Stretch marks are one of the most difficult skin flaws to overcome. The Phytomer Stretch Marks products are designed to work with your skin to alleviate these marks to the greatest degree possible. Although skin can be stretched to a remarkable extent, through weight gain or pregnancy, it does have its limits. Beyond a certain point, the connective tissue in the layers of the skin actually begins to become deformed and even damaged. Phytomer Stretch Marks products are formulated to encourage the skin to repair this damage and reduce the number of marks and degree of scarring that occurs when skin is placed under too much stress.
Additional Phytomer Stretch Marks Information
Skin is composed of several layers and several different types of cells. Among these are collagen and elastin. Imagine collagen to be the frame of the skin; these cells form the structure that keeps skin held together. Elastin, as the name implies, is composed of stretchy cells that can expand and contract. The ingredients in Phytomer Stretch Marks products include powerful botanical extracts and derivatives to strengthen, rejuvenate and rebuild these cells when they are put under stress.
Changes in weight and size of the body – such as pregnancy and large fluctuations in weight – stretch the skin. When the skin tries to return to its former size and shape, stress marks and scars can occur. Phytomer Stretch Marks products have been created to target the damaged skin structures which show these stretch marks. By providing the skin with the nutrients necessary to repair and rebuild the collagen and elastin cells, the stretch marks can be reduced in severity and new stretch marks moderated.
Stretch marks are caused by physical distress, and Phytomer SeaTonic Stretch Mark Reducing Cream uses botanical extracts and additives to repair and rejuvenate the skin on a cellular level. Applied daily and massaged into the skin, the cream’s carefully balanced ingredients are worked into the deep skin structures where they can go to work. These ingredients address stretch marks in three distinct ways. First, they add fundamental building blocks such as lipids to help stimulate the synthesis of collagen and elastin. These ingredients include apricot kernel oil, rich shea butter (cold pressed from the ripe nuts of the West African karite tree) and marine plant extracts. Next, the cream contains anti-scarring (keratolytic) constituents such as salicylic acid and citric acid, plus antioxidants (free radical scavengers), to dissolve and repair existing scarring. Finally, caprylic/capric triglyceride, derived from coconut oil, is included to create a barrier on the skin which decreases the amount of moisture lost. This keeps the skin layers moisturized to keep the connective tissue healthy.