I gained a lot of weight with both of my pregnancies, and one thing I did religiously was drink lots of water and apply essential oils to my belly. The result: I have very few stretchmarks that are not noticeable. Belli Elasticity Belly Oil is the perfect natural product for preventing stretchmarks during pregnancy.
Belli Pregnancy is concerned about the products women put on their skin while pregnant.
Most pregnant women know that what they put – or don’t put – in their bodies is important to the health of their baby…Most of us slather on layers of lotions and creams every day, but we don’t think about what might be being absorbed into our bodies through our skin. With a growing baby in your belly, this is a necessary concern. There are many considerations one should take into account for pregnancy skin care products…Some products may contain ingredients that can potentially cause birth defects or fetal abnormalities…Belli is the only company in the world to perform teratology screening of our ingredients to help guard against birth defects.
Skin Deep agrees giving Belli Elasticity Belly Oil a low hazard score of 1.
Prunus Dulcis (Almond) Oil, Vitis Vinifera (Grape) Seed Oil, Lavandula Angustifolia (Lavender) Oil, Tocopheryl Acetate (Vitamin E), Theobroma Cacao (Cocoa) Seed Butter, Carthamus Tinctorius (Safflower) Seed Oil (and) Centella Asiatica (Gotu Kola) Extract, Collagen Hydrolysates
The ingredient of greatest concern is the tocopheryl acetate, but many skin products contain vitamin E for its anti-scarring effects. “The average woman uses over 200 ingredients on her skin per day. Small amounts are absorbed into the bloodstream where they pass into the fetal circulation.”
Belli Elasticity Belly Oil has a calming lavendar scent, and it is delightful to apply after a shower or bath, even when you aren’t pregnant. This safe line of pregnancy products was created by a doctor, and you and your baby are definitely worth it!
You know, it doesn´t always have to be an expensive belly oil. I used olive oil. It´s very good for your skin. You can get it in every store. You can get it organic if you want or you buy the cheapest one they have. I have not one single stretch mark. No matter how expensive and fancy the oil is us use it´s still just oil so why not spend the money you saved on your oil over 9 months on something like a relaxing massage!
Jennifer Lance says
You are so right Gertie!
I was obsessed with the Made from Earth Aloe & JOJOBA CREME THERAPY I was pregnant! I started using it around 3 months and kept with it everyday until my son was born (and a bit beyond). Its 100% chemical free with no fragrance, is made from wonderful ingredients, feels amazing on your skin, and best of all…no stretch marks!
I thought I would be prone to them, since I have others on my hips and thighs from teenage years, but not a one appeared during pregnancy. It is a bit pricey, but a little goes a long way. I applied very liberally, 1-2 times a day and used almost 4 bottles during my whole pregancy.
Very well worth it if you are looking to avoid stretch marks, and if you are a healthy mom who refuses to use chemicals in your skincare products…
you can find them at http://www.madefromearth.com
M Fred says
I’m pregnant now and one morning my husband says, “you should really make sure you put that cocoa butter all the way on the sides.”
I’m like “what?!?” and yes, sure enough, there were stretch marks radiatiing from my ribcage toward my belly, all the way around my front. It sort of looked like I got clawed by a tiger with about 40 toes, and each vertical mark was maybe 4 inches long. I went online that same day and bought the Dr Max Powers Stretch Mark Treatment, and applied it fatihfully several times a day to these new stretch marks for at least a week (now I remember only 2-3X/day). Now, about 4 weeks later, there is literally nothing there.
I’m choosing to buy this Max Powers Stretch Mark cream since it seems like the best price per ounce, and if I notice new marks, I want to be well-armed to treat them as soon as possible. Dr Max Powers does say their product works best on new marks, and I can certainly vouch for its effectiveness in my case. I’ve also been continuing to use cocoa butter cream mixed with pure vitamin E oil from the healthfood store ($5 for a small vial). After a friend’s doctor warned her not to use Vitamin E oil after varicose vein surgery, as the scars would heal too rapidly, I’ve been a believer in its powers.