For the past couple of years, I have been trying to incorporate more “healthy beauty” into my beauty regime. Being more conscious of harmful ingredients and how they affect the human body spurred this change. After all, the idea of smearing “hormone disruptors and carcinogens” all over myself is downright scary.
Volition Beauty, a clean beauty brand that recently launched at Sephora caught my eye. I love that they collaborate with real people like you and me to make clean beauty products that actually work.
Basically, you can submit an idea to Volition Beauty and then it is voted on by members of their community. Products that get the most votes go ahead into production undertaken by their team of certified chemists and experts. The results are beauty products free of nasties like coal tar, formaldehyde, mercury, mineral oil, nitrates, sulfates, talc, toluene, phthalates, parabens,
One of Volition Beauty’s products that resonated with me was the Eucalyptus Stretch Mark Minimizer. Let me elaborate…
The Summer Of ’93
The Eucalyptus Stretch Mark Minimizer immediately takes me back to
With this “rapid development” came stretch marks that made me so self-conscious. They also appeared on my butt and my calves, and I was officially too embarrassed to wear a bathing suit in public. Sigh.
What Are Stretch Marks Anyway?
Stretch marks are scars left on the skin due to rapid stretching or shrinking. Essentially, the collagen and elastin which support our skin rupture due to this change, and as the skin heals, these “tears” appear. As time passes, these marks
There are some things you can do to make them less noticeable – and that’s where the Eucalyptus Stretch Mark Minimizer comes in. A rich essential-oil based cream, it works to
If you notice stretch marks appearing, start using the Minimizer right away. Massage the product into the stretchmarks on a daily basis and you should see some results over the course of several weeks.
Why I Like The Eucalyptus Stretch Mark Minimizer
First of all, its one of the nicest moisturizers I’ve ever used! I’ve made peace with the stretch marks on my butt and calves, maybe because they have faded considerably over the years. The ones on my breasts though still bug me, so I thought I would try out this product, despite the fact that it would work best on new marks.
After doing some research, I discovered that tons of women have been using those mentholated
Volition Beauty stripped all of the menthol nastiness away and replaced them with effective essential oils like mandarin and cedarwood oils.
As this cream contains eucalyptus leaf extract, it’s seriously tingly. Cool and refreshing, it’s a joy to use! It also gives skin a long-lasting sheen that I’m obsessed with.
The Eucalyptus Stretch Mark Minimizer also works to reduce the look of dark spots thanks to it containing mandarin oil. After several weeks of use, I noticed some hyperpigmentation on my chest has lightened.
Give It A Whirl
I am going to keep using the Eucalyptus Stretch Mark Minimizer in the hopes that it will fade my old stretch marks, but I do realzied that a product such as this one works best on new marks. I will report back in a month or two with an update.
In the meantime, those of you who have developed stretch marks recently including ladies with post-baby skin may want to give it a try…not that those marks are a bad thing – they are evidence that you created a baby. A BABY.
Volition Beauty offers up a large range of amazing clean beauty products for you to try. Another
*Press samples provided by Volition Beauty. All opinions are my own.