Top beauty buys for Mums-to-be
Finding beauty saviours that are not only safe to use during and after pregnancy – but are also highly effective – is no easy feat.
With the arrival of the Duke and Duchess of Sussex’s Royal Baby, we thought there’s no time like the present to compile a round-up of our top beauty must-haves for mothers-to-be – all of which can be ordered through our Bespoke Beauty Skincare and Advice Line (see end of blog for details).
Clarins Tonic Oil – £40.00
Clarins’ best selling firming body oil—with 100% pure and powerful plant extracts including Rosemary, Geranium and Mint making a healthy formula—helps firm, tone and improve elasticity, smoothing the appearance of stretch marks. Hazelnut Oil locks in moisture to leave body skin soft, satiny-smooth and elastic.
Skin is prepared to face the strains of weight changes and stretching. The Tonic Body Treatment Oil is effective in removing stretch marks. Aromatic natural botanicals promote an overall feeling of well-being.
A blend of natural agents in one body oil, to indulge in. Spending some to really relax and massage your skin with Clarins body care, can help to refresh and revitalise. Especially recommended for use during pregnancy and dieting. Suitable for all skin types.
- Tones the skin
- Leaves the skin satiny soft
- Nourishes and protects against dehydration
- Perfumes and instils a pleasant sensation of well-being
HOW TO USE: Use on damp skin. Apply a small amount all over the body or to specific areas of concern. Massage in gently. If possible, wash with cool water after application. For optimal results, use a Clarins scrub once a week. Recommended for use during pregnancy.
Clarins Tonic Body Balm – £33.00
This soft body balm refreshes the senses with the aromatic essences of Geranium, Rosewood, Mint and Rosemary and the non-oily texture delivers a satin-fresh finish. Smooth on after Tonic Bath & Shower Concentrate and Tonic Body Treatment Oil for a professional, at-home spa treat.
- Leaves the skin satiny soft.
- Nourishes and protects against dehydration.
- Perfumes and promotes a pleasant sensation of well-being.
HOW TO USE: Gently smooth on this body care from ankle to waist and from wrist to shoulder.
ELEMIS Japanese Camellia Oil – £38.50
This is the finest grade oil for Aromatherapy. Used for the care of nails, hair, scalp and combination skin, this light oil is easily absorbed and rich in plant collagen to keep the skin moisturised and supple, helping to prevent stretch marks.
HOW TO USE: Use daily, AM and PM. Great for skin maintenance and throughout pregnancy over the bust, tummy, buttocks and thighs.
ELEMIS Skin Nourishing Bath Milk – £45.00
HOW TO USE: For a skin softening treatment, use 3 capfuls in the bath. A very multi-functional product. Can also be used neat on the skin (on localised dry or irritated areas), as an all over body moisturiser or as an after sun lotion. For maximum benefit, use every other day over nine days. Shake well and add 80mls whilst running the bath. Suitable for use during pregnancy.
Decleor Prolagene Gel – £40.00
A complete body treatment to smooth skin imperfections – both natural and accidental – and an iconic hero in the DECLÉOR range. Prolagène Gel supplies the deep tissue with the active ingredients necessary for the reconstruction of its natural collagen. Prolagène Gel has a visibly firming effect that builds up with regular use to smooth skin imperfections. Acting on the whole of the skin’s structure it helps speed up cell renewal to improve the look of stretch marks and scarring in addition to loose skin. Toning as well as firming the gel leaves an invisible supportive and protective film making it perfect to use during and after weight loss, particularly during pregnancy, for smoother and firmer skin.
- Helps revitalise the support structure of the skin.
- Helps accelerate the skin’s renewal process.
- Helps diminish unsightly marks. Applied on the affected parts of the body, this gel leaves a supportive and protective film on the skin. Day after day, your skin renews itself with increased tone and firmness.
HOW TO USE: In the morning and evening, apply to the affected areas of the face and body, after the appropriate Aromessence serum. Use a cream after application.
Clarins Stretch Mark Minimiser – £39.00
This body stretch mark cream lotion encourages reduction of stretch marks. Clarins’ exclusive Crowberry extract helps prevent stretch marks resulting from pregnancy, puberty or weight fluctuation with this newly developed stretch mark cream. It enhances the production of collagen fibres to boost skin’s elasticity and resistance to future stretch marks. The body lotion also helps stretch mark removal on existing marks. Skin is tighter, clearer, and smoother. Keeps your skin looking flawless even when it is most at risk of stretching and it scares you – you should always consider the help of a good stretch mark cream!
The moisturising agents soothe dry patches and nurture the body, creating smoother, more resistant and elastic skin on targeted areas in weeks only. An important part of your body care routine during those sensitive periods in your life. Fragrance-free stretch mark cream.
- Boosts skin elasticity.
- Promotes the protection of collagen fibres.
- Rebuilds the connective tissue to diminish the appearance of emerging stretch marks.
- Fades the pink colour of stretch marks.
- Alleviates pulled skin.
- Replenishes the skin to leave it velvety soft.
HOW TO USE: Apply using gentle circular motions to the thighs, hips, midriff and breasts.