A product we’ve heard a lot about is the Erbaviva Stretch Mark Oil, so we figured we’d have a look and see whether or not this oil is the real deal.
Having gone through dozens of Erbaviva reviews from happy and unhappy customers alike, we’ve come up with the ultimate, unbiased Erbaviva review.
What Exactly Is It? And What’s Inside?
In all our reviews, we take great care to study the ingredient list, since we believe it can say a lot about a product’s efficiency.
We love that it is free of parabens, sulfates, and artificial fragrances, as these can be damaging to the skin, not to mention particularly dangerous for pregnant women.
- Organic Wheat Germ Oil – Well-known as a soother for itchy, dry skin wheat germ oil penetrates the skin quickly and efficiently, without leaving a greasy feeling. It is a powerful vitamin source (such as vitamin E, B6, and Folic Acid – critical in pregnancy) and deeply hydrates the skin from the inside out.
- Carrot Seed Oil – This is famous for its’ anti-inflammatory properties and works wonders as an antioxidant, meaning it keeps the skin calm and clean. It is also commonly accepted as an anti-aging ingredient because it can boost the skin’s natural collagen and elastin content.
- Sweet Almond Oil – Works to keep the skin cells both clean, as well as soft. It can serve as a protector against the UV rays emitted from the sun (which can further dry out the skin) and helps your skin retain moisture, making it more elastic.
- Sunflower Oil -A great source of vitamin E, which is much lauded for its’ ability to soothe and hydrate the skin. It is also well known for the fact that it can combat redness and other skin issues, such as acne and itchiness. Overall, an excellent ingredient for pregnancy.
What can we say? We like what we see in the ingredient list of this anti-stretch mark oil. Oh, and it also contains Lavender Oil, for all you lavender lovers out there!
So, How Should I Use Erbaviva Oil?
An oil is extra potent in hydrating the skin and should be used after a hot shower that has opened the pores. Not too hot, though, since that can damage your skin’s natural moisture barrier.
If you also use a moisturizing lotion or butter, we recommend applying that first, after your bath/shower and then waiting 5 minutes for it to properly sink in before you use the oil as well.
Use as often as you like, though do try to do so at least twice a day for optimal results.
What Other Skincare Products Does Erbaviva Offer?
The good news is you don’t happen to have a favorite moisturizer already. Erbaviva also offers a Stretch Mark Cream and a Belly Butter. You can use either in conjunction with the organic oil, and we encourage you to do so, just so that you moisturize that skin.
Both the Cream and the Butter seem to have most of the same ingredients. They are also free of harmful chemicals, which is great. The Cream is heavier on cocoa butter and carrot seed, whereas the Butter focuses on lavender and roses. Naturally, the belly butter has a thicker consistency.
Which to get? Well, they’re both good, so it depends on your own personal preferences in regards to consistency and scent.
A Q & A Moment
Here are just some of the most frequently asked questions about using the this stretch mark product.
- How long does it take to see any results?
Stretch marks are heavily influenced by genetics, so you can’t expect any product to completely cure or prevent them. However, your skin should feel more moisturized within the first week of use. And if you’re using to treat existing marks, you should see results somewhere within a month after you begin using.
- Are the results of Erbaviva permanent?
Of course, as long as you continue to moisturize your skin regularly.
- Is it safe for use during pregnancy/breastfeeding?
Yes, it is. Thanks to its’ paraben/sulfate/nasty chemical free status, it is super okay to use while pregnant or nursing.
- So, is it good for stretch marks?
It’s good for moisturizing the skin, and that can seriously determine the appearance of your stretch marks, yes.
Benefits and Downsides
These are just some conclusions we’ve reached after having read the reviews of other clients.
- Great for vegans;
- Absorbs quickly into the skin and doesn’t leave a lingering greasy feeling;
- Potent moisturizer;
- Seems to last quite a long time;
- Calms itchy, dry skin.
- Oil might feel a bit ‘heavy’ for some, especially during hot months;
- Quite pricey;
- A bit of a strong smell.
We don’t take into account the ‘worked/didn’t work’ types of reviews, because again, stretch marks are a question of genetics.
Conclusions: Does Erbaviva Stretch Mark Oil Work? And Would We Recommend It?
Erbaviva Stretch Mark Oil seems to be an efficient moisturizer. We love the ingredient list, and most of the customers seem to agree it’s a high-quality product, so yes, overall, we would say this oil seems to work as intended and hydrates your skin.
We would recommend it, yes, mainly because of the excellent ingredients. Although we do feel that you can find other hydrating oils for a cheaper price. That is not to say this one isn’t good. It is just that some may find it too expensive.