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During pregnancy, having dry and itchy skin often comes with the territory. As our tummy begins to stretch, preparing the growing baby, our skin begins to pay the price. Luckily there are products designed to fight stretch marks and re-hydrate skin as much as possible.
With a mix of oils, butters and creams, you’re bound to find a cream or two that will suit your skin type. So go ahead and lather up with one of these blissful butters, full of essential oils and calming natural ingredients. Your tummy will thank you.
The Cussons Mum & Me range is designed by mums and developed by experts. It’s designed to soothe your skin and helps boost your skin’s elasticity. It’s made with Tamanu Oil and has been praised for its lush smell and easy skin absorption. At an affordable price, this rich cream is definitely worth a try – see if it works for you!
Formulated with coconut oil, shea butter and vitamin E, Cowshed is described as a stretch mark balm which deeply hydrates your skin. Mums in the BabyCentre community say they most commonly use coconut oil on their growing bump, so if you’re looking for a coconut oil based product, this could be the one for you.
Although not specifically designed for pregnant mums, this Vaseline essential body butter is another firm favourite in the BabyCentre community. The rich smell of cocoa butter gives a luxurious feel and is a product you can use all over your body.
One of the most popular products in the BabyCentre community is Bio-Oil. Many users who share their morning and evening routine report using various popular products in the morning, followed by Bio-Oil in the evening. Even those who believe that creams have no effect on stretch marks seem to use Bio-Oil simply for the feel of the oil and the soothing effect.
The products in the Mama Mio range are made with a super-elasticising Omega-packed blend of organic oils. With excellent reviews across multiple sites, the tummy rub oil by Mama Mio seems to be a firm favourite, along with the tummy rub butter. Although the product falls in the mid-range price wise, the reviews infer that you get what you pay for, so it could be worth an investment.
The very well-established brand Palmer’s has been around for over 50 years. With a range of products specifically designed for pregnancy stretch marks, the coconut oil and vitamin E formula have been popular among pregnant women for a good reason. Palmer’s tummy butter for stretch marks has the backing of many mums, could this product be the one for you?
Another well-established brand, Weleda, has made the favourites list with BabyCentre mums. Developed in conjunction with doctors and midwives. this stretch mark massage oil conditions and refines your skin’s texture with a high quantity of vitamins A, D and E. With it’s great recommendations, will Weleda make your shortlist?
If you have quite sensitive skin and need a product which is free from the strong fragrances that many of the bump creams on the market are rich in, Neal’s Yard Mothers Balm could be the one for you. It’s certified as 100% organic by the Soil Association and is also allergy certified.
The up-and-coming brand My Expert Midwife have taken the market by storm with their string of pre and postnatal care products with a selection of witty names like ‘spritz for bits’, ‘No harm nipple balm’ and stretch mark pregnancy oil ‘Fantastic skin elastic’. Not only does the product help prevent stretch marks, it has raving reviews which praise it’s ability to soothe itching bumps.
Finally, another clear favourite among pregnant mums is Burt’s Bees’ Mama Bee belly butter with shea butter and vitamin E. At a slightly lower price than some of the other favourites on the market, the brand may skimp on price, but they don’t skimp on quality. The fragrance free formula is designed to keep your skin smooth and supple as your tummy stretches throughout pregnancy.
Which product is your clear winner? Let us know in the comments below.
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