Weleda Pregnancy Body Oil review

Our rating 
4.3 out of 5 star rating 4.3
User rating
£12.95 RRP
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In a nutshell

A quality product that really does improve the condition of your skin when used regularly. Made from 100% natural ingredients, it has a gorgeous scent and is rated by midwives.
Feel on skin
5.0 out of 5 rating 5.0
Ease of rubbing in
5.0 out of 5 rating 5.0
Effectiveness
4.0 out of 5 rating 4.0
Fragrance
5.0 out of 5 rating 5.0
Packaging
3.0 out of 5 rating 3.0
Worth the money
3.5 out of 5 rating 3.5
Pros: Easily absorbed, non-greasy, fresh energising smell, a little goes a long way
Cons: Dull packaging, comes out of the bottle too fast, not cheap
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With a celebrity endorsement and the thumbs up from midwives, Weleda Pregnancy Body Oil is a highly regarded product that may help keep stretchmarks at bay. Easily absorbed, with a fresh, energising scent, this is a great pampering product made from 100% natural ingredients.

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Stretchmarks are one of pregnancy’s unwelcome features. According to the NHS, nine out of 10 pregnant women are affected by these streak-like lines, which appear when the dermis (the middle layer) of the skin is stretched and broken, as a result of sudden growth.

Free from nasties, like detergent Sodium Larium Sulphate (SLS), Weleda Pregnancy Body Oil contains arnica, a natural anti-inflammatory; Geranium, a known skin-healer; refreshing orange; and sweet almond. Dermatologically tested on sensitive skin, it also contains natural oils to enrich and smooth your changing bump.

Voted a ‘must-have’ in the TIPS awards 2010-2011 (an independent midwife led product test), the oil is designed for use during and after pregnancy.

And although there’s no proven way to prevent or get rid of stretch marks, by applying this oil regularly, in a figure of eight motion to the thighs, tummy and bum, Weleda claims that you can help ‘avoid them’.

What we love

Weleda Pregnancy Body Oil has one of those smells that makes you to want to bathe in the stuff. One whiff and you feel instantly uplifted. What’s more, it’s non greasy and is absorbed almost instantly – with my second baby on the way I don’t have time to stand around in my knickers drying off like an oily whale!

I’ve been fortunate, in both my pregnancies, to avoid stretchmarks but nevertheless my skin does feel taught and dry. Using the oil consistently for a week made a noticeable difference to the moisture content and smoothness of my skin, particularly around my expanding thighs.

Weleda Pregnancy Body Oil is dermatologically tested and not tested on animals.

What to watch out for

It’s hard to criticise this product. At £12.95 for 100ml it may seem like an extravagant purchase for some mums-to-be, though a little does go a long way though.

If your purchases are based on how pretty the packaging is, then you might over look this one.  But with a product this good, who needs fluff and fuss?

The oil does come out of the bottle rather fast, so the message is, be careful!

Who is Weleda Pregnancy Body Oil best for?

Mums-to-be who want a high-quality product that does what it says on the tin.

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MadeForMums verdict

Weleda Pregnancy Body Oil is will leave your stretching skin looking and feeling, smooth and moisturised. Non-greasy and instantly absorbed, it’s a simple, yet lovely product that impresses and delivers. It won’t win any prizes for the packaging though.

Product Specifications

Product

Brand Weleda
Model Pregnancy Body Oil
Price £12.95

Features

Made from Sweet Almond Oil, contains arnica, (a natural anti-inflammatory), contains Geranium (a known skin-healer) and orange
Features
  • Paraben-free, SLS-free, contains 100% natural mineral oils
  • Not tested on animals
  • Endorsed by TIPS (midwife-led independent testers)
  • Improves structure of skin, developed alongside doctors and midwives