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Basq NYC Resilient Body Stretchmark Oil Review

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RRP:
£25.00
Mother&Baby Awards
  • 2018 Gold Best New Mum/Maternity Skincare Product
Mother & Baby 2018 Gold Award Winner

At a glance:

A luxurious product, this oil has a subtle lavender scent and a smooth, non-greasy consistency. The oil absorbs well, and according to our panel of mum testers, really does make a difference to stretch marks. Made from all natural ingredients, in an elegant bottle, this got full marks all round.

What they say:

"100% pure botanical oils blended for optimum stretch mark prevention and repair. Available in Classic Eucalyptus, Lavender and Citrus. Our award-winning Omega rich oils fuel the build of Collagen and Elastin essential for better stretch mark prevention and post pregnancy bounce back."

Tested by mum Kinga Simpson for the Mother & Baby awards 2018:

Would you recommend this to other mums?

This oil has a lovely consistency and absorbs very quickly leaving my skin nice and silky. As I have a small demanding baby, it’s great to just be able to apply it after the shower and not have to wait ages for it to absorb. Also, a little goes a long way, I use it on the stretch marks on my stomach and breasts and sometimes on very dry parts of the body.

How did this product make your life easier?

Basq NYC oil is a great product for women with stretch marks, either pregnant or post-partum. It just absorbs beautifully, smells good and feels nice and silky. It is not oily or greasy, distributed great on a damp skin just after the shower. The design of the bottle is very stylish and good quality and I love that this oil contains natural ingredients.

Would you choose this product to win?

What makes this product stand out is the amazing natural ingredients, it is free of Parabens and Phthalate and Clinically Tested for ZERO Skin Allergy and contains Wheat Germ, grapeseed and rosehip oils, Eucalyptus and Vitamin E. I am very conscious of using only natural products on my skin, so this oil is perfect and very worthy of all the awards.

What changes would you make to this product?

Overall I can't fault the ingredients, consistency or the smell of the product. The only thing that I would change is that when the bottle is in my wash bag and is in a horizontal position, the oil seeps out. It’s not a big issue, only it's a shame to lose any of the oil.

Tested by mum Hannah Richmond for the Mother & Baby awards 2018:

Would you recommend this to other mums?

I wouldn't recommend this product to a friend as it didn't work for me. I have an astronomical amount of stretch marks and feel like my skin is already damaged and it didn't tighten my skin as advertised. I'm led to believe that none of the products available to help prevent stretch marks actually work.

How did this product make your life easier?

This product does make my life easy as I’d apply it on my skin after a nice warm bath when my baby had gone to bed and I found the lavender scent nice and relaxing. It is however, only handy when getting ready for bed as it has an oily texture which can stick to clothes if applied in the day time.

Would you choose this product to win?

I like the packaging and the bottle that the product comes in, it is very appealing! However I find that these products do not prevent stretch marks. I may have changed my mind if I used this product when I found out I was first pregnant, but after testing this I would still stick to using Bio oil.

What changes would you make to this product?

I would change the oily residue that it leaves on your skin after use, as I find it's only useable at night if you have had a shower or a bath, as it does take a while for it to soak into the skin. However the scent is amazing and it made me feel really relaxed after having a day of looking after my son. Great bottle and packaging.

Tested by mum Tiffany Bain for the Mother & Baby awards 2018:

Would you recommend this to other mums?

I would recommend it for someone that wasn't travelling a lot, because the bottle of oil is made out of glass. This caused a problem with me as I was scared to take the bottle out of the house just in case it smashed. I would recommend this though to someone who had just fallen pregnant, to prevent redness or stretch marks.

How did this product make your life easier?

This product is really handy to use after a shower and this is great for me as I shower once my little one is in bed. Therefore, little one can’t touch the product or try and use it. My life is more enjoyable because my stretch marks have started to calm down since using this oil.

Would you choose this product to win?

I'm in two minds as to whether it should win or not. The reason why I think it should win is because it's made a difference to my stretch marks already in two weeks. But then the glass packaging is a real no no for me, especially with a baby in the house.

What changes would you make to this product?

The only thing I would change about this product would be the material it is made from. If it was made from hard plastic it would be much easier to take away on holiday or days away.

Tested by mum Amanda Childs for the Mother & Baby awards 2018:

Would you recommend this to other mums?

I would recommend this stretch mark oil for a few reasons. Firstly, it is easy to apply, secondly, it absorbs easily, so it means it is not time consuming at all. You feel you are pampering yourself without actually taking up precious time! Thirdly, the stretch mark oil smells divine – you get a lovely waft from time to time throughout the day.

How did this product make your life easier?

This stretch mark oil makes me feel that I am actually doing something to not only feel better, but to look better as well! It absorbs nice and easy and just glides onto and into my stretch marks, which cover my tummy, sides, hips and back. The stretch mark oil is so easy to apply after a bath or shower and I don't feel sticky or wet at all. I am extremely happy that I don't have to wait for it to soak in at all, as a mum of four girls, nine-years-old, nearly three-years-old and nearly six-month-old twin girls, time is extremely limited for me to spend in the bath or shower and then to apply lotions and potions!

Would you choose this product to win?

I would most definitely choose the Basq NYC Resilient Body Stretch mark oil over anything else because of the ease of use! It means I can use it regularly without thinking I should be doing something else with my time. This stretch mark oil absorbs so quickly, I don't worry about the extra time at all.

What changes would you make to this product?

If I could change one thing about the Basq NYC Resilient Body Stretch mark oil it would be that it could work quicker, like a miracle stretch mark oil would! 

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