Something about pregnancy makes you immediately freak out about every single little thing that you are eating, drinking, wearing, using, etc. Once you get that positive pregnancy test, it’s all about the baby and being as safe as possible. I have several friends who are pregnant right now and they have been scouring the internet for safe products to use during their pregnancies. Since I’m a nurse, they all ask me for advice… and I have to remind them that I’m an emergency room nurse, not a baby nurse! I’ve been researching with them and I found a skin care line that I adore and WILL use when I’m pregnant in the future – Belli Skin Care.
image via Belli Skin Care
They actually have a specific line of products for pregnant women that are free of any chemicals that have been linked to birth defects or miscarriage. They are the only line of products in the world that screens each and every ingredient for any known harmful effects to a developing baby. On their website they state that “our love of pregnancy and motherhood guides everything we do.” I really love and applaud a company that is conscientious about working to make safe products available to pregnant women, mothers and babies. I’m not really one to go all “organic” with things, but I do love the Belli Skin Care mission and their passion for safe pregnancies. I read through tons of reviews on their website and it seems like everyone really loves their products.
Here’s a few of their products that caught my eye:
Elasticity Belly Oil – $39.99
No one wants stretch marks, right? This oil is made with natural ingredients that are proven to aid skin in stretching like that that occurs during pregnancy. It also has a lavender scent to soothe and antioxidants to keep skin looking healthy and fresh.
Acne Cleansing Facial Wash – $22.00
So apparently most of the prescription and over-the-counter products that fight acne aren’t really good for you during pregnancy… and yet pregnancy often increases acne! Don’t give up on clear skin, though. Try this acne treatment – made up of lemon peel oil, green tea extract and cucumber.
Pampered Pregnancy Body Wash – $15.00
The name of this body wash says it all – pregnant women deserve to be pampered! This body wash is made especially gentle to avoid stripping the body of natural oils using cucumber and green tea extracts. It also has lavender and chamomile for a sweet scent.
It’s important not to forget about sunscreen all the time, including when pregnant. This product is lightly tinted to blend with all skin colors and is oil free. It’s made with zinc oxide and titanium dioxide, which both act as barriers to the sun.
Belli Skin Care has several other products for pregnancy worth mentioning: Healthy Glow Facial Hydrator, All Day Moisture Body Lotion, Acne Control Spot Treatment and Foot Relief Cream. Doesn’t everything sound so dreamy and spa-like? They also have lines for mothers and babies with many more products that are tested for safety.
You can order these products at places like Ulta and Drugstore.com. Just be sure to check for Ulta coupons or Drugstore.com coupons first, since the prices are a little bit more than typical drugstore brands. Paying for quality is worth it, though, especially when there’s a little bun in the oven!
Note: I haven’t tried any of the above products. I’m just sharing a company that is passionate about providing safe products for moms and babies.
What are your favorite pregnancy skin care products?