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Best maternity brand or product: Stretch mark mass...

Best maternity brand or product: Stretch mark massage oil by Weleda


Made with nourishing plant oils and an organic extract of natural anti-inflammatory arnica, this fine, top quality oil soaks in fast, to comfort skin as it stretches to accommodate a growing bump. This beautiful oil is free from mineral oils, synthetic ingredients or artificial additives, of any kind, including parabens. It has been specially formulated, and dermatologically tested, for sensitive skin during pregnancy, and is suitable for vegans. The very delicate fragrance will appeal even to super sensitive noses during pregnancy, and comes from carefully selected essential oils which also provide therapeutic benefits: geranium to relax and energise, soothing lavender (valued for its skin-healing properties and to ease minor aches), and warming orange as a pick-me-up when feeling over tired. This oil soaks in fast, leaving an attractive sheen but no stickiness. The ergonomically-designed, recyclable bottle has sure-grip sides so it is easy to use with oily hands. The sustainable glass bottle is made from recycled glass. A great way for mums to nurture themselves, celebrate their changing shape, and bond with their bump.

Weleda’s mother and baby range is one of the most comprehensive ranges on the market – the products have been developed with the help of midwives and parents, over generations, and are truly tried and trusted. The products are proven effective, and made from the finest natural ingredients which Weleda either grow themselves or source from long-term fair trade farming partnerships. The brand’s environmental credentials ensure that the products are as eco-friendly as they are skin-friendly, and the natural fragrances and nourishing oils provide a truly holistic plant-powered pampering for skin and senses. All ingredients in this NATRUE-certified natural oil, are sustainably sourced, and all supply chains are certified by the Union for Ethical Bio Trade.