Wednesday, October 22, 2014
Bella Joi Stretch Mark Cream & Giveaway
Through out my pregnancy with my son, I occasionally used cocoa butter. I had not gotten really big so I figured, hey I should be fine. I mean I went past the third trimester and had not one stretch mark! I was going to be one of the lucky ones! Once I hit about 35-36 weeks, I was oh, so WRONG WRONG WRONG!!!
I woke up one morning and it was like an EXPLOSION of tiger stripes! I mean, I was not extremely upset. I have old stretch marks from when I was very overweight in High School. I was just sad I added more to my collection.
20 months after I gained my tiger stripes from my son, my old ones are made longer and I gained NEW ones from my daughter! I even used cocoa butter more often this time around!!!
Just thinking, stretch marks are quite interesting. They act like scars, they first are angry and red looking. They then take time to calm down and turn into that silvery color that is barely noticeable. I have come to realize like scars, stretch marks can pop up pretty much anywhere. I have old ones on my breasts, my "love handles" haha, I found some in my pubic hair region and even one in my butt crack! I practically busted out laughing the day I found that!!! I had to have my fiance look and tell me what the heck I was feeling. His response was "uhh it looks like a stretch mark... how the heck did that get there??!?." I was about on the floor laughing!!! With my daughter I got this random X looking stretch mark over my belly button, so strange!
Any-who! I was very happy to be given the opportunity to try out Bella Joi's stretch mark cream.
What makes Bella Joi Stretch Mark Cream so special?
* Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride - moisturizes the skin without giving it a greasy feel
* Aloe - a powerful antioxidant with anti-inflammatory properties
* Shea Butter - an amazing antioxidant that quickly improves dry, damaged skin
* Olive Oil - since ancient times has been noted for its incredible benefits, contains the essential fatty acids that dry skin needs
* Cocoa Butter - helps improve skin elasticity and promote healthy collagen production
* Jojoba Oil - helps the skin heal from damage
* Mango Butter - rich with anti-inflammatory properties
* Rose Hip Seed Oil - helps reduce the redness around stretch marks and make them less visible
I was extremely happy to get this in the mail. My poor skin has been screaming for a product like this! I really like the simple design of the container. Dont get me wrong, I like seeing intriquite packaging, but in some instances a quality product speaks for itself.
I have been using this product for about 2-3 weeks. I honestly lost track on exactly how long. Using this product as become a part of my daily routine, its pretty much second nature to me. I wake up in the morning and I put a small amount on my stomach, where my stretch marks are and I do the same at night before I go to bed.
I love this cream! I like how it does not leave my skin feeling greasy and a little bit goes a LONG way! This tube is going to last me quite a while! I also love the smell of it! I mean with ingredients like Mango butter, Cocoa butter, and Aloe, I do not see why anyone would not like the smell! (though there may be some out there that don't like the smell, to each their own is what I always say!)
I would had sworn I had a before picture, but for the life of me I cannot find it. Below is my most current photo of my stretch marks.
I can already tell that my large tiger stripes are starting to become less red and angry looking. The oddball stretch mark above my belly button from my daughter (born May 30, 2014) is almost completely gone!
I highly recommend this product for pregnant moms and for mommies like me who are trying to aid the healing process of their stretch marks!
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Enter here for a chance to WIN Bella Joi Stretch Mark Cream!
Bella Joi Strech mark Cream
I received one or more of the products mentioned above for free using Tomoson.com. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers.