I was given my “tiger stripes” with my first pregnancy and then received a few more with my second. I think by the time I was pregnant with my third (and now my fourth) baby, my stomach just didn’t have any more room for stretch marks. I’ve seen all the quotes and photos about how we, mamas should be proud of our “tiger stripes” and don’t get me wrong I am but let’s face it, they aren’t very pretty and I think it goes without saying that we’d all rather not have them if given the choice.
That’s where Avishi Organics
comes in. Avishi Organics makes an I
ntensive Repair Oil that is good for not only preventing stretch marks but also minimizes the appearance of existing stretch marks.
Now if you are like me then you know there are hundreds of stretch mark oils and creams all promising miracles but most of them do not work. When I was contacted by Avishi Organics to try out their oil, I was skeptical to say the least. Yeah, I could see it maybe preventing stretch marks but minimizing my massive amount of tiger stripes, no way! However, curiosity got the best of me and I decided to give it a try.
It’s recommended that you use the oil twice a day and that you will see improvement within 8-12 weeks. I have not been very faithful and I’m lucky if I use it once a day and maybe 4 times a week. However, I have noticed a difference! I was in shock. I really did not think I’d be able to see any change but even my husband thinks the stretch marks have disappeared a bit. Now I will say that my tummy is definitely not bikini ready but I also could be a lot better at using the oil. However, I am perfectly happy with just having my stretch marks be less noticeable, that’s an improvement that I never thought I’d see!
Something I am truly happy about Avishi Organics is their ingredients. Normally you’d find all sorts of nasty ingredients in a product like this, not so with Avishi!
Here’s the ingredient list:
Rosehip Seed Oil and Helichrysum Italicum Essential oil help improve skin elasticity, regenerate skin cells and reduce scarring
Seabuckthorn Oil restores damaged skin with high concentrations of vitamins A, C and E, carotenoids, flavonoids and essential fatty acids
Tamanu Oil soothes the skin, and helps relieve irritations and inflammation
Borage seed oil, one of the richest known sources of Gamma Linolenic Acid (an essential fatty acid) restores moisture and smoothness, and helps accelerate the healing process
Gotu Kola, an ancient chinese and ayurvedic remedy to rejuvenate and nurture skin and its underlying connective tissues, helps rejuvenate and strengthen skin tissues
Macadamia Nut Oil, a rich source of palmitoleic acid, is a strong anti-oxidant and protects the skin just like human sebum does, also allowing it to deeply-penetrate and hydrate skin
All Ingredients: Aloe barbadensis (Organic Aloe) Oil, Rosa mosqueta (Rosehip) Seed Oil, Calendula officinalis (Organic Calendula) infused in Olea europaea (Organic Olive) Oil, Macadamia integrifolia (Macadamia Nut) Oil, Tocopherol (Vitamin E), Borago officinalis (Borage) Oil, Centella asiantica (Organic Gotu Kola Leaf) infused in Olea europaea (Organic Olive) Oil, Caulophyllum inophyllum (Tamanu) Foraha Oil, Lavandula angustifolia (Bulgarian Lavender) Essential Oil, Hippophae Rhamnoides (Sea Buckthorn) Oil, Helichrysum itallicum (Helichrysum) Essential Oil, Rosmarinus officnalis (Rosemary) Oleoresin, Azadirachta indica (Neem) Oil.
Not an unnatural ingredient to be found!
If you are a pregnant mama or perhaps you’ve already earned your tiger stripes then you’ll want to check Avishi out!
Avishi Organics has offered to let one of you win a bottle of Intensive Repair Oil for yourself! Make sure to enter the giveaway, which starts November 4th 2012!
Disclaimer: I was given a complimentary bottle of Intensive Repair Oil for the purpose of facilitating my review. All opinions expressed were not influenced by the company and are 100% my own.