I was really pleasantly surprised when it came. It is a beautifully presented product, and would be an ideal for a gift for someone who is pregnant or who has just had a baby. I was sent a full sized 100ml bottle which I thought was really generous. I started using it straight away as it smells lovely. It is a combination of Safflower Oil, Rosehip Seed Oil and Mandarin Oil and has the Soil Association Organic Seal of Approval.
The product claims to help reduce pigmentation and raised scar tissue, i.e. stretch marks. I don't actually have any of those, which I know is amazing for someone who had a baby at my age (I did use creams and oils etc every day when I was pregnant so this may have helped!). My problem is that my skin stretched when I was pregnant, and didn't really shrink back as much as I would like. Also, having lost a few inches from my waist since I gave up wheat, this actually got worse recently. My belly looked like my skin was too big for it. For this reason I was far more interested in the other claim, that it "aids cell regeneration and boosts elastin and collagen create smoother and firmer skin".
The first thing I noticed when I started using it was just how sore my body was at the base of my ribs. I guess I hadn't really paid this area any attention since I was pregnant. Massaging the area really helped, and in a few days the pain was gone.
The oil is really nice to use. Having used some oils in pregnancy I have been cautious with this one, using it only at night when I am wearing old PJ's so at so be sure they don't get ruined by oil stains. Having said that, I haven't actually noticed a problem with this one, it seems to absorb into the skin really well and thee are no noticeable stains on my clothes - I would still recommend caution with that though.
Has it worked to reduce my saggy skin look? Yes, I actually think it has. I really wish now that I had taken some before and after shots, but when I considered it at the time I really didn't think people wanted to see pictures of my fat saggy belly skin! I have been using it for four weeks now and will continue to use it until it's all gone. If I do manage to get pregnant again I would definitely put this on my birthday wish list too! It is quite expensive (RRP £35.99), but it is also the nicest of it's kind that I have tried.
The product can be purchased directly from the Saaf website. After doing a bit of googling today, I learned that the one I was sent (as shown in the images) is presented in new look packaging. I also found that there are still a few of the old packaging ones around for a lower price (saving about 1/3).
As mentioned in the main body of this post, I was sent this product free of charge to review, but I was not paid to write this post. All opinions are 100% mine.