) Cetearyl Glucoside Cera Alba, Cetyl Esters, Glyceryl Stearate, Carthamus Tinctorius (Safflower Seed Oil), Aloe, Barbadensis Persea Gratissima (Avocado), Protein, Centella Asiatica Extract, Hyaluronic Acid, Hydrolyzed Soy Protein, Galactoarabinan, Tocopheryl Acetate (Vitamin E), Phenoxyethanol and Ethylhexylglycerin Fragrance, Sclerotium Gum, Olive oil, Moringa, Xanthan Gum
For an alternative in stretch mark prevention, I rate Basq Stretch Mark Butter the highest. It gets a solid 4.4 stars and you can read my review of it there.
My highest rated product in stretch mark removal is TriLASTIN-SR and that is a link to my review. It's more expensive than Botanic Tree but does come in a larger and more efficient jar. I rated that one at 5 stars based on great personal success with it.