July 2020



Rank 3 - MedermaTreatment Rating:81.8 / 100
Patients Treated (est.):20,000+
Success Rate*:76.1%
Rank Change:-1
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Active IngredientAllium cepa
Means of RemedyAntiproliferative

Medrma Stretch Marks Therapy

What is Mederma?

Mederma Stretch Marks Therapy is a topical nourishing cream formulated to prevent stretch marks and improve the appearance of existing ones through skin hydration provided by its unique blend of ingredients. It helps reduce discoloration, and smoothen and soften the skin’s texture. While it does not claim to make stretch marks entirely disappear, it treats the skin to make it less vulnerable to tearing.


Ingredients in Mederma

Mederma Stretch Marks Therapy’s ingredients include:
Cepalina botanical extract derived from onions which relieves skin irritation, inflammation, and improves the appearance of scars
Hyalyronic Acida naturally-occurring substance in the skin known for its anti-ageing properties
Centella Asiaticaa plant extract used as traditional medicine for skin regeneration and wound healing

This product is paraben-free.


Outstanding features

Mederma Stretch Marks Therapy locks in skin moisture to prevent stretch marks in its early stages. It also works for existing stretch marks for a longer treatment period. Overall, it helps the skin become more elastic.

Safe use of Mederma

Mederma Stretch Marks Therapy should be generously applied in a circular motion on the affected area twice daily in the morning and evening. Exfoliate, rinse, and dry the skin for maximum absorption of the cream onto the skin. Noticeable improvements can be expected in four to twelve weeks of proper use, depending on the severity of scarring.


While the product is generally safe for pregnant women in their second trimester and those who are breastfeeding, it should be noted that Mederma is not 100% natural and organic. Users who may be sensitive to its ingredients may experience swelling, discoloration, and severe itching.  Those who experience these discomforts must consult a doctor immediately.

Side Effects

The manufacturers of Mederma Stretch Marks Therapy does not provide information on its side effects. There are also no reports from people who have tried it.

Description of the Product

Mederma Stretch Marks Therapy is sold in a white squeeze tube with purple labeling (5.29 oz.).

Cost of Treatment

A 5.29-oz. tube of Mederma Stretch Marks Therapy costs around $24.99. Both the Mederma website and Amazon offer a 5% discount on the product.

Warranties and Returns

According to the Mederma website, customers who have purchased Mederma Stretch Marks Therapy in the past eight months, and have been using it for the suggested period for 12 weeks but are not satisfied with the results, can get a refund, excluding tax and other fees.

Customer Satisfaction*

Mederma Stretch Marks Therapy has an average Amazon customer rating of 3.6 stars. 39% of customers rate it as a five-star product, 19% rate it as a four-star product, and 17% as a three-star product. 25% of customers seem unsatisfied and rated Mederma Stretch Marks Therapy below three stars. Reviews are highly varied, as satisfied customers claim it to be the only treatment that worked for their stretch marks—as long as recommended application and use are religiously followed—while the rest consider it as a tube too expensive for its size and does not do its job.

*Individual results may vary.

Manufacturer Information

The manufacturer of this product is Merz North America, located in Raleigh, North Carolina.


A store locator is available at www.mederma.com. Online orders are accepted.

The Bottom Line

Although Mederma Stretch Marks Therapy is clinically shown to increase skin moisture, it falls behind other treatments for stretch in terms of recent advancements in formulation. Some users find that Mederma works for them, provided that the directions for application and use are strictly followed. Mederma is not recommended for older stretch marks as it has little to no effect. It is on the pricey side considering its size, and dramatic results take time, based on how long the stretch marks have been on the skin.


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Pat-BThe analysis of this product was prepared, in part, by Pat B.

Pat holds a PhD in Natural Health and has been a Registered Nurse for 35 years.Certifications: American Herbalist’s Guild, Registered Herbalist, Awarded: 2012. Licenses: Registered Nurse, State of New York, Awarded: 2011. Registered Nurse, State of Florida, Awarded: 1975

*Based on aggregated reviews. Not a scientific study of success rate


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Disclaimer: Individual results may vary. The text on this website is for informational purposes only and should not be used in substitute for the advice of a physician or other medical professional. All statements, opinions, and information on this website have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration.


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