Back when I was pregnant, I was sent a few products from Mustela to try out, one of them being this stretch mark care oil and now that I've been trying it out for a while, I thought I'd let you know what I thought of it :)
The Mustela 9 month stretch mark care oil is made up from vegetable oils and natural active ingredients like lupeol (strengthens skin), pomegranate seed, musk rose and baobab oils (nourishes and improves elasticity), avocado oil (hydrates) and sunflower oil (nourishes). It comes in a bottle (105ml) with a spray dispenser.
The formula and spray dispenser actually confused me the first time I used it (sounds strange I know!) but the product is quite a thick oil, so I didn't expect it to spray very well, however it dispenses really well. It has a lovely warm and slightly sweet scent and absorbs into the skin really well (despite being an oil). It's very thick and leaves my skin feeling really soft and nourished.
During pregnancy I did have some stretch marks pop up around my belly button area and while this didn't really change how red they were, it certainly made my skin feel healthier. Had I used it earlier, it may have helped prevent them, or better yet, less red. Now, I've never had a baby before, so I couldn't tell you if stretch marks on the tummy change colour straight after birth or not, but what I can say is that my stretch marks have faded already, that happened within about a week of Squidge being born - whether that's normal, or down to the Mustela I don't know, but either way I'm happy!
It left my skin feeling soft, nourished and smelling lovely - so whether it helped my stretch marks or not, it did leave my skin feeling lovely.
If you're looking to pick this up to give it a try, they've launched in a range of independent pharmacies, and on a Google search I found them on Amazon too - this product was on there for £12.59. They also have a Facebook page recently launched if you'd like to check them out.
Would you recommend stretch mark creams? If so, which was your favourite?
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*This post contains a PR sample