Helps prevent and visibly reduces stretch marks
Caring oil for sensitive skin
Our skin is regularly exposed to many different kinds of stress. Thanks to its special structure it is elastic and stretchable, and can usually withstand mechanical strain. But under certain circumstances even our skin reaches its limits. If it is stretched too far – for example, during pregnancy or during periods of rapid weight gain or growth such as puberty – stretch marks (striae distensae) can form.
Eucerin Caring Oil has been developed specifically for the needs of dry, sensitive skin prone to stretch marks and is ideal for use during pregnancy and after. It contains pure and natural Vitamin E and high-quality, pure vegetable oils – Sunflower, Jojoba and Almond Oil – that are rich in Linoleic Acid, an unsaturated fatty acid that strengthens the skin’s natural barrier function.
The oil massages in easily and is quickly absorbed. Applying with regular massage will stimulate blood circulation, enhancing skin’s elasticity and significantly reducing the appearance of stretch marks. Skin is smooth, feels silky soft and is pleasantly fragranced.
Eucerin’s Caring Oil for sensitive skin is suitable for use during pregnancy and after and can be used on babies and children.
Clinical and dermatological studies
How to use
- Apply the oil twice daily to the appropriate areas. Gently massage in circular motions until completely absorbed.
- Dermatologists and midwives recommend the proven pinch massage2:
- for the belly: take folds of skin between your thumbs and forefingers, lift them up and pinch them between your fingers. Then quickly release them.
- for the breasts: Start with small circular motions along the outside edge of your breast and continue inward in a spiral pattern to the centre, leaving out the nipple. Move the skin and stretch the underlying tissue to promote circulation. For best results, massage your skin twice daily for 5 to 10 minutes each time.
2 N.B.. If you are prone to premature contractions please consult your gynecologist/midwife for general advice before massaging your breasts or belly. If your belly hardens or you feel contractions while you massage, stop massaging and inform your gynecologist or midwife.
Do's and Dont's
Use this product if …
You want to reduce the appearance of stretch marks, or are looking for a caring oil for dry, sensitive skin:
Eucerin Natural Caring Oil enhances the elasticity of sensitive skin, even during pregnancy. Suitable for daily use and for massages.
Try a different product if …
The combination of Sunflower, Jojoba and Almond Oil is rich in Linoleic Acid, an essential unsaturated fatty acid (i.e. one that cannot be produced by the human body). Unlike the commonly used Oleic Acid, Linoleic Acid strengthens skin’s barrier functions, helping to reducing water loss, and protecting against irritants. Additionally, pure Vitamin E acts as a natural radical scavenger, neutralizing harmful free radicals.
Are some parts of the body more prone to stretch marks than others?
Yes. Stretch marks mainly appear on the abdomen and breasts, but thighs and hips can also be affected.
Can anyone get stretch marks?
Yes. But because everyone’s skin reacts differently, not everyone subjected to the same kind of strain will develop stretch marks. Stretch marks are common during pregnancy but can also be caused by rapid weight gain or growth spurts like those that occur during puberty. Our genetics play a large part in determining whether or not we are affected by stretch marks but, in general, people who are overweight tend to be more affected than those who are slender.
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