“ Manufacturer: Asda / Type: Stretch Mark Oil „
Best body oil available! No paraffinum! only natural oils!! absolutely love this oil, not only when Im pregnant! My mothers uses it on her neck and cleavage - her skin looks much healthier and younger! Absolutely fantastic product ladies!!!
After finding out i was pregnant, i looked into ways too prevent stretch marks almost immediatley as my skin started to become itchy and dry,
I was doing my shopping in Asda when i came across the Little Angels range and noticed it was cheap with items being on offer at 2 for £2, i grabbed this straight away as i was willing to try anything.
It is in a small bottle with is perfect for popping into your handbag and doesnt weigh alot!
With this oil you are suppose too massage it in circles onto the area where stretch marks are appearing or where you feel the need to (NOTE: you only need a small amount!)
The oil itself smells good and goes onto your belly nicely, but i found that it left my body all greasy feeling & my partner thought the same as i regulary got him to massage it onto me. I used this for around 4 weeks and havnt found any difference difference what so ever! :(
Overall i wouldnt recommend this product to helping get rid/stop stretch marks.
I lost quite a lot of weight over about two years, this has left me with some lovely (not) stretch marks across the back of my thighs and on my hips. I didnt want to buy bio oil as it was very expensive for not a lot of product.
I found this in asda and it looked pretty much the same so I bought it for a few pounds, a fraction of the bio oil cost.
It is supposed to be for pregnant women but of course not just pregnant ladies have issues with stretch marks.
If you use a few drops on your palm, rub it straight into the area you want to improve and rub it in. It leaves a slight sheen to start with and I would recommend not getting dressed straight away in order for it to sink in. Its not that greasy and it doesnt leave a lasting grease so it wont go on your clothes.
The smell is quite faint and not a major selling point. I also use a moisturiser like cocoa butter which has a stronger smell. Rose hip and a bit of coconut but it doesnt last for long after application.
The bottle is quite small but it has lasted for ages. I apply most days when I remember and I have had the bottle for a few months at least and its not even half way down. If you are covering a larger area of stretch marks if you are pregnant I can imagine that you may get through the product quicker.
It is a fantastic product and I dont know why people bother buying bio oil at all now!
This is a review of Asda's Little Angels Maternity Stretch Mark Oil. Having tried a few products to help with the wonderful by-product of pregnancy: "the stretch mark" I am pleased to review one of the cheaper products I found on the market.
Price and size
I bought this product whilst on offer at 2 for £2 along with the cream from the range and quickly found it made my skin feel delightful. The bottle size is 100ml which lasts a long time and goes a long way.
The fragrance - rose hip oil and coconut oil is really nice, not too strong and absorbs quickly into the skin.
Why oil stretch marks?
On the subject of stretch marks, I really think if you're going to get them, no amount of rubbing oil or cream into your skin will stop them happening, but it is nice to caress your bump and think about the baby that's growing inside and I think it can help to lessen the damage, reduce the marks and speed up the skin's healing process. Unfortunately, I had a few already on my body from weight gain over the years (sigh) so I guess I'm prone to them anyway.
Access and container
Packaging- wise, the oil is in a screw top lid which can be difficult to negotiate when you're handling the product and trying to screw the lid on but it does keep it safe and contained when the lid is on properly. The label never went greasy and I didn't find the bottle sat in a greasy pool like I have with another expensive and well known stretch mark oil I've tried.
I don't think you can argue with the value of this product. It can also be used for massage if you get a sore back and I will continue to use it post partum to try and reduce the damage the stretch marks have made to my body.
Ok before I start with this review properly I feel the need to point out that I'm not pregnant, never have been and probably will never be! You may wonder why I bought a product meant for pregnant women though? Well when your pregnant the skin stretches of course to house the baby and although I'm not housing a baby I am trying to gain weight to be a perfect size 10 (as I have had an eating disorder).
