Wednesday, January 29, 2014

Celeteque Maternity: Anti-Stretch Mark Cream

Growing up, it was never in my daily regimen to apply beauty products or even put on make-ups. Maybe because I don't see my mom or sisters using them or that often. I also had the impression that the more chemical products I apply onto my skin or take in to my body, the more it could get worse or might even pose some harmful effects instead of good. That's why when I was pregnant, it was not that difficult for me to temporarily refrain from using perfumes or even just a simple lipstick. But despite that, I see to it that I still look good with my natural beauty. 

One of my dreaded part in my pregnancy was getting stretch marks. Because of my being too cautious or should I say stubborn, I gave birth without really being serious in applying topical lotions to prevent stretch marks. I can't believe I started applying only during my 3rd trimester already. Too late!

Here's a glimpse of my big belly at 3rd trimester, full of red newly-developed stretch marks. Yikes!

Why do we get stretch marks?
- having stretch marks is one of the common skin problems experienced by both men and women in their adulthood caused by hormonal changes, fluctuation of weight/size, growth spurts and pregnancy among others
- appear more often in adults because the skin becomes less resilient and collagen production becomes slower as we age
Recently, Unilab's Celeteque brand has come up with a new product to treat stretch marks. It's one of their latest product from their Maternity line, the Anti-Stretch Mark Cream.

Celeteque DermoScience Maternity: Anti-Stretch Mark Cream 100ml
What's good about this product?- first of all, it's OB-certified safe for pregnant women
- it helps strengthen skin elasticity
- it helps prevent future stretch marks
- it helps minimize new and existing stretch marks during and after pregnancy
- proven to reduce visible lines in the abdominal area by 63% by 4th week of usage 


How does the product works?
- it has skin firming agents such as Elastonyl and Alchemilla vulgaris extract that help protect and restore the tone and elasticity of the skin
- it also has effective moisturizers such as Phyto Collage and Shea Butter to help skin become more pliant or stretchable

Look at my stretch marks a year after giving birth. They are now color white. This is the result of not applying creams during the early phase of pregnancy.
How to use?
- just apply the product liberally using circular motions on stretch mark-prone areas
- apply twice daily, in the morning and at night
- can be used on sensitive areas like the abdomen, thighs, and breasts aside from the arms and hips
- for best results, start application as early as the onset of pregnancy

What are the ingredients used?
- Water, Propylene Glycol, Isopropyl Palmitate, Cetearyl Alcohol, Stearic Acid, Glyceryl Stearate, Ethylhexyl Stearate, Cetearyl Ethylhexanoate, Alchemilla vulgaris Extract, Hydrolyzed Cucurbita pepo (Pumpkin) Seedcake, Butyrospermum parkii (Shea Butter), Oryza sativa (Rice) Bran Oil, Hydrolyzed Elastin, Natto Gum, PEG-100 Stearate, Glycerin, Dimethicone, Centella asiatica Extract, Acrylates/C10-30 Alkyl Acrylate Crosspolymer, Fragrance, Xanthan Gum, Disodium EDTA, O-Cymen-5-OL, Sodium Hydroxide

How much and where to buy?
- it retails at P445
- available at Watson's, SM Department Stores, Robinson's Department Stores
- it can also be purchased online at this link:

Thank you Unilab for choosing The Binondo Mommy to review your newest product from Celeteque DermoScience Maternity line. I just got the package yesterday and I'll try to use it more religiously for a month and see for myself if my stretch marks would lighten up.
Tried applying Celeteque Anti-Stretch Mark Cream onto my abdomen.

With this product, I hope my abdomen would be back to its pre-pregnancy state, without any stretch marks, bulging belly and dark lines. I would need to couple it with some exercise too to bring myself back in shape. I can't wait to be in my swim wear this summer or even just go out swimming in a clubhouse in two-piece. For sure, my hubby would appreciate me better that way.

For more info and updates about Celeteque products, check them out here: 
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3. Website:

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  1. Hi,
    Do you have the AFTER photo of this? Is it effective?


    1. Hi Cris, thank you for dropping by. I'm sorry but I wasn't able to sustain using the product for long mainly because I'm not used to putting any lotions or keeping up with a daily skin regimen. After a few days' trial, I gave up. Maybe you could try asking other bloggers/users for their honest opinion as well. Sorry for not being able to be of help on this.

  2. Was hoping there were before and after photos to show us the efficacy of this product for a more in-depth and great review. Thanks for posting. - John