Shopping for pregnancy-safe skincare and body care products? The main thing to look for is the ingredients. What you apply on your skin gets absorbed into your skin, so you should look for products without parabens, artificial colouring and toxic chemicals. Using products containing the wrong ingredients may trigger skin irritations such as allergies and rashes.
It’s really important for pregnant women to use plant-based formulas without harsh chemicals. Whether you’re looking for a stretch mark prevention cream or a body treatment oil, Clarins’ pregnancy-safe body care products are lab-tested and formulated with botanical benefits to help protect and nourish the skin throughout your pregnancy.
Pregnancy is a beautiful thing, but nobody likes dealing with stretch marks, which often take a while to fade away. Stretch marks manifest when the skin is stretched too quickly, and usually occur around the belly, hips, breasts and thighs. Fret not, the Clarins Body Partner Stretch Mark Expert is here to prevent stretch marks from leaving their mark.
This plant-powered ‘mum-friendly’ formula is packed with Clarins’ exclusive PhytoStretchComplex – a mix of Centella Asiatica and Organic Green Banana extracts to boost skin elasticity and prevent the formation of new stretch marks. Hazelnut Oil also nourishes the skin and relieves feelings of tightness.
Don’t forget to moisturise with the Tonic Body Treatment Oil to improve elasticity and reduce the appearance of stretch marks! The aromatic blend of Rosemary, Geranium, Mint and Hazelnut create a light veil of moisture over the skin to prevent stretch marks and dehydration.
Aside from stretch marks, many new mothers struggle with a sagging bustline due to breastfeeding. Use our Bust Beauty Extra-Lift Gel to shape and tighten your breasts the natural way. Formulated with Oat Sugars and collagen-boosting Vu Sua, this refreshing pregnancy-safe gel acts as an invisible bra to support your breasts and tighten slacking skin from the bottom of your bust line up to your chin. Apply this firming gel each morning to optimise the tightening effect.
Hormonal shifts during or after pregnancy can cause the skin to appear dull. The best way to tackle this is to exfoliate and moisturise regularly. Our Exfoliating Body Scrub is well-loved by many pregnant women and new mothers for its gentle, non-irritating formula. Natural Bamboo Powders remove impurities and dry, flaky skin, while Shea and Mimosa extracts deeply moisturise and protect the skin so it feels clean, soft and smooth. It also stimulates skin cell renewal.
After exfoliating, massage the Tonic Body Treatment Oil into your skin starting from your ankle to your waist. This non-greasy oil leaves your skin feeling satiny soft, supple and well-moisturised.
Most women experience fatigue in their legs during pregnancy, which is totally normal due to the extra weight and hormonal changes. Refresh your tired legs with our plant-based Energizing Emulsion, a hydrating lotion packed with relaxing Camomile, Basil, Sage and Cypress to tone, hydrate and soften the skin around your legs. Its non-sticky formula absorbs quickly and can also be applied over stockings.
For more tips on maternity body care, read this.