Currently I am on my third trimester of pregnancy. Yes, I am expecting my second baby and it is truely a blessing to become mother, isn't it ? So dry skin, itching on belly area is very common during pregnancy and our body and skin go through lots of changes. Skin near belly area, breast, thigh area become itchy and got stretch marks and the months passed.
So we definitely need something to relax or sooth down our skin of that particular areas and again to avoid stretch marks. So it is advisable to apply a good body oil or heavily moisturised body butter after entering the second trimester. I will must say, to consult your doctor before applying anything but I am writing this on my personal experience.
Well, currently I am using the Mamaearth essential body oil since I entered into my second trimester which is around 4 months back. Yes, I am using this since nearly 4 months now and the bottle is almost over now while I am writing this review. Should I buy another one or should I jump to any other product. . Find out the answer in the below lines.. So let's start the review..
Price - Rs499/- for 100ml.
Shelf Life - 2years from mfg.
Available on Amazon, nykaa
Ingredients - Almond oil, Olive oil, Mulberry Extract, Sea Buckthorn Oil, Jojoba Oil, Pracaxi Oil Complex, Rose Heep Seed Oil, Argan Oil, Green Tea Oil, Lavender Oil, Geranium Oil, Vitamin E .
Phthalate free, Mineral oil free, Paraben free, SLS free.
Direction of use - Start applying from the second trimester to the stretch marks prone areas such as abdomen, lower back, hips and thighs. Apply on affected areas or skin twice daily in a circular motion.
The MamaEarth essential body oil comes in a white bottle with a pump dispenser and two protecting caps over it. The pump packaging makes it very convenient to use. The two caps makes it more travel-friendly without any fear of leakage or spillage . The pump dispenses right quantity oil in each pump which is again good. All information regarding the product is on the bottle itself. Overall I like the packaging.
My Experience -
I am using this body oil since nearly 4months now . Earlier I have never used any body oil and I was thinking like it will stain my cloths, I will feel sticky ,etc . But nothing happened like this. The oil is so light weight and absorbs into my thirsty skin quickly with a bit of massage. It doesn't feel sticky or greasy on skin. I need 3-4 pumps for my belly and back area, 2 pumps for my breast area and 2 pumps for thigh and lower abdomen area.
I do apply this body oil everyday after my shower and even sometimes in between the day if I feel the dryness. It moisturises my skin properly during this winter too. Luckily I don't feel any kind of dryness and itchiness on my skin (specially on tummy skin).
I can't say anything on controlling stretch marks because I have quite lot stretch marks from my first pregnancy only and these are still there.. To be very honest I am not applying this to remove my stretch marks or to control the upcoming stretch marks because I love my tummy stretch marks. It makes me feel proud that I am a mother. So my main moto was to control the dry feeling and itchiness on skin on which the body oil works great.
The oil is of dark yellowish colour and smells like herbal kind. Look at the ingredients, it is blend of some many awesome oils like almond oil, argan oil, rose hip oil, etc. All these oil are really good for skin and beneficial too . It is phthalate free, paraben free and other harsh chemicals free which is very much amazing.
Rating - 4.9/5 😊
I will suggest to everyone to use this, whether you are pregnant or not. It is best for skin. I will definitely gonna buy another bottle for me and will continue using this even after my delivery.
Hope you liked this review and found it helpful. See you in another exciting post, till then stay hooked. .