A couple of months ago I met the Mama Mio brand & founder, Sian Sutherland & got really excited by their products. I got the chance to pick out one to try & decided to go with Goodbye Stretch Marks. Yup, I’ve got a load of them on my thighs – I’ll spare you the pics 🙂
I started using Goodbye Stretch Marks right away from around the end of last year & made sure I did the required applications conscientiously as per the instructions. It’s packed with active ingredients, so only a very thin layer was needed – in fact what they call for is “finger painting” on affected areas.
The product claim goes like this: “Goodbye Stretch Marks cleverly combines 4 ingredients that harmoniously to improve the texture of stretch marks, reduce discolouration & pigmentation even out natural skin tone, regenerate & repair skin cells at both a deep tissue level & on the surface”.
Meet Mama Mio’s Goodbye Stretch Marks
Here’s what I thought…
- I really enjoyed the packaging (usually something I don’t notice!). The pump head gave me just the right amount of cream that I needed for an application so no wasting either.
- I liked the scent, it was clean, citrusy & “hardly there”.
- Not sure why but I expected the product to be an oil of sorts but liked & preferred that it was a cream (less messy) & there was no staining of my clothes/linen.
- One thing that was a tad of a challenge was the 3 x a day application however I planned for this & made sure I packed the cream along when we went on December/January vacation.
- The morning & evening applications were fine but the one in the middle of the day wasn’t practical at times. Granted if I was at the office/home it would have been more doable. Hubby got the drift soon & didn’t ask questions after a while when I excused myself over lunch 🙂
So did it work you ask?
Luckily, I took Sian’s advice & took before & after pics. Before I looked back at my “before” pic I had mentally resigned myself to the fact there was no difference to speak of but once I laid the pics side by side I did see a difference, albeit slight.
If I ran the brand
- The product called for a 12 week application for maximum benefit & I got around 9.5 weeks of mileage from it (my thighs are big ok?) so a slightly bigger quantity could be a factor to consider.
Need to know
- Goodbye Stretch Marks is for sale at selected spa’s and retails for around R765 for 100ml.
Lucky for me my stretch marks aren’t thaaaat bad so I had no texture concerns to start off with but Goodbye Stretch Marks did improve my discolouration & pigmentation (a little) but it was noticeable as promised.
I have tried other stretch mark creams/antidotes over the years & this is the only one that’s delivered any result.