This is an oil..it does not soak into the skin quickly like a cream, however I've been using it for the last nine months(same bottle) at bed time and it definitely leaves your skin feeling nourished and soft. Avoiding stretch marks is a two part process. You need to stay hydrated for those deep layers that the oils and creams can get to and you need to moisturizer the skin on top. This does a great job. The real test will be how well my skin bounces back after giving birth. I'll make sure to update. For now I am placing an order for my second bottle.
I haven't been using this oil long enough to comment on its effectiveness on stretch marks (about a week) but I can say this cured my winter itch after one use. I have tried countless creams and oils and ointments but have still scratched myself to the point of bleeding. One use!!!!!!!! I can't even begin to explain how wonderful it feels to finally be comfortable and soothed. Added bonus...this is an incredible moisturizing oil. My skin looks soft, plump and even-toned. It also feels soft, smooth and cushioney ( is that a word?)
This is a must have product!
So I don't have any children, I have no stretch marks but I do have uneven skin tone, eczema, rough patches of who noes what all over my body, and I constantly get contact dermatitis and acne which scars. I've been battling with super rough and dry skin for the past 5 or so years. No joke, 3 days in to using this oil my rough skin patches are completely gone and smooth. My eczema is clearing up nicely! I've tried everything so I was pretty shocked at how quickly this worked. 5 years of struggles gone in few days. I am obsessed with this stuff now. Too early to say about my scars but my skin tone is looking more even.
Works very well. Apply at night and wake up in the morining with soft skin. No perfumes or chemicals like the other lotions/oils sold in the drug stores. I love the fact that it is all natural.