Thursday 7 February 2013

One Of The Downsides Of Weight Loss Or Weight Gain - A Review For My Pure

Okay it's confession time,I am struggling like mad in my attempts to eat more healthily and to lose a bit of weight. I haven't been feeling very well and I've been a bit stressy, and whilst I've managed to maintain my weight for the last few weeks I haven't lost anything. I'm now debating between going back on my old fail safe Slim Fast or biting the bullet and taking on the most stressful, but most effective method ever for me - calorie counting - decisions, decisions! No matter how I do it though I need to lose a bit of weight. Weight loss or gain, or growth of any type though can cause problems, yes I'm talking about stretch marks. Some people never get a single one, some people do, and I'm one of those people. Fluctuating weight has done a number on me and I'm starting to see a few of those nasty pink marks on my stomach, and thighs, which I guess will only increase as the weight hopefully starts to come off.

Whilst you can have surgical procedures to get rid of them, prevention as they say is better than a cure, so I'm trying the old age way of trying to keep them at bay - moisturise, moisturise! Whilst it's effectiveness can often be disputed, many, many women and men have seen the benefit of massaging oils and creams into areas prone to stretchmarks. I've recently acquired a few products geared specifically towards the prevention and treatment of stretchmarks which I'm going to be trying out throughout the course of my weight loss journey. The first product was something from My Pure.

The Acorelle Skin Care Firming Oil is at the higher end of the spectrum at a pricey £21.99, but your paying for a good quality product, with 100 % natural ingredients.

It contains a softening mixture of sunflower and sweet almond oils, alongside rose hip oil which can help regenerate the skin, and baobab oil which is said to enhance the elasticity of the skin.

The oil comes packaged in a glass pump action dispenser - this method means that the product inside is airtight, The pump action dispenser means that you get the amount of product that your want so you don't end up using more than you need. Just a word of warning though be careful glass bottles and slippy hands don't always if you can excuse the pun, go hand in hand.

The oil itself has a light fluid and unsurprisingly oily texture - don't think oily means heavy and greasy whilst this oil had some slip it absorbs into the skin really easily with only a minimal amount of massage.

For the last 3 weeks I've been using this at least once a day on my "problem" areas, and I have to say I've enjoyed using, it feels nice on the skin, and has a subtle fragrance - Does this work ? Well I have to be honest and say as yet I don't know, I really think I need to use this for a bit longer to make a decision. It feels nice, and moisturising but whether it's making a difference I don't know and as a result I can't recommend it at this price at the moment. I've only used about a quarter of the bottle so I'm going to keep using it in the same way till it's gone, and when I've used it all up I'll let you know my final conclusions x You can find the Acorelle Skin Care Firming Oil, at My Pure where at retails at £21.99 for 100ml bottle. If you have any questions please leave me a comment x

(Acorelle Skin Care Firming Oil 100ml Was Provided By My Pure For Review Purposes)


  1. Great post! Oh to wish for miracle cures in a bottle. Good luck and keep us posted. XOXO

  2. I'm interested to see how you get on with this Lou.
    Since having Seb, i have really awful stretchmarks on my stomach and also some others on my hips and thighs. I used to rub allsorts onto my bump but still got them :(

  3. Its really hard trying to lose weight so I know what you mean. I have joined a gym now so I am hoping this will do wonders for me.

    I don't have any stretch marks luckily, but I would love to know if this works x


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