Because of my weight going up and down over the years (I started a diet at 16 stone before being bulimic) I do have stretch marks, granted though over the years they have really faded well. Because I know I'm gaining weight though (which is what I want!) I'd like to use something to try stop the stretch marks getting as bad as I know that they can be!
So although this can be used on someone pregnant this is also suitable to be used like Bio Oil and the likes on anyone who may get stretch marks for any reason or who is prone to dry skin!
The oil comes in a see-through plastic cylinder shaped bottle that has a screw on/off white plastic lid to the top of it concealing a small hole. On the front of the label which is white, light blue and pink we are told in multicoloured lettering that it is Asda, Little Angels 'For Mum' Maternity Stretch Mark Oil 'Enriched with coconut oil and rosehip oil' and that it is a 100ml in size. On the back of the label other information listed includes being told a bit about the product and how to use it, ingredients are listed and contact details for Asda are given. It's a nice enough little bottle this one, bright and colourful and rather pretty and informative enough as it needs to be of course.
A Bit About The Product According To The Information Listed On The Back Of The Bottle:
Asda little angels for mum stretch mark oil helps to minimise the risk of stretch marks when used regularly. Contains coconut oil for rich moisturisation and rosehip oil to promote supple skin. This indulgent oil helps to boost skin elasticity, whilst leaving the skin soft.
Well on the bottle we are to massage this into skin prone to stretch marks at least twice a day and to massage it into the skin well.
The oil is transparent and rather thin and less is more when using this like when using any oily product of course as a little bit of it goes a very long way indeed!
This has a really, really faint smell to it and the smell is so little its indistinctive and only smelt if you sniff your hand after applying it and I mean even then you have to sniff really hard!
A couple of drops massages in with total ease and you can feel it hydrating the skin as you do so. It absorbs fast too, again if you don't use much. Use too much and you end up with slippery and slimy skin and I wouldn't advise you to use this method as it goes everywhere! With a little massaged into my problem areas I can dress quickly afterwards and forget I've applied it.
This is a perfect body oil for anyone who is not only worried about stretch marks and/or wants smooth and supple skin. It moisturises really well and is simple to apply and with no smell to it really so you can forget its been used once its dried in. Oil doesn't need to be greasy so its up to you to use it sparingly and with a mini £1.47 price tag this will last ages even with alot of applications.
I have found not only after using this for a few weeks a couple of days daily that my skin is smoother but that as I have been gaining weight my skin feels more supple where this has been used and I haven't got horrendous stretch marks either so all round I am pleased with this product immensely and think it's a really high quality product suitable for anyone to use and own!
Another product I purchased during my pregnancy was the little angels maternity stretch mark oil. As a previous user of bio oil and palmers body butter I wanted something to massage my bump when it was feeling tight and itchy.
I purchased this along with the cream and I absolutely love the fragrance which is from coconut oil and rosehip oil.
The oil retails at £1.47 for 100ml which when you compare with similar products out there for the mum to be or to reduce scarring this really is one of the cheapest products out there.
The oil is contained in a compact plastic container with a screw top lid, the oil is dispensed via a small hole to the top of the product and it does not over poor which is great as with some other competitor products the oil goes everywhere. It is decorated with the little angels packaging and a clear banner showing this product is for mum.
I used to find that using this product was best when lying on my back and I simply added a small amount to the centre of my bump and slowly massaged into the skin in a circular motion, which was very relaxing and very comforting.
In the latter stages of pregnancy my husband used this oil to massage my back when I suffered from severe back pain and I reguarly used this in the evenings to massage my ever expanding bump. Due to the consistency of this product it does double up as a massage oil and the fragrance is uplifting and I found it actually helped to relax me when I had a massage before going to bed.
As I used this product on and off during my pregnancy I cannot confirm if this product 100% helped prevent my stretch marks or whether it was down to my genes.
It is a lovely product to have and to take to hospital with you to massage with during labour. The oil is not too sticky and is easily absorbed into the skin and the smell does not overpower.
After application the skin is left feelins supple and moisturised.
A great bargain item that any mum to be would love during their pregnancy.