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Seems to have worked well
on 3 July 2017
I'm currently 38 weeks pregnant. I have been using Bio Oil since week 26. My review is only based on this period, so I'm not sure what difference it will make after birth, but I am happy with the results during pregnancy.
I'd originally started my 2nd trimester using a rival stretch mark product, but based on the good reviews and good price via subscribe and save, I thought I would give it a go.
I am prone to stretch marks. I have marks across my back from weight gain during puberty which are still very visible. So I had expected that I would end up with stretch marks across my stomach during pregnancy.
I use the Bio Oil twice daily. Once before dressing, and once before bed. Personally I love the smell, as it reminds me of massage oils (and spas). I tend to put a good two or three squirts in my hand, rub my hands together and massage the oil across my stomach, hips and breasts. Any left over in my hands I apply to my face.
It rubs in really well and absorbs quite quickly. I've never felt sticky and it's not left any patches on clothing or bedding. My skin feels soft after it's been used and it leaves a nice smell. Using it like this, I've gotten through two thirds of the bottle in the past 12 weeks.
Since using, I have 4 stretch marks, each around 1.5 inches long on my stomach. However they are white and very faint. I had to look quite closely to see them. I've had no marks on my hips or breasts (and I have put quite a bit of weight on everywhere during this pregnancy). The results are difficult to gauge, in that it's hard to say whether the oil is working, whether my skin is just 'hydrated' enough or if this is my body's natural way of growing. However I am thrilled with the results however it's happened. With only two weeks to go, it looks like most of the damage has been avoided and the stretch marks that have appeared are barely noticeable (especially in comparison to the ones on my back). At no point have I had vivid red marks as tends to be typical with stretch marks.
It might be that the Bio Oil has done nothing, and I've just taken good care of my skin. However the Bio Oil is a varying factor from the marks on my back to the ones on my stomach, so I think it must have helped. With this in mind, if I have another pregnancy I will be using this from the start of the 2nd trimester right through until I have returned to my normal weight.