A stretch mark is a type of scar the develops as our skin stretches or shrinks rapidly over a short period of time. They present as narrow, streak-like lines on the skins surface and around 90% of pregnant women will experience them in some capacity.

There are many factors that contribute to whether or not you will experience stretch marks, many believe it to be completely genetic, this however, is not the case. Yes, genetics can play a part here but ultimately it falls down to how your skin performs under pressure.

Everyone’s skin has a natural elasticity tolerance – once this is exceeded your skin will begin to develop small stretchmarks that start out as depressions in the skin and can be characterised by linear bands of red, sometimes purple and will fade overtime to become silver lines that can vary in width and depth.

They occur when the middle layer of the skin (dermis) is stretched past it’s limit and broken in places. When this process occurs the skins normal production of collagen can be disrupted.

What is Okaa-san?

Our perfectly crafted bamboo, natural bristle brush gently massage your bump in circular motions, invigorating & rejuvenating your skin in preparation for our luxurious and moisturising Okaa-San oil.
Okaa-San’s Japanese oil is rich in Antioxidants, Omegas and Vitamins to help promote healthy skin. Our elixir contains Camellia Olifera Seed oil, known for its healing properties. By hydrating and nourishing, our oil softens and repairs your skin to prepare for your growing bump. Okaa-San is a chemical free, naturally odourless oil to help avoid pregnancy nausea.
  • Rich in antioxidants
  • Hydrating for skin
  • Moisturising for skin
  • Natural
  • Not tested on animals
  • Vegan

I have been using Oka Saan since 26 weeks, I am now 37 and have no stretch marks(!) my skin feels moisturised and well hydrated.

I chose to use this duo set as its natural and safe for use in pregnancy - something that many targeted high street products are not despite their popularity. As a midwife, this was my main priority; to be using a safe product on my bump.
The way this oil nourishes the skin throughout the day and night, it keeps the skin soft and supple and I believe that if someone was to develop stretch marks this would prevent them from becoming deep, itchy, sore and even bleeding like I have seen before.

For an all rounder great product in luxury, natural ingredients, stretch mark prevention and safety for pregnancy I would highly recommend this product for all expectant and postnatal mums!

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