Tuesday 3 July 2012

Weleda Stretch Mark Massage Oil Review

During pregnancy as your baby grows and your bump expands your skin is stretched to accommodate the ever growing bump that holds your precious baby.  For many women during pregnancy as their skin is stretched stretch marks are formed.  Even though stretch marks can form on other people other than pregnant women, i.e. people who put on or lose weight and teenagers going through puberty, the hormonal changes that occur during pregnancy affects your skin and can make it more likely that stretch marks appear.  Before getting pregnant I already had a host of stretch marks adorning my body from puberty and as my pregnancy progressed I noticed that I got a few more to add to my collection and they were a lot more visible than my old ones which are very faint.  Whilst pregnant I never bought a cream or oil for my stretch marks.  Following my review of the Weleda Baby Tummy Oil, Weleda offered one of their oils for my pregnant friend to try.  I was keen to see how effective it was and to see if it would be worth me using when I am pregnant again.

The Weleda Stretch Mark Massage Oil according to Weleda helps prevent pregnancy stretch marks and “has been developed in conjunction with doctors and midwives to provide comfort and skin care for mum before, during and after pregnancy”.  According to Weleda the oil is a “pure, natural formula that nourishes and helps visibly smooth the skin” and the “base of sweet almond oil works gently delivering intensely moisturizing essential fatty acids that keep your skin supple and protected from drying”.  Weleda says that “nourishing wheat germ oil conditions and refines your skin’s texture and a high quantity of vitamins A, D and E.  Regular use visibly helps to correct the appearance of stretch marks on your pregnant belly; your thighs, bottom and breasts; and helps prevent the appearance of new ones”.  The gentle oil can be used 2 to 3 times daily from the beginning of pregnancy until the end of the breastfeeding period and “through regular massage, this oil formulated with gentle Almond oil and extract from organic Arnica helps prevent the appearance of pregnancy stretch marks by improving skin’s elasticity and tightness”.

My friend Miss B (who previously tested the Lillipops Iced Soothies for my review) offered to try the Weleda Stretch Mark Massage Oil for this review.  Miss B is currently 32 weeks pregnant, since being pregnant and her bump growing she has developed a few stretch marks.  She has been using this oil for a few weeks now and has been religiously massaging it gently on her bump, thighs and breasts morning and night.

The oil comes in a green glass bottle with a light pink/peach label; the bottle has a screw cap with an internal dropper which is great as it prevents pouring out too much oil.  The oil blend contains jojoba oil which gives the oil a light, subtle beautiful scent which is not overpowering.  The oil has a silky consistency and even though the oil is quite runny it absorbs quickly into the skin leaving your skin feeling smooth. 

Since using the oil Miss B has noticed that the stretch marks she previously had now look less noticeable and are now very faint, light stretch marks.  Whilst using the oil she has had no new stretch marks but we are both unsure that the oil will 100% prevent any new stretch marks from forming but from Miss B’s use of the oil we both think that any new stretch marks will remain faint and not obvious if this oil is used regularly.

She has found that indulging herself with a soothing massage has been very relaxing especially when her partner gives her the gentle, relaxing massage.  The oil has left her skin smooth and looking healthy with the nutrient rich oil providing intensive hydration and nourishment with the arnica flower extract easing the tightness from her ever expanding bump as her skin stretches as her bump grows. 

Miss B would recommend this oil; it is great for lessening the appearance of stretch marks and nourishing your skin leaving it smooth and healthy.  She thinks that using the oil regularly is great as it means that you get a little relaxing massage.  We both think it brilliant that the oil is nutrient rich and that arnica has natural anti-inflammatory properties.  When I am pregnant again I will definitely use this oil.

The Weleda Stretch Mark Massage Oil can be purchased on Weleda’s online shop for £15.95 for a 100ml bottle.  As well as making products for mums and mums to be Weleda also make a range of baby products.  To keep up–to-date with Weleda’s news and products join them on the Weleda UK and Weleda Baby facebook page and follow them their @WeledaUK twitter account.

* Weleda UK kindly sent us this oil to review for free, despite this I have written an honest review that contains my own words and opinions and those of my tester friend Miss B apart from where stated *


  1. I used Palmers cocoa butter throughout my pregnancy and for a long while after and I found that did the trick for me. I have to be careful what I use on my skin though due to eczema. x

  2. I used Bio Oil which was very nice. Worked to some degree. I love Weleda products though.

  3. I used Bio Oil which was very good

  4. Weleda: I had heard about this product number of times. And last month finally I had purchased it. I was using it from last 25 days and want to tell you that it is best of the best product to treat old pregnancy stretch marks. But with this product I am also using some home remedies treatment as shared in this article. http://www.findhomeremedy.com/home-remedies-for-stretch-marks/
    Which really helps me to lighten old stretch marks. I recommend everyone that uses this oil with above shared home remedies. You will surely gain your old clean skin. Thank you admin for sharing this useful product and its review with us.

  5. Thanks for your review. I am going to try this product.