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How does Barmon Stretch Mark Cream work?
Stretch marks are tears in the collagen beneath the top layer of skin. Our cream is formulated to deliver vitamin E down into the torn tissue reducing the appearance of the marks.* Vitamin E or cocoa butter alone will not work due to the size of their molecule; they are just too big to penetrate the skin. We use lanolin, which has a very small molecule, to deliver the ingredients past the top layer of skin into the torn tissue.*
Does the cream really work?
When Barmon Inc. first started selling our stretch mark cream 19 years ago, the United States Postal Service investigated the company for postal fraud, due to the nature of our claim and the belief that nothing could get rid of stretch marks. After a very brief hearing, it was determined that Barmon´s Skin Care Stretch Mark Cream does really work --- and we were allowed to continue selling our product. Nineteen years later, we are still going strong. We couldn´t have lasted this long unless we were doing something right. Hundreds of unsolicited letters suggest that our cream really works!
Why haven´t I heard about Barmon before?
Over the years, we found that the best form of advertising for this product was through mailings to new mothers and through word of mouth. So, unless you´ve had a baby and been on one of our mailing lists, you may not have heard of us. We have, however, advertised on TV and in popular magazines such as Elle, Harper´s Bazaar and Vogue. We are hoping that the internet will provide an easier way to reach more of you and answer your questions efficiently.
How long does it take for the cream to work?
The process for each individual´s skin is different, so there is no way to provide a specific time frame regarding the length of time that it will take for you to see results. However, we have generally found that people begin to see results after about 3 weeks of use. The level of results differs from person to person, depending on the severity of your stretch marks and your personal health habits. For instance, the effectiveness of our cream can be influenced if you smoke, drink alcohol or sunbathe. These factors are very harmful to your skin and can slow down the process.
Once my stretch marks are gone, will they come back?
People always wonder if they need to use the cream forever once the stretch marks are gone. The stretch mark cream helps the skin to reduce the appearance, so once the appearance of the stretch marks have been reduced, they are reduced forever. However, if you have another child, new stretch marks may form.
Is Barmon´s Skin Care Stretch Mark Cream safe for nursing mothers?
Absolutely! We designed the cream so that mothers can use the cream on their breasts while nursing. Barmon´s Skin Care Stretch Mark Cream is an all natural product and will not harm your child.
Will the cream help to prevent stretch marks if I use it before I have my baby?
Yes. If you use Barmon´s Skin Care Stretch Mark Cream before and during your pregnancy, you may greatly help reduce the chance of getting stretch marks.*
Does it matter how old the stretch marks are?
No. When Barbara Feiring founded our recipe and our company more than 19 years ago, she had given birth to her first child 15 years earlier. Based on her own personal success, she decided to market and sell her stretch mark cream to others; new mothers, athletes -- anyone who has stretch marks and wants to help reduce the appearance of their stretch marks.
Can the stretch mark cream be used by men?
Absolutely! Over the years we have had many male customers, especially body builders and weight lifters. Men experience the same results as women.
Does it work on African American or Hispanic skin?
Yes, it works for all skin types. Over the years, we´ve been asked this question many times. Our response has always been that skin is skin and stretch marks don´t seem to differ from one skin type to another.
Is your stretch mark cream is suitable for use by vegetarians. i.e. are the ingredients derived from animal sources?
The only ingredient derived from an animal source is the lanolin which comes from sheeps wool. When they sheer the sheep they squeeze the wool to get the lanolin oil from it. Other than that all of the ingredients are from plant sources.
Do you have any other products?
Yes, we have a superior line of cosmetics and cleansers, and we are developing a new line of cosmetics.