Today we review Absolute Essential Maternity Organic Stretchmark Oil. There are many different types of stretch mark oils out there on the market today. Some proclaimed and known to be better than others. Stretch mark oil, across the board generally, are specifically designed to reduce the appearance of stretch marks, fine lines, and in some cases, scarring on the areas of the body affected.
Absolute Essential Maternity Organic Stretchmark Oil works the same way that other Stretch mark oils do. The positive side of this oil is that they use primarily Organic ingredients all the way through. They also target the skin during and post-pregnancy as well as to cleanse and protect the skin against dryness and help to reduce anywhere the skin has over-stretched through the pregnancy and post pregnancy period.
Learn more about this product below;
Primary Ingredients/Main Components
- Avocado oil (organic)
- Jojoba oil (organic)
- Almond oil
- Apricot Kernel Oil (organic)
- Olive Oil (organic)
- Wheatgerm Oil virgin
- Palmarosa (organic)
- Calendula (organic)
- Evening Primrose Oil (organic)
- Mandarin (organic)
- Lavender Sweet (organic)
- Geranium Rose (organic)
Absolute Essential uses a large range of organic oils and ingredients which are better for the body to absorb. They do not use any artificial ingredients. However, they do not provide the percentages of the essential oils used to the ratio of base oils, so it is unclear what the predominant ingredients are. Some alternative products we found after research use the likes of Aloe Vera which helps to soothe skin and aid in the healing of scarring and Vitamin C which helps to protect your skin from the effects of aging and helps to produce collagen. Vitamin C is also a potent antioxidant that can neutralize free radicals in the skin. From what we can tell, Absolute Essential Maternity Organic Stretchmark Oil doesn’t use Aloe Vera or Vitamin C in their product.
Absolute Essential Maternity Organic Stretchmark Oil suggests applying the oil daily during pregnancy to the breasts, thighs, and belly. They do not specify an exact amount to use, so that would then be dependent on you the consumer. We have found this to be the same information across the board of mostly all stretch mark oils.
The only downfall of not offering a suggested amount may end up meaning that you might then over-use the product.
Absolute Essential Maternity Organic Stretchmark Oil is manufactured in New Zealand and they sell their products through their own personal branded website.
They have an option at the top of the screen, to change the cost of the products into American Dollars (as well as other currencies), which of course makes it easy to know how much you intend to spend.
A 100ml bottle costs $29.82 (depending on the daily exchange rate).
A 500ml bottle costs $74.60 (depending on the daily exchange rate).
From what we can tell, they offer a near $10 off the original unit price which is supposed to be $39.95 for a 100ml bottle and a near $15 off the 500ml bottle, which is supposed to be at the main unit price of $99.95.
This appears to be a good deal although they do not market this on their front-facing product page and only make this clear as it only shows up when you go to purchase page after you have checked out your cart.
From what we can tell, there are no shipping and handling rates unless you create an account.
We found that competitor products offer larger discounts for buying in bulk (which is a great option for a product that you will need a lot of during a pregnancy and post-pregnancy period).
From our conclusive understanding, we can tell Absolute Essential offers no guarantee on its front-facing website or in the list of its terms and conditions.
The website does not have a customer review section and so we cannot compare the likes of positive reviews to negative reviews and therefore cannot tell how effective the product is.
We found with other products of the same nature, they had great customer service options rather than just a simple email and live chat (that will have restrictions if you are messaging from the USA. You will find you have a limited amount of ‘in business’ hours due to the company being on New Zealand time).
We also found that there were positive and negative reviews with these other brands that we could compare by, which made it easier to understand the pros and cons of these other products and just how effective they were for their consumers.
Absolute Essential Maternity Organic Stretchmark Oil Review – Conclusion
There are definitely things to like about this product. The ingredient list is admirable, organic and suitable for vegetarians and vegans which opens this product up to a larger audience, however, there is no indication it is produced in a cGMP certified facility which we did find guaranteed in other brands.
We do have some other concerns. We have no guarantee the product does what it says it does as we cannot find any consumer reviews, so we have no way of telling the effectiveness of the product.
There is no recommended dosage and their instruction to apply the oil to the breasts, thighs, and belly may be too vague. We also find that the price of Absolute Essential Maternity Organic Stretchmark Oil seems somewhat higher when compared to similar products.
Finally, there is no guarantee at all, which causes us to question the efficacy of the product.