Stretch Softly was created by a mom for pregnant moms to help prevent tightness during pregnancy and stretch marks. The system works by using special fabric to lock in moisture where it counts, around the tummy and chest area. It also helps relieve the tightness and ichyness often felt during pregnancy. I was immediately impressed with the lightweight fabric that initially looks like cotton but it is lighter and silkier, with a moisture resistant feel to it.
The Stretch Softly set comes with shorts and a camisole tank top (available in black or nude), along with a bottle of Stretch Softly Signature Oil. The oil is formulated with natural ingredients such as Olive Oil, Almond Oil, Coconut Oil, Beeswax, Avocado Oil, Cocoa Butter, Shea Butter, and Natural Vitamin E — many of the things that come to mind when I think of natural moisturizers. These ingredients are a stark contrast when compared to other products that contain fillers like petrolatum and mineral oil. In fact, the Soft Skin Co. says their special oil is "good enough to eat!" The oil doesn't have much of a fragrance and is fairly liquid, similar to thickened olive oil.
The sizing on this set runs pretty snug. I'm on average a small to medium size and the Stretch Softly size small fit perfectly. The top fits like a snug camisole to keep the oil close to your skin, and the shorts fit without any elastic; the fabric itself has some stretch! Stretch Softly's shorts and cami duo are comfy enough to sleep in, designed to allow the Signature Oil to seep into a pregnant mommy's skin overnight.
I'm at the point in my pregnancy (30 weeks) were it's starting to get pretty uncomfortable, especially during the short periods where baby seems to significantly grow and make my skin hurt and itch. The Stretch Softly system helps relieve that pain from the tightness of an expanding belly and also addresses the itcy feeling that's caused from stretching skin. (Few people say that pregnancy is glamorous.)
The Stretch Softly tank is very comfy, with simple straps and a roomy tummy area to accommodate a growing belly. The top is longer than I initially expected and it can be pulled down so no mid-drift shows. This is a great top to sleep in or wear around the house even when you aren't soaking up the moisturizing Stretch Softly oil! The inside of the top has a kind of moisture resistant coating that doesn't absorb the oil, keeping it on your skin! Even if you slather on the oil, it doesn't seep through the fabric at all.
The Stretch Softly system was created by a mom who recognized the need for pregnant moms to stay moisturized, without getting oily products all over their clothes. She designed this innovative loungeware and her super moisturizing Signature Oil to address that need. Her product is so impressive it was recently picked up by Destination Maternity and Stretch Softly was also one of our recent 2015 Fall Green Scene Mom Award Winners celebrating innovative product design!
Stretch Softly is ideal for first time moms and seasoned moms. (I don't know about "seasoned", but I'm on my 3rd). In my experience pregnancy doesn't really get easier each time around, and this set is wonderful for addressing some of the pregnancy challenges that arise. My skin is moisturized, not itchy, and silky smooth every time after using Stretch Softly. Check out this innovative skin therapy set for yourself!
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