It seems like one day I just woke up and there they were.
At first they were small and so lightly silver in colour that they were hardly noticeable.
But over time, and after fluctuating weight for a few years, they were bigger, darker and well, rather conspicuous.
Somedays it feels like there are so many expectations on how my body should look and stretch marks aren’t exactly viewed as acceptable.
The fact is, women get stretch marks.
Hell, men get them too.
Sometimes they are unavoidable, but that doesn’t mean there isn’t something we can do about it.
There are tons of stretch mark creams readily available to those looking. Unfortunately, it can be hard to know which ones actually work and which ones are a colossal waste of your money.
Having been around the block a time or two, I’ve tested out several stretch mark creams. One of them being TriLASTIN SR.
STRIPPING IT DOWN
- What is TriLASTIN SR?
- TriLASTIN SR Ingredients
- TriLASTIN SR Side Effects
- How Does TriLASTIN SR Work?
- How to Use TriLASTIN SR
- TriLASTIN SR Before and After Pictures
- TriLASTIN SR Reviews
- Where to Buy TriLASTIN SR
- Looking For More On TriLASTIN-SR?
What is TriLASTIN SR?
TriLASTIN SR stretch mark cream marketed to treat stretch marks caused by weight gain/loss, bodybuilding or pregnancy.
TriLASTIN SR is a two step stretch mark treatment that comes with 2 products:
- TriLASTIN SR Maximum Strength Stretch Mark Cream
- TriLASTIN HT Hydro Thermal Accelerator
What is TriLastin HT Hydro Thermal Accelerator?
The Hydro Thermal Accelerator is a self warming serum that prepares your skin before you apply TriLASTIN SR (and TriLASTIN CR – their cellulite firming lotion).
The idea is that the warming effect it produces opens up your pores and stimulates your skin. Essentially it is meant to prepare your skin to absorb and react to the active ingredients in TriLASTIN SR so they can better get rid of stretch marks.
TriLASTIN SR Ingredients
So what are these active ingredients we just mentioned?
First off, there are over 40 ingredients in TriLASTIN cream, but only a handful are listed as being key active ingredients.
Active Soy Protein
Active Soy Protein contains 8 essential amino acids that promote cellular regeneration and growth. It also locks in moisture and smooths the appearance of your skin.
BeauPlex VH is a multivitamin containing some of the most skin benefiting vitamins including B3, B5, B6, C and E.
BVOSC is a form of oil soluble Vitamin C which is both a powerful antioxidant that heals skin, but also known for its ability to reduce skin discolouration from hyperpigmentation and in this case, stretch marks
Collagen and Elastin
Collagen and Elastin are essential structural proteins that help you maintain firm, plump and healthy skin that can withstand stretching and rebounding over time.
D-Stria is similar to collagen and elastin in that it improves skin’s elasticity and tightness, but it also helps reduce the appearance of discoloured skin.
Zea Mays (Corn) Kernel Extract
Zea Mays (Corn) Kernel Extract is designed to heal wounded skin by stimulating the production of fibronectin; an essential component in tissue repair.
Of the active TriLASTIN ingredients listed above, it should be noted that not all of these ingredients are easily absorbed by the body.
In fact, topical forms of collagen and its structural counterparts have been found to be very difficult to penetrate your skin. This is because collagens particulars are too big to pass through the outer layer of skin. It could be for this reason that they couple the cream with the accelerator.
TriLASTIN SR Side Effects
Their non-prescription, hypoallergenic formula is not recommended for breastfeeding or pregnant women, however there have been no reported TriLASTIN side effects when used otherwise.
We also wanted to talk about two ingredients in particular; phenoxyethanol and chlorphenesin.
Both of these ingredients come with warnings from the FDA because they can depress the central nervous system. They have also been found to cause vomiting and diarrhea.
How Does TriLASTIN SR Work?
So how does TriLASTIN work if some of its key ingredients aren’t easily absorbed into your skin?
Well, that’s a good question.
While many of the ingredients in TriLASTIN could be super beneficial to your skin in general if they were absorbed, the main goal of this stretch mark removal cream is to target the outermost layer of skin.
