A day after we felt overflowing joy and excitement from the news that we are pregnant, the typical me felt panic. Not just panic on how I'm supposed to raise a child (more about that panic here), but also the panic on how my body will change in the weeks to come. I immediately went to see myself in a full-length mirror. The horror of seeing my current stretch marks and sagging skin left me speechless. I will have more of these once I get bigger! As if I need more of those!

So the first thing a beauty blogger does, is scan through her library of beauty products accumulated through time. They say it's yet too early to be putting anything on, but I won't take any chances. I will rid of these marks and tighten my skin with my best efforts so when I start to expand, I at least get to correct previous mistakes from abrupt weight gain and loss.

Luckily, sitting on my shelf are two products from the Chilli Bomb line-up of Cathy Doll. I received these bodycare tubes in a press kit from the grand launch of Cathy Doll in the Philippines just this year.

I excitedly opened them and applied them on my just showered skin, especially on those thighs that lacked strengthening for the past months.

Cathy Doll Chilli Bomb Anti-stretch Mark Intense Cream

This stretch marks removal cream promises to promote smoother skin and resolve stretch marks skin problems. It corrects the skin's elasticity especially around the buttocks, hips, thighs and upper arms with the power of rosemary, a powerful antioxidant that helps restore skin vitality. The enriched extract of centella asiatica helps prevent wrinkles and stretch marks and reduces the appearance of dark spots and scars. It also contains cucumber extract and aloe vera that help hydrates and soothe yourskin glowing and soft.

Two minutes after massaging this onto my skin, I felt my thighs and hips heat up. It gave a feeling that this cream actually works! Upon first application, skin felt smoother. 

Cathy Doll Chilli Bomb Firming Legs And Arms Essence

This essence was said to breakdown cellulite, tightening the legs and arms. With rich extract from chilli and witchhazel extract that stimulate the breakdown of fat under the skin and orange peel that keeps skin smooth, results can be felt and seen in a few days. L-carnitine shapes up, slims and firms the skin.

Upon application of this gel essence, the tiny beads instantly melted onto the skin. It was instantly absorbed though no immediate result was noticed.

A MONTH AFTER using these two, I'm glad to say that my stretch marks have lightened and lessened, and my legs and arms firmer! I went back to strength training so that helped too but I'm quite sure these two contributed to the improvement. 

I'd definitely use these combo until the end of my term, with maybe some oil to make sure I won't add irreversible damage to my skin. 

Cathy Doll is available at Watsons, The SM Store SM Makati and SM Aura and Robinsons Department Stores nationwide. For updates, like them on Facebook and follow them on Instagram: @CathyDollPhils