*Winner of The 2020 Beauty Shortlist Mama & Baby Award for Editor’s Choice for Stretch Mark Oil*
This Anti Stretch Mark Oil is a 100% plant-based blend of jojoba, rosehip seed, oat lipids and sea buckthorn oils to help firm up loose skin, improve elasticity and reduce the appearance of stretch marks during and after pregnancy.
How our Anti Stretch Mark Oil works:
Jojoba oil is very similar to human sebum. This allows our skin to absorb its naturally present minerals and vitamins A & E. It deeply penetrates to soothe and soften skin while providing an excellent moisturizing effect, while being very gentle to use during pregnancy as well as those with sensitive skin.
This Ecocert certified organic oat oil won the 2015 BSB Innovation award in the category ‘most functional product’. It is a superior, rich, natural oat oil with a unique lipid profile that balances the skin’s oil levels.
Moisture regulating ceramides present in this oil form a protective, waterproof layer that prevents moisture loss. Ceramide level decreases as your belly expands, leading to dryness, itchiness and stretch marks. The high concentrations of vitamin E and linoleic acid in oat oil counteracts this process externally by restoring the skin’s moisture and ceramide balance. It soothes itchiness and helps minimizes stretch marks. It is hypoallergenic and gluten-free.
Sea Buckthorn Extract
Sometimes referred to as the holy fruit of the Himalayas, sea buckthorn offers a multitude of benefits for your skin.
Sea Buckthorn Oil is rich in Vitamin E which deeply hydrates and plumps, helping the skin to maintain optimum moisture. Its host of vitamins and carotenoids also makes Sea Buckthorn Oil a protective and preventative ingredient, especially when your tummy is going to get stretched out over a course of 9 months. Protecting the skin against free radicals, sea buckthorn work to prevent stretch marks from forming.
Rosehip Seed Extract
Used by ancient Egyptians, Mayans, and Native Americans for its general skin healing properties, Rosehip Seed Oil remains just as popular today as it was centuries ago. Containing beta-carotene and retinoic acid, this versatile oil keeps skin soft and supple, while reducing the appearance of blemishes and scars caused by over-stretching.
Massage stretch mark oil on your belly twice a day. It is recommended to begin using anti-stretch mark oil in your first trimester before your belly starts to expand.
Simmondsia Chinensis (Jojoba) Seed Oil, Avena sativa (Oat) Kernel Oil, Rosa Canina (Rose hip) seed extract, Hippophae Rhamnoides (Sea Buckthorn) Fruit extract
A for Apothecary‘s mission is to make products that mothers can trust, by using clean ingredients and being honest with what they put into their skincare. Each jar overflows of 100% pure love, harvested from mother nature.
The founder of A for Apothecary has always been battling sensitive, eczema prone skin for herself and her children. In the search for a natural non-toxic cream, she discovered that labels with words like ‘organic’ or ‘natural’ are often misleading. An in-depth look at the ingredients list and you can find chemicals lurking in there that causes skin sensitivity or that in entering our blood steam, could potentially disrupt hormones or cause cancer in the long run. It was frustrating to find a natural, honest and affordable skincare for both adults and children.
A For Apothecary was thus created as a brand that focuses on effective, clean formulations meant for sensitive skin. They use only ingredients that work in synergy with a clean lifestyle & diet for healthy glowing skin.
- Zero mineral oil
- Zero preservatives
- Steroid free
- Safe for newborns
A for Apothecary
7 ingredient commitment
Clean formulations with not more than 7 ingredients in each product
Sustainably & ethically sourced from farm to bottle
Certified organic ingredients
Cruelty-free – NO animal testing
Free from 26 skincare allergens listed in the EU Cosmetic Regulation