It is on the epidermal (outer most layer of skin) that TriLASTIN works to reduce the dark colouration of stretch marks and heal the skin for a smoother complexion. Ideally this cream would thicken and strengthen your outer layer of skin making it easier to prevent stretch marks and heal current ones.
How to Use TriLASTIN SR
Using this stretch mark treatment is simply, but it will require several weeks to see results. For best results you will need to apply the accelerator then the cream twice daily. Once in the morning and again in the evening.
Before applying your serum and cream, make sure to wash and dry the skin where you intend to treat. Rub in both products (separately, in case there was any confusion!) until each one has been absorbed into your skin.
The Hydro Thermal Accelerator is super lightweight and goes on smooth. It will leave your skin feeling ultra soft, like velvet.
The cream is much thicker and richer, but it won’t leave you feeling sticky after application. Considering some of its ingredients are not easily absorbed, I found this cream soaked into my skin quite nicely. The scent was also not overwhelming, which is always a nice perk.
When used as recommended, a tube of TriLASTIN SR will last between 4-6 weeks.
TriLASTIN SR Before and After Pictures
A preview of some of the results you could experience by using TriLASTIN SR stretch mark cream. Check out these TriLASTIN before and after pictures of real customers.
TriLASTIN SR Reviews
It’s never really enough to read just one person's review. We want to share a few other TriLASTIN reviews, so you can get a better understanding of what this product can and cannot do, to determine if it is the best stretch mark cream for you.
“This cream wasn’t in my budget but I figured if it didn’t work I’ll send it back since it’s money back guaranteed. I only used it on my breasts where I had stretch marks from sudden weight loss. I’m extremely satisfied with my purchase and I highly recommend it. Just use it twice a day with the accelerator cream and I’m confident you will see major results in 3-4 weeks.” – Anna
“I started using this product after the birth of my son. I developed stretch marks all over my stomach. After my son was born, they were still there and they were very dark and visible. A few months after my son was born was when I discovered TriLASTIN-SR. I started really noticing a difference after a month of using this product. My dark and visible stretch marks became just faint white marks on my skin. I continue to faithfully use this product because everything I had used prior did not work for me. I am extremely pleased with this product.” – Alba
“Okay so my stretch marks are BAD. I have them all over my stomach, and on the tops sides and back of my thighs, and on the sides of my waste. I ordered TriLASTIN without much hope it would work. I've used for two months now, once per day not twice like it says to conserve product. My sagging skin on my stomach has noticeably diminished. Not completely, but it definitely has made a difference. All my stretch marks were already white, so I can't tell if the product has faded them at all. However they do seem less deep then before. None have gone away completely though. I am determined to keep using this product over the next few months to see continued improvement.” – Katlyn
Our biggest takeaways from these reviews are threefold. Firstly, it is effective at firming the skin, but may not completely get rid of stretch marks or discoloration.
Secondly, this cream takes time for results to kick in. It is not an overnight solution and can take anywhere from weeks to months, even years to really eliminate dark stretch marks.
Finally, it is expensive. It is an investment in both your time and money, making it something you must consider before buying.
Where to Buy TriLASTIN SR
Speaking of money, how much does it cost and where can you buy TriLASTIN SR?
Whens old on its own TriLASTIN SR Maximum Strength Stretch Mark Cream typically retails for $79USD. The Hydro-Thermal Accelerator goes for $19USD.
You can purchase one tube of each product as a combo pack but it will not save you money unless you opt for their autoship subscription. With this option you will save 15%, but they will ship you new tubes every two weeks.
For a product that is meant to last anywhere between 4-6 weeks, this seems a little too frequent.
If you are willing to invest in more than just one tube then there are several deals and discounts available. Please refer to their website for all current promotions.
The best place to buy TriLASTIN online is through their official website, www.trilastin.com. Here you will get to take advantage of their 100% Money Back Guarantee as well as their 90 Day Guarantee.
If you are unsatisfied with your results within 90 days of buying TriLASTIN cream, then simply return the remaining cream by mail and you will receive a full refund, less the shipping fee.
When you buy from their official website you can also receive free shipping in the US for orders over $45 as well as take advantage of periodic sales.
If you don’t live in the United States, fret not. TriLASTIN ships internationally to 130 countries worldwide.