Johnson’s Body Care Pure Tissue Oil, R64
What they say: This soybean enriched oil reduces the appearance of scarring and stretch marks, as well as improves skin hydration, firmness and elasticity. Produces visible results within 6 weeks.
What I say: Let’s be honest, any tissue oil is a good idea during pregnancy, but this one is one of my favourites (the other being Bio-Oil – a post on which is coming in the next few weeks).
This formula doesn’t have a particular scent, in that it smells of something (I can’t place), but not very much, and it soon dissipates after application. It’s quite a liquid consistency, so a little goes a long way.
What I enjoy most about it is how quickly it absorbs into the skin. Nobody wants to be standing around waiting for oil to absorb in the middle of winter! And of course the fact that it works – I’ve only got just over 7 weeks to go, and I’ve yet to see a stretch mark. Now, yes, this could be down to genetics (my mum has ridiculously good skin for her age, and I’ve never seen a stretch mark on her), but I do think that some of it has to be down to the oils. The fact that I’ve been pathological with the application (twice a day, every single day from 3 months) probably plays a part, too.
So whether you’re busy growing a human, or just want to look after your skin and keep it supple, I can highly recommend giving tissue oils a try.