Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Stretch Marks and Scars Defense Cream #BodyMerry


I have mentioned my numerous injuries several times. What you may not realize is that I have six surgical scars. One is on my neck and quite noticeable. Two of the others are on my right leg and are greater than 6 inches each. I have come to terms with them being there, but I wish that they weren't. I especially hate the one on my neck. Needless to say, I was pretty excited to try Body Merry Stretch Marks and Scars Defense Cream.

Body Merry Stretch Marks and Defense Cream is a special blend of organic cocoa butter, shea butter, vitamin E, vitamin C, Vitamin b3, Vitamin b5 and pure plant oils. According to the Amazon page: 

"Heal, Hydrate and Nourish Your Skin: This cream helps in reducing the appearance of existing scars and marks by increasing the moisture content of the skin, so that it has a more even tone and feels smooth and supple to the touch. It also ensures that the moisture seeps deep into your skin and stays locked in. This improves your skin's elasticity, which in turn helps to prevent new tears and marks from forming. In a nutshell, it works great for prevention as well as reduction!"
The cream is also made in the US, free of chemicals and it is not tested on Animals. 
Here is a collage of some pictures of me over the last few years. You can see my neck scar in all of them. The bottom right picture was at a wedding that was about 2 weeks after surgery. 

Note: click on picture to enlarge and zoom in

My Orthopedic surgeon told me that the scar would not be noticeable at all in a year. My surgery was over 4 years ago and all the pictures above are recent except for the center right and bottom right pictures. Obviously, the scar is still there. Per my Doctor's instructions I just applied coco butter to the scar and tried to keep it out of the sun. 
I now know that not all coca butter is equal. I could smell the difference in this cocoa butter when I opened the jar to the Stretch Mark and Scar Defense Cream. It smells like real cocoa. The cream is a thick whipped consistency. It goes on easily and makes your skin feel extremely hydrated. 

It has definitely improved the look of my scar in the few weeks that I have been using it. I tried to photograph my scar up close for a before and after comparison, but the pictures did not come out very well. It is hard to photograph scars when you want to. However, when you don't want them in your pictures they are there. Sigh. The scar looks less bright and red. It is more flesh colored and faded when using this cream. I wish I had owned this cream 4 years ago when I first had the scar. 

Body Merry also sent me two of their other products: 

I received the Age Defense Eye Cream and Hyaluronic Dew Serum:

"This professional grade VEGAN hyaluronic acid serum not only moisturizes and nourishes your skin, but also provides superior anti-aging benefits by tackling wrinkles and fine lines head on. Body Merry's Hyaluronic Dew Serum is the perfect anti-aging moisture rich product - formulated for all skin types, free of any potential irritants."
This is the second hyaluronic acid serum that I have tried. I really like this one because the formula is a little thicker almost like a gel. You apply it after washing and drying your face/neck. You then allow it to dry and apply a moisturizer over it. The hyaluronic acid helps the moisturizer soak into your skin. I love this stuff. It gives me a healthy glow and leaves my skin super soft. My skin was really dry from the cooler weather before this serum arrived. Now it is healthy and smooth. 

"This lightweight formula is a gentle and effective solution for all your eye woes including Dark Circles, Wrinkles and Puffiness. It is the only eye cream on the market that has over 70 power packed ingredients including: Vitamins C + E + B5, Peptide Complex, Amino Acid Emulsification, Hyaluronic Acid, Retinol, Antioxidants, MSM and many many more!"
I am only 31, so I honestly haven't really noticed the benefits of using eye cream yet (maybe that is because they do work and I have prevented the wrinkles so far?). However, I love the way that eye creams feel. This eye cream is nice and moisturizing. I really love the herbal scent that it has from the combination of oils. The scent makes me smell like I just left a spa. I do wish that the cream had a cooling effect. Unfortunately, the cooling sensation is what I like best about eye creams at my age. 

Overall, I really like the Body Merry products that I received. My favorite is definitely the Stretch Marks and Scars Defense Cream. I can not wait to see what my scars look like after several months of using the product. 


All Body Merry products are available on Amazon:

*Disclaimer: I received free product(s) in exchange for this review. All opinions are completely my own.

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