15 Stretch Mark Creams That Give the Longest-Lasting Results

Stretch marks are common and absolutely normal for any human. If you'd like, you don't need to feel pressure to cover them up or try and reduce their size at all. That being said, it's just as acceptable to feel like you want to try and do something about them. Keeping your body hydrated and well-nourished is far from a bad thing by any definition. For those who aren't sure, Scott Wells, a New Yorkbased plastic surgeon known for his holistic approach, explains what stretch marks even are to begin with. "A stretch mark is a tear in the collagen fabric of the dermis that occurs whenever the skin is stretched beyond its tensile limits," he says. "The tear in the collagen fabric is analogous to a run in a stocking. Because the epidermis remains intact, what appears is an area of weakness in the skin underneath the intact epidermis layer. This is visible as a lighter-appearing linear wrinkling under the skin, commonly known as a stretch mark.”

It's true that, depending on your skin and the age of your stretch mark, you may not be able to smooth them out completely. But thanks to a few really incredible, potent, hydrating, and toning ingredients, you can visibly reduce the look of them. So we found 15 products that provide lasting results. Below, find the best creams (and oils and sheet masks) for stretch marks.