Wednesday, November 5, 2014

InstaNatural Stretch Mark Cream and Rosewater Review

*I received these items free for the purpose of reviewing. All opinions expressed are my own honest opinion*

I was recently given the opportunity to review several products for a company called InstaNatural, which sells most of it's products through Amazon (which is awesome for people with a Prime account). Today I'll be doing 2 of the products, and I'll do the last 2 on Friday. The ones I'll review today are the Stretch Mark and Scar Cream and the 100% Pure Moroccan Rose Water (which I used in my homemade facial toner recipe).

Let's start with the Stretch Mark and Scar Cream. If you've read my About Me page you know I have a spawn, which means I have lots of stretch marks on my stomach. I also have stars from 3 major abdominal/pelvic surgeries so my stomach/pelvic area is a mess (which is why I'm not posting pictures). I've tried stretch mark creams before and have never seen any improvement so I went into this skeptical. The instructions say use twice a day, which I did, but I only did half of my stomach so I could see the difference. I used the cream for about two weeks and I did see some softening of the edges of the scars and stretch marks, as well as less shine to the stretch marks, which probably only makes sense to people with massive stretch marks like mine. My skin actually ripped open during pregnancy so my scaring is much more severe than your average person. I was pretty impressed to see any sort of change at all, I'm guessing that with a month of use you'd really start to see some change.

I really like the packaging of this product too. The pump is almost identical to what you'd find on a can of shaving cream, which I though was an unusual choice but I ended up loving it. Because it has an actual cap that fits on there's no real worry of it exploding in my bag if I were to take it traveling with me. The rose hip and evening primrose oil helps to give it a floral scent, and the cocoa butter and vitamin C make it really nourishing for your skin. I really liked this and I will continue to use it and hopefully see some major improvements in the look and quality of my stomach skin.

The second item is pure rose water, which is traditionally used as a facial toner or in your bathwater. I used it straight as a toner for a few days, which was suppose to help balance the pH level of your skin. I didn't notice any "pH level" difference but it did a great job making my skin feel refreshed at the end of the day. I actually used it in my homemade facial toner, as I mentioned above, and that is working wonders on my skin. The bottle also recommends using it in your hair as a sort of hair mask, so I may add it to my next batch of special shampoo.

Rosewater smells amazing, I could sniff this stuff all day. I seem to think it is used in perfumes as well, and I know a lot of high end bath products use it as well. The nice thing about a bottle of pure rosewater like this is you can add it to whatever you want. I really like products that are open ended like that, being creative and crafty is my thing. I will for sure buy another bottle once I've used this one up.

Overall I like InstaNatural and the items I reviewed today. They are both things I probably would have bought had I seen them in a physical store. I look forward to seeing what else they come up with in the future.

 I received one or more of the products mentioned above for free using Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers.

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