For 60 years, Expanscience Laboratories has been present in European maternity wards. In collaboration with healthcare professionals, Expanscience Laboratories has developed Mustela® 9 Months the first complete line of skincare products created to address changes in the skin during pregnancy and post-partum that draws upon the unique combination of 3 specific active ingredients:
1. Elastoregulator®, a natural active ingredient enabling the skin to adapt to tissue stretching by strengthening its elasticity. It directly activates the production of the skin's support proteins.
2. Lupeol, a plant extract, stimulates biosynthesis and ensures that the collagen, naturally produced by the skin, is of good quality.
3. Avocado Peptides relieve feelings of tightness and stimulate the production of epidermal lipids to improve skin comfort.
Stretch marks are a major concern of pregnant women: they are indeed one of the most common consequences of pregnancy. They take the form of reddish-purple ridges, which develop into a pearly-white color. They are the result of the rupture of collagen and elastin fibers that ensure the support and elasticity of the skin. During pregnancy, and under the influence of hormonal changes, these fibers are replaced by new, thinner and disorganized ones. This tissue distension generates visible scars on the skin's surface which correspond to stretch marks.
Other factors also increase the onset of stretch marks: weight gain, heredity, the young age of the mother, her weight before pregnancy and the quality of her collagen. On the other hand, the volume of her abdomen or the number of prior pregnancies does not affect their onset.