I’m not usually one to use body oils, but Elemis Japanese Camellia Oil intrigued me.
What they say:
For many centuries Camellia Oil from Japan has been used for the care of nails, hair, scalp and combination skin. Easily absorbed and rich in plant collagen, it is ideal for preventing stretch marks. Improves elasticity, supports and nourishes all skin conditions. Lightly textured. Provides high levels of hydration to a dry skin. Ideal to use as a body oil. Perfect for pregnancy massage. Helps prevent stretch marks and reduce the formation of scar tissue. Use on the cuticles to strengthen nails. Ideal for baby massage.
The Camillia Oil had no real scent to it, which was fine with me as it didn’t interfere with the scents of the other lotions I was wearing on the rest of my body. The oil is nice and thick, but doesn’t leave a greasy residue on your skin. It did on the palms of my hands, but it was super easy to wash right off.
I definitely noticed such a big difference in how my belly felt. As this is my 4th child, the stretch marks are already well pronounced. However, they are so itchy and as this little boy continues to grow, they continue to stretch. The Japanese Camillia Oil was so moisturizing and took away all of that itchiness associated with stretch marks.
I know that Camillia Oil is also fabulous for your cuticles and hair, although I haven’t personally tried it (my hair is fickle when it comes to putting oil in my hair).
Have you tried it?