Not sure what to get your wonderful Mummy for Mothers’ Day? Look no further… these little beauties will have her feeling a million dollars in no time says Frankie Rozwadowska
In light of this Sunday being Mother’s Day, we decided to focus on all the mums-to-be and the new mums out there. Being pregnant is a time when products are of particular importance – they help you relax, ease aches and pains, and nurture your skin and body at a time you need it most. It’s also when natural ingredients should be at the top of your beauty shopping list (not just your food one) as our bodies absorb whatever lotions and potions we rub into them. So whether you’re expecting or your little person has already arrived (or neither and just want to treat yourself!) these pregnant-perfect products will leave you looking and feeling like a yummy mummy faster than you can say pass-me-the-nappy-sack.
The Belly Beautifier: Burt’s Bees Mama Bee Belly – (£13.99)
This completely natural and fragrance-free formula is the ultimate way to moisturise and nourish your body and bump. With shea butter to soften and keep skin sumptuously supple, it also helps improve elasticity – something that’s of particular importance as your skin stretches. Add to this cocoa and jojoba butter, and you have a nurturing cream that will keep your belly and body bee-utiful.
The Stretch Mark Saviour – Pai Skincare Pomegranate & Pumpkin Seed Organic Stretch Mark System – (£45.00)
Put a stop to stretch mark stress and scarring with this organic dual-action super system. There’s a buttery cream to use in the morning (which drives water deep into dry and tight scar tissue to minimise damage) and a rich and replenishing oil to use a night (which intensively conditions and softens skin). Together they prevent and improve the visible effects of stretching whilst providing skin with a whole load of goodness (vitamins, antioxidants, omegas and essential fatty acids). The result? Skin cell structure is protected and regenerated, helping it to stretch and bounce back into shape without signs of damage. Remember how amazing Natalie Portman looked during her pregnancy? This was her secret weapon, so make it yours.
The Face Freshener – Bloom and Blossom Rejuvenating Facial Spritz – (£15.00)
Hot flushes and increased body temperatures are no match for this soothing and conditioning facial spritz. There are 11 natural ingredients working towards total rejuvenation, including uplifting lime oil to tone and act as a natural antiseptic, gotu cola leaf extract to regenerate and decongest, horsetail leaf extract to increase collagen production, mantle extract to improve skin elasticity and provide anti-inflammatory properties, and aloe vera to soothe and condition Simply spray throughout the day for instant refreshment. It’s blooming brilliant.
The Leg Lover – Mama Mio Lucky Legs Serum – (£16.00)
Feet and legs need a lot of loving during and after pregnancy, as they are left feeling swollen, heavy and exhausted. This instantly cooling serum leaves legs feather-light whilst reducing discomfort and helping circulation. There’s spearmint to cool, refresh and reduce dilated capillaries, chamomile to heal and reduce puffiness, and menthol to ease muscular discomfort. Not forgetting the special blend of safe, essential plant oils to provide natural antiseptic, help varicose veins, and tone and reduce fatigue whilst soothing, refreshing and healing. The result? Pregnant perfect pins. Oh Mama Mio – how can we resist you!
The Best for Breasts – Love Boo Bosom Buddy – (£18.99)
Boobs too have a lot to go through during pregnancy, but this ‘bra in a bottle’ will help create a perkier pair with its natural ingredients. Centella and ginkgo biloba help to firm and improve elasticity, and argan oil softens, smoothes and tightens the chest area – reducing the appearance of stretch marks whilst lifting, firming and healing. It makes for one beautiful bosom buddy.
The Relaxer – Neal’s Yard Remedies Mothers Bath Oil – (£14.75)
Give your bodies a break with a bath – the perfect way to relax, unwind, and take any excess strain or stress away from your limbs. This gorgeously fragrant oil is infused with relaxing essential oils (all pregnancy safe) including bergamot, lavender, ylang ylang and apricot kernel. Not only does it boost skin’s suppleness, it soothes and conditions whilst encouraging a sense of well-being and tranquillity – the ultimate way to nurture any mummy and mind.
Image from Vogue Spain