Originally Posted by michaelasmommy
Working on baby #4 with NO stretchmarks!
: I think it mostly has to do with heredity, but I swear by cocoa butter myself. It does take a while for the skin to tighten back up, though.
Cocoa butter will make your skin softer and will heal stretch marks that are already there faster, but it will not prevent stretch marks. You're right, it's all hereditary. There is NO cream, lotion, potion, vitamin, or supplement that will prevent stretch marks. Anyone who says there is probably is the lucky type who wouldn't have gotten stretch marks anyway. I suppose anything's possible, but I'm going by the scientific studies, as well as my own experience (I used to slather myself daily with vitamin e oil and coco butter and got stretch marks anyway).