Pai’s Natural & Gentle Stretch Mark System

I have a few, very faint, stretch-marks across my hips and I’m guessing that I’ve had these since my teens. They’re only apparent when my skin is more tanned, so they don’t really bother me too much, but I know that stretch-marks are a huge issue for women and younger girls. People get them regardless of whether they have had children or not, and I’ve had girls as young as twelve writing in asking for possible remedies.

As with most beauty conundrums, prevention seems to be the best cure. Regularly using a good quality oil or cream and massaging it in to keep skin supple is probably the single best step that you can take to prevent marks from appearing and stop existing stretch-marks from worsening. There are hundreds of different oils available, some highly-fragranced, some very simple. My Mum has always used a basic sweet almond oil from her local chemist (a few pounds for a large bottle) but then I have a friend with three kids and the most amazing skin who uses a very fine and expensive Rosehip Oil on her tummy, hips and thighs!

Pai’s new Pomegranate & Pumpkin Seed stretch mark system is brilliantly straightforward; a cream for the morning and an oil for bedtime, and it’s 100% essential-oil free for those pregnant ladies who want to keep things as unscented and gentle as possible. The cream is rich, non-sticky and nicely soothing, the oil is thick and feels deeply nourishing. Between them, they provide the full range of Essential Fatty Acids to keep the skin supple and to aid skin cell regeneration, which ultimately will help to fade existing marks.

A nice, gentle regime for Mums-to-Be and New Mums with delicate, sensitised skin, I think. Great, obviously, for anyone who wants effective products without any added synthetic ingredients or controversial chemicals. You can find the full ingredients list (nothing hidden) here.

I have a little tip, too: mixing a small amount of the oil in with the cream seems to create this “supercharged” formula, so if you didn’t feel as though the cream was enough on its own, or you prefer the texture of a cream over pure oil, you can do a little bit of customised blending! Also, warming the oil between your palms before massaging makes it go a long way. Remember, you’re only using this duo as a targeted treatment on affected areas, so it should last you a good while.

The Pai Pomegranate & Pumpkin Seed Stretch Mark System, including a 200ml Cream and a 100ml Oil costs £45 from

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  1. Aurora
    October 30, 2012 / 2:35 pm

    Oh stretch marks…best remedy is treating them while they are red (sometimes people mistake them with broken capillaries but before the indent they look like thin red lines especially on thighs) and they key is hydration!

    • RuthCrilly
      October 30, 2012 / 6:49 pm

      Oh, that’s very interesting – haven’t ever thought of them in their “incubation” stage! x

  2. Isabel
    October 30, 2012 / 9:55 pm

    Stretch marks, oh my gosh, they are my worse “enemy”, I’ve had them since I was 12 on almost all possible areas, they’re not really deep or evident on my fair-milky skin tone but I absolutely hate them…Have you tried Trilastin-SR? It helped me to fade them, right now are less noticiable, but yeah, If I only moisturized my skin then…

    • RuthCrilly
      October 30, 2012 / 9:58 pm

      No, never tried that – I shall look into it! x

  3. Kat
    November 16, 2012 / 1:30 am

    Oh, stretch marks! I’ve had them since I was 12 due to growth spurt…being tall has disadvantages. I have tried deep exfoliation with oil after which has helped me. The idea is to break down the scar and allow skin to build new tissue. :)

  4. Lene
    November 26, 2012 / 2:35 pm

    Hmmm, sorry but stretchmarks are not curable. They appair in your dermis and are not reachable with creams. You inherit this :( It’s like curing ulcers by massaging yoghurt outside your belly!

  5. Cherie
    December 2, 2012 / 10:02 pm

    This sounds like a prevention product from the link. Do you know of some good products I can try after getting them? Mine are kinda big and deep. Wasn’t told to do anything with my skin during pregnancy to prevent them.

  6. amber @
    March 29, 2013 / 3:55 am

    Zinc supplements are also an excellent way to help give the skin elasticity and prevent stretch marks from forming. Some people say that zinc can help heal old stretch marks, but I’m not so sure about that!

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